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August 1-2, 2018
San Juan College
Farmington, NM


*Preliminary Topics and Speakers are Subject to Change

 7:30-8:00 a.m.,  Networking Breakfast
 8:00 a.m.   Welcome and Introductions
 8:15-9:15 a.m.  Turbine Troubleshooting and Repair Methods
 Tom Reid, Manager of Engineering, TG Advisers
 9:15-10:00 a.m.  RMEL Load Cycling Symposium Report Out
 Gary Ruhl, Manager, Fuels & Technical Services, Omaha Public Power District
   10:00–10:15 a.m., Networking Break
 10:15-11:00 a.m.  GridEx IV After Action Report and Lessons Learned
 Jake Schmitter, Senior Manager, Training & Exercises, Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center
 11:00-11:45 a.m.  Low Impact Generation CIP Compliance
 Ryan Walter, Compliance Analyst, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association
 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.,  Networking Lunch
 1:00-1:45 p.m.  Physical Security (Suspicious Package Handling)
 Thomas Livingston, Plant Manager, Arizona Public Service
 1:45-2:30 p.m.  NERC BAL-003 – Frequency Response Impacts on Plants
Bill Paiz, Power Production Engineer V, and Saul Macias, PNM Resources
 2:30–2:45 p.m., Networking Break
 2:45-3:00 p.m.  Attendee Announcements
 3:00-3:30 p.m.  Four Corners Plant Overview
 Thomas Livingston, Plant Manager, Arizona Public Service
 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Generation Vital Issues Roundtable
  7:00-8:00 a.m.,  Networking Breakfast
 8:00-8:45 a.m.  Combustion Turbine Technology
 Luke Buntz, Market Research Analyst, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.
 8:45-9:30 a.m.  Reciprocating Engines – Flexibility for Peaking Operations and Black Start
 Phil Duran, Sr. Director – Business Operations, Tyr Energy, Inc.
 9:30–9:45 a.m., Networking Break
9:45-10:30 a.m.   Steam Generation and Water Treatment Chemistry – Lessons Learned and Emerging Technologies
 Brad Buecker, Senior Technical Publicist, ChemTreat 

Market changes from RTO’s, generation portfolios, distributed resources, and environmental regulations are forcing power generation facilities to meet significant challenges regarding reliability, flexibility, facility decommissioning and managing the workforce.  This conference will provide deep insight from specialists that are meeting these challenges, and  will provide opportunity for highly interactive roundtable discussions of specific issues you may be facing.  

Who Should Attend

Plant managers, operators, and engineers that are on the front lines of power plant management, operations, maintenance, design and construction.  Non-technical professionals in consulting, HR, asset management and finance will also benefit greatly in their understanding of the issues facing the power generation industry. 

Continuing Education Certificate
All attendees will receive a continuing education certificate worth 6.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) by RMEL, upon completion of the course. There will be 1.0 professional hour (PDH) given for attending the Member Roundtable. RMEL serves a large territory in which attendees participate in a number of accrediting organizations, each with their own requirements. Depending on the certifying body you are affiliated with, RMEL PDHs may be applied towards your recertification credit. It is the responsibility of the attendee to determine if the credits are applicable to their certifying body and how they may be applied. Use the event brochure, and agenda to determine how the content applies to your certification. The attendee is also responsible for verifying how the quantity of RMEL PDHs convert to your certifying body credits. Typically 1.0 PDH is equal to .1 CEU, but you should always verify the conversion scale.