Find an outline for the forum's draft agenda topics below. The forum will focus on both federal and state policy topics and issues currently effecting the CHP industry.

Thursday November 13, 2014

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Cocktail Reception and Trade Show
Join the CHP Association members and forum attendees for a reception the evening before the forum at the Park Hyatt Washington. The reception will feature trade show exhibits as well as reception keynote speaker Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY).

Friday November 14, 2014

8:00 - 8:45 Registration Check-In & Breakfast
8:45 - 9:00 Welcoming & Introductions
Jen Derstine, Chair of CHP Association Policy Committee
9:00 - 9:30 Local Case Study
The new Whole Foods Market in Brooklyn is an excellent example of private - public partnership that was economically the right decision while being protective of the environment.
Douglas Davis, Broad USA
 
9:30 - 10:00 The View From Capitol Hill
Timing could not be better to get the latest information about the political status of energy legislation in general and CHP related legislation in particular.  What is happening with tax legislation? What about other avenues for pro-CHP legislation? Attendees will hear from experts on Capitol Hill from the Senate and House, both Republicans and Democrats.
David Conover, Grayling
Mae Stevens, Office of Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA)
Patrick Currier, Counsel, House Energy & Commerce Committee
10:00 - 10:30 Keynote Speaker
Kate Brandt, Federal Environmental Executive
10:30 - 11:00 Networking Break
11:00 - 11:30 New Emissions Rules Case Studies
New rules being proposed by US EPA will dramatically impact power plants across the country.  New proposals under section 111(d) of the clean air act likely will force the closure of many and perhaps hundreds of coal fired power plants.  Previous regulations already started this process. Electric utilities will need to look to cleaner sources of reliable base load energy generation.  CHP will be one of the alternatives.  Additionally, CHP at industrial facilities could face changes in the way it operates. We will take two case studies of a hypothetical State and look at the likely impact this rule will have on industrial CHP and CHP at power plants.
Kyle Danish, Van Ness Feldman
 
11:30 - 12:00 Review of November Elections and Overview of the New Congress
Who are the new Members of Congress and Senate? What changed in the states? How will the new Senate impact President Obama's priorities?
Dean Armandroff, American Medical Association
Karl Eckhart, National Association of Realtors
12:00 - 12:30 CHP Partners
A look at how help promote the increased deployment of CHP through policy.
Jessica Lubetsky, Pew Charitable Trusts
Bree Raum, American Gas Association
12:30 - 1:30 LUNCHEON
1:30 - 2:00 State Case Study
The Upper Chesapeake Medical Center brought together US DOE, Caterpillar, Clark Construction, Broad USA, and a number of other actors to provide resilient, dependable CHP to this important health care provider.
Claudia Meer, Clark Energy & Structured Finance
Michael Leslie, Maryland Energy Administration
2:00 - 2:30 Keynote Speaker
Jay Wrobel, U.S. Department of Energy
2:30 - 3:00 Federal Case Study
A look at experiences with and opportunities for expansion of CHP at the U.S. Navy.
Captain James Goudreau, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy
 
3:00 - 3:30 Bipartisan View on Energy Policy
A look at how our view of energy needs to be transformed given the huge shifts on both the supply and demand side and the failure to really grasp this and think about a more comprehensive approach to energy policy.
Margot Anderson, Bipartisan Policy Center
3:30 - 4:00 Concluding Comments