Free Webinar: Taking a Deeper Look at Utility Standby Rates for CHP Systems

June 27, 2014, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM MDT

In a webinar earlier this year, the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) called for a fresh look at standby rates for combined heat and power (CHP) systems, illustrating how poorly-designed standby rates can impede the adoption of CHP resources, but well-designed standby rates can encourage these efficient, clean resources.

Christine Brinker, Director of the U.S. DOE Southwest Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership (CHP TAP) invites you to join her and RAP on Friday, June 27th, at 1:00 p.m. EDT, for another upcoming free webinar taking a deeper look at utility standby rates for CHP. RAP’s Carl Linvill and Rich Sedano will provide insight on how standby rates for CHP can be structured to provide adequate financial protection to utilities, without creating disincentives to CHP adoption. The speakers will examine:

  • Detailed case studies of standby rates in Colorado and Ohio, as well as general guidance relevant for all states;
  • The efficacy of well-designed standby tariffs for CHP applications in Colorado and Ohio;
  • Steps to improve rate design in these states and throughout the U.S., with the goal of encouraging deployment of cost-effective CHP resources; and
  • How these lessons are replicable to other states.

The webinar draws from the paper Standby Rates for Combined Heat and Power Systems, prepared by RAP and Brubaker and Associates, Inc. for Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Register here. This webinar is free of charge.