POWERGEN International Call For Abstracts

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POWERGEN International Call For Abstracts

Shaping the Future of Generation Together

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT: MARCH 4, 2020

POWERGEN International seeks to bring all of the industry’s players together, from renewable project developers to plant engineers to microgrid adoptees and energy storage evangelists. How do we make sense of it all? How do we integrate it all? POWERGEN International summit attendees are looking to be inspired by big thinkers, innovators, technical experts, and those with different perspectives.

We are making a number of changes to POWERGEN International’s 2020 educational program, including an exciting new format that will be announced in early spring. If your presentation is selected, you may be asked to deliver it as an individual presentation or panel presentation in our formal Summit program. It may also be chosen for our Knowledge Hubs which are the expanded, heavily trafficked presentation theaters in the exhibit hall.

Please submit your abstracts below for POWERGEN International, taking place December 8-10, 2020 in Orlando, Florida.  If you have questions, feel free to contact Rod Walton at rod.walton@clarionevents.com.

Only the best abstracts will be considered for presentation at POWERGEN International 2020. 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 October 2, 2020. Failure to meet this deadline will result in the removal of your presentation from the conference. Read our FAQ’s to learn more about presentation formats and the selection process.

To submit an abstract CLICK HERE

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

GAS-FIRED GENERATION

  • Next-gen turbines of all sizes
  • Fuel flexibility
  • Design and performance
  • Combustion optimization
  • Peaker plants
  • Load following
  • Combined cycle
  • O&M challenges
  • Natural gas infrastructure (from the wellhead to the power plant)
  • LNG impact, opportunities and challenges

ENERGY STORAGE BREAKTHROUGHS

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

CARBON FREE THERMAL GENERATION (Hydrogen and Nuclear)

  • The future of nuclear power/new projects
  • Making nuclear economical
  • Decommissioning nuclear plants
  • O&M challenges for 80-year licenses
  • Small modular reactor technologies
  • Hydrogen powered turbines
  • Electrolysis
  • Fuel cell technologies
  • Financing

FINANCING AND RULEMAKING

  • The next level in power generation economics
  • Getting big renewable projects financed
  • Regulatory events impacting power generation
  • Fire and Safety issues
  • Financing
  • Revenue opportunities
  • Power generation interconnection
  • Compliance challenges

DIGITALIZATION

  • Digital twins
  • Industrial Internet of Things
  • Data analytics
  • Artificial intelligence/augmented reality
  • Sensors
  • Software solutions
  • Cybersecurity dangers and lessons learned
  • Transactive energy future and roadblocks
  • Controls and communication
  • Economic load dispatch

MICROGRIDS

  • 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
  • MUSH microgrids (military, university campuses, schools, public safety, hospitals)
  • Remote monitoring

OPTIMIZING PLANT PERFORMANCE

  • 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
  • Cooling towers
  • Control room
  • Compliance challenges
  • Remote monitoring
  • New technologies for plant M&O
  • Natural gas infrastructure needs for power plants
  • Next-gen workforce challenges
  • Life cycle management

THE FUTURE OF COAL-FIRED GENERATION

  • 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
  • Decommissioning
  • International market developments

ON-SITE POWER

  • Gas and diesel technologies
  • Energy security and backup
  • Gen-set ratings
  • Hybrid technologies
  • ISO standards
  • Reciprocating engines
  • Load following
  • Responses to regulatory change
  • Disaster response
  • Mobile turbines

RENEWABLES

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

O&M/LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT

  • Best practices in maintenance outages
  • Repowering plants
  • Strengthening against the elements
  • Replacing or rebuilding parts?

DISTRIBUTED ENERGY

  • How to integrate into the bulk power system
  • Market designs that work
  • Regulatory barriers and rate reform
  • Inverter technologies
  • Inverter-based generation challenges

Read our Abstracts FAQ’s to learn more about presentation formats, speaker benefits and the selection process.

To submit an abstract CLICK HERE

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