Combined Heat and Power Partnership
Midwest CHP Technical Assistance Partnership
|Contact Name||John Cuttica|
University of Illinois at Chicago 1309 South Halsted Street (MC 156)|
Chicago, IL 60607
The Midwest CHP Technical Assistance Partnership was established in March 2001 for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Energy Resources Center (ERC). The partnership is a collaboration between UIC/ERC and the Gas Technology Institute (GTI). Its mission is to provide application assistance, technology information, and educational support in the eight Midwest states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The mission of the Midwest CHP Technical Assistance Partnership is to: 1) reduce perceived CHP risks by architects and engineering companies, energy services companies, and building owners; and 2) foster CHP systems as viable, technical, financial, environmental, and energy efficient options. The focus of the partnership is to establish a solid three-prong approach to assist the professional community to rapidly and successfully apply integrated CHP systems by providing: educational materials, including a website and accredited training classes; engineering tool kits, including case studies and application screening tools; and engineering project support, including technical advice and preliminary design and assessment services.