The theme of ICEPAG 2010 is “Advanced Power Generation: 1 Megawatt to 1,000 Megawatts.” The conference features a plenary session followed by sessions in three tracks. Presentations address the technological, environmental, regulatory and market aspects of the featured technologies, including (1) emerging international activity, (2) development of international markets, and (3) the potential for collaboration among participating countries. The three tracks are described below.
Track 1: DISTRIBUTED GENERATION TECHNOLOGIES (1 Megawatt to 50 Megawatts)
This track addresses (1) the existing and emerging technologies for distributed generation (DG) at the site of use including system performance, facility integration, waste-heat recovery, and control; (2) grid connectivity and ramifications; and (3) the implications of electricity as a fuel for vehicles. The track emphasis is directed to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, criteria pollutant emissions, and urban air quality impacts; the co-generation of transportation fuels; and case studies that address the economics of deployment.
Track 2: CENTRAL PLANT TECHNOLOGIES (100 to 1,000 Megawatts) and CCS
This track addresses the existing and emerging technologies for central plants and carbon capture and sequestration including (1) system concepts, system performance, carbon mitigation, and control; (2) the challenges, opportunities, and ramifications associated with large renewable deployment; and (3) grid integration and security. The track emphasis is directed to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, criteria pollutant emissions, and urban air quality impacts, the co-generation of transportation fuels, and case studies that address the economics of deployment.
Track 3: RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES and ENERGY STORAGE
This track addresses the existing and emerging technologies for renewable technologies and energy storage at both the scales of distributed and central power generation, and the ramifications on managing and controlling the grid with a high percentage deployment of renewable resources.
An optional tutorial ― the FUEL CELL/GAS TURBINE HYBRID SHORT COURSE ― will be held the afternoon of Monday, February 8, 2010, at the National Fuel Cell Research Center at the University of California, Irvine. The tutorial provides essential background on the fundamentals, design, deployment, history, and operating characteristics of hybrid fuel cell systems.