THE BIG PICTURE: U.S. Combined Heat and Power and Microgrids

As of December 2022, the Department of Energy (DOE) CHP Installation Database recorded 4,674 combined heat and power (CHP) installations in the U.S., with a combined capacity of 80.4 GW. Installations were all sizes, from large industrial systems that are hundreds of megawatts to small commercial microturbine and fuel cell systems that are tens of kilowatts. The database also captures microgrid installations in the country. Source: DOE CHP and Microgrid Installation Database (February 2023).

For a detailed look at the world’s CHP market and its future prospects, see POWER’s March 2023 cover story: A Complex Landscape for the Future of Combined Heat and Power


Sonal Patel is a POWER senior associate editor (@sonalcpatel@POWERmagazine).

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