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DOE Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnerships

Slots:                                                     1                             
LOI:                                                        February 14, 2017                           
Internal Deadline:                          Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline:                          March 21, 2017
Award Information:                        Type:  Grant
Estimated Number of Awards:  6-10
Anticipated Amount: $6,000,000
 Submission Process:                     PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal:

Materials to submit:

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) seeks to further the installation of cost-effective, highly efficient combined heat and power (CHP). CHP is a suite of commercially available, predominately gas-fired distributed generation technologies that produce both electricity and thermal energy onsite, thereby reducing line losses and strain on grid infrastructure while also increasing site reliability and energy security. The promotion of CHP is part of the EERE mission to create and sustain American leadership in the transition to a strong and prosperous America powered by clean, domestic, affordable and secure energy for the industrial, manufacturing, commercial and multifamily sectors. Within AMO, CHP is the focus of both R&D and deployment activities, with R&D activities focused on new CHP technologies including hybrid and also grid reactive controls. On the deployment side, the CHP Deployment Program conducts technical assistance activities that promote the use of combined heat and power to support U.S. economic competitive advantage, promote economic development, instill resiliency in businesses and communities, create and maintain local energy-related jobs, and provide sustainable solutions for modernizing energy generation and delivery. Today’s energy environment and technology solutions present an opportunity for continued deployment of CHP. The goal of this FOA is to solicit proposals from interested parties to become regional CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP TAPs) who will assist the CHP Deployment Program in the development of strategies to maximize CHP exposure to potential end-users and key stakeholders, and to locally promote best practices in CHP technology policies and installation. (For more information about the DOE/EERE CHP Deployment Program, visit

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