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Opportunities for and Hurdles to Combined Heat and Power in New York City

Saba, Alexis; Howard, Bianca Nichole; Gerrard, Michael; Modi, Vijay

Combined heat and power (CHP or cogeneration) is the simultaneous production of electricity and thermal energy from a single fuel source. In many ways, New York City is a hospitable environment for CHP development. Nonetheless, there are also many characteristics of New York that make it a difficult place to advance CHP. The utility infrastructure is dense and complex--and largely underneath a dense and complex built environment. This paper first seeks to quantify the potential for CHP development in New York City and describe the primary hurdles to optimal deployment in Parts I and II. Part III provides policy solutions for overcoming these hurdles and recommendations for how stakeholders can use information and analysis to maximize the opportunities for CHP.

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Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Mechanical Engineering
Publisher
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia University
Series
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law White Papers
Published Here
October 13, 2014
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