December 21, 2023 — The Northeast Chapter of the CHP Alliance, with support from 27 businesses, trade associations, engineering firms, and industry experts filed comments regarding the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s draft Clean Heat Standard. The comments argue MassDEP’s standard must be technologically agnostic and recognize the benefits of non-electrification climate solutions — like combined heat and power — that can facilitate immediate emissions reduction.
“One of CHP’s greatest strengths is that it is not a ‘technology lock in,’ but rather operates as a fuel-flexible system capable of using both low-carbon and zero-carbon fuels,” the comments state. “As such, it can serve as a shoulder technology, bridging the gap as Massachusetts seeks to move to full electrification.”
Batten Consulting, LLC
Capstone Green Energy
Cogen Power Technologies
Combined Heat and Power Alliance
Dalkia Aegis, EDF Group
DT Energy Consultants, LLC
EC Power Inc.
Integrated CHP Systems Corp.
Kinsley Energy Systems
Kraft Power Corporation / Kraft Energy Systems
Martin Energy Group
Mead & Hunt
Northeast Chapter of the CHP Alliance
Northeast-Western Energy Systems
RENEW Energy Partners
Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA)
Sterlington Energy Group, LLC
TEDOM USA, Inc.
Vergent Power Solutions