Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Combined Heat and Power Partnership (CHPP)

We worked jointly with ERG to prepare a report on utility incentives for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) for EPA’s CHP partnership (CHPP).  The focus of this study, was to provide CHPP with a description of what utilities (gas and electric, public and private) are doing to incentivize CHP; which utilities are administering favorable CHP incentives and or policies/programs including specific examples of utility programs; case studies of successful utility CHP programs; recommendations of tools, services, and resources that CHPP can develop to help utilities with the promotion of CHP.

Dr. Kapur researched utility CHP initiatives; analyzed utility actions related to CHP promotion; described these actions and recommended services that CHPP can provide to help utilities promote CHP programs. 

Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS)

Dr. Kapur supported by Research Analysts, conducted updates of Industry Profiles for Regulatory Impact Analysis documents, related to EPA revisions of Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS).  We assisted OAQPS with updates of manufacturing industries such as wood, paper, chemicals, petroleum and coal products and electric utilities.  We accessed sources such as the U.S. Census Bureau, Energy Information Administration and Federal Reserve Board.  We updated information on industry payroll, shipments and employment.  In addition we accessed current data on industry energy consumption, production and capacity utilization.

United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), Paul C. Rizzo Associates

Dr. Kapur provided Paul C. Rizzo Associates economics and financial expertise for Kenya Tea Development Agency's Integrated Energy Management Feasibility Study funded by USTDA.  She conducted economic analyses of nine small hydropower plants. She determined rates of return for the projects at different electricity prices and developed a report based on this analysis.
Kajal Kapur evaluated emissions reductions from the hydro projects by estimating carbon emissions from base case and proposed case options.