EGSA continues to support the Engineer End User Community. We have again partnered with Generac to provide a complimentary Symposium on October 1-3 at our Fall Conference in San Antonio, Texas. 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 register using the link for the symposium to confirm your position as an engineer to reserve your spot today. If you are an Engineer/End User and would like to attend the full EGSA Fall Conference and have not registered already, we can provide a discounted of $999 to you. Please send Sarah Cullen an email for the registration code details.


NOTE: EGSA has the right to cancel your complimentary registration if you do not qualify for the program designed for engineers and/or or your position is not within the on-site power industry. If you registered for the Spring Conference already and wish to attend the Engineering Symposium, you are welcome to attend however no refunds will be provided for the difference in registration fees. 


Monday, October 2

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Visit the Exhibition / Networking Break 
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, October 3

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Visit the Exhibition / Networking Break
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.



John Sharpe (National Power Solutions Manager, Generac)

John is a graduate of Virginia Tech in Industrial and Systems Engineering. He spent the first 20 years of his career working in the Caterpillar dealer network. With power generation as the basis for his work, John has filled many roles within the dealerships including Project Manager, Sales Engineer, Rental Manager, and Operations Manager. He’s also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt for process improvement and holds certifications in data center design. John joined Generac in 2012 and is our National Power Solutions Manager. He is a member of ASHE as well as the North Carolina and Florida Healthcare Engineering Associations.

Rick Slavens (National Power Solutions Manager, Generac)

Rick received his BS EET degree from Texas A&M in 1986. He has focused the last 15 years in the Mission Critical Power Industry providing innovative solutions including generators, switchgear and UPS technologies. Rick  has been a frequent speaker at IEEE, 7x24 Exchange, AFCOM, as well as conducting CEU/PDH seminars around the country.


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















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