Packaged Combined Heat & Power Accelerator

Packaged Combined Heat & Power Accelerator

Standardized, packaged CHP systems can overcome numerous barriers to CHP installations in commercial, institutional, multifamily, light industrial, and Federal applications by reducing design errors, limiting uncertainty about projected performance, shortening project install time, streamlining permitting, and reducing the overall cost. Partners will validate that installation times and total project costs for pre-engineered, technically-validated packaged CHP systems can be reduced by 20% or more. Partners will also evaluate the integration of new technologies with packaged CHP systems and identify R&D challenges and opportunities around packaged CHP and related technologies.

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Better Buildings hosts interactive webinars featuring a variety of topics exploring cost-effective ways for organizations to integrate energy savings into their daily building operations. All Better Buildings webinars are free to attend.

Packaged CHP eCatalog

The eCatalog is an open-source, web-based system that hosts DOE-recognized Packaged CHP systems that include select features designed to reduce economic and performance risk for the CHP user.

2020 Better Buildings Progress Report

To date, the 950+ Better Buildings partners have saved nearly 1.8 quadrillion Btus, achieving more than $11 billion in energy and cost savings.

Featured Solutions

To increase deployment of combined heat and power (CHP) in commercial, institutional, and multifamily buildings and manufacturing plants, DOE created this catalog of CHP packagers and providers. Access the catalog to maximize your CHP investment and get high-performing solutions from responsible providers.
This Fact Sheet introduces the eCatalog, an open-source, web-based system that hosts DOE-recognized Packaged CHP systems provided by CHP Packagers, who commit to provide pre-engineered and tested CHP packages that meet or exceed DOE performance requirements, and CHP Solution Providers, who commit to provide responsible installation, commissioning, maintenance, and service of recognized Packaged CHP systems.
This Fact Sheet introduces the Packaged CHP Accelerator, which is designed to verify project performance, cost, and installation practices of packaged CHP systems appropriate for industrial, commercial, institutional, multifamily, and government facilities.
The webinar series includes presentations related to packaged CHP technologies, markets, and policies, and topical information about the Packaged CHP Accelerator and eCatalog developments.
Coming Soon: Market sector fact sheets provide an overview of individual market sectors conducive to packaged combined heat and power (CHP) deployment, including information on current and potential installations, CHP-related site requirements, and individual CHP case studies.
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.

Other Resources

General

Coming Soon: Individual Customer Engagement Partner roadmaps highlighting goals and program activities (outreach & education, technical assistance, and eCatalog integration) related to promoting the deployment of packaged CHP systems.

Guidance

This financing primer provides checklists of information that financiers need to evaluate CHP investment opportunities, and discusses how CHP developers can best tailor their financing approach to a specific project.

Partnership Agreement

Building upon the progress of the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) for Resiliency Accelerator, DOE is initiating the Packaged CHP Accelerator to verify improved project performance, cost, and installation practices across a variety of CHP packaged systems. The overarching goal of the Packaged CHP Accelerator is to research and validate that total project costs and installation times for packaged CHP systems can be reduced by 20% or more, and that expected performance is achieved through the use of pre-engineered, technically validated systems that reduce risk for both the CHP user and supplier.

Policies and Incentives

An online database that allows users to search for CHP-related policies and financial incentives by state or at the federal level. Created and maintained by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 
Issue Brief Series Policies and Incentives
An ongoing series of issue briefs on specific policy topics that address barriers and promote opportunities for CHP deployment.

Technical Assistance

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. 
This series provides information on cost, performance, emissions, and other details about CHP technologies (e.g. reciprocating engines, gas turbines, steam turbines, microturbines, fuel cells, absorption chillers, etc.) and suitability for different application types.
An Excel-based tool that calculates and compares the estimated energy consumption and emissions of a user-defined CHP system and comparable separate heat and power system. Created and maintained by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
CHP Screening Tool (EPA) Technical Assistance
An Excel-based tool that estimates the preliminary financial performance of a CHP system based on a limited number of readily available user inputs. Created and maintained by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The CHP Site Screening Tool is an Excel-based tool that can provide an individual site screening assessment for CHP at up to 200 individual sites based on a variety of user inputs and pre-determined metrics.
The web-based version of the CHP Site Screening Tool can provide a quick individual site screening assessment for CHP based on a few simple user inputs and pre-determined metrics.

Additional Information

CHP Basics and Benefits
Basic information on CHP technologies, applications, and benefits.

U.S. DOE CHP Installation Database
A comprehensive listing of CHP installations throughout the U.S., with site-specific information on individual CHP system sizes, technologies, and end-user applications.

CHP Technical Potential in the U.S.
Reports on the technical potential for CHP, waste heat to power (WHP), and district energy CHP in the U.S.

CHP Project Profiles Database
A database containing over 130 individual CHP project profiles with relevant geographic, market sector, and CHP technology information.

DOE CHP Publications List
List of DOE publications that educate end-users, product developers, project managers, and policymakers on the many potential benefits of distributed generation and CHP, and the barriers to widespread deployment of these technologies.

DOE CHP Research & Development (R&D) Activities
Description of the current DOE CHP R&D project portfolio.

Packaged CHP Systems – Overview & Case Studies (U.S. EPA)
Overview of packaged CHP systems, technologies and benefits, and case studies of packaged CHP installations.

Combined Heat and Power for Resiliency Accelerator
Combined Heat and Power for Resiliency Accelerator partners worked to expand the consideration of CHP as a resilience solution by states, communities, and utilities for their critical infrastructure. The completed Accelerator site includes additional resources and tools related to CHP and resilience.

ASHRAE Zero Energy Design Guides

ASHRAE Zero Energy Design Guides

Partners

A-Z

2G Energy Inc.
AB Energy - New Jersey
Aegis Energy Services
AEP Ohio
Baltimore Gas & Electric
Capstone Turbine Corporation
Caterpillar Inc.
Commonwealth Edison (ComEd)
Consolidated Edison (ConEd)
DTE Energy
Franklin Energy Services LLC
GE Distributed Power
GEM Energy LLC
Highland West Energy
Kraft Power Corporation
MacAllister Power Systems
Martin Energy Group
Maryland Energy Administration
Missouri Division of Energy
National Grid
New Jersey Clean Energy Program (TRC Solutions)
Nicor Gas
Northeast-Western Energy Systems
NYSERDA
One Gas
Peoples Natural Gas
Philadelphia Gas Works
Sterling & Wilson Cogen Solutions, LLC
Stewart and Stevenson Power Product LLC, Atlantic Division
Unison Energy, LLC

Location

California

Capstone Turbine Corporation
Franklin Energy Services LLC

Florida

2G Energy Inc.

Idaho

Highland West Energy

Illinois

Commonwealth Edison (ComEd)
Franklin Energy Services LLC
Nicor Gas

Indiana

MacAllister Power Systems

Maryland

Baltimore Gas & Electric
Maryland Energy Administration

Massachusetts

Aegis Energy Services
Caterpillar Inc.

Michigan

DTE Energy

Missouri

Martin Energy Group
Missouri Division of Energy

New Jersey

AB Energy - New Jersey
New Jersey Clean Energy Program (TRC Solutions)
Sterling & Wilson Cogen Solutions, LLC
Stewart and Stevenson Power Product LLC, Atlantic Division

New York

Consolidated Edison (ConEd)
Kraft Power Corporation
National Grid
Northeast-Western Energy Systems
NYSERDA
Unison Energy, LLC

Ohio

AEP Ohio
GEM Energy LLC

Oklahoma

One Gas

Pennsylvania

Peoples Natural Gas
Philadelphia Gas Works

Wisconsin

GE Distributed Power