Partnership for Industrial Efficiency
The Alliance is supported and guided by its Steering Committee and Affiliate Members. Below is a list of companies and organizations that are members and affiliate members of the Alliance Steering Committee.
The Steering Committee establishes the goals, priorities and policies of the Alliance. Steering Committee members develop coordinated education, lobbying, communication, and outreach strategies; participate in meetings with policymakers in Congress and the Executive branch; and contribute financially to our work.
Affiliate members are non-voting members of the Alliance who support its mission by providing technical expertise, reviewing the Alliance’s work, and sharing information with their respective constituents. Except as otherwise indicated, these organizations support the Alliance’s public education efforts.
“The Alliance is the premier advocate for combined heat and power and has helped ensure that its benefits are recognized by key decision makers. Their team amplifies our voice on Capitol Hill.” – Bree Raum, Senior Director of Federal Affairs, American Gas Association
“The Alliance punches far above its weight among the many energy trade associations in Washington. They are fast to identify opportunities and perils for the industrial efficiency industry – at both federal and state levels – and conduct targeted, sophisticated advocacy campaigns in response.” – Janie Thompson, Vice President, Cassidy and Associates, representing Ormat Technologies Inc.
“The Alliance for Industrial Efficiency has helped shine a spotlight on the work that SMACNA’s contractors are doing around the country to save energy by making commercial and industrial buildings more efficient. Their policy and communications skills have helped SMACNA’s contractors persuade legislators that CHP and efficiency cut energy costs for business and create good-paying jobs.” – Stan Kolbe, Director of Government Relations at SMACNA
“The Alliance drives successful results-oriented CHP campaigns at both the state and federal level.” – Ted Bronson, President of Power Equipment Associates
“The Alliance provides a valuable business coalition that supports Veolia’s priorities. They help amplify our presence and effect policy change to grow the market for CHP on Capitol Hill and in states where Veolia has a footprint.” – Elinor Haider, Vice President of Market Development, Veolia North America
Benefits of Membership
Reaching Key Decision-Makers
We know Alliance members have a number of priorities in the states and on Capitol Hill. Through biweekly strategy calls, we help our members identify the most promising policies to advance energy efficiency – and help amplify their voice by setting up meetings for coalition members.
Our skilled and connected team makes sure the Alliance position is heard when policies move forward by coordinating coalition visits, circulating letters to stakeholders, and submitting questions for key hearings. These efforts have helped shine a spotlight on energy efficiency jobs, ensure CHP has a seat at the table in clean energy discussions, and identify and overcome barriers to deployment.
Energy policy is complicated. Yet, the Alliance’s knowledgeable and experienced staff understands how to navigate the legislative and regulatory process. We make sure that the Alliance has a voice in rulemaking proceedings by preparing public comments, meeting with key Agency staff, and testifying at public hearings. And thanks to these efforts, we’re seeing a real difference in the rules.
The Executive Branch can lead by example by setting CHP deployment targets and installing CHP in state and federal buildings. Whether it involves the adoption of output-based regulations, the availability of technical assistance to potential project hosts, the inclusion of CHP in state plans to make critical infrastructure more resilient, or the availability of incentives in state electricity policy, the Alliance monitors these opportunities and communicates with decision-makers about best practices.
Research and Analysis
CHP and WHP are cost-effective, proven technologies to save money, reduce energy use, and lower emissions, but many stakeholders are not aware of these benefits. The Alliance conducts research and analysis to help quantify CHP’s economic and environmental benefits and identify best practices for decision-makers.
Encouraging CHP Use
Alliance members already understand that industrial energy efficiency can save money, create jobs, and reduce emissions. By joining together, we can make sure decision-makers understand these benefits as well.