As the grid gets greener, combined heat and power still has a role to play

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As the grid gets greener, combined heat and power still has a role to play
By David Jones, Deb Harris, and William Prindle

Renewables are on the rise, but the story isn’t over for combined heat and power (CHP). As long as fossil fuels are in the mix, it provides a solid option for reducing emissions. ICF’s analysis predicts that CHP will continue to be an emissions winner in comparison to other sources until at least 2040.

In this white paper, our experts share the methodology behind their calculations—using real-world case studies as a reference point. Learn how CHP can act as a bridge towards a future with zero carbon emissions, in addition to:

  • CHP’s role in decarbonization and the grid
  • How to measure emissions impacts for a changing grid mix
  • How avoided grid emissions will change over time
  • An estimate of the future emissions impacts of natural gas CHP
Meet the authors
  1. David Jones, Manager, CHP and Distributed Grid Strategy

    With over 15 years of experience, David analyzes markets and models the performance of distributed energy resources for government and industry clients.  View bio

  2. Deb Harris, Senior Director, Climate Planning + ICF Climate Center Senior Fellow

    Deb is an expert in climate action, decarbonization planning, and stakeholder engagement for states, cities, counties, and utilities. View bio

  3. William Prindle, Bill Prindle - Vice President, Sustainable Energy and Climate + ICF Climate Center Senior Fellow

    With over 40 years of experience, Bill helps public and private clients assess, design, and implement clean energy and climate solutions. View bio