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Alternative Power Plays

Alternative Power Plays

By Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney

Alternative Power Plays is a podcast that explores the latest trends and innovations in energy generation. The podcast is hosted by Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney attorneys and experts, Alan Seltzer and John Povilaitis, along with financing experts at the Brattle Group. Each episode features insightful interviews with industry leaders, innovators, and policymakers who are shaping the future of alternative energy. Tune into to Alternative Power Plays to hear frank conversations about new energy technologies and how facilities, municipalities and more can prepare for the next generation…of energy
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Power Player – Jim McVaney, Carbon Sink

Alternative Power PlaysJan 24, 2022

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The Primer on Hydrogen Power
Nov 09, 202318:17
Power Player - Ed Hild
Mar 08, 202318:35
Power Player – Anul Thapa
Feb 22, 202346:01
Power Players – Joel Haas & Jeff Haas G2 Power
Jan 18, 202327:10
Decarbonization of the Utilities Sector
Aug 24, 202230:36
ARIPPA’s Mission: Coal Waste Is Still an Energy Source
Aug 16, 202232:14
Blockchain and Energy: Where is the Middle Ground?
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Power Players: Paul Jacob and Michael Rooney, Rye Development

Power Players: Paul Jacob and Michael Rooney, Rye Development

Welcome back to another episode of Alternative Power Plays, the podcast from Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney and The Brattle Group. Alan Seltzer, an Energy attorney at Buchanan, and is joined by his colleague at Buchanan and co-host John F. Povilaitis, a shareholder at Buchanan.

On this podcast, the pair talk to companies across industries about the new and innovative ways in which they are getting electricity to their facilities, buildings and other sites. On this episode, we are talking to a company building upon some longstanding technologies for producing and storing energy that will play a key role in a more renewable and sustainable energy future.

On this episode, we welcome both Paul Jacob, CEO of Rye Development, and Michael Rooney, Vice President of Project Management at Rye Development. Rye is a developer of new, low impact hydro-powered energy generation and energy storage in the U.S. We’re thrilled to have Paul and Michael with us to talk about the growth of hydro-electric power, what Rye is working on, and what the future looks like for this long-time renewable technology.

To read more about Rye Development, visit: https://www.ryedevelopment.com/

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.

May 03, 202247:05
Power Player - Ed Hild

Power Player - Ed Hild

Traditionally, Alternative Power Plays has been about speaking with companies across industries about the new and innovative ways in which they are getting electricity to their facilities, buildings and other sites. On this episode, however, At Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, energy attorneys and podcast hosts John Povilaitis and Alan Seltzer want to take that energy discussion to an even higher level – specifically, to Washington, D.C.

Our guest for this episode is Edward G. Hild, a principal in Buchanan’s government relations practice in Washington, D.C. Ed joined Buchanan after nearly 20 years on Capitol Hill, serving in various positions, most recently as chief of staff for U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and as a legislative assistant, legislative director and deputy chief of staff for former U.S. Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM).

On the podcast, the trio discusses the Build Back Better bill’s impact on the energy space. The conversation then turns to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and how the energy space here in the U.S has been impacted by that war.

For any company in the energy space or a business thinking about their energy supply options, the attorneys at Buchanan and the economic consultant partners at the Brattle Group can help businesses across industries manage complex transactions, regulation, litigation and more. And for anyone looking for insights into what’s coming down the pipeline at the federal, state, and local level, the government relations folks at Buchanan can help businesses across industries have a say in our legislative process and prepare for what’s to come. Visit www.BIPC.com/CHPto learn more about how Buchanan can help you navigate the complex world of energy.

To read more about Ed Hild, visit: https://www.bipc.com/edward-hild.

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.

Apr 11, 202217:21
Impact of Russia/Ukraine War on World Natural Gas & Oil Markets Part 2
Apr 08, 202223:44
Impact of Russia/Ukraine War on World Natural Gas & Oil Markets Part 1
Apr 07, 202227:53
Power Player – Lynn A. Kirshbaum – CHP Alliance

Power Player – Lynn A. Kirshbaum – CHP Alliance

In Alternative Power Plays, we talk all about the new and innovative ways in which businesses are getting electricity to their facilities, buildings and other sites.

John Povilaitis a shareholder at Buchanan, Ingersoll and Rooney and is joined by Alan Seltzer, an Energy attorney at Buchanan. The pair focus our legal practice in the energy and public utility space, with specific work helping clients navigate the world of combined heat and power, also known as CHP or cogeneration.

For this episode, we would like to welcome Lynn Kirshbaum – Deputy Director of the Combined Heat and Power Alliance to Alternative Power Plays. Lynn leads the Alliance’s policy work at the state level and engages with regional and state partners. The Combined Heat and Power Alliance is the leading national voice for the deployment of Combined Heat and Power and Waste Heat to Power.

The Combined Heat and Power Alliance is a coalition of business, labor, contractor, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions with the common purpose of educating all Americans about Combined Heat and Power and Waste Heat and Power, and how CHP and WHP can make America’s manufacturers and other businesses more competitive, reduce energy costs, enhance grid reliability, and reduce emissions.

Feb 07, 202217:16
Power Player – Jim McVaney, Carbon Sink
Jan 24, 202217:46
Power Players – Thomas Nyquist and Ted Borer, Princeton

Power Players – Thomas Nyquist and Ted Borer, Princeton

On this episode of Alternative Power Plays, Metin Celebi interviews Ted Borer and Tom Nyquist both from Princeton University! As the Executive director of Facilities Engineering and Campus Energy, Tom Nyquist is responsible for HVAC, electrical distribution, utility plant capacity additions, energy budget, underground utilities and energy conservation. As for Ted Borer, he has three decades in the power industry starting in nuclear industry in the early 1980’s. Currently, Borer is the energy plant manager for Princeton University and is actively involved in campus energy and carbon emissions reduction efforts.

On this episode the trio discusses solar and thermal storage through optimization to reduce costs and carbon footprint, with plans to further reduce carbon footprint of the campus energy use.

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.

Jan 10, 202225:26
How to Avoid Pitfalls in the CHP Process
Jun 02, 202120:16
Power Player - Al Wanosky of Solvay Specialty Polymers
May 19, 202114:27
Bringing a Combined Heat and Power System to Life
May 05, 202113:05
Power Player - Al Neuner of Geisinger Health Systems - Part 2

Power Player - Al Neuner of Geisinger Health Systems - Part 2

This episode of Alternative Power Plays is Part 2 of a discussion with Al Neuner, Vice President of Facilities Operations at Geisinger Health Systems. To listen to Part 1, click here: https://anchor.fm/alternative-power-plays/episodes/Power-Player---Al-Neuner-of-Geisinger-Health-Systems-etpeug.

Part 2 of the interview with Neuner focuses on some of the different types of cogeneration systems that businesses can consider and how Geisinger was, once again, ahead of the curve in this area. Specifically, Geisinger's CHP system was able to significantly lower emissions at its facility, which led to the facility receiving a handful of awards along the way. Additionally, Neuner talks about Geisinger's cold water storage system that's part of his facility's CHP and why that technology is so important for a health system.

This episode is hosted by Alan Seltzer and John Povilaitis, Energy attorneys at Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney.

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/.

Apr 20, 202113:55
Power Player - Al Neuner of Geisinger Health Systems

Power Player - Al Neuner of Geisinger Health Systems

Apr 06, 202113:30
Power Player – Mike Larson of DTE Energy
Mar 09, 202119:36
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.

Feb 24, 202110:45