Regional and State-specific Information
Several states in the Northeast have taken important strides toward including CHP in the energy mix, and helping to lift it onto the same playing field as other competitive energy options. In addition, several interstate and regional efforts are underway, of which the NAC is just one. Some of these efforts are listed below.
The Northeast Combined Heat and Power Initiative (NECHPI) is an organization of CHP interests throughout the Northeast, which promotes and shares information about CHP issues. Typically it meets bi-monthly in Massachusetts.
The MA Technology Collaborative (MTC) administers the Renewable Energy Trust (MRET), which in turn sponsors the Massachusetts DG (distributed generation) Collaborative. The DG Collaborative is directed by the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Energy (D.T.E.) to address and seek consensus around a number of pressing issues relevant to DG in general, including CHP.
The MA Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is the Commonwealth's energy agency.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) administrates New York's System Benefit Charge, and provides funding and other support for renewable and efficiency projects and research, including CHP.
The Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) is an interstate association of air quality control divisions that helps exchange technical information, and promotes cooperation and coordination of technical and policy issues regarding air quality control among the member states.