Alliance Sends Letter to House Ways and Means Committee Urging Inclusion of CHP/WHP

Jan 19, 2016

As the Committee looks to extend the ITC for the non-solar technologies, the Alliance asks that you extend and modify the ITC to incentivize greater deployment of CHP and WHP to improve the energy efficiency and competitiveness of America’s manufacturing sector. First, we request that the ITC for CHP be extended through January 1, 2022, and allow projects to qualify so long as they commence construction before this deadline, rather than the date that they are placed in service. Second, the Senate Finance Committee overwhelmingly approved a bill (S. 913) to correct a technical error that occurred when CHP was added to the section 48 credit in 2008. We ask that waste heat to power be added as a qualifying technology for the investment tax credit. Finally, the ITC for CHP has seen its effectiveness limited by project size and capacity requirements for eligibility. We urge Congress to eliminate or raise these capacity limitations. Click here to read.