Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2008
Date Amended:


Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation, Information and Education>Information provision
Energy Efficiency Policy Targets:Energy Utilities
Climate Change Policy Targets:Energy Sector, Energy Sector, CHP
Agency:U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Legal References:42 USC 6345 - Clean Energy Application Centers
Funding:USD 4.4 million in FY12
Energy Efficiency Description:

The Clean Energy Application Centers, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOEs) Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) provide essential support for the technology transfer of Combined Heat and Power, District Energy, Waste Heat Recovery, and other clean energy systems, along with support for evaluating the economic and environmental value of proposed systems based on these technologies. The Centers promote the implementation of clean energy technologies resulting in increased energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions. Activities performed by each Center fall within the following three broad categories: Education and Outreach; Identification of Potential High Impact Projects; and Implementation Assistance. These centers replace the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Regional Application Centers (RACs).

Climate Change Description:

The CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP TAPs) promote and assist in transforming the market for CHP, waste heat to power, and district energy technologies and concepts throughout the United States. Key services include: Market Opportunity Analyses – Supporting analyses of CHP market opportunities in diverse markets including industrial, federal, institutional, and commercial sectors; Education and Outreach – Providing information on the energy and non-energy benefits and applications of CHP to state and local policy makers, regulators, energy end-users, trade associations and others; and Technical Assistance – Providing technical assistance to end-users and stakeholders to help them consider CHP, waste heat to power, and/or district energy with CHP in their facility and to help them through the project development process from initial CHP screening to installation. CHP TAPs changed its name from the Clean Energy Application Centers (CEACs) in 2013.


This record supersedes:CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP TAPs)

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