Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership (Western)


CSE is leading an effort for the Department of Energy to accelerate wider development of combined heat and power energy technologies in Arizona, California, Nevada and Hawaii. Through the Western 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.

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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


Key Partners

DE Solutions, Energy & Environmental Economics (E3), Valley Consulting, San Diego Gas & Electric, Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Gas

State Policies Supported

AB 970, SB 412, AB 1150, SB 861, Accelerating Industrial Energy Efficiency (Executive Order 13624)

Impact Statement

Engagement with 1,600 potential CHP adopters over the past three years and evaluation of 225 facilities for potential CHP energy systems