Western States, Policies & Incentives
Featured Program Profile
CHP in California: Southern California Gas Company Distributed Energy Resources Tariff
Southern California Gas Company’s Distributed Energy Resources Services tariff was created to facilitate adoption of CHP systems. A program profile produced by the Western CHP TAP features the program, which aims to offload development, planning, and operational costs onto the gas utility so that customers can enjoy the benefits of on-demand thermal energy and electric generation without the need for large upfront investments, complications, or uncertainty. Read the program profile.
Policy and Program Profiles
The Western 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 in Arizona: Incentivizing Efficient Generation through Southwest Gas CHP Rebate
- CHP in California: Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Assembly Bill 1613
- CHP in California: Self-Generation Incentive Program
- CHP in Hawai‘i: Performance-Based Regulations
- CHP in Microgrids: A Pathway to Greater Resiliency for Hawaii's Most Important Facilities
- CHP in Nevada: Retiring Coal Plants Under SB 123
- SoCalGas DERS Tariff (California)
State of CHP in the Western CHP TAP Region
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.
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.