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Six Organizations Recognized for Energy Efficient Heat and Power Projects

Release Date: 05/13/2004
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John Millett, 202-564-7842 /

(05/13/04) For reducing more than 1 million tons of carbon dioxide – equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions of about 150,000 cars – today EPA is recognizing six exemplary Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Projects. The projects meet high performance levels for energy generation efficiency and make outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by recycling the waste heat produced in electricity generation or manufacturing processes and reusing it for building cooling, heating, power and other purposes. Finding better ways to use energy results in improved economic performance and reduced emissions for these plants and their communities. Winners of ENERGY STAR CHP Awards include BP Solvay Polyethylene North America for the BP Solvay Deer Park CHP Project, and Calpine Corporation for the Deer Park Energy Center CHP Project - Phase 1. Both award-winning CHP projects are located in Texas City, Texas. Organizations receiving Certificates of Recognition for their CHP projects are: Austin Energy for the Domain CHP Project (Austin, Texas); BP Global Power and Cinergy Solutions, Inc. for the South Houston Green Power 2 CHP Project (Houston, Texas); and Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. for the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino CHP Project (Las Vegas, Nevada). The awards and Certificates of Recognition will be presented on Thursday, May 13 in Washington, DC in conjunction with EPA's Combined Heat and Power Partnership 2nd Annual Partners Meeting. The awards will be presented by John Beale, EPA Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation and Richard Moorer, U.S. Departmentof Energy (DOE) Deputy Assistant Secretary for Technology Development, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. For more information, go to: .