Cogeneration Technology Resources



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Cogeneration, or combined heat and power, is the simultaneous production of electricity and useful heat from the same fuel or energy. These facilities produce electricity, and use waste heat for other heating needs.

Cogeneration Blog Posts

Testing at a wastewater treatment facility
Joel Haskard
Fri, 09/21/2018 - 2:06pm
Effective wastewater treatment systems are critical infrastructure to manage waste effluent within hundreds of communities in Minnesota. The...
Photos from the 2018 CERTs Conference
Lissa Pawlisch
Fri, 04/06/2018 - 12:54pm
Over 500 Minnesotans attended the seventh statewide CERTs Conference, connecting to build a clean energy future in their communities! March 28-29...
CERTs Seed Grants
Lissa Pawlisch
Thu, 02/01/2018 - 4:55pm
The Clean Energy Resource Teams are excited to announce 39 Seed Grant awards to organizations in our seven regions! Each region awarded around $20,...

Cogeneration Case Studies

District Energy St. Paul, Inc., is a private, non-profit, community-based corporation located in downtown St. Paul. District Energy owns the largest...
Koda Energy is a partnership between Rahr Malting Company- a family owned business based in Shakopee- and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota Community....

Funding & Financing Opportunities

Funding & Financing Opportunities
There are various opportunities for funding and financing any clean energy project. CERTs offers a list of funding opportunities currently available in the fields of energy and the environment. Start exploring now! Learn more

Planning your own projects?

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The success of any clean energy project depends on how you plan and utilize community, organizational, and financial resources. This is a place for you and your community members to learn from what others have done and strategize about how to accomplish your own clean energy project goals. Learn more.

CERTs Supported Projects

See CERTs-supported projects
CERTs awards Seed Grants to community groups for energy efficiency and clean energy projects. See projects or learn more about grants.

Find Companies

Find companies with the Clean Energy Project Builder
The Clean Energy Project Builder is an online directory that will help you find companies to help you plan, implement, and manage your clean energy projects. It’s also a great place to just learn more about companies serving the solar and wind energy industries in Minnesota. You can even save a portfolio of folks to follow up with! Check it out

Detailed Cogeneration Resources

General Information

Cooling, Heating and Power for BuildingsDOE Program
Environmental Protection Agency: Combined Heat and Power.
Provides general technology information as well as success stories from around the country.

Combined Heat and Power: Capturing Wasted EnergyAmerican Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
A primer on combined heat and power technologies by R. Neal Elliott and Mark Spurr, 1999.

District Energy, St. Paul
District Energy is a combined heat and power plant that brings heat and cooling to downtown St. Paul buildings.

International District Energy Association

Power Plant Facility Siting & PermitingMinnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
The MN Public Utilities Commission has responsibility for the site and route permitting of certain energy facilities, including electric power plants generating more than 50 megawatts.

Research & Publications

District Energy LibraryUniversity of Rochester
This Web site provides a wide range of information on district energy and CHP including numerous links and publications.

CHP InstallationsU.S. DOE Oak Ridge National Lab
The lab keeps an impressive number of publications on hand, with ongoing updates.

Deployment of Distributed Energy Resources: Sources of Financial Assistance and InformationFederal Energy Management Program, January 2002

Opportunities to Expand Cogeneration in MinnesotaCenter for Energy and Environment, August 1996

Inventory of Cogeneration Potential in MinnesotaMinnesota Planning, August 2001

Contractors & Developers

Midwest CHP Application Center
Located in Chicago and partially funded by the US Department of Energy, this is a premier center for technical assistance on CHP, such as determining the feasibility of CHP at a particular site. Check their website for CHP evaluation tools. Contact: John Cuttica, 312-996-4382.

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