Combined Heat and Power

Combined Heat and Power Standard Offer Program (CHPSOP) 2.0

The application window for the Combined Heat and Power Standard Offer Program 2.0 (CHPSOP 2.0) closed on January 9, 2015. A list of executed contracts was released in June 2015, and in September of that year, a report examining the procurement was released.

Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

The first procurement of individually negotiated Combined Heat and Power (CHP) projects began November 23, 2010, with a directive from the Minister of Energy authorizing projects greater than 20 megawatts (MW) in capacity.

Over several years, three additional procurements for CHP projects were conducted, resulting in contracts for more than 450 MW of capacity and representing a wide range of technologies, applications, industries and geographic locations.

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Clean Energy Standard Offer Program (CESOP)

On November 23, 2010, the Minister of Energy authorized the Clean Energy Standard Offer Program, which was implemented through two separate, but related initiatives.

The Combined Heat & Power Standard Offer Program (CHPSOP) was for distribution connected, natural gas-fired combined heat and power projects of 20 MW or less.

The Energy Recovery Standard Offer Program (ERSOP) applied to distribution connected, energy recovery projects of 20 MW or less.