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Power Generation Week 2015 Featured Speakers

01 / 20

Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, Environmental Council of the States

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Alexandra Dunn is executive director and general counsel of the Environmental Council of the States, a non-profit, non-partisan association of state environmental commissioners. Ms. Dunn has 20 years’ experience in environmental law and policy, and currently works on legislation, policy, and regulatory issues affecting the air and water. She is one of two speakers participating in the plenary session at 9 a.m. Dec. 10 at POWER-GEN International 2015.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.power-gen.com/register.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">POWER-GEN International 2015</a> </p> </div>

02 / 20

Ms. Audrey Fogarty, Younicos Inc.

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Audrey Fogarty is Vice President of Product Management at Younicos, a leading storage systems integrator and solutions provider. Ms. Fogarty has been active in the storage industry since 2011, working with stakeholders in markets throughout the U.S., as well as emerging storage markets in Europe. Prior to Younicos, Ms. Fogarty was Vice President of Commercial Operations at Xtreme Power, where she led the company’s commercial efforts to install and operate the $44 million Notrees Storage project, at the Duke Energy Notrees site in West Texas. Prior to entering the storage industry, Ms. Fogarty spent ten years working in renewable energy markets in Europe and the U.S., serving as Vice President of Energy Dispatch at E.ON Climate & Renewables North America, LLC, and Trading Development Manager at the Irish renewable energy utility, Airtricity. Ms. Fogarty will be speaking in the Hybrid Solutions track in a session titled, “Do We Need a Hybrid Grid to Allow for High Renewable Penetration?”</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.renewableenergyworld-events.com/register.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">Renewable Energy World North America 2015</a> </p> </div>

03 / 20

Brian Toth, Southern Company

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Brian Toth is the manager of Environmental Assessment at Southern Co., one of the largest investor-owned utilities in the U.S. Mr. Toth is one of four speakers participating in a mega-session entitled “Clean Power Plan: Did We Get What We Expected?” Dec. 10 at POWER-GEN International 2015.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.power-gen.com/register.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">POWER-GEN International 2015</a> </p> </div>

04 / 20

Carl Monroe, Southwest Power Pool

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Carl Monroe is executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Southwest Power Pool, which oversees the bulk electric grid and wholesale power market in the central U.S. on behalf of a diverse group of utilities and transmission companies in 14 states. Mr. Monroe is participating in a panel discussion, “Real Time Generation Dispatch Dynamics,” at COAL-GEN 2015.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.coal-gen.com/register.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">COAL-GEN 2015</a> </p> </div>

05 / 20

Power Generation Week 2015 Featured Speakers

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.power-gen.com/index.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">POWER-GEN International 2015</a> is Dec. 8-10 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year, POWER-GEN is coming to Las Vegas with four co-located events: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nuclearpowerinternational.com/index.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">Nuclear Power International</a>; <a target="_blank" href="http://www.renewableenergyworld-events.com/index.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">Renewable Energy World North America</a>; <a target="_blank" href="http://www.coal-gen.com/index.html#showcase_4?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">COAL-GEN</a>; and the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.energyhubforums.com/genforumpgi.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">GenForum</a>. We’re calling it Power Generation Week, featuring five conferences and four exhibitions under one roof. Altogether, more than 300 speakers will be featured in nearly 70 conference sessions during Power Generation Week. Here are some of the experts who will be speaking at these conferences.</p> </div>

06 / 20

James McClanahan, West Monroe Partners

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">James McClanahan is a Sr. Principal in West Monroe Partner's Energy & Utility Practice. James has over 25 years of experience planning, designing, and delivering utility solutions related to telecommunications, SCADA, Distribution Automation, demand response, and other areas. He has extensive experience in the electric utility industry and the telecom industry including the strategic overlap between them. Prior to joining West Monroe Partners James held various leadership positions with S&C Electric, Motorola, Nortel, and Riverstone Networks (now part of Alcatel). Mr McClanahan is speaking in a session titled, “Distributed Generation Market Trends and Case Studies</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.renewableenergyworld-events.com/register.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">Renewable Energy World North America 2015</a> </p> </div>

07 / 20

Jeff Holmstead, Bracewell & Giuliani

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Jeff Holmstead is a partner at Bracewell & Giuliani and former assistant administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Air and Radiation. He is one of the nation’s leading climate change lawyers. Mr. Holmstead is one of two speakers participating in the plenary session at 9 a.m. Dec. 10 at POWER-GEN International 2015.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.power-gen.com/register.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">POWER-GEN International 2015</a> </p> </div>

08 / 20

Joe Mastrangelo, GE Power & Water

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Joe Mastrangelo is president and CEO of Power Generation Products for GE Power & Water. Mr. Mastrangelo oversees the company’s heavy-duty gas turbine, steam turbine, generator and controls businesses. Mr. Mastrangelo is one of five speakers participating in the keynote session at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 8 at POWER-GEN International 2015.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.power-gen.com/register.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">POWER-GEN International 2015</a> </p> </div>

09 / 20

Karen Bertram, Integrated Energy LLC

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Karen Bertram is the founder of Integrated Energy, a firm that specializes in Waste-to-Energy Projects and WTE Project Development Services. In addition she is the managing partner of GRIDRx, which works to help renewable energy sources integrate with the grid and gives operational visibility to the electrical grid as a whole. Ms. Bertram is speaking in the Distributed Energy Resources Track in a session titled, “Pathway to Zero Net Energy: Waste-to-Energy Technologies, Applications and Strategies”</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.renewableenergyworld-events.com/register.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">Renewable Energy World North America 2015</a> </p> </div>

10 / 20

Megan Birney, Wiser Capital

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Megan Birney is responsible for major policies and initiatives, as well as outreach and key partnerships at Wiser Capital. Ms. Birney leads the account services team, new client engagement and platform quality assurance. Over the past eight years she has helped home and business owners make the switch to solar energy in a variety of roles. Ms. Birney is speaking in the Distributed Energy Resoures Track in a session titled, “Cracking the Code: How to Fund Distributed Solar at Commercial Scale”</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.renewableenergyworld-events.com/register.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">Renewable Energy World North America 2015</a> </p> </div>

11 / 20

Paula Mints, SPV Market Research

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Paula Mints is the Founder and Chief Market Research Analyst of the global solar market research firm SPV Market Research. Ms. Mints began her solar market research career in 1997 with Strategies Unlimited. In 2005 she left Strategies Unlimited for Navigant where she continued her practice as a Director in Navigant's Energy Practice until October 2012, when she founded SPV Market Research. Her areas of expertise include: Global markets and applications for solar products, cell and module cost and price analysis, system and system component (including inverters, trackers and other balance of system components) analysis, and trend analysis. Ms. Mints will be speaking in the Renewables in the Developing World track in a session titled, “Opportunities and Challenges for Powering Africa.”</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.renewableenergyworld-events.com/register.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">Renewable Energy World North America 2015</a> </p> </div>

12 / 20

Robert C. Flexon, Dynegy Inc.

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Robert Flexon is president and chief executive officer of Dynegy, one of the largest independent power producers in the U.S. Dynegy provides power to utilities, cooperatives, municipalities and others in six states. Mr. Flexon was named president and CEO in 2011. Before joining Dynegy, he served as chief financial officer of UGI Corp. In 2009, he was president and CEO of Foster Wheeler’s U.S subsidiary and then CEO of Foster Wheeler, a global engineering and construction contractor. Mr. Flexon is one of five speakers participating in the keynote session at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 8 at POWER-GEN International 2015.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.power-gen.com/register.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">POWER-GEN International 2015</a> </p> </div>

13 / 20

Ms. Sequoya Cross, Backwoods Solar Electric Systems

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Sequoya Cross started her solar career as Vice President of Operations for AEE Solar in 2006, one of the country’s foremost solar distributors. She quickly established her enthusiasm for the field and worked at growing the company by adding larger distribution facility in Sacramento, CA. Along with that growth she helped establish a Canadian branch that worked in industrial off-grid applications. In 2010 she became co-owner, and is now CEO, of Backwoods Solar, one of the oldest and most respected off-grid solar, wind, and micro-hydro suppliers in the country. She and her company specialize in customized solutions for remote areas all over the world; working with installers, NGOs, and end users designing and supplying the best materials for each project. She has, through Backwoods Solar helped people in rural North America as well as around the globe in Africa, Australia, Cambodia, the Virgin Islands, Haiti, South America, Mexico and India realize energy independence using off-grid solar, wind and micro-hydro systems. Ms Cross will be speaking in the Renewables in the Developing World track in a session titled, “Opportunities and Challenges for Powering Africa”</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.renewableenergyworld-events.com/register.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">Renewable Energy World North America 2015</a> </p> </div>

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Steve Berberich, California ISO

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Steve Berberich is president and chief executive officer of the California Independent System Operator, a nonprofit organization that manages the distribution and transmission of power supplies for 30 million people in California. Mr. Berberich has led the organization through a series of major changes affecting the power sector. He has been an important influence in a major transformation of a grid that is relying less on power fueled by fossil fuels. He is one of five speakers participating in the keynote session at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 8 at POWER-GEN International 2015.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.power-gen.com/register.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">POWER-GEN International 2015</a> </p> </div>

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Steven L. Edwards, Black & Veatch

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Steven Edwards is the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Black & Veatch, a global engineering, consulting, and construction company specializing in the development of infrastructure for the power sector. Mr. Edwards is one of five speakers participating in the keynote session at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 8 at POWER-GEN International 2015. Mr. Edwards joined the company’s board of directors in 2012. He was named chief operating officer in March 2013 in a transition role before becoming chairman, president and CEO in November 2013.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.power-gen.com/register.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">POWER-GEN International 2015</a> </p> </div>

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Stuart R. Hemphill, Southern California Edison

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Stuart Hemphill is senior vice president of Power Supply and Operational Services at Southern California Edison, a large investor-owned electric utility serving more than 14 million people in central, coastal and southern California. Mr. Hemphill oversees the utility’s hydropower, solar, and natural gas generation assets. In addition, he is responsible for the planning, management and dispatch of SCE’s power portfolio. Mr. Hemphill is one of five speakers participating in the keynote session at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 8 at POWER-GEN International 2015. </p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.power-gen.com/register.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">POWER-GEN International 2015</a> </p> </div>

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Mr. Terry Mohn, General MicroGrids, Inc

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Energy industry expert in smart grid, microgrid and large-scale system strategy and design, Terry Mohn was previously VP of Innovation of BAE Systems energy business and Chief Technology Strategist for the Sempra Energy utilities. He served two terms as Vice Chairman of the GridWise Alliance. The Dept of Commerce appointed Mr. Mohn for a three-year term to its newly formed Smart Grid Federal Advisory Committee. In addition, he is a current advisor to the DOE and California Energy Commission for research and emerging technologies. He is also the United Nations Foundation MicroGrid Work Group Co-chairman. Mr. Mohn will be speaking in the Distributed Energy Resources track in a session titled, “Comparative Microgrid Assessment Between Emerging and Developed Markets”</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.renewableenergyworld-events.com/register.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">Renewable Energy World North America 2015</a> </p> </div>

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Thomas Sarkus, National Energy Technology Laboratory

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Tom Sarkus has managed a wide variety of clean coal technology projects at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory since 1986. Technology demonstration projects administered under his purview have garnered international attention and numerous awards. Mr. Sarkus holds degrees in chemistry, geology, earth sciences and law; and is licensed as an attorney in Pennsylvania. Mr. Sarkus will be speaking in a session entitled “Emerging Clean Coal Technologies” at COAL-GEN 2015.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.coal-gen.com/register.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">COAL-GEN 2015</a> </p> </div>

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Mr. Timothy Baye, ReCon Associates

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Tim Baye is a Professor of Energy Business Development & Finance as well as a State Energy Specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension. His research and educational programs serve renewable energy executives, professionals and policy leaders. He has over 30 years experience in industrial renewable energy projects, primarily biomass and biogas, in both executive and advisory capacities. Mr. Baye holds a senior position with ReCon Associates, an energy consultancy and project development advisory firm. He will be speaking in the Renewables in the Developing World track in the session titled, “The Right Renewable Resource for the Right Location”</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.renewableenergyworld-events.com/register.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">Renewable Energy World North America 2015</a> </p> </div>

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Mr. Tom Stepien, Primus Power

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Tom Stepien is CEO of Primus Power, a leader in grid-scale electrical energy storage. He helped launch Primus Power in 2009 and has raised over $60 million from venture capital sources, strategic investors and government grants. He has over 30 years of engineering, operations and general management experience at small and large companies. Prior to joining Primus, Tom was a Vice President and General Manager at Applied Materials, a Fortune 500 provider of semiconductor, solar and flat panel display equipment and services. He had P&L responsibility for a $500M business unit with complex set of systems, global customers, manufacturing and support. Mr. Stepien is speaking in a session titled, “Large-Scale Energy Storage to Enhance Renewable Energy”</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.renewableenergyworld-events.com/register.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">Renewable Energy World North America 2015</a> </p> </div>