Schedule and Agenda

Golf Outing
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
1:30pm - 6:30pm Golf Outing at Tour18
3102 FM 1960 East
Humble, TX 77338
281-540-1818
Conference Day 1
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
8:00am - 6:00pm Conference Registration Open
9:30am - 12:00am Pre-Conference Workshop

Design, Operation and Maintenance Considerations for Cogeneration/CHP Systems
Rakesh Bhargava, Ph. D.
Cyrus Meher-Homji, P.E.


This workshop will provide an overview of design, operational and maintenance issues experienced by owners/operators/consultants of cogeneration systems. In addition to refreshing the basics and related recent developments, attendees will become familiar with various practical considerations and rules of thumb relating to technologies currently used and under development for enhanced performance. The workshop also covers non-gas turbine based and hybrid cogeneration systems.

Each workshop participant earns 2.0 hours of continuing education credits.
1:15pm - 1:30pm Conference Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Stephen Zilonis, WADE Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Decentricity, Inc.

Paul Cauduro, WADE Cogeneration Industries Director
1:30pm - 3:00pm Opening Keynote
Introduction by - David Sweet, WADE Executive Director

Pat Wood
Chairman of the Board, Dynegy

The Federal Perspective

Susan Wickwire
Chief, Energy Supply and Industry Branch
Climate Protection Partnerships Division
Office of Air and Radiation
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Patti Garland
DOE CHP Technical Support Coordinator
Department of Energy
CHP Deployment Program

The Legal Perspective

Joshua Belcher,
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Navigating Common Pitfalls in CHP Project Development
3:00pm - 3:30pm Networking Break
3:30pm - 4:45pm Our Industry - What Is and What Is Not Happening

Jessica Rackley, ICF
Cracking the Barriers to CHP - Policy Drivers & CHP Market Opportunities in the Gulf Coast

Steve Snow, Affiliated Engineers Inc., and Melissa McKinley, NASA
Discuss the Challenges Confronting Project Implementation at NASA

Gavin Dillingham, Research Scientist, Clean Energy Policy, Houston Advanced research Center (HARC)
The current regulatory and contextual restraints and opportunities for CHP and the upcoming regulatory and policy activities that will influence the market.  
4:45pm - 5:15pm

Opportunities for CHP

Jan Buijk, AB Energy USA Sales Director
Introduction of pre-engineered CHP plants into the North-American market

5:15pm - 6:30pm Industry Reception (Exhibit Hall)
Conference Day 2
Thursday, April 9, 2015
7:30am -8:30am Breakfast with Business Partner Exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall
8:30am -9:00am Kickoff Presentation -
The TECO Project: Award Winning and in the Black

Steve Swinson, President and CEO of Thermal Energy Corporation and Scott Clark, Principal and General Manager with Burns & McDonnell
9:15am - 11:30am Breakout Sessions
9:15am - 10-30am
Main Ball Room

Technology & Efficiency

Davinci Room

Policy & Market Trends for
Business Development

Moderator, Stephen Zilonis
WADE Chairman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Decentricity, Inc.

Alfredo Colombano of Colombs Energy, Bruce K. Colburn and Martin T. Anderson from EPS Capital Corp.
Development of the First Combined Heat and Power Plant in the Caribbean

Doug Davis,
Broad U.S.A.
Brian Whitesides,
Associate Director,
Clark Financial Services Group [CFSG]
CCHP project utilizing a 2 MW and multi energy absorber in the healthcare industry.

Ahmet Yontem
OPRA
A case study of operating the OP16 gas turbine on syngas derived from solid municipal waste
Moderator, Paul Cauduro, WADE Cogeneration Industries Council

Wissam Shaar
DC PRO Engineering
CHP and Renewable Energy - The Perfect Marriage?

David Oehl, Maven Power
Five simple steps to immediately determine industrial CHP viability.

Rod Schwass
Jacobs Engineering Inc
An Update on Financial Incentives for Energy Efficiency, CHP and District Energy Projects
10:30am - 10:45am Coffee Break (Exhibit Hall)
10:45am - 12:00pm Breakout Sessions Continued
10:45am - 12:00pm
Main Ball Room

Systems Optimization &
Reliability

Davinci Room

Residential and Commercial Scale Projects


Moderator: Lynn Crawford, Affiliated Engineers Inc.

Elena Corin
Senior Manager Business Development, Americas
Bergen Engines - Rolls Royce Power Systems
Medium-speed gas engines - A preferred option for CHP

Suresh Jambunathan
L&TTS
Director, Business Development
Highly Duct Fired CHP - a better steam raising system

Kurt West, Business Development
ZeroPoint Clean Tech, Inc.
Utility Deploys Carbon-Negative CHP in Europe:
Moderator: Dan Bullock,
cleanDG Advisors

Richard Lee, M-Cogen
Tri-Generation: Power-Heat-Cooling for Homes, Independent of the Grid

Beau Follis and Diane Wood,
Horizon Power Systems, Inc.
Corporate Account Managers
s Gulf Coast Region and CHP,
Capstone Microturbine Technology
CHP Project Review
Masonic Village

Ji-Cheng (JC) Zhao
Program Director
Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)  
US Department of Energy
GENSETS (GENerators for Small Electrical and Thermal Systems) Program:  Developing 1 kW size high-efficiency natural gas powered generators for the residential CHP market.
12:00pm - 1:00pm WADE Awards Luncheon

WADE Project Excellence Award Presentation

Lunch Keynote Speaker:


Eastman Chemical Company - Energy Efficient Operations and the Commitment to CHP

Sharon L. Nolen, PE, CEM
Eastman Chemical Company
Manager, Worldwide Energy Program
1:00pm - 1:30pm Desert & Coffee in the Exhibit Hall
1:30pm -3:00pm Breakout Sessions Continued
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Main Ball Room

What’s New in Technology & Solutions: Combustion Turbines/Reciprocating Engines and Heat Recovery Technologies

Davinci Room

Emerging Issues for CHP - State Trends, Permitting, Policy Drivers & Successful State Policies

Moderator: Richard Olliver,
Aplethora Energy Services

Mark Rudd,
Rudd Asset Management
Turning Problems into Energy (CHP and Biomass)

Ray Deyoe,
Managing Director
Integral Power
Waste Heat to Power - An American Opportunity

Dennis Everett
Siemens
Alternative Fuels for CHP Applications

Ilker T. Budak,
BSME, MBA, PMP, CEM
North America Business Development Manager
Engines & Small Gas Turbines, Environmental Solutions, Dresser-Rand
Waste Gas to Power at an Ethanol facility
Moderator: Gavin Dillingham, Research Scientist,
Clean Energy Policy,
Houston Advanced research Center

Cliff Braddock,
Pepco Energy Services
PACE Financing Finally Arrives in Texas1

Satish Ravindran
P.E, CEM, LEED Green Assoc.
HARC
Navigating through CHP Permitting in Texas

Joe Sullivan
VP, Energy Policy & Development
Concord Engineering
Evolution of Regulations and Their Impact on Alternative Power Generation Resources

Gavin Dillingham, Research Scientist, Clean Energy Policy,
Houston Advanced research Center
Dynamic Mapping of the ERCOT Interconnection Process
3:00pm - 3:15pm Soda Break in the Exhibit Hall
3:15pm - 4:00pm John Murray - Delta Energy & Environment
US & Global Distributed Power Markets: Strong growth forecasts for gas engines, underpinned by several key drivers
4:00pm - 4:45pm Malcolm Harkness, Director, Thermal Business Development, NRG
Distributed Generation
Distributed Generation and Public Private Partnership Structures
5:00pm Adjourn