The Energy Department has awarded contracts worth a combined $25 million for eight organizations to acquire combined heat and power technologies that can support energy generation and delivery.
DOE said Tuesday the CHP technologies will work to promote economic development, boost community and business resiliency, open and maintain energy-related positions as well as create modernized energy generation technologies.
CHP technologies are designed to generate electricity and thermal energy, cut line losses and stress on grid infrastructure, maintain energy security and site reliability.
The selected organizations will enter regional CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships that develop strategies for resilience against national disasters as well as boost grid and electric delivery.
The organizations selected for the CHP include:
- Center for Sustainable Energy
- Houston Advanced Research Center
- North Carolina State University
- Pace University
- Pennsylvania State University
- University of Illinois at Chicago
- University of Maine
- Washington State University