Speaker Call for Content


With the postponement of POWERGEN International, we remain committed to what our customers need now, as well as in the future, and how we can deliver experiences to best meet those needs. Our customers have expressed the need to continue to learn, network and source new solutions to support their ongoing operations. 

In September 2020, we launched the POWERGEN+ Series to continue to offer quality, relevant educational sessions to our audience and partners through this new year-round online community featuring bi-monthly virtual events. Like the face-to-face POWERGEN International event, POWERGEN+ brings all the industry’s players together, from renewable project developers to plant engineers to microgrid adoptees and energy storage evangelists.

Are you an industry expert, innovator or trail blazer with insights to share with the energy market? If so, complete a submission form and tell us what you’d like to speak about at an upcoming POWERGEN+ Series virtual event (from the location of your choice)!

Our audience is electrified by case studies, insights and tips from power generation companies. While our scheduling places a premium on utility and end-user participation, commercial entities that can secure a client to present with, will find their content more attractive.

Because POWERGEN+ is an ongoing virtual series, there is no deadline for speaker and content submissions, however, if your session is selected, you must submit your final presentation at least two weeks prior to the virtual event for which it was selected. 

Questions? Please contact Rod Walton at rod.walton@clarionevents.com.

POWERGEN+ Series 2021 Events

February 17-18, 2021

Theme: Optimizing Plant Performance – Includes digital transformation in power, as well as O&M

April 28-29, 2021

Theme: Workforce and Asset Management – Includes power plant workforce topics, as well as asset management tools and processes

June 23-24, 2021

Theme: The Future of Electricity – Includes hydrogen, nuclear, carbon capture and other technologies needed to reach zero carbon by 2050, as well as funding for the R&D and roll out of these technologies

August 25-26, 2021

Theme: Decentralization and the New Energy Mix – Includes energy storage, microgrids, decentralized generation, solar PV, wind energy, on-site power and grid support

October 27-28, 2021

Theme: Gas-fired Power’s Role in the Energy Transition – Includes all topics and trends related to gas-fired generation both domestic and global

December 8-9, 2021

Theme: Energy Storage Breakthroughs – Includes all forms of energy storage

Interested in Writing for Power Engineering?

In addition to soliciting speakers for our POWERGEN+ Series, Power Engineering is always looking for engaging contributed written content. So, if you’re interested in sharing stories related to the same topics covered in our POWERGEN+ Series, please consider submitting your ideas for possible publication on Power Engineering’s website and in its e-newsletter.


Topics of interest


  • Next-gen turbines of all sizes
  • Fuel flexibility
  • Design and performance
  • Combustion optimization
  • Peaker plants
  • Load following and cycling
  • Combined cycle
  • O&M challenges
  • LNG impact, opportunities and challenges



  • Utility-scale case studies
  • Integration challenges
  • All types of energy storage technologies
  • Fire and safety issues
  • Financing


  • Nuclear power’s future
  • Decommissioning nuclear plants
  • O&M challenges for 80-year nuclear licenses
  • Small modular reactor technologies
  • Hydrogen powered turbines
  • Electrolysis
  • Fuel cell technologies
  • Financing


  • The next level in power generation economics
  • Regulatory events impacting power generation
  • Revenue opportunities
  • Power generation interconnection
  • Compliance challenges


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


  • New microgrid case studies
  • Design and development
  • The advent of microgrid clusters
  • Integration challenges
  • Market drivers
  • Storm resiliency
  • MUSH microgrids (military, university campuses, schools, public safety, and hospitals)
  • Remote monitoring


  • Workforce issues
  • Safety
  • Equipment upgrades and their impacts
  • Automation systems
  • Best practices for gas-fired, nuclear and coal-fired plants
  • Combined cycle HRSGs
  • Boilers
  • Cooling towers
  • Control room
  • Compliance challenges
  • Remote monitoring
  • O&M
  • Life cycle management


    • Cycling
    • Carbon capture and other clean coal innovations
    • Improving modern coal fleet economics
    • Flue gas treatment
    • Coal ash and other environmental challenges
    • Decommissioning
    • International market developments


    • CHP
    • 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


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


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


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

    Questions? Please contact Rod Walton at rod.walton@clarionevents.com.

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