Update December 29: President Biden signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (H.R. 2617), a $1.7 trillion omnibus appropriations bill, which includes up to $15 million to provide ongoing support for the Department of Energy’s CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP TAPs) and related CHP activities. The Combined Heat and Power Alliance thanks the president for his support of this critical financing.
December 20, 2022 (Washington, D.C.) — Congressional leaders released details early Tuesday morning of a $1.7 trillion omnibus appropriations bill, including up to $15 million for the Department of Energy’s CHP Technical Assistance Partnership program (CHP TAPs).
David Gardiner, Executive Director of the Combined Heat and Power Alliance, released the following statement on this bipartisan deal:
“The Combined Heat and Power Alliance applauds the authors of the proposed omnibus appropriations legislation for including new funding for the Department of Energy’s Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership program (CHP TAPs). In combination with new CHP tax incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act, this new funding will help make American industry more competitive by reducing costs, delivering reliable heat and power, and cutting carbon emissions. The Combined Heat and Power Alliance urges Congress to adopt the legislation.”
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.
Combined heat and power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, is a technology that uses a single fuel source to generate both heat and electricity. CHP systems generate electricity and capture the heat that would otherwise be wasted to provide useful thermal energy, such as steam or hot water, that can be used for space heating, cooling, domestic hot water, and industrial processes. CHP systems can be located at an individual facility or building, or can be a utility resource or part of a district energy system. CHP systems are typically located at facilities where both electricity and thermal energy are needed. CHP is used in over 4,400 facilities across the U.S.