Power Experts will be hosting an event in Atlanta to further discuss Clean Coal Technology, Emissions Control, New Projects, Air and Environmental Compliance. The two-day program includes presentations, break out sessions and panel debates which will delve in to strategies for managing the coal-fired fleet under current regulations and the future for coal power.


Some of the topics that may be covered in the agenda

  • Key Factors That Affect Hg Control in a Power Plant
  • New Projects
  • Clean Coal Technology
  • EPA trends
  • Regulatory Updates
  • O&M
  • Strategic Developments
  • Tunable Diode lasers for measurement of HCl, NH3, and SO3
  • What utilities are doing with coal units to meet the Clean Power Plan
  • Subsidies extended to fossil fuels compared to Nuclear Power and Renewable v Nuclear
  • Decommissioning and Reuse Options
  • Carbon Capture and Storage
  • EPRI’s Water Research Center
  • Waste Water/Water Management Strategies
  • Managing the Utility Fleet for Hg and NOx Reliability
  • Plant Reliability/Best Green Practices-Technologies down to the maintenance level

Event Speakers

Dr Kenneth L. Mitchell

Special Assistant to Director

EPA Region 4’s Air, Pesticides, and Toxics Management Division

Steve Whitworth

Senior Director

Environmental Policy and Analysis, Ameren

Betsy Higgins

EVP, Chief Financial Officer

Oglethorpe Power Corporation

Shannon Maher Bañaga


Federal Affairs, Teco Energy Inc.

Mark Simpson Berry

Vice President

Environmental Affairs, Georgia Power

Kathleen Robertson

Sr. Environmental & Fuels Policy Manager


Andrew Hlasko P.E.

Senior Program Manager

Large Carbon Management Projects, DOE

Susan B. Kennedy

Senior Environmental Affairs Specialist

Gulf Power Company

Thomas K. Gale

Director of Technology Development

Novinda Corporation

Gary S. Brinkworth P.E.


Technology Innovation, Enterprise Relations & Innovation, TVA

John Kinsman

Sr. Director

Environment, Edison Electric Institute

Jon Lehmkuhler

Commercial Manager

Brominated Performance Products Great Lakes Solutions, A Chemtura Business

Nathan Hart

Product Manager

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas

Robert Nicolo

Environmental Product Director

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.

Alison Chiock

Director of Resource Policy & Planning

Georgia Power

Sam Najim, P.E.

Principal Environmental Specialist

Environmental Affairs Department, Oglethorpe Power

Thomas Coleman


Reliability Assessments, North American Electric Reliability Corporation

Dika Kuoh

Assistant Branch Chief

Georgia Environmental Protection Division

John Northington

Assistant Director

NCCC, Southern Company

Stephen Potter

Lead Engineer

Mercury SME, Duke Energy

Jeffery B. Preece

Technical Leader

Water Management Technology, EPRI

Karl R. Wilber

General Manager & Executive Vice President

Tekran Instruments Corporation