2013 Keynote Session - open to all registered attendees and exhibitors

Planning for the Future

Tuesday, November 12 | 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Valencia Ballroom, Orange County Convention Center – West Halls
Open to all registered attendees and exhibitors

Welcome Address

Russell Ray, Managing Editor, Power Engineering magazine
POWER-GEN International Program Committee Chair

Featured Speakers


Mr. Peter Delaney
Chairman, President and CEO | OGE Energy Corp.

Pete Delaney is Chairman, President and CEO of Oklahoma City-based OGE Energy Corp., the parent company of OG&E, an electric utility provider, and the 50% General Partner of the $11 billion Enogex- CNP Energy Natural Gas Midstream Partnership.

Prior to joining OGE Energy, Pete completed a 15-year investment banking career on Wall Street. Pete specialized in corporate finance and other advisory services to electric utilities and other energy companies in the United States, Europe and South America.

Pete is actively involved in community and industry organizations serving as Chairman of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, and on the Board of Director of Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Integris Health, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation, Oklahoma State Fair, Downtown OKC, and Edison Electric Institute.

Pete was recently named as Utility CEO of the Year by Energy Biz magazine. Pete holds a bachelor’s degree in economics with distinction from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in business administration from Tulane University.123456


Mr. David Dunning
Group President
Fluor Corp.

Dave Dunning serves as Fluor Corporation’s group president for Business Development & Strategy where he leads the company’s global sales, marketing, communications, government relations and corporate strategy functions across all Fluor business groups.

Previously, Dunning served at the president of Fluor’s Power Group where he was responsible for the company’s activities in the global nuclear generation, renewables, power services, plant betterment and fossil fueled industries.  He has more than 39 years of direct global industry experience including 36 years of service with Fluor.

During his tenure with Fluor, Dunning has also served in numerous executive and leadership roles within sales and marketing capacities, including as senior vice president for sales, marketing and strategic planning for Fluor’s global Power business and the Duke/Fluor Daniel partnership; sales director for Fluor’s Operations & Maintenance division; senior sales director for the Northeast region, and sales manager for Fluor’s East Coast sales.

Dunning served his first 10 years on project assignments in the nuclear power industry including positions in engineering, field supervision, quality inspection and quality assurance. These assignments were for a contractor at the Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant in Pennsylvania as a steel designer and coatings superintendent and with Fluor (then Daniel Construction Company) on a seven-year assignment at the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant in Missouri.


Ms. Amy Ericson
Alstom U.S.

Amy Ericson is President of Alstom in the US.  Alstom is a global leader in electric power and rail transportation technology.  Amy oversees Alstom’s engagement with U.S. policy stakeholders while directly supporting its pursuit of new business opportunities in the areas of thermal and renewable power generation, rail transit and electricity transmission and distribution.  She will be based in the company’s Washington, D.C. country headquarters.

Most recently Amy was responsible for Product & Platform Development for Alstom’s gas turbine and plant portfolio.

Amy has over 20 years of experience in the international energy industry, having held a variety of positions with DuPont, Exxon-Mobil, ABB and Alstom in the areas of product and business development, energy trading, production network optimization, long range planning, industrial mergers and acquisitions, and marketing and communications.

Amy holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Harvard University.


Mr. James E. Rogers
Chairman | Duke Energy Corp.

Jim Rogers has served as chairman of Duke Energy since 2007. He has nearly 25 years of experience as a CEO in the electric utility industry. Over that period, he has delivered an average total shareholder return of more than 12 percent per year by focusing on stakeholders and finding business solutions to environmental challenges.

Rogers was named president and CEO of Duke Energy following Duke Energy’s merger with Cinergy in 2006, and continued in that role following the Duke  Energy/Progress Energy merger in 2012. He served as Cinergy’s chairman and CEO for more than 11 years, and prior to that, as chairman, president and CEO of PSI Energy.

He has served as deputy general counsel for litigation and enforcement for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; executive vice president of interstate pipelines for the Enron Gas Pipeline Group; and as a partner in the Washington, D.C., law office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.

He has also served as assistant attorney general for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, where he advocated for the state’s consumers in gas, electric and telephone rate cases.

Rogers has served on the boards of directors of eight Fortune 500 companies, and has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including current participation on the board of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and as chair of the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership. He was also the founding chairman of the Institute for Electric Efficiency and past co-chair of both the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency and the Alliance to Save Energy.

Under Rogers’ leadership, Duke Energy has been recognized as a leader in sustainability – balancing the “triple bottom line” of people, planet and profits. In 2010 and 2011, the company was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index; it has been a part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America for the past seven years.

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