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Power Sector Programs/Initiatives

To help achieve its Climate VISION commitment, the power sector has developed a series of programs and sector-wide initiatives. Power sector members are encouraged to participate in programs organized by their EPICI representative organization and join one of the sector-wide initiatives described below.

PowerTree Carbon Company
Through PowerTree Carbon Company, electric companies are partnering with government agencies and environmental groups to plant trees and restore natural ecosystems in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. In addition to sequestering CO2 emissions, the PowerTree Carbon Company project will: create significant habitats for waterfowl, birds, and other native wildlife species; improve water quality; and reduce erosion and stabilize soils. For more information, contact John Kinsman at (202) 508-5711.

Coal Combustion Products Partnership (C2P2)
Electric companies are partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other key stakeholders to inform potential users of the attributes and beneficial uses of coal combustion products and the obstacles preventing their use. This partnership targets generators and manufacturers and encourages them to increase the application of CCPs in their endeavors. For more information, contact Jim Roever at (202) 508-5646.

Harvesting the Wind
In partnership with DOE, electric companies are supporting more advanced wind turbine technology in an effort to encourage widespread utilization of wind as a source of large-scale electricity production. This program seeks to make wind more attractive to electric power companies by taking steps to locate wind on the existing transmission grid, purchasing existing wind turbines, and exploring prospective projects in the mountains of the eastern U.S. For more information, contact Chuck Linderman at (202) 508-5652.

Biomass for Electricity Generation
Electric companies are working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to promote biomass technologies and to convert waste stream into a useful product. The program also aims to make biomass more useful as a boiler feedstock, either on its own or in conjunction with coal as a means of reducing emissions. For more information, contact Chuck Linderman at (202) 508-5652.

International Power Partnerships (IPP)
Through IPP, electric companies are partnering with U.S. government agencies and both public and private international organizations to strengthen collaboration on clean energy investment between the U.S. and the developing world as well as developed countries. These projects use measures that include broad-based market programs as well as technologically advanced energy production and pollution control technologies. For more information, contact Ron Shiflett at (202) 508-5507.

Pilot-Scale Test Centers for Engineering, Economic and Environmental Evaluation of CO2 Capture and Containment (PDF 268 KB) Download Acrobat Reader
Create centers to develop, test, and optimize a range of affordable technologies that can capture and contain CO2.

Identification and Characterization of Terrestrial Sequestration Opportunities
Provides participants with science-based peer-reviewed tools, data sets, and methodologies for evaluating carbon market opportunities, and for designing and implementing of practical, near-term carbon sequestration projects.

Assessment of the Potential Health and Ecological Risks Associated with Carbon Dioxide Capture, Transport, and Sequestration: Phase I
Provides a framework and data for assessing the potential health and ecological risks that may be associated with evolving technologies for CO2 capture, transport, and storage.

Facilitating Organizations

Emissions Marketing Association
The mission of the Emissions Marketing Association is to promote market-based trading solutions for environmental management and to serve its membership.

GHG Registry Program
The GHG Registry records validated greenhouse gas emissions profiles to help create a market that will enable efficient emissions reductions.

Chicago Climate Exchange
The Chicago Climate Exchange is a voluntary cap-and-trade program for reducing and trading greenhouse gas emissions.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development GHG Protocol Initiative
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative (GHG Protocol) is a broad international coalition of businesses, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and government and inter-governmental organizations. The objective is to develop internationally accepted accounting and reporting standards for GHG emissions and promote their use in companies and other organizations. The GHG Protocol Initiative also provides practical guidelines to help companies manage their GHG emissions.

Other Resources

International Utility Efficiency Partnership
The International Utility Efficiency Partnership (IUEP) is a separately funded activity within the Edison Electric Institute (EEI). IUEP was formed in February early 1995 to identify international energy project development opportunities, work with host country government personnel to facilitate project investment, and demonstrate the U.S. utility industry's commitment to voluntary approaches to global climate issues.

U.S. Combined Heat and Power Association
The U.S. Combined Heat and Power Association (USCHPA) brings together diverse market interests to promote the growth of clean, efficient CHP in the United States.

GeoThermal Resources Council
With the experience and dedication of its diverse membership bolstering a 30-year track record, the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has built a solid reputation as one of the world's premier geothermal associations.

NRECA Cooperative Research Network
The mission of the Cooperative Research Network is to perform collaborative research, development, demonstration, and implementation of advanced technologies, means, methods, and information to position electric cooperatives to thrive in a competitive market.

Power Partners Resource Guide (Currently in development)
The Power Partners Resource Guide (PPRG) is a web-based resource tool developed to help companies undertake actions to reduce, avoid, or sequester greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions and/or reduce emissions intensity.

National Association of Energy Service Companies
The National Assocation of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO) fosters working partnerships with generation and distribution companies and promotes the benefits of energy efficiency, including distributed resources, in a changing market.

Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium
For nearly a decade, the Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium has worked to increase the awareness and use of geoexchange technology throughout the United States and the world.

American Wind Energy Association
Since 1974 the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has advocated the development of wind energy as a reliable, environmentally superior energy alternative in the United States and around the world.

National Hydropower Association
The National Hydropower Association (NHA) is a non-profit national association dedicated exclusively to advancing the interests of the U.S. hydropower industry. It seeks to secure hydropower's place as an emissions-free, renewable, and reliable energy source that serves national environmental and energy policy objectives.

Solar Energy Industries Association
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the national trade association of solar energy manufacturers, dealers, distributors, contractors, installers, architects, consultants, and marketers concerned with expanding the use of solar technologies in the global marketplace.




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