Waste Heat Recovery (WHR)
This project will utilize waste heat conversion or combined heat and power technologies to recover waste heat from an industrial process to generate a total of approximately 5 MW of clean electricity. TVA seeks to complete this project through leveraging funds with large industrial customer(s). This initiative may result in more than one project depending on the level of matching funds from industrial customer proposals, which will be competed through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process.
An RFP will be issued to large industrial customers located in the TVA service area that are TVA direct served and local power company served. TVA will provide general technical oversight and financial assistance with the project capital funding, with progress payments to be made during fiscal years FY 2015 through FY 2020. Proposals will be asked to include, but not be limited to the following:
- Description of project including the technologies to be used and major equipment.
- Net amount of electricity produced and estimated capacity factor.
- Total capital cost (including breakdown by cost elements).
- Total capital funding assistance requested from TVA and detail on capital funding assistance per milestone.
- Project schedule and major milestones.
TVA will be responsible for providing technical oversight and financial assistance while the industrial customers will be responsible for the actual engineering, design, construction and operation of the WHR system.
|RFP to industrial customers||August 3, 2015|
|Open Window for submitting questions||August 3 - 30, 2015|
|Questions on RFP and Intent to Bid form due||September 4, 2015|
|Responses to questions posted to Online Connections||September 11, 2015|
|Conduct WHR or CHP Webinar Workshop||September 16, 2015|
|RFP Responses Due||December 7, 2015|
|Evaluate proposals and award contract(s) for projects||March, 2016|
|Environmental permitting and reviews||August, 2016|
|Detailed design and engineering package||December, 2016|
|Design review and approval||May, 2017|
|Equipment procurement||December, 2017|
|Begin site preparation||June, 2018|
|Begin construction, development of operating procedures||October, 2018|
|Construction complete||September, 2019|
|System prove-out, operations training||December, 2019|
|Commercial Operation||April, 2020|
* Dates are tentative and subject to change
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