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DOE’s Onsite Energy Technical Assistance Partnerships (TAPs) provide direct technical assistance to industrial facilities and other large energy users with identifying and implementing onsite energy technology options for achieving site-specific energy objectives. Technical assistance for end users can include a broad range of services in support of onsite energy project deployment, from the earliest stages of screening for multi-technology solutions, to the end stages of post-installation operation. The Onsite Energy TAPs also conduct outreach and engage with policymakers, utilities, and other key stakeholders to accelerate pathways for integration of clean onsite energy technologies. Additional activities include developing public tools and resources, sharing best practices, and building partnerships that drive decarbonization across the U.S. industrial sector.

Each of the 10 Onsite Energy TAPs represents a multi-state area and brings specialized, regional knowledge to advise on economic, environmental, regulatory, and other issues impacting the adoption of onsite clean energy technologies, such as battery storage, combined heat and power (CHP), district energy, fuel cells, geothermal, industrial heat pumps, renewable fuels, solar photovoltaics (PV), solar thermal, thermal storage, waste heat to power (WHP), wind power, and more. The Onsite Energy TAPs have expertise to advise on a variety of distributed energy technologies suitable for the industrial sector and are backed by world-class support from DOE’s national laboratories.

FOR INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE, CONTACT THE ONSITE ENERGY TAP IN YOUR AREA:

Onsite Energy TAPs

DOE's Onsite Energy TAPs help facilities integrate the latest onsite energy technologies by providing specialized services, including:

Technical Assistance: Screen sites for opportunities to implement onsite energy technologies and provide advanced services to maximize economic impact and reduce risk from initial screening to installation to operation and maintenance.

End-User Engagement: Partner with organizations representing industrial and other large energy users to advance onsite energy as a cost-effective way to transition to a clean energy economy.

Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with strategic stakeholders, including utilities and policymakers, to identify and reduce barriers to onsite energy through fact-based, unbiased education.

New England
New England
University of New Hampshire
Earth Sciences, James Hall Rm 234
Durham, NH, 03824
Director: Matt Davis, Ph.D.
603.862.3171
matt.davis@unh.edu
New York-New Jersey
New York-New Jersey
Pennsylvania State University
221 Engineering Unit A
University Park, PA, 16802
Director: Jim Freihaut, Ph.D.
814.863.2091
jfreihaut@engr.psu.edu
Mid-Atlantic
Mid-Atlantic
Pennsylvania State University
221 Engineering Unit A
University Park, PA, 16802
Director: Jim Freihaut, Ph.D.
814.863.2091
jfreihaut@engr.psu.edu
Southeast
Southeast
North Carolina State University
1575 Varsity Drive
Raleigh, NC, 27606
Director: Isaac Panzarella, P.E.
919.515.0354
ipanzar@ncsu.edu
Midwest
Midwest
University of Illinois at Chicago
1309 South Halsted St., Ste. 205
Chicago, IL, 60607
Director: Cliff Haefke
312.355.3476
chaefk1@uic.edu
Southcentral
Southcentral
Houston Advanced Research Center
8801 Gosling Road
The Woodlands, TX, 77381
Director: Carlos Gamarra, Ph.D., P.E.
281.364.6032
cgamarra@harcresearch.org
Central
Central
University of Illinois at Chicago
1309 South Halsted St., Ste. 205
Chicago, IL, 60607
Director: Cliff Haefke
312.355.3476
chaefk1@uic.edu
Upper-West
Upper-West
Cascade Energy, Inc.
630 SW 5th Ave, STE 501
Portland, OR, 97204
Director: Doug Heredos
866.321.4573
doug.heredos@cascadeenergy.com
Western
Western
Optony Inc.
5201 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA, 95054
Director: Jonathan Whelan
415.450.7032
jonathan.whelan@optonyusa.com
Northwest
Northwest
Washington State University
905 Plum Street SE, Box 43165
Olympia, WA, 98504-3165
Director: David Van Holde, P.E.
360.956.2071
vanholded@energy.wsu.edu