The Southeast Power Conference will provide attendees an overview of the latest water treatment digital monitoring and analytics technologies, strategies for challenging quantity/quality water conditions and best practices for total plant solutions for power generation.
Now in its 38th year, this comprehensive program features state-of-the-art information on controlling corrosion, improving operation efficiency, and meeting environmental challenges in fossil- and nuclear-fueled power plants. This year’s program is geared toward improved training and continuing education of personnel responsible for electric utility cycle and environmental chemistry.
Cycle Chemistry is widely recognized as an important consideration for ensuring high standards of availability, reliability and efficiency of steam and water touched components in the cycles of utility fossil fueled power generating systems. Chemistry related damage in fossil steam generators and steam turbines may result in component failures that require expensive and sometimes lengthy forced outages. This international conference will once again provide the industry with the latest information, developments and field experience in all aspects of fossil plant cycle chemistry as applied to conventional plants and combined cycle units with heat recovery steam generators (HRSG). The major conference theme is to review, document and transfer technology on the current understanding of the chemistry requirements of fossil and combined cycle units under all operating conditions and identify those areas where better information is needed. Changing economic conditions and increases in non-dispatchable renewable generation have led to dramatic increases in cyclic operation and unit layup. The chemistry issues resulting from this shift in fossil generating asset operation are a primary focus of the 2018 edition of the conference. Presentations will be given by recognized chemistry experts representing utility organizations, equipment manufacturers and consulting and research organizations from around the world.
GO Forum is an annual event that brings together AEP employees, utility company guests and top industry suppliers to network and learn about Plant and Generation Optimization (GO) through technology and process improvement.