With FIVE new tracks in 2018, POWER-GEN International truly covers ALL forms of power generation broken up into 15 tracks. Nearly 300 industry experts from all over the world will present new solutions and innovations for the future. Full conference attendees will also earn 10 PDH credit hours. Make sure to register as a full conference attendee to take advantage of all these opportunities.
Professional Development Hours
Attendees registered as Full Conference Delegates are eligible to receive 10 hours of Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits. Instructions on how to access your certificate of completion will be automatically emailed to all eligible Conference Delegates following POWER-GEN International.
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.
The rapid growth and development of microgrids is driven by a need for greater reliability and use of distributed energy resources. What’s more, microgrids offer power producers and their customers a way to better control energy costs. Sessions in this track feature thought leaders, project managers and power providers who will examine the latest developments in design, implementation, operation and regulation of microgrids.
Emerging markets must invest in new generation to keep up with their economic growth. In many cases, these regions are connecting citizens to the grid for the first time. Understanding the environmental, regulatory, technological and geographical challenges in these countries is crucial to executing a successful power project. Our panelists offer you advice in how to succeed in these emerging markets.
While efforts to make more sense of the information collected from power generation equipment can improve a plant’s bottom line, they also increase a plant’s vulnerability to a cyberattack. In this track, experts will discuss the technologies behind this digital revolution and the efforts to protect the world’s power plants from the growing number of cyberattacks.
The fastest growing new energy source year after year is solar power. From behemoth utility-scale installations to smaller behind-the-meter distributed generation, sessions in this track provide a look into photovoltaic technology including modules, inverters, balance of systems, trackers, and the smart software that makes it all work.
Mismanaging inventory, parts sourcing and supplier relationships can wreak havoc on power plant operations. These sessions will help anyone wanting to better understand supply chain management in all areas of power generation, including coal, wind, natural gas, solar, and microgrids. The information will be invaluable for power professionals charged with overseeing procurement, purchasing, operations, and materials management.
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.
There are many evolving clean coal technologies under development by researchers and power producers across the globe. These sessions offer attendees the latest information on clean coal technology and development, including carbon capture, coal combustion, boiler management, flue gas treatment, oxy-combustion, and gasification.
In these sessions, speakers will examine topics related to the chemistry, mechanics, operation, and construction of gas-fired power generation. Topics include generators, peaking systems, steam turbines, HRSGs, combined-cycle systems, boilers, and balance-of-plant systems.
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.
The widespread deployment of cost-effective, grid-scale energy storage solutions is looming. The ability to store large amounts of power will help power producers fill the production gaps created by growing amounts of intermittent generation. This popular track will cover software solutions, capacity firming, battery life, frequency regulation, and microgrids.
There are more than 500 GWs of wind power installed capacity across the world today and this number is expected to grow by at least 10 percent each year. Sessions in this track explore new and innovative turbine technology from the nacelle to the foundation, project development, O&M strategies, and markets for both onshore and offshore wind.
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.
Nuclear power is a great option for meeting the world’s clean energy goals. In fact, the industry is expected to expand each year through 2020. Among other things, these sessions will examine the economics of nuclear power, O&M strategies, monitoring, licensing, project development, and the development of small modular reactors.
Fluctuating demand for power and the intermittent nature of renewable generation means power producers are building large power blocks from either a series of small turbines or reciprocating engines. The need for more flexible partnering generation is at the root of this movement and has led to significant interest in evaluating these technologies for the specific needs of power producers.