This session considers technology advancements involving coal plant optimization and improvements as well as coal yard conveyor upgrades. Also considered will be adaption strategies to increase renewables and reviewing advancements to conveyor dust and spillage technology.
With the development of shale gas resources it is important to design flexible combustion systems capable of burning gas with different compositions. This session covers a range of topics, including: Fuel flexibility, emissions, coms dynamics, ethane rich natural gas, and propane combustion.
This session will focus on wind, biomass, renewables and microgrid systems that are becoming important component for base loads as well as in local energy production for near zero emissions and enhanced sustainability. Various challenges, issues and potential of each of these technologies will be presented.
From concept through operation, two technologies will be presented as successful case studies with proven operation.
As renewable energy resources expand throughout the North American power grid, stabilization technologies are gaining traction as generators cope with intermittent resource availability. During this session the following topics will be discussed: standardizing energy storage, monetizing clean power, storage technologies, system grid integration.
In a challenging and dynamic environment, gas turbine original equipment manufacturers are responding with technologies that run hotter and harder than ever before. This session will bring together key industry experts to discuss innovative technologies and dynamic operating requriements for power plants, including turbine designs and validation approaches.
Integrating renewable energy, peak load monitoring, and control technology is becoming more important with the implementation of environmental regulations. This session includes discussions on peak shaving, energy storage and renewable energy integration.
Equipment reliability is key to realizing operationally efficient power plants. Advancements in condition monitoring can provide the catalyst to optimize equipment replacement and repair costs. Topics include dynamic limits for condition monitoring continuous condition monitoring for high voltage transformers, I&C room obsolescence issues and solutions, and technology innovation enables asset protection and optimize performance.
Technology trends for asset protection, measurement sensors, conditions monitoring, and maintenance assessment will be reviewed. Drone technology will be demonstrated. Among the topics to be discussed are drone technology, remote visual inspection, condition assessment.
* - This speaker has been invited to speak at ELECTRIC POWER 2017, but is not yet confirmed.