CHP Resources & Publications
Welcome to the Combined Heat and Power Program Resources and Publications Library. Use this page to find CHP-related resources and publications.
- CHP Project Profiles Database
In this database, more than 200 CHP Project Profiles compiled by DOE's CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships (TAPs) can be searched by a variety of characteristics.
- CHP Installation Database
This database contains a comprehensive listing of combined heat and power installations throughout the country.
- Microgrid Installation Database
This database contains a comprehensive listing of microgrid installations throughout the country.
Packaged CHP eCatalog and Accelerator
The Packaged CHP Catalog (eCatalog) is a public-private partnership designed to increase deployment of CHP. It functions as an open source, web-based system that features DOE-recognized packaged CHP systems.
- Packaged CHP Accelerator
The Packaged CHP Accelerator was initiated to catalyze the deployment of standardized, packaged CHP systems suitable for a wide range of end user facilities.
- CHP Deployment Program Fact Sheet
This fact sheet provides an overview of the U.S. DOE’s CHP Deployment Program and the key services it provides.
- CHP TAPs Fact Sheet – Better Plants
This fact sheet provides an overview of the CHP TAPs, highlights CHP success stories at Better Plants Partner sites, and provides information about several additional DOE CHP resources.
- Packaged CHP eCatalog Fact Sheet
This fact sheet describes the open-source, Packaged Combined Heat and Power Catalog (eCatalog), which allows users and consulting engineers to view DOE-recognized Packaged CHP systems based on their needs.
- CHP Market Sector Fact Sheets
- CHP Technology Fact Sheets
- Incorporating CHP Modeling into the REopt Lite Web Tool
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is working with project partners to extend the U.S. Department of Energy’s REopt Lite tool to include CHP modeling capabilities.
- CHP Economic Success Stories Fact Sheet
This fact sheet highlights the benefits CHP can provide in energy cost savings, which can lead to facility expansions, increased end-user revenue and productivity, job creation, and economic benefits for surrounding communities.
- CHP for Resiliency in Critical Infrastructure
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 reviews details on the economic impacts of grid outages.
- Boiler MACT Fact Sheet
This fact sheet describes the technical assistance efforts conducted by the CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP TAPs) to help the major source facilities affected by the Boiler MACT regulations.
- CHP Technical Potential in the United States
This 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.
- CHP Financing Primer
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.
- CHP: A Clean Energy Solution
A paper by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that provides a foundation for national discussions on effective ways to increase utilization of CHP, and includes an overview of the key issues currently impacting CHP deployment and the factors that need to be considered by stakeholders participating in the dialogue.
- Characterization of CHP Opportunities at U.S. Wastewater Treatment Plants
This report examines the current state of anaerobic digester gas-fueled CHP at wastewater treatment plants, identifies critical implementation factors, and estimates the technical potential for new CHP installations.
- CHP in Integrated Resource Planning: Examples and Planning Considerations
A report by The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action) Industrial Energy Efficiency and CHP Working Group that explores the role that CHP can play as both a supply-side and demand-side resource in utility integrated resource plans (IRPs).
- Utility Ownership of Combined Heat and Power
- Interconnection Standards for Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
- Utility Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Programs
- Combined Heat and Power in Resilience Planning and Policy
- State-Led Combined Heat and Power Initiatives
CHP for Resiliency Accelerator
The Accelerator website provides guides and tools for those evaluating the use of CHP to improve resilience. Among available resources are:
- Distributed Generation for Resilience Planning Guide
- CHP for Resilience Site Screening Tool
- Resilience Risk Evaluation Tool
Other CHP Resources
- CHP Policy and Program Profiles
DOE's CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP TAPs) developed a series of profiles describing current policies or programs impacting CHP deployment in their regions, including history of development, outcomes of successful policies, and lessons learned in implementation.
- State of CHP in All 50 States
This fact sheet series provides a general overview of the state of combined heat and power (CHP) technologies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, including data on current installations, technical potential, and economics for CHP.