CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP 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. Key services of the CHP TAPs include: 

  • End User Engagement
    Partner with strategic end users to advance technical solutions using CHP as a cost-effective and resilient way to ensure American competitiveness, utilize local fuels, and enhance energy security. CHP TAPs offer fact-based, non-biased engineering support to manufacturing, commercial, institutional and federal facilities and campuses.
  • Stakeholder Engagement
    Engage with strategic stakeholders, including regulators, utilities, and policymakers, to identify and reduce the barriers to using CHP to advance regional efficiency, promote energy independence, and enhance the nation’s resilient grid. CHP TAPs provide fact-based, non-biased education to advance sound CHP programs and policies.
  • Technical Services
    As leading experts in CHP (as well as microgrids, heat to power, and district energy) the CHP TAPs work with sites to screen for CHP opportunities as well as provide advanced services to maximize the economic impact and reduce the risk of CHP from initial screening to installation.

For information and assistance, contact the CHP TAP in your area: 

New England
www.newenglandCHPTAP.org
Director: David Dvorak, Ph.D., P.E.
University of Maine
207-581-2338
dvorak@maine.edu

Mid-Atlantic
www.midatlanticCHPTAP.org
Director: Jim Freihaut, Ph.D.
Pennsylvania State University
814-863-0083
jdf11@psu.edu

Midwest
www.midwestCHPTAP.org
Director: Cliff Haefke
University of Illinois at Chicago
312-355-3476
chaefk1@uic.edu

Central
www.centralCHPTAP.org
Director: Cliff Haefke
University of Illinois at Chicago
312-355-3476
chaefk1@uic.edu

Western
www.westernCHPTAP.org 
Director: Gene Kogan
Center for Sustainable Energy
858-633-8561
gene.kogan@energycenter.org

New York-New Jersey
www.newyorknewjerseyCHPTAP.org 
Director: Tom Bourgeois
Pace University
914-422-4013
tbourgeois@law.pace.edu

Southeast
www.southeastCHPTAP.org
Director: Isaac Panzarella, P.E.
North Carolina State University
919-515-0354
ipanzarella@ncsu.edu

Southcentral
www.southcentralCHPTAP.org
Director: Gavin Dillingham, Ph.D.
HARC
281-216-7147
gdillingham@harcresearch.org

Upper-West
www.upperwestCHPTAP.org
Director: Gavin Dillingham, Ph.D.
HARC
281-216-7147
gdillingham@harcresearch.org

Northwest
www.northwestCHPTAP.org
Director: David Van Holde, P.E.
Washington State University
360-956-2071
VanHoldeD@energy.wsu.edu

CHP TAPs Contacts at DOE

Please reach out to the CHP Deployment Program for TAPs support.

Tarla T. Toomer, Ph.D.
CHP Deployment Technology Manager
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
U.S. Department of Energy
Tarla.Toomer@ee.doe.gov

Ted Bronson
DOE CHP TAP Coordinator [contractor]
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
U.S. Department of Energy
tbronson@peaonline.com

Patti Welesko Garland
DOE CHP TAP Coordinator [contractor]
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
U.S. Department of Energy
Patricia.Garland@ee.doe.gov