Role of CHP in an Evolving Energy Market

Abstract

In the past couple of years, we have seen several events taking place in the marketplace: decrease in renewable prices, specially solar and storage, state policies geared towards decarbonization and a concurrent skepticism of natural gas that run counter to low prices. Against the backdrop, the role of CHP has evolved. This presentation will focus on the role of CHP in this evolving energy and electricity market and makes the case for its strategic use.

Presented By

Neeharika Naik-Dhungel
EPA CHP Partnership Program Manager
U.S. EPA

Neeharika Naik-Dhungel is a Program Manager at EPA’s CHP Partnership Program where she provides the lead on CHP technical and policy issues. She previously worked in the private and the non-profit sectors primarily with municipalities and Fortune 100 companies (in the energy, chemicals, and pulp and paper sectors). Her areas of expertise are energy and environment regulatory, policy and technical issues. She has wide ranging experience in clean energy markets, energy and environment policies, energy efficiency evaluation and measurement methods, environmental regulatory compliance, and power plant and transmission line siting.

Neeharika has a Master’s in Theoretical Nuclear Physics and in Energy Management and Policy