WASHINGTON D.C. (Friday, April 29) —Over 40 manufacturers, utilities, engineering firms, distribution partners, trade unions, nonprofits, and other organizations submitted a letter to the House and Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittees requesting $13,000,000 for Fiscal Year 2023 funding for the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Technical Assistance Partnerships (TAPs) and related CHP activities at the Department of Energy (DOE).
We applaud the Biden Administration for providing not less $13,000,000 for CHP TAPs funding in the FY22 Omnibus bill, including not less than $5,000,000 for the CHP TAPs and not less than $7,000,000 for related CHP activities. The CHP TAPs and the supporting efforts of the DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office’s Technical Assistance Partnerships save consumers money, increase economic competitiveness, strengthen our nation’s energy security, and reduce harmful emissions through the use of CHP. With this funding, the CHP TAPs program could provide further support to accelerate the transition to decarbonized fuels and improve facility resilience against increased grid disruptions, both necessary actions to combat growing climate impacts.
CHP already provides nearly 82 gigawatts (GW) of clean and efficient power at over 4,700 facilities across the U.S. However, the remaining potential is far greater. According to a March 2016 DOE report, there is more than 240 GW of remaining potential at nearly 300,000 industrial and commercial sites spanning the country. Capturing this energy potential will lead to increased employment, a more resilient electricity grid, lower emissions, and decreased energy costs for all users.
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The Combined Heat and Power Alliance (CHP Alliance) is the leading national voice for the deployment of combined heat and power (CHP) and waste heat to power (WHP). We are a coalition of businesses, labor, contractors, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions with the common purpose to educate all Americans about CHP and WHP, and how CHP and WHP can make America’s manufacturers and other businesses more competitive, reduce energy costs, enhance grid reliability, and reduce emissions.
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