CHP Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats

September 13, 2023 | New York, NY

The Northeast Chapter of the Combined Heat and Power Alliance will convene industry experts, end-users, manufactures, climate advocates, and others to explore the great opportunities and challenges for CHP in the region.

The event includes sessions on pressing topics like hydrogen, the Inflation Reduction Act, and the emissions reduction benefits of CHP, plus case studies on successful cogen projects, small group discussions, and multiple networking opportunities.

View the detailed agenda below. Slide presentations will be available for download after each session.

Conference Agenda

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. | Registration + Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 a.m. | Welcome Address + Chapter Update
9:15 - 9:45 a.m. | SWOT Brainstorming Sessions

Attendees will be divided into four groups to brainstorm and discuss the CHP industry’s greatest strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT).


  • Kurt West — Vice President, Kinsley Energy Systems
  • Jim Koontz — Vice President of Sales & Marketing, RSP Systems
  • John Moynihan — Managing Partner, Cogen Power Technologies
  • Jennifer Kearney — President, Environ Energy
9:45 - 10:25 a.m. | New York Law Law 97: A Perspective

New York’s Local Law 97 mandates dramatic emissions reductions from the city’s largest polluters — its buildings. Dan Mastin, the energy and commissioning program manager at New York-Presbyterian, will discuss the challenges that hospitals and other large facilities face in trying to slash their carbon emissions in the near-, mid-, and long-term. How can highly efficient CHP systems, including those powered by renewable fuels, play a role? What about carbon capture technology? This session will explore what comes next as the city implements LL97 and its implications for the CHP industry.


    • Dan Mastin — Energy and Commissioning Program Manager, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
    • Tom Bourgeois — Director for Policy Research, Pace University Land Use Law Center

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Download slides from Tom Bourgeois.

10:25 - 10:45 a.m. | Coffee Break + Networking
10:45 - 11:15 a.m. | CHP Project Spotlight: TWA Hotel at JFK Airport

Combined heat and power has many practical applications. In this session, we’ll take a look at the CHP system helping to power the TWA Hotel at New York’s JFK Airport.


  • Amir Ali — Director of Business Development, NES-WES

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11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. | So You Want to Sell Tax Credits? IRA Incentives for CHP

The Inflation Reduction Act’s clean energy tax credits have the potential to spur huge amounts of development, including CHP systems now and in the future with renewable fuels. In this session, Baker Tilly’s Gary Leatherman will discuss the ins and outs of qualifying for the credits, including key considerations for taxable and non-taxable entities. Gary will walk us through the steps of monetizing these credits.


  • Gary Leatherman — Managing Director, Baker Tilly

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12 - 12:45 p.m. | Lunch + Networking
12:45 - 1:15 p.m. | State of the Hydrogen Market

CHP systems powered by clean hydrogen can play a critical role in advancing the transformational decarbonization needed to meet U.S. climate goals. In this presentation, ICF’s David Jones will explore the state of the hydrogen market, including the greatest opportunities and barriers to widespread commercial use. Audiences will also learn about the implications of federal regulations governing clean hydrogen tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act.


  • David Jones — Senior Managing Consultant, ICF

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1:15 - 1:45 p.m. | CHP Project Spotlight: Memorial Sloan Kettering

Combined heat and power has many practical applications. In this session, we’ll take a look at the CHP system helping to power Memorial Sloan Ketteirng.


  • Robert Berninger — Director of Plant Operations, Energy and Engineering, Memorial Sloan Kettering

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1:45 - 2:15 p.m. | SWOT Discussion

Each group facilitator will present to the full conference on key takeaways from their discussion.

2:15 - 2:30 p.m. | Closing Remarks

Thank you to our sponsors!