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ELECTRIC POWER Conference Set for Denver

POWER magazine will host its 22nd annual ELECTRIC POWER Conference & Exhibition April 14–17, 2020, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. ELECTRIC POWER is the premier conference and exhibition supporting power generation in North America and worldwide. It is the go-to event for power sector stakeholders and decision-makers to gain a clear picture of the unfolding energy transition, understand all the changes that are reshaping the sector, and recognize how to better prepare their facilities and infrastructure for what lies ahead. This is your chance to “Experience POWER” through enlightened peer-to-peer conversations with power industry colleagues, and hear from experts in the areas of operations, maintenance, and engineering across a range of fuel types including nuclear, coal, natural gas, and renewables.

“We recognize the changes occurring across the industry and have updated our exhibits as well as revamped and diversified our conference program to cut through the noise and bring to the forefront key issues, transformative technologies, and crucial insights on current trends and future market conditions impacting power generation,” stated ELECTRIC POWER Show Director John Rockwell. “Plus, we’re very excited to be in Denver for the first time, welcoming Xcel Energy (Figure 1) as our host utility.” Xcel is Colorado’s largest power provider.

1. Xcel Energy, Colorado’s largest power provider, is the host utility for the 2020 ELECTRIC POWER Conference & Exhibition at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver, Colorado. Source: POWER

“As a local energy provider and a nationally recognized leader in using advanced technologies, we are pleased to welcome our industry colleagues to Denver,” said Kent Larson, Xcel Energy executive vice president and group president, Operations. “Coming together to network and engage with one another allows us to share best practices and collectively shape the future of our energy system.”

To complement the learning environment of ELECTRIC POWER’s dynamic sessions, attendees also will have an opportunity to visit companies showcasing equipment vital to the power generation sector, including breakthrough technologies and required services that provide needed solutions for today’s electricity providers and associated businesses. The exhibition takes place April 15–16, also at the Colorado Convention Center (Figure 2).

2. The big blue bear is an iconic feature at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver, Colorado, site of the 2020 ELECTRIC POWER Conference & Exhibition. Source: Creative Commons / Jeff Turner

Several groups hold co-located meetings with ELECTRIC POWER, including the American Coal Users’ Group (ACUG), Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the Plant Management Institute (PMI), and the Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE). These groups recognize that ELECTRIC POWER’s conference agenda cuts through the noise and brings to the forefront key issues, transformative technologies, and crucial insights on current trends and future market conditions impacting power generation. Some of the event’s sponsors and exhibitors are featured here.

Sunbelt Rentals Offers Pumps and More

Sunbelt Rentals, which has locations across the U.S. and Canada, supplies power plants with equipment such as pumps, cooling and heating systems, as well as scaffolding and other construction materials. The company’s products include aerial work platforms, air scrubbers, floor care, industrial vehicles, material handling, portable lighting, and utility carts. The company also works with industries involved in emergency and disaster response, telecommunications, remediation and restoration, and more. Sunbelt Rentals, Fort Mill, South Carolina

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BWF Envirotec Specializes in Industrial Filtration

BWF Envirotec, which designs custom-built solutions for industrial filtration, offers many products that the company says “actively contribute to keeping our environment clean and ensuring a sustainable energy supply.” The company’s Envirotec filters absorb dust and harmful gases. BWF Protec needle felts are used in energy storage systems, and BWF Profiles produce profiles and tubes for solar systems and algae tanks. BWF Envirotec, Hebron, Kentucky

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USA Borescopes Supplies Visual Inspection Equipment

USA Borescopes provides a variety of cameras and industrial borescopes utilized by many sectors. The company is a global supplier of world-class visual inspection equipment, from small 0.5 millimeter fiberscopes to a rigid borescope, and offers what it calls an Intrinsically Safe Pipe Inspection System. The power generation industry uses a wide range of the company’s systems, including a long-length borescope that offers up to 15 meters of working length with articulation. USA Borescopes, Clarksville, Tennessee

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PS Industries’ Products Support Plant Safety

PS Industries offers many products for use in today’s power plants, including ladder safety gates, guardrail systems, and loading dock safety gates to effectively reduce the danger of falls from loading docks, bays, or exposed edges when closed. The gate’s counterbalanced design makes it easy for truck drivers or dockworkers to single-handedly open or close the gate during deliveries. PS Industries, Grand Forks, North Dakota

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S.T. Cotter Maintains, Repairs Turbines

S.T. Cotter Turbine Services provides rotating machinery solutions. The company is a turnkey service provider focusing on gas and steam turbine services for facilities including power plants. The company’s services include emergent outages, balance of plant contract, and planned maintenance, across the U.S. and globally. Cotter team members are able to handle a wide range of turbine installation and maintenance requirements through an effective project management system and high-quality tooling capabilities. S.T. Cotter Turbine Services, Clearwater, Minnesota

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