U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Advanced Manufacturing Office – Industrial Distributed Energy

New Report Touts Benefits of Combined Heat and Power

December 3, 2008

Combined heat and power (CHP) is one of the most promising options in the U.S. energy efficiency portfolio, providing efficient, clean, reliable, and affordable energy. A new report sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) describes current opportunities and challenges to widespread national CHP deployment. Read Combined Heat and Power: Effective Energy Solutions for a Sustainable Future (PDF 2.5 MB) to learn about CHP as a near-term energy solution to enhance energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, promote economic growth, and foster a robust energy infrastructure. Download Adobe Reader.

During the past 10 years, DOE investments in CHP technologies have resulted in more than 85 GW of installed CHP nationwide. ITP’s Industrial Distributed Energy program continues the effort to deploy CHP through industry partnerships that support technology R&D and market transformation. ITP research teams are working to maximize CHP energy efficiency and fuel flexibility, and expand the variety of applications.

Visit the Industrial Distributed Energy Web site to learn more about ITP’s efforts in this important area.