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Rescheduled for September 28 – October 1, 2020, at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, MO. Each year hundreds of plant professionals and corporate executives from leading coal-fired generating companies around the world gather at the Coal Users’ Group (formerly the PRB Coal Users’ Group) Annual Symposium for exclusive industry coverage. Don’t miss this once-a-year chance to learn more about the responsible, reliable and innovative ways coal is used to generate power. Share new ideas and proven best practices in the areas of safety, environmental compliance, maintenance, operations and more.
About the Coal Users’ Group
Formerly known as the PRB Coal Users’ Group the Coal Users’ Group focuses on sharing practices promoting the safe, efficient, and economic use of coal for producers, ports, terminals, generators, transporters and industrial users.
The Coal Users’ Group Symposium is held in conjunction with the ELECTRIC POWER Conference each year. Registration to attend the Symposium includes access to all ELECTRIC POWER Conference and Exhibition activities.
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9:15 AM - Welcome and Recognition's - Jon Rice, Director, Luminant
9:30 AM - Cycling Flexibility - Eric Hassell, Production Manager, Martin Lake, Luminant and Wayne Brown, Production Superintendent Martin Lake, Luminant
9:55 AM - Treating Ash Pond Slurry, Doug Ralstom, Engineering Resources Inc.
10:20 AM - Managing Risk - John Donner, Corporate Risk Engineer, Dominion Energy, Inc.
1:00 PM - Coal Quality Changes Influencing Boiler Cleaning - Jeff Kite, Sr. Engineer, PacifiCorp
1:25 PM - Rail O&M Topic - Paul Kuhn, Director of Coal Operations, BASF Corporation
1:50 PM - An Updated Look at NFPA 51B - Fire Watch - Byron Ellis, Sr. Staff Risk Engineer, Entergy Services, Inc.
2:15 PM - Interactive Session - Andy Cofas, Manager, Generation System Ops, Platte River Power Authority
9:45 AM - Performance Optimation Center - Ben Elliott, Superintendent, Luminant
10:10 AM - Case Study: Inlet Filter Fire - Ardes Johnson, Sr Lead Risk Engineer, Entergy Services, Inc.
10:25 AM - Coal Silo Stress Monitoring - Michael Kraljic, Principal Engineer, Evergy, Inc, Adam Farrell, Civil/Structural Engineering Supervisor, Evergy, Inc and Mark Dittus, Project Manager, Black & Veatch
10:40 AM - Case Study - Optimal Water Recovery - Tim Warden, General Manager, Engart Inc
11:05 AM - Interactive Session
1:00 PM - Rope Access Applications and Impact - Tom Taylor, National Sales Director, Acuren Inspection/RAT
1:25 PM - Solving a Difficult Coal Transfer Chute Dusting Problem at Low Cost - Mike Schimmelpfennig, Principal Engineer, Ameren
1:40 PM - Case Study - Coal Fire - Magnetic Separator - Edwin Martin, Solid Fuels O&M Manager, CPS Energy
2:05 PM - Interactive Session - Byron Lawrence, Vice President & Unit Leader, Savage Services
Access all CUG & ELECTRIC POWER conference sessions, networking events, lunch, general and keynote sessions, and exhibit hall.
Includes 3-nights lodging at the host hotel and the CUG Conference Pass at a discounted rate all in a single package.
Access all ELECTRIC POWER and CUG live streams, digital sessions, online webinars, online meetings, virtual networking, and more via our desktop digital platform, June 24-Sep 27, 2020. This pass does not include attendance at our in-person event this fall. REGISTER BY JUNE 23 AND PAY ONLY 199!