Energy Department Announces $25 Million for Combined Heat and Power Technologies
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced nearly $25 million for eight organizations to further the installation of cost-effective, highly-efficient, combined heat and power (CHP) technologies. CHP supports economic development, instills resiliency, and provides solutions for modernizing energy generation and delivery.
Similarly, CHP produces both electricity and thermal energy onsite, lessening the line losses and strain on grid infrastructure and represents approximately 8% of U.S. generating capacity.
The selected organizations will become regional CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP TAPs) supporting strategies to increase resilience and improving grid and electric delivery reliability. CHP TAPs located across the country will also offer assistance for evaluating the economic development, job creation, energy cost savings, and continuity and reliability of proposed CHP systems.
For more information about CHP and EERE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) visit: https://energy.gov/eere/amo/advanced-manufacturing-office