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

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

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

4:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room: Hub Booth #1161
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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)

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

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)

1:30 PM-2:00 PM
Room: Knowledge Hub Booth #1161
Format: Paper

Cycling operations can be very damaging to power generation equipment. The challenge for owners of plants required to operate in this way is to fully understand the effects on plant and component life expectancy, and the actual costs, of the cycling operating profiles. The majority of the financial ...read more...

Session Chair
Matt Schuenke
Bulk Material Handling Department Manager
Varo Engineers Inc.
United States
Speaker
Pamela Hamblin
Director Asset Management Programs
Thielsch Engineering Inc.
United States

2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room: Hub Booth #1161
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Coal and other fossil-fueled plant retirements are increasing due to changes in the generation mix, increased use of renewables, and ongoing environmental compliance costs. This session will outline steps to take when planning for retirement and decommissioning efforts, including case studies and discussion on ...read more...

Session Chair
Jason Eichenberger
Associate Civil Engineer
Burns & McDonnell
United States
Panelist 1
Jeffery Pope, PE
Manager, Facility Decommissioning & Demolition Services
Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co., Inc.
United States
Panelist 2
Troy Booth
Senior Project Manager - Decommissioning
Alliant Energy
United States

3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Room: Hub Booth #1161
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Coal fired power plants are challenged by market economics and regulatory uncertainty, including current CCR requirements and pending ELG. This panel will discuss the interaction between the regulations and strategies for ...read more...

Session Chair
Clark Harrison
Director - Business Development
Purestream Services
United States
Panelist 1
Jared Morrison
Director, Water and Wastewater Programs
Westar Energy Inc.
United States
Panelist 2
Jerry Purvis
VP Environmental
East Kentucky Power Co-Op
United States
Handout(s)

3:45 PM-4:30 PM
Room: Knowledge Hub Booth #1161
Format: Paper

Successful Flexible Generation means,” Understanding the Costs of Cycling”: Intertek has been championing the cost of cycling as a real cost of generation since the 1980s. For “Asset Management,” in the new market place for power generation we need to know the real cost, apply it to our current ...read more...

Session Chair
Clark Harrison
Director - Business Development
Purestream Services
United States
Speaker
Douglas Hilleman, P.E.
Principal Engineer
Intertek
United States

11:00 AM-11:30 AM
Room: Knowledge Hub Booth #1161

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This talk focuses on Dominion Energy’s actions to ensure safe, reliable and competitive nuclear generation of the existing fleet. The utility also details its efforts to support subsequent license renewal extending the lifespan at one of its plants to 80 years as ...read more...

Session Chair
Rick Higginbotham
Executive Vice President
Research Solutions Group
United States
Speaker
Mark Sartain
Vice President–Nuclear Engineering & Fleet Support
Dominion Energy
United States
Handout(s)

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