Who We Are
The Combined Heat and Power Alliance (CHP Alliance) is the leading national voice for the deployment of combined heat and power (CHP) and waste heat to power (WHP). We are a coalition of businesses, labor, contractors, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions with the common purpose to educate all Americans about CHP and WHP, and how CHP and WHP can make America’s manufacturers and other businesses more competitive, reduce energy costs, enhance grid reliability, and reduce emissions. We operated as the Alliance for Industrial Efficiency from 2010 to 2019, but in September 2019 we changed our name and refocused our mission on CHP and WHP.
The Combined Heat and Power Alliance advocates for state and federal policies that reduce financial and regulatory barriers for CHP and WHP. We work to expand markets for CHP and WHP systems by supporting smart energy legislation and by highlighting the role that CHP and WHP can play in reducing emissions.
The CHP Alliance is managed by its Board of Directors and staffed by David Gardiner and Associates. Learn more about our members.
Board of Directors
The CHP Alliance Members elected the following Board of Directors to oversee the operation of the CHP Alliance for 2022.
Jen Derstine is the VP of Marketing and Distribution, at Capstone Green Energy, which is a California-based manufacturer of microturbine engines for combined heat and power and microgrid applications. Jen leads the company’s federal and state policy priorities and manages business development with geographically exclusive distributors.
The Combined Heat and Power Alliance is staffed by David Gardiner and Associates, who, in coordination with the Board, the Executive Committee, and other committees established by the Board, conduct the CHP Alliance’s research and analysis, national and regional communications, and outreach.
Lynn A. Kirshbaum
Lynn A. Kirshbaum serves as the Deputy Director of the Combined Heat and Power Alliance, leading the Alliance’s policy work at the state level and engaging with regional and state partners.
Client and Research Manager
Sabreen Ahmed serves as Research Associate, working to advance the Alliance's mission with strategic communications, writing, project organization, and administrative assistance.
Chief Operating Officer
Betsy Gardiner serves as Cheif Operation Officer and manages the Alliance’s day-to-day operations including Human Resources, Finances, IT/Systems, and Project Management.
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