This date was selected to acknowledge the first Cogeneration Plant at Pearl Street Station, New York City, in 1882, 138 years ago.
It began with six dynamos and it started generating electricity on September 4, 1882, serving an initial load of 400 lamps at 82 customers. Thomas Edison made use of the thermal by-product to provide steam heating to local manufacturers and nearby buildings on the same Manhattan block.
See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_Street_Station for details.
For cogeneration "geeks" and leaders, World Cogeneration Day is an opportunity for both the technical cogeneration community and their business development peers to share in their mutual passion while preserving and promoting relationships, traditions and shared memories. Swing open the doors and have some fun while also educating those who attend.
And we celebrate all the great workers who arrive each day with great passion for helping customers and their communities; diligently adhering to practices and procedures which enable us all to continue to power through this challenging time reliably and safely.
Would you like your company logo on the World Cogeneration Day web site as a founding sponsor and partner of World Cogeneration Day? Simply send us a HIGH-RESOLUTION logo and make a small donation, and we'll add it to the web site.
Who: The Cogeneration Industry, Globally
What: Launching "World Cogeneration Day"
When: September 4, 2020
How: Via Internet at www.WorldCogenerationDay.org
Why: To celebrate cogeneration and the people who make it happen!
Where: Your "best" CHP installation site for a Worldwide Celebration
We are building a growing list of those in the cogeneration industry who wish to be part of an organizing committee, whose mission it to guide and grow the project. Let us know if you'd be interested in joining in at any level of participation you wish.
Each year World Cogeneration Day highlights one key aspect of the combined heat and power industry. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken center stage, yet behind-the-scenes heroes have kept the lights on and the power moving. World Cogeneration Day 2020 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.
World Cogeneration Day is being organized to:
o thank all those workers who performed beyond expectation during COVID-19 Pandemic
o recognize those who advanced energy-efficient cogeneration technology
o honor those who devoted their careers to build the foundation of the cogeneration industry
o promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning and education
o recognize the valuable role of women in cogeneration
o encourage that cogeneration be used for grid reliability and resiliency
o celebrate its positive impact on the economy, culture and society
o support United Nations sustainability goals around the world
o honor the first cogeneration plant launch date at Pearl Street Station, NYC, September 4th, 1882.
As advocates and evangelists for cogeneration, CHP-Funder.com is proud to be the host sponsor for the web site. The hashtag #worldcogenerationday will be used to tie in activity across different social media platforms.
Your support as a sponsor or partner will enable us to put you on this site, meet your goals, broaden outreach, and recognize the heroes! Your generous donation in any amount will fund the mission for World Cogeneration Day celebrations.