Engineering & Operation, Accounting, Customer Billing & Finance
Annual Conference & Trade Show
and Board of Directors Meeting
2017 Conference Agenda
Environmental/Production Joint Session
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Presiding:   Chairman Gene Delk, General Manager – South Carolina Electric & Gas
7:00 AM Group Breakfast sponsored by Sargent & Lundy
8:00 AM Welcome and Call to Order
Chairman Gene Delk, General Manager – South Carolina Electric & Gas 
8:15 AM Safety Topic 
8:45 AM Environmental Issues – Plant Decommissioning and Coal Ash Disposal or Clean Up
Working with agencies to solve problems and achieve business objectives.
Jim Landreth, Vice President – South Carolina Electric & Gas
9:30 AM Beverage Break sponsored by UtiliCon Solutions, Ltd. 
9:45 AM Industry Excellence Award Presentation ~ Production Category
Eight Flags Energy CHP Plant
Utilities and their customers can benefit from combined heat and power installations. In certain situations the value and efficiency of combined heat and power installations are extremely attractive. As natural gas prices continue compare favorably to other fuel sources and CHP technology continues to improve, customers are going to strongly consider employing CHP as a significant energy resource. Utilities and customers can work together to develop this highly efficient resource as an important part of the generation mix.
Mark Cutshaw, Director, Business Development and Generation – Florida Public Utilities
10:30 AM Thermal Zero Liquid Discharge Case Studies 
As electric utilities evaluate wastewater treatment solutions to comply with more stringent regulatory requirements, some are leaning towards a zero liquid discharge option. In the last five years, Burns & McDonnell has designed and installed two of the three thermal zero liquid discharge (ZLD) systems treating FGD blowdown in the United States. The project manager and lead process engineer for these two projects will give an overview of each project and touch on the challenges and successes encountered along the way.                                               
Kristin Glikbarg, Associate Process Engineer – Burns & McDonnell
Dave White, Project Manager – Burns & McDonnell  
11:15 AM ELG Compliance
This presentation will provide insights on the wastewater challenges faced by power plants due to the ELG, water-quality-based effluent limits and the CCR Rule. This presentation shares CH2M’s experience helping clients develop compliance strategies through data collection, permitting strategy development, alternative evaluations, and treatability testing; and strategy implementation through design, construction, startup and operations.
Jeff Tudini, Process Engineer – CH2M Hill
12:00 PM Luncheon Buffet inside Tradeshow sponsored by Cargill Industrial Specialties  
1:30 PM Operating Challenges of existing Air Quality Control Systems  
With dispatch requirements resulting from changing generation portfolios coal fired generating units are facing challenges running their Air Quality Control System (AQCS) to meet emissions requirements. Maintaining flue gas and temperature distribution is important to maintain permitted emissions, marketability of flyash and byproduct with the minimization of reagent feed and wastewater purge. The keys to addressing these challenges are a comprehensive understanding of the design and operation of the equipment and technology and expertise to apply solutions to resolve these issues.
Suzette Puski, Business Development – Babcock Power 
2:15 PM Rapid Solidification of Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Leachate & Wet Ash Wastes
Due to the extraordinary pending quantities of wet CCR (>50% moisture) at powerplant utilities requiring either wet excavation or dredging prior to either dewatering or solidification, the UNC Coal Ash Liquid Management (CALM) Office has undertaken a detailed bench-scale evaluation of multiple grades of ZappaTec Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) blends to provide the ideal balance of cost and performance using five wet CCR waste samples secured from four different power utilities. The effective rapid solidification of six different SAP blends have been evaluated by the CALM along with for pre- and post-moisture content, specific gravity, bulk density, Vane Shear, Undrained Cyclic Triaxial Testing and Unconfined Compressive Strength.
Ric Traver, PE – Pace Engineering, LLC; Quint Barefoot – ZappaTec, LLC
Dr. Milind Khire & Chris Hardin – Coal Ash Liquid Management Office – UNC
James E. Meagher – Mineral Processing Services, LLC
2:45 PM Refreshment Break sponsored by PLH Group 
3:00 PM Future Trends in Energy Generation
The State of Georgia’s Integrated Resource Plan (“IRP”) Regulatory process has been in place since 1992 but has recently experienced many impactful trends.  Georgia Power Company’s IRP has incorporated such trends and looks to the future and what trends may be next…
Jeff Grubb, Project Manager – Georgia Power
4:00 PM Industry Excellence Presentation ~ Chairman’s Award Winner / Environmental Category 
FPL’s Sanford – North Longwood 230kV – The Bridge to Innovation and Environmental Stewardship
No matter what the project, we all strive to complete projects safely, on time and within budget. How does Florida Power & Light meet or exceed these objectives while working in vast environmental wetlands featuring conservation lands, bald eagles nests, protected gopher tortoise burrows, Native American middens and protected trees? Join us to learn how Florida Power & Light’s environmental due diligence and compliance programs help ensure project success in a challenging work environment. 
David Niebch – Principal Environmental Specialist
Jennifer Smith – Environmental Specialist
Raymond Garcia – Principal Civil Engineer
Stephen Harty – Lead Project Manager
  Florida Power & Light
5:00 PM Adjourn
Thursday, June 29, 2017
7:00 AM Group Breakfast
8:00 AM Call to Order 
Chairman Gene Delk, General Manager – South Carolina Electric & Gas 
8:15 AM Hot Topics Roundtable (Utility Personnel Only)
9:30 AM Break 
9:45 AM Hot Topics Roundtable (Utility Personnel Only)
11:00 AM Adjourn

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