Alliance and 40+ Organizations Urge Congress to Support CHP Funding in Fiscal Year 2025

Apr 22, 2024


April 12, 2024 (Washington, D.C.) – The CHP Alliance and more than 40 businesses, manufacturers, end users, trade associations, non-profits, and other entities sent a letter urging House and Senate leadership of the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee to support robust funding for combined heat and power programs in the fiscal year 2025 budget. The letter requests funding for several programs within the Department of Energy’s Industrial Efficiency & Decarbonization Office (IEDO), including:

  • $45,000,000 in funding for the Technical Assistance and Workforce Development program within IEDO, including explicit mention of not less than $15,000,000 to support CHP-related activities within the Onsite Energy TAPs program.
  • $15,000,000 in funding for the Enabling Technologies for Low Carbon Fuels and Feedstocks program within IEDO which provides RD&D and technical assistance for hydrogen and renewable-fueled CHP for use in industry.

CHP is the most efficient way to produce both electrical and thermal energy. We encourage Congress to continue supporting these funding levels for these DOE programs that help businesses, developers, end users, and other interested parties identify opportunities for CHP use, overcome barriers to the deployment of CHP and other onsite energy technologies, and make American manufacturers more competitive.

Read our letter and view the full list of signatories here.