The Northeast Combined Heat and Power Initiative (NECHPI) leads the Region in encouraging the implementation of CHP technologies and drives CHP roadmap actions items for the Northeast Region in support of DOE’s and EPA’s goal of doubling CHP use by 2010.
NECHPI provides for coordination and communications among the various stakeholder organizations in the region, including federal agencies, state agencies, utilities, project developers, equipment manufacturers, CHP users, universities, research institutions, and public interest groups.
The Northeast CHP Application Center (NAC) established in October 2003 for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), promotes the development and deployment of integrated systems that provide on-site electrical generation and utilize the heat from the generation equipment to provide cooling and/or heating for the building.
The Center provides consultative services for CHP systems in the seven Northeast states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont
Led by Engineers and Economists at UMass and Pace University, the NAC can address many technical and policy issues for industry, commercial and institutional energy end-users.