Continued strain on achieving meaningful results in energy efficiency (EE) programs for utilities from traditional measures has created the opportunity for new options to emerge. Combined heat and power (CHP) programs can be included in EE program portfolios and they have proven to provide energy savings to meet goals and financial savings for utility customers. Several utilities already include CHP in their EE program portfolios, giving them expanded options for their large commercial and industrial customers.
In this whitepaper, we discuss:
- Why utilities should consider CHP programs
- The benefits for both utilities and customers of including CHP in efficiency programs
- CHP program options and incentive structures
- How to get started designing a CHP program