This date was selected to acknowledge the first Cogeneration Plant at Pearl Street Station, New York City, in 1882.
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 these challenging times 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: Celebrating "World Cogeneration Day"
When: September 4, annually
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
Network: Using hashtag #WorldCogenerationDay
We continue to expand our 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 at any level of participation you wish.
World Cogeneration Day is being organized to:
o thank all those workers who performed beyond expectation during the year
o recognize those who advanced energy-efficient cogeneration technology
o honor those who devote their careers to build 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, the coordinating team is proud to be the coordinator for activities on a global basis and to keep up the centralized organizing web site. The hashtag #WorldCogenerationDay is used to tie in activity across different social media platforms. Feel free to make posts on social media with hashtag #WorldCogenerationDay
Q & A about World Cogeneration Day
World Cogeneration Day is a global celebration of the positive benefits of cogeneration (and the people who make it happen) held on September 4th, each year. September 4 was chosen as it was the start-up date for the world's first cogeneration unit at Pearl Street Station, New York City on September 4th, 1882.
You can be an "active" or a "passive" participant. An active participant creates events in their location, posts on social media, joins in other events and leads. A passive participant watches all the great activity and has fun!
Global Network Ambassadors for World Cogeneration Day organize events in geographic locations throughout the world and act as the point person in their country.
Social media channels are organized with hashtag #WorldCogenerationDay. Search on this index and you will find a wealth of education, activity and engagement. Feel free to post your celebration on Social Media and use Hashtag #WorldCogenerationDay
No. World Cogeneration Day is a day to celebrate in your own manner. There is no fee. Donations to the "Donate Now" button on this web site are applied to broaden outreach efforts, globally. Donations are encouraged!
If you like cogeneration, please make a donation. 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 of Cogeneration and CHP!
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