Southcentral States, Policies & Incentives
Featured Program Profile
Optimizing Power Pricing Strategies and Reliability
As warmer-than-average temperatures lingered across Texas in August 2019, energy demand surged to record levels, driving the spare capacity of the Texas power grid below 2,300 MW. But together with practical energy management and pricing strategies, CHP systems enable stable, predictable rates during times of emergency and market volatility, such as those experienced during the summer of 2019. A program profile produced by the Southcentral CHP TAP features the program, which demonstrates how operators serving different types of facilities in a volatile, deregulated electricity market used CHP to ensure reliability, stabilize power prices, and achieve financial benefits. Read the program profile.
The CHP Deployment Program has compiled a fact sheet series that provides a general overview of the state of CHP technologies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, including data on current installations, technical potential, and economics for CHP.
State of CHP in the Southcentral CHP TAP Region
Policy and Program Profiles
The Southcentral CHP TAP is developing a series of profiles describing important policy issues or programs impacting the deployment of CHP systems in the region. These profiles highlight successful programs and best practices that can be used as models throughout the country.
- CHP and Power Export: Growth Opportunities for CHP In Texas
- Improving Cost-Effective CHP Interconnection in Texas
- Louisiana Critical Infrastructure
- New Mexico Agricultural Biomass Tax Credit
- Optimizing Power Pricing Strategies and Reliability (Texas)
- PACE Financing (Texas)
- Texas Critical Infrastructure Policy for State Facilities
- Texas Permit By Rule
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Combined Heat and Power Partnership program maintains an online database that allows users to search for CHP policies and incentives by state or at the federal level.