Proposed Legislation for Combined Heat and Power: Introduction and Legislative Language

Policy Brief


Neal Elliott, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy; USCHPA


Create a level playing field for combined heat and power (CHP) systems to secure the national benefits of significant improvements in energy efficiency and electric power reliability in US markets.

To develop model legislative language that can be used both federally and at the state level to address regulatory and market imperfections that discourage CHP. This language and supporting documentation will be made available to advocates and legislative staff for incorporation in other legislative vehicles. We will also attempt to have the language introduced at the federal level as several stand-alone bills to get the language in play.