Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership (Western)


CSE led an effort for the U.S. Department of Energy to accelerate wider development of combined heat and power energy technologies in Arizona, California, Nevada and Hawaii.

CHP installations in the United States exceed 82.7GW at over 4,400 industrial and commercial facilities. But technology and policy barriers have not allowed CHP to be fully deployed in the Western region.

To further develop the CHP market, CSE provided 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 included evaluating the economics, reliability and environmental value of proposed energy systems.

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Program at a Glance

Program Goals

Promote and assist in transforming the market for combined heat and power technologies

CSE's Role

Program administrator for Western CHP TAP covering Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada


Distributed Energy Resources
Energy Efficiency
Energy Engineering
Energy Storage

Key Partners

DE Solutions, Valley Consulting

State Policies Supported

AB 970, SB 412, AB 1150, SB 861, Accelerating Industrial Energy Efficiency (Executive Order 13624), AB 1613, SB 1339, SB 1383, Bioenergy Market Adjusting Tariff (BioMAT) and Fuel Cell NEM

Impact Statement

Engagement with 3,200 potential CHP adopters over the past five years and evaluation of over 300 facilities for potential CHP energy systems