U.S. Department of Energy Provides Catalog of CHP Systems & Providers
By Brandon Bowser, CHP & Energy Resilience Program Manager
Organizations considering combined heat and power (CHP) systems for their facilities have a very powerful, easy-to-use tool at their disposal, completely free of charge: the U.S. Department of Energy’s CHP eCatalog.
If you are new to CHP systems, click here for our resource guide or here to see some Maryland CHP systems in action.
This comprehensive database provides users with a wide array of packaged CHP systems, solution providers, and customer engagement partners who are identified by DOE as organizations, such as MEA, that provide incentives, utilities and technical support providers. All of these resources can be easily identified through an intuitive and highly-customizable search function. Information such as system capacity, footprint, thermal applications, islandability, solution provider products (including turnkey solutions), and available incentives can all be tailored specifically to what an organization is seeking in a CHP project.
Read on to find out more about the CHP eCatalog and to register for an upcoming webinar provided by the developers of this tool that will address how the eCatalog can help your organization in its pursuit of CHP.
The Maryland Energy Administration offers grants to help with off-set the installation costs of new CHP systems. The next round of funding will be live soon, bookmark this page here.
The following content is reproduced from the U.S. Department of Energy CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships.
Learn more about the Department of Energy CHP eCatalog. The CHP eCatalog is a national web-based catalog of DOE-recognized packaged CHP systems supported by CHP suppliers and outreach partners. Consulting engineers, end-users, utilities, federal and state agencies are able to search for CHP system characteristics, get connected to packagers, installers, and CHP engagement programs across the U.S., and compare technology options on a common basis.
Learn About the eCatalog:
- eCatalog Background – insight into the state program success that led to the development of the eCatalog, an understanding of the focus and scope of the eCatalog and the market outreach and support programs being undertaken by the Packaged CHP Accelerator and the CHP-TAPs.
- eCatalog Definitions – a critical understanding of the DOE recognition process for and the roles of: Packagers, Solution Providers and Packages. In addition, the target audience for the eCatalog will be explained and how the eCatalog will be of benefit to the user. This section will also cover the important role of Customer Engagement Partners and CHP-TAPs.
- eCatalog Demo – walk through the eCatalog user experience.
- Ample time will be provided for questions.
Who should attend?
- Energy Managers
- Facility Managers
- State Energy Offices
- CHP Packagers
- CHP Project Developers
Moderator: William Valentine, Deputy Director, U.S. DOE’s Mid-Atlantic CHP TAP.
Speaker: Richard Sweetser has spent 48-years commercializing advanced energy, power, refrigeration and HVAC technologies. Mr. Sweetser is a Senior Advisor to the U.S. DOE’s CHP Deployment Program and the U.S. DOE’s Mid-Atlantic CHP TAP, as well as, the eCatalog Coordinator.
U.S. DOE CHP-TAPs: The Department of Energy’s CHP-Technology Assistance Partnerships promote and assist in transforming the market for CHP, waste heat to power, and district energy technologies and/or concepts throughout the U.S. Key services include: End User Engagement, Stakeholder Engagement, and Technical Services (screenings, etc.).