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The Market Development Incentive Payment (MDIP) Fund

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Objectives and Outcomes

The Program’s main objectives are to identify new innovative applications for natural gas and make greater use of technologies that reduce GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions from energy production, and thus, contribute to the Government’s overall commitments of reducing Canada’s total GHG emissions by 17 percent from 2006 levels by 2020 and that 90 percent of Canada’s electricity needs to be provided by non-emitting sources.

Cogeneration, or combined heat and power (CHP), is the concurrent production of electrical and thermal energy from a single fuel source and has the potential to reduce primary energy consumption and associated GHG emissions.

This Request for Project Proposals will seek to allocate $2.4 million over three years from April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2014, towards demonstrations.

The Program Objectives

The objective of the Program is to support research and development activities in the demonstration and deployment of viable CHP technologies.

The scope of the activities that will be funded is set out in Appendix 1 of the Applicant’s Guide.

Expected Outcomes

Expected outcomes from the demonstration projects will include new technical knowledge on the performance and operational characteristics of the technologies demonstrated and what, if any, further development is required before they can be commercially deployed and replicated, as well as knowledge and solutions to institutional barriers.