CHP Association


2018 CHP Policy Forum

2018 CHP Policy Forum
May 8th & 9th
The City Club of Washington
555 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004


Join CHP Association and the combined heat and power community for our annual CHP Policy Forum. This year we will be trying a new format outside of traditional conference presentations to foster a deeper discussion on how to better implement CHP programs. The theme of this year’s forum is “engaging with decision makers” and will feature key figures in various areas of legislation, regulation, and government. At the forum, we want to explore the barriers and drivers for CHP at every jurisdiction—including city, state, regional, and federal—with the understanding that policy considerations for energy planning vary across different jurisdictions. The event will also feature opportunities to connect and network with others in the CHP and energy industry, including a reception on the night of the 8th.

MAY 8th
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM
Check-In & Breakfast
Check-in at the registration table to receive your nametag and agenda

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM
Opening Remarks & CHP Association Update
Dale Louda, Executive Director, CHP Association

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Current State of CHP
A quick look at policy currently affecting CHP and what’s going on in the industry
         Dale Louda, Executive Director, CHP Association

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
FERC Update
Hear from Commissioner Chatterjee’s technical advisor on FERC’s decisions regarding PURPA and the Commission’s agenda going forward
         Eric Vandenberg, Technical Advisor, FERC

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Networking Break

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Energy Planning in the Evolving Transmission Grid
A moderated discussion on PJM’s planning process and how it is affected by the evolving wholesale landscape and changes in the energy market
        Andrew Levitt, Sr. Market Strategist, Emerging Markets, PJM Interconnection

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Al Clark, CEO, Penn Power Group
Al Clark will share his perspective on selling combined heat and power in a tight market

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Intersections of CHP, Storage, and Microgrids: Key Factors in Energy Plans for Data Centers, Campuses and Municipalities
Hear from the Director of Siemens Thermal Power Solutions on how CHP strategically fits with storage and microgrids to meet the demands of end users like data centers and campuses
         Dalia El Tawy, Director, Thermal Power Solutions, Siemens

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Networking Break

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Policy Effects on the Future of Energy Markets
A look at how the current policy and business climate is affecting the future of energy markets
         Scott Segal, Partner, Bracewell

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Update from the Department of Energy
Hear about DOE’s current projects around CHP and decision making process behind them
         Jay Wrobel, Technical Assistance Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Office

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Networking Reception

May 9th

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Check-In & Breakfast

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Opening Remarks & Summary of Day One
         Dale Louda, CHP Association

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Energy Market Perspective from an Independent Power Producer
Hear from NRG Thermal on its business model around onsite energy projects, how projects are developed and financed, and the effects of policy and industry trends on these decisions
         Carol Denning, Director of Business Development, NRG Thermal

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Lessons From Investment Industry Involvement in Energy and Climate Issues
The World Resources Institute has been very successful in bringing the issue of coal risk to the attention of the investment community. This panel will look at the project and how we can employ similar techniques to show investors how reliable and non-risky CHP is.
Cynthia Cummis, Director Of Private Sector Climate Mitigation, World Resources Institute
         Dale Louda, CHP Association

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
California Grid Study
A look at CHP in California and the state’s grid planning and how flexible CHP factors into California’s energy future
         Paul Lemar, Resource Dynamics

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Capital Hill Roundtable
Hear from those working on the hill about current legislative efforts affecting CHP, including taxes, infrastructure, and clean energy regulation

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Closing Remarks