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For Immediate Release
Contact:  Matt Schilling
614 | 466 7750

PUCO schedules second workshop on combined heat and power

U.S. DOE to host regional dialogue in Columbus the following day

COLUMBUS, OHIO (June 7, 2012) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) will host the second in an ongoing series of workshops to help industrial boiler owners and operators learn how combined heat and power (CHP) can help them meet changing USEPA Clean Air Act regulations. The “CHP Case Studies: Voices of Experience” workshop will share firsthand experiences with financing, installing and operating CHP systems between utilities, developers and other stakeholders.

The PUCO workshop is scheduled for June 20, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the offices of the PUCO at 180 East Broad Street, 11th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215. The workshop will also be webcast live. A vendor expo will begin at 9 a.m. Individuals interested in attending the workshop and vendor expo can register online at

Separately, the U.S. Department of Energy will host a Midwest Regional Dialogue Meeting on June 21, 2012 to bring together state regulators, industrial users, utilities and other stakeholders to develop best practice policies and investment models that address the barriers to investment in industrial energy efficiency and CHP. Attendees can register for this event online at

The PUCO will host additional CHP workshops on August 2 and September 13, 2012.

Additional information about the PUCO’s combined heat and power workshop series is available at


Combined Heat and Power Case Studies: Voices of Experience

June 20, 2012

Offices of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
180 E. Broad St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Workshop Agenda

9:30 a.m.               

Registration in Room 11B
Vendor Expo from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Rooms 11C and 11D


Introduction and Welcome

Todd Snitchler, Chairman, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio


Combined Heat and Power 101

Cliff Haefke, Principal Research Engineer, US DOE Midwest Clean Energy Application Center


Texas Medical Center Central Heating and Cooling Services Corporation

Steve Swinson, President and CEO


Lima, Ohio Wastewater Treatment Plant’s Micro-turbine

Eric Markley, Assistant Superintendent

12:05 p.m.

Lunch (list of local eateries to be provided)


Toledo Landfill Gas & Digester Gas Cogeneration Facility

Martin Ellman, Senior Project Manager, Middough, Inc.


Chillicothe VA Medical Center

Dale Allard, Chief Energy Engineer




SunCoke Energy

James Skipworth, Chief Plant Engineer


Millenium Inorganic Chemicals – Ashtabula

Selwyn Gray, Millenium Inorganic Chemicals

Tom McNay, Duke Energy Generation Services


Panel Discussion


Close the day


The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is the sole agency charged with regulating public utility service. The role of the PUCO is to assure all residential, business, and industrial consumers have access to adequate, safe, and reliable utility services at fair prices while facilitating an environment that provides competitive choices. Consumers with utility-related questions or concerns can call the PUCO Call Center at (800) 686-PUCO (7826) and speak with a representative.

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