Current Projects Deployed
The following CEOs for Sustainability member organizations have recently deployed renewable energy, grid improvements, energy efficiency, or beneficial electrification projects. These projects complement other awards in the region, such as the [transportation award] and the Build Back Better [links needed]. Each project below includes opportunities to strengthen workforce development opportunities and develop stronger data management opportunities to track and measure success.
CEO for Sustainability Member Organizations:
Topic: Energy Efficiency, Beneficial Electrification
Recent Event & Overview: Thar received $2.4 million from the Department of Energy as part of federal initiatives to support innovations that can lead to energy and emissions reductions across multiple industrial sectors. Thar is developing replacements for gas-fired industrial boilers with a supercritical CO2-based, high-temperature heat pump system, promising superior thermal and hydraulic performance.
Program Affiliation: DOE’s Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office under Cross-Sector Decarbonization Technologies. This program is part of the DOE’s Technologies for Industrial Emissions Reduction Development Program
Impacts to Measure: reduced carbon emissions in the industrial sector, workforce development and training opportunities
Duquesne Light Company (DLC)
Topic: Grid Modernization
Recent Event & Overview: DLC received $19.7 million as part of largest-ever investment in the U.S. electricity grid. The Department of Energy selected Duquesne Light to boost reliability of electrical grid infrastructure to support the delivery of affordable, clean energy.
Program Affiliation: DOE’s Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships (GRIP) Program as part of the IIJA.
Impacts to Measure: Increase clean energy availability utilizing enhanced technologies and data, accelerate investment in disadvantaged communities to decrease environmental exposure, mitigate cost increases, increase jobs and job training, and support for workforce development.
The Efficiency Network (TEN)
Topic: Energy Efficiency
Recent Event & Overview: The Efficiency Network (TEN) was recently identified as a 4th generation Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contractor to provide Energy Savings Performance Contracts to improve energy efficiency and sustainability of federal facilities.
Program Affiliation: DOE’s Federal Energy Management Program
Impacts to Measure: energy efficiency investments, decrease carbon emissions, increase workforce development
Topic: Renewable Energy
Recent Event & Overview: Covestro has signed a 90 megawatt virtual power purchase agreement, its first major renewable energy agreement for U.S. operations. The project is estimated to offset 70,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually and reduce scope 2 emissions from one of its largest production sites.
Program Affiliation: federal investment tax credits
Impacts to Measure: Increase clean energy availability utilizing solar energy, increase jobs and job training, decrease carbon emissions in the power sector, and support for workforce development.