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Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnership

Program Name: Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnership
Program Sponsor: U.S. EPA
Program Type:          Information Sharing/ Technical Support
Technology:               Alternative Energy Generation/ Renewables; Energy Efficiency/ Demand Response
Fuel:                        Electricity; Natural Gas; Oil; Biogas
Eligibility:  The partnership is open to a wide variety of private parties, listed below
Cost: Varies dependent on facility size and CHP complexity

As of February 13th, 2024, the CHP Partnership transitioned to the CHP Resource Center and is no longer accepting applications to the partnership program. 


CHP technology produces electricity and thermal energy efficiently, at an individual or district microgrid level. It can provide flexible grid support to balance increasing amounts of renewable energy generation on electric grids. CHP requires less fuel to produce energy than other technologies, thereby reducing emission while the grid transitions to clean energy


CHP can be applied to any facility, but is best for facilities that use year round power and thermal loads like:

  • Commercial- office buildings, hotels, nursing homes, retail
  • Residential- multifamily buildings, co-ops, planned communities
  • Institutions- colleges and universities, hospitals, prisons, military bases
  • Municipal- district energy systems, wastewater treatment facilities, K-12 schools
  • Industrial- chemicals, agriculture, ethanol, pulp and paper, food processing

How the Program Works

Step 1- Qualification

Step 2- Level 1 Analysis

Step 3- Level 2 Analysis

Step 4- Procurement

Step 5- Operation and Maintenance

  • Maintain your CHP system and expect energy saving and reduced emissions

How to Apply

No application necessary.

Contact Information

The Partnership can be reached at or (703) 373-8108.