Interconnection Standards

(Blog Post - 4/25/2018)
Puerto Rico experienced another island-wide blackout last week. Distributed energy resources such as combined heat and power (CHP) could help communities avoid or minimize some impacts of large-scale natural disasters including blackouts. Our new...
(Document - 4/25/2018)
In this paper we examine how decision makers can more precisely assess the costs of disruptive weather events and the value of resilient distributed energy systems such as combined heat and power (CHP). CHP makes up a small percentage of the energy...
(Document - 12/13/2016)
Congress should: Provide funding for technical assistance and implementation grants for clean distributed generation, as authorized in Section 451 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 Pass the HEAT (Heat Efficiency through Applied...
(Blog Post - 3/21/2013)
While there is disagreement among politicians about the role of government spending and government regulations to spur cost-effective energy efficiency investments, politicians of all political stripes agree that knocking down market barriers that...
(Document - 3/18/2013)
The United States has made much progress in energy efficiency in recent decades. U.S. energy use is approximately half of what it would have been if we had not improved our efficiency over the past 40 years. Still, there are large, cost-effective...
(Press Release - 3/15/2013)
Energy Efficiency Policies Could Save the U.S. Economy Almost $1 Trillion   Washington, D.C.—The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released a new report today highlighting 16 policies would that remove market barriers across...
(Document - 5/10/2012)
Each year, ACEEE ranks states on a suite of energy efficiency policies in its annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. One of the categories in which states are ranked is combined heat and power (CHP), which is a suite of technologies that...
(Blog Post - 5/1/2012)
ACEEE has collaborated with state and local stakeholders for decades, arming them with valuable, up-to-date resources on energy efficiency to facilitate effective program and policy development and deployment. Recently we developed our State and...
(Topic Page - 6/22/2010)
To remain economically viable, combined heat and power (CHP) systems and other distributed generation (DG) technologies rely on the ability to purchase backup power from the electric grid, and to sell excess electricity they generate back to it. ...
(Press Release - 8/8/2006)
Washington, D.C. — Individual utility interconnection and tariff practices continue to be significant barriers faced by combined heat and power (CHP) projects, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) new report...