Conference Agenda

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Mark Faulkner, Former Power Plant Manager at InterGen and Independent Consultant

The Role of the Gas Generation Fleet in European Energy Transition

· Understanding the EU energy transition challenges
· How to make energy transition become a reality
· The role of the CCGT Fleet in the Energy transition
· How CCGT Plants can compete in the current market
Pedro Lopez Estebaranz, Director of Operations CCGT, Uniper

Optimization of Sloecentrale for Flexibility and Reliability

· Sloecentrale experiences 10 years commercial operation
· CCGT performance and flexibility (results and improvements)
· E-Monitoring; evaluating CCGT status in real-time
· Balancing CCGT operations with plant maintenance
· Outage optimization and execution
Martin Jongepier, Plant Manager, Sloecentrale

Morning Refreshments
A Changing Grid - The Challenges and Opportunities

· A brief system history
· Challenges of the modern grid
· Opening the capabilities of CCGT plants to the  market
Stuart Saint, Commerical and Contracts Lead, Marchwood Power Ltd.

Mothballing, Preservation and Return to Operation of Combined Cycle Power Plants

· What are the reasons for preserving plants and key assets?
· Following preservation, an analysis of the main parameters to check
· Lessons learned from increased turndown considerations when mothballing CCGT power plants
· Recommendations and knowing and where and when to preserve
Antonio Pérez Muñoz, Plant Manager, Gas Natural Fenosa Generacion

Networking Lunch
Round Table Discussions

Take part in a range of round table discussion sessions hosted by subject matter experts. Move from topic to topic, and debate key challenges with your peers.

Round Table 1 - Risk Management and Insurance

Paul Markham, Risk Management Engineer, Liberty Special Markets

Round Table 2 - Changing the Safety-Productivity Dynamic to Unlock Operational Excellence

Mark Faulkner, Former Power Plant Manager at InterGen and Independent Consultant

Round Table 3 - Adapting Your Gas Turbine for Flexibile Operations

Hosted by Siemens

Round Tables Discussions Repeat, Select Your Next Discussion
Afternoon Refreshments
Electrical and Mechanical Balance of Plant (BoP) Requirements and Considerations

· Ensuring your BoP systems are prepared for new duty cycles
· Preparing for all load scenarios, improved control response for more rapid load changes, and automating for more rapid start-ups
· Using BoP for as a driver for energy efficiency, plant reliability and emission reductions
· Analysing the impact of gas turbine upgrades on BoP
Tomasz Jakubowski, CCGT Power Plant Director, PKN Orlen

Innovative Technology for Installed Gas Turbine Power Plants in a Renewable Energy World

· Overview of Current & Future Market Conditions for Gas Turbines
· Voice of Customer Results - What do they need to remain competitive?
· Capturing expended life of individual parts for life management and outage planning
· Digital integration for plant level maintenance optimization
Peter Stuttaford, CEO, Ansaldo Thomassen
Jeffery Benoit, Vice President - Product Management & Marketing, Ansaldo Energia
Speaker to be Confirmed, Ansaldo Energia Customer

Networking Drinks Reception in the Exhibition, Hosted by Distran
Depart for Evening Networking Event