State Incentives for CHP Reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions
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On site distributed generation, from combined heat and power, plays a significant role in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

The state of Massachusetts has created a specific subset under their RPS program, referred to as the APS Program, (Alternate Portfolio Standards), designed to financially incentivize the design and construction of new fuel efficient combined heat and power plants.One of the many positive outcomes from the APS program is the statewide reduction of greenhouse gases.

The author has experienced the positive GHG reductions acting as the owner's Authorized Representative for many private, corporate and municipal CHP operators. The owner's rep takes responsibility to register and qualify the CHP plant, assist the owner to specify and install revenue metering solutions, remotely collect operating data, compute operating efficiency, create the eligible environmental credits and quantify the GHG reductions attained by the operating efficiency of the plant. The author will present case studies for CHP plants ranging from 250 kW to 17 MW capacity with a summary explanation of the operating efficiency, the greenhouse gas reductions when compared to tradition separate heat and power sources and economic incentives generated when qualified under the APS program of the state of Massachusetts.

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Publication Summary

  • Geosyntec Authors: Darrell Sandlin
  • All Authors: Darrell Sandlin
  • Title: 39th World Energy Congress
  • Event or Publication: Event
  • Practice Areas: Environmental Management, Water and Natural Resources
  • Citation: Washington, DC at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.
  • Date: 2016
  • Location: Washington, DC