From the EPA CHP Partnership:
The EPA CHP Partnership is informing its Partners of an important funding opportunity. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities in consultation with its Business Energy Ombudsman issued a solicitation for applications to develop CHP energy facilities serving New Jersey commercial and industrial customers. This solicitation is to encourage the development of CHP electrical and thermal energy generation projects. The projects must serve commercial and industrial facilities in New Jersey.
The solicitation has a total of $60 million available for grants. The amount of the grant will be based on the actual electric and thermal energy production on an annual basis which shall begin upon the commencement of operations of the CHP project. The grant amount will be calculated based on a 75 percent capacity factor over four years.
The CHP project shall serve a commercial, institutional, or industrial electricity customer in New Jersey with electric demand of at least 750 kilowatts, or such level of demand as subjects the customer to payment of a Retail Margin.
The CHP project shall establish by contract or other arrangement that the electric output generated by the CHP system, to the maximum extent feasible, be consumed at the project site by a facility located at the site and that any surplus power produced that is not needed by that facility may be sold into the interstate PJM grid.
The CHP project shall have an electric generating capacity of greater than 1 MW.
The CHP project shall be designed to achieve thermal efficiency levels of at least 65 percent for facilities with up to 20 MW of electric generating capacity, and at least 70 percent for facilities with electric generating capacity greater than 20 MW. An existing facility that does not currently achieve the applicable thermal efficiency level shall be eligible to receive a grant if the CHP system will result in achieving thermal efficiency levels of at least 65 percent for facilities with up to 20 MW of electric generating capacity, and at least 70 percent for facilities with electric generating capacity greater than 20 MW.
For more information on the solicitation, including instructions for how to apply, visit the New Jersey Economic Development Authority's Web site.