会议名称:

2017年亚洲电力,输配电及新能源论坛大会;Power-gen Asia Confernce

会议时间:

2016年12月 13-15日

会议地点:

亚洲

会议名称:

2017年南非电力、输配电及新能源大会论坛;power-gen Africa Conference

会议时间:

2016年12月 13-15日

会议地点:

非洲南非-约翰内斯堡

会议名称:

2017年欧洲电力、电网、新能源大会及论坛;Power-Gen Europe Confernce

会议时间:

2016年12月 13-15日

会议地点:

欧洲德国-科隆

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Keynote Session

9:30 AM-11:30 AM

Keynote Session - The Power to Change

Room: Hall NA1

Format: Panel

Moderator

Russell Ray
Chief Editor, Power Engineering magazine
PennWell Corporation
United States

Keynote Speaker 1

Alex Glenn
President
Duke Energy Florida
United States

Keynote Speaker 2

Rick Halil
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Energy
Burns & McDonnell
United States

Keynote Speaker 3

Randy Zwirn
CEO – Power Generation Services Division, Siemens AG
President & CEO, Siemens Energy Inc.
United States

Emissions Control I

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

PGI / CG 2A - ELG Wastewater Compliance: Strategies, Options and Technologies

Room: S310C

Format: Paper

Industry leaders will provide comprehensive strategies to comply with the EPA’s recent promulgation of the Effluent Limitation Guidelines.  Various technologies will be discussed to address the new restrictions on wastewater streams including arsenic, nitrates, mercury and selenium.  Case studies will address capital expenditures, operational considerations and ...read more...

Session Chair

Michael Bobinecz
Vice President, Water Market - Power
CH2MHILL
United States

Session Co-Chair

Arvind Patel P.E.
Vice President - Project Director
Sargent & Lundy LLC
United States

Presentation/Paper

Treatment of FGD Waste Water: Three Technology Options

Speaker

Phil Rader
Business Applications Manager
GE Power
United States

Co-Author

Nelson Fonseca
GE Power
Canada

Considerations for ZLD Based Solutions; Lessons Learned from ELG Feasibility Studies

Speaker

Stephen Winter
Chemistry, Testing, and R&D Manager
Amec Foster Wheeler
United States

Co-Author

Michael Hoydick
Director, Process and Product Development
Amec Foster Wheeler
United States

Co-Author

Robert Kimball
Vice President, Industrial Water Segment Lead
Amec Foster Wheeler
United States

ELG Compliance Options

Speaker

Robert Nicolo
Environmental Products Director
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
United States

Co-Author

Song Wu
Chief Technology Officer
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems America - Energy and Environment Ltd.
United States

Achieving FGD Wastewater Treatment Compliance - Design Details Matter

Speaker

Thomas Higgins Ph.D., P.E.
Fellow and Global Technology Leader Power Water
CH2M HILL
United States

Co-Author+

Krystal Perez
Senior Project Engineer
CH2M HILL
United States

Co-Author

Brian Choi
Chemical Process Engineer
CH2M HILL
United States

Co-Author

Dennis Fink
Senior Technology Specialist
CH2M HILL
United States

Emissions Control II

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

PGI / CG 3A - AQCS System Upgrades for Enhanced O&M Performance

Room: S310D

Format: Paper

Speakers discuss and examine advanced techniques to optimize emission control technologies and balance-of-plant equipment for improved operations and ...read more...

Session Chair

Richard Staehle
President
Eventus APC, LLC
United States

Session Co-Chair

Joseph Mashek P.E.
Business Development Manager, Energy Group
Burns & McDonnell
United States

Presentation/Paper

Power Plant Load Following - Impacts of Emission Regulations

Speaker

Chris Wedig
Sr. AQCS Specialist
CB&I
United States

Recent Spray Dryer/Fabric Filter Installations: Successes, Challenges, and Lessons Learned

Speaker

Joseph Klobucar
AQCS Sr. Project Manager
HDR
United States

Co-Author

Bob Newell
Program Manager/Principal Engineer
Alliant Energy Corporation
United States

Co-Author

Brian Barth
HDR
United States

Co-Author

Jeff  Hoefer
Senior Manager – Strategic Projects
Alliant Energy Corporation
United States

Wet FGD Hg Capture:  A Year in Operation

Speaker

Jared Pozarnsky
Senior Systems Engineer
Great River Energy
United States

Corrosion Protection and Repair Plan:  Spray Dryer Absorber, Baghouse, I.D. Fans and Ductwork

Speaker

Stewart Nicholson
President
Primex Process Specialists, Inc.
United States

Co-Author

Scott Taylor
Engineering Manager
NAES
United States

Improved Sorbent Utilization Using Lance-Less Technology Causes Re-Evaluation of Electrostatic Precipitator vs. Fabric Filter

Speaker

Robert Mastropietro
KC-Cottrell
United States




Energy Storage

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

PGI / REWI 1A - Energy Storage Trends and Case Studies - Panel Discussions

Room: S320F

Format: Panel

This panel session will provide energy storage industry trends and provide case studies for in front of the meter and behind the meter projects including bulk storage, microgrid, DER, distribution, and residential.  Panelists will discuss costs, value, safety, and other lessons learned to show how energy ...read more...

Session Chair

Raj Chudgar
President
Viridity Energy
United States

Panelist

Chad Von Eck
Vice President, Energy Storage
Viridity Energy
United States

Panelist 1

Matt Owens
Stem
United States

Panelist 2

Lincoln Bleveans
Power Resource Manager
Burbank Water and Power
United States

Panelist 3

Kamal Garg
Protection Engineering Services Manager
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
United States

Panelist 4

Glen Nickerson
President
Grupo Solaris Costa Rica
United States

Panelist 5

Carl Mansfield
General Manager
Sharp Electronics Corporation, Energy Systems and Services Group
United States

Plant Performance II

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

PGI 10A - Improvement in Boiler Operation and Performance

Room: S310B

Format: Paper

Speakers discuss new developments designed to improve the performance and operation of steam generators. Their presentations center on efficiency improvements and emission ...read more...

Session Chair

John Grusha
Director - Combustion Systems & Product Development
R-V Industries, Inc.
United States

Session Co-Chair

Edwin Haddad
Consultant
Cochrane Steam LLC
United States

Presentation/Paper

Improving Performance and Achieving Heat Rate Reductions in Fossil Units to Meet Clean Air Act Guidelines

Speaker

Michael Smiarowski
Manager, Steam Turbine Modernizations
Siemens Energy, Inc.
United States

Improving Heat Absorbtion Deviation of Opposite Wall Firing Boiler

Speaker

Sangmo Choi
Deputy General Manager
KOEN
Korea (South)

Co-Author

Byeong-Jun Kim
Deputy Manager
KOEN
Korea (South)

Co-Author

Byung-Chul Kim
KOEN
Korea (South)

Co-Author

Seung-Beom Ryu
Deputy Manager
KOEN
Korea (South)

Co-Author

Su-Man Kim
General Manager
KOEN
Korea (South)

Performance Improvements with Intelligent Sootblowing Optimization at Longview Power

Speaker

Jared Custer
Mechanical Engineer
Longview Power
United States

Co-Author+

Jeremy Brown
Product Manager
The Babcock & Wilcox Company
United States

Compliance Alternatives for CCR/ELG

Speaker

Kevin McDonough
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
United Conveyor Corporation
United States

New Catalyst Cleaning Technology Advancements for Optimal SCR Performance

Speaker

Michael Ware
Exclusive Thompson Consultant & President of SCR Solutions
Thompson Industrial Services, LLC
United States

Power Project Financing

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

PGI 11A - Risk Management in Modern Project Financing - Panel Discussion

Room: S320C

Format: Panel

Modern project financing involves a calculated assessment of technical, permitting, environmental, commercial, legal, and contractual risks. This panel discussion will bring together industry leaders in each of these areas to discuss recent trends in their area of expertise and provide audience members with insight needed to improve ...read more...

Session Chair

Daniel Martin
President
Gemma Power Systems
United States

Session Co-Chair

Julie Ungerleider
Senior Vice President, Engineering
Coronal Group LLC
United States

Panelist 1

Kent Morton
Vice President
Moxie Energy LLC
United States

Panelist 2

Daniel Mitas
Vice President Technology and Development
HDR
United States

Panelist 3

Laurence (Larry) Skinner
Partner
Hunton & Williams LLP
United States

Panelist 4

Paul Healy
National Practice Lead - Contract Surety
Aon Risk Solutions
United States

Panelist 5

Thomas (Tom) Bartolomei
Senior Vice President
NAES
United States

The Digital Power Plant

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

PGI 12A - From Smart Monitoring & Diagnostics to Prediction:  Data Analytics and the Plant of Tomorrow

Room: S320B

Format: Paper

In this lively and timely discussion, speakers will discuss advances in analytics software and how they can have an impact on power plant ...read more...

Session Chair

Francisco Tacoa
Director of Marketing, North America Power Generation
ABB Inc.
United States

Session Co-Chair

Doug Morris
Director of Marketing, Mining and Power Industries
Emerson Process Management
United States

Presentation/Paper

Optimizing Power Plant Performance Across Operations, Maintenance, and Engineering from Big Data and the IIoRBTs

Speaker

Thomas Trepanier
Senior Vice President - Product Management
ABB
United States

The Use Cases of Prognostic Data Analytics

Speaker

Moritz von Plate
CEO
Cassantec AG
Switzerland

Adapting to a Complex Operating Environment

Speaker

William Howard
Senior Product Manager
GE Power Digital
United States

Co-Author

Whitney Satin
Senior Marketing Leader
GE Power
United States

Leveraging Digital Services to Maximize Customer Profitability

Speaker

Karen Ratcliff
Head of New Service Business Models
Siemens Energy, Inc.
United States

Gas Turbine Technologies I

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

PGI 4A - Performance Improvement and Optimization

Room: S330A

Format: Paper

Speakers discuss gas turbine performance improvement through inlet air cooling and optimizing operation through filtration and exhaust ...read more...

Session Chair

Sanjeev Jolly P.E.
Sr. Engineer, Engineering Services
NAES Corp.
United States

Session Co-Chair

Stephen Reid
President
TG Advisers Inc.
United States

Presentation/Paper

High Temperature Effects on Externally Insulated Exhaust Systems

Speaker

Jason Dorgan
Staff Engineer
UniversalAET
United States

Gas Turbine Pulse Cleaning System Rectification in GE Units Frame MS7001E

Speaker

Mousa Assiri
Mechanical Engineer
Saudi Electricity Company
Saudi Arabia

Turbine Optimization using Combination Compressor Waterwash and Wet Compression

Speaker

Jorge Cadena
Vice President Global Sales
Gas Turbine Efficiency, LLC
United States

Co-Author

John  Biela
Chief Engineer
Gas Turbine Efficiency, LLC
United States

Enhanced Techniques for Conditioning Gas Turbine Inlet Air

Speaker

Paul Johnston
Director, Process Engineer
Fluor
United States

Co-Author

Steve Tamura
Principal Process Engineer
Fluor
United States

Co-Author

Van Nguyen
Process Engineer
Fluor
United States

Leveraging Your Generating Assets through Inlet Air Chilling and Energy Storage

Speaker

Keith Cummer P.E.
Renewable Energy Consultant
Black & Veatch
United States

Co-Author

Mike Eddington
Senior Consultant
Black & Veatch
United States

Gas Turbine Technologies II

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

PGI 5A - Advancements in O&M Practices and Performance Improvements

Room: S330A

Format: Paper

This session will feature presentations by OEM’s, utilities and after market service providers. Topics will include aftermarket upgrades that will facilitate life cycle cost savings and performance improvements for end ...read more...

Session Chair

Ron Pohl
Account Manager, Turbine Sales
Woodward Inc.
United States

Session Co-Chair

Tom Ghesquiere
Associate Vice President, Project & Business Development Manager
HDR
United States

Presentation/Paper

A Comprehensive F-Class Rotor Lifetime Evaluation Approach

Speaker

Scott Keller
Senior Rotor Structural Engineer
PSM – Ansaldo Energia Group
United States

Co-Author+

Brian Micklos
Product Manager
PSM - Ansaldo Energia Group
United States

Application of GT Upgrades for the SGT6-5000F (W501F) Gas Turbine

Speaker

Harvey Stinnett
Siemens Energy, Inc.
United States

Reliability Enhancement for Fuel Oil Firing of M501G Gas Turbines

Speaker

Scott Cloyd
General Manager
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.
United States

Co-Author

Jonathan Frost
Principal Engineer
NextEra Energy
United States

Co-Author

Michael Durham
Senior Engineer
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc
United States

Co-Author

Scott  Kulwicki
General Manager
Nextera Energy
United States

The Power of Availability … 6F.03 Performance Upgrades : Efficient, Reliable Power Generation Solutions for Combined Cycle and Cogen/CHP Applications

Speaker

Aileen Barton
Senior Product Manager B/E Gas Turbines
GE Power
United States

Aftermarket Gas Turbine Upgrades – Implementation and Results for 7FA and 501F

Speaker

Chris Johnston
Director, R&D Airfoil Engineering
PSM - Ansaldo Energia Group
United States

Co-Author+

Brian Micklos
Product Manager
PSM - Ansaldo Energia Group
United States

Industry Trends / Competitive Power Generation I

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

PGI 6A - 2030:  A View of the Electricity Business Model of Tomorrow - Panel Discussion

Room: S330C

Format: Panel

This panel discussion will discuss the electricity business model of the future and the state of the industry in 2030. Panelists will discuss fuels, transmission & distribution, generation, regulation, workforce dynamics, and customer experience. The changes predicted to take place in the next 15 years will be more ...read more...

Session Chair

Tom Cornell
VP - Sales & Business Development
Toshiba America Energy Systems
United States

Session Co-Chair

Thomas Lubnow Jr.
Vice President
MPR Associates Inc.
United States

Panelist 1

Nancy Svites SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Director of Human Resources
MPR Associates Inc.
United States

Panelist 2

Jeff Brown
Principal
Pangea Global, LLC
United States

Panelist 3

Kevin Casey
Managing Director
Beaufort Rosemary LLC
United States

Panelist 4

Robert Brnilovich
Vice President, Management Consulting, Power
Black & Veatch
United States

Panelist 5

Brett Crable P.E.
Director - New Technology & Energy Conservation
Dominion Virginia Power
United States

Industry Trends / Competitive Power Generation II

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

PGI 7A - Latest Combined Cycle Designs - Flexibility and Lower Installed Costs - Panel Discussion

Room: S330D

Format: Panel

This session will include discussions on new trends in gas turbine technology, emissions, fast start and steam cycle (temperatures and pressures) and their impact on downstream equipment, HRSGs and steam ...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

Gordon Smith
Chief Consulting Engineer
GE Power
United States

Panelist 2

Mat  Palmer
Product Marketing Specialist
Siemens Energy Inc.
United States

Panelist 3

David  McDeed
Manager, Applications Engineering
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
United States

Panelist 4

Kelly Flannery
Chief Thermal Engineer
Vogt Power International
United States

Panelist 5

Jan Perez
Steam Turbine
Toshiba
United States

On-Site Power

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

PGI 8A - Emissions: Challenges & Solutions for On-Site Power

Room: S320D

Format: Paper

NEED DESCRIPTION FROM CHAD ...read more...

Session Chair

Chad Dozier
Market Development Consultant
Caterpillar Inc.
United States

Session Co-Chair

Jon Rodriguez P.E.
Sr. VP of DG Manufacturing
PowerSecure, Inc.
United States

Presentation/Paper

Impact on Emission of Pollutants Resulting from the Elimination of Emergency Generators from Capacity Markets

Speaker

Matthew Tanner
Associate Director
Navigant
United States

Co-Author

Dan Violette
Managing Director
Navigant
United States

Co-Author

Maggie Shober
Navigant
United States

Plant Performance I

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

PGI 9A - Innovative Trends in Power Plant Operations

Room: S310A

Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (CPC)

This session explores new trends in power plant operations.  It includes presentations on centralized M&D centers, innovative control strategies for fast start-up, increased thermal efficiency, state-of-the-art pressurized air-cooled generator technology, and high performance operator interface ...read more...

Session Chair

Joyce Dasch
Power Marketing Manager
Emerson Process Management
United States

Session Co-Chair

Bill Moore PE
Director, Technical Services
National Electric Coil
United States

Presentation/Paper

Practical Experience & Lessons Learned Establishing a Centralized M&D Function

Speaker

Jon Pastuszynski
M&D Lead Engineer
GP Strategies
United States

Fast Plant Start-up by Automated Adaptive Sequences

Speaker

Fabio Piccardo
Plant Automation Engineer
Ansaldo Energia S.p.A.
Italy

Co-Author

Stefano Ferrua
Ansaldo Energia
Italy

Multi-Unit Sootblower Scheduling Using an Intelligent Sootblowing Application

Speaker

Allen Caswell
Associate Engineer
Emerson Process Management
United States

Addressing the Common Misperceptions of High Performance HMI

Speaker

Bill Hollifield
Principal Consultant
PAS, Inc.
United States

Innovating Electrical Generators with Siemens State-of-the-Art Pressurized Air-Cooled technology

Speaker

James Zborovsky
Siemens Energy, Inc.
United States

Emissions Control I

9:30 AM-11:30 AM

PGI / CG 2B - Clean Power Plan - Non BSER Options

Room: S310C

Format: Paper

This session examines the technologies that can be used to comply with the Clean Power Plan.  These technologies have not been deemed by the EPA as the Best Systems for Emission ...read more...

Session Chair

Rajendra Gaikwad Ph.D.
Vice President, Advanced Fossil/Environmental Technologies
Sargent & Lundy
United States

Session Co-Chair

Robert Tisone
President
Blue Skies Environmental
United States

Presentation/Paper

Status of Technology Development at The National Carbon Capture Center

Speaker

Gordon  Henley
NCCC Operations and Maintenance Manager
Southern Company Services
United States

Natural Gas Technology Options for Clean Power Plan Compliance

Speaker

Marc Lemmons
Boiler Specialist
Sargent and Lundy, LLC
United States

Co-Author

Emily Kunkel
Environmental Associate
Sargent & Lundy
United States

Co-Author

Rajendra Gaikwad Ph.D.
Vice President, Advanced Fossil/Environmental Technologies
Sargent & Lundy
United States

Decision Risk Analysis in Coal Fired Generation - A Case Study: Cost Optimization Evaluating Coal to Natural Gas Conversion, Future Environmental Risks, and Carbon Capture for Enhanced Oil Recovery,

Speaker

Ken Allinson
ERM
United States

Co-Author

Conor Braman
United States

Co-Author

Jim Summers
United States

Co-Author

Kurtis Schlicht
United States

Co-Author

Neil Ramchandani
United States

Co-Author

Robert Carpenter
United States

Co-Author

Robert Fraser
United States

Co-Author

Robert Ontko
United States

Co-Author

Sid Rajmohan
United States

Is CO2 Really a Liability or is it an Asset?  Possible Low Cost and Quick Payback Options for Carbon Capture and Utilization from a Utility Perspective

Speaker

Dan  Walsh
Program Manager, Generation, Environment and Carbon
NRECA
United States

Co-Author

Dale  Bradshaw
Consultant
Cooperative Research Network/NRECA
United States

Update on NET Power’s Demonstration of the Emissions-Free Allam Cycle

Speaker

Jeremy Fetvedt
Chief Engineer
8 Rivers Capital
United States

Co-Author

Charles Jones
Project Technical Director
CB&I
United States

Emissions Control II

9:30 AM-11:30 AM

PGI / CG 3B - Brave New Word: Power Generation and CCR/ELG Compliance Challenges - Panel Discussion

Room: S310D

Format: Panel

This is a follow-up to the 2015 PowerGen Utility Panel titled “CCR/ELG Regs – Walking the Tightrope – Panel Discussion”.  The panel will provide a forum for Utility/AE firms/Equipment Vendors to provide a discussion of issues and situations encountered with regards to the Coal Combustion Residual ...read more...

Session Chair

Block Andrews
Strategic Environmental Solutions Director
Burns & McDonnell
United States

Session Co-Chair

Mike Holden
Project Director
Fluor
United States

Panelist 1

James Peterson P.E.
President
Frontier Water Systems
United States

Panelist 2

Jared Morrison
Director, Water and Waste Programs
Westar Energy Inc.
United States

Panelist 3

Patricia Scroggin
Process Group Section Manager
Burns & McDonnell
United States

Panelist 4

Jim Palmer PE
Principal Engineer
Kansas City Power & Light
United States

Energy Storage

9:30 AM-11:30 AM

PGI / REWI 1B - Policy and Finance - Bringing Energy Storage to Market - Panel Discussion

Room: S320F

Format: Panel

This session will walk the audience through the policies affecting the energy storage market and the financing of projects. Speakers will focus on government policies and market rules and how they can help lower the ...read more...

Session Chair

Lola Infante Ph.D.
Director, Generation Fuels and Market Analysis
Edison Electric Institute
United States

Session Co-Chair

Mary Noyes Joynt
VP, Strategic Marketing
Wilkinson + Associates
United States

Panelist 1

Robert Schulte
Principal
Schulte Associates LLC
United States

Panelist 2

Dale  Bradshaw
Consultant
NRECA
United States

Panelist 3

Michael Reed
Federal Project Engineer
U.S. Department of Energy
United States

Panelist 4

Catherine Von Burg
CEO
SimpliPhi Power
United States

Panelist 5

Jay Paidipati
Director
Navigant Consulting, Inc
United States






Plant Performance II

9:30 AM-11:30 AM

PGI 10B - Asset Management

Room: S310B

Format: Paper

This session will detail strategies for asset management to achieve operational reliability, flexibility, and a reduced cost of ...read more...

Session Chair

Timothy Fuller
Manager, Advanced Performance Technologies
Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group
United States

Session Co-Chair

Danny Tandra
Director of Technology & Product Development
Clyde Bergemann Power Group - Boiler Efficiency Products Division
United States

Presentation/Paper

New Generation Partial Discharge

Speaker

Samuel Clemmons
System Engineer
Tennessee Valley Authority
United States

Co-Author

Enrico Savorelli
Engineer
Camlin Power Ltd
Italy

Co-Author

James Hovious P.E.
Generator Systems Engineer
Tennessee Valley Authority
United States

Co-Author

Marco Tozzi
PhD, Electrical Engineer
Camlin Power Ltd.
Italy

Beyond Maintenance: Monitoring Innovations that Facilitate Improvements to Plant Performance

Speaker

Robert Rice
Vice President, Engineering
Control Station, Inc.
United States

Performance Calculator for Enhanced Plant Management

Speaker

Alberto Cademartori
Engineer
Ansaldo Energia
Italy

Co-Author

Fabio Piccardo
Plant Automation Engineer
Ansaldo Energia S.p.A.
Italy

Management of Power Generation Fleet/Plant Operations to Minimize Cost and Risk

Speaker

C. Scott Wilson
Principal
Exponent Inc
United States

Co-Author+

Mark Fecke
Principal Engineer
Exponent Inc.
United States

Co-Author

Stephen Garner
Senior Engineer
Exponent Inc.
United States

Adapting O&M Assessment Techniques for Use in Developing Countries

Speaker

Andrew Markle
Senior Engineer
NAES Corp.
United States

Co-Author+

Sanjeev Jolly P.E.
Sr. Engineer, Engineering Services
NAES Corp.
United States

Power Project Financing

9:30 AM-11:30 AM

PGI 11B - Financing Projects in Domestic Capacity Markets - Panel Discussion

Room: S320C

Format: Panel

In this session, our panel of finance experts will discuss merchant and domestic power project finance alternatives and the challenges for both thermal and renewable power ...read more...

Session Chair

William Damon III
Sr. Vice President and Strategic Consulting Director
HDR
United States

Session Co-Chair

Jeffrey Penterson
President
RK Griffith & Associates LLC
United States

Panelist 1

Robert Simmons
Partner
Panda Power Funds
United States

Panelist 2

John O'Brien Jr.
Director
Siemens Financial Services Inc.
United States

Panelist 3

Michael Bedley
Partner
Apex Power Services Corp.
United States

The Digital Power Plant

9:30 AM-11:30 AM

PGI 12B - Applications and Experiences - the Digital Power Plant

Room: S320B

Format: Paper

In today's market, there is significant interest in the concept of the “Digital Power Plant”. This session will provide a review of current applications and experiences applying the Digital Power ...read more...

Session Chair

Rodney Gay
President
MapEx Software
United States

Session Co-Chair

Salvatore DellaVilla Jr
CEO
Strategic Power Systems
United States

Presentation/Paper

Digital Coal Power Plant in Reality - Tanjung Bin Power Plant Experience

Speaker

Rosli Abdul Hamid
Vice President
Malakoff Berhad
Malaysia

Enabling Electrical Power Asset Predictive Maintenance with Pervasive Sensing Strategies.

Speaker

Jonathan Murray
Director of Products, IntelliSAW
Emerson Process Management
United States

Co-Author

David Holdener
Resource Coordinator
Duke Energy
United States

Elements and Enablers of the Digital Power Plant:  Digitally-Enabled Productivity and Performance Improvements:

Speaker

Mark Bissonnette
Vice President
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
United States

Co-Author+

John Kessinger
Executive Director
KessEnergy / MH TG Users' Groups
United States

Co-Author

Yasuoki Tomita
Engineering Manager
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd
Japan

GE Integrated Steam Turbine Portfolio to be Digital Power Plant Ready

Speaker

Flor Rivas
Combined Cycle Steam Turbine Product Leader
GE Power
United States

Gas Turbine Technologies I

9:30 AM-11:30 AM

PGI 4B - Applications in Combined Cycle I

Room: S330A

Format: Paper

Speakers examine new developments in combined cycle technology, included cycle related HRSG and balance-of-plant ...read more...

Session Chair

Bonnie Marini Ph.D.
Director, Product Line Marketing
Siemens Energy Inc.
United States

Session Co-Chair

Yogesh Patel
Engineering Fellow
Tampa Electric
United States

Presentation/Paper

Combined Cycle Plant Efficiency Beyond 60% - Possibility, Feasibility, Constraints and Limits

Speaker

Akber Pasha
Technical Director
Vogt Power International
United States

HRSG Construction Options for Achieving the Lowest Installation Cost in Combined Cycle Power Plants

Speaker

Patrick Albert
Vice President of Engineering and Operations
NEM USA Corp.
United States

Co-Author

Raymond Gunnewijk
NEM Energy
Netherlands

A Cheaper HRSG with Advanced Gas Turbines: When and How Can It Make Sense

Speaker

John Gulen
Principal Engineer
Bechtel Infrastructure
United States

Co-Author

David Ugolini
Principal Engineer
Bechtel Infrastructure & Power
United States

Co-Author

Ilya Yarinovsky
Senior Technical Specialist
Bechtel Infrastructure & Power
United States

Balance of Plant Consideration for Advanced Technology Combustion Turbines in Combined Cycle Applications

Speaker

Steven Warren
Project Manager
Sargent & Lundy
United States

Co-Author+

Rajendra Gaikwad Ph.D.
Vice President, Advanced Fossil/Environmental Technologies
Sargent & Lundy
United States

Gas Turbine Options for Plants Limited to 400MW

Speaker

Brian Reinhart
Manager of Technology Assessments
Black & Veatch Corp.
United States

Co-Author

Keith Cummer P.E.
Renewable Energy Consultant
Black & Veatch
United States

Gas Turbine Technologies II

9:30 AM-11:30 AM

PGI 5B - Small and Medium Gas Turbines

Room: S330B

Format: Paper

This session will highlight the smaller gas turbine market. Topics will include discussions on start times for peaking duty and grid response, aero versus frame gas turbines, and recent developments and operating experience of this class of gas ...read more...

Session Chair

Chris Lyons
Manager, Power Generation
Solar Turbines Incorporated
United States

Session Co-Chair

Tom Ghesquiere
Associate Vice President, Project & Business Development Manager
HDR
United States

Presentation/Paper

Aeroderivative Combined Cycle Fast Power

Speaker

James DiCampli
Engineer
GE
United States

Co-Author

Donald Laing
Engineer, Systems Design Integration
GE Power
United States

H-100(110) Technology Overview and Full Load Test Results

Speaker

Udo Zirn P.E.
Director - Energy Solutions
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.
United States

Flexible Power Generation for Grid Support Utilizing Aero-derivative Gas Turbine Technology

Speaker

Michael Welch
Industry Marketing Manager
Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd.
United Kingdom

Co-Author

Thorsten Krol
Marketing Manager
Siemens AG
Germany

Frame v Aero: Who Wins in Simple Cycle

Speaker

Craig Brooker
Analyst
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
United States

FT4000® Program & Commercial Operation

Speaker

Phil Vecchiarelli
General Manager Americas
PW Power Systems Inc.
United States

Industry Trends / Competitive Power Generation I

9:30 AM-11:30 AM

PGI 6B - Impact of Market and Policy Shifts on Generators and Supply Portfolios - Panel Discussion

Room: S330C

Format: Panel

Panelists provide a review of the changing market dynamics within the power generation sector. Specifically, this session with highlight the impact of major policy shifts associated with higher renewable energy standards, Clean Power Plan, increasing DER market adoption, and changing demand profiles. Panelists will also discuss the ...read more...

Session Chair

Mike Aller
Executive Director
Energy Florida / CAPE
United States

Session Co-Chair

David Walls
Managing Director, Emerging Technology
Navigant Consulting Inc.
United States

Panelist 1

Robert Patrylak
Managing Director, Energy
Navigant
United States

Panelist 2

Rana Mukerji
Senior Vice President, Market Structures
New York Independent System Operator
United States

Panelist 3

Steve Wenke PE
Chief Generation Engineer
Avista Utilities
United States

Panelist 4

Joseph McCallister
Dir Nat Gas Oil & Emissions
Duke Energy
United States

Industry Trends / Competitive Power Generation II

9:30 AM-11:30 AM

PGI 7B - Coal Plant Retirement Outlook and Impacts

Room: S330D

Format: Paper

One of the largest changes sweeping the electric utility industry in the U.S. is the impending retirement of many coal fired plants, due to age, emissions regulations, or other factors.



This session will include papers describing present and future programs for dealing with ...read more...

Session Chair

Craig Connell
Senior Vice President, Director of Asia and EMEIA Regions, Power Generation Services
Black & Veatch
United States

Session Co-Chair

William Bulpitt P.E.
Principal Mechanical Engineer
AECOM Corporation
United States

Presentation/Paper

Impacts of Generation Retirements on Transmission System Reliability

Speaker

David Larsen
Director
Navigant Consulting, Inc.
United States

Power Plant Closures – Mid Term Report: Best Practices/Lessons Learned

Speaker

Edward Malley
Vice President and RE POWER™ Program Manager
TRC
United States

GHG Emission Reduction Options for Coal Fired Power Stations

Speaker

Preben Messerschmidt
Project Director
Ramboll Energy
Denmark

Co-Author

Niels Houbak
Senior Engineer
Ramboll Energy
Denmark

Safe Inexpensive Power Plant Decommissioning

Speaker

Tim Barker
D4 Program Director
AECOM Corp.
United States

On-Site Power

9:30 AM-11:30 AM

PGI 8B - Making CHP Work for You

Room: S320D

Format: Paper

This session will look at combined heat and power (CHP) as a viable solution for a number of industries, including hospital and oil and gas applications.  CHP has proven to be a reliable and cost effective solution. In addition, it is efficient and environmentally friendly.  This ...read more...

Session Chair

Peter Belmonte P.E.
Vice President & Director, Power Generation
TRC
United States

Session Co-Chair

Halley Dickey
Vice President
Industrial Builders
United States

Presentation/Paper

CHP: A Means to Enhance Grid Reliability and Sustainability?

Speaker

Anthony Cirillo P.E.
Senior Project Director
AECOM
United States

Best Practices for Combined Heat & Power Development

Speaker

Thomas Adams
Vice President, Power Business Development
ABS Group
United States

CHP: Maximizing Energy Efficiency, Minimizing Environmental Impact and Reducing Operational Costs

Speaker

Dalia El Tawy
Sr. Marketing Manager
Siemens Energy Inc.
United States

Co-Author

Michael Welch
Industry Marketing Manager
Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd.
United Kingdom

CHP Reliability & Resiliency-Hardening of Critical Assets, Lessons Learned in Adverse Weather

Speaker

Jonathan Wohl
Vice President - Project Development
DCO Energy LLC
United States

Plant Performance I

9:30 AM-11:30 AM

PGI 9B - GT Performance and Techno-Economic Improvements

Room: S310A

Format: Paper

This session examines upgrades, retrofits and the optimization of existing gas turbines to improve plant performance. Improvements and retrofits implemented by both OEM and independent service providers are given equal attention, with topics ranging from air inlet cooling, through compressor, combustion and turbine ...read more...

Session Chair

Sasha Savic
Chief Executive Officer
SS&A Power Consultancy LLC
Switzerland

Session Co-Chair

Massood Ramezan
Sr. Technical Advisor
KeyLogic Systems, Inc.
United States

Presentation/Paper

The True Benefit of Upgrading: An F Class Gas Turbine Evaluation

Speaker

David Ferns
Engineer
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems
Japan

Co-Author

Craig Brooker
Analyst
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
United States

Co-Author

Katsuhiko Abe
Engineering Director
Mitsubishi HItachi Power Systems Europe
United Kingdom

Co-Author

Keita Fujii
Deputy Manager
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
Japan

Gas Turbine Uprates – Plant Considerations and Pitfalls

Speaker

Jason Rowell
Turbine Technology Manager
Black & Veatch
United States

Co-Author

Mark Osmundsen
Thermal Performance COE Lead
Black & Veatch
United States

Application of GT Upgrades for the SGT6-5000F(3) (W501FD3) Gas Turbines

Speaker

Michael Salvatore
Siemens Energy, Inc.
United States

Auto-Adaptive Fuel Control for Flexible Operations of a Gas Turbine

Speaker

Fabio Piccardo
Plant Automation Engineer
Ansaldo Energia S.p.A.
Italy

Co-Author

Alberto Massocco
Engineer
Ansaldo Energia
Italy

Gas Turbine Outage Extension from 24,000 Hours to 32,000 Hours

Speaker

Bob Kraft
President
PowerPHASE LLC
United States

Emissions Control I

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

PGI / CG 2C - Environmental Issues and Case Studies

Room: S310C

Format: Paper

Speakers share new developments and operating experience with NOx reduction in gas turbines and combined cycle plants and in complying with ELG and CCR ...read more...

Session Chair

Mitchell Krasnopoler
Manager, Air Quality
Kiewit Power Engineers
United States

Session Co-Chair

Stephen Henson
Senior Engineer
Westar Energy
United States

Presentation/Paper

Hot SCR Systems for Large Frame Simple Cycle Gas Turbines A Decade of Experience firing Natural Gas and ULSD

Speaker

Bob McGinty
Senior Product Manager, Gas Turbine & Industrial SCR Systems
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
United States

Fast Starting Combined Cycle Plants :  Emission Control Issues During Start-Up

Speaker

Kelly Flannery
Chief Thermal Engineer
Vogt Power International
United States

Co-Author+

Akber Pasha
Technical Director
Vogt Power International
United States

Optimization of Coal and Combustion Air Distribution for 500MW Tangential Coal-Fired Plant

Speaker

Hye-Ji Park
KIOST
Korea (South)

Co-Author

Kitae Kang
Korea (South)

Dense Slurry Ash & Wastewater Management for ELG and CCR Compliance

Speaker

Dale Timmons
Program Manager, Business Development
NAES Corporation
United States

Ash Handling System Costs and Their Sensitivity to Unit Operation

Co-Author+

Matthew Heermann
Sargent & Lundy
United States

Emissions Control II

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

PGI / CG 3C - NOx and SO2 Compliance Trends

Room: S310D

Format: Paper

Topics covered include the latest emissions control technologies, case studies covering operational and maintenance considerations, future environmental regulations and financial impacts of NOx / SO2 control. ...read more...

Session Chair

Brandon Bell
Senior Project Manager
Valdes Engineering Company
United States

Session Co-Chair

Thomas Reed PE, PMP
Project Engineering Manager
CB&I
United States

Presentation/Paper

The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule:  Documentation of Compliance Status for Phase 1 and Assessment of Progress with Compliance for Phase 2

Speaker

Carl Weilert
Principal Consultant
CVW Consultants, LLC
United States

Multi-Pollutant Catalyst for Combustion Turbine Power Plants

Speaker

Christopher Bertole Ph.D.
Director, Catalyst Development
CORMETECH, Inc.
United States

Co-Author

Brian Helner
Business Development Manager
CORMETECH, Inc.
United States

Co-Author

Francois Gressier
Ennis Power Company, LLC
United States

Optimizing SCR Catalyst Minimum Operating Temperatures for Continuous NOx Removal During Low Load Operations

Speaker

Kyle Neidig
SCR Systems and Catalyst Product Manager
MHPSA
United States

Co-Author

Yoshinori  Nagai
Manager
MHPS
Japan

Insuring Air Emissions Claims:  Past, Present and Future

Speaker

Erin L. Webb
Partner
Tayman Lane Chaverri LLP
United States

Energy Storage

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

PGI / REWI 1C - Energy Storage Technology & Uses:  Opportunities & Limitations - Panel Discussion

Room: S320F

Format: Panel

Our panel of experts will examine opportunities, advancements and limitations for various energy storage solutions, including lead acid, lithium iron phosphate, LAES & CAES and flow ...read more...

Session Chair

Armand Adande
Subsidiary Manager
SOCOMEC Inc.
United States

Session Co-Chair

Jeff Myles
Marketing Manager / Product Support
Surrette Battery Co.
Canada

Panelist 1

Kate Collins
Solar Energy Professional
Phoenix Solar International
United States

Panelist 2

Andrea Burrato
WHR & Energy Storage Product Leader
GE Oil & Gas
Italy

Panelist 3

Paul Siblerud
EVP Strategic Accounts
ViZn Energy Systems
United States

Panelist 4

Kevin Young
President
Young Energy Services
United States

Plant Performance II

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

PGI 10C - Reliability & Optimization of Steam Turbines

Room: S310B

Format: Paper

This session will discuss steam turbine optimization and reliability and how new technology is being utilized to improve ...read more...

Session Chair

Reza Akhavain
Key Account Manager
EthosEnergy
United States

Session Co-Chair

Rob Broglio
Sr. Sales Manager
Doosan Babcock
United States

Presentation/Paper

Weld Repair Optimization of HP Rotor Curtis Stage

Speaker

Lewis Shuster
Team Leader, Mechanical-Component
GE Power Services
United States

Steam Turbine Retrofits: Methods to Extend Turbine Life and Improve Performance.

Speaker

Muhammad Riaz
Manager Steam Turbine Engineering
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
United States

Co-Author

Nicholas Porteous
Director Steam Turbine Engineering
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
United States

Life Extension and Efficiency Improvement: Ghazlan Power Plant Units 1-4 Steam Turbine Upgrade Project

Speaker

Joseph Bullock
Project Manager
Siemens Energy, Inc.
United States

Co-Author

Michael Smiarowski
Manager, Steam Turbine Modernizations
Siemens Energy, Inc.
United States

Lifetime Assessment of Steam Turbine Components

Speaker

Franco Alvarez
Mechanical Integrity Engineer
GE Power Services
United States

Repair and Redesign of the Coyote Station Boiler Feed Pump Turbine after Catastrophic Failure

Speaker

David Archambeault
Director - Steam Turbine Engineering
EthosEnergy
United States

Power Project Financing

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

PGI 11C - Project Finance in International Markets - Panel Discussion

Room: S320C

Format: Panel

Panelists examine project development and financing in Asia, Latin America and Africa.  Attendees will learn about financing tools available in the international market; impacts of the price of oil, and competition with stranded diesel-based generation.



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Session Chair

Lynn Bertuglia
Managing Director, Enterprise Management Solutions
Black & Veatch
United States

Session Co-Chair

Colleen Campbell
Business Development Director
AECOM
United States

The Digital Power Plant

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

PGI 12C - Cyber Security:  Preventing Digital Disruption

Room: S320B

Format: Paper

Protecting your assets from digital attack is of premier importance to manufacturers, insurers, owners, investors and output buyers. This session focuses on Cyber Security and process control solutions in the power sector. ...read more...

Session Chair

James Knowlton
Vice President - Business Development
Hyperion Power Services
United States

Session Co-Chair

Karen Ratcliff
Head of New Service Business Models
Siemens Energy, Inc.
United States

Presentation/Paper

Beyond NERC Compliance: Broader Implications for Safety and Cyber Security in the Power Sector

Speaker

Robert Parker
Senior Security Consultant
ABS Group
United States

Co-Author

William Hodge
Cyber Security Consultant
ABS Group
United States

Insurance, Cybersecurity, and the Smart Grid

Speaker

Erin L. Webb
Partner
Tayman Lane Chaverri LLP
United States

Process Control Network Cyber-Security

Speaker

Fabio Piccardo
Plant Automation Engineer
Ansaldo Energia S.p.A.
Italy

Co-Author

Danilo Toschi
ICT
Ansaldo Energia
Italy

Co-Author

Paolo Stanchi
Diagnostic and NDT System Engineer
Ansaldo Energia
Italy

Co-Author

Sandro Gollini
Ansaldo Energia S.p.A.
Italy

ICS Cybersecurity: You Can’t Secure What You Can’t See

Speaker

David Zahn
CMO and General Manager of the Cybersecurity Business Unit
PAS, Inc.
United States

Gas Turbine Technologies I

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

PGI 4C - Applications in Combined Cycle II

Room: S330A

Format: Paper

The competitive market environment for power generation is driving many asset owners and plant managers to strongly focus on developing their design and operational characteristics to best meet their needs. This session focuses on plant design, fast starting, fuels and rapid ...read more...

Session Chair

Zigmond Biernacki
Principal
Zig Biernacki Utility Consulting Services LLC
United States

Session Co-Chair

Jay Butters
Assistant Vice President of Power Supply
Kissimmee Utility Authority
United States

Presentation/Paper

Combined Cycle Plants: Fast Starting and Cycling Plant Design Strategy takes New Turn

Speaker

Akber Pasha
Technical Director
Vogt Power International
United States

Co-Author

Paul den Ouden
Chief Thermal Engineer
Vogt Power International
United States

GE Aeroderivative Gas Turbines for Cyclic Rapid Response Combined Cycle Plant

Speaker

Dipti Dash
System Integration Manager - Industrial Power
GE Power
United States

Co-Author

Faisal Khan
Senior Product Manager
GE Power
United States

Fast Start Combined Cycles – How Fast is “Fast”?

Speaker

Mike Eddington
Senior Consultant
Black & Veatch
United States

Co-Author

Mark Osmundsen
Thermal Performance COE Lead
Black & Veatch
United States

Expanding Options for Combined Cycles

Speaker

Bonnie Marini Ph.D.
Director, Product Line Marketing
Siemens Energy Inc.
United States

Analysis of Gas Turbine Cooling Heat Integration in Combined Cycle Power Plants

Speaker

Milton Venetos
Chief Engineer
Wyatt Enterprises, LLC
United States

Co-Author

Josef Petek
Authorized Officer
VTU Energy GmbH
Austria

Co-Author

Marco Dieleman
Director
M and N Power Solutions Ltd
Thailand

Co-Author

Peter Pechtl
Managing Director
VTU Energy GmbH
Austria

Gas Turbine Technologies II

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

PGI 5C - Gas Turbine Component Advancements

Room: S330B

Format: Paper

In this session, speakers will provide updates on the latest gas turbine component advancements, including combustor auto tuning, turbine cooling improvements, combustion cooling and fuel enhancements. ...read more...

Session Chair

Michael Ducker
Manager, Market Research
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
United States

Session Co-Chair

Jeffery Hatfield
Director, Business Development
Zachry Industrial
United States

Presentation/Paper

Second Generation Self-Tuning Combustion Dynamics System

Speaker

Sosuke Nakamura
Direcotr
MHPSA
United States

Co-Author

Carlos Koeneke Ph.D.
Vice President, Project Engineering
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.
United States

GT-ACO: Gas Turbine Autonomous Control Optimizer

Speaker

Ashtad Kotwal
Siemens Energy, Inc.
United States

Co-Author

Robert Hostetler
Siemens Energy, Inc.
United States

Co-Author

Scott Nordlund
Siemens Energy, Inc.
United States

The FlameSheet™ Combustor: A Combustion Technology Revolution for Gas Turbines

Speaker

Peter Stuttaford
Director, Research & Development
PSM - Ansaldo Energia Group
United States

Co-Author

Hany Rizkalla
Director, Combustion Engineering
PSM - Ansaldo Energia Group
United States

Co-Author

Khalid Oumejjoud
Sr. Combustion Engineering Manager
PSM - Ansaldo Energia Group
United States

State-of-the-Art and Advanced Cooling Technology tor a Turbine Rotor Blade

Speaker

Jason Town
National Energy Technology Laboratory
United States

Co-Author

Douglas Straub
National Energy Technology Laboratory
United States

Optimization Process of Liners Cooling System of Industrial Annular Combustors

Speaker

Egidio Pucci
Lead Design Engineer
GE Oil & Gas - Nuovo Pignone Tecnologie srl
Italy

Co-Author

Antonio Andreini
Assistant Professor
Department of Industrial Engineering of UNIFI
Italy

Co-Author

Bruno Facchini
Full professor
Department of Industrial Engineering of UNIFI
Italy

Co-Author

Guido Peano
Combustion Engineering Manager
GE Oil & Gas Nuovo Pignone Tecnologie srl
Italy

Co-Author

Matteo Cerutti
Senior Designer Engineer
GE Oil & Gas Nuovo Pignone Tecnologie srl
Italy






Industry Trends / Competitive Power Generation I

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

PGI 6C - Low-Carbon Challenges, Industry Developments and System Impacts

Room: S330C

Format: Paper


Legislative, regulatory, technical and economic changes are pushing the industry toward a low-carbon world, but at the same time creating tremendous uncertainty and requiring more flexibility.  There are rapidly falling costs of renewables+storage, but there are serious challenges ...read more...

Session Chair

Bradley Patterson
Managing Director, Business Development
Duke Energy Commercial Transmission
United States

Session Co-Chair

Mikael Backman
Director, Market Development
Wartsila North America Inc
United States

Presentation/Paper

The Low Carbon Landscape – Flowers or Weeds?

Speaker

Shilpa Kokate
Advisory Consultant
ABB
United States

Recent Economic and Regulatory Developments: Potential Impacts on Generators, Developers and Operators

Speaker

Kyle Hill
Market Research Analyst
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems
United States

Impacts of Clean Power Plan Policy Strategies on Wholesale and Fossil Fuel Markets

Speaker

Phillip Graeter
Energy Analyst
Energy Ventures Analysis
United States

Current Challenges in Planning Renewable Integration: Gap Analysis & Suggested Remediation Strategies

Speaker

Radha Soorya
Associate Directot
Navigant Consulting Inc
United States

Co-Author

Dave Larsen
Director
Navigant Consulting Inc
United States

Co-Author

Donald Morrow
Managing Director
Navigant Consulting Inc
United States

TBD - Ben Borsch

Speaker

Ben Borsch
Director, IRP and Analytics
Duke Energy Florida
United States

Industry Trends / Competitive Power Generation II

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

PGI 7C - Unconventional Natural Gas Supply for Power Generation

Room: S330D

Format: Paper

Changes in natural gas pricing and pressure to reduce carbon emissions have led to developments and concerns about gas supplies, including liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).  This session will discuss what is being developed and studied for LNG applications that enable natural gas ...read more...

Session Chair

Jason Graham
Mechanical Engineer
Avista
United States

Session Co-Chair

Rodney Durban
Director, Clean Air Initiative
ABB Inc.
United States

Presentation/Paper

Powering the Future:  U.S. Virgin Islands Gas Turbine Fuel Conversion

Speaker

Jeffrey Goldmeer
Manager, Gas Turbine Combustion and Fuels Solutions
GE Gas Power Systems
United States

Co-Author

Eduardo Garcia
Director Latin America
Vitol
United States

Co-Author

Gregory Rhymer
Chief Operating Officer
Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority
Virgin Islands (US)

Floating Storage Re-gasification Units - The Answer to Locations With No Gas or No Gas Infrastructure

Speaker

Albert Ferrer
Director Consulting Services
Mott MacDonald
United States

Co-Author

Hassan Hamdan
United Arab Emirates

Flexible Domestic Natural Gas, Power, Process or Propulsion

Speaker

William Wells Sr.
Director, HHP & Utility Markets
Eagle LNG Partners
United States

Building a Firm Base for Natural Gas Service to Remote Loads

Speaker

Bob Lafferty
President
Salix Inc.
United States

On-Site Power

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

PGI 8C - Distributed Energy in Microgrids - How Onsite Power Systems Can Be Integrated for Enhanced Resiliency

Room: S320D

Format: Paper

Distributed Energy systems are critical components of Microgrids and they represent an aggressive, effective approach that businesses can take to enhance their energy security.  Onsite power sources can include Combined Heat and Power (CHP), renewable energy, energy storage, and small-scale fossil fuel distributed generation.  These various ...read more...

Session Chair

Justin Rathke
President
Vergent Power Solutions
United States

Session Co-Chair

Aaron Tasin
Regional Sales Manager
Capstone Turbine
United States

Presentation/Paper

Combined Heat and Power Systems as the Anchor for Microgrids

Speaker

Anne Hampson
Senior Manager
ICF International
United States

Integrating Onsite Power and Cybersecurity to Improve Energy Resiliency

Speaker

John Carroll
VP, Business Development
IPERC
United States

A Microgrid Case Study at a Data Center Using CHP, Solar, Wind and Energy Storage

Speaker

David Heim
Chief Strategy Officer
OATI
United States

Optimizing the Microgrid for Demand Side Operation

Speaker

Richard Hepp
Director, Microgrids Eastern North America
Schneider Electric
United States

Plant Performance I

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

PGI 9C - Combined Cycle Efficiency and Performance Improvement

Room: S310A

Format: Paper

In this session, speakers will discuss the various technologies designed to improve the efficiency and performance of combined cycle power ...read more...

Session Chair

Patrick Albert
Vice President of Engineering and Operations
NEM USA Corp.
United States

Session Co-Chair

Jim Monette
Vice President, Sales
Babcock Power Services Inc.
United States

Presentation/Paper

GE’s AdvantEDGE* Power Island for CCPP: Performance, Faster Cycle Time and Reduced Risks

Speaker

Andre Burdet
Product Manager Integrated Systems
GE Power
Switzerland

Condenser Performance Monitoring – A Critical Process for Maintaining High HRSG Efficiency

Speaker

Brad Buecker
Process Specialist
Kiewit Engineering and Design Co
United States

HRSG Design to Meet Next Generation Cycling and Efficiency Requirements

Speaker

Wesley Bauver II
Manager Thermal & Mechanical Integration
GE
United States

Co-Author

Denis Bruno
Head of Global R&D & Performance, HRSG
GE
United States

Co-Author

Haiyang Qian PHD
Manager Mechanical Integrity
GE
United States

Co-Author

Scott Herman
Head of Global Performance
GE
United States

D11 Combined Cycle Enhanced Steam Path : Improved Performance and Operations

Speaker 1

Jamesetta Strickland
Global Steam Product Platform Leader
GE
United States

Speaker 2

David Bell
Managing Director
GE Power
United Kingdom

Co-Author

Bernard Norris
GE Power Services
United States

Deciding on 1050, 1080 or 1112 Degrees Fahrenheit?

Speaker

Mark Osmundsen
Thermal Performance COE Lead
Black & Veatch
United States

Co-Author

Jason Rowell
Turbine Technology Manager
Black & Veatch
United States

Co-Author

Keith Cummer P.E.
Renewable Energy Consultant
Black & Veatch
United States

Mega-Session

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

PGI MS I - Large Frame Gas Turbines - Panel Discussion

Room: S320E

Format: Panel

Major combustion turbine manufacturers discuss the latest developments and updates on large turbine products with case ...read more...

Session Chair

Donald Schubert
Consultant
United States

Session Co-Chair

Jeffrey Benoit
VP – Strategy & Marketing
PSM – Ansaldo Energia Group
United States

Panelist 1

Thorsten Osterhage
Product Manager
Ansaldo Energia
Switzerland

Panelist 3

David Walker
Senior Product Manager
GE Power
United States

Panelist 4

Joshua Kovac
Manager SGT6-5000F Engine Integration
Siemens Energy
United States

Panelist 5

Carlos Koeneke Ph.D.
Vice President, Project Engineering
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.
United States

Mega-Session

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

PGI MS II - The Digital Power Plant is Disrupting Traditional Power Generation.  What is It and Where is It Going? - Panel Discussion

Room: S310G

Format: Panel

This diverse panel of industry and non-industry experts will provide a unique perspective on how Big Data, Internet of Things, Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics, and data analytics will disrupt the power generation sector. The discussion will address the challenges and opportunities to improve performance, reliability and ...read more...

Session Chair

Scott Affelt
President
XMPLR Energy
United States

Session Co-Chair

Mark Chapman
Global Account Manager
Parker Hannifin Corp.
United States

Panelist 1

Scott Bolick
Executive - Program and Project Management
GE
United States

Panelist 2

Aymeric Sarrazin
VP Strategy
Siemens
United States

Panelist 3

Dale Higginbotham
VP POC
Luminant
United States

Panelist 4

Terry Maxey
Managing Director Power Generation
Accenture
United States

Panelist 5

John Murphy
Principal
Gallatin Management Services
United States

Mega-Session

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

PGI MS III - Operating Generation Assets in the New Variable Renewable World - Generation O&M Strategies for Markets with High Penetration Renewable

Room: S320H

Format: Panel

Increasing market penetration of variable generation like wind and solar is moving baseload power generation to more variable operation.  Portfolio and plant operators are using new approaches to optimize operations to remain profitable. This will be a panel discussion with leading power generator, including NV Energy, ...read more...

Session Chair

David Walls
Managing Director, Emerging Technology
Navigant Consulting Inc.
United States

Session Co-Chair

Gary Hilberg
President
Continuum Energy
United States

Mega-Session

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

PGI MS IV - Coal-Hybrid Power for Resilient Generation - Panel Discussion

Room: S320B

Format: Panel

Integrating traditional base load power (i.e., coal, nuclear, gas) with renewable energy represents the next step in providing cost efficient resilient power that reduces climate impact without significantly increasing consumer costs.  This panel session involves key thought leaders involved in this area from around the world and provides ...read more...

Session Chair

Joseph Smith Ph.D.
Endowed Energy Chair / Director
Missouri Sci and Tech / Energy Res and Dev Ctr.
United States

Session Co-Chair

Guy Deleonardo
Product Manager – Advanced Gas Turbine Platforms
GE Power
United States

Panelist 1

Maayan Sarig
Solutions Manager, Sales & Marketing Dep
IDE Technologies
Israel

Panelist 2

Anupam Sanyal
President
International Environmental & Energy Consultants, Inc.
United States

Panelist 3

Denilson Espirito Santo
Doctor in mechanical engineering
Sisterm Thermal System
Brazil

Panelist 4

Paul Roege
Partner
Creative Erg, LLC
United States

Mega-Session

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

PGI MS V - Large Natural Gas Reciprocating Engine (10MW/unit) Trends for Electric Utilities, Munis, Coops and IPPs

Room: S320D

Format: Paper

The 10MW-class natural gas reciprocating engines are becoming one of the preferred solutions for utilities, munis, coops and IPPs for superior grid-stabilization. These high-efficient, high-reliable products are configured for peaking, demand response, reserve, base-load and CHP.  This mega-session brings together the technology leaders and consulting communities ...read more...

Session Chair

John Hoeft
Senior Power Plant Marketing Leader
GE Power
United States

Presentation/Paper

Recip Engine Technology  and Project Update

Speaker

Brian Elwell
Principal
Burns & McDonnell
United States

Innovation, Power and Efficiency

Speaker

Stephanie Judge
North America Sales Leader - J920 FleXtra
GE Power - Distributed Power
United States

Flexibility – The Best Investment Case

Speaker

Matti Rautkivi
General Manager, Origination
Wärtsilä North America
United States

Rubart Station Case Study

Speaker

Claudio Martino
Regional Sales Director
Caterpillar Energy Solutions
United States





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