CHP Association


2015 CHP Conference

2015conflogo_animateJoin CHP Association and the combined heat & power community for the 2015 CHP Conference on September 14th and 15th in Washington, DC. The theme of this year’s conference is CHP: Providing Resilience and Security in an Uncertain Energy World. With the changing landscape of energy generation in the U.S. and the strain on an aging electric grid, energy solutions that are not only cost effective and efficient–but most importantly resilient–are needed to secure our energy future. This conference will highlight the ways in which combined heat & power is the best answer for our resilient energy needs while also providing numerous other benefits.

The conference will feature a number of new elements including CHP Association’s inaugural Solution Summit aimed at fostering meaningful discussion among attendees on ways to increase CHP deployment. In addition, there will be a trade show to highlight companies and organizations working in the industry, and a full day conference that will explore the conference theme of resilience.

The conference will take place on Monday, September 14th and Tuesday, September 15th. Monday’s events begin at noon, allowing people from out of town to arrive Monday morning. Monday’s events run into the evening with a reception and trade show, and Tuesday’s events run from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

Monday, September 14th

12:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Solution Summit
Join us for a dynamic half-day aimed at working together to find solutions to what is currently holding back CHP deployment. The day will begin with an overview presentation on the summit topic and two presentations. Then, attendees will split into breakout groups based on where they work in the CHP community (policy, equipment and technology manufacturers, financiers, etc.) to discuss ways in which their part of the community increase CHP deployment. The breakout groups will then present their solutions to the larger group, after which the room will divide again, but this time split randomly into groups to react to the proposed solutions and offer further discussion points. The results from these breakout groups will then be presented to the larger group. The association hopes that this new event will provide a platform for fruitful discussion, collaboration, and networking among attendees.

CHP at the Crossroads of Emerging Trends In the Utility Sector
Phyllis Cuttino, Pew Charitable Trusts
Anne Hampson, ICF International

Guest Speaker: Jay Wrobel, U.S. Department of Energy
Jay Wrobel serves as the Manager of Technical Assistance for the Advanced Manufacturing Offices (AMO) in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). He oversees major programs that help the industry reduce energy use, increase competitiveness, and develop trained workforces. Programs managed include Better Plants, Industrial Assessment Centers, and CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships. He will talk about some exciting new D.O.E programs and efforts on CHP.

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Networking Reception
Following the Solution Summit, CHP Association will host a reception for all attendees that will provide networking opportunities with manufacturers, end-users, suppliers, and consultants to the CHP industry as well as financial experts, utility executives, and top individuals in the federal government. If you are interested in sponsoring all or any portion of the reception, please contact Winnie Warner at .

Trade Show
Next door to the networking reception, CHP Association will also host a trade show for companies and organizations to highlight their products or services. The trade show is a great event for both exhibitors looking to highlight their company, and attendees looking to learn more about important actors in the CHP community. There are still a couple of spots open, so don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to make business connections and exhibit your product!

Tuesday, September 15th
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
(check-in and breakfast begin at 8:00 AM before the conference events start at 9:00 AM)
In addition to the Solution Summit, Trade Show, and reception, the 2015 CHP Conference will include a full day program themed resilience through combined heat and power. Agenda topics will focus on compelling resilience case studies, new ways to look at the reliability and security benefits of CHP, how combined heat and power is a key to states needing to satisfy greenhouse gas emissions limitations, and how overall grid security depends on CHP. The conference will also feature keynote speeches from prominent people from the government, CHP community, and energy industry overall.

Keynote Speaker: Monica Trauzzi
Monica Trauzzi is Managing Editor and Host of E&ETV, a division of E&E Publishing. Ms. Trauzzi serves as moderator of E&ETV’s daily interview program, OnPoint with Monica Trauzzi. She has produced and moderated nearly two thousand on-camera interviews with lawmakers, administration officials, ambassadors, industry executives, and academics on energy and environment issues.

Being Dynamic in an Increasingly Dynamic Energy Market?
Roger George, Global Commercial Leader, GE Distributed Power

CHP Resiliency Case Studies: Texas and New Jersey
Speakers from the CHP industry will share stories about CHP resilience during severe weather in Texas and New Jersey and the lessons we can learn from these case studies.
Steve Swinson, Thermal Energy Corporation
Jon Wohl, DCO Energy

International Perspectives on CHP
Engaging presentations will look at the different ways that CHP is deployed internationally in Italy, China, and the UK.
Giles Gomme, AB Group
Doug Davis, Broad USA
Vishnu Barran, ENER-G Rudox

What Are the Current Challenges to CHP?
Speakers will look at the factors that are currently holding back CHP in the U.S. and how we can move forward.
George Simons, Itron
Cory Glick, Reliable Secure Power Systems (RSP Systems)

Guest Speaker: Charlie Spies
PACs, Super PACs, and the 2016 Elections
Charlie Spies is the leader of Clark Hill PLC’s national Political Law practice and has been listed as one of the “Most Powerful People in Washington” in GQ Magazine for his work representing candidates and political organizations. He is currently Counsel and Treasurer for Right to Rise USA, the super PAC that has raised over $100 million to support Gov. Jeb Bush. He also currently serves as General Counsel for the Republican Attorneys General Association and multiple Republican Governors, U.S. Senators, and officeholders.

Legislative and Regulatory Outlook
2015 has already been an exciting year for CHP. We will hear from leaders on Capitol Hill concerning legislation and policy developments.
Neil Chatterjee, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Senator Mitch McConnell
Andrea Spring, Deputy Director, Office of External Affairs at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Mary Neumayr, Senior Counsel, Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives

Also featuring corporate guest speakers from General Electric and Southern California Gas.


  • Want to be more involved in the 2015 CHP Conference? Sponsorship provides a great platform to highlight your business to conference attendees. Click here for information on conference sponsorship levels.
  • If you are interested in moderating a group at the solution summit or speaking at the conference, email Winnie Warner at
  • Have an idea of another way you’d like to be involved in the conference? We are always open to finding new ways to get people involved, so please contact us

Register to attend the CHP Conference today! Registration includes access to both days of the conference as well as the reception and trade show on Monday night.
Registration Levels:
CHP Association Member: $795
Open to attendees from current member companies as well as any companies that become a member prior to the conference.

Government, Non-Profit, Academic: $695
Must register with an applicable organization email

Non-Member: $895

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The conference will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Founded in 1908, The National Press Club has seen every sitting President since that time address it members. Journalists, actors, politicians, and notable individuals from all walks of life have been featured at the NPC. Come to the CHP Conference and be a part of history.
National Press Club
National Press Building
529 14th Street NW
13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

Closest metro stations are Metro Center (Red, Orange, Blue, Silver lines) and Federal Triangle (Orange, Blue, and Silver Lines)

CHP Association does not have a room block at a hotel for this conference, but see the list below for hotels near the National Press Club.

If you have any further questions about the conference or registration, please contact .