October 18-21, 2021 | Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center | San Antonio, TX

Don’t get left behind in the hydrogen revolution.

Experience the one event that brings power generation and chemical process management together to collaborate and learn about the fast-paced advances being made toward a hydrogen economy.

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Drawing on resources from both the chemical process and energy industries, HydrogeNext covers the full value chain from hydrogen production to distribution and end-use.

Matthew Grant, Vice President & Publisher of POWER and Chemical Engineering

HydrogeNext’s program will cover key topics vital to power generation and chemical process industry professionals including the future of hydrogen in energy, key projects/case studies, and lessons learned, as well as the latest news and updates on electrolyzer technologies, infrastructure issues, handling & storage, carbon capture, combustion turbine developments, fuel cells, and safety.

Agenda

Monday, October 18

7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Room: Stars at Night Ballroom 1
Moderator
Aaron Larson
Executive Editor
POWER magazine
Panelist
Paul Browning
President & CEO
Mitsubishi Power
Panelist
Jon Long
Vice President, Power Development
Entergy Services, Inc.
Panelist
Janice Lin
Founder & President
Green Hydrogen Council
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Room: Stars at Night Ballroom 1

Tuesday, October 19

7:00 am - 6:00 pm
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Room: Stars at Night Ballroom 1
Panelist
Scott Mellon
acting Power Resources Manager
Burbank Water & Power
Panelist
Shannon Bragg-Sitton
Lead, Integrated Energy Systems
Idaho National Laboratory
Panelist
Marc Nichols
Senior Director, New Reactors
Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI)
There has been on-again, off-again interest in hydrogen as an energy resource for decades. However, with countries around the world aiming to decarbonize their power supplies, more focused attention will likely be placed on hydrogen going forward. Therefore, the next significant step in the energy transition may revolve around the hydrogen economy. In the end, it will come down to cost. The key to expanding the hydrogen economy is developing a supply chain that can produce green hydrogen at a price customers are willing to pay. This session will provide an overview of the hydrogen economy and how it could evolve.
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Room: Stars at Night Ballroom 1
Speaker
Diane Fischer
Director, Generation Services
Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc.
Speaker
Colleen Rimlinger
Sr. Technical Sales Manager Turbomachinery & Process Services
Baker Hughes
Speaker
Marc Prasse
Mechanical Associate III
Sargent & Lundy
Equipment manufacturers are in a race to enhance gas turbine technology. Not only are they working to improve gas turbine efficiency, but they are also trying to expand fuel flexibility including the capability to operate heavy-duty gas turbines on 100% hydrogen. Some experts believe combustion technology improvements will achieve this breakthrough by 2025. In this session, presentations will touch on the latest advancements in gas turbine technology and explain the path forward. Attendees will also learn about some of the side effects that combusting 100% hydrogen could have on complementary plant equipment including heat recovery steam generators at combined cycle facilities.

Wednesday, October 20

7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Room: Stars at Night Ballroom 1
Speaker
Mr. Fredric C. Fletcher
Principal
Power from the Prairie
Speaker
Matthew Weaver
Business Development Manager - North America
Nel Hydrogen
Speaker
Dr. Robert Do
Chief Executive Officer
SG H2 Energy Global LLC
Speaker
Marc Nichols
Senior Director, New Reactors
Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI)
Speaker
Whitaker B. Irvin, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
Q Hydrogen
This session will explore the different ways to produce Hydrogen from water. Attendees will learn about the different technologies, as well as latest technological developments, such as in membranes, catalysts and downstream processing.
Room: Stars at Night Ballroom 1
Speaker
Emily Kunkel
Senior Environmental Associate
Sargent & Lundy
Speaker
Howard Meyer
Senior Institute Engineer
Gas Technology Institute
Hydrogen produced from natural gas via traditional means -- such as steam-methane reforming or autothermal reforming -- can still provide a clean source of fuel ("blue" hydrogen) when the carbon emissions are captured and stored. This session will discuss the various industrial carbon-capture techniques and how "blue" hydrogen can present a cost-effective solution in many applications and serve as a bridge to a fully "green" hydrogen economy.
Room: Stars at Night Ballroom 1
Speaker
Kimberly Okafor
Strategic Business Development Manager/Trillium
Loves Travel Stops
Speaker
Mr. Brian Weeks
Associate Dir
Gas Technology Institute
Hydrogen's unique qualities mean that it can present logistical and safety challenges that must be overcome to reach widespread adoption in the energy sector. This session will explore ways the industry can address such challenges, including metal embrittlement, flammability and leakage and the expanding use of fuel cells beyond cars and buses.
Room: Stars at Night Ballroom 1
Keynote
Michael Pesin
Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Advanced Grid Research and Development Division
U.S. Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy funds some of the most cutting-edge research and development being done in the power industry. With its support, advanced solutions are often created that would not otherwise have been possible. Our keynote speaker leads the group division responsible for the development and management of projects for "next-generation" electricity delivery technologies and supporting activities to accelerate their introduction to the marketplace. Join us as Michael Pesin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Advanced Grid Research and Development Division at the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Electricity, covers topics that will greatly affect the future of the power sector. He will cover: • Department of Energy Goals and Objectives • Enabling Technologies Available and in the Works • The Challenges That Come with Zero-Carbon Goals, including Resiliency and Reliability Issues • Energy Storage and Hurdles to Be Overcome

Thursday, October 21

7:00 am - 10:30 am
Take advantage of your trip to San Antonio to see some real-world technology first hand! Take a short ride over to the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) campus to visit the Supercritical Transformational Electric Power project known as STEP Demo (www.stepdemo.us). This project will demonstrate a next-generation electricity generating plant with dramatically improved efficiencies, economics, and environmental performance. Under this $155+ million Department of Energy public/private partnership, GTI, SwRI, and GE Research will design, build, and operate a first-of-a-kind 10 MWe pilot power plant to advance the supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) Brayton power cycle. The test facility is configured to enable optimization of system performance and characterization of critical components and subsystems over a range of operating conditions. This initiative will integrate and prove compact, modular technologies that can be applied to generate clean, low-cost power from fossil fuels (natural gas and coal), renewable power (concentrated solar, biomass, geothermal), next-generation nuclear, industrial waste heat recovery, and shipboard propulsion. Don't miss this opportunity to visit this newly constructed 22,000 ft2 building and see firsthand how things are coming together at this exciting demonstration site. In addition, visitors will visit SwRI's Turbomachinery Research Facility, a 10,000 ft2 laboratory with flexible test capabilities including 3 MW closed-loop compression facilities, 1 MW-scale supercritical CO2 test loops, hydrogen combustion and compression facilities, seal and bearing test rigs. This special site tour will follow the end of sessions on Thursday, October 21 and will take about 2.5 hours. SwRI's campus is conveniently located in San Antonio, about 20 minutes away. Guests will be transported there by bus and provided with a lunch to eat on the way back to the convention center. We look forward to seeing you at the tour!

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Electricity Provider Conference Pass

Electricity providers and employees of generating or transmission companies. Employees of companies that generate power, including power plants, government-run utilities, entities that have on-site power generation facilities such as chemical process plants, campuses, universities, hospitals, private enterprises, commercial facilities, industrial facilities, etc. Power systems must have a rated capacity of 100 kW or greater for owners/operators to qualify as electricity providers. Vendors should select the “Standard” category below.

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