CSE is leading an effort for the Department of Energy to accelerate wider development of combined heat and power energy technologies in California, Nevada and Hawaii. Through the Pacific Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership (CHP TAP), CSE is contributing to the national goal of adding 40 gigawatts of CHP capacity by 2020.
To further develop the CHP market, CSE provides education, outreach and technical assistance to a wide spectrum of stakeholders, including commercial and industrial end users, state decision-makers, electric and gas utilities, trade associations and nonprofit organizations. Assistance includes evaluating the economics, reliability and environmental value of proposed energy systems.
Pacific CHP TAP Impacts
CSE has qualified 85 potential CHP projects that would yield over $66 million in annual energy savings if deployed.
Qualified projects would provide more than 115 megawatts of electricity capacity if implemented.
To date, CSE has assessed 225 individual facilities for combined heat and power deployment.