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.
Bill Castor is the Senior Vice President of Business Development for Moser Energy Systems. He is a member of the Moser leadership team and primarily responsible for the development of Moser’s broad portfolio of conventional and hybrid technologies. Over his 30 years in the business, Bill has held business development leadership positions with Air Liquide, Nations Energy, DTE Energy Services, Terra-Gen Power and Siemens Energy, all of which were entrepreneurial positions focused on the growth of conventional and renewable distributed generation and energy storage portfolios. He has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Central Michigan University, an Executive Management Certification from INSEAD in Fontainebleau France and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from DePaul University.
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.
Al Clark is Executive Chairman, formerly Chief Executive Officer, of Penn Power Group, LLC which owns and operates multiple businesses including Northeast-Western Energy Systems (“NES-WES”). NES-WES has a long history as INNIO Jenbacher’s largest authorized sales and service partner in the America’s providing integrated combined heat and power and distributed generation solutions supported with extensive application engineering, project management, parts and service support.
Al has successfully developed and grown businesses in heavy-duty industrial, power generation, marine and on highway transportation industries. His experience includes business development, application engineering, and product support as well as financial management.
Jessica is Director of Recovered Generation at Ormat Technologies, Inc. where she is working to decarbonize heavy industry and oil and gas sector by deploying clean energy. Her years of experience in the midstream gas business exposed countless opportunities to capture wasted heat, so her work now is a labor of love. Prior to joining the energy business, she worked in various positions in energy and environmental policy, including the White House Council on Environmental Quality, The Wyss Foundation, and the United Nations Foundation. Jessica serves as Board Chair for the International Mountain Biking Association and previously served in the same role for the Colorado Youth Corps Association. A Colorado native, Jessica's true love is rolling down any of the state's alpine trails or skiing the backcountry during off-season when she is not chasing after her toddler twins.
Emily Robertson has nearly 7 years in the CHP industry with 2G Energy Inc. She has more than a decade of sales, marketing, and project management experience in both the corporate and non-profit arenas across her career.
She manages the North American team of Regional Sales Managers while also supporting customer relationships as well as relationships with industry associations. Emily has used her relationship building skills to bring several CHP projects to fruition.
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.
David Gardiner is the Executive Director of the Combined Heat and Power Alliance.
Client and Research Manager
Will Sherman is the Client and Research Manager for the Combined Heat and Power Alliance.
Anna Stern is the Policy Director for the Combined Heat and Power Alliance.
Sabreen Ahmed serves as Research Associate, working to advance the Alliance's mission with strategic communications, writing, project organization, and administrative assistance.
Antone Daniels is the bookkeeper for the Combined Heat and Power Alliance.
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