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The POWERGEN+ Series brings together the energy community through live content, networking and engaging virtual experiences for those looking for perspective and discussion on current and future issues affecting the transmission and distribution markets.

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February 2021 Series: Workforce and Asset Management
December 2020 Series: O&M, Cybersecurity and the Digital Plant
November 2020 Series: Destination 2050: Achieving Zero Carbon and Reliability
October 2020 Series: Renewables and Energy Storage
September 2020 Series: Pushing the Power Generation Envelope

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February 2021 Series: Workforce and Asset Management

Asset Management for Plant Life Extension

ASSET MANAGEMENT FOR PLANT LIFE EXTENSION

Key Takeaways:

  • How to deal with utility-scale plant life refurbishment, conversion and expansion

Planning & Execution Strategies for Plant Outages during COVID-19

PLANNING & EXECUTION STRATEGIES FOR PLANT OUTAGES DURING COVID-19

Key Takeaways:

  • How to get work done while observing all the safe practices implemented for COVID-19

Planning and Conquering Power Plant Outages

PLANNING AND CONQUERING POWER PLANT OUTAGES

Key Takeaways:

  • How to pre-plan, disconnect and reconnect quickly from an outage
  • How craftsmen and utilities work together to achieve success during outages

Future Power Plant Workforce Needs and Challenges

FUTURE POWER PLANT WORKFORCE NEEDS AND CHALLENGES

Key Takeaways:

  • How to get work done while observing all the safe practices implemented for COVID-19
  • How to ensure the next-gen plant worker is ready, willing and able

Keynote: The Utility Workforce of the Future

KEYNOTE: THE UTILITY WORKFORCE OF THE FUTURE

Key Takeaways:

  • What intensive changes are needed to train the workforce for digital transformation and other new technologies
  • ComEd’s workforce development programs and its STEM education initiatives that drive diversity in that pipeline.

December 2020 Series: O&M, Cybersecurity and the Digital Plant

Securing the Supply Chain

Securing the Supply Chain

Key Takeaways:

  • What does the Trump executive order really mean for the power plant supply chain?
  • How are the NERC Critical Infrastructure Protocols going to serve as enforcement tools in the future of electricity generation security?

The Future of Digitalization in Power

The Future of Digitalization in Power

Key Takeaways:

  • Why Power plants must incorporate the next era of digitalized tools including artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive maintenance
  • What the future holds for power plants
  • How to make power plants more efficient and secure

The Airgap is Not Enough – Cybersecurity Perimeters in OT Networks

The Airgap is Not Enough – Cybersecurity Perimeters in OT Networks

Key Takeaways:

  • Airgaps – what are they and where they fail
  • Cybersecurity without an airgap
  • Regulatory misconceptions of OT Control System connections to the Internet
  • Advantages of an internet connected control system.

Making Sense of Data in the Conventional Power Plant

Making Sense of Data in the Conventional Power Plant

Key Takeaways:

  • How gathering the right data can help your power plant increase reliability
  • How to help your workforce navigate the change management process as new technologies are adopted

Protecting Your Generation Assets with a Zero Trust Identity Management System

Protecting Your Generation Assets with a Zero Trust Identity Management System

Key Takeaways:

  • How the utility sector can benefit from high assurance Identity and Access Management technology
  • How today’s utilities can benefit from the best practices in cyber-physical security

Power Generation Cyber Maintenance Considerations

Power Generation Cyber Maintenance Considerations

Key Takeaways:

  • What are the high priority activities that can, should, and must be conducted on PowerGen systems from a cyber security perspective
  • How do those actions respond to the biggest threats out there and what are they?
  • How do operators balance the tradeoff of risk vs. reward, cost vs. benefit?

The Cost of Failure – Why Mission-Critical Should Be Your Mission

The Cost of Failure - Why Mission-Critical Should Be Your Mission

Key Takeaways:

  • How utilities can embrace the latest software and strategies to ensure their control system runs 24/7
  • The major issues that can lead to a catastrophic, control system failure and ways to mitigate against it

Mitsubishi Power’s Total Solutions for Decarbonization

Mitsubishi Power's Total Solutions for Decarbonization

Key Takeaways:

  • The role and future of low-BTU fuel use, including hydrogen, as well as carbon capture and sequestration for the decarbonization of gas turbines
  • How these machines will play a critical role in the future of electricity generation
  • How gas and renewable energy combined can deliver decarbonization at pace and scale

The Role of CHP in Mission Critical Facilities

The Role of CHP in Mission Critical Facilities

Key Takeaways:

  • How Medical centers, universities and manufacturing facilities utilize CHP systems to ensure their supply, cut costs and maintain reliability

  • How CHP best implemented to meet multiple needs

Cordova Alaska Case Study: A Hybrid Microgrid for One of the World’s Toughest Terrains

Cordova Alaska Case Study: A Hybrid Microgrid for One of the World's Toughest Terrains

Key Takeaways:

  • How the Cordova Electric Cooperative (CEC) established a hybrid microgrid in partnership with Hitachi ABB Power Grids

  • Learn how Cordova has reduced its reliance on diesel by 25%, and is saving 40,000 – 50,000 gallons of diesel annually

Decarbonizing Gas Turbines for A Cleaner Power Generation Future

Decarbonizing Gas Turbines for A Cleaner Power Generation Future

Key Takeaways:

  • The role and future of low-BTU fuel use

  • How machines will play a critical role in the future of electricity generation

  • How gas and renewable energy combined can deliver decarbonization at pace and scale

The Future of Small Modular Reactors

The Future of Small Modular Reactors

Key Takeaways:

  • The journey of how advanced nuclear energy technology got to this point 
  • The best paths forward to keep nuclear relevant in the power generation mix

Part One: Achieving Net Zero Carbon while Maintaining a Reliable Power Supply

Part One: Achieving Net Zero Carbon while Maintaining a Reliable Power Supply

Key Takeaways:

  • What does the future hold for hydrogen?
  • Plans to achieve zero carbon while maintaining a reliable power supply must include more than just renewables and storage

Part Two: Achieving Net Zero Carbon while Maintaining a Reliable Power Supply

Part Two: Achieving Net Zero Carbon while Maintaining a Reliable Power Supply

Key Takeaways:

  • Discus utility’s exploration into hydrogen
  • How hydrogen might play into future generation plan
  • Hydrogen’s possible relationship with nuclear power

Keynote: INL’s Role in the Nation’s Low Carbon Energy Future

Keynote: INL’s Role in the Nation’s Low Carbon Energy Future

Key Takeaways:

  • INL’s Role in the Nation’s Low Carbon Energy Future

October 2020 Series: Renewables and Energy Storage

Next-gen Tools: Building an Energy Storage Ecosystem

Next-gen Tools: Building an Energy Storage Ecosystem

Key Takeaways:

  • How energy storage is the key to increasing the amount of renewable resources on the grid.
  • How utility-scale storage can benefit generation far beyond wind and solar
  • How companies are building the tools for a smarter energy future

Green Hydrogen at Grid Scale: How Do We Get There

Green Hydrogen at Grid Scale: How Do We Get There

Key Takeaways:

  • The commercial readiness of grid scale electrolyser
  • The potential use cases for hydrogen in the power-to-gas market sector

Keynote: Nel Hydrogen

Keynote: Nel Hydrogen

Key Takeaways:

  • Hear from the Senior VP of Nel Hydrogen discuss renewables. 

The Inside Scoop On Getting Projects Done in New York’s Community Solar Market

The Inside Scoop On Getting Projects Done in New York's Community Solar Market

Key Takeaways:

  • How to get a community solar project done in New York
  • How to meet the challenges of working in the state head on but also dealing with the COVID-19 crisis and its specific trials as well
  • Insights on all aspects of the project from those who know it best

Energy Transitions: States Perspectives

Energy Transitions: States Perspectives

Key Takeaways:

  • How policymakers and industry officials can work together to achieve common goals
  • How to work with official to get to a cleaner energy mix and reliable delivery of electricity

Keynote: Global Perspectives in Clean Advanced Energy Growth

Keynote: Global Perspectives in Clean Advanced Energy Growth

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about global perspectives in clean advanced energy growth

September 2020 Series: Pushing the Power Generation Envelope

Protect Your Power Source: Ensuring the Reliability of Diesel Fuel in Emergency Power Systems

Protect Your Power Source: Ensuring the Reliability of Diesel Fuel in Emergency Power Systems

Key Takeaways:

  • Current diesel fuel specifications
  • Why on-going maintenance is required in long-term storage applications
  • Review the elements required in implementing a properly run program to ensure the reliability and operability of the diesel fuel within emergency power systems.

Cogeneration Benefits & Critical Design Elements

Cogeneration Benefits & Critical Design Elements

Key Takeaways:

  • How Cogeneration, or Combined Heat & Power (CHP) systems increase overall fuel efficiency by using a single fuel source to generate both heat and electricity

  • How CHP not only lowers annual operating costs, it reduces emissions, making facilities more sustainable

  • Marty Hopkins from Peterson Power Systems and Jack McKenna from Carter Cat discuss their 65 years of combined experience with CHP

Surviving the Storm- Resiliency, Backup and Balancing: Keeping the Lights on in the Most Demanding Times

Surviving the Storm- Resiliency, Backup and Balancing: Keeping the Lights on in the Most Demanding Times

Key Takeaways:

  • How mission-critical facilities handle prolonged outages

  • Explore how two utilities are using gas fired reciprocating engine technology in their plans

The Georgia Power Microgrid for Atlanta Technology Square

The Georgia Power Microgrid for Atlanta Technology Square

Key Takeaways:

  • Georgia Power and Georgia Tech University experts will highlight the new microgrid connected to the utility’s high-density distribution and overhead feed networks

  • Learn about multiple challenges and successes in interconnection and interaction with customer electrical loads

Keynote: Onsite Standby Power: Out of Site and Out of Mind, but Always Ready

 

Keynote: Onsite Standby Power: Out of Site and Out of Mind, but Always Ready

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Hear from the EGSA President on onsite standby power

 

Power Generation’s Workforce; Planning & Adapting to Critical Challenges Now and Tomorrow

Power Generation’s Workforce; Planning & Adapting to Critical Challenges Now and Tomorrow

Key Takeaways:

  • How Exelon, APM, and UBC Millwrights created a highly efficient, mobile workforce for a multi-year and multi-state plan

  • How they adapted quickly to implement stringent proactive measures to keep personnel and workers safe and virus-free.

  • Valuable for utilities, contractors, or OEMs, you’ll want to join this valuable webcast.

EPA-ACE Compliance Planning: A Utility Perspective and Study Experience

EPA-ACE Compliance Planning: A Utility Perspective and Study Experience

Key Takeaways:

  • Common questions around The EPA Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule and Best Systems of Emissions Reduction (BSER) compliance

  •  A summary of heat rate improvement findings across more than 80 EPA-ACE projects that Black & Veatch has undertaken since 2018.

Creating the Hydrogen Future Today

Creating the Hydrogen Future Today

Key Takeaways:

  • Retired coal? What comes next?

  • Insight into the tech to convert a coal-fired plant into a hydrogen-fueled combined-cycle facility

  • How to deliver environmentally responsible energy to customers

The GRDA Story: Meeting the Challenges of Transitioning from Coal to Combined Cycle Gas-Fired Generation

The GRDA Story: Meeting the Challenges of Transitioning from Coal to Combined Cycle Gas-Fired Generation

Key Takeaways:

  • Key drivers in making the jump from coal-fired to gas generation
  • How Grand River Dam Authority made the energy transition and how it is working out

Adapting Existing Generation for the “New Normal” with Digital Applications

Adapting Existing Generation for the “New Normal” with Digital Applications

Key Takeaways:

  • How digital applications enable traditional generation

  • How digital applications help ensure market flexibility

Keynote: Strengthening Fossil Energy Power Generation for the 21st Century

Keynote: Strengthening Fossil Energy Power Generation for the 21st Century

Key Takeaways:

  • Hear from the US Department of Energy on strengthening fossil energy power generation

Keynote: Storage Solutions for a Change in Power

Keynote: Storage Solutions for a Change in Power

Key Takeaways:

  • Where we are in the zero-carbon grid transition

  • Where we are with providing affordable, reliable energy

  • How we can move forward with one solution in particular: storing power

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