The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) supports public-private partnerships that build on the combined strengths of business and government to foster solutions to complex problems. DOE, in collaboration with industry, has developed visions and roadmaps with specific R&D pathways to accelerate the deployment, testing, and validation of novel distributed energy systems.
A key element of the National Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Roadmap was a recommendation that partnerships be established among federal and state government, national energy laboratories, private industry, universities, non-profit organizations, and trade associations. Thus, DOE has developed partnerships with diverse organizations and institutions, including the:
- American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
- Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
- CHP Association
- International District Energy Association (IDEA)
- International Energy Agency (IEA)
- National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
- New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
- Northeast-Midwest Institute (NEMW)
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- World Alliance for Decentralized Energy (WADE)
DOE has also partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the State & Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action). SEE Action is a state and local effort facilitated by the federal government that helps states, utilities, and other local stakeholders take energy efficiency to scale and achieve all cost-effective energy efficiency by 2020. The Industrial Energy Efficiency/Combined Heat & Power Working Group is developing a number of resources.