Mid-Atlantic CHP Technical Assistance Partnership map of represented states

States - CHP in Washington D.C.

D.C | Delaware | Maryland | New Jersey | Pennsylvania | Virginia | West Virginia


Over the past few years, falling industrial electric prices in the District of Columbia have been countered by a rise in commercial prices. Natural gas has experienced price fluctuations along with all the other states in the region and seen prices climb 85.4% over the last 12 years.

Installed CHP Capacity

There is currently no record of installations made in the District of Columbia available.

Representative Local Installations

Descriptions of successfully-implemented CHP projects can be used to get ideas for the planning, financing, approval and installation processes involved. The lessons learned in these projects are a valuable resource for those considering CHP, whether in commercial, institutional, or industrial applications. Selected Mid-Atlantic CHP projects are available here, having been obtained from a variety of sources, including other RACs or through DOE.

GSA Central Heating and Refrigeration CHP Plant - CHP plant located in Washington, DC, operational 2003

Potential Market for CHP

According to the US Department of Energy, installations of CHP systems in DC's commercial and industrial sector have the potential to generate 1320 to 2410 MW, representing 3-5% of DOE's 47GW long-term goal.

State Restructuring Activities

Status of State Electric Industry Restructuring from DOE EIA

State Energy Data System (SEDS)


Electricity Pricing

DOE EIA - Electricity Prices
(a variety of monthly and annual data is available at this site)

Natural Gas Pricing


DOE EIA - Natural Gas Prices by State
(select residential/commercial/industrial in the "Data Series" box at top of this page)

Washington D.C. Links

Electric Utility Website:

CHP Requirements & State Support Programs Links
State Agency Contacts: