MEGA Symposium

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The MEGA Symposium returns in 2018 with a focus on industry responses to new operational and environmental challenges for power plants as well as policy and regulatory perspectives affecting future operations. 

Preliminary program (updated 7/12)

Building on the 20-year history as the power plant industry’s leading technical conference for SOx, NOx, particulate and mercury control, the 2018 conference will include policy discussions, sessions on emission challenges for gas-fired plants, and content designed for international power plant owners facing new regulations.  

The twelfth MEGA Symposium has been restructured to provide added value to seasoned professionals in the US and internationally and to provide an excellent learning experience for early career engineers.  Attendees will benefit from insights into policy trends and receive the latest developments and operational experience to reliably manage compliance with air quality, solid waste, and discharge water quality requirements for fossil-fired power plants while adapting to increasingly variable operational demands.  Recognizing the maturity of control technologies for criteria pollutants and the advanced development status of mercury and air toxics (MATS)-specific controls, the 2018 MEGA will emphasize approaches and technologies to support cycling operations while balancing emission constraints at the stack and effluent discharges, and byproduct quality. 

The 2018 MEGA Symposium will provide a forum for sharing approaches, successes, and challenges complying with current and pending environmental regulations with today’s energy dispatch demands.  Here's who should attend: 
  • Power producer managers, engineers, and plant operators in the US and global locations
  • Environmental researchers, managers, and engineers
  • Early career industry professionals
  • Control equipment, chemical, measurements, and technology suppliers
  • Consulting engineers
  • Government agency managers and staff

The 2018 MEGA Symposium is brought to you through the combined efforts of four key industry players. 


Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA)
A&WMA is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan professional organization that enhances knowledge and expertise by providing a neutral forum for technology exchange, professional development, networking opportunities, public education, and outreach to more than 6,000 environmental professionals in 65 countries.  A&WMA also promotes global environmental responsibility and increases the effectiveness of organizations to make critical decisions that benefit society.  For more information, please visit  A&WMA Federal Tax ID # 25-6048614.
Institute of Clean Air Companies (ICAC)
For nearly 60 years, the Institute of Clean Air Companies (ICAC) has been the trusted voice of the clean air technology industry. ICAC is a trade association of companies that supply air pollution control and monitoring systems, equipment, and services for stationary sources around the world. ICAC provides members with unique opportunities to sharpen market awareness and enhance business planning through valuable engagement with market influencers and policy-makers. We believe that improved air quality and industrial growth best occur when achievable cost-effective policies are paired with innovative technologies. To learn more about ICAC or for information about becoming a member, please visit or contact us at or 202-478-6188.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA)
The mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment.
EPA’s purpose is to ensure that:
  • all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work.
  • national efforts to reduce environmental risk are based on the best available scientific information.
  • federal laws protecting human health and the environment are enforced fairly and effectively.
  • environmental protection is an integral consideration in U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy.
  • all parts of society—communities, individuals, business, state and local governments, tribal governments—have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks.
  • environmental protection contributes to making our communities and ecosystems diverse, sustainable and economically productive.
  • the United States plays a leadership role in working with other nations to protect the global environment.
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Department of Energy (DOE) / National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
The National Energy Technology Laboratory is a multipurpose laboratory owned and operated by the U.S. Department of Energy. NETL supports DOE’s mission to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States by implementing a broad spectrum of energy and environmental research and development (R&D) programs. NETL has expertise in coal, natural gas, and oil technologies, contract and project management, analysis of energy systems, and international energy issues. In addition to research conducted onsite, NETL’s project portfolio includes R&D conducted through partnerships, cooperative research and development agreements, financial assistance, and contractual arrangements with universities and the private sector. Together, these efforts focus a wealth of scientific and engineering talent on creating commercially viable solutions to national energy and environmental problems. To learn more about NETL, please visit our Web site at
Symposium Committee
Sharon Sjostrom, ADA Environmental Solutions, ICAC President, A&WMA Technical Representative
John Chang, U.S. EPA
John Litynski, DOE
Jordan Haywood, Siemens Energy, Inc. 

The views expressed by the individual presenters do not imply endorsement and are not necessarily reflective of the views of the symposium organizers.

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