Ripon Advance news Service, The Ripon Advance
Bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) would redesignate and reauthorize U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) programs that advance the deployment of combined heat and power, or CHP, technologies.
The CHP Support Act, H.R. 6949, which Rep. Kinzinger sponsored on Sept. 27, would amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act and reauthorize funding at $12 million for fiscal years 2018 through 2022 for the Clean Energy Application Centers of the DOE, which would be redesignated as the CHP Technical Assistance Partnership Program (CHP TAP). H.R. 6949 is the companion bill to the same-named S. 2142, introduced on Nov. 16, 2017 by U.S. Sen. Angus King (I-ME).
“I’m proud to introduce this bipartisan legislation with my colleagues to reaffirm our commitment to the CHP TAPs and encourage greater use of these technologies that bring economic and environmental benefits to America’s energy and innovation in our technologies,” Rep. Kinzinger said on Oct. 5.
The CHP TAP promotes the use of energy-efficient technologies that generate electricity and secure what would be wasted heat to provide thermal energy, according to a statement from Rep. Kinzinger’s office.