The date is approaching fast; what will you be doing on World Cogeneration Day?
People all over the world celebrated World Cogeneration Day on September 4th. Many continued celebrating throughout the week! Post your celebration with hashtag #WorldCogenerationDay and send a copy to us! The big day may have come and gone, but keep in touch as we’re planning even bigger activities for next year!
Each year World Cogeneration Day highlights one key aspect of the combined heat and power industry. This year, the resilience and sustainablility of cogeneration has taken center stage, yet just as importantly its the behind-the-scenes heroes and she-roes have kept the lights on and the power moving. World Cogeneration Day is designed to celebrate the inspirational commitment of the people involved in the CHP power sector, often thanklessly and tirelessly working to keep the lights on and the facilities running smoothly.
Resilience is "the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. "
On this day we encourage all of you to give a shout out and a special acknowledgment to these stalwart operators of the thousands of energy-efficient cogeneration plants that keep providing reliable, resilient electricity, heat, and cooling. Disaster planning is part of electric and gas utilities' DNA, which regularly deals with hurricanes, earthquakes, cyberattacks and other disruptions that threaten to disable critical infrastructure. The Corona Virus epidemic brought challenges not normally seen and yet the team kept the grid online. This is the year to celebrate these leaders, operators and their team members.
Despite inconveniences too numerous to mention, these people have been vigilant about contingency planning and keeping a resilient and sustainable grid for all of us to enjoy. The integrated worldwide power grid has been described as the "world’s biggest machine" and the people who run that machine say they’re prepared to keep the lights on in spite of what hazard or interruption may confront them at any moment.
Cogeneration is Resilient and Sustainable!
Sustainability is a social goal about the ability of people to co-exist on Earth over a long time.
We all know that team resilience is a key factor in CHP uptime. Staff are still dealing with the pandemic and are working very long hours. Our goal is to share acknowledgment also with those behind-the-scenes teams who keep the power running and the lights on. Operations and maintenance activities are considered life-sustaining and continue 24x7x365.
Without a stable energy supply, health and welfare are threatened, and the economy cannot function. Policies identify the Energy Sector as uniquely critical because it provides an “enabling function” across all critical infrastructure sectors. The energy infrastructure supplies fuels to the transportation industry, electricity to households and businesses, and other sources of energy that are integral to growth and production.
It's time to celebrate all those involved in the cogeneration sector at this precarious time when our world is coming out of the pandemic and confronting a global shift in supply lines. These team members have stories to tell and share on the topic of resilience and sustainability in cogeneration. Take the time to chronicle all the activities now, so that they can be highlighted on September 4, annually on World Cogeneration Day.
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