Herb Dwyer (Chair)
Herbert Dwyer joined NECHPI in 2014 and has served as its Chair since August 2015. Since 2006, he has founded, or co-founded, 11 companies in the real estate, energy efficiency, and finance industries. Dwyer spent 7 years as the President/CEO of ASI Energy Inc, where he oversaw 300 design-builds in energy efficiency and Combined Heat and Power. Mr. Dwyer has spoken on behalf of the CHP industry in both Washington and Albany in lobbying efforts. His dissatisfaction with the current lack of financial evaluation and funding mechanisms for CHP projects led to his consulting company, Herbert Dwyer Consulting, LLC, recent work with CHP equity investment start-up Empower Equity.
In addition to his time in energy efficiency, Dwyer spent four years as the Sales Manager of a large real estate brokerage where he oversaw 74 licensed agents and $134M in annual real estate sales. He also worked as a General Manager for FedEx where his area rose to second of 1,200 regions in sales during his tenure. Dwyer is a United States Marine and previously held a DoD Top Secret SCI Security Clearance while serving as a cryptanalyst and platoon sergeant.
Jack Griffin (Vice Chair)
Jack is the vice president and general manager of SourceOne’s Boston operations. He is a proven leader and has played a pivotal role in growing the SourceOne business. Jack is also a highly experienced engineer and an expert in all aspects of energy systems development and application. Prior to his current role, Jack was SourceOne’s director of energy systems. His focus on energy strategic plans, energy efficiency programs, and energy systems development strengthens his ability to make strategic business decisions, while keeping operational impact and benefits in mind.
Prior to joining Source One, Jack held a variety of engineering, consulting and operational roles with NSTAR Electric & Gas, AECOM Energy, Eastern Enterprises, and Boston Gas.
Robert Loughney (Secretary)
Mr. Loughney is Chair of the Couch White’s Energy practice groups. For more 30 years, he has concentrated on providing advice to clients on energy-related transactional, regulatory and litigation matters. He regularly appears before the State of New York Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Bob also has represented dozens of clients throughout the nation in contract negotiations involving energy issues, including interconnection, operating and energy supply agreements.
Bob focuses primarily on advising business and municipal clients on identifying their strategic energy goals and putting together a plan to achieve those goals. Those goals typically include how to reduce energy costs, ensure reliable supply, promote economic development and attain sustainability goals.
Bob also works with clients to analyze on-site generation opportunities and, where feasible, develop and site those facilities. As part of that process, he has negotiated energy supply contracts between developers and customers, as well as other related agreements including easements, lease arrangements and asset purchase agreements. In addition, the he has represented developers in negotiations with equipment suppliers and utilities. Bob routinely works with utilities in New York State on behalf of clients on a range of issues related to on-site generation projects such as interconnection agreements for combined heat and power (“CHP”) plants, gas pipeline extension agreements, negotiation of standby rates, delivery and supply contracts, power buyback agreements, tariff and rate reviews, operations and maintenance agreements and flexible rate agreements.
Bob often speaks as an expert on energy-related issues at national conferences. He also appears regularly in major contested matters before regulatory bodies.
David Ahrens (Treasurer)
John Rathbun is an Energy Professional with over 31 years of experience. He is currently an Energy Integration Specialist with the Customer Energy Integration Team at National Grid. The CEI team interacts with customers interconnecting DG equipment with National Grid’s electric distribution system. John is the subject matter expert on CHP for National Grid. John is a Registered Commercial Gas Consultant (RCGC) with GTI and a Certified Professional in Distributed Generation (DGCP) and Certified Energy Manager (CEM) with the AEE. John represents National Grid in a number of CHP related Associations and Committees. He sat on the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee and was the Secretary of the Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA) for many years. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the North East Clean Heat and Power Initiative (NECHPI) since 2007. John is the Past Chair and has held several leadership roles since 2007. He was Co-Chair of the Energy Solutions Center CHP Consortium and a past member of the AGA CHP working group. John was awarded the CHP Industry Champion Award by the USCHPA in 2011. He has a degree in Architectural Technology and a degree in Alternative Energy Technology.
John Moynihan has nearly 25 years of combined experience in cogeneration, energy management, procurement, and systems design.
Mr. Moynihan is the Managing Partner of Cogen Power Technologies, an award-winning energy consulting firm and authority in cogeneration technology, operations, and power system optimization. He is responsible for guiding the mission of the firm, executive management, business development, operations, and technical oversight of all client projects. Mr. Moynihan’s expertise is focused on the resolution of highly technical electrical issues associated with interconnecting new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants with the local utility’s electrical distribution system.
With a background in electrical engineering, Mr. Moynihan got his start in the CHP industry through managing the development of Burrstone Energy Center, Upstate NY’s first modern CHP microgrid project. Now Managing Partner, he has led Cogen Power Technologies to become a frontrunner and innovator in providing all-inclusive onsite cogeneration services –bridging the gap between the technology and the practical application for end users. His signature projects include cogeneration plants at Albany Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, and Union College.
Mr. Moynihan has become recognized as a thought leader in the field of cogeneration and an active participant and featured speaker, panelist, and collaborator for many National associations and State agencies.
Dana Levy (Ex-Officio)
Dr. Dana Levy joined NYSERDA in 1999 and is program manager for On-Site Power Production. His team offers financial incentives to help customers acquire on-site electric power generating Combined Heat and Power (CHP -- also known as cogeneration) systems fueled by natural gas or CNG or propane that can run in parallel with the utility grid every day to minimize energy expenses and reduce carbon footprint. The systems also run during a utility grid outage to enhance the resiliency of the host building. He is a licensed professional engineer. Levy is a recipient of the USCHPA CHP Champion Award and the NECHPI CHP Champion Award, is a founding member of NECHPI, and serves on the NECHPI Board.
John Ballam (Ex-Officio)