About the CHP Partnership
What Is the EPA Combined Heat and Power Partnership?
EPA’s CHP Partnership is a network of CHP stakeholders promoting CHP’s role in providing affordable, reliable, and low emission energy, with a focus on CHP’s evolving role in enhancing resiliency and in supporting renewable integration and electricity dispatch flexibility. The Partnership serves as a knowledge base for impartial tools, policy information, and other resources to support enhanced understanding of CHP opportunities and benefits.
EPA’s CHP Partners (see Organization Type Descriptions (docx) ) are comprised of the following groups:
- Energy Service Company (ESCO)
- Government Agency
- Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
- Project Developer
Why EPA Supports CHP
EPA promotes greater use of CHP because cost-effective emissions reductions can be achieved by increasing the efficiency of the nation's energy supply. CHP systems achieve fuel use efficiencies of 65 to 80 percent, compared to a typical separate heat and power (i.e., purchased grid electricity from the utility and an on-site boiler) efficiency of approximately 50 percent. This improvement in efficiency translates to:
- Reduced total fuel use
- Reduced emissions of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants
- Reduced water consumption compared to conventional electric power generation in some cases
CHP can also enhance the resiliency of commercial, industrial, and government facilities and support renewable integration and electricity dispatch flexibility.
What We Offer
- Shared Commitment to CHP: Partnering with EPA is an opportunity for an organization to demonstrate its commitment to CHP and it's understanding of CHP’s environmental, economic, and reliability benefits. Partners represent a network of private and public organizations working in the diverse CHP industry. As a Partner, an organization can use the CHP Partnership logo on its website and other materials to highlight its partnership with EPA.
- Information about CHP and its benefits: Our website contains information about CHP basics, benefits, and technologies as well as information about the project development process.
- Technical tools and resources: Examples include:
- Information about state and federal CHP policies and incentives: Examples include:
- Annual CHP GHG Certificate: Partners may request an annual CHP GHG Certificate that shows the GHG emissions reductions associated with their operational CHP projects. To request a certificate, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To receive a certificate Partners will be asked to fill out a data collection form asking for basic information about their operational CHP projects.
- CHP News: The EPA tracks topical CHP news, opportunities, and events, and shares this information to stakeholders through newsletters, webinars, and other outreach forums.
- Expert advice and answers to questions: If there are specific questions, the Partnership can help address them. The Partnership can be reached at email@example.com or (703) 373-8108.