Sargent & Lundy Attending POWER-GEN International 2017

The firm is participating in multiple sessions at the conference, taking place December 5-7 in Las Vegas

October 24, 2017 – Sargent & Lundy is participating in six sessions at the POWER-GEN International 2017 conference, the world's largest power generation event. POWER-GEN International, taking place December 5-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, is the industry leader in providing comprehensive coverage of the trends, technologies, and issues facing the generation sector. POWER-GEN International represents a horizontal look at the industry with key emphasis on new solutions and innovations for the future.

Join Sargent & Lundy’s chair/co-chair and authors at the following sessions on December 5 and 6:

Arvind Patel will chair “Tackling Today’s Energy Challenges with Flexible Distributed Generation” on Tuesday, December 5 at 1:30 p.m. in Session 17A. Michael Gross will present “Marquette (MI) Energy Center 52 MW Dual-Fuel Reciprocating Engine Power Plant Design Considerations and Features.” Session description: Changes in the power generation landscape are driving a need for fast responding flexible resources. This session will discuss the challenges, technology section considerations, and examples of projects that have been implemented.

Matthew Thibodeau will chair “Project Finance 101 – An Introduction to Energy Finance – Panel Discussion” on Tuesday, December 5 at 1:30 p.m. in Session 3A. Session description: This panel of financial experts will provide attendees a basic understanding of how financing works in the power industry. The discussion will center around issues related to independent power producers, investor-owned utilities, and the mechanics of making a deal. In this session, these issues will be examined through the eyes of project stakeholders, including investors and lenders.

Jason Fifarek will present "U.S. EPA's Final CCR Rule - A Clean Closure Success" in Session 5C – "The CCR Rule and Water Management: Putting the Pieces Together." His co-author is William Skalitzky from Alliant Energy.  The session takes place Wednesday, December 6 at 1:30 p.m. Session Description: Since the finalization of the coal combustion residuals (CCR) rule, utilities have been facing new challenges in managing water at their plants. This session examines current water management issues plants are facing. Speakers will discuss reuse and discharge challenge related and unrelated to the CCR rule and how these issues were overcome.

Raj Gaikwad will chair, “Innovations in Operating Practices to Improve Performance of Air Quality Control Systems” on Wednesday, December 6 at 1:30 p.m. in Session 6C. Session Description: This session will provide updates on innovations that improve the operations and performance of air quality control systems. It includes improvements for NOx control and ESP and fabric filter operations. A paper on air modeling using the new USEPA 2016 Guideline on Air Quality Models will close out the session.

Marc Lemmons will present “Remaining Useful Life Assessment of HRSGs” in Session 13C – “Combined Cycle O&M Considerations in Today’s Dispatch Market.” His co-authors are Raj Gaikwad of Sargent & Lundy, Kelly Harrell of AECI, and Rodger Zawodniak of AECI. The session takes place Wednesday, December 6 at 1:30 p.m. Session Description: Dispatch demands on combined cycle power plants have been volatile for several years now. That volatility has created new O&M problems for power plant owners. This session examines how to assess the effects of increased cycling on plant equipment, how power plant owners can improve plant equipment, and presents potential improvements to plant equipment monitoring that will assist plant owners in continuing to deal with these O&M challenges.

Lastly, Matt Thibodeau will moderate “Renewable Energy and the Developing World” on Thursday, December 7 at 7:30 a.m. in Room N250. This discussion will be part of the Networking Breakfasts event, consisting of informal, give-and-take roundtable discussions with the industry’s leading experts. Each table addresses a different topic on trends, current issues, or specific challenges facing the industry.

Raj Gaikwad, Arvind Patel, and Matt Thibodeau are Power-Gen International Program Committee members.


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