POWER magazine is again hosting its Experience POWER event, with the 2021 edition taking place Oct. 18–21 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Experience POWER is the only live event this year covering the full energy value chain for the power industry, delivering the best content, and more relevant sessions and technology than any other power generation gathering. This year’s show, co-located with the Distributed Energy Conference and the inaugural HydrogeNext event, will provide attendees with tactics to implement immediately to make power generation facilities and infrastructure more resilient, more reliable, and more profitable, the keys to operating successfully in today’s energy environment. POWER has taken steps to ensure attendees can safely connect (Figure 1) at this in-person conference, providing an opportunity for end-users across the power generation landscape to trade ideas and knowledge, and take part in industry-growing conversations. POWER also is hosting an awards event as part of the conference, where our team will honor the individuals and power generation projects making a difference across the energy landscape, and leading innovation in the sector toward more efficiency, reliability, and resiliency.
1. The 2021 Experience POWER event will bring the power generation community together in San Antonio, Texas. POWER has taken steps to ensure a safe environment for attendees. Source: POWER
This year’s conference features a diverse group of energy executives discussing operations and maintenance strategies, along with detailed plans and policies to update legacy power generation systems and incorporate new methods of electricity production into the nation’s power grid. Paul Browning, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Power Americas, will provide the keynote for the first HydrogeNext event, discussing how increasing the use of hydrogen in the power market is critical to reaching net-zero emissions targets. Vendor representatives will be available to discuss the challenges you face and what capabilities are on the wish list for your facility and business. Attendees will get a firm grasp on the current operating environment for power generation plants, and what solutions will work for your facility. Here’s a look at some of the products and services companies participating in this year’s event are showcasing.
Sunbelt Rentals Provides Equipment, Tools, and More
Sunbelt Rentals is a premier rental equipment company in North America, offering a diversified product mix that includes general construction equipment; industrial tools; pumps; climate control, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; shoring solutions; scaffolding; remediation and restoration equipment; and more for the power generation industry. The company features the latest equipment rental technology, available at more than 900 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, and enables pickup or delivery of more than 550,000 units in its rental fleet. Sunbelt’s more than 15,000 employees have a “make it happen” attitude, and a culture of safety; the company even offers safety training, including heavy equipment operator training for operators of boom lifts, scissor lifts, all kinds of forklifts, and earth-moving equipment. Sunbelt Rentals, Fort Mill, South Carolina
Company Charts a New Course in Water Treatment
Chart Industries is a global company with a long history of serving the power generation industry. Chart is a pioneer in heat transfer solutions, and today helps the electricity sector navigate the challenges of the evolving renewable energy landscape. Chart offers products and services for transportation, storage, piping, and more. The company includes more than a dozen businesses and brands, and recently announced the launch of ChartWater, a division of Chart Industries within the Specialty Products segment, focused on leveraging core engineering, manufacturing expertise, and a global footprint, to bring additional innovative water treatment solutions to market. ChartWater further solidifies Chart’s position in the growing water treatment space. Chart Industries, Ball Ground, Georgia
BWF Envirotec a Leader in Filtration
BWF Envirotec designs custom-built solutions for industrial filtration. The company assembles industrial filters, performs extensive services on filter houses, and can be your facility’s competent partner for questions concerning filtration. BWF touts its product line as having “the right filter for every conceivable dedusting application,” enabling plant operators to reduce emissions and ensure compliance with dust emission limits. The company’s high-performance filters meet the most exacting requirements when it comes to dedusting exhaust air and flue gas at power generating facilities. BWF Envirotec, Hebron, Kentucky
Commonwealth Associates Serves Utilities
Commonwealth Associates provides engineering and consulting services to industry and other sectors, helping operators develop successful plans and projects. The company’s clients include utilities; independent power producers; governmental entities; leading industrial companies; and some of the world’s most prestigious academic, research, and healthcare institutions. The company works on small modifications and on new-build designs. Its services are used by power plants, substations, in power transmission and distribution design, in water and wastewater treatment, and in the renewable energy sector. Commonwealth Associates, Jackson, Michigan
Englo Solves Dust-Related Problems
Englo is specifically focused on dust management, with a flexible engineering approach that allows the company to optimize the application of its dust extraction equipment. Englo solves dust-related problems at coal-fired power plants, at coal mines, at coal preparation facilities, and for heavy process industries. The Englo dust extractor uses energy generated by the fan to encapsulate the dust particles into atomized water. The company’s Dust Extraction Technology, including its Dust Source Mapping procedure, is backed by more than 40 years of experience and technological development worldwide. Englo, Bluefield, West Virginia