Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships

A Systems Approach to Economical Industrial Efficiency & Combined Heat & Power in the Northeast & Mid-Atlantic States Aug. 2013

2013

This paper was prepared for Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) by the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC). This report reflects the opinions and judgments of the NEEP staff and its consultant, and does not necessarily reflect the opinions and judgments of NEEP board members, NEEP Sponsors, or project participants and funders.

This report builds upon information gleaned from the Northeast Mid-Atlantic Industrial Efficiency and CHP Regional Dialogue (Dialogue) co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy and NEEP in Baltimore, MD on March 13, 2013. It is intended to provide a summary of the opportunities, barriers/issues and actions needed and recommended high-value roles for NEEP and others to support the acceleration of industrial energy efficiency and combined heat and power (CHP) in the Northeast Mid-Atlantic region through the advancement of public policies and industrial efficiency programs, and deployment of high efficiency advanced manufacturing technologies and best practices.

NEEP was founded in 1996 as a non-profit whose mission is to serve the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to accelerate energy efficiency in the building sector through public policy, program strategies and education. Our vision is that the region will fully embrace energy efficiency as a cornerstone of sustainable energy policy to help achieve a cleaner environment and a more reliable and affordable energy system.

VEIC is a mission-driven nonprofit organization, founded in 1986, dedicated to reducing the economic and environmental costs of energy consumption through cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. VEIC has consulted in 25 states, six Canadian Provinces and seven countries outside North America to design programs that reduce energy use through energy efficiency and renewable energy.