NE Chapter and 27 Others File Comments on Massachusetts Clean Heat Standard

Dec 21, 2023


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.”

View the comments here.

Signatories include:

2G Energy

Alfa Laval

Batten Consulting, LLC


Capstone Green Energy


Clarke Energy

Cogen Power Technologies

Combined Heat and Power Alliance

Dalkia Aegis, EDF Group

DT Energy Consultants, LLC

EC Power Inc.

FlexEnergy Solutions

Guascor Energy

Integrated CHP Systems Corp.

INNIO Jenbacher

Kanin Energy

Kinsley Energy Systems

Kraft Power Corporation / Kraft Energy Systems

Lima Company

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


Vergent Power Solutions