MGDenotes a CHP system that is part of a microgrid, a group of interconnected loads and distributed energy resources (DERs) that can disconnect and re-connect to the utility grid as a single entity, allowing facilities to remain operational during utility outages. A CHP system is considered part of a microgrid if it serves multiple buildings or if it is connected to other DER technologies.
CIDenotes sites that fall into overall Critical Infrastructure (CI) facility application types. These facilities may deliver essential services and functions during natural disasters, emergency events, or grid outages, and CHP may allow the facilities to provide reliable electric and thermal energy to maintain our nation’s security, public health and safety, and support sectors.
Application Version 2.0
| Data current as of Dec 31, 2020
About the CHP Installation Database
The U.S. Department of Energy CHP Installation Database is the most comprehensive source of information on CHP installations in the United States. Established in 2002, the CHP Installation Database is maintained by ICF Inc. and is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The database is updated on a monthly basis.