Standby Rates

(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...
(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)
Standby rates are charges levied by utilities when a distributed generation system, such as an on-site CHP system, experiences a scheduled or emergency outage, and then must rely on power purchased from the grid.  These charges are generally...
(Document - 8/1/2006)
Although many states have been making notable progress on combined heat and power (CHP) policies, significant barriers continue to hinder the realization of CHP’s nationwide potential.; In particular, individual utility policies and practices,...
(Document - 4/1/2006)
Some contend that industry did all the cost-effective efficiency in the 1980s while efficiency advocates contend that efficiency is continually recreated. This report looks at trends in industrial energy efficiency from the 1970s to today,...
(Press Release - 3/2/2006)
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...
(Document - 3/1/2006)
In Part I of this 2-part report: with barriers to CHP now increasingly at the local level, the report looks at trends in the utility industry nationwide that may influence adoption of CHP, and at individual utilities’ policies related to CHP in 15...
(Document - 10/1/2003)
This report presents the national update of the legislative and regulatory policies of states regarding combined heat and power (CHP) through fall 2003. It includes a state-by-state table of policies and a listing of recommendations for creating...
(Document - 1/1/2003)
In the five years since CHP (combined heat and power) emerged onto the policy scene, significant progress has been made in raising the awareness of its benefits and addressing barriers hindering its adoption. However, many of the utility barriers...