Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Program

Combined Heat and Power – Kentucky’s CHP Program

Combined heat and power (CHP) is a proven technology that uses equipment designed to generate both electric power and useful heat energy. CHP is used by many different facilities and is a key part of our nation’s energy mix.

  • Every CHP application involves the recovery of otherwise wasted thermal energy to produce useful thermal energy or electricity on site.
  • CHP’s high efficiency systems help make businesses more competitive by lowering their energy costs, reducing demand on the electricity delivery system, reducing strain on the electric grid and reducing the risk of power disruptions.

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC), KPPC – Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center and the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM), are working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Program and the DOE Southeast CHP Technical Assistance Partnership to promote CHP technologies throughout Kentucky.

Over the next several years, KY CHP program partners will organize education and outreach opportunities for the Commonwealth to promote the environmental and economic benefits of CHP.

Why Consider Investing in CHP?

  • Lowers operating/energy costs
  • Provides a hedge against future energy cost volatility
  • Improves reliability of power supply
  • Improves environmental performance


CHP can produce a significant increase in overall efficiency







Take the first step to get started

Industrial Facilities, Contact:
Lee Lingo
Executive Director
KAM – Kentucky Association of
(502) 352-2485

Commercial / Institutional
Facilities, Contact:
Cheryl Eakle
Senior Sustainability Engineer
(502) 852-3485

Kentucky’s CHP program is funded by U.S. Department of Energy grants. For more information online about Kentucky’s CHP program visit the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet website.

More information about the national CHP program is available from the U.S. Department of Energy.

A catalog of CHP technologies is available from the U.S. EPA’s website.

More Resources for CHP

View the recorded January 29, 2015 CHP Webinar.

View or download a pdf of the January 29, 2015 CHP Webinar slides.

View or download a pdf of the CHP Qualification Tool example.


View or download a pdf of the Kentucky CHP Flyer. CHP-jpg-Flyer-2014