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Combined Heat and Power Partnership

Policies and Incentives

Key Resources

Combined heat and power (CHP) can help businesses, institutions, states, and the country reduce energy costs, increase energy efficiency, enhance business competitiveness, support energy infrastructure, and improve energy security and power reliability, all while offering environmental and climate change benefits. In recognition of these benefits, states, the Federal government, utilities, and other organizations have created financial incentives and/or implemented policies and programs that create a favorable environment for CHP.

Financial incentives can take a variety of forms, including direct financial grants, tax incentives, low-interest loans, rebate programs, and feed-in tariffs. Policy opportunities include establishing output-based emissions regulations, including CHP/waste heat to power in state portfolio standards, implementing standardized interconnection requirements, and including CHP targets in state energy and climate plans.

dCHPP (CHP Policies and incentives database)

The CHP Partnership maintains dCHPP (d-chip) that contains CHP policies and financial incentives. dCHPP is an online database that allows users to search for policies and incentives by state or at the federal level.

Policy Resources

The CHP Partnership provides state and federal policymakers and policy advocates resources to develop energy and environmental strategies. These resources provide an in-depth look at policies and programs that support the increased use of CHP and cover the following:

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