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Suggested Treatment of CHP Within an EERS Context
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Reliable monitoring and measurement of the energy savings resulting from the installation of combined heat and power (CHP) systems and power recovered from waste energy (recycled energy) projects is becoming increasingly important. As a growing number of states and now the federal government look to mandatory energy efficiency portfolio programs such as an Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS), CHP and waste heat recovery stands to play a substantial role as an efficiency resource. Estimating the energy savings resulting from the installation of a CHP system is critical to understanding and crediting the savings from CHP and recycled energy in a fair and uniform way. This paper proposes an approach to estimate CHP system savings, accounting for the wide variety of CHP systems available on the market today. It offers a specific methodology to meet state- and federal-level regulatory requirements emanating from an EERS. A full explanation of the proposed approach is provided.
Chittum, A.; Elliott, R. N.; Trombley, D.; Watson, S. (2009). Suggested Treatment of CHP Within an EERS Context. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu). Available electronically from