2019 Keynotes

Kick-off your POWERGEN International journey with a riveting keynote session. Each keynoter is hand-selected and brings a unique perspective to shine on the future of energy. Keynote sessions are open to all attendees - no matter your registration type.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Archie Manning Photo

Archie Manning

When people think of Archie Manning, they think football—but his appeal transcends athletic achievements. People far and wide have been inspired by his warm personality, drive, and sense of humor.

Manning, who lives in New Orleans, is active in a wide variety of charitable and civic causes. His community activities include Louisiana Special Olympics, the New Orleans Area Boy Scout Council, The Salvation Army, United Way Speakers Bureau, Allstate Sugar Bowl Committee, and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation. He is also Chairman of the Board of the National Football Foundation.

Manning attended the University of Mississippi, where he was an All-American. He was voted Mississippi’s Greatest All-Time Athlete in 1992 and was named Mississippi’s Most Popular Athlete of the Century.

In 1971, Manning was the second player chosen in the NFL draft—the number one draft choice of the New Orleans Saints. While in pro football, he received the Byron “Whizzer” White Humanitarian Award, the Bart Starr Humanitarian Award and the Spirit of Good Sports Award from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

In 2016, Manning received one of the highest honors in football, the Gold Medal Award, presented by the National Football Foundation. He was the 63rd recipient of the Gold Medal Award, with past honorees including U.S. Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon and George H.W. Bush, as well as baseball immortal Jackie Robinson, acting legend John Wayne and pioneer astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Paul Hinnenkamp

Paul D. Hinnenkamp

Paul D. Hinnenkamp, executive vice president, assumed the role of Entergy’s chief operating officer in November 2015. He is responsible for executive oversight of safety and human performance, fossil generation, transmission, system planning, capital projects management and compliance with North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection standards.

He previously served as senior vice president, capital projects management and technology, an organization was created in 2013 to ensure Entergy's $8 billion investment in capital projects was effectively managed and executed. Hinnenkamp and the capital project management team led the development of Ninemile 6, the first power plant built by an Entergy utility in Louisiana in 30 years. Completion was achieved in December 2014, two months ahead of schedule and approximately $90 million under budget.

In 2010, Hinnenkamp joined the company's fossil generation organization as vice president of fossil generation development and support, a function that evolved into capital projects management and technology in 2013.

Previously, he was vice president of environmental programs and infrastructure for Entergy. In this role he was responsible for developing generation alternatives for the company's strategic resource plan including renewable energy, nuclear and traditional sources of generation. Hinnenkamp was also responsible for leading the effort to deploy carbon capture technology on a commercial scale.

Hinnenkamp was named Entergy Nuclear's vice president of nuclear business development in November 2006. He and his staff were responsible for identifying and executing on opportunities to advance Entergy's nuclear growth strategy. Those opportunities included acquiring nuclear plants, designing and executing contracts for operating plants, and developing the new nuclear option.

From December 2001 to 2006, Hinnenkamp was vice president of operations for Entergy's River Bend Station, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operation of the nuclear plant and for overseeing relationships with various external constituencies.

Hinnenkamp joined the company in February 2001 as vice president of operations support for Entergy Nuclear's southern region. In this role, he was responsible for leading the organizations that provided systematic, consistent and structured operations-related support to five nuclear units in order to enhance the units' safety, efficiency and reliability.

Hinnenkamp brought more than 17 years of nuclear industry experience to Entergy when he joined the company. He began his career with Exelon (formerly PECO Energy Company) in 1983 and worked on a team responsible for capital projects at various PECO power plants and substations. He moved to the nuclear division where he earned his senior reactor operator's license at Peach Bottom nuclear plant, working there through 1996. Hinnenkamp later worked at the Millstone and Clinton nuclear plants and also performed due diligence evaluations for several of PECO's nuclear acquisition projects.

Hinnenkamp earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Villanova University and a master of business administration from the University of Illinois. In addition, he has attended courses at Harvard University's Business School and has completed numerous nuclear industry leadership and training courses.

Chris Moser

Chris Moser

Chris Moser is the Executive Vice President of Operations for NRG Energy, Inc. In this role, he oversees all plant operations, commercial operations, business operations and engineering & construction. Prior to this role he served as senior vice president, commercial operations, where he was responsible for the optimization of NRG’s wholesale generation fleet.

Before joining NRG in April of 2008, Chris held positions of increasing responsibility in various regions at Dynegy Inc. At Dynegy, Chris most recently served as managing director, Midwest, where his responsibilities included the monetization of Dynegy’s MISO and PJM portfolios.

Before Dynegy, Chris held a range of positions in Washington, DC for organizations including the Sawyer/Miller Group and the Safe Energy Communications Council. Chris has a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and a bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College.