Co-generation and Energy Resilience

The basics of different power generation technologies--reciprocating engines, gas turbines, and microturbines--will be presented and how to use their excess heat to produce additional, useful energy products, such as steam, hot water and chilled water.  Basic cost analysis for some applications will be presented.

Amaury J. Malavé, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Universidad del Turabo

Executive Director, Puerto Rico Energy Center

Dr. Malavé has a Doctorate and Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez.  He has been part of the Universidad del Turabo faculty and PREC for nine years.  Previously he worked as Project Engineer at Bristol Myers-Squibb in Humacao , Puerto Rico and as Research Engineer at Spraying Systems Co. in Wheaton, Illinois.  Dr. Malavé is also the director of the Universidad del Turabo satellite of the University of Miami Industrial Assessment Center, a U.S. Department of Energy-sponsored center through which numerous energy assessments have been performed at manufacturing and healthcare facilities.