20-25 May 2022
POWERGEN 2022

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Knowledge Hub
Enabling Resilience and Sustainability: Hydrogen Delivers Uninterrupted, Zero-Emission Backup & Off-grid Power to Mission-Critical Applications
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query_builder 1:00pm - 1:30pm
place 5925, Exhibit Floor
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Enabling Resilience and Sustainability: Hydrogen Delivers Uninterrupted, Zero-Emission Backup & Off-grid Power to Mission-Critical Applications
When increasingly frequent climate-related severe weather incidents and the influx of intermittent renewables add uncertainty and instability to power networks, reliable backup power is mandatory. Reliable and carbon-neutral. Enabling both resilient AND sustainable long-duration energy generation and storage, hydrogen-fueled backup and off-grid power solutions deliver this key capability. Reliable, sustainable backup power is increasingly important, not only for emergency response and disaster recovery for mission-critical applications like utility substations, but also to drive innovative use cases such as EV charging stations and hybrid microgrids. In this session we host the system integrator that deployed our resilient AND sustainable backup systems at over 70 substations at the Mexican state-owned utility CFE.
 
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Knowledge Hub
Combined Heat and Power and Industrial Resiliency: Development of a Sustainable and Resilient Midwestern CHP Project
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query_builder 1:30pm - 2:00pm
place 5925, Exhibit Floor
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Combined Heat and Power and Industrial Resiliency: Development of a Sustainable and Resilient Midwestern CHP Project
This Case study examines unique project approach taken by a group of stakeholders who worked as a tightly integrated team to achieve CHP integration into existing industrial facility. Process considerations required will be highlighted and discussed in detail. Tate & Lyle, Global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions, undertook a large-scale sustainability upgrade for its Lafayette South corn wet milling plant in Indiana. Transitioning from existing coal-fired boiler to new natural gas turbine co-generation system, to generate electricity and steam to power and heat the facility, will lead to drastic improvement in operational and energy efficiency at the plant and deliver more than a 30 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and around 5 percent reduction of water usage. Project drivers and challenges will be discussed, along with best practices and successes integrating the project into the regional energy landscape. The infrastructure improvement aspects will be covered in addition to practical considerations as the paper outlines steps that were taken to Engineer, Procure, Construct and Commission a fast-tracked project. Our case study outlines project delivery innovation which helped drive successful completion. The team leveraged innovative design, procurement, and construction package sequencing to maximize schedule efficiency and reduce project risk. Time spent at the planning and budgeting stage helped ensure a clear path to completion with minimum impact to ongoing plant operations. The new system consists of two 25 MW gas turbines, coupled with heat recovery steam generators integrated into the existing plant infrastructure. The Owner, Tate & Lyle, initiated development and budgeting process for the project in 2018, Middough Inc. provided the engineering design and worked with major equipment suppliers to integrate their packages into the overall plant design. Detailed design started in mid-2019, continuing through project completion. Tate & Lyle self-executed construction and commissioning with engineering support from Middough. Design packages were utilized to optimize installation schedule and help construction contractors drive efficient work fronts. This project highlights growth in commercial and industrial power generation and necessity of excellent BOP design and engineering support partnered with an owner commitment to achieving high quality and performance in construction.
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Knowledge Hub
Piecing Together the New Energy Mosaic
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query_builder 2:00pm - 2:30pm
place 5925, Exhibit Floor
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Piecing Together the New Energy Mosaic
Sponsored by Black & Veatch: The power generation mix of the future will certainly emit far less carbon than in decades prior. And it will contain a large portion of renewable energy technologies. But it will not be a mix of just three or four ingredients to achieve net-zero goals by Destination 2050—it will contain multitudes. The race to decarbonization will take not only wind, solar, and energy storage, but baseload and thermal power along for the ride. The gas-fired transition to hydrogen plays a tremendous role, while conventional combined cycle gas turbines will remain an integral part of the future generation portfolio. To that end, carbon capture projects are being implemented and future ones are explored in the all-hands-on-deck struggle to clean our air and yet provide stable electricity for our people. This session will include Black & Veatch’s extensive work in all of these areas, with other experts in the field sharing experiences and visions on the operational side of the baseload path to low and no carbon. 
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Knowledge Hub
How Will the Power Grid Survive High Penetration of Solar and Wind Resources?
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query_builder 2:30pm - 3:00pm
place 5925, Exhibit Floor
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How Will the Power Grid Survive High Penetration of Solar and Wind Resources?
The conventional generators are being displaced as solar and wind become a significant proportion of the generation mix on the grid. This rapid change to non-synchronous resources, makes it more critical that these asynchronous generation are able to provide services required to maintain power grid stability and reliability. This growing demand is being met through smarter use of the inverter technology and plant controls deployed in such resources. A pioneering effort by First Solar, NREL and CAISO demonstrated that utility-scale solar plants can provide essential reliability services that enhance the reliability of the power grid as well increase the value of these Inverter-Based Resources (IBRs). These services have now been put in commercial practice. In another seminal study with a utility, it was shown that solar, when used flexibly, result in significant benefits. It can potentially provide over $130M in annual benefits to the CAISO grid. New standards like IEEE P2800 are being developed to change how IBRs connect to the transmission system. The further evolution of inverters technology – “grid-forming” inverters – has the potential to address some of the longer-term power system challenges such as reduced inertia and low short-circuit current and help transform the current grid into a future “digital” grid. A new paradigm for developers and utilities connecting and planning for these resources to meet the grid integration challenges is being set.
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Leadership Summit
Decarbonization – Getting to 2035: Technology Interdependencies and Options - the View from “The Trenches” Across the Globe
Decarbonization – Getting to 2035: Technology Interdependencies and Options - the View from “The Trenches” Across the Globe
Heads of companies and thought leaders discuss specific challenges they have to meet their decarbonization goals or those set by government agencies, and how R&D can help individual companies and industries. The panel would focus on specific challenges and opportunities industries are facing, on electrification and its limits, and on specific measures/technologies needed.
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Initiate
Marvel Fusion Pitch
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query_builder 2:35pm - 2:50pm
place 3755, Exhibit Floor
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Marvel Fusion Pitch
Initiate is the hub at DISTRIBUTECH to hear about new technology, innovation, and up and coming talent in the energy sector. There will be 25 amazing startup companies pitching for a chance to win an award from Duke Energy and Clarion Energy Events. Stop by booth #3755 on the POWERGEN side to hear pitches and content centered around energy innovation.
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Knowledge Hub
Current and Future Technologies to Increase Stability and Resiliency of the Modern Power Grid
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query_builder 3:00pm - 3:30pm
place 5925, Exhibit Floor
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Current and Future Technologies to Increase Stability and Resiliency of the Modern Power Grid
Power grid complexity has increased with the integration of renewable-based resources.  Rotating Synchronous Machines and Power Electronics solutions guarantee the long-term stability and resilience of these power grids by providing critical stability parameters such as system inertia, short circuit power, and reactive power. In addition shutdown of conventional power generation sources increases the need for these grid stabilization solutions at strategic interconnection points. These solutions have been successfully implemented in regions pioneering the use of renewable energy including Western North America, Europe, and Australia.

For this presentation, we will focus mainly on the provision of system inertia and short circuit power. We will present and discuss in detail current and potential future solutions that can provide these required grid ancillary services. Grid stabilization solutions are presented for unmanned stations with outputs in the range of 500MVar reactive power, 2000MVA short circuit power, and up to 4000MW·s rotating inertia contribution, without the use of hydrogen cooling. Such solutions can be realized as New-Build or by conversion of existing power plants. 

Potential future technology mixes that combine generation, stabilization, and storage solutions are also presented.  Hybrid power trains have the flexibility to provide grid ancillary services as well as active power for load balancing.
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Networking
Cantina Reception
Cantina Reception
Take 5 for a drink and a quick chat at our cantina receptions located throughout the exhibit hall.

Networking Bar Locations:
Company Booth Name
Black & Veatch 4811
PTMW 3745
Power Plant Services 6146
Qualus Power Services 3827
Maddox 4245
Blue Wolf Performance Solutions 4516
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Leadership Summit
Meeting the Infrastructure Needs of the Net-Zero Future
Meeting the Infrastructure Needs of the Net-Zero Future
The always complicated process forced upon developers and builders of new projects for the energy sector gets more challenging and problematic every year. Financial constraints, technology, and connectivity needs, regulatory hurdles, political pressures, and, last but not least, environmental goals and challenges are not always in alignment, so utilities and their partners have hard rows to hoe in bringing those together. A significant part of our build strategy is now planning for weather-related challenges with hurricanes, wildfires, and other natural disasters.  How do we prepare ourselves to keep the grid and infrastructure online or restore as quickly as possible when disaster strikes?  This session will look at how both utilities, developers, and partners navigate the building and install the intelligent equipment needed for Destination 2050. 
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Knowledge Hub
Combining Fossil Fuels and Renewables: The Perfect Match for Our Changing Climate
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query_builder 3:30pm - 4:00pm
place 5925, Exhibit Floor
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Combining Fossil Fuels and Renewables: The Perfect Match for Our Changing Climate
For over 100 years the engine-generator has reliably produced electricity for virtually any application everywhere around the world. Renewables, a somewhat newcomer to the scene, a new generation of batteries, and the threat of climate change promises to disrupt the engine generator world. There is an opportunity for everyone to win. That is combining the technologies into systems that cheaply, and reliably, produce electricity while polluting less. This presentation will look at the design of hybrid power systems based on economics and provide solutions as to how everyone wins.
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