Alliance for Industrial Efficiency 2018 Accomplishments

The Alliance has made tremendous progress in 2018 advancing policies that support combined heat and power (CHP) and waste heat to power (WHP) on Capitol Hill, with the Administration, and in state and utility proceedings across the country.

We welcomed two new companies as Alliance members:


Our work focused on six broad areas:

  1. Securing funding for DOE’s CHP Technical Assistance Partnership and complementary activities at DOE;
  2. Addressing barriers to CHP, such as shining a spotlight on burdensome standby rates;
  3. Including CHP and WHP language in state and utility resource plans;
  4. Protecting utility efficiency programs;
  5. Engaging in dialogue with state utilities and PUCs on CHP-related policy issues; and
  6. Encouraging manufacturers to adopt public efficiency targets.


To these ends, we supported and helped secure favorable language in the following proposals:

  • Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (P.L. 115-123)
  • Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act (H.R. 4118, S. 2005)
  • Energy and Water Appropriations (H.R. 5895, S. 2975) [S. Rept. 115-258]
  • The Combined Heat and Power Support Act (H.R. 6949, S. 2142)
  • Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018
  • Energy Sector Innovation Credit Act (Rep. Tom Reed, R-NY) [DRAFT]
  • North American Energy Security & Infrastructure Act of 2015 (H.R. 8)
  • Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s America Act (H.R. 2479)
  • Federal Building Energy Intensity Improvement (S. 1460)
  • CHP amendment in Virginia’s Grid Transformation and Security Act of 2018 (S.B. 966)


Additionally, we have:

  • Weighed in on federal and state policy by submitting multiple comments, organizing letters, and releasing statements, including:
  • Sent 5 letters to federal legislators, 1 letter to a federal department, and 11 letters (business, coalition, and thank you letters) to state legislators and utilities and commissions
  • Organized or joined 9 national coalition letters and comments
  • Released 1 statement on federal Executive Branch actions, 2 statements on federal Legislative Branch actions, and 2 statements on state actions
  • Convened 23 meetings with congressional staff
  • Submitted 13 comments on state actions in Arizona, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia
  • Organized 7 stakeholder coalition letters in Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio with major business signatories such as Cargill, Cummins, Inc., Dow Chemical Company, Eastman Chemical Company, Ecolab, Inc., General Motors, Michigan Chemistry Council, Michigan Forest Products Council, Schneider Electric, Timber Products Company, Unilever, Veolia North America, LLC, and more.
  • Convened business coalition meetings with state policymakers in Arizona, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia
  • Released 4 fact sheets
  • Created 4 manufacturer case studies and developed 1 energy efficiency worker profile
  • Authored 5 blog posts regarding energy efficiency issues
  • Helped place 6 op-eds on energy efficiency
  • Presented at 10 events across the country


Review our detailed list of 2018 accomplishments here.