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1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: S320A
Format: Paper

Renewables are here to stay.  Learn about the innovative technologies that utilities are now employing to integrate variable generation, expand the use of alternative fuel sources and accelerate their practical application.  These speakers will demonstrate how renewables can be effectively utilized in large scale bulk electric systems.  ...read more...

Session Chair
Gary Hilberg
President
Continuum Energy
United States
Session Co-Chair
Roger Clarke-Johnson
Western Region Manager
American Governor Company
United States
Presentations:
Speaker
Wesley Cole
Electricity Sector Modeler and Analyst
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Gian Porro
Technology Manager
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Maureen Hand
Senior Engineer
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Parthiv Kurup
Cost Analyst and Engineer
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Trieu Mai
Energy Engineer
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States
Speaker
Ray Schauer
Director Engineering & Public Works
Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County
United States
Co-Author
John Kitto
Engineer/Consultant
Consultant
United States
Co-Author
Larry Hiner
Senior Director, Business Development, Renewable
The Babcock & Wilcox Company
United States
Co-Author
Mike Fick
Project Director
Babcock & Wilcox
United States
Co-Author
William Arvan
Power Plant Facility Manager
Palm Beach Resource Recovery Corp.
United States
Speaker
Ashraf Ul Haque
Supervising Engineer
Teshmont Consultants LP
Canada
Co-Author
Ashikur Bhuiya
Supervising Engineer
Teshmont Consultants LP
Canada
Co-Author
Robert Baker
Vice President
Teshmont Consultants LP
Canada
Speaker
Paul Denholm
Senior Energy Analyst
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Matt O'Connell
Energy Analyst
NREL
United States
Speaker
Tim Freiberg
Engineer, Network Planning and Applications
AMSC
United States
Co-Author+
Manisha Ghorai
Manager, Network Planning and Applications
AMSC
United States

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: S320A
Format: Paper

This session presents 5 topics dealing with issues that illustrate the impact of policy decisions on the development of renewable energy. The topics include lessons learned for policy makers, an update on the world energy market, how public policy can be used to support wind energy, US Biopower ...read more...

Session Chair
John Holbrook
Director of Operations, Sales and Marketing
Systems Integrated
United States
Session Co-Chair
Fred Wiesinger
Manager, Technical Support Services
Kingsbury Inc.
United States
Presentations:
Speaker
Bruce Hamilton
Director
Navigant
United States
Co-Author
Jesse Broehl
Senior Research Analyst
Navigant
United States
Co-Author
Roberto Rodriguez Labastida
Senior Research Analyst
Navigant
United Kingdom
Speaker
Simon Mahan
Director
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: S320A
Format: Paper

Large scale renewable projects require optimization from development stage, operations, and end of life to maximize the value. These speakers will present the tools, strategies, and best practices to be considered through examples in wind and solar ...read more...

Session Chair
Regina Parundik
Cobblestone Communications
United States
Session Co-Chair
Matthew Thibodeau
Vice President
Sargent & Lundy LLC
United States
Presentations:
Speaker
Vladimir Koritarov
Deputy Director, Center for Energy, Environmental, and Economic Systems Analysis
Argonne National Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Andrew Ayers
Software Engineering Leader
Argonne National Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Andrew Orr
GIS Analyst
Argonne National Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
James Kuiper
Principal Geospatial Engineer
Argonne National Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Katherine Szoldatits
Ecologist
Argonne National Laboratory
United States
Speaker
Michael Pomfret, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Operations
Washington Clean Energy Testbeds Clean Energy Institute
United States
Speaker
Karla Kemp
Sustainability Consultant
Patel College of Global Sustainability University of South Florida
United States
Co-Author
Rehab Almakhlooq
CSR and Sustainability Strategist
Saudi Aramco
Saudi Arabia
Speaker
Aaron Anderson
Senior Project Manager, Renewable Energy Group
Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company
United States