2019 Plant Retirement: Comprehensive Project Execution, Lessons Learned

February 12-13, 2019


AGENDA

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:35 a.m. :: Introductions


8:35 – 8:50 a.m. :: Welcome Remarks

Mary Jane Warner, Director of Production Engineering & Construction, East Kentucky Power Coop


8:50 – 9:40 a.m. :: Regulations Affecting the Closure and Clean-up of Electric Generating Facilities

Earlier regulations set in motion the forecasting of plant closures while economic forces have resulted in many of those closures. This presentation will be a comprehensive review of those regulations and any changes to them as well as the regulations affecting the cleanup of the facilities and sites.

Daniel J. Deeb, Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP


9:40 – 10:30 a.m.  :: Duke Energy Demolition Program Update and Lessons Learned

This presentation will review the progress made in Duke Energy’s demolition program with a special focus on the Carolina’s and Florida work and share those case studies.

Tim Hill, Regional General Manager CCP Operations and Maintenance & Plant Demolition, Western Carolina / Florida, Duke Energy

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. :: Networking Break  


11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Panel Discussion: Facing the Challenges of Plant Closure

This moderated answer and question session will dive into the various unknowns and challenges facing generation owners after closing a plant and options for what to do with the asset after it has ceased operations. Attendees should feel free to ask their questions of these expert panelists.

Daniel J. Deeb, Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP

Craig Johnson, Senior VP of Power Production, East Kentucky Power Coop

Tim Hill, Regional General Manager CCP Operations and Maintenance & Plant Demolition, Western Carolina / Florida, Duke Energy

Paul Conway, Estimating & Marketing Manager, GSD Companies

Jeff Battaglia, Decommissioning Manager, Consumers Energy

Joe Vendetti, VP Decommissioning & Demolition, Remedial Construction Services, LP

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


1:30 – 2:15 p.m. :: East Kentucky Power Coop Dale Station Decommissioning and Demolition Case Study

This presentation will walk through the decommissioning and demolition process for the EKPC Dale Station.  It will cover:

David Meade, PE, Power Production Engineering, East Kentucky Power Coop

Chris Dowdell, D&D Project Manager, Burns and McDonnell Engineering

2:15 – 2:45 p.m. :: Networking Break and Board Bus for Tour

2:45 p.m. :: Bus Departs for Tour


2:45 – 5:15 p.m. :: Tour of East Kentucky Power Cooperative’s Dale Power Station

2:45 p.m. :: Bus Leaves Conference Hotel

3:30 p.m. :: Tour arrival, PPE distribution

3:30 -4:30 p.m. :: Tour

4:30 – 5:15 p.m. :: Return to hotel

During this walking tour of the site, we will review demolition and site progress covering what steps were taken prior to and what will occur on site through to completion. Participants are requested to wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Other required PPE will be provided by the host.

Although there is no cost associated with the tour, we ask that you register so that we can plan accordingly for transportation.

5:15 – 6:15 p.m. :: Networking Reception


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast


8:30 – 9:15 a.m. :: Lessons Learned in Decommissioning

Consumers Energy shares their experiences over the past 7+ years planning for decommissioning, executing cold & dark activities, and managing the demolition of 3 coal-fired power plant sites in Michigan.

Amy Jenrow, Lead Decommissioning Engineer, Consumers Energy

Jeff Battaglia, Decommissioning Manager, Consumers Energy


9:15 – 10:15 a.m. :: Plant Abatement and Demolition – Lessons Learned from an Owner’s Engineer

This presentation will discuss the challenges faced in a full closure of a site and the lessons learned along the way. These valuable lessons will be shared in detail by the utility and their owner’s engineer giving you both perspectives.

Keith Kotimko, Decommissioning and Demolition Specialist, Wood

David Braungardt, Senior Associate - Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Wood

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. :: Networking Break


10:45 – 11:45 a.m. :: Begin with the End in Mind

This presentation will discuss successful contracting strategies from a contractor’s perspective highlighting case studies of demolition projects and including EKPC’s Dale Station.

Curtis Schopp, Vice President, National Salvage & Service Corporation


11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Conference Wrap-Up

12:00 p.m. :: Conference Adjourns


WORKSHOP

Post-Conference Workshop

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Planning and Implementation of Power Plant Retirements

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. :: Registration

1:00 – 4:30 p.m. :: Workshop

Overview

New, cheaper natural gas generation and increasing use of renewable energy sources have continued to precipitate the retirement of fossil-fuel power plants around the United States.  This acceleration of retirements has forced utilities to determine the fate of these plants will be following shutdown.  As the announcement are made, utilities must begin planning for decommissioning and either retirement-in-place or full demolition of these plants.  The planning and implementation process present a unique challenge to utilities and plant operators. Successfully navigating the overall process to safely and cost effectively conduct the retirement activities requires a step by step approach.

Planning and implementation of the retirement process requires stepwise approach to: decide on the approach for retirement; determine the end use of the property; the development of a conceptual scope of work; coordination with utilities’ operations, environmental, security, safety, management and other stakeholders to finalize scope; and to conduct a bid process to hire a contractor to successfully complete the project. 

This workshop is focused on presenting the steps in the process necessary to plan and implement the retirement process starting from the announcement of retirement to completion of the project.  

Learning Outcomes

Agenda

Instructor

Jeffery L. Pope PE, Manager, Facility Decommissioning & Demolition Services, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co., Inc


SPEAKERS

Jeff Battaglia, Decommissioning Manager, Consumers Energy

David Braungardt, Senior Associate – Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Wood

Paul Conway, Estimating & Marketing Manager, GSD Companies

Daniel J. Deeb, Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP

Chris Dowdell, D&D Project Manager, Burns and McDonnell Engineering

Tim Hill, Regional General Manager CCP Operations and Maintenance & Plant Demolition, Western Carolina / Florida, Duke Energy

Amy Jenrow, Lead Decommissioning Engineer, Consumers Energy

Craig Johnson, Senior VP of Power Production, East Kentucky Power Coop

Keith Kotimko, Decommissioning and Demolition Specialist, Wood

David Meade, PE, Power Production Engineering, East Kentucky Power Coop

Curtis Schopp, Vice President, National Salvage & Service Corporation

Mary Jane Warner, Director of Production Engineering & Construction, East Kentucky Power Coop


LOCATION

Hyatt Regency Lexington

401 W High St

Lexington, KY 40507

Reserve your room:

please call 1-800-233-1234. You will need to mention EUCI in order to receive the special rate. 

Click here to book online

Room Block Reserved For:

Nights of February 10 - 12, 2019

Room rate through EUCI:

$165.00 single or double plus applicable taxes
Make your reservations prior to January 21, 2019.

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Venue Information

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/kentucky/hyatt-regency-lexington/lexrl/area-attractions

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