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Combined Heat and Power Partnership

California Natural Gas Rates

dCHPP Glossary (PDF) (2 pp, 53K)

Date Last Updated11/16/2012
Incentive TypeUtility Rate
Incentive Administrator/Contact OfficeCalifornia Public Utilities Commission
Incentive Initiation Date1/1/1981
Incentive Size and Funding SourceGas utilities are required to sell gas to qualified cogenerators at the same price they bill larger electric utilities per Order Number 92792 and Public Utilities Code (PUC) Section 218.5.
Eligible RecipientCogeneration or CHP facilities
Eligible FuelNatural Gas
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required (%)42.50%
Other Incentive DetailsCHP gas usage is normally determined as follows: an amount of gas equal to the customer's recorded net-electric generation in kilowatt-hours times the average heat rate for the electric generation equipment.
Resource Website(s) http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/ exit EPA

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