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DISTRIBUTED
RENEWABLE POWER
EMISSIONS CONTROL ENERGY STORAGE

FLEXIBLE GENERATION
ON-SITE POWER

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TECHNOLOGIES
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MATERIAL HANDLING
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PERFORMANCE
POWER PROJECT
FINANCING
THE DIGITAL
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UTILITY-SCALE
RENEWABLE POWER
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9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: Hall N1 - Las Vegas Convention Center
Format: Panel
Moderator
Russell Ray
Chief Editor, Power Engineering magazine
PennWell Corporation
United States
Keynote Speaker 1
Blake Moret
President and Chief Executive Officer
Rockwell Automation
United States
Keynote Speaker 2
Paul Browning
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas Inc.
United States
Keynote Speaker 3
Stan Connally, Jr.
Chairman, President and CEO
Gulf Power Co.
United States
Keynote Speaker 4
Stefan Bird
President & CEO
Pacific Power
United States
Keynote Speaker 5
J. Patrick Kennedy, Ph.D.
CEO and Founder
OSIsoft
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: N237
Format: Paper

This session covers the approaches to optimize and enhance the functionality of micro-grids to provide resiliency and critical energy ...read more...

Session Chair
Andrew Skumanich, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO
SolarVision Co.
United States
Session Co-Chair
Mark Siira
Director of Business Development
ComRent International
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
David Garman, Ph.D.
Assoc Vice Chancellor Water Technology R&D
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
United States
Co-Author
Alan Perlstein
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Mid-West Energy Research Consortium
United States
Co-Author
John Bobrowich
Director Market Research and Development
Mid-West Energy Research Consortium
United States
Co-Author
Mark Siira
Director of Business Development
ComRent International
United States
Speaker
Jeremy Bero
Program Manager
HDR, Inc.
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: N241
Format: Paper

Renewable growth drivers and trends - from corporate demand to evolving markets. Solar, wind and ...read more...

Session Chair
Joan Towles Matthews
Attorney at Law, Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit
Matthews Law PLLC
United States
Session Co-Chair
John Lescenski
Manager, Engineering and Technical Services
NV Energy
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Lily Donge
Principal
Rocky Mountain Institute
United States
Co-Author
Kevin Haley
Program Marketer
Rocky Mountain Institute
United States
Speaker
Robert Schulte
Principal
Schulte Associates LLC
United States
Co-Author
Fredric Fletcher
Managing Member
Power from the Prairie LLC
United States
Speaker
Thomas Kiernan
Chief Executive Officer
American Wind Energy Association
United States
Co-Author
Michael Goggin
AWEA
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: N221
Format: Paper

This session examines topics of interest for large operating gas turbines, including engine deployment experiences, field issue resolutions, upgrade opportunities, and maintenance ...read more...

Session Chair
Bonnie Marini, Ph.D.
Director, Product Line Management
Siemens Energy Inc.
United States
Session Co-Chair
Thomas Reed, PE, PMP
Project Engineering Manager
CB&I
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Mousa Assiri
Mechanical Engineer
Saudi Electricity Company
Saudi Arabia
Speaker 2
Mansour Idhris
Control Engineer
Saudi Electricity Co.
Saudi Arabia
Speaker
Travis Pigon
Gas Turbine Design Engineer II
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
United States
Co-Author
Yoshiyuki Kanezawa
Deputy manager of power plant service engineering development
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd
Japan
Speaker
Francisco Dovali-Solis
Manager, Package Program Management 8000H
Siemens Energy
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: N219
Format: Panel

Efficiency, flexibility and now in a smaller size:  Our panelists will discuss the latest in single shaft designs and alternative configurations to meet the volatile generation markets.  Advanced combined cycle designs continue to offer low dollars per kW installation costs, ultra low heat rates, rapid start-ups and high ...read more...

Session Chair
Jeffrey Schroeter, P.E.
Managing Director
Genova Power Advisors, LLC
United States
Session Co-Chair
Daniel Martin, P.E.
President
Gemma Power Systems
United States
Panelist 1
David McDeed
Manager, Applications Engineering
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
United States
Panelist 2
Chris Mieckowski
Manager, Product Line Management
Siemens Energy
United States
Panelist 3
Gordon Smith
Chief Consulting Engineer - Operability
GE Power
United States
Panelist 4
Mitchell (Mitch) Garber
Vice President, Project Management
Caithness Energy LLC
United States
Panelist 5
Louise Pesce
Managing Director, Structured Finance
MUFG
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: N225
Format: Paper

With the increase in renewables, there is a greater need for fossil units to operate at different lower capacities and act as spinning reserve. This session will deal with the new combustion based technologies that improve unit performance at different capacity levels. Also, speakers will explain ...read more...

Session Chair
John Grusha
Director - Combustion Systems & Product Development
R-V Industries, Inc.
United States
Session Co-Chair
Edwin Haddad
Consultant
Cochrane Steam LLC
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
James Dennis
Lead Combustion Engineer
RJM International
United Kingdom
Co-Author
John Goldring
Managing Director
RJM International
United Kingdom
Co-Author
Lawrence "Larry" Berg, P.E.
Vice President, Engineering
Systems Analyses and Solutions Inc.
United States
Speaker 1
Joo Young Cho
Assistant Manager
Korea South East Power Co.
Korea (South)
Speaker 2
Seong Il
Assistant Manager
Korea South East Power co.
Korea (South)
Co-Author
Gyoung Soon Lee
General Manager
Korea South-East Power Company
Korea (South)
Co-Author
JaeYun Cho
Senior Manager
Korea South-East Power Co.
Korea (South)
Speaker
Ken Sabourin
Generation Engineer I
Sunflower Electric Power Corp.
United States
Co-Author
Ainan Bao
Combustion Specialist
SmartBurn, LLC
United States
Co-Author
Carter Theis
Combustion Specialist
SmartBurn, LLC
United States
Co-Author
Jeff Blackburn
Control System Coordinator
Sunflower Electric Power Corp.
United States
Co-Author
Scott Donecker
Control System Coordinator
Sunflower Electric Power Corp.
United States
Co-Author
Yang Ge
Combustion Services Manager
SmartBurn, LLC
United States
Co-Author
Zhanhua Ma
Director of Technical Services
SmartBurn, LLC
United States
Speaker
Sanjeev Jolly, P.E.
Sr. Engineer, Engineering Services
NAES Corp.
United States
Co-Author
Cliff Aigbotsua
Assistant Director
J-Power USA Dev. Co. Ltd.
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: N223
Format: Paper

 Technological advances have improved oversight and operational functionality. However, the need for personnel interaction has not been eliminated. This session will discuss strategies to assist the workforce with training, adapting to the changing generation landscape, and understanding the volume of information available to plant ...read more...

Session Chair
Jeff Sullivan
Director of Continuous Improvement
Duke Energy
United States
Session Co-Chair
Merrill Jones
Sr. Director Business Development
Day & Zimmermann ECM
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Johel Comas
Senior Controls Electrical Engineer
Platte River Power Authority
United States
Co-Author
Rob Barden
Operations Technical Trainer
Platte River Power Authority
United States
Speaker
Benjamin Poskie
Program Manager - High-Performance Control Room
Emerson Process Management Power & Water Solutions
United States
Co-Author
Jesse Lowe
Senior Operator
TriState Generation & Transmission, Craig Station
United States
Speaker
Mark Scherluebbe
Senior Manager
EY
United States
Co-Author
Donald Kerber
Principal Engineer, Monitoring & Diagnostics
We Energies
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: N232
Format: Paper

This session covers examples of real-world applications of emerging digital technologies in power plants. Both an overview of the technologies and their benefits will be ...read more...

Session Chair
Doug Morris
Director of Business Development, Power Industries
Emerson Automation Solutions
United States
Session Co-Chair
Tom McDonnell
Power Generation Industry Leader, North America
Rockwell Automation
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Scott Affelt
President
XMPLR Energy
United States
Co-Author
Randall Bickford
President
Expert Microsystems
United States
Speaker
Daryl Massey
Senior Project Manager
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
United States
Co-Author
Hiroyasu Ishigaki
Engineering Manager, Control Systems / IT Strategy & Planning - Digital Innovation Division
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd.
Japan
Speaker
Rachel Farr
Senior Product Manager
GE Power
United States
Co-Author
Marc Lindenmuth
Senior Product Manager
GE Power
United States
Co-Author
Martha Saker
Digital Controls Product Line Manager
GE
United States
Co-Author
Robert Bellis
OpFlex Controls Product Manager
GE Power & Water
United States
Speaker
Mohamed Diaby
Engineering Solutions Manager
ABB Inc., TRES
United States
Co-Author
Craig Stiegemeier
Technical Director
ABB Inc.
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: N243
Format: Paper

Changes in the power generation landscape are driving a need for fast responding flexible resources.  This session will discuss the challenges, technology section considerations, and examples of projects that have been ...read more...

Session Chair
Arvind Patel, P.E.
Vice President & Project Director
Sargent & Lundy LLC
United States
Session Co-Chair
Joseph Hafich
President of Operations
Emergency Systems Service Company
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Dalia El Tawy
Director, Thermal Power Solutions
Siemens
United States
Speaker
Melanie Schmeida, P.E.
Client Service Leader
Louis Perry Group (a CDM Smith Company)
United States
Speaker
John Hoeft
Sales Director – J920
GE Power
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: N240
Format: Panel
This session will feature a discussion on the global market dynamics of existing and new nuclear power ...read more...
Session Chair
Michael Shepherd
VP Business Development - Nuclear
SNC-Lavalin
United States
Session Co-Chair
Michael Martin
Piping Engineer
Fluor
United States
Panelist 1
Edward Kee
Owner and Principal Consultant
Nuclear Economics Consulting Group
United States
Panelist 2
David Sledzik
Senior Vice President
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy
United States
Panelist 3
Bradley Williams
Senior Advisor, Office of Nuclear Energy
U.S. Department of Energy
United States
Panelist 4
David Fein
Vice President, State Government Affairs - East
Exelon Corp.
United States
Panelist 5
Francesca Ottoni
SVP Marketing & Business Development, Nuclear
SNC-Lavalin
Canada

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: N229
Format: Panel

The power industry business model is projected to change more in the coming decade than in the previous 100 years. Much of this change involves new technologies, business, and regulatory models around distributed energy resources (DER) including distributed renewables and other generation resources. This session discusses DER-related business ...read more...

Session Chair
Thomas Lubnow, Jr.
Vice President
MPR Associates Inc.
United States
Session Co-Chair
Tom Cornell
Vice President Sales & Commercial Operations SF&ES
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
United States
Panelist 1
Neil Placer
Managing Member
Placer Consulting Services LLC
United States
Panelist 2
Stan Faryniarz, CEP
Principal
Daymark Energy Advisors, Inc.
United States
Panelist 4
Subbarao Govindaraju
President
SVG Consulting
United States
Panelist 5
Kevin Casey
Managing Director
Beaufort Rosemary LLC
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: N227
Format: Panel

The natural gas and renewables revolutions have created outstanding opportunities for U.S. industries and consumers as well as export markets. Delivering power reliably and economically, especially over long distances, comes with significant challenges. This session will look at drivers for natural gas and power transmission infrastructure including regional supply ...read more...

Session Chair
Bradley Patterson
Managing Director, Business Development
Duke Energy Commercial Transmission
United States
Session Co-Chair
Gunseli Shareef, Ph.D.
Vice President Power Sector
AECOM
United States
Panelist 1
Claire Behrens
Principal Consultant
Siemens Energy Business Advisory
United States
Panelist 2
Joseph McCallister
Dir Nat Gas Oil & Emissions
Duke Energy
United States
Panelist 3
Paul Smith
Director, Business Development
Kinder Morgan
United States
Panelist 4
Gregory Crow
Manager, Energy Logistics
Burns & McDonnell Engineering
United States
Panelist 5
M.Anthony Lopez-Lopez
Senior Consulting Engineer
AECOM
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: N242
Format: Panel

This panel of financial experts will provide attendees a basic understanding of how financing works in the power industry. The discussion will center around issues related to independent power producers, investor-owned utilities and the mechanics of making a deal. In this session, these issues will be examined ...read more...

Session Chair
Matthew Thibodeau
Vice President
Sargent & Lundy LLC
United States
Session Co-Chair
Jeff Hatfield
Director, Business Development
Zachry Group
United States
Panelist 1
Alvaro Hernandez
Director - Mergers & Acquisitions
PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance LLC
United States
Panelist 2
Louise Pesce
Managing Director, Structured Finance
MUFG
United States
Panelist 3
Irving Rotter
Partner
Sidley Austin LLP
United States
Panelist 4
Barry Coulby
Director Project Finance and Assistant Treasurer
Exelon
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: N231
Format: Panel
This panel will discuss: the real life impacts of operating cycling coal-fired power plants, including the complexity of multiple AQC systems, and digital solutions being utilized to address these ...read more...
Session Chair
Keith Morris, P.Eng.
Technical Advisor
XMPLR Energy
United States
Session Co-Chair
Craig Connell
Senior Vice President, Director of Asia and EMEIA Regions, Power Generation Services
Black & Veatch
United States
Panelist 1
Eric ten Siethoff
Supervisory Engineer
MPR Associates
United States
Panelist 2
John Robson
Longview Power
United States
Panelist 3+
Eli Caselman
Asset Management Engineer
Black & Veatch
United States
Panelist 3
Andy Paul
Operations Superintendent, Boswell Units 1, 2 and 3
Minnesota Power
United States
Panelist 4
Song Wu
Chief Technology Officer, Solid Fuel & Environmental Systems
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
United States
Panelist 5
Brad Phillips
Operations Superintendent
Westar Energy
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: N234
Format: Paper

This panel of experts will discuss the applications of various technology to meet current air pollution control regulations and the challenges of varying operating conditions with real-world results. The session will feature case studies on control technology for PM, SO2, NOx, Hg, and ...read more...

Session Chair
Mike Holden, P.E., P.M.P.
Project Director
Fluor
United States
Session Co-Chair
Frank Kalany, P.E.
Director Power Engineering
AMEC Foster Wheeler
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
John Lesley
Project Engineering Manager
AECOM
United States
Co-Author
Bob Rehberg
Sr. Manager EngineeringClean Air Projects
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
United States
Co-Author
Gabe Lang
Assoc. Vice President/Program Manager
AECOM
United States
Co-Author
Rachel Combs
Senior Program Manager - Civil EngineeringCivil Projects & CCP Management
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
United States
Speaker
Michael Reed
Project Manager
Stanley Consultants
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: N238
Format: Panel
Utilities, OEMs, AEs and attorneys discuss the future of CCR/ELG regulations under the new administration and potential timelines. Panelists will examine the uncertainty and strategies for ...read more...
Session Chair
Joseph Mashek, P.E.
Business Development Manager, Energy Group
Burns & McDonnell
United States
Session Co-Chair
Stephen Henson
Senior Engineer
Westar Energy
United States
Panelist 1
Heath Horyna
Supervisor, Water and Waste Programs
Westar Energy
United States
Panelist 2
Kevin McDonough
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
United Conveyor Corporation
United States
Panelist 3
Jason Eichenberger
Associate Civil Engineer
Burns & McDonnell
United States
Panelist 4
William Skalitzky
Manager - Environmental Services, Alliant Energy Compliance
Alliant Energy
United States
Panelist 5
Liz Williamson
Partner
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: N233
Format: Paper

This session will discuss material handling and maintenance upgrades in coal yards, which will include material storage, dust control and biomass ...read more...

Session Chair
Jayant Khambekar, Ph.D.
Power Industry Specialist
Jenike & Johanson Inc.
United States
Session Co-Chair
Jeff Peters
Business Development Leader
GE Power & Water
United States
Session Co-Chair 2
Tim Burnham, P.E., PMP
Chief Executive Officer
Varo Engineers Inc.
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Tony Habib
Supervisor, Advanced Applications
Babcock & Wilcox
United States
Co-Author
Bill Springer
United States
Co-Author
Hans Lopez
Engineer
Babcock & Wilcox
United States
Speaker
David Undlin
Senior Account Manager
GE Power & Water
United States
Co-Author
Walt Shaw
Maintenance Superintendent
Western Energy
United States
Speaker
Luther Raatikka
Senior Consulting Engineer, Mechanical
Zachry Engineering Corporation
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: N249
Format: Paper

With increasing penetration of renewables, energy storage is a hot topic for nearly every utility in North America. This session will feature expert speakers who will describe the current technology available for integrating energy storage with existing power ...read more...

Session Chair
Roger Clarke-Johnson
Western Region Manager
American Governor Company
United States
Session Co-Chair
Jeff Myles
Marketing Manager / Product Support
Surrette Battery Co.
Canada
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Walker Wright
VP of Policy & Strategy
Green Charge
United States
Speaker
Pari Kasotia
Deputy Director
The Solar Foundation
United States
Speaker
Thorsten Dradrach
Head of Sales Americas, Power Plants
MAN Diesel & Turbo North America Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Gerhard Schlegl
Head of Project Development & Sales Support Power Plants
MAN Diesel & Turbo SE
Germany
Co-Author
Roland Keiss
Roland Keiss
MAN Diesel & Turbo North America Inc.
United States
Speaker
Gary Tindall
Director of Workforce Knowledge and Development
AES
United States
Co-Author
Jason Bannister
Sr. Client Manager
GP Strategies
United States
Speaker
Trey Sims
Generation Storage - Pumped Storage for Gas Turbines
TAS Energy
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: N245
Format: Panel

This session will cover some of the recent energy storage projects built in Southern California and around the world. It includes rapidly deployed grid-scale projects -- hybrid energy storage projects by GE and Siemens to improve operational flexibility -- as well as customer-cited energy storage systems powered ...read more...

Session Chair
Vibhu Kaushik
Principal Manager, Asset Management & Generation Strategy
Southern California Edison
United States
Session Co-Chair
Richard Vesel, Sr.
Business Development Manager
ABB Inc.
United States
Panelist 1
Joseph Heinzmann
Senior Product Manager –Battery Hybrid Electric Gas Turbine Systems
GE
United States
Panelist 2
Michael Welch
Industry Marketing Manager
Siemens AG
United Kingdom
Panelist 3
Curtis VanWalleghem
CEO
Hydrostor
Canada
Panelist 4
Matt Owens
Director of Business Development
Stem
United States
Panelist 5
Flavio Dal Lago
Business Developer Director Energy Storage USA
SOCOMEC
Italy

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: N237
Format: Paper

Increased penetration of variable renewable technologies on the utility grid is raising concerns about disruptions. This session will address these challenges and how they can be mitigated through a variety of technical presentations, case studies and ...read more...

Session Chair
Laura Nicholson
Energy Consultant
KLN Energy Consulting
United States
Session Co-Chair
Paula Mints
Chief Market Research Analyst
SPV Market Research
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Ibrahim Aldaouab
PhD. Candidate
University of Dayton
United States
Co-Author
Malcolm Daniels
University of Dayton
United States
Speaker
Juan Carlos Galeana
Electrical Engineer
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Mexico
Co-Author
Gonzalo Sandoval
Degree in Electrical Engineerig
School of Engineering from National Autonomous University of Mexico
Mexico
Speaker
Sheldon Willis
Product Development Engineer
Emerson Process Management Power & Water Solutions, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Craig Wooster
Micro-grid Project Manager
Stone Edge Farms
United States
Speaker
Benjamin Kazimier
Senior Application Engineer
Basler Electric Company
United States

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: N241
Format: Paper

This session examines the popularity of biomass conversions. Attendees will have the opportunity to see how two utilities have had success in strategically transitioning from coal to biomass. They will present case studies showing the challenges and benefits of shifting away from coal to renewables .  Also, ...read more...

Session Chair
Karen Bertram
President
Integrated Energy LLC
United States
Session Co-Chair
Fred Wiesinger
Manager, Technical Support Services
Kingsbury Inc.
United States
Session Co-Chair 2
Tanya Sessions
Program Manager, Sr.
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Una Nowling, P.E., M.Sc.
Technology Leader, Fuels
Black & Veatch
United States
Co-Author
Jaisen Mody
General Manager of Generation Projects
Portland General Electric Company
United States
Co-Author
Randy Curtis
Technical Services Manager
Portland General Electric
United States
Speaker
Les Marshall
Sr. Technical Officer
Ontario Power Generation
Canada
Speaker
Anupam Sanyal
Director
International Environmental & Energy Consultants Ltd.
United Kingdom
Co-Author+
Ken Parker
Director
International Environmental and Energy Consultants Ltd
United Kingdom
Co-Author
Jeffrey Allen
Director
International Environmental and Energy Consultant
United Kingdom
Co-Author
Prit Panesar
Technical Director
Sitefinders Net Ltd.
United Kingdom

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: N221
Format: Paper

This session will highlight gas turbine fuel flexibilities and challenges. Topics will include different fuel gas compositions, performance, and combustion ...read more...

Session Chair
Stephen Reid, P.E.
President
TG Advisers Inc.
United States
Session Co-Chair
Jay Butters
Assistant Vice President of Power Supply
Kissimmee Utility Authority
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Michael Welch
Industry Marketing Manager
Siemens AG
United Kingdom
Co-Author
Dalia El Tawy
Director, Thermal Power Solutions
Siemens
United States
Speaker
Jeffrey Goldmeer
Manager, Gas Turbine Combustion and Fuels Solutions
GE Power
United States
Co-Author
Christian Vandervort
Senior Product Manager
GE Power
United States
Speaker
Peter Stuttaford
Director, Research & Development
PSM - Ansaldo Energia Group
United States
Co-Author
Hany Rizkalla
Director, Combustion Engineering
PSM - Ansaldo Energia Group
United States
Co-Author
Jeffrey Benoit
VP – Strategy & Marketing
PSM – Ansaldo Energia Group
United States
Co-Author
RuthAnn Rawlings
Global Product Line Manager
Power Systems Mfg, LLC (PSM)
United States
Speaker
Anthony Bravato
Process Engineer
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems
United States
Co-Author+
Christopher Bethel
Assistant Engineering Manager, Process Engineering
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems
United States
Speaker
Adam Foust
Gas Turbine Proposal Manager
Siemens Power & Gas
United States

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: N219
Format: Paper

This session will highlight technologies available for successful design and operation of fast-starting natural gas-fired power ...read more...

Session Chair
Patrick Albert
Director - Proposal Engineering Support
Siemens Energy Inc.
United States
Session Co-Chair
Teresa Poussard
Director of Project Development
Stantec Consulting Services Inc.
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Michael College, PE
Supervisor, Surface Water - Project Review
Susquehanna River Basin Commission
United States
Speaker
Bonnie Marini, Ph.D.
Director, Product Line Management
Siemens Energy Inc.
United States
Speaker
Christopher Corron
Manager, New Product Introduction
GE Power
United States
Co-Author
David Walker
Senior Product Manager
GE Power
United States
Co-Author
Gordon Smith
Chief Consulting Engineer - Operability
GE Power
United States
Speaker
Peter Witte
CoT Engineer
NEM Energy B.V.
Netherlands
Co-Author
Peter Rop
Manager of Research & Development
NEM Energy b.v.
Netherlands
Speaker
Akber Pasha
Technical Director
Vogt Power International
United States

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: N225
Format: Paper

A variety of innovative solutions towards improvements in generator operation and maintenance will be presented and discussed by our panel of ...read more...

Session Chair
Russell Chetwynd
Service Manager
National Electric Coil
United States
Session Co-Chair
Dennis Tkacs, PE, Sc.D.
Product Manager
Emerson Process Management
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Mohammed AlMakrami
Senior Generation Engr.
Saudi Electricity Company
Saudi Arabia
Speaker 2
Mohammed Al-Salem
Technical Support Manager
Saudi Electricity Company
Saudi Arabia
Speaker
Brett Cockerham
Associate Application Engineer
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Larry Wright
Senior Application Engineer
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Nathan Klingerman
Generation System Protection Engineer
Duke Energy
United States
Speaker
Ira Rubin
Chief Electrical Engineer
POWER Engineers
United States
Co-Author
Ryan Laughy
Sequential Tripping Upgrades for Steam Turbine Plants
POWER Engineers
United States
Speaker
Tariq Rahman
Principal Engineer
San Diego Gas & Electric Company
United States
Co-Author
Hassan Ghoudjebaklou
Principal Engineer
San Diego Gas & Electric
United States
Co-Author
Kamal Garg
Protection Engineering Services Manager
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
United States

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: N223
Format: Paper

Gas turbine performance improvements and optimizing life-cycle costs with a variety of gas turbine upgrade options will be featured in this eye-opening discussion about gas turbine ...read more...

Session Chair
Sanjeev Jolly, P.E.
Sr. Engineer, Engineering Services
NAES Corp.
United States
Session Co-Chair
Merrill Jones
Sr. Director Business Development
Day & Zimmermann ECM
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Michael Salvatore
Manager, CT Mods and Upgrades Marketing - Advanced W Frames
Siemens Energy, Inc.
United States
Speaker
Kevin Kochirka
Consulting Applications Engineer
ABB Inc.
United States
Co-Author+
Richard Vesel, Sr.
Business Development Manager
ABB Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Daran Rumbaugh
Operations and Engineering Manager
ABB Inc - Power Generation, Turbine Automation
United States
Speaker
RuthAnn Rawlings
F-Class Gas Turbine Global Product Manager
PSM - Ansaldo Energia Group
United States
Co-Author+
Jeffrey Benoit
VP – Strategy & Marketing
PSM – Ansaldo Energia Group
United States
Co-Author
Peter Stuttaford
Director, Research & Development
PSM - Ansaldo Energia Group
United States

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: N232
Format: Paper
This session will explain how power plant are leveraging plant data and monitoring & diagnostics to enhance unit ...read more...
Session Chair
Rodney Gay
President
MapEx Software, Inc.
United States
Session Co-Chair
Salvatore DellaVilla, Jr.
CEO
Strategic Power Systems
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Richard DesJardins
Vice President, Performance Engineering Division
GP Strategies
United States
Co-Author
Choon Lin Chong
Senior Vice President, Group Technical Services
Sembcorp Industries
Singapore
Speaker
Harry Winn
Project Mgr.
Emerson Process Management Power & Water Solutions
United States
Co-Author
Steven Lowery
Senior Engineering Technologist
Duke Energy Roxboro Station
United States
Speaker
Karen Ratcliff
Head of New Service Business Models
Siemens Energy, Inc.
United States
Speaker
William Howard
Principal Product Manager
GE Power Digital
United States
Speaker
Juhan Lee
Supervisor
Korea South-East Power.CO
Korea (South)
Co-Author
Jongnae Woo
Manager
Korea South-East Power
Korea (South)

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: N240
Format: Panel

Panelists discuss various aspects of maintaining existing nuclear facilities, and enhancements to improve asset ...read more...

Session Chair
Rick Higginbotham
Executive Vice President
Research Solutions Group
United States
Session Co-Chair
Phil Egebrecht
Manager
ChemStaff
United States
Panelist 1
Justin Gray
Manager, Business Development
SNC-Lavalin
Canada
Panelist 2
Tricia Bolian
Manager, Nuclear Promise and Innovation
AREVA
United States
Panelist 3
Dave Morey
Engineering Technical Manager
ChemStaff
United States
Panelist 4+
Mina Aziz
Manager - Project Sales, Excitation Systems and Static Starters, North America
ABB Inc.
Canada
Panelist 4
Louis Mallavarapu, P.E.
Senior Engineer
Exelon Generation
United States
Panelist 5
Richard Preston
Business Development Manager, Protection and Systems
Siemens
United States

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: N229
Format: Paper

Traditional power generation business models face challenges in today’s evolving power markets. Adaptation is essential. This session explores various industry and market dynamics and how power generators are adapting their business models to ensure business objectives while meeting or exceeding customer demands.  



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Session Chair
Joyce Dasch
Power Marketing Manager
Emerson Automation Solutions
United States
Session Co-Chair
Dan Shelledy
Business Development Manager, Energy Solutions
Wartsila North America Inc.
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Matti Rautkivi
General Manager, Origination
Wärtsilä North America
United States
Speaker
Gary Sutherland
Relationship Manager - Business Development
Hydro-Quebec
Canada
Speaker
Nancy Bui-Thompson
Member of the Board of Directors
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
United States
Speaker
Parker Hills
Senior Energy Consultant
Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co.
United States

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: N227
Format: Paper

Ever-changing regulations and market conditions are driving those in the power industry to either change or be left behind. As companies try to adapt to this evolution, they cannot overlook the importance of recruiting and training top talent and managing the workforce, which will define their future ...read more...

Session Chair
David Walls
Managing Director
Navigant Consulting Inc.
United States
Session Co-Chair
Jim Frank
Sales & Marketing
ABB Inc.
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Dan Carnovale
Manager of Eaton’s Power Systems Experience Center
Eaton
United States
Speaker
Dale Probasco
Managing Director, Global Generation Services
Navigant
United States
Co-Author
Robert Ruhlman
Associate Director
Navigant Consulting Inc.
United States

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: N242
Format: Panel

Panelists will be discussing wholesale markets such as ERCOT, capacity markets such as PJM, renewables, mergers and aquisitions, bankruptcy and ...read more...

Session Chair
William Damon, III, P.E.
Sr. Vice President, Consulting and Development
HDR
United States
Session Co-Chair
Colleen Campbell
Director, Business Development, Power
AECOM
United States
Panelist 1
Jon Baylor
Senior Vice President
Kindle Energy LLC
United States
Panelist 2
Michael Pantelogianis
Co-Head of Power & Infrastructure - North America
Investec
United States
Panelist 3
Tom Buttgenbach
President and Co-Founder
8minutenergy
United States
Panelist 4
Michael Bedley
Partner
APEX Power Services Corp.
United States
Panelist 5
Ali Amirali
Sr. Vice President
Starwood Energy Group
United States

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: N231
Format: Panel

This session discusses carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies through a range of development timelines. Panelists include power professionals directly engaged in operating CCUS projects as well as evolving new ...read more...

Session Chair
Massood Ramezan, Ph.D., P.E.
Sr. Technical Advisor
KeyLogic Systems, Inc.
United States
Session Co-Chair
Nancy Mohn
Consultant
United States
Panelist 1
H. Gordon Henley
NCCC Operations and Maintenance Manager
Southern Company Services
United States
Panelist 2
David Greeson
Vice President, Development
NRG Energy, Inc.
United States
Panelist 3
Sai Gollakota
Project Manager
U. S. Department of Energy
United States
Panelist 4
John Marion
Director Generation R&D
Electric Power Research Institute
United States
Panelist 5
David Miller, Ph.D.
Sr. Fellow
U.S. DOE/NETL
United States

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: N234
Format: Paper
Coal-fired power plants are facing new challenges to meet EPA’s Effluent Limitation Guidelines as well as state and local Water Quality Based Effluent Limits for power plant wastewater streams. In this session, industry experts will discuss the challenges associated with meeting the stringent requirements. Case studies, technical and ...read more...
Session Chair
Clark Harrison
Director - Business Development
Purestream Services
United States
Session Co-Chair
Alan Daza
Vice President of Sales
Aquatech
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Dennis Fink
Water for Power Lead
CH2M
United States
Co-Author
Chad Roby
Project Manager
CH2M
United States
Co-Author
Robert Muehlenkamp, P.E.
We Energies
United States
Co-Author
Thomas Higgins, Ph.D., P.E.
Fellow and Global Technology Leader Power Water
CH2M
United States
Speaker
Bryan Hansen
Associate Chemical Engineer
Burns & McDonnell
United States
Co-Author
Corey Kipp
Chemical Engineer
Burns & McDonnell
United States
Co-Author
Lars Ellingson
Staff Chemical Engineer
Burns & McDonnell
United States
Speaker
Todd Whiting
ELGs Compliance: Results in FGD Wastewater Treatment with Thermal Evaporative Technology
Purestream Services, LLC, A Swire Company
United States
Speaker
Eric Grol
Chemical Engineer
US Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Marc Turner
Strategic Energy Analyst
Leidos
United States

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: N238
Format: Paper

This session will cover technologies and strategies to reduce air emissions. Speakers will cover full conversions from coal to gas and design/operating emissions control equipment on natural gas-fired ...read more...

Session Chair
Brandon Bell
Senior Project Manager
Valdes Engineering Company
United States
Session Co-Chair
Frank Kalany, P.E.
Director Power Engineering
AMEC Foster Wheeler
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Joseph Brown
After Market Product Manager
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas Inc.
United States
Speaker
Aydra Kalynchuk
WFGD Product Line Manager
Amec Foster Wheeler
United States
Co-Author
Michael Hoydick
Director, Process and Product Development
Amec Foster Wheeler
United States
Speaker
Rita Aiello
Catalyst Development Scientist
Johnson Matthey Stationary Emissions Control, LLC
United States
Co-Author
Ben Tatum
Engineering Manager
Johnson Matthey Stationary Emissions Control, LLC
United States
Co-Author
Chris Wissel-Tyson
Senior Manager Development and Environmental Services
IMG Midstream, LLC
United States
Co-Author
Marc J. Rost
Sales Manager Reciprocating Engine Emission Control
Johnson Matthey Stationary Emissions Control, LLC
United States
Co-Author
Paul Andersen
Technology and Business Development Director
Johnson Matthey Stationary Emissions Control, LLC
United States
Speaker
Daniel Serrano
Sales Manager - Stationary Division
Hug Engineering Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Andrea Pullone
Head of Sales Product Unit, Mobile and Stationary Applications
Hug Engineering Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Martin Woski
Senior Project Manager, Stationary Division
Hug Engineering AG
Switzerland

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: N233
Format: Panel

This panel discussion will cover the history of the CCR and ELG rules over the past decade and how it has been addressed by the utilities, by-product users, system equipment providers and engineering firms. The panel will discuss “where we go from here”; the possible future direction of ...read more...

Session Chair
Randy Shepler
Manager of Design Build
CCC Group Inc.
United States
Session Co-Chair
Daniel Lazic
Vice President Sales & Business Development
Babcock & Wilcox
United States
Panelist 1
Thomas Adams
Executive Director
American Coal Ash Association
United States