November 19, 2015: Eric Moe – District Heating: Developing Thermal Energy Systems in Jefferson County

District Heating: Developing Thermal Energy Systems in Jefferson County

Speaker: Eric Moe, Senior Developer, University Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

Thursday, November 19 at 12:30P
Port Townsend Yacht Club, 2503 Washington Street, Port Townsend

Approximately 70% of all the energy used in Jefferson County is for thermal applications such as space heating, domestic hot water, process heating, cooking, and drying. November’s Key Speaker, UMC‘s Eric Moe, is a mechanical engineer and systems integrator who has worked on the development of community thermal energy systems regionally, nationally and internationally. A heat and energy systems specialist, he is currently working on community energy systems projects in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.

UMC clients include Enwave Seattle (formerly Seattle Steam), a utility that provides district heat to approximately 200 buildings in Seattle’s Central Business District and First Hill neighborhoods. Using 18 miles of pipe under approximately one square mile of downtown Seattle, Enwave Seattle provides a cost-effective, reliable and environmentally-friendly heat source to many of the city’s office buildings, hospitals, hotels and college campuses. As part of a delegation from Washington State, UMC recently participated in a tour of sustainable infrastructure in Denmark and Sweden, learning more about the path taken to successfully achieve energy independence as a country and in local communities.

At his November presentation, Mr. Moe will discuss the following:

  • UMC’s role in the development of Enwave’s district heating operations in Seattle
  • His experience with district heating systems in other places
  • Wind-to-heat technology, electrode boilers, and CHP systems
  • Economic benefits of district energy systems
  • The District Energy in Cities initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and
  • How district energy systems might be used in Jefferson County.

Mr. Moe’s presentation is intended for those in Jefferson County who would like to learn about thermal energy and how locally-sourced energy for heat fits into our energy planning.

Attendees are welcome to arrive early to network with other local alternative energy advocates and professionals. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. Doors open at noon. The presentation will begin at 12:30P.

The Jefferson County Energy Lunch Program is made possible by our sponsors. Please join us in thanking Power Trip Energy, Sunshine Propane, Huber’s Inn, Alaska Power & Telephone Company, The Port of Port Townsend, Frederickson Electric, Port Townsend Paper Company, Port Townsend Friends of Energy Lunch and our two newest sponsors: Ravenna Capital Management and Washington State Department of Commerce.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED BY SPEAKERS AND OTHERS AT ENERGY LUNCH EVENTS REPRESENT ONLY THEIR OWN PERSONAL VIEWS AND DO NOT REFLECT THE OPINIONS OF THE ENERGY LUNCH ORGANIZERS OR ANY OF THE LOCAL SPONSORS.

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