2015 Michigan CHP Conference

In partnership with the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council, Oakland University hosted the Michigan CHP Conference on April 30, 2015 at the Radisson Hotel in Lansing, Michigan. This conference featured industry professionals speaking about case studies, finance opportunities, and policy options to encourage CHP deployment. The flyer for the conference can be found here. The PowerPoint presentations from this conference, both in video and PDF form, can be found below.


Welcome and Opening Remarks


 Dan Scripps, Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council

What is CHP and Why in Michigan


Jim Leidel, Oakland University Clean Energy Research Center


Policy Panel Discussion



Tim Lundgren, Varnum LLP
Jessica Frohman Lubetsky, Pew Charitable Trusts
Melanie McCoy, Sebewaing Light & Water
Paul Proudfoot, Michigan Public Service Commission

The Policy Panel was moderated by Skip Pruss, Co-Founder and Principal at 5 Lakes Energy.

Large Scale CHP


Roberto Hodge, Lansing Board of Water and Light

Michigan’s Energy Policy: Adaptability and Reducing Waste


Valerie Brader, State of Michigan

 Remarks by State Representative Gary Glenn (R-Midland)Video
Invenergy’s Views on Cogeneration Opportunities


Craig Gordon, Invenergy

 Large CHP Case Studies


Fred Jones, Cogen Designs, Inc.


Inverter-Based Micro-CHP


Greg Mulder, Coffman Electrical Equipment


CHP Project Development & Resources


Cliff Haefke, Energy Resources Center, University of Illinois at Chicago


Finance Panel Discussion



   Andrew Levin, Levin Energy Partners

          John Bergwell, Opterra Energy Services

  Bruce Woodry, Sigma Capital Group

    The Finance Panel was moderated by Dan Scripps, Michigan EIBC.