Distributed Generation

(Document - 7/18/2013)
Electric utilities are uniquely well-suited to invest in or otherwise encourage CHP systems in their service territories. CHP offers electric utilities more cost-effective electricity generation, reduced exposure to fluctuations in customer demand...
(Document - 7/18/2013)
Electric and natural gas utilities could reap substantial rewards by investing in or otherwise encouraging new combined heat and power (CHP) systems in their service territories. The benefits of CHP to individual facilities are well-known, but...
(Blog Post - 12/6/2012)
As noted in recent blog posts by Forbes contributor William Pentland and the New York Times’ Andrew Revkin, it’s instructive to look at where the lights stayed on during Hurricane Sandy to understand what makes certain places more resilient than...
(Document - 8/31/2012)
This fact sheet provides information on the variety of energy efficiency policies available to local governments. Local policies related to energy efficiency—those implemented at the scale of a municipality, county, or metropolitan region—can...
(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...
(Blog Post - 4/26/2011)
Aerial View of Sheboygan Wastewater Treat- ment Plant (Photo provided courtesy of Sheboygan Regional WWTP) In the latest ACEEE local policy case study, we examine how leadership, strategic planning, and innovative partnerships led the...
(Press Release - 12/8/2010)
14 Awards Presented to Those Who Advance Energy Efficiency Washington, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) presented special 30th Anniversary awards last night to individuals and organizations who have made...
(Document - 10/14/2010)
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) projects can offer substantial economic and environmental benefits to its users. These benefits include lower overall energy costs, improved reliability, and reduced thermal energy consumption.  This list of resources...
(Document - 10/13/2010)
In 2010, states are again demonstrating their growing interest in energy efficiency as a means to bolster the economy, improve energy stability, and drive technology innovation.  Governors, state legislators and officials, and citizens increasingly...