Combined Heat and Power for Resiliency

Combined Heat and Power for Resiliency

The Combined Heat and Power (CHP) for Resiliency Accelerator worked to support and expand the consideration of CHP solutions to keep critical infrastructure operational every day and night regardless of external events. As a collaborative effort with states, communities, utilities, and other stakeholders, Partners examined the perceptions of CHP among resiliency planners, identified gaps in current technologies or information relative to resiliency needs, and developed plans for communities to capitalize on CHP’s strengths as a reliable, high-efficiency, lower-emissions electricity and heating/cooling source for critical infrastructure.

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Better Buildings programs host interactive webinars featuring a variety of topics exploring cost-effective ways to integrate energy savings into their daily building operations. 

Accelerators News

The latest Energy Department breaking news, announcements, and updates featuring Better Buildings Accelerators.

Partner Profiles

View individual profiles highlighting partner success in resilience planning, implementing programs related to resilience and/or CHP/DG or individual CHP/DG projects, and lessons learned.

Featured Solutions

The DG for Resilience Planning Guide provides information and resources on how DG, with a focus on combined heat and power (CHP), can help communities meet resilience goals and ensure critical infrastructure remains operational regardless of external events. 
The CHP Site Screening Tool is an Excel-based tool that can provide an individual site screening assessment for CHP based on a variety of user inputs and pre-determined metrics.
This issue brief explores how different distributed energy resources (DERs) are impacted by various types of natural disasters to assist stakeholders in evaluating the technology options best able to meet their resilience priorities.
The accomplishments fact sheet provides summaries for the key deliverables from the accelerator and recognizes partner success in resilience planning and the implementation of CHP/DG programs and initiatives.
This fact sheet highlights the benefits that CHP systems can offer to critical infrastructure facilities provides information on current and potential CHP installations at critical facilities, and additional details on the economic impacts of grid outages.

Other Resources

Fact Sheet

Combined Heat and Power for Resiliency Accelerator partners work to support and expand the consideration of CHP solutions by states, communities and utilitiesfor their critical infrastructure needs.

General

Individual profiles highlighting partner success in resilience planning, implementing programs related to resilience and/or CHP/DG or individual CHP/DG projects, and lessons learned.

Additional Information

CHP Basics and Benefits
Basic CHP technology facts and the benefits of utilizing CHP

U.S. DOE CHP Installation Database
Comprehensive listing of CHP installations throughout the U.S., with information individual CHP sizes, technologies, and end-user applications

CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships (TAPs)
DOE's CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP TAPs) promote and assist in transforming the market for CHP, waste heat to power, and district energy technologies/concepts throughout the United States

CHP Project Profiles Database
Database containing over 130 individual CHP project profiles with relevant geographic, market sector, and CHP technology information – compiled by the CHP TAPs.

Priorities

Partners

A-Z

Amity School District
Edison Electric Institute (EEI)
Health Care Without Harm
Hoboken, NJ
International District Energy Association (IDEA)
Long Island Power Authority
Maryland Department of Commerce
Miami-Dade County, FL
Montgomery County, MD
National Grid
New York, NY
Nicor Gas
NYSERDA
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
PSEG Long Island
Spire Inc
State of Missouri
State of Utah
Tennessee Valley Authority
Thermal Energy Corporation
United Illuminating

Location

Connecticut

Amity School District
United Illuminating

District Of Columbia

Edison Electric Institute (EEI)

Florida

Miami-Dade County, FL

Illinois

Nicor Gas

Maryland

Maryland Department of Commerce
Montgomery County, MD

Massachusetts

International District Energy Association (IDEA)

Missouri

State of Missouri

New Jersey

Hoboken, NJ

New York

Long Island Power Authority
National Grid
New York, NY
NYSERDA
PSEG Long Island

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

Tennessee

Tennessee Valley Authority

Texas

Thermal Energy Corporation

Utah

State of Utah

Virginia

Health Care Without Harm