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FLEXIBLE POWER SYMPOSIUM
OCTOBER 29-30 | SAN ANTONIO, TX

Join us

FLEXIBLE POWER SYMPOSIUM
OCTOBER 29-30 | SAN ANTONIO, TX

Join us

FLEXIBLE POWER SYMPOSIUM
OCTOBER 29-30 | SAN ANTONIO, TX

Join us

FLEXIBLE POWER SYMPOSIUM
OCTOBER 29-30 | SAN ANTONIO, TX

Wärtsilä

Flexible Power Symposium

The 12th annual Wärtsilä Flexible Power Symposium (FPS) will be held October 29-30, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. FPS brings together professionals from the power industry to discuss the latest technologies, issues, and market trends from the U.S. and around the world.
This year’s theme is the Path to 100% renewables. The power industries transition towards renewable energy is on-going. Every day more and more renewable commitments from cities and states are in the news, with seemingly each target being loftier then the next. It is relatively clear the technology types that will make up the future 100% renewable power system. An over build of renewable generation, energy storage, and flexible generation, operating on bio-fuels, all have a role to play in this zero carbon system. What is less clear is the most effective path towards the final system. Even less understood is the most economic and reliable place to start.
Regardless of the route the path will not always be easy, smooth, or straight forward. It will be full of crossroads and hard choices, even huge obstacles. We look forward to engaging in thought provoking discussion and asking the important questions that clarify the next steps on the Path to 100.

Wärtsilä Flexible Power Symposium 2019

Wärtsilä Flexible Power Symposium 2019

Wärtsilä Flexible Power Symposium 2019

The materials for the event were outstanding. Particularly the time and place map graphic.
EDF Renewables

Wärtsilä Flexible Power Symposium 2019

Wärtsilä Flexible Power Symposium 2019

Wärtsilä Flexible Power Symposium 2019

Highlights include:

• Presentations from distinguished industry experts
• Round-table discussion with today’s power generation thought leaders
• Networking socials, golf & dinners
• Tour of the STEC Pearsall flexible power plant

Topics include:

• The Path to the 100% Renewable Power system
• Which technologies will make up the final system?
• How the impact of renewables has progressed over time
• U.S. utilities leading the way to 100% renewable power system
• Utilities discussing their portfolio strategy and targets
• Planning and execution panel: How will we reach the high renewable targets?
• The importance of accurately modelling high renewable power systems

 

This event was very well organized and executed. Very informative. Thank you!
JERA Americas

Speakers

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Paula Gold-Williams

CPS Energy
President / Chief Executive Officer

Mikael Backman

Wärtsilä
Director, Solutions Americas

Mike Bedley

APEX Power Services Corporation
Partner

Stephen C. Brague

Casey Industrial
President I Chief Executive Officer

Jim Compton

Cooperative Energy
Chief Executive Officer

Brian Elwell

Burns & McDonnell
EPC Project Director

Jussi Heikkinen

Wärtsilä
Director, Growth & Development, Americas

Karl Humberson

Dominion Energy
Director-Generation Projects

Ahmad Khan

Kansas Power Pool
Senior Director of Wholesale Electric,
Origination and Resource Planning

David Millar

Ascend Analytics
Director of Resource Planning

Scott Miller

Western Power Trading Forum
Executive Director

Risto Paldanius

Wärtsilä
Director, Energy Storage and Integration

Matti Rautkivi

Wärtsilä
Director, Business Development

Travel & Activities

Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk

Our hotel of choice for FPS 2019 is Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk. The room rate is $209/night +taxes & fees, group code is G-WART.
Book your reservations by either calling the reservations line at
+1 210.222.1234 and provide the group code G-WART or click on link below to make your reservations online.
Room block expires September 30, 2019.

Pearl Stable

With an intriguing history as the former home for the Pearl Brewery’s draft horses in the late 19th century, The Stable has been meticulously renovated to preserve the charm and integrity of the original structure.

TPC San Antonio-AT&T Canyons Course

TPC San Antonio is managed and operated by PGA TOUR Golf Course Properties as part of the TPC Network.

Agenda

October 29
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8:00am – 8:45am

CPS Energy’s Flexible Path in Action

Paula Gold-Williams
CPS Energy
President / Chief Executive Officer
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8:45am – 9:00am

Intro-Global and US Renewable Transitions

Mikael Backman
Wärtsilä
Director, Solutions Americas
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9:00am – 9:30am

The Path to 100 and The 100% Renewable Power System

Jussi Heikkinen
Wärtsilä
Director, Growth & Development, Americas
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9:30am – 10:00am

Mitigating Generation Investment Regret: the Case for Flexible Generation

David Millar
Ascend Analytics
Director of Resource Planning
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10:00am – 10:30am

Modelling the Path to a Renewable Power System

Matti Rautkivi
Wärtsilä
Director, Business Development
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10:30am – 11:00am

Networking & coffee break

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11:00am – 12:00pm

Panel – Global Trends and Path to 100%

Participants

Jussi Heikkinen
Wärtsilä
David Millar
Ascend Analytics
Matti Rautkivi
Wärtsilä
Mike Bedley
APEX Power Services Corporation
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12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lunch

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1:00pm – 1:30pm

The World’s Most Efficient and Flexible Gas-fired Peaking Plant

Jim Compton
Cooperative Energy
Chief Executive Officer
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1:30pm – 2:00pm

Unit Commitment and Economic Dispatch Optimization

Ahmad Khan
Kansas Power Pool
Senior Director of Wholesale Electric,
Origination and Resource Planning
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2:00pm – 2:30pm

Energy Storage in ERCOT and Other Markets

Risto Paldanius
Wärtsilä
Director, Marketing & Business Development,
Energy Storage Systems & Integration
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2:30pm – 3:00pm

Networking & coffee break

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3:00pm – 4:00pm

Panel- Wärtsilä Project Implementation –
EPC, Contracts, Risks and Benefits

Participants

Brian Elwell
Burns & McDonnell
Karl Humberson
Dominion Energy
Stephen Brague
Casey Industrial
Chuck Beitel
Sargent & Lundy
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4:00pm – 4:15pm

Closing Comments

Mikael Backman
Wärtsilä
Director, Solutions Americas
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5:30pm – 8:00pm

Dinner at Pearl Stable

Keynote Speaker

Scott Miller
Western Power Trading Forum
Executive Director
October 30
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9:00am – 11:30am

STEC Pearsall power plant tour

(transportation provided from Hyatt Regency Riverwalk)
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12:30pm – 4:00pm

Golf & Boxed Lunch

(If registered for golf, group transportation provided from STEC Pearsall power plant)
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6:00pm – 8:00pm

Closing Dinner

Hyatt Regency Riverwalk

Download FPS 2019 Agenda Snapshot below

Contact

Michelle Romero
Marketing Manager, Americas
michelle.romero@wartsila.com

ABOUT WÄRTSILÄ

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.