Mega-sessions are what they sound like—POWERGEN content sessions writ large. For 90 minutes, high-level industry panels tackle deeper dives into the big picture for their particular sector. These mega-sessions can offer highly technical details, but typically they give attendees a more general, birds-eye view of the challenges and victories happening in power generation.
Brian Miller, strategic team lead for microgrids, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Scott Manson, Technology Director-Principal Engineer, SEL Engineering Services Inc.
Jason P. Handley, Director-Smart Grid Emerging Technology and Operations, Duke Energy
Heng (Kevin) Chen, Principal Project Manager, Smart Grid & Technology, ComEd
Altogether utilities are spending billions on new microgrids at strategic points around the grid. Public safety organizations, military bases and hospitals are investing in them as a path to energy security and resiliency. From McAlpine to Bronzeville and beyond, microgrids are taking the next leap into the future. What’s new? What’s been learned from the past projects? What’s the limit in deployment and impact? This panel has deep experience in the microgrid realm and will share all they’ve learned from actual deployments.
Teresa Hansen, Vice President of Global Content, Clarion Energy
Mario Azar, President of Black & Veatch Power, can speak to the EPC side, plus where he sees trends with respect to both conventional and also renewable projects
Paul Browning, CEO of MHPS America, on natural gas-fired generation trends and the next level of turbine fuels
Jacqueline DeRosa, Vice President of Battery Storage Systems at Ameresco, to offer deep insights and observations on the energy storage front.
If you think the past few years have been a blur, the next few are going supersonic in the power generation sector. Companies must move fast and cast their eyes ever future-forward, while keeping in mind how they got here. Leaders in the turbine, energy storage, engineering and construction sectors gather to talk about what’s happening and what’s to come with respect to changes in conventional power, distributed energy, utility-scale renewables and more.
Michael Bergen, Executive Vice President of Analytics, Industrial Info Resources
Britt Burt, Vice President of Power Industry Research, Industrial Info Resources
As the election year approaches, the level of uncertainty about the economy’s direction is greater. Two of Industrial Info Resources’ key experts will speak on the key drivers behind next year’s capital and maintenance spending forecast for oil and gas, petrochemical and manufacturing. IIR also will give an overview of spending activity in the renewable energy sector, natural gas fired generation and traditional power generation as well as the transmission and distribution sectors.