Project Announcements

HARC Partners with Department of Energy SECO CHP and IEE Grant

Posting Date: 
Monday, March 31, 2014

In partnership with the Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO), HARC is launching the Department of Energy’s State Energy Program Texas Industrial Energy Efficiency and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) grant. There is tremendous opportunity to increase the energy efficiency of Texas’ industry, as well as install a significant amount of CHP. The state of Texas has over 17 GW of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) installed with a technical potential of installing another 11 GW.

The outcome of this grant will result in significant improvements in energy efficiency which will result in lower emissions, greater industry market competitiveness and a more resilient infrastructure. To improve outcomes, the program has been tasked to evaluate and understand the current market, regulatory and policy barriers to industrial energy efficiency and CHP implementation and develop an Action Plan to reduce barriers using practical, real world solutions. In the coming months, HARC will engage state, local, and private-sector stakeholders with the expectation of identifying real barriers to IEE and CHP implementation and the solutions that can be used to overcome these barriers.