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Venue

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center 2800 Opryland Drive Nashville , Tennessee 37214
Tel: (615) 889-1000
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Plant Management Institute 2018

Attendees

-

Exhibitors

162

Register

$549 - $4,525

Overview

Event Overview:

Are you a Plant Manager or Risk Manager? If you answered YES then this year's Plant Management Institute is the place for you. 20 years ago, a Plant Managers job was slightly different with keeping the plant running the main goal. Today, the plant managers hats have much different priorities and this year's roundtable will focus on the Hat of Risk Manager. Topics this year will include: • Safety o Changing the mindset and Culture from top to bottom • Financial o Gaining buy-in from all stake holders (the accountants to the craft) o How to make the right decision considering the risks of Reliability, Safety & Environmental • Reliability and Cycling Management o Maintaining Reliability with changing in operational philosophies • Risk Mitigation o Shifting Reliability Risks Long Term o Long Term Service Contracts • Environmental Compliance o Comply, Invest, Change Course? - Environmental compliance with existing fleets is a challenge and a risk Recommended CEUs .4/PDHs 4

PMI Creates a Forum for:

  • Honing Leadership skills
  • Building Community Collaboration
  • Investing in Human Capital
  • Building a Successful Team
  • Sharing Lessons Learned
  • Sharing Best Practices
  • Strengthening Your Network

About PMI:

The Plant Management Institute is a network of electric power industry leaders dedicated to creating a forum and peer support network for knowledge transfer among the industry’s plant management.

Co-located Events: ELECTRIC POWER, Plant Management Institute, PRB Coal Users' Group, Women in Power, Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE), EEI, Young Professionals in Power

Agenda

Mar 19   

Mon. Mar. 19
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Plant Management Institute 2018

Mon. Mar. 19
1:00 - 2:30 pm

How's Business? 2018 Economic Outlook (with a Tilt to the Power Sector)

Mon. Mar. 19
2:30 - 3:30 pm

A SWOT Approach to Plant Cyber Security

Mon. Mar. 19
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Friend or Foe? Turning Your Staff from Cyber Threat to Security Asset

Mon. Mar. 19
5:00 - 7:00 pm

20th Anniversary Celebration Kick-Off Party

Mar 20   

Tue. Mar. 20
7:00 am

Registration Open

Tue. Mar. 20
7:30 - 9:00 am

Power Club Breakfast

Tue. Mar. 20
8:00 - 8:50 am

PRB-Welcome & Opening

Tue. Mar. 20
8:50 - 9:40 am

PRB-Case Study - Monroe Conveyor Fire

Tue. Mar. 20
9:00 - 9:30 am

Keynote Presentation - TVA’s Approach to the “Prosumer” Revolution

Tue. Mar. 20
9:30 - 11:00 am

Executive Roundtable: What Does the Rise of Natural Gas Mean to the Utility Industry

Tue. Mar. 20
9:35 - 10:00 am

PRB18 - Tuesday Morning Coffee Break

Tue. Mar. 20
9:40 - 10:30 am

PRB18 - Coal Contract Strategies

Tue. Mar. 20
10:30 - 11:30 am

PRB18 - Plant of the Year

Tue. Mar. 20
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch on Exhibit Floor

Tue. Mar. 20
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open

Tue. Mar. 20
12:00 - 2:30 pm

EP Theater:Industrial Info Resources (Tuesday)
Location: EP Theater/Exhibit Hall

Tue. Mar. 20
1:00 - 1:50 pm

PRB18 - The Kina Repp Story

Tue. Mar. 20
1:00 - 2:30 pm

ENV1: Environmental Compliance: A New Focus

Tue. Mar. 20
1:00 - 2:30 pm

GAS1: State of the Art Turbine Technology

Tue. Mar. 20
1:00 - 2:30 pm

CHP1: Recent CHP Projects

Tue. Mar. 20
1:00 - 2:30 pm

REN1: Renewable Energy Incentives

Tue. Mar. 20
1:00 - 2:30 pm

DS1: The Digital Transition and What it Means to You

Tue. Mar. 20
1:00 - 2:30 pm

O&M1: Heat Rate Issues and Impacts

Tue. Mar. 20
1:00 - 2:30 pm

PM1: What Does Value Look Like in Today's Power Plant?

Tue. Mar. 20
1:50 - 2:10 pm

PRB18 - Tuesday Afternoon Coffee Break

Tue. Mar. 20
2:10 - 3:00 pm

PRB18 - How a Fatality Drives Transition

Tue. Mar. 20
2:45 - 4:00 pm

DS2: Modern Technologies Improve Plant Reliability

Tue. Mar. 20
2:45 - 4:00 pm

COAL1: Keeping Coal Competitive

Tue. Mar. 20
2:45 - 4:00 pm

NUC1: Small Modular Reactors: Truth or Dare?

Tue. Mar. 20
2:45 - 4:00 pm

WD1: Evaluating Skill Sets: Re-Engineering Your Workforce for Natural Gas Generation.

Tue. Mar. 20
2:45 - 4:00 pm

O&M2: Plant Demolition - Lessons Learned

Tue. Mar. 20
2:45 - 4:00 pm

ENV2: ELG Compliance

Tue. Mar. 20
2:45 - 4:00 pm

CHP2: Successful Models for CHP Solutions

Tue. Mar. 20
3:00 - 4:00 pm

PRB18 - Maintenance Strategies Changes

Tue. Mar. 20
4:00 - 6:00 pm

Live from Nashville! Reception on the Exhibit Floor

Tue. Mar. 20
4:45 - 5:00 pm

$5K a Day Tuesday Giveaway on Exhibit Floor

Tue. Mar. 20
11:40 - 1:00 pm

PRB18 - Tuesday Lunch on the Exhibit Floor

Mar 21   

Wed. Mar. 21
7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Registration Open

Wed. Mar. 21
8:30 - 9:20 am

PRB18 - MATs Compliance: What Have We Learned?

Wed. Mar. 21
8:30 - 9:20 am

PRB18 - "Do they know you, Do you know them?"

Wed. Mar. 21
8:30 - 9:20 am

PRB18 - Case Study: Coal Dust Improvements and Best Practices at Ottumwa Generating Station

Wed. Mar. 21
8:30 - 9:45 am

GAS2: Combined Cycle Technology Considerations

Wed. Mar. 21
8:30 - 9:45 am

CHP3: Sustainability Considerations for CHP

Wed. Mar. 21
8:30 - 9:45 am

ENV3: Maintaining Environmental Compliance During Lowload

Wed. Mar. 21
8:30 - 9:45 am

O&M3: Efficiency and Output

Wed. Mar. 21
8:30 - 9:45 am

DS3: Challenge of Cyber Security

Wed. Mar. 21
8:30 - 9:45 am

REN2: Accommodating Renewable Generation Variability

Wed. Mar. 21
8:30 - 9:45 am

PM2: Contract Negotiation Strategies

Wed. Mar. 21
9:00 - 10:30 am

Exhibitor Session: Content & Marketing Best Practices
Location: Exhibitor Theater

Wed. Mar. 21
9:20 - 10:10 am

PRB18 - Drone Coal Pile Inventory Management

Wed. Mar. 21
9:20 - 10:10 am

PRB18 - Enhanced SNCR Tuning and Control

Wed. Mar. 21
9:20 - 10:10 am

PRB18 - Lessons Learned, Lessons Applied: Pulverized Pressure Excursion Fleet Learning Team

Wed. Mar. 21
10:00 - 11:30 am

NUC2: Nuclear Update

Wed. Mar. 21
10:00 - 11:30 am

COAL2: Power Plant Conversion

Wed. Mar. 21
10:00 - 11:30 am

DS4: Fresh Uses for Old Data

Wed. Mar. 21
10:00 - 11:30 am

O&M4: Plant Fitness for Duty

Wed. Mar. 21
10:00 - 11:30 am

CHP4: New Drivers for Combined Heat & Power

Wed. Mar. 21
10:00 - 11:30 am

WD2: HPI Two View of Human Performance

Wed. Mar. 21
10:00 - 11:30 am

ENV4: NOx and SOx Reduction

Wed. Mar. 21
10:10 - 11:00 am

PRB18 - PANEL DISCUSSION: Managing Coal Silo/Piles During Changing Times

Wed. Mar. 21
10:10 - 11:00 am

PRB18 - Lessons Learned, Lessons Applied: Silo Collapse

Wed. Mar. 21
10:10 - 11:00 am

PRB18 - Mercury Characterization

Wed. Mar. 21
10:10 - 11:00 am

PRB18 - Lessons Learned, Lessons Applied: Working with APPS and Software

Wed. Mar. 21
11:00 - 11:50 am

PRB18 - Lessons Learned, Lessons Applied: Working with APPS and SoftwareSpontaneous Combustion In The Highwall

Wed. Mar. 21
11:00 - 11:50 am

PRB18 - Case Study: Dust Hazards Analysis

Wed. Mar. 21
11:00 - 11:50 am

PRB18 - Improving Coal Mill Reliability

Wed. Mar. 21
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch on Exhibit Floor

Wed. Mar. 21
11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Open

Wed. Mar. 21
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

PRB18 - Wednesday Lunch on Exhibit Floor

Wed. Mar. 21
11:50 am - 1:00 pm

PRB18 - Wednesday Lunch on Exhibit Floor

Wed. Mar. 21
11:50 am - 1:00 pm

PRB18 - Wednesday Lunch on Exhibit Floor

Wed. Mar. 21
12:00 - 2:30 pm

EP Theater:Industrial Info Resources (Wednesday)
Location: EP Theater/Exhibit Hall

Wed. Mar. 21
1:00 - 1:50 pm

PRB18 - Attemperator System Investigation and Spray Nozzle Inspections and Repairs

Wed. Mar. 21
1:00 - 1:50 pm

PRB18 - Dust Control Program at Gerald Gentleman Station

Wed. Mar. 21
1:00 - 2:30 pm

PRB18 - Lessons Learned, Lessons Applied

Wed. Mar. 21
1:00 - 2:30 pm

DS5: Building a Business Case for Digital Technologies

Wed. Mar. 21
1:00 - 2:30 pm

REN3: Energy Storage

Wed. Mar. 21
1:00 - 2:30 pm

O&M5: Monitoring & Diagnostics

Wed. Mar. 21
1:00 - 2:30 pm

PM3: Managing Personnel in the Midst of a Closure or Conversion

Wed. Mar. 21
1:00 - 2:30 pm

GAS3: Case Studies in Excellence

Wed. Mar. 21
1:00 - 2:30 pm

ENV5: Ash & Gypsum (CCR) Panel Discussion

Wed. Mar. 21
1:50 - 2:40 pm

PRB18 - Lowering Mercury Control Costs for Compliance with MATS

Wed. Mar. 21
1:50 - 2:40 pm

PRB18 - Case Study: AGIC Combustible Dust Case Study

Wed. Mar. 21
2:30 - 3:30 pm

Closing Networking Event on Show Floor

Wed. Mar. 21
3:15 - 3:30 pm

$5K a Day Wednesday Giveaway on Exhibit Floor

Wed. Mar. 21
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Reliability and Resiliency

Wed. Mar. 21
7:00 - 10:00 pm

Rhythm & Brews Reception at the Wildhorse Saloon!

Mar 22   

Thu. Mar. 22
7:30 - 8:30 am

Women in POWER 2018

Thu. Mar. 22
8:00 - 11:30 am

Registration Open

Thu. Mar. 22
9:00 - 10:30 am

WD3: Driving Cultural Change & Plant Operations

Thu. Mar. 22
9:00 - 10:30 am

DS6: Cyber Resiliency for Power Plants

Thu. Mar. 22
9:00 - 10:30 am

NUC3: Delivering the Nuclear Promise

Thu. Mar. 22
9:00 - 10:30 am

COAL3: Coal Dust Control for Cost Savings and Improved Safety

Thu. Mar. 22
9:00 - 10:30 am

ENV6: CCR Compliance

Thu. Mar. 22
9:00 am - 10:30 pm

O&M6: Risk/Loss Control Management

Thu. Mar. 22
10:45 am - 12:00 pm

O&M7: Outage Planning and Budgeting Best Practices

Thu. Mar. 22
10:45 am - 12:00 pm

PM4: Choosing the Right Technology for Your Plant

Thu. Mar. 22
10:45 am - 12:00 pm

GAS4: Fast Start Technologies

Thu. Mar. 22
1:00 - 2:30 pm

WD4: Emergency/Event Response

Thu. Mar. 22
1:00 - 2:30 pm

GAS5: Dynamic HRSG Design

Keynote Speakers

Dennis Buchanan

Plant Director, Harrington Station Xcel Energy

Dennis Buchanan, PE, is a Plant Director for Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS). SPS is one of 4 operating companies of Xcel Energy. Dennis has worked in the Electric Utility, Power Generation field for over 35 years. His background includes performance and plant engineering, project management, and senior management. A large portion of his career was dedicated to power plant process controls where he designed and implemented DCS retrofits throughout the SPS fleet. Currently, Dennis is the Plant Director of the Harrington/Nichols complex that consists of 3 coal fired units and 3 gas fired units. Dennis has a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University and is a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

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