Although Illinois-based Commonwealth Edison began offering incentives for combined heat and power systems two years ago, almost none of its customers have pursued it — an outcome that one proponent of the highly efficient technology attributes to lackluster marketing.
A new collaboration of clean energy groups says Michigan has vast potential to generate electricity by taking advantage of wasted energy at industrial and other facilities.
A “freeze” of Ohio’s clean-energy standards is lengthening the payback period for combined heat and power systems, according to business leaders.
Hospitals, which use large amounts of both electricity and thermal energy, are increasingly embracing combined heat and power.
Construction will soon begin on a $96 million combined heat and power (CHP) plant at the University of Minnesota that will dramatically cut the campus’ carbon footprint while driving down the cost of energy.
District Energy St. Paul was the only American project to be recognized in a recent report on the potential of district energy by the United Nations Environment Program.
There is renewed attention for combined heat and power as a way to save energy, but Midwest paper mills have been using the technology for a long time.
An Iowa college that wants to cut its energy consumption says its utility’s rate policies are holding it back.
At an Indiana steel mill, capturing waste heat helps dramatically reduce natural gas consumption. Backers of the technology say the state could do more to promote it.
Sean Casten explains the benefits of combined heat and power systems, and the policy obstacles that are holding them back.