8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: W305A
Format: Paper

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Instructor
Doug Kilmer
Senior Client Service Manager
TRC
United States
Instructor
Ginny Plumeau
Market Director - Natural Resources
TRC
United States
Instructor
Steve Karl
Engineering Manager
TRC
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: W305B
Format: Paper

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Instructor+
Shaun Chaney
Senior Program Specialist, High-Performance Control Room
Emerson
United States
Instructor
Benjamin Poskie
Program Manager - High-Performance Control Room
Emerson
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: W306B
Format: Paper

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Instructor+
Scott Affelt
President
XMPLR Energy
United States
Instructor
Deepak Khajouria
Partner
AVP Group
United States
Instructor
Randall Bickford
President
Expert Microsystems
United States
Handout(s)

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: W304A
Format: Paper

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Instructor
Jayanta Kapat, Sc.D.
Professor
Center for Advanced Turbomachinery and Energy Research at UCF
United States
Handout(s)

8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Room: W307A
Format: Paper

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Instructor
Ben Emerson, Ph.D.
Senior Research Engineer
Georgia Tech
United States
Instructor
Tim Lieuwen
Executive Director
Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Institute
United States

8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Room: W307C
Format: Paper

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Instructor
Akber Pasha
Technical Director
Consultant
United States

1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Room: W305B
Format: Paper

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Instructor
Ravi Krishnan
Managing Director
Krishnan & Associates, Inc.
United States

1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Room: W306A
Format: Paper

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Instructor
William Kao, BSEE, MSEE, Ph.D.
Professor
University of California Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley Extension
United States
Handout(s)

1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Room: W306B
Format: Paper

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Instructor
Patrick Bangert
CEO
algorithmica technologies Inc.
United States

1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Room: W304A
Format: Paper

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Instructor
Christoper Perullo
Senior Research Engineer
Georgia Institute of Technology
United States

9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Room: Valencia Ballroom
Moderator
Teresa Hansen
Vice President, Content
Clarion Energy
United States
Keynote Speaker 1
Gregory Lee
President, Board of Commissioners
Orlando Utilities Commission
United States
Keynote Speaker 2
Robert Yeager
President, Power and Water Solutions
Emerson
United States
Keynote Speaker 3
Greg Scheu
President, Americas Region
ABB
United States

11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Room: W308
Format: Panel

The Women In Power Luncheon registration fee is $55.00 - Space is limited!  This fee is in addition to general conference registration

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Session Chair
Jennifer Runyon
Content Manager
Clarion Energy
United States
Session Co-Chair
Elizabeth Ingram
Content Manager
Clarion Energy
United States
Panelist 1
Bethany Schunn
Plant Manager
Cardinal Operating Company
United States
Panelist 2
Laura Merten
Marketing and Business Development
Holocene Clean Energy
United States
Panelist 3
Valerie Sarisky-Reed, Ph.D.
Acting Director, Wind Energy Technolgies Office
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
United States
Panelist 4
Lila Jaber
Regional Managing Shareholder
Gunster
United States

12:45 PM-1:30 PM
Room: Knowledge Hub Booth #1033
Format: Paper

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Hydropower pumped storage already provides roughly 95 percent of U.S. (and global) energy storage. With the growing focus on grid reliability and resiliency, federal and state policymakers are taking a second look at the country’s original (and largest) energy storage resource. This session will highlight trends, ...read more...

Session Chair
Tom McDonnell
Power Generation Industry Leader, North America
Rockwell Automation
United States
Speaker
Jeffrey Leahey, Esq
Deputy Executive Director
National Hydropower Association
United States

1:00 PM-1:30 PM
Room: Hub Booth 2269
Format: Paper

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The rapid growth in renewable generation are impacting power grids worldwide. Grid operators are working to evolve market designs to properly value flexibility in their systems. Flexible generation and battery storage are playing an increasing role in this integration. This session will discuss ways to solve ...read more...

Session Chair
Dan Shelledy
Senior Business Development Manager, Energy Solutions
Wartsila North America Inc.
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Tyler Murphy
Manager, Marketing, Energy Solutions, Americas
Wärtsilä North America
United States

1:00 PM-1:30 PM
Room: Hub Booth #1161
Format: Panel

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Duke Energy installed the Hines Chiller Project at the Hines Energy Complex to increase the plant's summer capacity by over 200 MW net. This presentation will identify several of the construction and commissioning challenges that the project team ...read more...

Session Chair
Chris Mieckowski
Director, Global Solutions Marketing
Siemens Energy
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Mark Gillespie
GM Engineering Services
Duke Energy - Fossil Hydro Operations
United States

1:00 PM-1:30 PM
Room: Hub Booth #4283
Format: Panel

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This session will cover the emergence of blockchain and cryptocurrency markets on an international scale with a focus on their dramatic growth and impacts on power consumption.  Electric providers may have new opportunities to leverage this growth to find novel forms of immediate load ...read more...

Session Chair
Jeremy Bero
Program Manager
HDR, Inc.
United States
Speaker
Thomas Friend
Business Agility Consultant / Block Chain Startup Advisor
Agile On Target LLC
United States
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Room: W306A
Format: Panel

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The Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC – The Reliable One) is expanding beyond traditional electric and water services to serve the needs of a growing sustainable community increasingly reliant on distributed generation. Learn what data the utility is gathering and how it’s being leveraged to ...read more...

Session Chair
Gretchen Dolson, PE, LEED AP
Renewable Energy Practice Lead / Vice President
HDR
United States
Panelist 1
Justin Kramer, PE
Supervisor, Emerging Technologies
Orlando Utilities Commission
United States
Panelist 2
Sam Choi
Manager, Emerging Technologies and Renewables
Orlando Utilities Commission
United States
Panelist 3
Paul Brooker, Ph.D.
Visiting Researcher, Emerging Technologies
Orlando Utilities Commission
United States

1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Room: W304C
Format: Paper

Three distinct presenters offer separate and unique perspectives on the best paths for optimizing plant performance, from the promises and risk of artificial intelligence to a case study on Emonitoring power plants to a history which questions where we’ve been and we’re going on gas turbine technologies. ...read more...

Session Chair
Sanjeev Jolly, P.E.
Sr. Engineer, Engineering Services
NAES Corp.
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Slavek Zaremba
Chief Technology Officer
SparkCognition Inc.
United States
Speaker
Nicolas Gelles
Business Development
EDF
United States
Speaker
Vinod Kallianpur
Executive Technical Advisor
SamsungC&T
Korea (South)

1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Room: W304D
Format: Paper

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The North American utilities are developing integrated resource plans (IRP) to match their growth in renewables.  This session will discuss how reciprocating engines are being integrated to firm the grid up capacity and ancillary ...read more...

Session Chair
Peter Belmonte, P.E.
Vice President & Director, Power Generation
TRC
United States
Session Co-Chair
Kimberly Getgen
VP, Strategic Marketing
Fairbanks Morse Engine
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Jonathan Wohl
Senior Vice President - Project Development
DCO Energy LLC
United States
Speaker
John Hoeft
Sales Director – J920
INNIO – Jenbacher Gas Engines
United States
Speaker
Joseph Ferrari
General Manager, Utility Market Develoment
Wartsila North America Inc.
United States
Speaker 1
Jeremy Sutton
Director of Power Resources
Rochester Public Utilities
United States
Speaker 2
Jim Lee
Division President
The Boldt Company
United States
Co-Author
Nelson Rosado
Project Associate
Sargent & Lundy
United States

1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Room: W304H
Format: Panel

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Development and operation of small hydropower facilities provides great value in terms of low-cost electricity, particularly for nearby communities. Learn about various aspects of this ultimate distributed energy source, from financing issues to case studies of projects being built to technology advances that are accelerating this ...read more...

Session Chair
Charles (Chuck) Kahler, PE, PMP
Vice President, Project Manager, Waterpower & Dams
Stantec
United States
Session Co-Chair
Lee Ward
Regional Business Manager
Rockwell Automation
United States
Panelist 1+
Mwaura "Felix" Njogu
Chief Technical Officer
Skynotch Energy Africa
Kenya
Panelist 1
Patrick Kimathi
Chief Executive Officer
Skynotch Energy Africa Limited
Kenya
Panelist 2
Glen Harrison
Business Development Manager, Hydro
ABB Inc.
Canada
Panelist 3
Boualem Hadjerioua
Lead Water Power Energy
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
United States
Panelist 4
Danny Miles
Principal Engineer
Snohomish County Public Utility District
United States

1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Room: W305A
Format: Panel

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This panel will discuss the real-life impacts of operating cycling coal-fired power plants not originally designed for this service, including the complexity of multiple air quality control systems. Panelists will be experienced power generator operators who will share their real-life challenges.  ...read more...

Session Chair
Brandon Bell
Vice President of Operations
Valdes Engineering Company
United States
Session Co-Chair
Keith Morris, P.Eng.
Technical Advisor
XMPLR Energy
United States
Panelist 1
Kenneth Luebbert, P.E.
Performance and Compliance Supervising Engineer
Kansas City Power & Light
United States
Panelist 2
Rudy Navarro
Plant Manager - Coronado Generating Station
SRP
United States
Panelist 3
Don Parker, ME
Principal Engineer/ President
Provecta Process Automation LLC
United States
Panelist 4
Randall Bickford
President
Expert Microsystems
United States

1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Room: W304E
Format: Paper

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This session includes discussion on how to approach cybersecurity at a facility, demystifying the lingo and providing use cases for ...read more...

Session Chair
James Knowlton
Vice President - Business Development
Hyperion Power Services
United States
Session Co-Chair
Karen Ratcliff
Strategic Marketing Manager
Siemens Energy, Inc.
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Joshua Carlson
Business Leader, Cybersecurity Services
Schneider Electric
United States
Speaker
Luke Reznecheck, P.E.
Project Engineer
Cybertrol Engineering
United States
Co-Author
Jason Lachowsky
Industrial IT Engineer
Cybertrol Engineering
United States
Speaker
Jaime Foose
Director, Security Solutions and Lifecycle Shared Services
Emerson Automation Solutions - Power & Water Solutions
United States
Speaker
James McQuiggan, CISSP
Product & Solution Security Officer
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
United States

1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Room: W305B
Format: Panel

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Industry leaders from private equity firms, OEMs, lenders, and developers will address the differences between capacity and energy-only markets, contrasting challenges in project development and project financing. In addition, our panelists will highlight PJM and ERCOT markets in ...read more...

Session Chair
William Damon, III, P.E.
Sr. Vice President, Consulting and Development
HDR
United States
Session Co-Chair
Jeff Hatfield
Director, Business Development
Zachry Group
United States
Panelist 1
M. Gary Helm
Lead Market Strategist, Applied Innovation
PJM Interconnection
United States
Panelist 2
Mark Halpin
Managing Director
Whitehall & Company
United States
Panelist 3
Kenan Ogelman
Vice President, Commercial Operations
ERCOT
United States
Panelist 4
Michael Bedley
Managing Partner
APEX Power Services Corp.
United States

1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Room: W304F
Format: Paper

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This session will explore the role of energy storage in traditional generating plants with specific focus on gas turbine plants in simple cycle or combined cycle configuration. The session will include case studies examining the application of energy storage, in various forms, at ...read more...

Session Chair
Vibhu Kaushik
Director of Grid Technology & Modernization
Southern California Edison
United States
Session Co-Chair
Jeffrey Penterson
President
RK Griffith & Associates LLC
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Frank Jakob
Technology Manager - Energy Storage
Renewable Energy GroupBlack & Veatch PowerOverland Park, Kansas
United States
Co-Author
Brian Reinhart
Manager - Technology Assessments and Technical Due Diligence
Black & Veatch
United States
Co-Author
Jonathon Mollet
Mechanical Engineer, Distributed Energy/CHP
Black & Veatch
United States
Speaker 1
Vibhu Kaushik
Director of Grid Technology & Modernization
Southern California Edison
United States
Speaker 2
Kurt Waldner
Director - Product Management and Strategic Marketing
GE Power - Energy Storage
United States
Co-Author+
Katharina Weeber
Lead Digital Marketing Specialist,
GE Power, Power Services
Switzerland
Co-Author
Jason Nassar
Senior Product Manager
GE Power
United States
Speaker
Néstor Campo
Sales Director-Internal Combustion Engine Power Plants
Indar Electric
Spain
Co-Author
Alex Galarraga
New Developments Manager-Internal Combustion Engine Generators
Indar Electric
Spain
Co-Author
Iker Garmendia
New Business Manager
Indar Electric
Spain
Speaker
Paul Johnston
Director, Process Engineer
Fluor
United States
Co-Author
Cecil Lawrence
Principal Process Engineer
Fluor Corporation
United States
Co-Author
Michael Schatzmann
Process Engineer
Fluor
United States
Co-Author
Van Nguyen
Process Engineer
Fluor
United States

1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Room: W304G
Format: Paper

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Multiple microgrid case studies will be presented, demonstrating the uniqueness of design to meet specific resiliency, sustainability, and cost efficiency objectives. These case studies will also show how microgrids change over time to meet additional electrical and thermal requirements. Different business models will ...read more...

Session Chair
Adam Forni, PE
Senior Research Analyst
Navigant Research
United States
Session Co-Chair
Daniel Fingleton
Program Manager - Strategic Growth and Special Projects
Solar Turbines
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Dalia El Tawy
Director, Thermal Power Solutions
Siemens Energy
United States
Speaker
Abdulelah Habib
Sr. Controls Development Engineer
Solar Turbines
United States
Speaker 1
Chris Fallon
VP DE Renewables & Commerical Portfolio
Duke Energy Renewables
United States
Speaker 2+
Chris Dunlap
Power Generation Business Development Manager, Americas
Schneider Electric
United States

1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Room: W304A
Format: Paper

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The world of power generation continues to evolve as new technologies expand the availability of non-traditional and renewable fuels. As a result, these fuels, such as hydrogen, are being considered and adopted for a variety of power projects around the world. This session will explore ...read more...

Session Chair
Guy DeLeonardo
Power Generation Products Product Manager
GE Power
United States
Session Co-Chair
Chris Lyons
Manager, Power Generation
Solar Turbines Incorporated
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Elena McKenzie
Market Analyst
Ansaldo Energia Group
United States
Co-Author+
Ian Summerside
Global Product Line Manager
PSM - Ansaldo Energia Group
United States
Speaker
Aasa Lyckstroem
Product Positioning Manager
Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB
Sweden
Co-Author
Jenny Larfeldt
Senior Combustor Expert
Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB
Sweden
Co-Author
Mats Björkman
Product Manager
Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery
Sweden
Co-Author
Mats Blomstedt
Technical Service Product Positioning Manager
Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery
Sweden
Speaker
Jeffrey Goldmeer
Director, Gas Turbine Combustion and Fuels Solutions
GE Power
United States
Speaker
Luke Cowell
Manager, Combustion Strategy
Solar Turbines Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Chris Lyons
Manager, Power Generation
Solar Turbines Incorporated
United States

1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Room: W304B
Format: Panel

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Emerging alternatives from distributed energy resources are disrupting centralized power generation. As a result, a trend is developing for small to medium size generation projects. Integrated resource planning is dictating the size and duty of resources to avoid overbuilding baseload generation. This panel will examine the ...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
Guy DeLeonardo
Power Generation Products Product Manager
GE Power
United States
Panelist 2
Jennifer Jackson
Solutions Marketing Manager, North America
Siemens
United States
Panelist 3
David McDeed
Senior Product Manager
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
United States
Panelist 4
Dan Shelledy
Senior Business Development Manager, Energy Solutions
Wartsila North America Inc.
United States

2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room: Hub Booth #2269
Format: Paper

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Community microgrids are being built across the globe, from post-hurricane Puerto Rico to remote communities in Brazil, to drought-stricken South Africa. Learn how reciprocating gensets are being integrated with energy storage and renewable generation to create weeks of autonomy. Learn how these systems are designed and ...read more...

Session Chair
Massood Ramezan, Ph.D., P.E.
Sr. Technical Advisor
KeyLogic Systems, Inc.
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Chris Evanich
Director of Microgrids
S & C Electric Co.
United States

2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room: Hub Booth #1033
Format: Paper

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This session will review the latest trends and innovative approaches in energy storage. Panelists will discuss the challenges related to the development of energy ...read more...

Session Chair
Jeff Myles
Marketing Manager / Product Support
Surrette Battery Co.
Canada
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
James Underwood
Engineering Program Manager - Energy Storage
Solar Turbines Inc. (A Caterpillar Company)
United States
Speaker
Donald Maul
Meter Engineer
ERCOT
United States
Co-Author
Henry Perez
Supervisor - Meter Engineering
ERCOT
United States

2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room: Knowledge Hub Booth #1161
Format: Paper

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Considering that all operating nuclear power plants in the U.S. are 30 years or older, it’s likely that many of their protective relays are in dire need of replacement or upgrade. Protection engineers at the Grand Gulf nuclear station in Mississippi opted to improve both reliability ...read more...

Session Chair
Jeff Simmons
Vice President & General Manager, Nuclear Business Unit
Toshiba America Energy Systems
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Maadh Adnan Al Saad
Systems Engineer
Entergy - Grand Gulf Nuclear Station
United States
Co-Author
Mathew King
Application Engineer
Siemens Industry Inc.
United States

2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room: Hub Booth #4283
Format: Panel

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Technology buzzwords abound – AI, machine learning, digital twins, augmented reality, blockchain, IioT. What are these? How are they applied across the power supply chain?  Which have the greatest potential for ROI?  What are barriers to deployment? This panel of technology experts will provide a high-level ...read more...

Session Chair
Joyce Dasch
Power Marketing Director
Emerson Automation Solutions
United States

3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Room: Hub Booth #1033
Format: Paper

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This session features further discussion of the role of energy storage in traditional power plants with specific focus on gas turbine plants in simple cycle or combined cycle configuration. The sessions will include case studies examining the application of energy storage, in various forms, at ...read more...

Session Chair
Jeffrey Penterson
President
RK Griffith & Associates LLC
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Pat Hayes
Energy Storage Strategic Initiative Manager
ABB Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Vernon Smith
Account Manager, Turbine
ABB Inc.
United States

3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Room: Hub Booth #1161
Format: Paper

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High construction costs are driving changes in the execution approach of gas-fired power projects. Schedules are getting shorter as owners are pushing more fast-track construction schedules. This session will examine several trends, including case studies that identify how the industry is addressing these challenges. ...read more...

Session Chair
Teresa Poussard
Director of Project Development, Power
Stantec Consulting Services Inc.
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Kendall McFarland
Sr. Engineer
Wisconsin Power & Light
United States
Co-Author
Colleen Scholl
Senior Vice President
HDR
United States
Co-Author
Gary DeRoche
Commissioning Manager
Alliant Energy WPL
United States
Co-Author
Mike Gibbs
Mechanical Engineer Lead
HDR
United States
Co-Author
Todd Young
Project Manager
HDR
United States

3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Room: Hub Booth #4283
Format: Paper

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New technologies can use data in whole new ways to not only make power plants more efficient and trouble free, but also predict where the problems might lie and avoid them in the first place. This session will focus on some of the possibilities and trends, ...read more...

Session Chair
Joyce Dasch
Power Marketing Director
Emerson Automation Solutions
United States
Presentation/Paper

3:00 PM-3:45 PM
Room: Hub Booth #2269
Format: Panel

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From rooftops to enormous fields of solar panels, the future of electricity is actually here now.  This session will take attendees through the basics of home owned solar, community owned solar to utility owned solar, defining and explaining the basics of this fast growing ...read more...

Session Chair
Jennifer Runyon
Content Manager
Clarion Energy
United States
Speaker
Jennifer Szaro
Vice President, Research and Education
Smart Electric Power Alliance
United States

4:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room: Knowledge Hub Booth #2269
Format: Paper

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Small hydropower has long been a valuable source of decentralized power generation, by providing electricity to remote villages, for example. Hear more about the history of small hydro and its vital role in powering personal and economic development ...read more...

Session Chair
Gary Sutherland
Relationship Manager, Business Development Group
Hydro-Quebec
Canada
Speaker
Yannick Labonte
Head of Small Hydro, North America
Voith Hydro Inc.
Canada

4:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room: Hub Booth #1033
Format: Paper

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Energy storage can be an essential component of any microgrid design solution. This session will discuss the integration of energy storage within microgrid systems. This session will also include recent case studies for planned microgrid ...read more...

Session Chair
Richard Vesel, Sr.
Business Development
ABB Inc.
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Mike Voll
Global Sector Leader, Smart Technologies
Stantec Consultant Ltd.
Canada

4:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room: Hub Booth #1161
Format: Panel

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Challenges and delays in development of natural gas infrastructure have contributed to disparate power prices in North America and challenged the operation of regional transmission systems and power markets. This session addresses the state of natural gas infrastructure in the United States, the prospects ...read more...

Session Chair
Bradley Patterson
Director LNG Products - Natural Gas Business Unit
Duke Energy Commercial Transmission
United States
Panelist 1
Paul Smith
Director, Business Development
Tennessee Gas Pipeline
United States
Panelist 2
James McClay
DUKE ENERGY - CHARLOTTE
United States
Handout(s)

4:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room: Hub Booth #4283
Format: Panel

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Load growth has been stagnant in the U.S. for the past decade and has become decoupled from economic growth. What is on the horizon for the U.S. energy markets, load growth or load decline? This session will evaluate major trends in industrial, ...read more...

Session Chair
Tom Cornell
Vice President Sales & Commercial Operations SF&ES
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
United States
Panelist 1
Thomas Friend
Business Agility Consultant / Block Chain Startup Advisor
Agile On Target LLC
United States
Panelist 2
Thomas Lubnow, Jr.
Vice President
MPR Associates Inc.
United States
Handout(s)

9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Room: Valencia Ballroom
Moderator
Teresa Hansen
Vice President, Content
Clarion Energy
United States
Keynote Speaker 1
Scott Strazik
Chief Executive Officer
GE Gas Power
United States
Keynote Speaker 2
Todd Buchholz
Economist and Author
United States

10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room: W304C
Format: Paper
Session Chair
Reza Akhavain
Business Development Manager - Steam Turbines
EthosEnergy
United States
Session Co-Chair
Edwin Haddad
Consultant
Cochrane Steam LLC
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Nolan Frederick
Team Lead
Entergy Texas Inc.
United States
Speaker 2+
Muhammad Riaz
Manager Steam Turbine Engineering
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
United States
Speaker
Scott McQueen
Senior Director NRG Technical Services, Steam Turbines
NRG Energy
United States
Co-Author
Andrew Mills
Lead Steam Repair Engineer
EthosEnergy Power Plant Services USA
United States
Co-Author
Elizabeth Kupcinskas
Senior Engineer
Ethos Energy
United States
Co-Author
Nick Faust
Design Engineer
EthosEnergy Group
United States
Co-Author
Paul DiCristoforo
Manager - Mechanical Design
EthosEnergy
United States
Co-Author
Piotr Smietana
Repair Engineer
Ethos Energy
United States
Co-Author
Vivek Choudhry
Principal Engineer
Siemens Energy Inc.
United States
Speaker
Rich Rochford
Power Industry Manager
REXA
United States
Co-Author
Alistair Stuart
Sales Engineer
REXA
United States

10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room: W304D
Format: Paper

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With so many dynamic changes in the power markets over the last several years, this session will be the place where we address the most relevant hot topics: Disruptive business Models, Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Demand Response, Blockchain Crypto Currency, and CHP Applied to ...read more...

Session Chair
Justin Rathke
President
Vergent Power Solutions
United States
Session Co-Chair
Halley Dickey
Vice President
Industrial Builders
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Kimberly Getgen
VP, Strategic Marketing
Fairbanks Morse Engine
United States
Speaker
Paul Dunn
President and CTO
Enhanced Energy Group Inc.
United States
Speaker
Zachary Power
Director
Edison Energy LLC
United States

10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room: W304H
Format: Panel

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With its low operating costs, non-existent fuel costs, and long lifespan (100 years or more), hydropower is an exceptional baseload resource. Recognizing this, many in the electric utility industry are relying more and more on hydro, through such approaches as co-locating intermittent renewables and adding battery ...read more...

Session Chair
Sergio Souza
North America Sales Director
GE Renewable Energy Hydro
United States
Session Co-Chair
Brian Murtha
Hydropower Project Manager
Black & Veatch Corporation
United States
Panelist 1
Carl Atkinson, III, P.E.
Director, Sales and Marketing
Voith Hydro, Inc.
United States
Panelist 2
Herbie Johnson
Hydro General Manager
Southern Company
United States
Panelist 3
Kevin Young
President
Young Energy Services
United States

10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room: W305A
Format: Paper

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How do your plant emissions measure up? This session will address some current topics in emissions monitoring and measurements, including recent project performance. There will also be discussions on the development of predictive emissions monitoring systems (PEMS), modeling, and other logics-type approaches ...read more...

Session Chair
Thomas Sarkus
Industrial Partnerships Manager
National Energy Technology Laboratory, USA Department of Energy
United States
Session Co-Chair
Joseph Mashek, P.E.
Business Development Manager, Energy Group
Burns & McDonnell
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Bill Poe
Sr. Principal Technical Consultant
AVEVA
United States
Speaker
Min-Jae Lee
Instrument and Control Section, Senior Manager
Korea South-East Power Co.
Korea (South)
Co-Author
Deok-Gyu Kim
Instrument & Control Section
Korea South-East Power Co.
Korea (South)
Speaker
Anupam Sanyal
Director
International Environmental & Energy Consultants Ltd.
United Kingdom
Co-Author
Jeffrey Allen
Director
International Environmental and Energy Consultant
United Kingdom
Co-Author
Ken Parker
Director
International Environmental and Energy Consultants Ltd
United Kingdom
Co-Author
Prit Panesar
Director
IEEC Ltd.
United Kingdom
Speaker
Tom Plikas
A Fit for Purpose Approach to the Design of an FGR system for NOx Reduction in a Waste Gas Boiler
Hatch Ltd.
Canada

10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room: W304E
Format: Paper

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This session explores the basics of getting started with digital applications and demonstrates real world examples of how you can enable the Internet of Things in the process automation industry.  This session is for those that are just getting started on their digital journey ...read more...

Session Chair
Juan Panama
Global Business Development Manager
Emerson
United States
Session Co-Chair
Jon Towslee, P.E.
Director, Marketing & Business Development
ABB Inc.
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Tom Maczuzak
Business Development Manager, Operator Effectiveness
ABB Inc.
United States
Speaker
Michael May
Manager, Wireless Technology
Emerson Automation Solutions
United States
Speaker
Daryl Massey
Director, Digital Solutions
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
United States
Co-Author
Koji Imakita
Manager
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd., Japan
Japan

10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room: W305B
Format: Panel

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During this session, our experts will discuss the emergence of a new breed of power purchasers such as community choice aggregations. Panelists will also discuss corporations going green, green banks, and the challenges each bring to achieving financial close. ...read more...

Session Chair
Elias Hinckley
Partner
K&L Gates LLP
United States
Session Co-Chair
Matthew Thibodeau
Vice President
Sargent & Lundy LLC
United States
Panelist 1
Michael Pantelogianis
Co-Head of Power & Infrastructure - North America
Investec
United States
Panelist 2
Rob Harmon
Director
MEETS Accelerator Coalition
United States
Panelist 3
Rachel Davis
Vice President, PACE Originations
Petros PACE Finance
United States
Panelist 4
Michael Nguyen
Directory, Energy Group
CommunaLife
United States
Handout(s)

10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room: W304F
Format: Paper

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This session will discuss the integration of energy storage with PV assets and how this combination optimizes solar energy production and delivery. Panelists will also discuss recent case ...read more...

Session Chair
Christopher McCallum
Principal Consultant
Lummus Consultants International
United States
Session Co-Chair
Richard Vesel, Sr.
Business Development
ABB Inc.
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Rob Van Haaren
PV + Storage (PVS) Lead Analyst
First Solar, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Scott Rackey
PVS Head of Development
First Solar, Inc.
United States

10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room: W306A
Format: Panel

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Designing a profitable solar PV power plant is a complex undertaking not for the faint of heart. This session will examine current design trends for industrial and utility-scale PV projects, offering attendees a deep dive into the RFP process, ground mounting systems, inverter selection and control ...read more...

Session Chair
Matt Dorogi
Vice President, Renewables & Storage
West Peak Energy LLC
United States
Session Co-Chair
Gretchen Dolson, PE, LEED AP
Renewable Energy Practice Lead / Vice President
HDR
United States
Panelist 1
Alan Sbravati
Global Technical Lead
Cargill Industrial Specialties
United States
Panelist 2
Kathleen Lentijo
Modeling Inverter Control Dynamics in Weak Grids
Mitsubishi Electric Power Products
United States
Panelist 3
Jose Walsh
Solar PV Sub-Sector Lead
Stantec Consulting
Canada
Panelist 4
Kevin Mayer
Senior Development Engineer
Sol Systems LLC
United States

10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room: W306B
Format: Paper

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This session includes presentations about wind plant topology and frequency response control strategies, operational assessment methods, and turbine inspection best ...read more...

Session Chair
Anant Jain
Staff Engineer
Intertek
United States
Session Co-Chair
Kenneth Pennock
Global Director, Grid Solutions
UL Renewables
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker 1+
George Yeboah
Principal Engineer, Public Service of Oklahoma
American Electric Power
United States
Speaker 2
Kim Hodges
VP Sales Western US & Wind
Evans Enterprises Inc.
United States
Speaker
Pranav Aramane
SCADA Engineer
Siemens Gamesa
United States
Co-Author+
Kerstin Thomson
Director Program Management
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy – SGRE
United States
Speaker 1
Phillip Costantinou, P.E.
Senior Automation Engineer
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
United States
Speaker 2
Rouslan Tzartzev
Director, Control Center and HV Operations
EDP Renewables North America LLC
United States

10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room: W304G
Format: Panel

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This will be a highly interactive discussion of microgrids, featuring current trends and the outlook of this fast-growing segment of power ...read more...

Session Chair
Chris Dunlap
Power Generation Business Development Manager, Americas
Schneider Electric
United States
Session Co-Chair
Daniel Fingleton
Program Manager - Strategic Growth and Special Projects
Solar Turbines
United States
Panelist 1
Alan Beer, MBA
Director
AECOM
United States
Panelist 2
William Conlon, P.E.
President
Pintail Power LLC
United States
Panelist 3
Alejandro Schnakofsky
Director of Product Management
Greensmith Energy
United States
Panelist 4
Peter Asmus
Research Director, Energy
Navigant Research
United States

10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room: W304A
Format: Paper

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Market applications for small and medium gas turbines continue to expand due to interest in CHP applications by utilities and other entities seeking reliable on-site power. Our speakers will review these advancements and actual industry ...read more...

Session Chair
Stephen Reid, P.E.
President
TG Advisers Inc.
United States
Session Co-Chair
Brian Stewart
Senior Engineering Manager
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
L.Todd Shaw, P.E.
Director, Industrial Gas Turbine Products
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas Inc.
United States
Speaker
Justin Zachary
President
Expertech Engineering Corporation
United States
Speaker
Aileen Barton
Senior Product Manager 6F.03 Gas Turbines
GE Power
United States
Co-Author
Kevin Whildin
Senior Product Manager, 6F.01
GE Power
United States
Speaker 1+
Tony Deal, Product Marketing Specialist
Siemens Gas Turbine Modernizations
Siemens Energy, Inc.
United States
Speaker 2
Jose Rafel Serje Polo
Maintenance Director
Celsia
Colombia

10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room: W304B
Format: Paper

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With increased power generation from renewables, combined cycle power plant operations are required to be more flexible. This session will investigate what is needed to add operational flexibility into combined cycle power ...read more...

Session Chair
Patrick Albert
Director - Proposal Engineering Support
Siemens Energy Inc.
United States
Session Co-Chair
Yogesh Patel
Engineering Fellow
Tampa Electric
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker 1
Timothy Bosworth
Project Manager
FPL - Power Generation Division
United States
Speaker 2+
James Nyenhuis
Performance Engineer
Emerson Automation Solutions
United States
Co-Author
John Carver
Operator
Florida Power & Light Co.
United States
Co-Author
Ranjit Rao
Fellow Engineer - Ovation Advanced Applications
Emerson Process Management
United States
Co-Author
Robinson Castillo
Engineer
Florida Power & Light Co.
United States
Speaker
Jason Rowell
Associate Vice President and Turbine Technologies Manager
Black & Veatch
United States
Speaker
Darryl Taylor
Manager Central Engg.
Vogt Power International
United States
Co-Author
Akber Pasha
Technical Director
Consultant
United States
Co-Author
Matt Schnitzer
Proposal Engineer
Vogt Power
United States
Speaker
Brian Stewart
Senior Engineering Manager
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems
United States
Co-Author
Christopher Bethel
Assistant Engineering Manager, Process Engineering
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems
United States

11:00 AM-11:30 AM
Room: Hub Booth #1161
Format: Panel

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Broad discussion on the current state of nuclear markets, both domestic and international. Topics include plant license renewals, state regulations, and existing market conditions/economics for merchant and regulated ...read more...

Session Chair
Rick Higginbotham
Executive Vice President
Research Solutions Group
United States
Panelist 1
Doug Vine
Senior Energy Fellow
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
United States
Panelist 2
Reiner Kuhr
Ajunct Professor
University of Massachusetts Lowell
United States
Handout(s)

11:00 AM-11:30 AM
Room: Hub Booth #4283

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This session will focus on how Duke uses drones to collect data and leverage 3D point clouds to conduct desktop inspections. This is an improvement over physically having to work at heights and/or confined spaces to conduct the inspections, whether it’s a cooling tower or ...read more...

Session Chair
Karen Bertram
President
Integrated Energy LLC
United States
Speaker
Jacob Velky
Manager - Unmanned Aerial Systems
Duke Energy Aviation Services
United States
Handout(s)

1:00 PM-1:30 PM
Room: Knowledge Hub Booth #2269
Format: Paper

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The Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC – The Reliable One) has capitalized on its position in sunny Central Florida to research and install a floating solar array (or floatovoltaics) at one of its facilities. Hear the challenges and opportunities the utility has faced, as well ...read more...

Session Chair
Sumesh Arora, Ph.D.
Director of Energy and Natural Resources Division
Mississippi Development Authority
United States
Speaker
Justin Kramer, PE
Supervisor, Emerging Technologies
Orlando Utilities Commission
United States

1:00 PM-1:30 PM
Room: Knowledge Hub Booth #1161

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The talk will discuss key points in the land based gas turbine design development evolution trajectory since 1938, leading up to the modern high efficiency advanced technology gas turbines in the industry. An EPC perspective on some of the unique challenges that are associated with the ...read more...

Session Chair
Sasha Savic, Ph.D.
CEO & Principal Consultant
SS&A Power Consultancy GmbH
Switzerland
Speaker
Vinod Kallianpur
Executive Technical Advisor
SamsungC&T
Korea (South)

1:00 PM-1:30 PM
Room: Hub Booth #4283
Format: Paper

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Competitive generation markets place an emphasis on optimized unit operation.  A vast amount of valuable data is available to help manage and improve unit performance. This session will focus on case studies and examples where predictive analytics have helped improve plant ...read more...

Session Chair
Sanjeev Jolly, P.E.
Sr. Engineer, Engineering Services
NAES Corp.
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker 1
Joshua Raynes
Performance Engineer
Basin Electric Power Cooperative
United States
Speaker 2
Neel Parikh
Principal Engineer
Siemens Energy, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Bernd Fuetterer
Principal Engineer
Siemens Energy, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Kyle Keidel
Performance Engineer
Basin Electric Power Cooperative
United States

1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room: W305A

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This session outlines all facets of Virginia-based Dominion Energy’s long-term sustainability plan. The company plans to cut its carbon emissions extensively, relying on wind, solar and, yes, ...read more...

Session Chair
Mitchell Krasnopoler
Manager, Air Quality
Kiewit Engineering Group Inc.
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Mandy Tornabene
Vice President, Environmental Services
Dominion Energy
United States
Speaker
Mark Sartain
Vice President–Nuclear Engineering & Fleet Support
Dominion Energy
United States

1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room: W304C
Format: Paper

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Coal-fired power plants worldwide are continually challenged to be more competitive to survive amid a revolution in renewable power. This session will discuss various ideas, methods and case studies for improving your coal plants competitiveness in the changing global power ...read more...

Session Chair
Merrill Jones
Sr. Director Business Development
Day & Zimmerman ECM
United States
Session Co-Chair
John Grusha
Director - Combustion Systems & Product Development
R-V Industries, Inc.
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Juhyun Kim
Assistant Manager
Korea South East Power Company
Korea (South)
Speaker
Patrick Fitzgerald
Air In-Leakage Reduction Manager
High Temperature Technologies
United States

1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room: W304D
Format: Panel

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The complex and difficult development of smaller on-site power and combined heat and power assets is being enhanced by regulated utilities supporting and developing projects at customer sites. These projects are designed to provide system-wide shared benefits and as such these projects are being supported ...read more...

Session Chair
Gary Hilberg
President
Continuum Energy
United States
Session Co-Chair
Jon Rodriguez, P.E.
Business Development Manager
ABB, Inc.
United States
Panelist 1
Kurt Koenig
VP Project Development
DCO Energy
United States
Panelist 2
Ken Duvall
Managing Partner/CEO
Sterling Energy Group, LLC
United States
Panelist 3
Michael Larson
Director Business Development
DTE Energy Services
United States
Panelist 4
Greg Fields
Managing Director Business Dev
Duke Energy
United States

1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room: W304H
Format: Panel

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Changing weather patterns are affecting the development and operation of hydroelectric facilities. Glacial melting is adding more “fuel” to the system, but some areas of the globe are experiencing significant water shortages. This session covers the feast and famine sides of the water supply issue, from ...read more...

Session Chair
Megan Nesbitt
Senior Technical Leader-Hydropower
Electric Power Research Institute
United States
Panelist 1
Lasantha Sampath Jayasinghe
Climate Change and Hydro Power Potential in the Region and the World
Project Manager, Eco Power Holdings Limited, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Panelist 2
Michael Mondshine
Vice President, Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change
WSP
United States

1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room: W304E
Format: Panel

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Recently, digital twins have been all the rage; but what exactly is a digital twin and how can it be applied to realize tangible benefits? In this session, we will demystify the digital twin by pulling together a panel of experts who will discuss real-life ...read more...

Session Chair
Mark Hachenski
Executive - Product Manager
GE
United States
Session Co-Chair
Timothy Fuller
Business Development Manager
Babcock & Wilcox
United States
Panelist 1
Timoteo Lujan
Shift Supervisor/Special Projects
Tri-State G&T Association
United States
Panelist 2
Dennis Peel
Vice President of Turbomachinery and Testing Services
SimuTech Group, Inc.
United States
Panelist 3
Eric Kauffman
Product Manager
GE Power
United States
Panelist 4
Lisa Batsch-Smith
Senior Engineer, Control Systems Service
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
United States