Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Technical Potential in the United States

NEW REPORT ON CHP OPPORTUNITIES: Combined heat and power (CHP) is an efficient and clean approach to generating electric power and useful thermal energy from a single fuel source. Instead of purchasing electricity from the distribution grid and separately burning fuel in an on-site furnace or boiler to produce thermal energy, an industrial or commercial facility can use combined heat and power to provide both services in one, energy-efficient step. CHP is a clean energy solution that directly addresses a number of national priorities, including improving U.S. competitiveness by:

• reducing energy operating costs,
• increasing energy efficiency,
• reducing greenhouse gas emissions,
• enhancing our energy infrastructure,
• improving energy security and resiliency, and
• “growing” the U.S. economy.

 

What is CHP?

Combined heat and Power (CHP) is a better solution for our country's energy supply, economy, and environment. CHP is an advanced and highly- efficient approach to generating electric power and useful thermal energy from a single fuel right at the point of use. Every CHP application involves recovering otherwise-wasted thermal energy and putting it to use for heating, cooling, process thermal energy, or electricity. CHP already supplies over 10% of our nation's electricity, and can and should supply more.

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Are you considering a CHP project? We offer complimentary screenings, technical assistance, and expert advice to help determine if CHP is a good fit for your site, technically and financially. Contact Us to set up a screening or ask us a question.

We also offer technical assistance for facilities facing new Boiler MACT requirements, including site visits to discuss and assess strategies, help on running the numbers, and info on funding and financing.

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Who's Using CHP?

CHP already accounts for nearly 10 percent of our nation's energy - numbering over 4,000 local, clean, and efficient systems and counting - and we have the potential for far more. See our project profiles of 100+ individual CHP systems, illustrating the diversity, benefits, operating conditions, equipment configurations, and lessons learned from these sites.

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