2017 Plant Retirement: Mitigation of Risk, Project Execution, and Redevelopment
March 1-2, 2017 | Atlanta, GA
Generation owners of aging coal or oil fueled stations have already done so or are still planning on closing facilities due to various U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rules like the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards with some impacts by many other rules as well. While these rules have been a major force in changing the landscape of coal powered generation, there have also been the economic influences of less demand and natural gas prices while non-critical and aging plants simply are no longer economically viable.
For those companies that are still engaged in planning after the decision was made to close, what happens next? How does an owner essentially cover the costs associated with closing a plant and how that impacts the decision to simply mothball, demolish, convert fuels or sale the property? For those owners that have closed a facility, there are issues that are left behind after the brick and mortar presence has left the community. Some of those issues are community engagement and development approaches to assist those left without a job, to the opportunities to be “a good neighbor” in the community with physical reuse opportunities or sale of the property for redevelopment. This conference will answer and discuss some of these questions and issues.
Additionally, the conference will provide owners with the next step in the plant closure process by sharing vital information and lessons that have been acquired by the generation owners in the program by discussing: comprehensive beginning to end closure projects, the preparation involved in selling a plant, environmental liability transfer options, and plant redevelopment options and possibilities.
- Examine Duke Energy’s decommissioning progress with a focus on costs, risks, and lessons learned over the past 5 years
- List Southern Company’s lessons learned that help mitigate risks associated with the dismantlement process, safety, and environmental compliance
- Review a completed Dominion project from beginning to completion covering planning process, vendor selection, scope planning through to final completed execution
- Discuss the experience and knowledge gained from the successful demolition of Santee Cooper’s Grainger Generating Station
- Engage in a panel discussion on the challenges facing generation owners after closing a plant
- DTE Energy as they systematically retire most of their fossil generation fleet
- Describe Wisconsin Power and Light’s (Alliant Energy) work to prepare their power station for a conversion to a new student union and athletic facility for Beloit College
- Examine Exelon Generation’s complexities of preparing a retired power plant site for sale
- Discuss the benefits of an environmental liability transfer during power plant closure
- Review American Electric Power’s decommissioning processes for regulated and deregulated assets evaluating demolishing vs liability transfer, risk appetite and how to mitigate risk
- Examine the process involved in re-developing a former power plant as discussed in the successful redevelopment of Austin’s Seaholm Power Plant
EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event.
Requirements for Successful Completion of Program
Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the conference to be eligible for continuing education credit.
Case studies, PowerPoint presentations, and group discussion will be used in this event.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:40 a.m. :: Introductions
10:05 – 10:35 a.m. :: Networking Break
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. :: Networking Break
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception
Thursday March 2, 2017
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: Networking Break
12:00 p.m. :: Conference Adjourns
Billy Aiken, Project Manager, Southern Company Services
Chris Beam, Vice President, Projects, Controls & Construction, American Electric Power
Christine Harris, Director – Power Generation Projects, Dominion Resources Services, Inc.
Julea Hovey, Asset Manager, Exelon Generation
Bob Jackson, Decommissioning – Demolition Consultant, Golder Associates Inc.
Randall Jostes, CEO, Environmental Liability Transfer, Inc.
Kirk McGinn, Manager – Capital Projects Fossil Plant Decommissioning, DTE Energy
Neil Mortensen, Project Manager – Deconstruction & Decommissioning, DTE Energy
Robert J. Osborn, Esq., Corporate Economic Development, Xcel Energy
Jeffery L. Pope, Practice Leader, Facility Decommissioning & Demolition, Burns & McDonnell
John C Rosato, Principal, Southwest Strategies Group Inc
Jill Stevens, Manager of Decommissioning and Environmental Services, Alliant Energy
Kevin Tevault, Manager, Special Projects, Hoosier Energy
Josh Wagner, General Manager – Demolition, National Salvage & Service Corporation
Danny Wimberly, Regional Manager – Plant Decommissioning and Demolition, Duke Energy
Sheraton Suites Galleria Atlanta
2844 Cobb Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
To reserve your room, please call 1-770-955-3900 or book online here.
Please indicate that you are with the EUCI group to receive the group rate.
The room rate is $169.00 single or double plus applicable taxes.
Room Block Dates:
A room block has been reserved for the nights of February 28 – March 1, 2017.
Rate Available Until:
Make your reservations prior to February 16, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.
|Proceedings package||US $ 295.00|