Tony Licata, Partner at Licata Energy
Mike Smiarowski, Senior Manager, Steam Product Line at Siemens
Keith Kirkpatrick, VP of Operations at McHale
Brian Wodka, Division Manager at RMF Engineering, Inc.
Tina Toburen, President at T2E3, Inc.
Panel Description: The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued their Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule that is applicable to coal-fired electric generating plants over 25MW. At the present time, States that have coal-fired plants are required to develop specific plans to reduce CO2 emission by implementing heat rate improvements on a long-term basis.
One of the major concerns of some ASME divisions and committees is that there is no consensus standard to measure and report on improvements in long-term or annual heat rates. This panel will discuss the status of the ACE rule and key features to improve heat rates in advance of the implementation of the final rules by each state.
Representative of Codes & Standards will provide an status report on ASME’s activities to develop a PTC for long-term heat rate
Summarize current activities some utilities are investigating, which have been cited by the EPA as six candidate technologies:
- Neural Network/Intelligent Sootblowers
- Boiler Feed Pumps
- Air Heater and Duct Leakage Control
- Variable Frequency Drives
- Blade Path Upgrade (Steam Turbine)
- Redesign/Replace Economize