EGSA is excited to announce a new program supporting the Engineer End User Community. We have partnered with Generac to provide a complimentary Symposium on September 12-13 at our Fall Conference in Minneapolis. The symposium will provide outstanding content and CEU's/PDH's, a robust tradeshow and outstanding networking opportunities with industry leaders. This new program is limited to 25 Engineer End Users.

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BONUS FEATURES: Earn .6 CEUs and/or 6 PDHs and Attend for Free!



This complimentary symposium is limited to just 25 engineers so act fast. Please indicate your interest by submitting this form by Wednesday, August 31st. 

If you would like to attend the full EGSA Fall Conference, we can provide a discount to you off the registration fee. Please send us an email for registration details.


Monday, September 12

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Visit the Exhibition / Networking Break / Power Talks
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Session #1: Generator Sizing (Part 1)
Discusses various elements of generator sizing associated with powering an entire building while also exploring the impact motor starting has on generator size. Participants will learn how to use measurement and billing history data, size based on NEC® requirements, impacts of load sequencing,and the difference between instantaneous voltage dip and 90% sustained.
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Session #2: Generator Sizing (Part 2)
Explores isolating loads onto a generator where the unique characteristics of the load become very important. Loads of particular interest are non-linear harmonic producing loads, uninterruptable power supplies (UPS), variable frequency drive (VFD), soft starters, and older technology electromechanical starters (wye / delta). For each of these loads, participants will learn the resulting load transient and harmonic issues and their impact on generator sizing.
12Noon - 1:00 pm
Networking Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Session #3: Generator Provisioning
Examines engine-generator configurations and the selection of optional items like upsized alternators, enclosures, subbase fuel tanks, various heating options, control options, etc. Options will be discussed based on code compliance and application requirements. Industry standard configurations will be compared with the needs for custom designed equipment and third party solution.
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Session #4: Generator Installation
Introduces good design practice guidelines for the installation of engine-generator sets based upon code requirements, site needs and application requirements. Installation will focus on both outdoor and indoor generator placement. Particular attention will be made to cooling system design options, exhaust piping, fuel transfer considerations, and sound attenuation options.

Tuesday, September 13

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Visit the Exhibition / Networking Break / Power Talks
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Session #5: Genset Fuel (NG vs Diesel)
Explores various aspects of generator fuel and the growth of natural gas generators in standby power applications. The discussion includes engine operational technologies, reliability of natural gas and onsite diesel, impacts of demand response programs on fuel choice, and total cost of ownership comparisons.
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Session #6: Genset Natural Gas Piping Design
Discusses the various aspects of generator gas piping design that is needed to establish adequate gas flow with both minimum pressure drop and stable pressure. Participants will learn the guidelines for sizing the gas service, the correct size selection and type pressure regulators along with gas piping recommendations to minimize pressure drops and regulator drop.



Mike Hainzl (Power Solutions Manager, Generac)

Prior to joining Generac in 2015, Mike Hainzl spent 23 years in the wireless telecom industry holding positions in Radio Frequency and Facilities Engineering, Field Operations, and Business Continuity Management. This includes hands-on experience managing fixed and mobile generator fleets for national telecom providers, as well as coordinating emergency power restoration after major storm events like Hurricanes Katrina, Irene, and Sandy. Hainzl specializes in risk analysis and mitigation planning with a focus on operational readiness that begins with system design and continues with a robust preventative maintenance policy.
      Hainzl earned his BSEE, MS in Engineering Management, and MS in Emergency Management & Business Continuity from New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is also a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) and has been a volunteer firefighter for over 30 years. Mike is married with two sons in college and lives in Vernon, NJ.





EGSA wishes to thank the following companies for their support of the Fall Conference. Revenues from the event help support ESGA’s operational programs.