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Start Year: 2008

Cost-benefit Analysis of Distributed Energy Resources

The Infrastructure Networks group, formerly the Center for Energy, Economics and Environmental Policy (CEEEP), was tasked by the Board of Public Utilities with conducting a Combined Heat and Power cost-benefit analysis on individual applications in response to funding calls by the BPU and to evaluate a potential CHP portfolio standard (as determined by NJ Legislature). These materials have been compiled in support of these tasks.

Project Reports

  1. CHP Database – This database contains key technical and financial parameters for input into the analysis.
  2. CHP Cost Benefit Analysis – Presentation to the NJ CHPFC Working Group
  3. Draft Avoided Cost Assumptions – July 2013
  4. CHP Cost Benefit Analysis – Presentation to the NJ CHPFC Working Group – Feb 2014
  5. CHP Cost Benefit Analysis – Stylized Model – Feb 2014
  6. CHP Cost Benefit Analysis – Stylized Model – May 2015
  7. R. Athawale and F. Felder, “Incentives for Combined Heat and Power Plants: How to increase societal benefits?,” Utilities Policy, Vol. 31, Dec 2014, pp. 121-132.

Research Library

  1. CHP Policy Analysis and 2011-2030 Market Assessment Report, Feb 2012 (for California Energy Commission)
  2. C&I CHP Technology Cost and Performance Data Analysis for EIA, June 2010 (for Energy Information Administration)
  3. Catalog of CHP Technologies, US Environmental Protection Agency Combined Heat and Power Partnership, Dec 2008
  4. NJ CHP Market Assessment prepared by US DOE Mid-Atlantic Clean Energy Application Center, Nov 2010
  5. Cost effectiveness of DG Technologies – Self Generation Incentive Program Final Report by Itron, Feb 2011
  6. Understanding the Cost of Power Interruptions to US Electricity Consumers by LBNL, Sept 2004
  7. TRC Test and Avoided Costs – PUC Ohio Workshop by LBNL, Aug 2009
  8. Energy Efficiency Guidebook for Public Power Communities by Energy Center of Wisconsin, Oct 2009
  9. Is it time to ditch the TRC? ACEEE Summer Study on EE in buildings, 2010
  10. Practical approaches to Benefit-Cost challenges in EE programs by KEMA, Mar 2008
  11. Benefit Cost Test – a framing document by Kansas Corporation Commission, Mar 2008
  12. Why should Utility customers support EE investments in Rates? by RAP, Sept 2011
  13. Energy Efficiency Cost effectiveness screening by Synapse, Nov 2012
  14. Economic Analysis of Demand Side Programs and Projects, California Standard Practice Manual, Oct 2001
  15. TRC Test applied to CHP in MA & NY by Northeast Clean Energy Application Center, Jan 2011
  16. Costs and Benefits of Electric Utility EE in Massachusetts, by Synapse, Aug 2008
  17. SGIP Cost Effectiveness Report by Itron, Mar 2005
  18. California Solar Initiative Cost Effectiveness Evaluation by E3, Apr 2011
  19. Market Potential of Combined Heat and Power in Massachusetts by KEMA, Mar 2008

Stakeholder Comments

  1. OCE Rate Counsel Comments, July 2013