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

Advanced Manufacturing Office – Industrial Distributed Energy

Apply Now for Research, Development, and Demonstration of CHP Systems Solicitation

July 8, 2009

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE)  Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) has issued a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for up to $40 million (based on annual appropriations) in research, development, and demonstration of combined heat and power (CHP) systems. The FOA, titled "Combined Heat and Power Systems Technology Development and Demonstration" is intended to accelerate the development and deployment of CHP technologies and systems to work toward a goal of increasing U.S. electricity generation capacity from CHP. DOE will provide up to 50% of these cost-shared awards. The deadline for this opportunity is July 21, 2009, 8:00 p.m. EDT.

This FOA seeks applications for funding of research, development, and demonstration of stationary CHP systems that will accelerate the development and deployment of CHP technologies and systems to work toward a goal of increasing U.S. electricity generation capacity from CHP. DOE will provide up to 50% of cost-shared awards for three power levels:

  • Large systems with greater than 20 megawatts (MW) of electricity output. This area has an estimated total budget of $30 million, with $15 million from DOE
  • Medium systems with electricity output between 1 MW and 20 MW. This area has an estimated total budget of $30 million, with $15 million from DOE
  • Small systems with less than 1 MW of electricity output. This area has an estimated budget of $20 million, with $10 million from DOE cost-sharing.

Applications for each level should provide plans to perform research and development focused on increasing the efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions of stationary CHP systems. These systems will be able to replace or reduce natural gas usage as well as minimize the energy and cost penalties of meeting emission regulations.

Applications should be submitted through FedConnect. Visit ITP's solicitations page for detailed information about the application process.

ITP is DOE’’s lead organization for CHP research and development and is advancing CHP as an efficient energy solution that supports the Obama Administration's strategy of revitalizing the American economy, enhancing the nation's energy security, and combating climate change. Learn more about ITP’s distributed energy activities.