2017 Plant Retirement: Mitigation of Risk, Project Execution, and Redevelopment

March 1-2, 2017


AGENDA

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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

8:30 – 8:40 a.m. :: Introductions

8:40 – 9:25 a.m. :: Duke Energy – Demolition Program Update

The presentation will focus on the current and future demolition program at Duke Energy, including a focus on costs, risks, and lessons learned over the past 5 years. 

Danny Wimberly, Regional Manager - Plant Decommissioning and Demolition, Duke Energy

9:25 – 10:05 a.m. :: An Organizational Structure for Dismantling Power Plants 

This presentation will review suggestions for positions and responsibilities that help mitigate risks associated with the dismantlement process, safety, and environmental compliance and communications as learned through Southern Company’s decommissioned projects.

Billy Aiken, Project Manager, Southern Company Services

10:05 – 10:35 a.m. :: Networking Break

10:35 – 11:15 a.m. :: From Conception to Completion: An Owner’s View of Decommissioning and Demolition

Christine Harris, Director – Power Generation Projects, Dominion Resources Services, Inc.

Bob Jackson, Decommissioning - Demolition Consultant, Golder Associates Inc.

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Demolishing Hoosier Energy’s 250 MW Ratts Generating Station

This presentation will discuss the experience and knowledge gained through the successful demolition of Hoosier Energy’s 250 MW Ratts Generating Station.

Kevin Tevault, Manager, Special Projects, Hoosier Energy

Josh Wagner, General Manager – Demolition, National Salvage & Service Corporation

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon

1:00 – 2:15 p.m. :: Generation Owner Panel Discussion: Facing the Challenges of Plant Closure and Reuse

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.

Moderator: Jeffery L. Pope, Practice Leader, Facility Decommissioning & Demolition, Burns & McDonnell

Julea Hovey, Asset Manager, Exelon Generation

Danny Wimberly, Regional Manager - Plant Decommissioning and Demolition, Duke Energy

Chris Beam, Vice President, Projects, Controls & Construction, American Electric Power

Jill Stevens, Manager of Decommissioning and Environmental Services, Alliant Energy

2:15 – 3:00 p.m. :: The Economic Development Impacts and Opportunities of Power Plant Decommissioning

This session will focus on the issues associated with Economic Impacts and Economic Development opportunities for plant decommissioning.  Engagement strategies with communities to address issues associated with workforce transitions, tax and user fee revenue losses, as well a process to discuss potential land and facility reuse opportunities. 

Robert J. Osborn, Esq., Corporate Economic Development, Xcel Energy

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. :: Networking Break

3:30 – 4:15 p.m. :: A Fossil Generation Fleet Retirement at DTE Energy

This presentation will share the recent DDD experiences of DTE Energy as they systematically retire most of their fossil generation fleet.  Topics that will be discussed include:

Neil Mortensen, Project Manager - Deconstruction & Decommissioning, DTE Energy

Kirk McGinn, Manager - Capital Projects Fossil Plant Decommissioning, DTE Energy

4:15 – 5:00 p.m. :: Blackhawk Transformation Project

The retired Blackhawk Station in Beloit Wisconsin is located adjacent to Beloit College.  Wisconsin Power and Light (WPL) (a subsidiary of Alliant Energy) has entered a partnership with the College.  WPL will be removing the equipment from the plant and Beloit College will re-construct the facility into a new student union and athletic facility called “The Powerhouse.”

Jill Stevens, Manager of Decommissioning and Environmental Services, Alliant Energy

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception


Thursday March 2, 2017

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

8:30 – 9:15 a.m. :: New Boston Station Success Story – Positioning for Redevelopment

This case study will review the complexities of preparing a retired power plant site for sale, managing stakeholders, and maximizing the value. This South Boston area plant has had power operations for over 100 years and Exelon is setting it up for redevelopment by a new owner.

Julea Hovey, Asset Manager, Exelon Generation

9:15 – 10:00 a.m. :: Post Closure Environmental Liability Transfer Strategy for Remediation and Repurposing of Retired Power Plants

When retired power plants are impacted by unresolved environmental issues, the associated environmental liability can be transferred to an outside party through a liability buyout transaction, also known as an Environmental Liability Transfer (ELT). ELTs are designed to create a financed pathway for the complete removal environmental risk while also creating incentives for environmental clean-up and redevelopment of the distressed site through the private sector. This presentation will discuss the benefits of this strategic transaction during power plant closure and its impact on major retired assets from companies including AEP, DTE Energy, Shell Global, and others.

Randall Jostes, CEO, Environmental Liability Transfer, Inc.

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

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. :: Post Closure Options Developed by American Electric Power

This presentation will focus on the path taken by American Electric Power (AEP) for regulated and deregulated assets after the closure date. Discussion will focus on decommission efforts, evaluating demolishing vs liability transfer, risk appetite and how to mitigate risk.  It will conclude with an update on AEP’s self-demo effort and liability transfers.    

Chris Beam, Vice President, Projects, Controls & Construction, American Electric Power

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Seaholm Power Plant Re-Development

The re-development of the Seaholm Power Plant is the anchor of a new Seaholm District, forming the southwest quadrant of downtown Austin. Taking this historic decommissioned power plant and repurposing it while developing the land around it has created a place to live, work, play, shop, eat and sleep on the shore of Lady Bird Lake, and is connected with a major intermodal transportation network. This presentation will wrap up the conference with a comprehensive look at the process involved in re-developing a former power plant.

John C Rosato, Principal, Southwest Strategies Group Inc

12:00 p.m. :: Conference Adjourns


SPEAKERS

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


LOCATION

Sheraton Suites Galleria Atlanta
2844 Cobb Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

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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.

Room 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.

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