Today, we are experiencing the effects of climate change and increasing weather disasters that are impacting business operations and our economy. Energy Efficient combined heat and power (CHP), also referred to as cogeneration, provides a cost-effective, near-term decarbonization opportunity to improve our nation’s energy, environmental, and economic future. New opportunities are emerging for recognizing and valuing CHP as energy efficiency, decarbonizing, renewable energy enabling, microgrid, and supply-side energy resource. Network and learn from industry representatives, operators, government agencies, and presenters about challenges, lessons learned, and trending opportunities for CHP market adoption. Timely topics will include decarbonization, incentive programs, federal funding, grid modernization, microgrids, low and zero-carbon fuels (including RNG and hydrogen), new technologies, and valuing CHP’s energy efficiency, reliability, resiliency, and emissions-reducing benefits.
Sam is on the membership committee for the Midwest Cogeneration Association. He is a Project Coordinator for the Energy Resources Center (ERC). In this role Sam is responsible for a variety of functions such as: locating funding opportunities, analyzing energy costs, energy billing and collection, preparing public relations materials, and organizing professional workshops. Currently Sam is developing and implementing a targeted outreach program to promote Energy Efficiency in selected market segments. Prior to joining the ERC, Mr. Rinaldi worked on creating, developing, and promoting a variety of companies in Venezuela. He also previously worked as an accountant for several multinational companies including Magnacraft, Maremont, and John Crane. Mr. Rinaldi holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago.