Documents and Tools
|Combined Heat and Power: Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)
|Provides basic information on CHP including its technology, benefits, potential, and current utilization in the United States.
|Combined Heat and Power: A Clean Energy Solution (pdf)
|Provides an overview of the key issues affecting CHP deployment and the factors that need to be considered by stakeholders.
|Catalog of CHP Technologies
|Details the cost and performance characteristics of five commercially available CHP prime movers.
|Biomass CHP Catalog of Technologies
|Provides a detailed technology characterization of biomass CHP systems.
|Fuel and Carbon Dioxide Emissions Savings Calculation Methodology for Combined Heat and Power Systems (pdf)
|Provides the EPA Combined Heat and Power Partnership's recommended methodology for calculating fuel and carbon dioxide emissions savings from CHP compared to separate heat and power.
|Waste Heat to Power Systems (pdf)
|Provides information about waste heat to power (WHP) systems, including their generation potential, technologies, applications, economics, and current market status.
|Guide to Using Combined Heat and Power for Enhancing Reliability and Resiliency in Buildings (pdf)
|Provides an overview of CHP and examples of how it can help improve the resilience and reliability of key infrastructure.
|CHP Screening Tool
|Excel-based tool that provides an initial "screen," or preliminary assessment, of the economic feasibility of implementing a CHP system at a specific facility.
|CHP Energy and Emissions Savings Calculator
|Excel-based tool that calculates and compares the estimated fuel consumption and air pollutant emissions (CO2 and NOX) of a CHP system and comparable separate heat and power system (SHP) (e.g., grid power and a boiler system).
|Procurement Guide: Selecting a Contractor/Project Developer (pdf)
|Provides guidance related to the selection of a CHP contractor or project developer.
|Procurement Guide: CHP Financing (pdf)
|Discusses various financing methods that can be used for CHP projects.
|Procurement Guide: CHP Siting and Permitting Requirements (pdf)
|Provides information about obtaining the required utility interconnection, environmental compliance, and construction permits for a CHP project.
|CHP for Hospitals: Superior Energy for Superior Patient Care
|Provides information on how CHP can provide reliable energy to hospitals (making them more resilient), reduce costs, and help to meet sustainability and emissions reduction goals.
|Opportunities for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) in the Multifamily Sector (pdf)
|Describes CHP use and potential in multifamily buildings.
|Opportunities for Combined Heat and Power at Wastewater Treatment Facilities: Market Analysis and Lessons from the Field (pdf)
|Presents the opportunities for CHP applications in the municipal wastewater treatment sector, and documents the experiences of wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) operators who have employed CHP.
|Output-Based Regulations: A Handbook for Air Regulators (pdf)
|Assists air regulators in developing emission regulations that recognize the pollution prevention benefits of CHP, and to assist CHP project owners in understanding and complying with output-based environmental regulations.
|Standby Rates for Customer Sited Resources (pdf)
|Focuses on the structure of prices for standby service and identifies approaches that provide savings to CHP owners and appropriate cost recovery to the utility.
|Guide to the Successful Implementation of State Combined Heat and Power Policies (pdf)
|Informs state utility regulators and other state policymakers with actionable information to assist them in implementing key state policies that impact CHP.
|Combined Heat and Power in Integrated Resource Planning: Examples and Planning Considerations (pdf)
|Assists state-level policy makers, state energy offices, utility commissions, and utility system planners in exploring the role of CHP in integrated resource planning (IRP).
|Roadmap for Incorporating Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy Policies and Programs into State and Tribal Implementation Plans (see Appendix I for information about how to incorporate CHP into State Implementation Plans)
|Includes a manual, training, tools and technical assistance to support state, tribal and local agencies incorporate Energy Efficiency (EE) and Renewable Energy (RE) policies and programs in their State and Tribal Implementation Plans (SIPs/TIPs).
|Approaches to Streamline Air Permitting for Combined Heat and Power: Permits by Rule and General Permits (pdf)
|Provides information about permit by rule (PBR) and general permit (GP) processes, including the factors that contributed to their development and lessons learned from their implementation.
|Financing CHP Projects at Wastewater Treatment Facilities with Clean Water State Revolving Funds (pdf)
|Provides information about CHP at wastewater treatment facilities, including applications, financial challenges, and financial opportunities, such as the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.
The U.S. DOE maintains a library of CHP resources, including databases, reports, issue briefs, and fact sheets.