The POWERGEN International® free to attend Knowledge Hubs are bite-sized ted talks on emerging technologies and trends, digitalization, and innovative practices/processes. The Hubs provide topical insight and knowledge transfer opportunities to both presenters and delegates.
Who Should Attend:
- Engineers (Specifying, Mechanical, Consulting)
- Project Managers
- Dealers and distributors
Hydrogen is a leading option for storing renewable energy and also for power generation, as it can be blended with natural gas and combusted in turbines to increase system flexibility. Utilities are increasingly interested in this versatile energy carrier, but challenges remain to scale up hydrogen storage and develop technology that can readily support the shift to 100% hydrogen combustion. Presenters in this hub will showcase emerging hydrogen projects and technologies.
- Hydrogen-powered turbines
- Fuel cell technologies
- Hydrogen storage
- Modeling and financing
New Energy Mix + Microgrids
Microgrids, flexible gen-sets, CHP, and co-generation represent a growing segment of the energy transition and the shift from centralized power to distributed generation. Microgrid technology has matured and is recognized for its dual benefits of energy efficiency and resiliency. As traditional grids become strained with increasing energy demands as well as natural and man-made disturbances, microgrids provide an answer for cities, rural communities and mission-critical facilities.
The speakers in this Hub will present the latest on:
- Microgrid economics
- Scalable microgrid solutions
- Microgrids in disaster applications
- On-site gas and diesel technologies
- Energy security and backup
- Gen-set ratings
- Hybrid technologies
- ISO standards
- Reciprocating engines
- Load following
- Responses to regulatory change
Digitalization + Optimization
Digital technologies and advanced analytics are integral to the power generation industry. Systems data from the power plant to the entire fleet can be used to develop solutions that optimize decision making, increase flexibility, and keep generating assets economically competitive. Advances in machine-to-machine learning, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and other digital technologies are driving efficiency and enabling more insight into machine health.
Speakers in this hub will demonstrate digital advancements in:
- Digital twins
- Industrial Internet of Things
- Data analytics
- Artificial Intelligence/augmented reality
- Software solutions
- Controls and communication