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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Combined Heat and Power: A Guide to Developing and Implementing Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs

Title:
Combined Heat and Power: A Guide to Developing and Implementing Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs

Abstract:
This guide describes how local governments can lead by example and increase use of combined heat and power (CHP) in their facilities and throughout their communities. CHP, also known as cogeneration, refers to the simultaneous production of electricity and thermal energy from a single fuel source. This guide includes an overview of the benefits of CHP systems, costs, sources of funding, and case studies. The guide is designed to be used by staff at local energy or environment agencies, local code enforcement officials and city planners, city councils, and mayors or county executives. It also provides information useful for local government partners, such as local businesses, utilities,energy service companies, and non-profit organizations.Readers of the guide should come away with an understanding of options to improve energy efficiency using CHP, a clear idea of the steps and considerations involved in implementing CHP systems, and an awareness of expected investment and funding opportunities.

URL:
http://www.epa.gov/statelocalclimate/documents/pdf/CHPguide508.pdf

Source:
U.S. EPA State and Local Climate and Energy Program

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
February 2014

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