Industrial Energy Efficiency & Combined Heat and Power

Manufacturing is an important part of the US economy and also a significant end user of energy in every Midwestern state. The industrial sector is ripe for implementing energy efficiency practices as a way to reduce costs and increase global competitiveness.

The Great Plains Institute leads the Midwestern Governors Association Industrial Energy Productivity Work Group, which is examining the most promising pathways to increase industrial energy efficiency and increase adoption of combined heat and power.  

GPI is coordinating regional efforts with industry, developers, and nonprofits to improve the policy and regulatory climate for  combined heat and power and waste heat to power in Midwestern states. 


Maximizing Biogas Project Value

Given the multiple biogas project configurations and the need to bundle various economic benefits to make projects pencil out, squeezing the most value out of projects all along the supply and production chain is critical.

Biogas a Combined Heat and Power Opportunity

There is renewed interest in deploying combined heat and power (CHP) technology to improve the efficiency of the energy generation and delivery system. Biogas systems have been early adopters of CHP and are well positioned to benefit from an increased focus on CHP implementation.

Tremendous Opportunity for Increasing CHP Uptake in Midwest

There is large potential for increased CHP deployment in Midwestern states. However, to fully capture this potential there needs to be an increased level of coordination among diverse interests.


Program Manager
Vice President
Senior Research Analyst