CHP Association


CHP Conference 2014

Join the combined heat and power community for the CHP Conference in Los Angeles. New environmental regulations, an increased awareness of energy efficiency benefits, and a growing understanding of the key role CHP plays in the security and resilience of our infrastructure combine to make this conference a priority for anyone in the energy sector. If you are planning an energy project of any size or complexity, CHP should at least be on your short list of options. At this conference you can see why. You will meet with the experts from across the energy spectrum to understand how CHP fits into your energy puzzle. The conference will feature presentations from government officials, CHP users, NGOs, CHP manufacturers, utilities and more.

Reception & Trade Show
Join us the night before the conference for a trade show and reception on the roof of the Andaz West Hollywood.  Network with CHPA members and conference attendees on the beautiful sundeck overlooking Los Angeles, and explore the exhibits at the trade show.  If you would like to exhibit at the trade show, please see the sponsorship information below.


Register today for the 2014 CHP Conference! Registration fees include access to the trade show and reception the evening of October 15th and access to the conference all day on October 16th.

Registration Levels:
Member: $575
Government, Academic, or Non-Profit: $475
Non-Member: $675

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Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?
Support and be a part of CHP Association’s 2014 CHP Conference!  Take advantage of the opportunity to highlight your company or organization to conference attendees through exhibition at the trade show and brand recognition on conference materials.   Click here to view our sponsorship level document. Please contact Winnie Warner at or call at (202) 298-3719 if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.

Hotel Rooms
There are no more rooms available in the association’s room block, but the hotel may still have some availability.  To book a room, call (323) 656-1234 or book online at

For more information, visit the conference website at:

Contact:Please contact Winnie Warner at for any questions about registration, booking a hotel room, or the conference in general.

Conference Agenda*

Wednesday, October 15th

 6:00 – 8:00: Cocktail Reception and Trade Show on Sundeck
Join CHP Association the night before the conference for a trade show and reception on the roof of the Andaz West Hollywood.  Network with CHPA members and conference attendees on the beautiful sundeck overlooking Los Angeles, and explore the exhibits at the trade show.


Thursday October 16
8:00 - 9:00: Registration & Breakfast

 8:45 – 9:00: Welcoming & Overview of CHP Association
The CHP Association has undergone significant growth and change over the last year.  We will give a brief presentation on the goals for 2015 and an outlook for programs in the coming year.
      Chrissy Borskey, CHP Association Executive Committee Chair
      Dale Louda, CHP Association Executive Director

9:00 – 9:30: CHP Efficiency Improvements
How improving CHP efficiency can be cost effective and protective of the environment.  The University of California San Diego has an important CHP system. Presenters will examine the system and how efficiency improvements have changed the effectiveness of the operation.
      William Torre, University of California San Diego

9:30 – 10:00: Combined Heat & Power as Economic Driver
CHP manufacturing creates thousands of jobs in the USA. But thousands more are generated by the suppliers, consultants, and users of CHP.  We will look at cities that have benefitted from the CHP economy, lessons learned, and how their model can be replicated nationwide.
   Thomas Smith, Blue Earth Generator Inc.

10: 00- 10:30: Networking Break

10:30 – 11:00: New CHP Services
Compression Services, Biogas Conditioning Service, and Distributed Energy Resources are among the new services being offered by Southern California Gas.
      Ron Goodman, Director of Technical Services, Southern California Gas

11:00 – 11:30: State of CHP Markets Today
An examination of where new CHP has been opened and is planned across the United States.
      Joel Bluestein, ICF International

11:30 – 12:15: Resilience
According to a recent NRDC study, small, medium and corporate data centers are responsible for the vast majority of data center energy consumption and are not very efficient.  This panel will look at a new Southern California Gas CHP-powered data center in a Hybrid UPS configuration from the perspective of the end user, project developer and the California Energy Commission, who provided some funding for the project.
      Rick Tidball, ICF (moderator)
      Dale Fontanez, Southern California Gas
      Steve Acevedo, Regatta Solutions

12:15 - 1:30: Lunch

 1:30 – 2:00: California AB-32
An investigation of AB 32 and its impact on CHP development in the State of California.  AB 32 is a greenhouse gas emission law that has had a negative impact on the development of CHP in the state. This part of the program will give an overview of the regulation and how CHP can flourish in this environment.
      Keith Davidson, DE Solutions 

2:00 – 2:30: Overview of the Energy Sector
Los Angeles Bloomberg BNA correspondent will review the state of the energy sector in California.
      Carolyn Whetzel, Bloomberg BNA Correspondent

2:30 – 3:00: Introduction to U.S. DOE Pacific CHP Technical Assistance Partnerhsip Services
The Technical Assistance Program with US Department of Energy will be reviewed.
      Gene Kogan, DOE Pacific CHP TAP

3:00 – 3:30: Alternative Fuel Sources
Biogas is one of many alternative fuel sources that is able to power CHP units.  This presentation will examine using fuel blending, biofuels, propane, syngas, and the use of additional heat recovery to take advantage of CHPs flexibility.
Steven Hall, Western Energy Systems

3:30 - 4:00: Green Buildings & CHP
A look at how CHP is changing the look of cities and suburbs by offering an energy efficient and green alternative to traditional power sources. Increasingly, urban and suburban dwellers are demanding more environmentally sound and energy efficient homes, places of business, and workplaces.  CHP is perfectly positioned to provide this extra level of environmental protection.
      Gary McNeil, US EPA

4:00 – 4:30: Concluding Comments

*Agenda is yet to be finalized. Times may still be changed and speakers added