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New Guide on Combined Heat and Power’s Role in Promoting Reliability and Resiliency

During and after Hurricane Sandy, combined heat and power (CHP) enabled a number of critical infrastructure and other facilities to continue their operations when the electric grid went down. To assist State and local officials and others involved in the rebuilding process and to respond to the report from the President’s Task Force on Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development developed the “Guide to Using Combined Heat and Power for Enhancing Reliability and Resiliency in Buildings.” Its purpose is to provide practical information on CHP, including what factors must be considered when configuring a CHP system to operate independently of the electricity grid, and what steps are involved in a typical CHP project development process. Click here for a copy of the guide.