I. Oliker, PhD, P.E., is the principal at Joseph Technology Corp. He has been involved in combined heat and power/district energy development in the U.S., former USSR, Korea, and China for 30 years. He is the former president of the International District Energy Association and the recipient of the honorable Norman R. Taylor Award. He is the author of 170 technical papers, seven books, and 15 patents. He also has given numerous technical presentations to national and international conferences in the U. S., Europe, and Asia.