3rd Annual Natural Gas to Power Generation Summit 2016 Natural Gas Power Generation US 2016 9-10 May 2016 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

2016 Agenda

Discover what it takes to efficiently develop, finance and construct a gas-fired power plant in the face of coal fleet retirement

The 3rd Annual Natural Gas for Power Generation Summit 2016 returns this coming May 9-10 with an exciting new focus and expert speaker line up. Serving as the hub of gas-fired power projects in the States, this meeting is a one stop shop for all you need to know about gas power in the face of coal retirement.

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9:00am-9:15am Opening Speech

Chairman: Mike Krancer, Partner, Blank Rome (former Secretary of The Department of Environmental Protection)


9:15am-9:45am The MISO Perspective - Potential for Gas on the Grid

  • Get to grips with the MISO analysis findings over the past 5 years regarding gas infrastructure
  • Delve into the MISO’s in depth analysis regarding the impacts of CPP on the overall fleet and gas generation impacts
  • Get first hand insight from the in house models MISO use to quantify gas infrastructure impacts of electric power generation

Tessa Haagenson, Policy Studies Engineer, Mid-Continent ISO

9:45am-10:15am The Place of Gas-Fired Power Generation in the Energy Mix

  • Get insight into how natural gas prices have impacted the place of gas in power generation
  • Review how the Clean Power Plan may impact power generation dynamics in PJM
  • Assess the impact of increasing intermittent power supplies as more renewable energy resources come on-line and the opportunity this creates for gas-fired projects

Gary Helm, Lead Market Strategist for Emerging Markets, PJM Interconnection


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10:45am-11:15am Repowering A Coal Plant with Natural Gas – The Case Study of Salem Harbor Station

  • The same coal plants that now attract environmental disparagement have for decades been central drivers for their regional electric systems and local economies
  • Through outreach and careful restructuring, it is possible to create a new vision for the sites of these plants that is rooted in their historic roles while embracing the future
  • Footprint Power’s recent experience closing the financing for the new Salem Harbor Station CCGT will provide a case study

Peter Furniss, CEO, Footprint Power

11:15am-11:45am FERC and CFTC Enforcement Actions Pose Risk to Market Participants

  • Scope of anti-manipulation authority
  • FERC and the CFTC enforcement actions against generators
  • Best practices: Compliance measures companies can implement to minimize enforcement risks

Bob Pease, Senior Counsel, Bracewell LLP

11:45am-12:15pm How to Overcome Environmentalist & Community Opposition and Accelerate the Approval Process

  • How to avoid costly delays or project denials
  • How to identify and mobilize public support for power plants and pipeline projects
  • How to influence regulators and dominate the regulatory review and permitting process

John Davies, CEO, Davies Public Affairs


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1:30pm-2:00pm Responding to the Lack of Pipeline Infrastructure

  • Understand which are current infrastructure constraints for natural gas in the North East USA
  • Hear what are the new projects that are planned
  • Learn how this will alleviate the bottlenecks and allow gas to flow to meet new demand needs

Ajey Chandra, Managing Director, Muse Stancil & Co

2:00pm-2:30pm Interconnect and Fuel Supply Issues in the North East USA

  • Get valuable insight into the state of play for gas –fired power in the NE
  • Get an update on the electricity market rules that will improve gas / electric coordination including the FERC Order 809
  • Learn exactly what the infrastructure challenges are for gas fuel supply in this area

John Broyles, Senior Gas Electric Analyst - Grid Operations Department, NYISO

2:30pm-3:00pm Supply chain and Relationship Coordination

  • Discover just how crucial it is to have a solid relationship along the supply chain to ensure maximum project productivity
  • Hear how project leaders have successfully woven a lucrative relationship between their entire supply chain
  • Hear what the challenges are to productivity so that you can avoid any issues during your own project

Kelli Joseph, Director, Market and Regulatory Affairs, NRG

3:00pm-3.30pm Markets Fundamentals

  • What are the latest developments in PJM, ISONE, NYISO, ERCOT, CAISO

Adil Sener, VP, Jefferies LLC


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4:00pm-4:30pmA Look Ahead for Gas Turbines

  • Discover how government policy and technology advances are shaping the demand for gas turbines

Ken Hall, Chairman, Gas Turbine Association TBC

OEM PANEL 4:30pm-5:30pm The Right Gas Turbine for your own Project

  • Hear from the leading market OEMs on their latest products
  • Assess which turbine will be best for your business by weighing up the different options offered

Andy Buckenberger, Product Manager, Siemens
Michael Ducker, Manager Market Research, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems America
Sarah (Maas) Stotz, Director of Marketing, GE Power - Gas Power Systems

5:30pm-6:00pm Small Scale LNG for Power Generation – Does it Make Cents?

  • Are you a victim of natural gas supply curtailments that impact your operations?
  • Are you interested in back-up fuel supply for distributed generation?
  • If so this presentation will focus on siting, design and high level pricing for small scale LNG

Michael Nicoloro, Senior VP, Sanborn Head Associates, Inc.
Joan Fontaine, VP, Sanborn Head Associates, Inc.

6:00pm-6:15pm Closing Remarks of the Day


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8.50am-09.00am Welcome Remarks

Chairman: Mike Krancer, Partner, Blank Rome (former Secretary of The Department of Environmental Protection)

9:00am-9:30am Special Live Interview: Philip Rinaldi

Philip Rinaldi, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Philadelphia Energy Solutions

9:30am-10:00am Gas with Regard to Electricity

  • The impact of gas becoming more and more prevalent to produce electricity
  • Gas: Supply / Demand and Transportation Options
  • FERC Regulation of interstate natural gas transportation

Ken Sosnick, Senior Project Manager, Concentric Energy Advisors

10:00am-10:30am Carbon Markets and the Long Term Effect

  • Get first-hand knowledge on how a different commodity to coal will change the future
  • Understand how the tightening of MACs in the States will affect where grid operators get their fleet moving forward
  • Get to grips with which MAC emissions affect each ISO’s state and learn how their grid is going to change as a result

Ronald Brisé, Commissioner, Florida Public Service Commission

10:30am-11:00am NTE Energy: Project Development

  • The implications faced when moving forward with the development of new natural gas projects
  • Long Term Market vs. Open Market: the major differences of challenges when developing projects in each market
  • Leading Developer NTE Energy gives first hand insight into their development success with case studies of their different projects in North Carolina, Texas and Ohio

Michael Schuster, Project Director, NTE Energy


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11:30am-12:00pm The Role of Lawyers in the Power Plant Development Process

  • Understand what a developer needs to be concerned about from a legal perspective when planning a gas-fired project
  • How lawyers help (or hinder) the development process to get to the point that is successful
  • Know what the pitfalls and how to avoid them – Learn from case studies

Thomas Moore, Partner, Mayer Brown LLC

12:00pm-12:30pm Business Models for Power Plant Projects

  • Get key insight into a top operator’s current and future natural gas power plant projects
  • Learn about successful financial structures to support your power plant project
  • Understand your market and make the economics of your project tally up

William Nordlund, Partner, Panda Power Funds


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Permitting and Financing

1:30pm-2:00pm Financing, Financial Planning and Asset Management

  • Leading IPP CPV to give insight into how to financial plan and manage a project successfully for project financing and beyond
  • Get to grips with how the asset management arm of CPV’s business helps projects adjust to new market conditions
  • Exclusive insight into CPV project case studies

Dave Magill, SVP, Competitive Power Ventures

2:00pm-3:00pm Panel Discussion: Financing & Investing

  • Successful structures for project financing
  • Potential draw-back going forward:
    - Lack of institutional capacity
    - Term Loan B disarray
  • Hedge capacity and new structures that help
  • Market structure issues

Moderator: William Nordlund, Partner, Panda Power Funds

Raya Prabhu, Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co
Kevin Phillips, Managing Director, Joint Global Head of Power & Utilities, Jefferies LLC
Mike Roth, VP, Ares Management

3:00pm-3:30pm Special Live Interview with David Spigelmyer

David Spigelmyer, President, Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC)

3:30pm-3:45pm Closing Remarks for the Conference

3:45pm-4:15pm END OF CONFERENCE

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Barbara Canals
Natural Gas for Power Generation USA 2016
+44 (0) 2073757231
Email: bcanals@fc-bi.com
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