Combined Heat and Power Partnership
Maine Climate Action Plan
|Date Last Updated||8/5/2013|
|Policy Type||State Climate Change Plan|
|Policy Administrator/Contact Office||Maine Department of Environmental Protection|
|Policy Initiation Date||12/1/2004|
|Policy Summary||Option #36 of Maine's Climate Action Plan, Combined Heat and Power Incentive Policy, recommends reducing barriers to CHP and implementing incentives to encourage CHP development in Maine. The key implementation strategy under this option is to develop uniform interconnection standards and to potentially revisit utility back-up rate regulations. Other policy options that mention CHP include Option #11, Renewable Portfolio Standard, which suggests including CHP and certain other technologies regardless of fuel type in the state's RPS program. Option #21, Biomass Electricity Feedstocks, mentions the use of CHP for wood products manufacturing facilities.|
Maine's participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) may also lead to CHP-supportive actions such as loans or grants using public benefit fund resources and measures under its state energy plan.