Tech Program

Learn the latest information from experts in the industry at MEGA!   Here's a few highlights as we continue to develop the technical program. 

  • High level keynote speakers are expected to include policy makers from DOE, EPA, FERC, and elected representatives in Washington.
  • Panel Discussions on the most current topics in the industry, including: 
    • Managing variable load and impacts of emerging storage technologies
    • Effects of variable load on pollution control equipment
    • Regulatory trends and outlook:  CPP/NSR/CPP/MATS
    • Regulatory trends and strategy:  ELG/CCR
    • Strategy:  Responses and perspectives from fuel suppliers and generators
  • Podium and poster sessions will have a technical/operations focus in these areas: 
    • Air Pollution Control for Coal-Fired Generation:  Mercury, Acid Gas, SOX, NOx, Particulate Matter
    • Air Pollution Control for Gas Turbine Generation:  NOX, CO, VOC, HAP
    • Effluent and Byproduct Management
    • Managing Variable Load
    • Carbon Management and CO2 Control for Fossil-Fueled Generation
    • International perspectives 
Pre-Symposium Workshop: Monday, August 19, 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 Impacts 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)