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Technical Program



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Program agenda posted! Conference highlights include: 

  • Opening Keynote presentation with high level representatives from EPA, DOE and the president of the Institute of Clean Air Companies, Sharon Sjostrom
  • Panel Discussions on the most current topics in the industry, including: 
    • The transformation of the power industry 
    • Anticipated impact of energy-storage technologies as they scale up 
    • Regulatory trends and outlook:  CPP/NSR/CPP/MATS
    • Regulatory trends and strategy:  ELG/CCR
    • Plant Digitization adnImpacts on Emissions and Operating Costs 
  • Podium and poster sessions will have a technical/operations focus in these areas: 
    • Mercury Measurement of Controls 
    • Nanaging Impacts of Load Cycling 
    • Emissions from Natural-Gas Fired Plants 
    • Emissions Monitoring
    • NOx and PM Controls 
    • Carbon Capture
Pre-Symposium Workshop: Monday, August 20, 2018, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Air Pollution Control and Heat Rate Fundamentals: Regulatory Drivers, Impacts to Fly Ash and Waste Water Management,
and Effects of Variable Load


This short course provides both regulatory context and a technical introduction to a broad array of control technologies.  Understanding the implications of the regulatory environment, including New Source Review (NSR) context and reforms, along with the technologies in use at power plants and other industrial sources, are crucial background for anyone who needs to operate, monitor, modify or regulate emissions sources.   Regulatory drivers will be provided with an overview of technologies used to meet compliance, with the impact of variable load operation included for each topic: 
  • SOx, PM, NOx (Coal and gas plants) (4 hrs)
  • Mercury, Air Toxics and Acid Gases (2 hrs)
  • Effluent/Byproducts (1 hr)
  • Heat Rate/efficiency (1 hr)
Our workshop trainers:
  • Connie Senior, VP Technology, ADA-ES, Inc.
  • Tony Licata, Licata Energy & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
  • William Kennedy, PE, Manager, Process & Environmental Engineering, Duke Energy