Today, Vermont currently has 37 CHP sites. Of the 37, 14 are located in agriculture, 2 in hospitals or healthcare centers, and 4 in colleges or universities, among other uses. Altogether, these systems boast a capacity of 23.8 MW. This information along with further details can be found at the U.S. DOE Combined Heat and Power Installation Database.
In a study conducted by the Department of Energy in March 2016, it was apparent Vermont's CHP capacity still has room to grow. Vermont has 228 MW of overall CHP capacity potential identified at 657 sites. 112 MW of this potential is industrial on-site CHP, primarily in the paper, food, lumber and wood, chemicals, and textiles sectors. The other 116 MW resides in commercial on-site CHP potential, primarily in the commercial (office) buildings, colleges/universities, hotels, hospitals, and government buildings sectors.
A current list of CHP units in Vermont is available through this ICF International Database.
Policy & Incentives
Vermont currently has limited incentives for CHP, with offerings for wood fired CHP systems, counting as renewable-fuel. Efficiency Vermont, a non-profit organization, may provide support for CHP projects as stipulated by the state… however currently no offerings appear tp have been made. The Vermont Investment Tax Credit, does provide up to 2.4% state-level tax credits for CHP systems place in service on or before 12/31/2016.
Green Mountain Power is the primary utility in Vermont, with a number of villages and towns boasting their own municipal operations.
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