Customer-Sited CHP as a Utility Resource

customer-sited CHP
Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits

Combined heat and power (CHP) offers key benefits to customers who install these systems: reduced energy bills, enhanced facility resiliency, and system-wide environmental improvement from greenhouse gas emissions reduction. Utilities can also make use of this distributed-energy technology to enhance the grid.

CHP and other distributed energy resources can be used to meet growing demand for electricity in certain areas as well as for transmission and distribution upgrade deferrals. CHP presents an opportunity for reliable demand reduction on certain networks (non-wires alternatives). In Con Edison’s territory, the utility partnered with an existing NYSERDA CHP program to drive adoption of CHP not just for end-user benefits but also for achieving demand reduction in the BQDM area.

This presentation was given at the 2017 ACEEE Energy Efficiency as a Resource Conference.