Generation Planning Panel
Generation operations is faced with significant challenges to ensure flexibility and reliability while remaining cost competitive. This panel will explore current trends, relevant projects and market perspectives to gain insight to this changing industry, along with open dialogue on challenges and best practices in meeting these challenges.  

Gen X on Generation Why at AECI
Panelist #1: Vernon “Buddy” Hasten, Vice President of Engineering and Construction, Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. 
This presentation will provide a high-level overview of Associated Electric’s three tier system and diverse generation portfolio.  Topics will also include a discussion of AECI’s Long Term Strategic Plan and how execution of this plan is impacting the generation portfolio.  

Generation Planning at APS
Panelist #2: Phil McLaughlin, General Manager, Resource Management, Arizona Public Service 

Advancing Clean Energy in Florida
Panelist #3: Jill Dvareckas, Director of Development, Florida Power & Light
Since 2001, FPL has modernized its power generating fleet into one of the cleanest in the United States by replacing oil and coal plants with highly fuel efficient energy centers that run on cleaner and cheaper natural gas. Today, FPL typical-residential customer bills are lower than 90 percent of the country and the power company’s emissions profile is 30 percent lower than the national average.  Committed to making smart investments in clean energy technologies, FPL is continuing this trend with investments in solar and battery storage. FPL’s “30-by-30” plan to install 30 million panels by 2030 will position Florida as a global leader in solar production. Jill will discuss this transition and the role of battery storage at FPL, including FPL’s recent announcement to replace natural gas units largely with renewable energy, including a 409 MW battery.

Moderator: Curt Brown, Central Region Director - Power Generation Services, Black & Veatch