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1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: S330C
Format: Panel

This panel discussion will discuss the electricity business model of the future and the state of the industry in 2030. Panelists will discuss fuels, transmission & distribution, generation, regulation, workforce dynamics, and customer experience. The changes predicted to take place in the next 15 years will be more ...read more...

Session Chair
Tom Cornell
Vice President Sales & Commercial Operations SF&ES
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
United States
Session Co-Chair
Thomas Lubnow, Jr.
Vice President
MPR Associates Inc.
United States
Panelist 1
Nancy Svites, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Director of Human Resources
MPR Associates Inc.
United States
Panelist 2
Jeff Brown
Principal
Pangea Global, LLC
United States
Panelist 3
Kevin Casey
Managing Director
Beaufort Rosemary LLC
United States
Panelist 4
Andrew Trump
Director, Management Consulting
Black & Veatch
United States
Panelist 5
Brett Crable, P.E.
Director - New Technology & Energy Conservation
Dominion Virginia Power
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: S330D
Format: Panel

This session will include discussions on new trends in gas turbine technology, emissions, fast start and steam cycle (temperatures and pressures) and their impact on downstream equipment, HRSGs and steam ...read more...

Session Chair
Jeffrey Schroeter, P.E.
Managing Director
Genova Power Advisors, LLC
United States
Session Co-Chair
Jim Sims
Executive Director OEM Accounts
Vogt Power International
United States
Panelist 1
Gordon Smith
Chief Consulting Engineer - Operability
GE
United States
Panelist 2
Mat Palmer
Product Marketing Specialist
Siemens Energy Inc.
United States
Panelist 3
David McDeed
Seniour Product Manager
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
United States
Panelist 4
Kelly Flannery
Chief Thermal Engineer
Vogt Power International
United States
Panelist 5
Janmichael Perez
Steam Turbine
Toshiba
United States

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: S330C
Format: Panel

Panelists provide a review of the changing market dynamics within the power generation sector. Specifically, this session with highlight the impact of major policy shifts associated with higher renewable energy standards, Clean Power Plan, increasing DER market adoption, and changing demand profiles. Panelists will also discuss the ...read more...

Session Chair
Mike Aller
Executive Director
Energy Florida / CAPE
United States
Session Co-Chair
Tim Franta
Director of Special Projects
Energy Florida
United States
Panelist 1
Robert Patrylak
Managing Director, Energy
Navigant
United States
Panelist 2
Mike DeSocio
Senior Manager, Market Design
New York Independent System Operator
United States
Panelist 3
Steve Wenke, PE
Chief Generation Engineer
Avista Utilities
United States
Panelist 4
Jessica Harrison
Director of R&D
MISO
United States

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: S330D
Format: Paper

One of the largest changes sweeping the electric utility industry in the U.S. is the impending retirement of many coal fired plants, due to age, emissions regulations, or other factors.



This session will include papers describing present and future programs for dealing with ...read more...

Session Chair
Craig Connell
Senior Vice President, Director of Asia and EMEIA Regions, Power Generation Services
Black & Veatch
United States
Session Co-Chair
William Bulpitt, P.E.
Principal Mechanical Engineer
AECOM Corporation
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Preben Messerschmidt
Project Director
Ramboll Energy
Denmark
Co-Author
Niels Houbak
Senior Engineer
Ramboll Energy
Denmark
Co-Author
Paul James
Business Development Director
Ramboll Energy
United Kingdom

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: S330C
Format: Paper

Legislative, regulatory, technical and economic changes are pushing the industry toward a low-carbon world, but at the same time creating tremendous uncertainty and requiring more flexibility.  There are rapidly falling costs of renewables+storage, but there are serious challenges ...read more...

Session Chair
Bradley Patterson
Managing Director, Business Development
Duke Energy Commercial Transmission
United States
Session Co-Chair
Mikael Backman
Regional Director, USA & Canada
Wartsila North America Inc
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Ben Borsch
Director, IRP and Analytics
Duke Energy Florida
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: S330D
Format: Paper

Changes in natural gas pricing and pressure to reduce carbon emissions have led to developments and concerns about gas supplies, including liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).  This session will discuss what is being developed and studied for LNG applications that enable natural gas ...read more...

Session Chair
Jason Graham, P.E.
Senior Thermal Generation Engineer
Avista
United States
Session Co-Chair
Rodney Durban
Director, Clean Air Initiative
ABB Inc.
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Jeffrey Goldmeer
Manager, Gas Turbine Combustion and Fuels Solutions
GE Power
United States
Co-Author
Eduardo Garcia
Director Latin America
Vitol
United States
Co-Author
Gregory Rhymer
Chief Operating Officer
Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority
Virgin Islands (US)
Speaker
Alberto Ferrer
Vice President
Mott MacDonald
United States
Co-Author
Hassan Hamdan
Senior Consultant - Power Generation
Mott MacDonald
United States