Maine senators move to reauthorize the DOE's combined heat, power program

By District Energy posted 08-08-2019 16:17

  

Dave Kovaleski, Daily Energy Insider

Summary

Sens. Angus King (I-ME) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced legislation last week seeking to reauthorize and fund the Department of Energy’s Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Technical Assistance Partnerships (TAP) program for the next five years.

The Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Support Act would help businesses invest in energy efficient CHP equipment. Combined heat and power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, is the concurrent production of heating and/or cooling power from a single source of energy. CHP can use a variety of fuels, including fossil and renewable fuels.

The CHP TAP program enables higher education research centers to provide assistance and analysis for any business looking to invest in CHP technology. There are ten regional CHP TAP designated centers throughout the country, including the University of Maine which serves the New England region.

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