DOE Boiler MACT Technical Assistance
On December 20, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 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 will offer 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 Northeast Clean Energy Application Center is offering this supplemental Technical Assistance. Contact Beka Kosanovic at the Northeast Clean Energy Application Center for more information.
The US DOE Northeast CHP Technical Assistance Partnership is a source of independent technical information useful for organizations in the early stages of project evaluation. Clean energy is ideally suited for those facilities that have coincident electrical and thermal loads,continuous operation (24 hrs. x 365 days), low seasonal variation in loads, and high power reliability needs. Using our extensive expertise and national contacts, we can help organizations assess the potential and viability for clean energy projects at their facilities.
A typical project development cycle proceeds along the following track: