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Power Generation Week Hot Topics

01 / 12

Combined Cycle Power Plants

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237);" class="frame"> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Squeezing more power from the fuel used to generate it is an ongoing battle for all power generators. So far, the industry's best weapon is combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) technology. Combined cycle power plants are highly efficient, allowing power producers to wring much more power from the same amount of natural gas. Learn about the latest technologies and innovations for fast start combined cycle power plants during a session scheduled Tuesday Dec. 9 at POWER-GEN International 2014.</p> <p class="size" style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a href="http://www.power-gen.com/index.html?cmpid=PEHottopic2014">www.powergen.com </a></p> </div>

02 / 12

Power Project Financing

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237);" class="frame"> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">At the POWER-GEN Financial Forum, financing experts explore the financing options and strategies that work best in today’s market. Panelists also will examine liquidity issues, risk and return expectations, new development possibilities, and the financial and regulatory barriers to overcome in today’s tight financial market. Are there emerging new sources of financing for energy projects? What are the risks associated with certain technologies? What risks worry lenders the most? Our Financial Forum panelists will answer these and many other questions Dec. 10-11 in Orlando.</p> <p class="size" style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a href="http://www.powergenfinancialforum.com/index.html?cmpid=PEHottopic2014">www.powergenfinancialforum.com </a></p> </div>

03 / 12

GenForum

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237);" class="frame"> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">GenForum brings together power generation executives who operate, plan, build, regulate and invest in power generation systems in North America. This Dec. 8 forum is one day of interaction and collaboration on the business of power generation. You’ll gain insight from case studies of successful business models, regional planning strategies, financing trends and practical lessons learned from new construction and upgraded power projects occurring in the U.S. and Canada.</p> <p class="size" style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a href="http://www.energyhubforums.com/index.html?cmpid=PEHottopic2014">www.energyhubforums.com</a></p> </div>

04 / 12

Coal Ash

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237);" class="frame"> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">While many of America’s coal-fired power plants will be retired, many more will survive to provide most of the nation’s baseload capacity. Either way, all coal-fired power plants will be forced to close their coal-ash storage ponds under new rules proposed by the EPA. At POWER-GEN International, experts will discuss the options and strategies for complying with the new rules and handling the closure of coal-ash storage ponds.<br /><i> Photo courtesy: United Conveyor</i></p> <p class="size" style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a href="http://www.power-gen.com/index.html?cmpid=PEHottopic2014">www.powergen.com </a></p> </div>

05 / 12

MATS and CO2 Compliance Strategies

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237);" class="frame"> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">A panel of experts will examine air quality issues facing the power sector with a focus on MATS and CO2 regulation. During this Dec. 9th session at POWER-GEN International, experts discuss compliance strategies, new technologies and actual case studies on how to comply with the new rules.<br /><i> Photo courtesy: NAES Corp.</i></p> <p class="size" style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a href="http://www.power-gen.com/index.html?cmpid=PEHottopic2014">www.powergen.com </a></p> </div>

06 / 12

Power Generation Week Hot Topics

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237);" class="frame"> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">POWER-GEN International 2014 is Dec. 9-11 in Orlando, Florida. This year, POWER-GEN is coming to Orlando with four co-located events: Nuclear Power International; Renewable Energy World North America; the POWER-GEN International Financial Forum; and the GenForum. We’re calling it Power Generation Week, featuring five conferences and three exhibitions under one roof. Altogether, more than 300 speakers will be featured in nearly 80 conference sessions during Power Generation Week. Here are some of the topics that will be covered during the week.</p> <p class="size" style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a href="http://www.powergenerationweek.com/index.html?cmpid=PEHottopic2014">www.powergenerationweek.com </a></p> </div>

07 / 12

Steam Turbine Rehabs

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237);" class="frame"> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Coal will remain the dominant source of power generation in the U.S. through 2035, according to the Department of Energy. To remain online for another 20 years, many of these coal-fired plants will require a steam turbine rehabilitation. Worn and tattered after decades of operation, many of the rotating components in the steam turbine must be replaced to extend the life of these coal-fired units. At POWER-GEN International 2014, experts will discuss the technologies for imporving the operation and performance of aging steam turbines and generators through repairs, upgrades, monitoring and reapplication. </p> <p class="size" style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a href="http://www.power-gen.com/index.html?cmpid=PEHottopic2014">www.powergen.com </a></p> </div>

08 / 12

Combined Heat and Power

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237);" class="frame"> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Combined heat and power (CHP), a highly efficient form of generation used to power a wide range of industries, is perhaps the most underutilized and underappreciated sources of electricity production in the U.S. But cheap natural gas, new incentives for CHP projects and a public demand for greater efficiency and reduced emissions are driving the development of CHP projects across the nation. CHP plants, also known as cogeneration plants, recycle the waste heat produced during power production for manufacturing processes and other useful purposes. By capturing and utilizing the excess heat, CHP plants can achieve energy efficiency rates of 75 percent or higher, well above efficiency rates for conventional power stations. More than 4,000 MW of new CHP capacity are in some stage of development in the U.S., according to ICF International, a research and consulting firm. Industry experts discuss this emerging market during one of several sessions at POWER-GEN International 2014. </p> <p class="size" style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a href="http://www.power-gen.com/index.html?cmpid=PEHottopic2014">www.powergen.com </a></p> </div>

09 / 12

Energy Storage

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237);" class="frame"> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Utilities and grid managers are struggling to maintain a balanced load amid the growing amount of intermittent generation. A capable system for storing large amounts of power could bring more balance to supply and demand, making the grid more resilient and efficient. The market for large scale energy storage technologies received a big boost in October 2013, when California adopted the nation’s first energy storage mandate. The measure requires the state’s investor-owned electric utilities to buy 1.3 GW of energy storage capacity by the end of 2020. Energy storage experts will examine this emerging market during a session scheduled Dec. 9 at the Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo.<br /><i> Photo courtesy: Southern California Edison <i></p> <p class="size" style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a href="http://www.renewableenergyworld-events.com/index.html?cmpid=PEHottopic2014">www.renewableenergyworld-events.com </a></p> </div>

10 / 12

Gas Turbine Technologies

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237);" class="frame"> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">The use of less coal-fired power and more intermittent generation from wind and solar means gas-fired power plants in the U.S. must be fast and flexible to accommodate the growing amount of intermittent generation. The demand for gas-fired power means gas turbine manufacturers are working hard to provide the most innovative solutions for power producers wanting to remain competitive and compliant. Major turbine manufacturers such as GE and Siemens are introducing new designs that start up quickly and cycle on and off without boosting emissions. Many of these new designs will be highlighted during technical discussions at POWER-GEN International 2014.<br><i> Photo courtesy: Siemens</i></p> <p class="size" style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a href="http://www.power-gen.com/index.html?cmpid=PEHottopic2014">www.powergen.com </a></p> </div>

11 / 12

Decommissioning

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237);" class="frame"> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">If you are planning to retire a coal-fired power plant, you’ll need more information about decommissioning, decontamination and demolition. What are the risks, benefits and long-term liabilities? At POWER-GEN International 2014, several decommissioning experts will participate in a comprehensive discussion about the cost of decommissioning, the liabilities, the remediation and the opportunities for repurposing old sites during one of five mega-sessions on Thursday Dec. 11. <br /><i>Photo courtesy: Florida Power & Light</i></p> <p class="size" style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a href="http://www.power-gen.com/index.html?cmpid=PEHottopic2014">www.powergen.com </a></p> </div>

12 / 12

Nuclear Power

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237);" class="frame"> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Global demand for power continues to grow amid concerns related to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Emission-free, baseload nuclear power can be a viable option to address these concerns and meet the world’s growing demand for power. At Nuclear Power International 2014, nuclear experts will gather and exchange information about nuclear power’s role in today’s power generation market. </p> <p class="size" style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a href="http://www.nuclearpowerinternational.com/index.html?cmpid=PEHottopic2014">www.nuclearpowerinternational.com </a></p> </div>