Why Join the Alliance?

The Combined Heat and Power Alliance educates people about the advantages of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and Waste Heat to Power (WHP). Our diverse coalition includes business, labor, contractor, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions.

Our Members

The Alliance is managed by its Board of Directors. Below is a list of companies and organizations that are General Members and Reciprocal Affiliate Members of the CHP Alliance.

The General Members, making up the Board of Directors, establish the goals, priorities, and policies of the CHP Alliance. Members develop coordinated education, advocacy, communication, outreach, and lobbying strategies; participate in meetings with policymakers in Congress and the Executive branch; and contribute financially to our work.


Reciprocal Affiliate Members collaborate with the CHP Alliance to support its mission by providing technical expertise, reviewing the CHP Alliance’s work, and sharing information with their respective constituents. 


“The Alliance is the premier advocate for combined heat and power and has helped to ensure that its efficiency, economic, sustainability and resiliency benefits are recognized by key decision makers. Their team amplifies our voice in key policy venues.” – Richard Murphy, Managing Director of Energy Markets, American Gas Association

“The Alliance punches far above its weight among the many energy trade associations in Washington. They are fast to identify opportunities and perils for the industrial efficiency industry – at both federal and state levels – and conduct targeted, sophisticated advocacy campaigns in response.” Janie Thompson, Vice President, Cassidy and Associates, representing Ormat Technologies Inc.

“The Combined Heat and Power Alliance has helped shine a spotlight on the work that SMACNA’s contractors are doing around the country to save energy by making commercial and industrial buildings more efficient. Their policy and communications skills have helped SMACNA’s contractors persuade legislators that CHP and efficiency cut energy costs for business and create good-paying jobs.” –  Stan Kolbe, Director of Government Relations at SMACNA

Benefits of Membership

Research and Analysis 

CHP and WHP are cost-effective, proven technologies to save money, reduce energy use, and lower emissions, but many stakeholders are not aware of these benefits. The Alliance conducts research and analysis to help quantify CHP’s economic and environmental benefits and identify best practices for decision-makers.

Encouraging CHP Use

Alliance members already understand that CHP and WHP can save money, create jobs, and reduce emissions. By joining together, we can make sure decision-makers understand these benefits as well.

Strategic Communication

Our skilled and connected team makes sure the Alliance position is heard when policies move forward by coordinating coalition visits, circulating letters to stakeholders, and submitting questions for key hearings. These efforts have helped shine a spotlight on energy efficiency jobs, ensure CHP has a seat at the table in clean energy discussions, and identify and overcome barriers to deployment.

Reaching Key Decision-Makers

We know Alliance members have a number of priorities in the states and on Capitol Hill. Through biweekly strategy calls, we help our members identify the most promising policies to advance energy efficiency – and help amplify their voice by setting up meetings for coalition members.

Bipartisan Lobbying

Energy policy is complicated. Yet, the Alliance’s knowledgeable and experienced staff understands how to navigate the legislative and regulatory process. We make sure that the Alliance has a voice in rulemaking proceedings by preparing public comments, meeting with key Agency staff, and testifying at public hearings. And thanks to these efforts, we’re seeing a real difference in the rules.

Navigating Regulation

The Executive Branch can lead by example by setting CHP deployment targets and installing CHP in state and federal buildings. Whether it involves the adoption of output-based regulations, the availability of technical assistance to potential project hosts, the inclusion of CHP in state plans to make critical infrastructure more resilient, or the availability of incentives in state electricity policy, the Alliance monitors these opportunities and communicates with decision-makers about best practices.