Screening / Site Qualification
If you answer "yes" to 3 or more of these of the following questions,
your facility may be good candidate for
CHP, and the
U.S. DOE Southeast Clean Energy Application Center may be able to help:
- Do you pay more than $.06/kWh on average for electricity (including
generation, transmission and distribution)?
- Are you concerned about the impact of current or future energy costs
on your business?
- Are you concerned about power reliability? Is there a substantial
financial impact to your business if the power goes out for 1 hour? For
- Does your facility operate for more than 3000 hours per year?
- Do you have thermal loads throughout the year (including steam, hot
water, chilled water, hot air, etc.)?
- Does your facility have an existing central plant?
- Do you expect to replace, upgrade, or retrofit central plant
equipment within the next 3-5 years?
- Do you anticipate a facility expansion or new construction project
within the next 3-5 years?
- Have you already implemented energy efficiency measures and still
have high energy costs?
- Are you interested in reducing your facility's impact on the
- Do you have access to on-site or nearby biomass resources (i.e.
landfill gas, farm manure, food processing waste, etc.?
If you were able to answer yes to 3 or more of the questions, then we
encourage you to get in touch with us for
a free site screening and other additional support.
DOE Boiler MACT Technical Assistance
On December 20, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized the Clean Air Act pollution standards, National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process HeatersPDF (known as ICI Boiler MACT). This standard applies to large boilers in a wide range of facilities and institutions. DOE will offer technical assistance [KP1] to ensure that major sources burning coal or oil have information on cost-effective clean energy strategies for compliance, such as natural gas combined heat and power (CHP), and to promote cleaner, more efficient boilers to cut harmful pollution and reduce operational costs. This technical assistance effort is in accordance with the August 2012 Executive Order [V2] on accelerating investment in industrial energy efficiency, including CHP. The Southeast Clean Energy Application Center is offering this supplemental Technical Assistance. Contact Isaac Panzarella [V3] at the Southeast Clean Energy Application Center for more information.