Resource Library

The U.S. DOE CHP Technical Assistance Partnership publishes and reprints materials to further the understanding of combined heat and power, waste heat to power, and district energy. Don't see what you're looking for? Have a question?


Site Qualifications, Feasibility Analyses, and Technical Assistance

Organization Description
U.S. DOE CHP Technical Assistance Partnership We offer free site qualifications, feasibility analyses, and technical assistance to help determine if CHP, waste heat recovery, or district energy is a good fit for your site, both technically and financially. (For businesses outside of AZ, CO, NM, UT, WY, TX, or OK, contact the center in your region.)
Boiler MACT Technical Assistance (provided by DOE CHP TAPs) The DOE is offering technical assistance to the more than 650 facilities across the U.S. affected by Boiler MACT air pollution standards, to ensure that major sources burning coceacal or oil have information on cost-effective clean energy strategies for compliance, including CHP. Technical assistance includes site visits to discuss and assess strategies, as well as info on funding and financing opportunities for CHP, boiler tune-ups, and/or energy assessments.


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CHP Tools

Tool Name Organization Tool Description
RETScreen Natural Resources Canada Popular, free, thorough, and user-friendly analysis tool for evaluating the economic and technical viability of CHP, biomass, energy efficiency, and renewable projects, adding in as much project-specific detail as you'd like.
EPA CHP Spark Spread Estimator EPA CHP Partnership An Excel tool to easily evaluate a prospective CHP system for its potential economic feasibility.
EPA CHP Emissions and Fuel Savings Calculator EPA CHP Partnership Estimate the potential fuel savings from a CHP project, as well as reductions in CO2, methane, NOx, and SOx, based on region-specific data.
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency North Carolina Solar Center and Interstate Renewable Energy Council Comprehensive listing of incentives available for CHP, renewables, and efficiency, searchable by technology, state, and more.
National Project Profile Database U.S. DOE CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships, DOE EERE Comprehensive source of 2-page Project Profiles on over 120 successful CHP projects, put together by the U.S. DOE Regional Clean Energy Application Centers, and searchable by market sector, NAICS, state, technology type, system size (MW), fuel type, thermal energy use, year installed, or any combination.
U.S. DOE Combined Heat and Power Installation Database U.S. Department of Energy A list of all known CHP systems in the U.S. searchable by state.
EPA CHP Funding Database EPA CHP Partnership List of incentives and other funding sources for CHP projects in the U.S.


CHP Blogs

National Organizations and Resources

Organization Description
U.S. DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office Sponsor of the seven CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships in addition to funding technical research and market development to further CHP
U.S. EPA CHP Partnership Education and technical assistance to help end users "take the next step" on CHP projects, plus state and utility policy support and awards for CHP Champions
U.S. Clean Heat and Power Association (USCHPA) National trade association representing clean heat and power equipment manufacturers, project developers, and other stakeholders for advocacy and national policy reform
International District Energy Association (IDEA) Nonprofit trade association facilitating the exchange of information among district energy professionals
American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy Non-profit organization advancing energy efficiency (including CHP) through technical and policy info, reports, conferences, and direct policy work
World Alliance for Decentralized Energy (WADE) Accelerates the worldwide development of high efficiency CHP, onsite power, and decentralized renewable energy systems through market intelligence, research, and education; also provides editorial content and research for Cogeneration and Onsite Power Production magazine
Heat Is Power Collaboration of various business interests to raise the profile of waste heat as a clean and renewable energy supply
Cogeneration and Onsite Power Production Magazine (COSPP) A free magazine featuring CHP and local energy market updates, technology developments, market intelligence, case studies, and editorials
Distributed Energy Magazine A free magazine focusing on CHP issues, technologies, applications, and case studies


U.S. DOE CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships

U.S. DOE CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships Map

State and Utility Resources

Region Project Profiles

Organization City, State
Denver Metro Wastewater Reclamation District *renewable Denver, CO
Houston Methodist Hospital Houston, TX
Kennecott Utah Copper Refinery Salt Lake City, UT
Kennecott Utah Copper Smelter *renewable Salt Lake City, UT
MillerCoors Brewing Company Golden, CO
New Belgium Brewing Company *renewable Fort Collins, CO
Port Arthur Steam Corp *renewable Port Arthur, TX
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort Salt Lake City, UT
Southside Water Reclamation Plant *renewable Albuquerque, NM
Tesoro Petroleum Refinery Salt Lake City, UT
Texas Medical Center Houston, TX
Trailblazer Natural Gas Pipeline *renewable Peetz, CO
University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
Utah State University Logan, UT

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Policy Resources

Title Subject(s) Organization(s)
Interconnection Fact Sheet Interconnection EPA CHP Partnership
Connecting to the Grid: A Guide to Distributed Generation Interconnection Issues Interconnection Interstate Renewable Energy Council
Freeing The Grid Report Interconnection Network for New Energy Choices
Survey of Interconnection Rules Interconnection Regulatory Assistance Project
Standby Rates for Customer-Sited Resources Standby Rates Regulatory Assistance Project, ICF International, and EPA CHP Partnership
Rate Structures for Customers with Onsite Generation: Practice and Innovation Standby rates Synapse Energy Economics and Regulatory Assistance Project for the National Renewable Energy Lab
Utility Rates Fact Sheet Standby rates EPA CHP Partnership
Are Standby Rates Justified? Standby rates Electricity Journal
The Legal Case Against Standby Rates Standby rates Electricity Journal
Output-Based Regulations: A Handbook for Regulators Output-based emissions regulations EPA CHP Partnership
Output-Based Environmental Regulations Fact Sheet Output-based emissions regulations EPA CHP Partnership
Output-Based Emission Standards: Advancing Innovative Energy Technologies Output-based emissions regulations Northeast-Midwest Institute
Clean Energy-Environment Guide to Action: Policies, Best Practices, and Action Steps for States (Section 5.3) Output-based emissions regulations; portfolio standards EPA
Reduce Greenhouse Gasses Profitably Output-based emissions regulations Issues in Science and Technology
Renewable Portfolio Standards and CHP Portfolio standards EPA CHP Partnership
Energy Portfolio Standards and the Promotion of Combined Heat and Power Portfolio standards EPA CHP Partnership
Combined Heat and Power ("CHP") Program Guidebook for Submitting CHP Applications for an Energy Efficiency Incentive in Massachusetts CHP in utility demand-side management Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
Use of an Alternative Energy Standard Portfolio by Mass for the Support of CHP CHP in utility demand-side management Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
Policies: Options to Encourage Energy Efficiency Policies for Utilities Decoupling National Renewable Energy Lab
The Effect of Private Wire Laws on Development of Combined Heat and Power Facilities Private wires Department of Energy
CESOP Corrects Problems of the Public Utility Regulatory Policy Act (PURPA) and the Clean Air Act Clean energy standard offer program Recycled Energy Development
Draft Clean Energy Standard Offer Program Clean energy standard offer program Recycled Energy Development
Ontario Clean Energy Standard Offer Program Clean energy standard offer program Ontario Power Authority

Note: Inclusion in this list does not imply endorsement.


Manufacturers / Equipment Suppliers / Project Developers

  Name Product or Service
  2G Cenergy Project developer
Alcor Alcor Project developer
Alliance Pipeline Alliance Pipeline Pipeline using NRGreen Power waste heat to power systems
  Alphabet Energy Waste heat to power
  Ameresco Project developer
  American DG Energy Project developer
  arCHPower Solutions Waste heat to power
Barber-Nichols Barber-Nichols Turbomachinery
  Broad USA Absorption chillers
  Burns & McDonnell Project developer
Capstone Turbine Capstone Turbine Microturbines
Caterpillar Reciprocating engines
  Chevron Energy Solutions Project developer
  Cummins Reciprocating engines
  DCO Energy LLC Project developer
  Dresser Rand Project developer
  Echogen Power Systems Waste heat to power
ElectraTherm ElectraTherm Waste heat to power
  Endurant Energy Project developer
Ener-G-Rotors Ener-G-Rotors Waste heat to power
  Enercon Engineering Inc Equipment manufacturer
  Energenic Project developer
  FuelCell Energy Fuel cells
GE Energy GE Energy Turbines, reciprocating engines, waste heat to power
Gulf Coast Green Energy  Gulf Coast Green Energy Waste heat to power
Highland West Energy Highland West Energy * Project developer
Horizon Power Systems Horizon Power Systems distributor for Capstone microturbines
  Hyundai Ideal Electric Turbine generators
  Infinia Corporation Stirling generators
Integral Power Integral Power Waste heat to power and CHP project developer
  Integrated CHP Systems Project developer
  International Power Machinery Company Equipment supplier
  Itron Project developer
  Leva Energy Packaged microturbine CHP systems
  Mas Energy * Project developer
NRGreen Power  NRGreen Power Waste heat to power generation at pipeline compressor stations
Ormat Ormat * Waste heat to power systems
  Pareto Energy District energy
  Power Secure Project developer
  Pratt and Whitney (United Technologies) Turbines
Primary Energy Primary Energy Waste heat to power and CHP project developer
Recycled Energy Development Recycled Energy Development * Waste heat to power and CHP project developer
  RobustEnergy Project developer
  SepPro Systems Thermally-driven aqua ammonia absorption refrigeration chillers
Solar Turbines (Caterpillar) Solar Turbines (Caterpillar) Turbines
  TAS - Turbine Air Systems Waste heat to power
  TDG Energy Project developer
  UTC Power (United Technologies) Fuel cells
  Van Ness Feldman CHP legal services
  Vanderweil Engineers Project developer
  Veolia Energy NA Project developer
  Waukesha (GE) Reciprocating engines
Wheeler Power Systems Wheeler Machinery distributor for Caterpillar engines


  • * The project developers marked with an asterisk will also own and operate a CHP system on behalf of a customer.
  • Many of the equipment manufacturers and suppliers will also develop projects.
  • Not listed?
  • Inclusion in this list does not imply endorsement.