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1:00 PM-1:30 PM
Room: Hub Booth #4283
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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)

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

4:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room: Hub Booth #4283
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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)

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: 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

1:30 PM-2:00 PM
Room: Knowledge Hub Booth #4283
Format: Panel

Managing equipment utilization has always been difficult. That changes with the United Rentals Benchmarking Service. Built on 20+ years of data and expertise, United Rentals has created the first comprehensive utilization benchmark for different industry and equipment categories. Now, companies can score equipment utilization against their industry’s ...read more...

Session Chair
Sanjeev Jolly, P.E.
Sr. Engineer, Engineering Services
NAES Corp.
United States
Speaker 1
Brendan Shannon
Total Control Manager
United Rentals Inc.
United States
Speaker 2
George Zima
Manager, National Accounts - Power
United Rentals
United States
Handout(s)

2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room: Knowledge Hub Booth #4283

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Robots aren't coming for your job, but they can certainly help you with it. Isn't it time to start leveraging the data you've been collecting? Artificial Intelligence will drive efficiency, resiliency, and growth opportunities in your business - from generation, renewables, to ...read more...

Session Chair
Tom McDonnell
Power Generation Industry Leader, North America
Rockwell Automation
United States
Speaker
Jessica Hamm
Director of Solutions, Utilities
SparkCognition
United States

2:30 PM-3:00 PM
Room: Hub Booth 4283



TCS is unvelling Its Digital Power plant solution.  



With this Digital Twin AI based solution you will be able to enhance your operations, maintenance & ...read more...

Speaker
Ajai Singh
Head, Utilities Business, North America
Tata Consultancy Services
United States
Co-Author
Priyanka Sharma
Business Consultant
Tata Consultancy Services
India
Co-Author
Rajkumar Sadanandam
Head, Connected Products B2B
Tata Consultancy Services
India

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

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As with any process, planning is critical. In supply chain management, a failure to plan properly can be a very costly mistake. In fact, failure may be the unexpected consequence of poor planning across the entire procurement and delivery process. ...read more...

Session Chair
Rob Gappa
Senior Project Manager
MasTec Power
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker 1
Peter Zingelman
Manager of Maintenance Support
We Energies
United States
Speaker 2+
Mark Scherluebbe
Senior Manager
Ernst & Young LLP
United States

3:30 PM-4:00 PM
Room: Knowledge Hub Booth #4283
Format: Paper

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Most of the world’s mission-critical infrastructure (Power Grids, Rail and transportation systems, City lighting systems, Refineries, Oil Rigs, Oil pipelines and more) were built a long time ago. They have served us well. Now with the influx of IoT, we suddenly want to ...read more...

Session Chair
Juan Panama
Global Business Development Manager
Emerson
United States
Speaker
Ron Victor
CEO
IoTium
United States
Handout(s)

10:00 AM-10:30 AM
Room: Hub Booth #4283
Format: Paper

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In recent years the Latin American market has been transforming as part of a process to create a low-carbon economy. The power sector plays a key role in this region due to the competing needs of electricity coverage and growing per-capita consumption. Mexico, Chile, ...read more...

Session Chair
Juan Carlos Olmedo
Energy Economics Professor
Universidad Federico Santa Maria
Chile
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Johanna Koolemans-Beynen
Senior Program Coordinator
United Stated Energy Association
United States

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

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They say necessity is the mother of innovation.  This session will discuss challenges facing various international markets and creative solutions that are being implemented to power the world’s energy ...read more...

Session Chair
Arvind Patel, P.E.
VP Business Development & Director of Flexible Generation
Valdes Engineering Co.
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Caitlin Smith
Senior Program Coordinator
United States Energy Association
United States

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