The DOE CHP Installation Database is a data collection effort sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and maintained by ICF Inc. The database contains a comprehensive listing of combined heat and power installations throughout the country. ICF tracks installations of all sizes, from large industrial systems that are hundreds of megawatts in size to small commercial microturbine and fuel cell systems that are tens of kilowatts. The database is updated on an annual basis and is composed of information from a variety sources including the seven DOE CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP TAPs), the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the EPA CHP Partnership, utility lists, incentive program data, CHP developers and equipment suppliers, industry periodicals, and news releases. To learn more about CHP and for more information on how DOE can assist with CHP installations, see http://www.energy.gov/chp.
Maintenance of this database is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy. The database is a work in progress. While the information is believed to be accurate, we realize that the database may not be comprehensive or may need data updates. If you have questions about the database or would like to report a new installation you do not see listed, please contact:
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The CHP Installation Database Website is designed to provide straightforward information about existing CHP in the United States. The information is presented in table format, with each state having its own table of existing CHP systems. The tables show each state's existing CHP systems with information about the site name, location, capacity, application, operating year, prime mover, and fuel type.
There are several ways to access information about existing CHP systems, depending on the user's desired outcome.
1. The Map Function: The simplest method of using the database is the map function, located on the home page. The map function allows the user to see lists of CHP systems in each of the 50 states. To access a list of existing CHP systems in a given state, simply click on that state in the map. A table of existing CHP systems in that state will appear on a new page.
2. The Filter Function: The filter function is available on any of the individual state pages. After choosing a state on the map and selecting it, a table of existing CHP systems will appear on a new page. At the top of the table, there are headings for each of the pieces of information available in the table. The headings also have a filter function, which allows the user to sort the data by the desired information.
Example: How many refineries in Wyoming use CHP? There are two ways to use the filter function to answer this question.
A. Click on Wyoming in the map on the home page, and allow the list of existing CHP systems in Wyoming to appear. Go to the search bar below the word "Application" in the headings column. Type "Refining" and only the CHP systems located at refineries will appear.
B. Click on Wyoming in the map on the home page, and allow the list of existing CHP systems in Wyoming to appear. Click on the up and down arrows next to the heading "Application." Clicking the down arrow will arrange the CHP systems in alphabetical order by application. Scroll down the list until the refineries appear. Clicking on the up arrow will produce the same effect, but with the systems arranged in reverse alphabetical order by application.
3. The Search Function: On the home and state pages of the website, there is a search bar in the upper right-hand corner of the page. The search function allows the user to search for specific pieces of information within the database, such as facility name, state, application, or fuel type. Note that the search function only allows you to search for one term at a time, and you may need to use the filter function to further narrow your search.
Example 1: How many hospitals in California use CHP? There are two ways to use the search function to answer this question. As noted above, the search function does not allow the user to search for more than one term at a time, so searching for "California Hospitals" will not yield any results.
A. Search for "hospitals" and then use the filter function to filter narrow down the data by state to see only installations at California hospitals.
B. Search for "California" and use the filter function to narrow down the data by application to see installations at California hospitals.