IEA and Clean Energy Ministerial Hold Workshop to Advance CHP and DHC

IEA21 February 2013: A workshop on accelerating the deployment of combined heat and power (CHP) and district heating and cooling (DHC) has been held by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and Clean Energy Ministerial CHP & DHC Working Group. The joint-workshop, held in Paris on 12-13 February 2013, convened representatives from government, industry, universities, and international organizations for the launch of Phase III of IEA's International CHP/DHC Collaborative.

The workshop set the collaborative work program for the next two years and held discussions on recruiting new partners. Other topics included the development of a compendium of applied case studies demonstrating the benefits, business models, and financial mechanisms for CHP and DHC, as well as continued work on the CHP/DHC country scorecard series, policy recommendations, and data provision.

The IEA's International CHP/DHC Collaborative was created in 2007 to promote and provide market and policy information on CHP and DHC technologies. Participants at the workshop included, inter alia, Siemens, the Japan Gas Association, Cogen Europe and Euoheat & Power, and the US Department of Energy. [IEA Press Release] [Clean Energy Ministerial CHP / DHC Website]