Holland Energy Park Exterior

Electric Power Conference & Exhibition

March 19 - 22, 2018

Gaylord Opryland Convention Center
Nashville, TN
United States

Three of our power experts will be presenting at the upcoming Electric Power conference and we hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018  

Track: EP-Challenges, Advances and Real-World Application of Combined Heat & Power
1 - 2:30 p.m.| CHP1: Recent CHP Projects
Coal to CHP - An Industrial Natural Gas Replacement Case Study
Presenter: Jason Kloess, Mechanical Engineer, P.E.

This presentation will explore a case study at a polymer production facility in south-east Ohio where two 1960s vintage pulverized coal boilers were retired and replaced with two new package boilers capable of tri-fuel operation with either natural gas or No. 2 fuel oil as primary fuel and as-available naphtha co-firing; a backpressure steam turbine generator capable of cogenerating up to 8 MW in steam load following mode; and associated balance of plant equipment and structures. The new “boiler island” exports 600psig and 130psig steam for process use, offsets a portion of purchased power from the local utility, and includes black-start capabilities for strategic backup during utility power outages. The project also resulted in an impressive air emissions reduction of greater than 96 percent. This case study will include discussion of key drivers and the economic evaluation of alternatives that fueled the natural gas replacement project. The presentation will also include key aspects of project planning and execution including design development, environmental permitting, gas service upgrade, major equipment procurement, cogeneration interconnect requirements, 3D based detailed design, and construction contracting approach.

Track: EP-Challenges, Advances and Real-World Application of Combined Heat & Power 
2:45 - 4 p.m. | CHP2: Successful Models for CHP Solutions
CHP Development - Positioning for Success
Presenter: Scott Leigh, Project Development

This presentation will discuss the importance of early project planning and development in the context of assessing the viability of CHP projects, including with demonstration through case studies. Realizing that no two developments are identical, and often one party may be “cold calling,” the importance of development flexibility, non-linear evaluation, and nimbleness will be discussed. The intent is to summarize means and methods to establish a meaningful development process for the technical and economic aspects of CHP pursuits while minimizing development costs and establishing desired project certainty. The Holland Energy Park CHP project and other developments will be highlighted.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Track EP-Gas Technology Solutions 
1 - 2:30 p.m. | GAS3: Case Studies in Excellence
Integration of CHP with Gas Technology for a Community Showcase
Presenter: Carrie Shuler, Project Engineering Manager

This presentation will present a case study of the history of the development of the Holland Board of Public Works' (HBPW) Holland Energy Park (HEP) located in Holland, Michigan, from its early days as a coal fired solution to its final configuration as a gas-fired cogeneration plant. It will include an overview of the Sustainable Return on Investment analysis that factored in intangible community goals into the decision making, including architectural components. Early project planning and alignment will be discussed, and the influence of such on establishing price and schedule certainty as well as risk identification and control. Details of the transition from project development to project execution will be provided, highlighting the importance of robust project management through all phases and disciplines of the effort. It will address the development and design considerations that went into completing this facility, and in particular, discuss the importance of project development activities in defining the combined heat and power aspects of the snowmelt system and its integration with plant operation and project execution decisions, leading to owner purchased major equipment. It will also address the community’s involvement and interest in focusing on sustainability, pursuing the first Envision® Platinum Verification awarded to a power plant.