EVENT RECAP: IDEA2015
July 16, 2015
IDEA2015, hosted by the International District Energy Association (IDEA),
was recently held in Boston. The conference featured more than 100
speakers and over 950 attendees from all over the world. Epsilon participated in a number of
events throughout the conference, which provided a great opportunity to learn about the latest trends and innovations in district energy, combined heat and power, and microgrids for cities, communities, and campuses.
Epsilon Principals Dale Raczynski and A.J. Jablonowski both delivered well-attended presentations. Dale’s presentation—Environmental Permitting of CHP & District Energy: Lessons Learned and Lead Times—took place during the Saturday workshop titled Campus + City: Symbiotic Sustainability, Resiliency and Reality Check.
A.J. presented during the Policy, Permits & Regulation session. His presentation—Air Permitting Case Study: Harvard’s CHP Expansion—covered details on Harvard University’s expansion of its combined heat and power facility at the Blackstone Steam Plant in Cambridge. Epsilon has been an integral part of this project, providing air quality services, historic resources review, and noise monitoring and modeling. To see how this project came together (literally), check out this video of turbine equipment being installed.
The conference included technical tours, which Epsilon was proud to be able to sponsor, at MATEP, Harvard University, Kendall Station, and Biogen. Epsilon provided engineering and consulting support for expansions at MATEP and Harvard, and for the steam pipeline connecting Kendall Station in Cambridge to Veolia’s Boston district energy system.
Pictured (from left to right) Dan Fefer, Dale Raczynski, Steve Slocomb, and AJ Jablonowski at the IDEA2015 welcome dinner at the John F. Kennedy Library & Museum.