For two decades, ELECTRIC POWER has been the gathering place for power generators to get up-to-date training, further their education and gain understanding of regulatory and policy changes which continually impact the production and deployment of power in an ever-changing industry. As the official publication of ELECTRIC POWER, you will see the pages of POWER magazine come alive during high-level conference sessions addressing urgent topics in power generation. The exhibition takes the education further by providing a platform to learn about new technology and get hands on demonstrations of products and equipment, and our interactive networking events will take your connections to the next level. Join us March 19-22, 2018 at the Opryland Convention Center in Nashville as we celebrate 20 years of delivering exceptional education and services to the power industry!
Gas Is Dominant. You Got a Problem with That?
Should we worry about the unintended consequences of the rise of gas?
It’s clear that the abundance of natural gas due to hydraulic fracturing has resulted in abundant supplies and low prices. The fuel is less carbon intense than other fossil fuels, and generating technology meets many market demands for flexible power that can handle intermittent renewable resources. But other forms of baseload generation are feeling the pinch with zero-emission nuclear power plants at risk of closure along with coal plants. As a result, every part of the power generation value chain and fuel type—coal, nuclear and even renewables—are impacted: from O&M to plant upgrades, environmental compliance strategies to efficiency improvements, workforce development and new talent deployment. As the power generation sector’s gathering place for 20 years, ELECTRIC POWER is developing a program that considers natural gas from all sides and also shines a light on the unintended consequences of a more gas-focused grid for other forms of power.