CHP Leaders Gather for USCHPA Spring Forum
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Leaders in the combined heat and power (CHP) industry will gather Wednesday, May 16 for the U.S. Clean Heat & Power Association’s second annual Spring CHP Forum in Washington, D.C. The conference will focus on “best practices” at the state and federal level which support policies that encourage investment in energy efficient CHP.
The keynote speaker for the event is Congressman Charles Bass (R-NH), lead sponsor of the “Smart Energy Act” (HR 4017), which seeks to set a national deployment goal to encourage greater investment in CHP by 2020. Additional speakers include:
- Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula, Deputy Speaker, New Jersey Legislature
- Frank DiCola, President, DCO Energy
- Joe Sullivan, Vice President of Energy Policy and Development, Concord Engineering
- Richard Sweetser, Senior Advisor, Mid-Atlantic CEAC
- Christina Skursky, Project Manager – Energy Services, NationalGrid
- Brad Hancock, Director of Federal Programs, FlexEnergy
- John Brady, Sr. Mechanical Engineer, Chevron Energy Solutions Company
- Cliff Haefke, Associate Director, Midwest CEAC
- Trish Demeter, Director of Clean Energy Campaigns, Ohio Environmental Council
- Kevin Schmidt, Director of Energy Services, Ohio Manufacturers Association
- Dylan Sullivan, Staff Scientist, NRDC-Midwest Office
- Neeharika Naik-Dhungel, Program Manager, Combined Heat & Power Partnership, U.S. EPA
- Katie Cullen, SC Partners
- Manning Feraci, Vice President, Legislative Affairs, SEIA, representing the 1603 Coalition
- Ethan Rogers, CEM, Senior Manager-Industry, ACEEE
- Robert Diznoff, Energy and Environmental Policy Advisor, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
The U.S. Clean Heat & Power (U.S. CHP Association) is the voice of the combined heat and power (CHP) industry. USCHPA is a trade association whose membership includes manufacturers, suppliers, and developers of combined heat and power (CHP) systems.
Currently supplying twelve percent (12%) of U.S. energy capacity, CHP systems can reach efficiencies above eighty percent (80%). There is approximately 82 GW of CHP installed in the U.S. and industry estimates indicate the technical potential for additional CHP at existing sites in the U.S. is approximately 130 GW (plus an additional 10 GW of waste heat recovery CHP).
CHP lowers demand on the electricity delivery system, reduces reliance on traditional energy supplies, makes businesses more competitive by lowering their energy costs, reduces greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant emissions, and refocuses infrastructure investments toward next-generation energy systems. Already harnessed by many industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities, CHP is a proven and effective energy resource that can be immediately deployed to help address current and future global energy needs by incorporating commercially available and domestically produced technology. For more information, visit www.uschpa.org.
SOURCE U.S. CHP Association