Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is a proven and effective near-term energy option to help the U.S. enhance energy efficiency, promote economic growth, ensure environmental quality, and improve the resiliency and security of our energy infrastructure.
The U.S. DOE CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP TAPs) promote and assist in transforming the market for combined heat and power, including waste heat to power and district energy, throughout the U.S. The Southeast CHP TAP works in ten states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Highlighting the benefits of CHP as an energy resource, Presidential Executive Order 13624 established a national goal of 40 gigawatts of new CHP capacity by 2020. The CHP TAPs are helping to reach this goal by identifying, facilitating, and supporting clean, efficient, and cost-effective CHP projects in industrial, commercial, and institutional sectors.
- Market Opportunity Analysis – Supporting analysis of CHP market opportunities in diverse markets including industrial, federal, institutional, and commercial sectors.
- Education and Outreach – Providing information on the energy and non-energy benefits and applications of CHP to state and local policy makers, regulators, energy end-users, trade associations and others.
- Technical Assistance – Providing technical assistance to end users and stakeholders to help them consider CHP, waste heat to power, and/or district energy with CHP in their facility and to help them through the project development process from initial CHP screening to installation.
The U.S. DOE Southeast CHP TAP is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office and is run by the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center at NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.