Monday | March 19

  1. 1:00 PM – 1:15 PM

    Plenary Session

    Opening Remarks

  2. 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

    Plenary Session

    CCUS Keynote

  3. 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

    Plenary Session

    Carbon Capture Test Centers: Bringing the Lab to Life

    The world’s carbon capture test centers play the important role of bridging the gap between lab research and large-scale research. During this session we will learn more about this vital mission and check in with several of the world’s leading carbon capture test centers.

    • John Northington Director, National Carbon Capture Center / Southern Company
    • Jason Begger Executive Director / Wyoming Infrastructure Authority
  4. 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM


    Networking Break

  5. 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

    Plenary Session

    Updates from North America’s Major Projects

    Petra Nova, the Kemper County Energy Facility, and Aquistore have all made headlines in recent years due to their positions at the forefront of CCUS deployment. During this session, we will receive updates from all three of these projects, delving into their successes, challenges, and lessons learned.

    • Tim Thomas Vice President, Environmental and Chemical Plant Division / Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America
    • Landon Lunsford Engineering and Project Execution Manager / Southern Company Services
    • Erik Nickel Senior Project Manager / Petroleum Technology Research Centre
  6. 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


    Networking Reception

    Join us for a celebratory bash in the Water’s Edge Atrium at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center! Connect with peers and relax with a drink and appetizers.

Tuesday | March 20

  1. 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM


    Analysis and Screening of Adsorbents for CO2 Capture from Heavy Industrial Processes

    One of the many ways to decrease global warming is to control anthropogenic CO2 emissions. Adsorption is considered to be an economical gas separation process and it has lots of room for further development. By screening different adsorbents at different operations and different flue gas compositions this work will advise on how adsorption can be utilized in the UAE.

    • Saeed AlmenhaliMasdar Institute, A Part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology
  2. 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM


    CO2 Capture Project Phase 4 (CCP4) - An update on the CCP4 Storage Program

    The CO2 Capture Project (CCP) is an award-winning collaboration of major energy companies working together to advance technologies that will underpin safe and cost effective deployment of industrial-scale CCS. Phase 4 (CCP4) began in 2015; now in its seventeenth year it will continue to develop pioneering CO2 capture and storage (CCS) technology research and knowledge at multiple levels of development, including exploratory research to demonstration. The presentation will provide an update on the storage technologies currently under development that have been selected by the Phase 4 member companies.

  3. 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

    Utilization & Transportation

    Preliminary Investigation of Low Salinity-Amplified CO2 EOR

    This presentation will discuss how we systematically explore a hybrid technique: Low Salinity Amplified-CO2 (LSAC) injection from nano- to micro-scale. This advancement arises from CO2 – increased solubility in low salinity brines in place of unwanted colloids and then injection into different petroleum reservoirs. Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and microfluidic modelling are adopted for nano- and micro-scale investigations respectively. Through this systematic investigation, we will reveal that LSAC-EOR has potential to improve microscopic recovery efficiency – a key component of macroscopic efficiency that most petroleum reservoirs urgently demand.

    • Dayo Afekare PhD Student / Craft and Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering, Louisiana State University
  4. 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM


    Comparison of life cycle assessments for bio-catalysed potassium carbonate system with amine-based capture and UNO MK3 technology

    The International Reference Centre for the Life Cycle of Products, Processes, and Services (CIRAIG) studied three carbon capture technologies and compared their life-cycle analysis. The study shows there is a definite Life-Cycle advantage to use a potassium carbonate bio-catalysed system over amine-based systems or precipitating potassium carbonate systems promoted by other chemicals.

  5. 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM


    Certification of sites and projects for geological storage of carbon dioxide

    The standard ISO 27914, which was published in 2017, is expected to serve as a key reference document for projects for geological storage of carbon dioxide worldwide. However, to make ISO 27914 readily applicable to verification of projects at different points in a project life cycle, its requirements and recommendations must be linked to the key project decisions or regulatory approvals. We present a framework for transparent and efficient verification of compliance with ISO 27914 at the key decision gates in the life cycle of geological storage projects.

  6. 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

    Utilization & Transportation

    Techno-economic analysis of CO2 capture and utilization for enhanced oil recovery and associated geological storage in Ohio’s depleted oilfields

    Project economics have a significant impact on the feasibility of widespread carbon-dioxide (CO2) capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) implementation as a climate change mitigation strategy. In the United States (U.S.), approximately three billion metric tonnes of CO2 are emitted from stationary point sources annually, with Ohio accounting for 4-5% of total reported U.S. emissions. Building on previous economic analysis of CO2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR) conducted at the state-wide level, this study incorporates power plant techno-economics and the costs of dedicated CO2 storage via EOR with local source-sink pairs to help define economically viable CCUS project scenarios in Ohio.

  7. 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM


    Accelerating CO2 capture with nickel nanomaterials technology

    There is still a challenge to develop efficient CO2 capture systems that can operate fast and cope with low concentrations of CO2 emitted in a real time. One way is to accelerate conversion of CO2 into carbonic acid through aqueous based absorbers. Here we report an economical method of rapid capture of CO2 through industrial absorbent aqueous solutions by inorganic heterogeneous catalysts, nickel nanoparticle, nickel nanowires, and nickel nanomaterials on silica support, discovered by us via bio mimicking the mineralization in sea urchins. Current work is aimed at investigating this proposed technology in various model capture systems.

  8. 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM


    The Genesis of the CO2 Storage Resource Management System (SRMS)

    Over the past decade, there have been many published methodologies to calculate CO2 storage. However, they vary from volumetric assessments of pore volume to rigorous statistical representation of geologic heterogeneity with CO2‐brine displacement efficiency. Many methods concentrate on the scientific analysis technique that they use to estimate storage, rather than on the uncertainty in their estimate based on quantity and quality of data and the types of data available. The application of these methods to the same rock unit may yield differences in the estimate by 2‐5 orders of magnitude.

    • Scott Frailey Sr. Reservoir Engineer / Illinois State Geological Survey
  9. 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

    Utilization & Transportation

    Risk Assessment for Assessing Long-Term Storage of Carbon Dioxide in Ohio’s Depleted Oil Fields

    This presentation covers risk assessment for implementation of CO2 storage in conjunction with carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) in Ohio. The adopted risk framework uses the bow-tie method with features, events, and processes (FEPs) to identify and assess site-specific and non-site-specific project risks. The use of the bow-tie method allows easy visualization and identification of barriers that can reduce the likelihood of the top event in a risk scenario. It also allows visualization of mitigation barriers to be identified for each consequence.

  10. 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM


    Networking Break

  11. 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM


    CO2 Capture Project Phase 4 (CCP4) - An update on the CCP4 Capture Program

    The CO2 Capture Project (CCP) is an award-winning collaboration of major energy companies working together to advance technologies that will underpin safe and cost effective deployment of industrial-scale CCS. Phase 4 (CCP4) began in 2015; now in its seventeenth year it will continue to develop pioneering CO2 capture and storage (CCS) technology research and knowledge at multiple levels of development, including exploratory research to demonstration. The presentation will provide an update on the capture technologies currently under development that have been selected by the Phase 4 member companies.

  12. 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM


    Advanced InSAR for surface deformation monitoring over CCUS Projects

    Satellite-based Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) technology has been used as a monitoring tool over various CCUS projects around the world. From InSalah in Algeria to the Quest project in Canada, this approach has been effective at capturing surface-level effects related to CO2 injection and storage, including identification of leakages and faults opening at depth, reconstruction of fluid flow pathways, and constraint for geomechanical models. Ongoing work over CCUS sites will be presented, with an emphasis on how advancements in the field of InSAR can be used to improve storage efficacy monitoring and refine understanding of sub-surface dynamics.

    • Jessica Morgan Senior GIS Analyst, Sales and Client Support / TRE Altamira Inc.
  13. 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    Utilization & Transportation

    The Cost of Getting CCUS Wrong

    This talk presents new ways to account for geologic parameter uncertainty in CCUS projects. We outline the economic and engineering effects that uncertainty has on CCUS projects and detail a process for designing infrastructure that is robust to the identified uncertainties. Two case studies—the Canadian oil sands industry in Alberta and the propose Nebraska CarbonSAFE CCUS complex—are used to demonstrate our new approach.

  14. 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM


    Practical Aspects of Brine Extraction as a Storage Management Tool

    This study investigates the practical aspects of brine extraction for effective pressure and plume management by designing a brine extraction pilot at the Illinois Basin Decatur CO2 storage site using numerical simulations. A series of cases were simulated to determine the optimal extraction well type, well location, extraction rate (or injection-to-extraction ratio), and perforation interval. Differential pressure, CO2 storage efficiency, and the CO2 plume extent were used as metrics to evaluate brine extraction performance. The findings demonstrate the practical approach to design a brine extraction research pilot that could lead to commercial storage applications.

    • Fang Yang Practical Aspects of Brine Extraction as a Storage Management Tool / Illinois State Geological Survey
  15. 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

    Utilization & Transportation

    SimCCS: A Collaborative Tool for CCS Infrastructure Design

    This talk will introduce a new, open-source, software package for CCS network design called SimCCS 2.0. SimCCS 2.0 is a software application that enables users to design CCS infrastructure networks by determining which sources and sinks to use, and where to build pipelines to transport a target quantity of CO2. We will highlight the workflow of SimCCS 2.0 including data requirements, novel candidate network generation procedures, optimization problem formulation, solution processing, and problem visualization. We will demonstrate the CCS decision-making power of SimCCS 2.0 through several ongoing regional, commercial-scale studies.

    • Sean Yaw Dr. / Los Alamos National Laboratory
  16. 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM


    Joint Study to Develop a Commercial Scale Integrated CCUS Demonstration Project in the Ordos Basin, China

    This joint study – funded under the U.S. – China Clean Energy Research Center – to develop a commercial scale integrated CCUS demonstration project in the Ordos Basin, China. The objective of the project is to build a scientific, technological, and engineering framework necessary for a commercial scale integrated demonstration project including CO2 capture, CO2 handling (compression and transportation), CO2 utilization (EOR/EWR/Fracking), displaced water life cycle analysis and treatment, and CO2 geological storage. This joint study focuses on: 1) evaluating the technologic, engineering, economic, and financial feasibilities of a commercial-scale integrated CCUS project; 2) assessing the research gaps, developing and validating technologies for implementing commercial scale integrated CCUS project; 3) utilizing CO2 from the coal-to-chemical facilities to support CO2-EOR/storage projects; and 4) developing an integrated CO2-EOR project with commercial-scale CO2 storage.

  17. 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM


    Planning the First South African Pilot CO2 Storage Project

    One of the primary objectives of the South Africa Pilot CO2 Storage Project (PCSP) is to carry out a small-scale carbon dioxide (CO2) injection, storage, and monitoring project proposed in the Zululand basin in northeastern KwaZulu-Natal. Extensive characterization analyses of the available data, including interpretation of existing 2D seismic, aeromagnetic, well log, and core data supplemented by new sampling of the legacy core and new sequence-stratigraphic interpretations, has greatly increased the geologic understanding of the basin. Legacy data analysis, and a future exploration plan designed to identify plays suitable for the injection test pilot project, will be presented.

    • Neeraj Gupta Battelle Fellow/Senior Research Leader / Battelle
  18. 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    Utilization & Transportation

    Generation of Electric Power in a Gas Turbine Power System Using Supercritical CO2 Produced from a Geothermal Reservoir

    CO2 capture and sequestration in deep saline aquifers is widely considered to be a leading option for controlling greenhouse gas emissions. One such possibility involves injection of supercritical carbon dioxide into a high-permeability geothermal reservoir. In addition to the benefit of sequestering the CO2 in the reservoir, the CO2 can be used to mine geothermal heat for utilization above ground. This paper describes one of the options for generating power from hot supercritical CO2 obtained from CO2 production wells connected to a geothermal reservoir, where the original source of the CO2 is CO2 captured from fossil fired power plants or industrial processes. The cost of power generated using CO2 produced from a geothermal reservoir with a gas turbine generation system is compared to the cost of generating power from a conventional geothermal steam power plant.

    • Edward Levy Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Scientist / Lehigh University Energy Research Center
  19. 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM



  20. 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM


    Proving Cost Efficiency for Midscale CO2 Capture

    Carbon Clean Solutions Limited is a global supplier of process technology and consumables to the CO2 capture and gas treating industries. Our goal is to drive down the costs of CO2 capture in order to open up new applications for utilization and sequestration.

  21. 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM


    Regional Update of CCUS Field Projects Within the PCOR Partnership Region: Improving the Commercial Viability of CO2 Storage Through Improved Performance Monitoring and Operational Management

    Improved performance monitoring and operational management strategies can enhance the commercial viability of commercial CO2 storage. Within the Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership region, several field projects are under way that are developing, demonstrating, and validating innovative monitoring approaches applying either new techniques or integrating data in new ways that enable CO2 storage at commercial scale.

    • John Hamling Principal Engineer, Oilfield Operations / University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center
  22. 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

    Utilization & Transportation

    Assessment of the Potential to Produce Oil and Store CO2 Using CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery at Conventional Oil Fields in the US Using EIA’s Oil Field Databases

    The application of CO2 EOR to conventional oil fields in the U.S. has the potential to produce large volumes of oil and store large quantities of CO2. Using oil field data in the EIA’s database of conventional U.S. oil fields, the potential to produce oil and store CO2 will be estimated using the recently modified and calibrated FE/NETL CO2 Prophet Model. The recently developed FE/NETL Onshore CO2 EOR Cost Model will be used to estimate the break-even oil price for each oil field. These results will be used to construct cost-supply curves for different CO2 costs.

    • David Morgan General Physical Scientist / National Energy Technology Laboratory
  23. 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM


    Rethinking Carbon Management

    It is well established that distributed power generation via MicroCHP/CCHP systems such as M-TriGen's PowerAire solutions, which allow direct use of engine waste heat, produce up to 45% more fuel efficiency than traditional MW centralized production. However, while CO2 capture and sequestration has long been addressed for the latter with mature technologies, development of micro CO2 systems has been somewhat ignored due to their relatively low CO2 emission contribution and the unfeasible nature of capital investment required. We have found, as with enhanced fuel efficiency, the micro power architecture uniquely leverages local production resulting in lower cost, more effective carbon capture methodologies.

  24. 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM


    Injectivity index as an indicator of reservoir quality for geologic CO2 storage in the Michigan Niagaran reef trend

    CO2 injection behavior for two depleted oil reefs, in varied stages of depletion, is evaluated using the injectivity index, a commonly used concept in petroleum reservoir engineering. Injection pressure and rate data are organized in terms of flowing material balance plots for multiple time periods. Consistent (but different) values of injectivity indices are obtained for each of the reefs, which can be correlated to the permeability of the injection zone based on results from previous studies.

  25. 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

    Utilization & Transportation

    Assessment of the Technical and Economic Potential to Produce Oil and Store CO2 by Applying CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery to Greenfield Residual Oil Zones within the Permian Basin

    The ROZ is a common feature found within several formations within the Permian Basin. NETL has assessed the potential for producing oil from the greenfield ROZ within twelve counties in both the San Andres and Grayburg formations in the Permian Basin. The assessment was conducted using the recently developed and calibrated FE/NETL CO2 Prophet Model along with the FE/NETL Onshore CO2 EOR Cost Model. This analysis will provide insight as to the magnitude of the Permian ROZ both in terms of potential oil production and CO2 storage as well as identifying the economic conditions necessary to exploit this resource.

  26. 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM


    Effects of releases from Post Combustion CO2 Capture plants on the environment

    This paper discusses the potential impacts of emissions from a post-combustion CO2 capture PCC plant retrofitted to a coal fired power plant. The solvent used to capture CO2 is piperazine, which is known to react with the flue gas to produce different types of by-products. Some of these by-products can present health risks if they are emitted at high concentrations. As a result of the capture process, different types and amounts of pollutants, such as piperazine and MDEA, which are not usually present in the flue gas of coal fired power plants without CO2 capture treatment will be emitted from the plant. These emissions could change the atmospheric reactivity of the air affecting the process of the production of air pollution over downwind areas. It is important therefore to determine the extent to which the new mix of emissions would contribute towards the production of air pollution while reducing CO2 emissions.

  27. 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM


    Lessons Learned from Small Scale Field Test Demonstrating CO2 EOR and Geologic Storage at Wellington Field in Sothern Kansas

    This presentation is an updated and finalized account for a small scale CO2 EOR and geologic storage demonstration project performed under a DOE NETL grant (DE-FE0006821) that was conducted by the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas Center for Research and Berexco LLC at Wellington Field, Sumner County, South-Central Kansas. The pilot initially included one site characterization phase and two operational phases: CO2 EOR in Mississippian carbonate reservoir and saline aquafer CO2 geologic storage demonstration. Site characterization and CO2 EOR pilot were successfully executed and a geologic storage demonstration component could not progress due to permitting limitations and induced seismicity concerns.

  28. 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Utilization & Transportation

    Carbon Storage and Utilization Options for Point Sources in the Alberta Heartland

    Various integrated development concepts for CO2 capture, storage and utilization (CCUS) from large Shell-operated point sources in the Alberta Heartland region are being investigated including CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), fertilizer production, and concrete curing. There exists technically and economically feasible pathways. While CCUS projects still depend on an offset credit system, regulatory incentives and competitive project costs, they are essential to Alberta’s ambitious goals of significantly decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.

    • John Lagasca Reservoir Engineer / Shell International Exploration and Production, Inc.
  29. 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM


    Networking Break

  30. 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM


    Dynamic CO2 Storage Capacity Sensitivity to Operating and Boundary Conditions

    Operating conditions, mainly injection rate and nature of a storage site’s boundary type play a significant role in estimation of the site specific CO2 storage capacity. In this study, reservoir simulations are used to quantitatively measure the sensitivity of dynamic storage capacity to these parameters for a potential candidate site in southern Louisiana. The presented results are helpful in selection of an optimal injection strategy and also provide insights into some of the pore scale processes that govern the movement of injected CO2 inside the storage zone.

  31. 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

    Utilization & Transportation

    Quebec Carbon Valorization Project - a unique demonstration

    Valorisation Carbone Québec (VCQ) is a unique CO2 capture and reuse project aimed at proving that a certain number of technologies, combined to state-of-the-art capture, are economically viable and can produce value-added products of importance to the industry. The VCQ project is funded by the government of Québec up to $15 million and the contribution from the partners makes the value of VCQ grow to $20 million. The presentation will cover the technologies selection, the implementation and some initial performance results.

    • Louis Fradette Director, Valorisation Carbon Québec / CO2 Solutions Inc.
  32. 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM


    An Energy Modeling Analysis of Extending the 45Q Tax Credit

    We will present modeling of a recent proposal for extending the 45Q Tax Credit for CCS using a variant of the National Energy Modeling System, EPSA-NEMS. Two scenarios were modeled, varying the cost of EOR. The effects in the high EOR costs scenario are small, but in the scenario with low EOR costs, there is a substantial increase in the amount of CO2 from both industrial and power sector sources, mainly used for EOR. The power sector CO2 comes from coal units retrofit with Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and a small amount of new natural gas units with CCS.

    • Carla Frisch Director, Office of Climate and Environmental Analysis / US Department of Energy, Office of Energy Policya and Systems Analysis
  33. 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM


    Raman Spectroscopy for Detection of CO2, SOx and NOx in Precipice Sandstone

    Raman spectroscopy is an analytical technique for characterization of the chemistry of substances using lasers and optical detectors. WellDog’s proprietary Reservoir Raman System is the world’s only self-contained Raman spectrometer system capable of deployment downhole for the in situ geochemical characterization of reservoir fluids and has been used commercially to characterize gases including methane and CO2 in oil and gas formations such as coal seams and shales. Here, we investigate the adaptation of this tool to detecting reaction products resulting from the injection of a green-house gas stream captured from a coal-fired power station into a saline aquifer.

    • Grant Myers Senior Scientist / WellDog Gas Sensing Technology Corp
  34. 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

    Utilization & Transportation

    Two Major Commercial Power Plant Flue Gas CO2 Capture, Greenhouse Use and Storage (CCUS) Projects

    This presentation covers two hydroponic greenhouse/power plant flue gas CO2 capture, use and storage projects. Both were engineered for Houweling’s Tomatoes to enhance commercial growth of table-grade tomatoes. In Camarillo California CO2 is captured from the flue gas of an on-site 13 MWe combined heat and power plant of three natural gas-fueled GE Jenbacher’s J624 two-stage turbocharged gas engines. CO2 is bio-sequestered in a 124 acre-under-glass hydroponic greenhouse. Near Mona Utah, flue gas CO2 is greenhouse bio-sequestered from the adjacent PacifiCorp natural gas combined-cycle gas turbine and steam turbine, two-train 550 MWe power plant.

  35. 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM


    Technical and Economic Challenges Facing Commercial Scale Implementation of CCUS Technology

    Geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide is a viable climate-change mitigation technology. However, significant regulatory, technical, economic, and public perception challenges must be overcome in order for wide-spread embracement of this technology. We summarize our finding from the (DOE sponsored and recently completed) commercialization study conducted for the state of Kansas. A break up of the itemized costs related to site characterization, permitting, carbon transportation, capture, and operations are discussed along with economies of scale that can be achieved with wider adoptions of the CCUS technology.

    • Tiraz Birdie Hydrologic Engineer / TBirdie Consulting and Kansas Geological Survey
  36. 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM


    Integration of NRAP tools into commercial-scale CCUS risk assessments

    The CarbonSAFE Illinois program is integrating tools developed through DOE’s National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP) into its risk assessment of a commercial-scale CCUS project. The program is utilizing NRAP’s Integrated Assessment Model for Carbon Storage (NRAP-IAM-CS), which is an integrated model that can be used to predict leakage-related behavior of a CO2 storage site by simulating the long-term behavior of the entire system, from the storage reservoir to potential receptors. This presentation will discuss the risk assessment workflow and process, and how the NRAP-IAM-CS can be used at various stages within the project to reduce uncertainty associated with commercial-scale CCUS development.

    • Christopher Brown Subsurface Energy Programs Lead / Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  37. 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

    Utilization & Transportation

    Utilizing Flue Gas CO2 for Mineral Recovery from Coal Ash: The "VCCS Cycle"

    The “VCCS Cycle” is a mineralization process for achieving carbon capture & utilization in a profitable, sustainable manner which does not rely on regulatory mandates. The VCCS technology neutralizes acidic CO2 by reacting it with alkaline coal ash, yielding solid carbonate materials and requiring very little energy input. In addition to capturing and permanently sequestering CO2 emitted from coal- or gas-fired power plants, VCCS harvests valuable minerals from coal ash waste material, such as rare earth elements, and for producing bulk construction and agricultural materials. Findings from a VCCS pilot program in North Dakota will be presented.

  38. 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM


    U.S. EPA Class VI Injection Permit Regulatory Challenges and Lessons Learnt from the Wellington, KS, Project

    The Class VI application process is an arduous multiyear project requiring significant investment of human and financial resources. If carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) is to evolve as a viable climate change mitigation policy, then the regulatory burden associated with acquiring the injection permit and operating the site needs to be reduced, along with the financial assurance obligations. Salient features and key challenges in securing the injection permit, consisting of nine project plans, are presented. Lessons learnt from the U.S. DOE sponsored Wellington project are shared with the goal of expediting the permitting process for future applicants.

    • Tiraz Birdie Hydrologic Engineer / TBirdie Consulting and Kansas Geological Survey
  39. 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM


    Reception on the Exhibit Floor

    Grab your cowboy hats and boots and head to the exhibit floor for this lively reception from Music City! Keep an eye out because it’s rumored that Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton just may join you on the floor sipping on local Nashville beer and munching on barbecue sliders.

  40. 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Poster Session

    Poster Session Presentations

    Join us at the CCUS Pavilion on the Electric Power exhibit floor for our poster presentations. Presenters will be manning their displays during this evening's reception to answer questions about their work.

Wednesday | March 21

  1. 8:00 AM – 8:15 PM

    Plenary Session

    Welcome Remarks

  2. 8:15 AM – 8:35 AM

    Plenary Session

    From Milestones to Momentum: Carbon Capture Policy in 2018

    This presentation will review Federal and state carbon capture project and policy developments in 2017 and provide insight into the outlook for 2018. Federal policies that will be covered include the leading tax credit for CO2-EOR, known as 45Q, as well as Private Activity Bonds and Master Limited Partnerships. This presentation will also review state level incentive policies such as eligibility of carbon capture in electricity generation portfolio standards, utility cost recovery mechanisms, and state assumption of long-term liability for sequestered CO2. The efforts of the National Enhanced Oil Recovery Initiative, a coalition of coal companies, oil companies, labor unions, and environmental eNGOs will be highlighted.

  3. 8:35 AM – 8:55 AM

    Plenary Session

    CCS Policy Parity: Mechanisms to Overcome the Disparity

    After nearly 50 years of proven expertise it is time that the US commits to funding mechanisms for fully integrating CCUS at the commercial scale. The CCS community has acknowledged for years that additional utility scale demonstrations projects are necessary to acquire the learning needed to drive costs down and implement risk sharing arrangements with investors. This represents the urgent need to have fiscal policy parity for CCS relative to other low-carbon/zero-carbon technologies. This presentation will outline and provide analysis of policy options that are best suited for reinstating momentum.

  4. 8:55 AM – 9:15 AM

    Plenary Session


  5. 9:15 AM – 9:30 AM


    Networking Break

  6. 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

    Plenary Session

    CarbonSAFE: Leading the Way in U.S. Carbon Storage R&D

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Carbon Storage Assurance and Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE) initiative is intended to develop integrated CCS storage complexes, constructed and permitted for operation in the 2025 timeframe over a series of sequential phases of development. Hear from a wide variety of CarbonSAFE projects from different areas of the United States.

  7. 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM



  8. 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

    Plenary Session

    Mission Innovation: An Update from the CCUS Team

    Mission Innovation is an initiative launched at the 2015 climate negotiations in Paris under which 22 countries and the European Union committed to double their public clean energy R&D investment over five years. Speakers at this session are working under Mission Innovation’s Carbon Capture Innovation Challenge to advance CCUS technology development with the goal of reduced costs and improved performance.

  9. 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

    Plenary Session

    Highlighting International Efforts

    Work to deploy CCS is moving forward around the world. Join us to learn about the many innovative and unique projects being pursued internationally.

  10. 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM


    Closing Networking Event

    Before the exhibit hall closes, enjoy some delectable desserts while connecting with those last few exhibitors you needed to meet, or grab your colleagues to continue the conversation from earlier as you meander the aisles making a final few connections.

Electric Power 2018 Sessions

Tuesday | March 20

  1. 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM

    EP-Environmental Compliance in the Power Plant

    ENV2: ELG Compliance

    Effluent Limitations Guidelines (ELGs) impact the disposal of water used in power plant production. The EPA rule is being challenged and uncertainties exist about its future and possible implementation. Attendees will learn about the existing rule, the current review and litigation, strategies for compliance, and possible scenarios for future action and investment. Recommended CEUs .1/PDHs 1.25

Wednesday | March 21

  1. 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

    EP-Keynote & Plenaries

    The View from Washington

    The Trump Administration has changed the outlook both for the Energy Department and for the Environmental Protection Agency. Is the policy pendulum swinging to an era of light federal involvement in energy and environmental matters? Can coal make a meaningful comeback, especially in light of the rise of cheap and plentiful natural gas? Will relaxed environmental rules have an impact since most control equipment investment decisions have been made, as have most operate/retire options. Electric Power will invite Energy Secretary Rick Perry and/or EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to address this landmark session and offer insights into the first year of the Administration and outlook for the next three years. Recommended CEUs .1/PDHs 1

Thursday | March 22

  1. 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

    Women in POWER

    Women in POWER 2018

    Co-located with ELECTRIC POWER, the Women in POWER Panel Discussion is designed to be an interactive discussion of ideas and concerns relevant to women professionals in the electric power industry. The format is organized around a group of key issues with a panel of high-level women professionals in the power industry who will help facilitate discussion among the attendees. The event’s emphasis encourages attendees to share concerns, career strategies, professional accomplishments, and lessons learned. In addition, talk will focus on how to foster networking among women power professionals, develop mentoring relationships for both technical expertise and career development, and promote future careers in the electric power industry for young female students through educational outreach programs. Get ready to feel the positive energy, hear success stories, gather new industry contacts and leverage connections in the Power Industry! Women in POWER will host a breakfast at the upcoming ELECTRIC POWER Conference and is open to all registered attendees.

  2. 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    Networking Opportunities

    Registration Open

  3. 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    EP-Coal Technology Solutions

    COAL3: Coal Dust Control for Cost Savings and Improved Safety

    Coal dusting and control should always be a first priority in order to minimize fuel costs and provide safe work environments for workers. This session will cover OSHA standards and the methods needed to assure that they are met. Recommended CEUs .2/PDHs 1.5

  4. 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    EP-Nuclear Technology Solutions

    NUC3: Delivering the Nuclear Promise

    Nuclear plant operators partnered with the Nuclear Energy Institute on a multiyear plan to transform the industry and ensure it remains a viable source of power. The idea, called Delivering the Nuclear Promise, focuses on safety, reliability, efficiency improvements, and regulatory and market changes that could help nuclear energy facilities value be fully recognized. This session will explore how the strategy is performing as well as other things that companies are doing to keep nuclear power relevant. Recommended CEUs .2/PDHs 1.5

  5. 9:00 AM – 10:30 PM

    EP-Operations & Maintenance: Increasingly Predictive and Proactive

    O&M6: Risk/Loss Control Management

    In today’s business environment, risk identification, evaluation, analysis and management are important to protect a power generator against possible financial damage. This session will discuss risk-limiting technical applications as well as hazard & operability analysis during the power plant design stage. It also will address risk evaluation and transfer, and offer insights from an insurer’s perspective. Recommended CEUs .2/PDHs 1.5

  6. 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    EP-Environmental Compliance in the Power Plant

    ENV6: CCR Compliance

    The Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) rule is one of several under review by federal environmental officials, leaving some doubt around when, how, and if power plants will comply. This session offers updates about the rule, its review, and compliance strategies. Recommended CEUs .2/PDHs 1.5

    • David Paz Regional Sales Director / Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.
    • Robert Hollinsworth Unit Manager, LaCygne Power Plant / Kansas City Power & Light
    • William Fedorka Executive Director, Advanced Technology and Projects / SEFA
    • Daniel Chang Coal Residuals Service Area Leader / Black & Veatch
    • Dale Timmons Program Manager / NAES Corporation
  7. 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    EP-Workforce Development in the Power Industry

    WD3: Driving Cultural Change & Plant Operations

    Building a culture of innovation helps companies to stay competitive and protect employees through safer processes. How can technology link a culture of safety and innovation? Recommended CEUs .2/PDHs 1.5

  8. 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    EP-Digital Solutions and Instrumentation & Controls

    DS6: Cyber Resiliency for Power Plants

    Cyber resilience, as defined by Presidential Policy Directive 21(Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, 20 Feb, 2015), is the “ability to prepare for and adapt to changing conditions and withstand and recover rapidly from disruptions. Resilience includes the ability to withstand and recover from deliberate attacks, accidents, or naturally occurring threats or incidents.” Wikipedia says that “The objective of cyber resilience is to maintain the entity´s ability to deliver the intended outcome continuously at all times. This means even when regular delivery mechanisms have failed, such as during a crisis and after a security breach. The concept also includes the ability to restore regular delivery mechanisms after such events as well as the ability to continuously change or modify these delivery mechanisms if needed in the face of new risks. Backups and disaster recovery operations are part of the process of restoring delivery mechanisms.” Recommended CEUs .2/PDHs 1.5

  9. 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

    EP-Operations & Maintenance: Increasingly Predictive and Proactive

    O&M7: Outage Planning and Budgeting Best Practices

    Outage planning and scheduling for the next outage begins during the current outage, and also sets up the process to plan for the necessary support resources . How do you ensure that your project can be planned and executed? Industry insiders share their insights and strategies into this important management topic. Recommended CEUs .1/PDHs 1.25

  10. 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

    EP-Gas Technology Solutions

    GAS4: Fast Start Technologies

    The pace at which the power generation market dynamics are shifting continues to require more of power producers. The need for fast start plants, either those that can start and ramp quickly to partner with renewables, or those that localize generation whether in the aftermath of catastrophic events or to support growing markets quickly, highlights the fastest reliable technologies in the market. Learn about the latest technologies that are available, their operating characteristics, and effectiveness in meeting demand. Recommended CEUs .1/PDHs 1.25

    • Brian Meek Director of Plant Operations / Avant Energy
    • Harsh Shah General Manager, The Americas and EMEA / PW Power Systems, Inc
  11. 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

    EP-Plant Management Best Practices

    PM4: Choosing the Right Technology for Your Plant

    This session will open with a discussion of advanced technology and its impact on plant operations and budget. The session will include an open discussion of operational decisions that can make or break your day. Attendees will benefit from insights that can assist plant managers control costs, and help maintain equivalent availability. Recommended CEUs .1/PDHs 1.25

    • Niki Kutz Production Operations Division Training Supervisor / Omaha Public Power District (OPPD)
    • Matthew Dawson Service-Line Manager / ABB Inc.
    • Una Nowling Technology Lead, Fuels / Black & Veatch
  12. 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

    EP-Workforce Development in the Power Industry

    WD4: Emergency/Event Response

    Emergencies place stress on almost every aspect of a power plant’s team, requiring fast responses and implementation of specific protocols. Presenters discuss a range of effective strategies that can help professionals across the organization respond effectively to emergencies and unexpected events. Recommended CEUs .1/PDHs 1.25

    • Jeff Mullins Safety & Health Consultant / Lightstone Generation, LLC. - Gavin Power , LLC
    • Dennis Buchanan Plant Director, Harrington Station / Xcel Energy
    • Paul Winn Analyst / Jones Generating Station
    • Phillip JohnsonTennessee Valley Authority
    • Anthony Natale Project Specialist - Emergency Management / Consolidated Edison Co of New York Incorporated
    • Howie RoseTennessee Valley Authority
    • Larry Stenzel Alma Site Safety Manager / Dairyland Power Cooperative
  13. 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

    EP-Gas Technology Solutions

    GAS5: Dynamic HRSG Design

    Today’s power market requires high efficiency generation assets with flexible operating capabilities to effectively respond to renewable power oscillations and meet increasingly stringent environment regulations. Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG) design and material selection heavily influence the above mentioned combined cycle requirements. Also modular construction of HRSGs is fundamentally important to optimize the construction schedules and improve the project CAPEX. This session deals with different key HRSG design aspects that facilitate expedient combined cycle construction schedules and the subsequent efficient and flexible operation of the asset. Recommended CEUs .2/PDHs 1.5


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