POWERGEN International® Mega Sessions are 90-minute, high-level industry panels that dive deep into issues in the power and utility sectors. These Mega Sessions can offer highly technical details, but typically they give attendees a more general, birds-eye view of the challenges and victories happening in power generation.
2023's Release of New Regulations
Tuesday, January 23rd | 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM, Great Hall
2023 has yielded an unprecedented number of new regulatory rules from the U.S. EPA with applicability to the power industry. These new regulations include New Source Performance Standards, Good Neighbor Rule, Effluent Limitation Guidelines, Coal Combustion Residuals, and others. This panel will discuss new, existing, and proposed rules, as well as their applicability, status, potential impact to the industry and other considerations for compliance to these regulations.
Moderator: Patricia Scroggin-Wicker, Director, Decarbonization, Burns & McDonnell
- Nick Hutson, Energy Strategies Group Lead, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- David Triplett, Sr. Mgr. Environmental Policy & Sustainability, Entergy
- Jordan Flanagan, Policy and Programs Associate, Institute of Clear Air Companies (ICAC)
The Decarbonization Journey for Dispatchable Gas Turbines - 2032 and Beyond
Wednesday, January 24th | 8:15AM – 9:45AM, Great Hall
*Buffet Breakfast served beginning at 7:30AM
With proposed ruling implications requiring hydrogen blending by as early as 2032, our journey towards decarbonization is faster and nearer than ever before. The U.S. and world markets need critical, dispatchable assets such as gas turbines to ensure these goals are met in a reliable, resilient, and affordable manner. Gas turbines have played a pivotal role in reducing CO2 and other emissions as many coal units have retired. To meet decarbonization goals, gas turbines need to continue to evolve.
This highly anticipated Mega Session will focus on the rapid development for low-carbon fuel capabilities, with a specific focus on the energy carriers of hydrogen and ammonia. Speakers on this moderated panel will represent prominent gas turbine OEMs and focus on cutting-edge research & development, blending demonstrations and technical capabilities for new and existing gas turbine-equipped power plants as part of the accelerating energy transition.
Moderator: Bobby Noble, Program Manager, Gas Turbine R&D, EPRI
- Jason Jermark, Vice President - Global Services Operations, Gas Services, Siemens Energy
- Benjamin Thomas, Senior Manager, Hydrogen Production Engineering, Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc.
- Jeffrey Benoit, Vice President – Clean Energy Solutions, PSM – a Hanwha Company
- Jeff Goldmeer, Global Hydrogen Value Chain Leader, GE Vernova
Jongyoun Pak, Vice President – Gas Turbine Service Center, Doosan Enerbility