Corn Belt Energy’s Volker new Chairman of Association of Energy Services Professionals

Michael Volker_June2014_2Michael Volker, Vice President of Utility Services for Corn Belt Energy Corporation, Bloomington, has been named the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP).

“As Chair, Michael will lead AESP’s initiatives to further the North American energy efficiency industry and increase its visibility as an industry that ­produces ­verifiable, quantifiable results and employs significant numbers of people across the U.S. and Canada,” said AESP President and CEO John Hargrove. “Further, Michael represents the ­cooperative utility sector of our ­industry, which is going to play an increasingly significant role ­nationally in furthering energy efficiency, ­particularly with respect to states compliance with the Clean Power Plan.”

“Representing an electric co-op is exciting for me personally, as I assume this leadership role with AESP,” said Volker. “AESP’s strategic ­initiatives include ­furthering the energy efficiency industry. Energy efficiency is the most cost effective way to meet the goals of the Clean Power Plan. A lot of what AESP is doing is ­looking outward to educate folks on how effective energy efficiency is, and then internally AESP is focused on training energy efficiency professionals on how to evaluate energy savings, and design new programs and services.”

The Association of Energy Services Professionals ( provides professional development programs, a network of energy practitioners, and ­promotes the transfer of knowledge and experience.