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CHP Deployment

What is chp?

Combined heat and power (CHP)—sometimes referred to as cogeneration—provides a cost-effective, near-term opportunity to improve our nation's energy, environmental, and economic future. CHP is an efficient and clean approach to generating on-site electric power and useful thermal energy from a single fuel source.


The newly published Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Technical Potential in the United States market analysis report  provides data on the technical potential in industrial facilities and commercial buildings for “topping cycle” CHP, waste heat to power CHP (WHP CHP), and district energy CHP in the U.S. Data are provided nationally by CHP system size range, facility type, and state. Each state’s technical potential is shown in detail on state profile pages that include break-downs by size range and facility type.

Is chp a good fit for your facility?

The CHP Deployment Program provides stakeholders with the resources necessary to identify CHP market opportunities and support implementation of CHP systems. DOE’s CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP TAPs) are available to answer your CHP questions.

Who has installed chp?

The DOE database of CHP installations provides information about CHP systems currently operating in the United States including locations, organizations served, and facility characteristics. Features include search and filter options and the ability to download a list of operating CHP systems and national-level summary tables.

CHP SYSTEM Highlights

More than 120  CHP Project Profiles compiled by the CHP TAPs can be searched by state, CHP TAP, market sector, North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code, system size, technology/prime mover, fuel, thermal energy use, and year installed.

Combined Heat and Power for Resiliency Accelerator

The Combined Heat and Power (CHP) for Resiliency Accelerator supports consideration of CHP and other distributed generation solutions for critical infrastructure resiliency planning at the state, local, and utility levels. As a collaborative effort with stakeholders, the Accelerator is developing tools, templates, and other resources to promote deployment of CHP at critical infrastructure facilities.

DOE's CHP TAPs—formerly known as the regional Clean Energy Application Centers (CEACs)—provided technical support to about 1,300 CHP projects in Fiscal Years 2009-2015. Of those projects, more than 280 are currently under development or online, with an estimated installed capacity of 2.3 GW. DOE's seven CHP TAPs continue to provide support today.