The Alliance for Industrial Efficiency submitted letters to the House and Senate Committee on Appropriations and the Energy and Water Development Subcommittee urging support of providing full funding in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 for combined heat and power (CHP) and waste heat to power (WHP) programs administered by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), as articulated in the President’s budget.The FY2017 EERE budget includes important provisions that advance CHP and WHP. In particular, the budget request includes adequate funding for the Advanced Manufacturing Office to support the President’s goal of 40
gigawatts of new CHP capacity by 2020, as provided by Executive Order 13264, as well as the Presidential Better Building’s initiative to help American commercial and industrial buildings become at least 20 percent more energy efficient over the next 10 years. In total, the Industrial Technical Assistance program’s FY2017 request is $29.5M, which includes $10 million in ongoing support for the CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships (“TAPs”) to help states increase CHP and WHP deployment. Click here to read the House letter and here to read the Senate letter.