Industrial Energy Efficiency and Combined Heat and Power Working Group

SEE Action’s Industrial Energy Efficiency and Combined Heat and Power (IEE/CHP) Working Group addresses cost savings opportunities in the US manufacturing sector by sharing successful practices for state and local policies that encourage industry’s adoption of energy efficiency measures and implementation of CHP. Learn more about Combined Heat and Power and Industrial Energy Efficiency

Industrial Energy Efficiency and Combined Heat and Power Working Group Members

Name Affiliation
Todd Currier (Co-Chair) Washington State University Extension Energy Program
Chadwick I. Smith (Co-Chair) The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority
Nate Aden World Resources Institute
Mark Allen DNV GL Energy
Christina Angelides National Resource Defense Council
John Ballam Massachussetts Department of Energy Resources
Mike Casper National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Muneer Chowdhury Bridgestone Associated
Stephen Coppinger CalPortland
Kim Crossman Energy Trust of Oregon
John Cuttica Energy Resources Center, University of Illinois _ Chicago
Ron Edelstein Gas Technology Institute
Chris Goff Southern California Gas Company
Vignesh Gowrishankar Natural Resources Defense Council
Kyle Haas Maryland Energy Administration
Cliff Haefke Energy Resources Center, University of Illinois at Chicago
Dale Louda United States Clean Heat and Power Association
Rick Marsh Industrial Energy Efficiency Network
Amy McLean Salls UIL Holdings Corporation
Richard Meyer American Gas Association
Ken O' Gara O' Gara Goett Partners LLC
Stacey Paradis Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Brian Platt New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Ali Razban Indiana DOE Industrial Assessment Center
Ethan Rogers American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Melissa Savage National Association of State Energy Officials
Lola Schoenrich Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development
Rich Sedano Regulatory Assistance Project
Shemika Spencer National Association of State Energy Officials
Beth Trombold Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
James W. Earley, Jr. Southern Company
Ed Wisniewski Consortium for Energy Efficiency


For more information on the Industrial Energy Efficiency and Combined Heat and Power Working Group, contact:
  • Betsy Dutrow, Staff Lead, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Sandy Glatt, Staff Lead, U.S. Department of Energy

Work Products

Highlights road-tested strategies, resources, and tools states can use to adopt cost-effective energy efficiency and clean energy programs for their buildings, facilities, and operations.
Summarizes the issues and approaches involved in motivating customers to reduce the total energy they consume through energy prices and rate design.
Summarizes existing research and discusses current practices, opportunities, and barriers to coordinating energy efficiency and demand response programs.
Summarizes the industrial energy efficiency workshop, held in September 2011, that focused on addressing industrial efficiency, CHP, waste heat recovery, and barriers to investment in these areas.
The Guide to Successful Implementation of State Combined Heat and Power Policies informs state utility regulators and other state policymakers with actionable information to assist them in implementing key state policies that impact combined heat and power.
Industrial Energy Efficiency: Designing Effective State Programs for the Industrial Sector provides state regulators, utilities, and other program administrators with an overview of U.S. industrial energy efficiency programs and assesses some of the key features of programs that have generated increased energy savings.
This paper provides four detailed case studies of companies that benefited from participation in their utility’s energy efficiency program offerings and highlights the business value brought to them by participation in these programs.
This paper reviews the existing knowledge and experience from select U.S. states regarding Demand Reduction Induced Price Effects (DRIPE), including New York and Ohio, and the potential for expanded application of the concept of DRIPE by regulators. Policymakers and public utility commissions have a critical role to play in setting the methodology for determining DRIPE, encouraging its capture by utilities, and allocating DRIPE benefits among utilities, various groups of customers, and/or society at large.
A practical document that presents established policy and program “pathways” to advance demand-side energy efficiency, including:Ratepayer-funded energy efficiencyBuilding energy codesLocal government-led efforts, such as building performance policiesState-led efforts, such as energy savings performance contractingCommercial and industrial private sector approaches, such as strategic energy management and combined heat and power.The guide presents case studies of successful regional, state, and local approaches to energy efficiency with sources for more information, resources to understand the range of expected savings from energy efficiency, and common protocols for documenting savings.
This paper is designed for companies looking to cut costs through energy savings, ratepayer-funded program administrators interested in increasing large industrial company participation in energy efficiency program offerings, and state utility commissions.   
This research report provides considerations for states and utilities interested in exploring the role of CHP in integrated resource planning, and includes examples of experience doing so.