Illinois

Information for the CHP market sector in the State of Illinois covers the following topics:

Baseline CHP Information
The MAC has developed a Baseline Analysis report for the CHP market in Illinois. It provides an assessment of the prevailing environment for CHP systems from the regulatory, private market and technology perspectives within the state of Illinois. This information may be used to develop educational and market transformation programs, which will foster CHP applications. Information in the report includes the following:

  • Survey of Existing CHP Installations
  • Current Pricing Issues
  • CHP Policy Issues
  • CHP Market Capacity Potential
  • Key Local CHP Contacts (A&Es, Property Management Firms, Equipment Manufacturers and Suppliers, Energy Suppliers, Gov’t Associations, etc.)

State CHP Generation Summary
Data as of January 2006.

  • Number of CHP System Installations: 139
  • State CHP Generation Capacity, MW: 1,239
  • State CHP Generation Capacit, % of Total Capacity: 2.8
  • Average CHP System Capacity, MW: 8.9
  • Median CHP System Capacity, MW: 2.2

Database of CHP Installations
The MAC has developed a searchable database of CHP installations. The database can be searched by site installation location, prime mover size, prime mover type, primary fuel, and date of installation.

Electricity Profiles
A DOE report profiles the electricity generation for the State of Illinois, with statistics from 1993, 1997, and 2002. Data are presented for a number of areas including generating capability, electricity generation, fuel use, retail sales, capacity factor, and pollutant emissions

Electric Industry Restructuring Acitivity
A DOE report provides an overview of the status of electric industry restructuring is available as of February 2003. Each state has a link to several tables dedicated to summarizing regulatory orders, legislation, investigative studies, retail access, stranded costs, public benefits programs, pilot programs, and any additional information. The information is updated on a monthly basis, and gathered from a variety of sources including the state legislatures, public utility commissions, state energy commissions, Office of the Governor, and news agencies.

A DOE website for the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides updates after 2003 on the restructuring status of the Illinois state electric markets.

Gas Utility Restructuring Status
A DOE website for the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides information on the restructuring status of gas utilities.

Incentives for Renewable Power
A comprehensive Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) is maintained by the North Carolina State University. This database provides information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy.

Database of Regulatory Requirements for Small Electric Generators
The Energy & Environmental Analysis, Inc. maintains a database for
information on state air emissions regulations, siting regulations, exit fees, regulatory codes, interconnection requirements, standby rates, and incentives for small electric generators.

Energy-Efficiency Funds and Demand Response Program
A DOE website for the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides information on available public purpose-funded energy efficiency programs, utility energy efficiency programs, load management options, distributed energy resource options, and state sponsored energy efficiency programs.

Net Metering Programs
A DOE website provides a map of the net metering rules. A website of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) “Connecting to the Grid” project provides information on net metering interconnection standards.

Other Reports and Documents
CHP Education/Assistance Program Guide for the Illinois Hospital Market Sector (June 2004 Report)
One of the more favorable applications for CHP in the Midwest is the healthcare Industry, specifically Hospitals. The key factors that favor hospitals as a prime candidate for CHP include: long operating hours, high electric and thermal loads with good load co-incidence, and the need for good quality and highly reliable power. This report is intended to serve two purposes:

1. Provide the Illinois State Energy office with the necessary market information on the Hospital Sector within the state to plan and organize an appropriate workshop/conference to educate this sector on CHP and its benefits to the Hospital Sector.

2. Provide the Illinois State Energy Office with many of the technical, financial, communication, and application material that can be utilized in their CHP Hospital education program.

Industry Comments on Draft Illinois Interconnection Standards (January 2004 Documents)
These documents were submitted to the Illinois Commerce Commission in regards to the proposed Illinois Interconnect Standards prepared by energy industry research organizations, educational institutions, and sustainable energy organizations.

Illinois CHP/BCHP Environmental Permitting Guidebook (January 2003)
Volume A: Roadmapping the Permitting Process
This Guidebook Volume A details the various permitting and regulatory requirements for CHP facilities and provides tools in the form of an Emissions Calculator and a permitting questionnaire to efficiently navigate through the permitting process.

Volume B: Permitting Issues (A Survey and Dialogue)
The intent of Guidebook Volume B is to assess the experience of CHP users/operators with the environmental permitting process in Illinois and determine whether this process is perceived as easy or complex relative to other regulatory requirements.

Emissions Calculator Spreadsheet

Evanston Township High School Site Report (September 2002)
This report provides an in-depth characterization study of the installed CHP system at Evanston Township High School of Evanston, Illinois. Detailed information that may be found in the study includes: site description, market segment evaluation, technical description of the CHP system and its respective components, energy and financial analysis (CHP vs. baseline), financial considerations, operability and installation analysis, environmental considerations, barriers, incentives, and lessons learned.

Elgin Community College Site Report (September 2002)
This report provides an in-depth characterization study of the installed CHP system at Elgin Community College of Elgin, Illinois. Detailed information that may be found in the study includes: site description, market segment evaluation, technical description of the CHP system and its respective components, energy and financial analysis (CHP vs. baseline), financial considerations, operability and installation analysis, environmental considerations, barriers, incentives, and lessons learned.

Presbyterian Homes Site Report (September 2002)
This report provides an in-depth characterization study of the installed CHP system at Elgin Community College of Elgin, Illinois. Detailed information that may be found in the study includes: site description, market segment evaluation, technical description of the CHP system and its respective components, energy and financial analysis (CHP vs. baseline), financial considerations, operability and installation analysis, environmental considerations, barriers, incentives, and lessons learned.

University of Illinois at Chicago (East Campus) Site Report (August 2001)
This report provides an in-depth characterization study of the installed CHP system at the University of Illinois at Chicago – East Campus. Detailed information that may be found in the study includes: site description, market segment evaluation, technical description of the CHP system and its respective components, energy and financial analysis (CHP vs. baseline), financial considerations, operability and installation analysis, environmental considerations, barriers, incentives, and lessons learned.

Events & Activities

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December 10, 2005 The MAC completed teaching a graduate Mechanical Engineering semester course on CHP at the University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL). John Cuttica, Cliff Haefke, Steffen Mueller

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November 17, 2005 The MAC presented a two-hour workshop to A&E’s enrolled in the City of Chicago’s “Green Tech U Certification Program” (Chicago, IL) he

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November 9, 2005 The MAC presented to the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Architecture continuing their A&E’s of the Future Program (Chicago, IL). John Cuttica, Steffen Mueller

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May 18, 2005

The MAC Conducts One-Day Workshop, "Evaluating and Marketing CHP Options in a Volatile Energy Marketplace," for Engineers and Architects (Willowbrook, IL)

John Cuttica, Mark Pruitt, Bill Ryan

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March 16-17, 2004 U.S. Department of Energy's Chicago Regional Office, The Midwest CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships and the Midwest CHP Initiative Conduct the Midwest CHP Roadmap Workshop. (Chicago, IL) John Cuttica, Ted Bronson

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March 12, 2004 The MAC Leads a Delegation to the Illinois Commerce Commission Workshop on Interconnections (Springfield, IL) John Cuttica,
John Kelly,
Ted Bronson

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January 30, 2004 A Coalition led by GTI and the MAC Submits Industry Comments on the Draft Interconnection Standards Issued by the Illinois Commerce Commission John Kelly

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December 16, 2003 The MAC Discusses Partnership with the U.S. DOE Industrial Assessment Centers in the Midwest Region (Chicago, IL) William Worek, John Cuttica

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October 23, 2003 The MWCHPI Testified to the Illinois Special Task Force on the Condition and Future of the Illinois Energy Infrastructure of the Lt. Governor Pat Quinn (Chicago IL) Ted Bronson

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September 25, 2003 The MAC Participates in the 17th Annual Non-Utility Meeting of the Midwest Cogeneration Association (Chicago, IL ) John Cuttica, Ted Bronson

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September 23-24, 2003 4th National CHP Roadmap Workshop (Chicago, IL) John Cuttica, John Kelly, Ted Bronson, Gary Nowakowski

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March 18, 2003 MAC Organizes Program on "CHP For Hospitals”. Chicago, IL John Cuttica, Leslie Farrar, Bill Ryan

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February 21, 2003 NICOR and GTI Host CHP Symposium and Tour of GTI's CHP Installation and Test Facility. DesPlaines, IL Ted Bronson, Clyde Schafer, Leslie Farrar

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December 9, 2002 UIC/ERC and GTI Provide Testimonies to the Transition Committee of the Illinois Governor-Elect Rod Blagojevich, (Chicago, IL) John Cuttica, Ted Bronson

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December 5, 2002 Joint Task Force Meeting of MAC and MCA, (Chicago, IL) John Casten, Shashi Shah, Steffen Mueller, Tom Riemer

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November 26, 2002 MAC Hosted a Seminar Organized by the MW CHP Initiative to Discuss the Financial and Energy Benefits of Using Steam Turbines Instead of PRVs, (Chicago, IL Sean Casten

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October 1, 2002 MAC and the Midwest CHP Initiative Met with the Illinois Commerce Commission, (Springfield, IL) John Cuttica, John Moore, Ted Bronson

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September 19, 2002 Energizing America's Cities Conference Co-sponsored by U.S. DOE and the Gas Technology Institute, (Chicago, IL)

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September 11, 2002 Joint Energy Association Meeting Co-hosted by The Midwest CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships, (Chicago, IL) Leslie Farrar

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August 22, 2002 Joint Advisory Task Force MeetingMidwest Cogeneration Association and Midwest CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships, (Chicago, IL)

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July 9, 2002 Combined Heat and Power Workshop, Holiday Inn, (Chicago, IL) William Worek, John Cuttica, Leslie Farrar

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June 27, 2002 Center for Business Initiatives, (Chicago, IL) Leslie Farrar

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May 8, 2002 FEMP DER Workshop, (Chicago, IL) Leslie Farrar

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September 11, 2002 Association of Energy Engineers Iliana Meetings, (Oak Lawn, IL) Leslie Farrar

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April 23, 2002 DOE Reciprocating Engines Peer Review Meeting, (Chicago, IL) John Cuttica Ted Bronson

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April 15, 2002 CHP Economic Assessment Training, (Chicago, IL) Walt Smith

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