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2017 CHP Policy Forum

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2017 CHP Policy Forum

October 11, 2017

8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Washington, DC

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Join CHP Association and members of the CHP industry at the 2017 CHP Policy Forum.  Hear updates on legislation and regulation currently affecting CHP, as well as information on upcoming policy efforts around combined heat and power.  This event offers an annual opportunity for the combined heat and power community to gather and have an open conversation about the state of CHP and its prospects for the future. Attendees will also hear about CHP’s potential role the legislative priorities of the new administration and congress. The forum will be an all day event ending with a networking reception where attendees can talk more with each other. If you would like to be involved in the event through speaking or sponsoring, please contact Winnie Warner at .



8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Check-In & Breakfast
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM Welcoming & Overview of the Day
Dale Louda, CHP Association
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Harvey, Irma, and Maria: How Hurricanes in 2017 Remind Us of the Need for CHP
In the past month, Harvey, Irma, and Maria have reminded us why we need strong, reliable power that is resilient enough to survive a hurricane. The recovery efforts after these hurricanes give us the opportunity to reflect on how to best address these resiliency needs and how to protect critical infrastructure in the future. In this panel, attendees will hear from a representative from Puerto Rico on the current state of the grid and what is needed to rebuild as well as case studies on critical infrastructure that kept the lights on with CHP.
Tomás J. Torres, Project Director, Institute for Competitiveness and Sustainable Economy for Puerto Rico
Sarah Eastman, General Electric
Doug Davis, Broad USA
Eric Ackerman
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM CHP Association Business Allies
Other associations and business groups in the energy industry will discuss ways that we are working together now and how we can work together in the future on common goals around CHP.
Charles Acquard, ELCON
Lisa Jacobson, Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)
Bob Bessette, Council of Industrial Boiler Owners (CIBO)
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Networking Break
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM CHP, Emerging Battery Technology, & Microgrids
This engaging panel with be a moderated discussion around how CHP fits with emerging battery technology and integration with microgrids. Panelists will look at ways that storage developments are opening up new markets for CHP as well as CHP’s essential role in microgrids and distributed generation development.
Charles Miller, WGL Energy
Jim Crouse, Capstone Turbines
Gil Amengual, Solar Turbines
Dalia El Tawy, Siemens
Neeharika Naik-Dhungel, U.S. EPA
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch
WITH FEATURED SPEAKER: Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY)
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM Energy Policy, PURPA, Federal Land Policy, and Infrastructure: How Federal Decisions Can Drive Reliability Through CHP
Hear directly from the Administration, House, Senate, and Department of Interior on updates on policy affecting energy and CHP.
Mary Neumayr, Chief of Staff, WH Council on Environmental Quality
Tom Hassenboehler, Counsel to House Energy and Commerce
Spencer Gray, Counsel to Senate Energy Committee
Kathryn MacGregor, US Department of Interior
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Update from the U.S. Department of Energy
Hear updates on U.S. DOE’s initiates on CHP, especially highlighting DOE’s packed CHP program.
Jay Wrobel, U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Manufacturing Office
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Networking Break
3:15 PM – 3:45 PM How Transmission and Distribution Costs May Bolster the Case for CHP
As generation costs remain flat, the real impact on electricity costs is from transmission and distribution. Hear how this consideration adds to the business case for CHP deployment.
Jon Wohl, DCO Energy
Ethan Rogers, ACEEE
3:45 PM – 4:30 PM CHP Outlook around the USA
This panel will look deeper into energy policy developments regionally and within specific states, how they are impacting CHP, and how we can work within these regions going forward.
Anne Hampson, ICF
Pat Sharkey, Midwest CHP Coalition
Sree Venhataraman, NECHPI
4:30 PM – 4:45 PM Concluding Comments
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Networking Reception
At Tortilla Coast on Capitol Hill.
Join fellow attendees and members of the CHP community to further network and gain business connections

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