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

This session will focus on existing coal fired generation, much of which has increasingly restricted budgets for maintenance and upgrades. Topics will focus on practical strategies for optimizing and sustaining the performance of the ...read more...

Session Chair
Stephen Henson
Manager Engineering
Evergy
United States
Session Co-Chair
Mark Barton
Plant Manager
Public Service Co. of Oklahoma
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Una Nowling, P.E., M.Sc.
Technology Leader, Fuels & Reliability
Black & Veatch
United States
Speaker
William Fedorka, P.E.
Vice President, Engineering and Projects
The SEFA Group
United States

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

This high-level panel discussion will cover the challenges faced by utilities operating coal-fireed generation and the strategies needed to remain competitive in a fast changing market. The conversation will include staffing challenges, technology adoption, operational flexibility, reliability, capital and environmental ...read more...

Moderator
Brandon Bell
Senior Vice President of Operations
Valdes Engineering Company
United States
Panelist
Jerry Meissner
Manager – Power Generation Plant Projects
We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service
United States
Panelist
Kyle Lewis
Unit Director
La Cygne
United States
Panelist
Rudy Navarro
Plant Manager - Coronado Generating Station
SRP
United States

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

Technology advancements will be key to preserving the continued viability of coal fueled power generation, both in the untied states and internationally. This session will explore emerging technologies, including carbon capture, supercritical pulverized coal (PC), and integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power generation. ...read more...

Session Chair
Thomas Sarkus
Industrial Partnerships Manager
National Energy Technology Laboratory, USA Department of Energy
United States
Session Co-Chair
Todd Whorten
Project Development Manager
Bechtel Infrastructure
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Doug McCarty
Process and Design Engineering Manager
National Carbon Capture Center
United States
Speaker
Hiroyuki Takeyama
Staff Manager
Osaki Coolgen Corporation
Japan
Co-Author
Norihiro Tetsuyama
Staff Deputy Manager
General Affairs & Planning Dept.Research & Planning Group
Japan