Nearly 200 industry experts will present new solutions and innovations for the future in 36 conference sessions broken up in 12 tracks offering full conference attendees a chance to earn 10 PDH credit hours.

The conference sessions are organized into multiple concurrent session tracks:

  • Microgrids, Storage & Virtual Power Plants
  • Emissions Control
  • Gas Turbine Technologies
  • Industry Trends / Competitive Power Generation
  • On-Site Power
  • Plant Performance
  • Power Project Financing 





GenForum brings together power generation executives who operate, plan, build, regulate and invest in power generation systems in North America.

This forum is one day of interaction and collaboration on the business of power generation. You’ll gain insight from case studies of successful business models, regional planning strategies, financing trends and practical lessons learned from new construction and upgraded power projects occurring in the United States and Canada.

Attend GenForum to:

Immerse yourself in critical content 
GenForum focuses on the most critical issues facing our industry today. Delivered by the power  industry’s heaviest hitters, the presentations, discussions and conversations will help you to maximize efficiency, reduce costs / risk and leverage your industry resources.

Gather intelligence about ongoing generation trends and projects in North America 
Presenters will share lessons learned from power generation projects that are currently under way, or that have ended successfully and unsuccessfully. For every project completed, there are a multitude of lessons and experiences to share — GenForum is the place to hear them!

Nowhere else can you get power generation content so regionally focused. GenForum is the event of the year for generation executives in North America.  Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the discussions that are shaping the generation industry in North America.



Changes in regulation, technology and utility business models are creating new opportunities for distributed energy systems that leverage renewable technologies, energy storage, CHP, and demand response. In this track, experts examine new technologies, new projects, and trends affecting the market for microgrids, storage and virtual power plants.
Investments in emissions reduction can cost more than original plant. As a result, performance and compliance expectations are increasing. In this track, we’ll be examining efforts to improve compliance, control costs, plan for the future, enhance performance, and improve technology.
These sessions cover a wide range of gas turbine-related topics, including technology advancements, simple cycle and combined cycle considerations, fuel flexibility, and operation and maintenance issues. In addition, major gas turbine OEMs will participate in a mega-session showcasing their latest innovations.
Power professionals examine regulatory changes and economic forces impacting the global power generation market. In particular, panelists will discuss how technology, project development, system reliability, and asset management strategies are evolving to adapt to these market drivers.
This track features discussions about market-leading trends, technologies, and case studies from industry experts related to products ranging from 50kW to 10MW in capacity. Featured technologies include gas and diesel reciprocating engines, micro-turbines, combined heat and power, distributed generation, microgrids, and emergency backup power.
Panelists explore ways to improve and optimize the performance and reliability of existing fossil-fired power generation assets.  Topics include: gas and steam turbines, boilers, heat recovery steam generators, automation/optimization and maintenance.
Financing experts explore the financing options and strategies that work best in today’s power generation market. Among other things, panelists will examine liquidity issues, risk and return expectations, new development possibilities, and the financial and regulatory barriers to overcome in today’s tight financial market.

Pre-Conference Workshops: Competitive Power College (CPC) Courses

Designed to maximize your POWER GENERATION WEEK experience. These courses are relevant, topical, issue-concentrated classes taught by recognized experts in their respective fields. All CPC attendees receive a certificate of completion.

Certificates of completion may be submitted to your professional organization for Professional Development Hours.

POWER GENERATION WEEK is pleased to be an authorized continuing education provider by the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.  Many states recognize course the FBPE authorizes, so check with your state governing board to see if the courses you take are eligible for professional development hours.  Attendance at a two-day course awards 16 PDH, a full day course awards 8 PDH and a half day course awards 4 PDH.  Certificates of attendance are provided to all attendees at the conclusion of the day.  Those attendees wishing to obtain PDHs are required to achieve a passing grade on an examination at the conclusion of the course. FBPE CEP #0003349

Competitive Power College at-a-glance  

Sunday, December 6 and Monday, December 7 :: 16 hour courses

Sunday, December 6 :: 8 hour courses

Sunday, December 6 :: 4 hour courses

Monday, December 7 :: 8 hour courses

Monday, December 7 :: 4 hour courses


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