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Alternative Power Plays is a podcast all about the new ways in which companies are getting electricity to their facilities, buildings and other sites. The podcast is hosted by Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney attorneys and experts in the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) space, Alan Seltzer and John Povilaitis, along with financing experts at the Brattle Group. Alternative Power Plays features interviews with leaders in the world of CHP as well as frank conversations about cogeneration technology, its benefits, how to use it, how to deploy it, and why it makes sense for facilities across the globe.

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Alternative Power Plays is a podcast all about the new ways in which companies are getting electricity to their facilities, buildings and other sites. The podcast is hosted by Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney attorneys and experts in the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) space, Alan Seltzer and John Povilaitis, along with financing experts at the Brattle Group. Alternative Power Plays features interviews with leaders in the world of CHP as well as frank conversations about cogeneration technology, its benefits, how to use it, how to deploy it, and why it makes sense for facilities across the globe.

    Power Player - Al Neuner of Geisinger Health Systems

    Power Player - Al Neuner of Geisinger Health Systems

    This episode of Alternative Power Plays is Part 1 of a discussion with Al Neuner, Vice President of Facilities Operations at Geisinger Health Systems. Neuner is responsible for introducing a Combined Heat and Power system at Geisinger’s flagship hospital and healthcare site in Central Pennsylvania in the late 1990s -- making him a true pioneer in the world of CHP. Since then, the system has delivered Geisinger consistently reliable energy in addition to millions in energy savings. 

    This episode is hosted by Alan Seltzer and John Povilaitis, Energy attorneys at Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney. The two of them focus their legal practice in the energy and public utility space, with specific work helping clients navigate the world of Combined Heat and Power.

    Part 1 of the interview with Neuner centers around his decision to bring a CHP system to Geisinger when few other healthcare facilities were even considering it. They talk about the biggest challenges with deploying CHP, the estimated cost to install and maintain, the estimated savings over the past 20-plus years, and more.

    Make sure to tune in next episode to hear Part 2 of this enlightening energy conversation.

    For any facility or business considering CHP or more closely examining their energy needs, visit www.BIPC.com/CHP and www.Brattle.com to learn more about how Buchanan and the Brattle Group can help you navigate all the steps involved.

    To read more about Al Neuner and Geisinger, visit https://www.geisinger.org/.

    • 13 min
    Power Player – Mike Larson of DTE Energy

    Power Player – Mike Larson of DTE Energy

    On this episode of Alternative Power Plays, we talk to a true Power Player in the world of combined heat and power (CHP) – Mike Larson, Business Development Director at DTE Energy Services, a diversified energy company based in Detroit. 

    Hosted by Metin Celebi, principal at The Brattle Group, a global economic consulting firm and partner with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, this discussion centers around Mike's experience with CHP. The two talk about how he helps facilities of all types install the technology and what DTE Energy's role is in all this. As an outsourcer, DTE Energy can help companies who see value in combined heat and power but may not have the resources to plan, develop, and install themselves. 

    For any facility or business considering CHP or more closely examining their energy needs, visit www.BIPC.com/CHP and www.Brattle.com to learn more about how Buchanan and the Brattle Group can help you navigate all the steps involved.

    To read more about Mike Larson and DTE Energy, visit www.dtepowerandindustrial.com/.

    • 19 min
    Lessons from the Energy Catastrophe in Texas

    Lessons from the Energy Catastrophe in Texas

    Last week, unprecedented snowfall and frigid temperatures wreaked havoc on Texas’ energy infrastructure, leaving millions across the state without power and heat for hours, or in many cases, days at a time.

    Many of the state’s nuclear, gas, coal, wind and solar generating facilities were unable to handle the surge in power demand, and because Texas’ energy grid is largely separate from neighboring states, Texas could not address this energy crisis by taking from the surrounding region.

    While the Texas works its way back from the energy crisis, there are lessons that individual businesses can take away from this catastrophic event and increase the reliability and resiliency of their electric supply despite severe weather emergencies.

    In the first episode of Alternative Power Plays – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney’s newest podcast all about the innovative ways in which businesses are getting electricity to their facilities, buildings and other sites – Buchanan energy attorneys Alan Seltzer and John Povilaitis discussed a specialized form of electric supply known as combined heat and power (CHP). CHP systems allow facilities to generate their own safe, reliable and cost-effective electric power without needing to depend exclusively on the electric grid and costly backup generators. They can allow facilities of all types – including hospitals, industrial and manufacturing facilities, universities and colleges, retirement communities, and more – to stay operational, even if the nearby electric grid is down for hours or days.

    In the episode, John and Alan discuss the situation in Texas, what went wrong, and how CHP offers facilities a way to protect a facility from some of the uncertainties of relying on the electric grid.

    For any facility or business considering CHP or more closely examining their energy needs, visit www.BIPC.com/CHP to learn more about how Buchanan can help you navigate all the steps involved.

    To read more about John Povilaitis, visit: https://www.bipc.com/john-povilaitis.

    To read more about Alan Seltzer, visit: https://www.bipc.com/alan-seltzer.

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