The Heat is Power Association The Waste Heat to Power Trade Association Wed, 17 May 2017 22:55:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Sixteen Companies and Organizations Sign Letter of Support for Clean Energy for America Act Fri, 12 May 2017 14:50:18 +0000 Sixteen companies and organizations expressed support for the Clean Energy for America Act, a technology neutral approach to energy tax reform, in a letter to its sponsor Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR). The Act would encourage U.S. innovation and strengthen our economy, promote enhanced competition among all of our nation’s energy sources, increase manufacturing jobs and exports, improve industrial efficiency and resilience, reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and criteria pollutants, and diversify our energy mix by encouraging development of technologies like WHP.

HiP delivered the letter to Senator Wyden today. The letter expressed support for the Senator’s efforts to enact technology neutral energy tax reform recommendations that will promote market parity and viability for waste heat to power (WHP) and other clean energy technologies in the U.S. Read the full letter and see the list of signers here: Waste heat to power industry support for Clean Energy for America Act



HiP Urges President Trump to Pursue Parity in Energy Tax Policy Wed, 01 Feb 2017 22:30:32 +0000 The Heat is Power Association today sent a letter to President Trump that highlighted opportunities for waste heat to power (WHP), a clean, domestic source of electric power generation, and asked the Administration to support tax policies that promote market parity for WHP with other sources of U.S. clean power generation. Read the full letter here: Heat is Power Letter to President Trump 2 1 2017

WHP Business Leaders on Why the ITC for WHP is Crucial Sun, 02 Oct 2016 15:13:45 +0000 The federal investment tax credit (ITC) allows certain renewable and efficient energy sources to compete with fossil fuel-based electric generation in the U.S. While WHP generates clean electricity without any additional fuel, combustion or emissions, and is considered a renewable energy source in numerous renewable portfolio standards, it does not qualify for the federal investment tax credit (ITC) for which other clean energy sources qualify. Click here to learn why WHP industry leaders believe the ITC should include WHP.

HiP Releases Updated WHP Fact Sheet Sun, 02 Oct 2016 14:30:41 +0000 Check out the latest facts, industry data and policy recommendations regarding waste heat and waste heat to power (WHP). See how using waste heat from industrial operations – without adding any fuel, combustion or emissions – could generate up to 15 GW of clean electricity in the U.S.  Click here for the WHP Fact Sheet

HiP Letter to Energy Bill Conference Leaders Fri, 12 Aug 2016 20:51:00 +0000 Heat is Power sent a letter to leaders of the Senate and House Energy Bill conference asking them to support inclusion of the following in a bipartisan energy policy bill that can be signed into law:

  • Define renewables to include WHP
  • Provide model guidance for WHP and combined heat and power (CHP) systems
  • Recognize WHP and CHP resiliency & reliability benefits
  • Expand programs in manufacturing energy efficiency

Read full letter here

Waste Heat from Coffee and Oil & Gas Generates Electricity Without Emissions Fri, 15 Jul 2016 20:58:35 +0000
What does oil and gas production have in common with coffee roasting? Both produce large amounts of heat that can be used to generate electricity without emissions.

Alphabet Energy of Hayward, CA will capture heat from gas that is flared in the Bakken oil and gas fields and use it to generate electricity with no additional fuel and no emissions. The electricity can be used on site to displace purchased power and save money. The opportunity is huge – the amount of methane that was emitted or flared from oil and gas drilling between 2009 and 2014 was enough to power more than 5 million U.S. homes for a year, according to the Department of Interior. Read more – This Startup Is Turning Gas Flares Into Power

Portland Coffee Roasters, working with Cool Energy of Boulder, CO, will capture the excess heat from its coffee roasting operations and use it generate enough fuel free, emission free electricity to double its coffee production while maintaining a carbon neutral footprint. Read more – Portland Roasting Coffee to Become World’s First Self-powered Commercial Roaster By 2017

These are just two opportunities for waste heat to power, also known as WHP. Check out for additional information about Alphabet Energy, Cool Energy and other Heat is Power member companies, as well as the technologies, opportunities and barriers to greater deployment of WHP in the U.S.

Want to see more of these types of projects? Let your members of Congress know that you support the Investment Tax Credit for waste heat to power.

About The Heat is Power Association
The Heat is Power Association (HiP) is the trade association for the waste heat to power (WHP) industry. WHP uses waste heat from industrial processes to generate electricity with no additional fuel, no combustion, and no incremental emissions. HiP educates decision makers about clean energy from waste heat and lobbies for policies that provide parity for WHP with other sources of emission-free power like wind, solar and geothermal. Heat is Power Association members include Alphabet Energy, Cool Energy, Cornerstone Sustainable Energy, Echogen, ElectraTherm, Ener-G-Rotors, Gulf Coast Green Energy, Integral Power, Primary Energy Recycling Corporation, Smardt Chillers Group, ThermaDrive, Alliance for Industrial Efficiency, Alliance to Save Energy, Pew Charitable Trusts Clean Energy Program, and SMU Geothermal Laboratory.
HiP Comments to Senate Finance Committee Energy Tax Policy Hearing Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:38:10 +0000 Heat is Power provided comments to the Senate Finance Committee regarding their June 14 energy tax policy hearing. The comments urged Congress to support legislation that clarifies that WHP is a qualifying technology in Section 48 of the IRC and also expressed support for Ranking Member Wyden’s technology-neutral clean energy tax incentive proposal. Both will help level the field for WHP with other clean energy technologies and increase opportunities for WHP to meaningfully contribute to our nation’s public policy objectives related to increasing industrial efficiency and reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and criteria pollutants.

Read the full letter here: Letter re Senate Finance Hearing 6 14 2016 from Heat is Power

Support for Expanding MLP to Clean Energy Technologies Mon, 11 Apr 2016 19:36:58 +0000 Thirteen organizations, whose members include over a thousand companies and interest groups, today urged Senate leadership to support the expansion of Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) to the U.S. clean energy sector. MLPs, currently limited primarily to fossil fuel-based resources, allow companies to finance projects deploying qualifying technologies at lower interest rates. Expanding MLPs to clean energy technologies such as WHP would ensure a level playing field for a broader array of energy sources and technologies, as well as investment opportunities for a larger number of Americans. Read the letter here.


24 Entities Urge Congress to Include WHP in Energy Tax Legislation Tue, 05 Apr 2016 21:17:09 +0000 The Heat is Power Association plus 23 other companies and organizations today sent letters to Congress urging them to clarify that the existing Section 48 investment tax credit for combined heat and power (CHP) includes waste heat to power (WHP) as well.

As a clean power source, WHP generates electricity with no fuel, no combustion, and no incremental emissions.

Contact Heat is Power if you are interested in signing on to future letters.

View the letters here:

Letter to House re WHP in tax legislation

Letter to Senate re WHP in tax legislation

HiP + 23 Companies and Organizations Urge IRS to include WHP in the ITC Tue, 16 Feb 2016 21:08:04 +0000 Twenty-three companies and organizations joined the Heat is Power Association in written comments to the IRS urging the agency to clarify that the definition of combined heat and power (CHP) system property in Section 48 of the U.S. tax code includes both topping cycle and bottoming cycle cogeneration, the latter also known as waste heat to power (WHP). As presently written, the CHP definition limits the 10 percent ITC to topping cycle cogeneration projects only. Congress, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) all formally recognize bottoming cycle cogeneration in law, regulation and published reports, and commonly refer to it as WHP. Excluding bottoming cycle cogeneration from the definition of eligible technologies in Section 48 removes an important financial tool to support deployment of this clean energy technology, making it challenging for these fuel-free, emission-free systems to compete in the marketplace. The full comments including our recommended solution can be found here.