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2019 Call for Abstracts | Deadline: February 19

Only the best abstracts will be considered for presentation. Abstracts that are overtly commercial and promotional of products and services WILL NOT be considered.  If your abstract is selected for presentation, you must submit your final presentation by September 13, 2019. Failure to meet this deadline will result in the removal of your presentation from the conference.

Suggested topics:


  • Next-gen turbines of all sizes
  • Fuel flexibility
  • Design and performance
  • Combustion optimization
  • Peakers
  • Integration
  • Combined cycle
  • O&M challenges


  • Workforce safety issues
  • Case studies on the impact of equipment upgrades
  • Automation systems
  • Best practices for gas-fired, nuclear and coal-fired plants
  • Combined cycle, HRSGs.
  • Boilers
  • Compliance challenges
  • Remote monitoring
  • New technologies for plant M&O
  • Natural gas infrastructure needs for power plants


  • Flexible Gen-Sets
  • Gas and Diesel Technologies
  • Energy Security and Backup
  • Gen-Set Ratings
  • Hybrid Technologies
  • ISO Standards
  • Reciprocating Engines
  • Responses to Regulatory Change
  • Disaster Response
  • Mobile Turbines


  • Solar PV
  • Thermal solar
  • Wind power
  • Hydropower
  • Biomass
  • Fuel cell
  • Geothermal
  • Transmission challenges for renewable projects
  • Economics


  • Utility-scale case studies
  • Integration challenges
  • Pumped storage
  • Frequency regulation
  • Safety issues
  • Financing


  • Trends in financing for infrastructure upgrades and new projects
  • Liquidity issues
  • Unconventional financing
  • Cost controls
  • Regulatory hurdles for conventional and renewable
  • Return on investment expectations
  • Emissions reduction
  • Making nuclear energy work for the future


  • Digital twins
  • Industrial internet of things
  • Data analytics
  • Artificial intelligence/augmented reality
  • Sensors
  • Best practices in control room oversight
  • Software solutions
  • Lessons learned in cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity within the power plant and beyond
  • Transactive energy


  • Case studies of new microgrids
  • Design and development
  • The advent of microgrid clusters
  • Integration challenges
  • When microgrids make sense and when they don’t
  • Market drivers
  • Storm resiliency
  • Military microgrids
  • Remote monitoring.


  • Costs and benefits of cycling
  • Carbon capture and other clean coal innovations
  • Improving the economics of the modern coal fleet
  • Flue gas treatment
  • Coal ash and other environmental challenges 
  • International markets

Please note: By submitting an abstract you are indicating your availability and willingness to develop a PowerPoint presentation, attend and present your paper and/or presentation at POWERGEN International 2019, if selected, and comply with all deadlines. Please ensure that the speaker and author details you are providing when submitting your abstract are correct, as these will be used for pre-event marketing purposes.

Speaker benefits and responsibilities

Share your insight with industry colleagues and submit an abstract today for consideration. The process is simple and the benefits are significant:

  • Receive complimentary full conference registration that provides access to all conference sesisons, exhibition, delegate lunches, exhibit hall receptions and online conference proceedings.
  • Receive widespread recognition from your industry peers.
  • Share your knowledge and ideas at the industry’s largest and most relied upon platform for discussing the latest trends, technologies and solutions.
  • Gain valuable information and learn about new solutions from other speakers.
  • Profit from establishing important new contacts critical to growing your business or enhancing your profession.


  • Speakers agree to meet all deadlines provided by conference management including returning required forms and submitting biography information and presentations for the conference proceedings and moderator review. Panel presenters are not required to submit a file for the proceedings but will be required to submit a biography.
  • Speaker is responsible for travel expenses, including hotel, airfare, meals, etc.

*All speakers must agree to give permission for their presentation to be recorded for Clarion promotional purposes

Please note: Submitted abstracts may be selected for presentation in either the Summit (conference area) or in the Knowledge Hubs (presentation theatres located in the exhibit hall).

Presentation formats and guidelines

When submitting your abstract, please choose a first and second choice category based on the best fit for your abstract topic. Your abstract will be submitted to both subcommittees for review and consideration. POWERGEN International offers two types of session formats: individual and panel presentations. The committee will develop all sessions, choosing to make them individual or panel presentations.

Individual presentation for the summit (conference area)
The committee will choose three individually submitted abstracts. Individually submitted abstracts will be selected to present for 20-25 minutes each. It is recommended to have a primary presenter and no more than one co-presenter per individual presentation.

Panel presentation for the summit
Abstracts submitted as a panel should include the names of a panel moderator and up to four panelists. The abstract submitter will be required to organize all panelists. Submitted panelists must be confirmed when presentation is submitted for consideration. If a panel presentation abstract is accepted, it will make up a full 90-minute session.

Individual presentation for Knowledge Hubs (presentation theatres in the exhibit hall)
The committee will choose individually submitted abstracts to be presented for 20-25 minutes in the Knowledge Hubs. Each Knowledge Hub presentation will be a stand-alone session with a five-minute Q&A with the audience after the presentation is completed. 

Selection and notification

Selection Process: The POWERGEN International Program Committee conducts a thorough review of all submissions and will select those strongest in technical content, market relevance and conciseness of the abstract.
Preference is given to submissions featuring utility personnel as presenters.
Abstracts deemed commercial in nature will not be selected.

Notification: All primary contacts will be notified in writing no later than June 28, 2019 as to whether or not their proposed POWERGEN International abstract has been selected for presentation. 

Dates to remember:
Deadline to submit an abstract: February 19, 2019
Review by program committee: March 2019
Abstract notification: June 28, 2019
Deadline to submit presentation: September 13, 2019

Teach a pre-conference workshop

Use your expertise to help attendees take an in-depth look at specific industry hot topics by teaching a 4-, or 8-hour workshop.  These courses are designed to help power generation professionals learn more about technologies, workforce issues, policy, best practices and cost-effective ways to conduct business in the power industry.  Use your expertise to teach a specialized course and enhance your professional credentials in the process!  POWERGEN University Pre-Conference Workshops will be held on Monday, November 18, 2019.

Deadline to submit a proposal: FEBRUARY 19, 2019




Jan Simpson
Conference Manager
Email: jan.simpson@clarionevents.com