January 10, 2012 - A few weeks ago I presented to state regulatory commissioners at the NARUC fall meeting, and many of the questions coming from utility commissioners were about combined heat and power.
This attention on CHP (a way to use technology to take heat that would otherwise be wasted and use it for power generation) is not isolated. Congressional offices have been trying to develop legislative strategies to encourage CHP; environmental groups are looking at it as a bridge to a low-carbon economy; large industrial consumers are looking at it as a path toward modernization of the manufacturing base; and utilities are starting to consider it as an alternative to building new generation power plants.
The 15-year-old goal of increasing CHP’s visibility that led to a national CHP strategy and the founding of the U.S. Clean Heat and Power Association are finally being realized: CHP is finally a hot topic. The question now is: read more>>>