The DOE Southeast Clean Energy Application Center (SE-CEAC) is conducting a webinar on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, to inform major source boiler owner and operators and other stakeholders of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Boiler MACT Technical Assistance program. Register for this webinar to learn about the SE-CEAC’s plans over the coming months to provide Southeast and Gulf Coast facilities this assistance, which has been piloted in the state of Ohio since March 2012 in collaboration with the Public Utilities Commission in that state.
On December 20, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the Clean Air Act pollution standards, National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters (known as ICI Boiler MACT). This standard applies to large boilers in a wide range of facilities and institutions.
DOE is offering this Technical Assistance to ensure that major sources burning coal or oil have information on cost-effective clean energy strategies for compliance, such as natural gas combined heat and power (CHP), and to promote cleaner, more efficient boilers to cut harmful pollution and reduce operational costs. This technical assistance effort is in accordance with the August 2012 Executive Order on accelerating investment in industrial energy efficiency, including CHP.
The SE-CEAC will offer this technical assistance, in addition to their regular services, to nearly 200 Southeast and Gulf Coast major source facilities impacted by the Boiler MACT regulation. In the Southeast and Gulf Coast regions, these sites are concentrated in the chemicals, paper manufacturing, textile, food production, and plastics and rubber sectors.
On the webinar, Keith McAllister, Senior Technical Analyst with the SE-CEAC and Isaac Panzarella, SE-CEAC Director, will provide an overview of the program, discuss the CHP compliance strategy, as well as provide information on potential funding and financing opportunities to assist with CHP, boiler tune-ups and/or energy assessments.
Learn more by viewing the fact sheet on the DOE’s Boiler MACT Technical Assistance program, and contact information for CEACs providing this assistance in regions other than the Southeast and Gulf Coast.
Major source boiler owners and operators, air permitting and compliance specialists, state energy officials and others interested in investments in combined heat and power at industrial and institutional facilities may register for the webinar, being held from 10am to 11pm Eastern on Wednesday the 20th of February.
About the U.S. DOE Southeast Clean Energy Application Center
The North Carolina Solar Center manages the U.S. DOE Southeast Clean Energy Application Center (SE-CEAC) as part of its Renewable Energy, Clean Power and Industrial Efficiency program. The SE-CEAC promotes market development for CHP throughout the Southeast region as a clean distributed energy resource. As part of this the SE-CEAC supports policy analysis and barrier removal, as well as education and outreach resources. Together the NC Solar Center and SE-CEAC combine efforts to work with legislators, regulatory commissions, state and local government officials, and their staff to inform them of effective CHP policies and addressing existing barriers.