In conjunction with Annex 54 (www.iea-annex54.org) of the International Energy Agency's Energy Conservation in Building and Community Systems Program (IEA/ECBCS), the NIST Engineering Laboratory will host a one-day seminar on the integration of micro-generation technologies within buildings.
Micro-generation can be defined as residential or small-commercial applications of the on-site generation of power with heating and/or cooling integrated into a building's energy system, which may include energy storage, advanced control strategies, or demand-side management. Currently, micro combined heat and power (micro-CHP) devices are the predominant technology for the small-scale generation of electricity and thermal energy on-site. However, Annex 54 may explore hybrid systems that also include on-site renewable generation, including small PV or wind generators.
This seminar presents an excellent opportunity for representatives from government, utilities, and the building community to learn more about a technology that is advancing rapidly internationally.
Participants will hear from international researchers on topics that include:
- Current US and International market for micro-generation technologies
- Efforts to promote micro-gen through labeling, subsidies, and tariff reductions
- Examples of successful integrations
- Analysis of energy, environmental, and cost benefits
- Operation within a Smart Grid
Seminar Flyer with Agenda (PDF) updated 10/8/2010