U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office
OIT Times: DOE, Combined Heat and Power Industry Sign Compact at International Symposium
March 21, 2000
Combined heat and power (CHP) systems, which generate electricity and thermal energy in a single and integrated system, are a highly efficient alternative to traditional electricity generation. Widespread adoption of this technology could help industry save money, reduce pollution and improve the energy efficiency of its operations.
To promote adoption of these technologies, OIT, the CHP industry, and the Environmental Protection Agency co-sponsored ombined Heat and Power Energy Solutions for the 21st Century.The international symposium, held February 2, 2000, in Washington, DC, addressed opportunities and challenges related to widespread adoption of CHP technology. The event attracted representatives from energy service providers, environmental policy organizations, national laboratories, universities and government.
The highlight of the symposium was a CHP compact signing ceremony. In signing the compact, officials from government and industry pledged to support the continued development and deployment of energy-efficient CHP systems.