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Monday, September 12
8:00 am – 9:30 am

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Opening Remarks by Chair & Color Guard 

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Fireside Chat with General David H. Petraeus
(Director, CIA (2011-2012); Commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces-Afghanistan (2010-2011); Partner, KKR)

Moderated by: Brig. Gen. Sean T. Collins, PhD
(President and CEO of Governors America Corp.; EGSA Board of Directors)



  Petraeus Bio            Collins Bio


General Petraeus is one of the most prominent U.S. military figures of the post-9/11 era. He has been described as a leading warrior-intellectual and “one of the great battle captains” in American military history. Following his military service, he served as Director of the CIA. He is now a Partner with the global investment firm KKR and Chairman of the KKR Global Institute. His presentation will cover the state of the world and strategic challenges to American national security, our economy, inflationary pressures, supply chain disruptions, foreign policy and more. Come hear about his incredible experiences and his take on events transpiring around the world. 

Tuesday, September 13
8:00 am – 9:30 am

8:00 am - 8:30 am

CEO Update & Awards Presentation  

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Panel Discussion: The Evolution and Future of the Power Generation Industry: From Reciprocating Engines to New Sources of Energy
Panelists from EGSA member organizations diversely representing the power generation industry including manufacturers, dealer/distributors and plant providers will tackle a guided discussion focused on the today, tomorrow and future of the power generation industry.

Speakers: Wissam Balshe (Global Director, Cummins Energy Management Solutions), Jim McDonald (Director of Environmental Impact, Miratech) and Mike Murray (COO, Ageto, LLC) 

Moderated by: Amara Rozgus (Editor-in-Chief, CFE Media & Technology)   




Monday, September 12
10:00 am – 10:45 am; repeated from 11:00 am - 11:45 am

#1: CHP Balance of Plant Solutions in Confined Spaces
Description: This session will review and discuss several case studies of the design, integration, manufacturing, and site supervision/installation of new and retrofit CHP Balance of Plant solutions with limited available space. Key points covered will include: Power density increase, Environmental regulations compliance, Exhaust ducting integration with existing equipment, and Existing building integrity intact.
Presentation: pdf
Speaker: Dan Howland (Array Industries)           

#2: Microgrid and Generators: How to Seamlessly Integrate Your Generator in a Hybrid Microgrid
Description: This session will cover several conceptual design guides for integrating generators into hybrid microgrids. The presentation will also cover how to make the generators “microgrid-ready” including upgrading the generators to be baseload capable to work seamlessly with the other Distributed Energy Resources. Finally, a few examples will be shared of projects where this has been successfully done.
Speaker: Mike Murray (Ageto Energy)

#3: US Grid Code and Certification Standards: IEEE 15472018, IEEE 1547.1 2020 and UL1741 2021
Description: This session will break down US Gris Code and Certification Standards. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the following: IEEE Standard for Interconnection and Interoperability of Distributed Energy Resources and Associated Electrical Power Systems Interfaces; IEEE Standard Conformance Test Procedures for Equipment Interconnecting Distributed Energy Resources with Electrical Power Systems and Associated Interfaces; UL1741-2021 - Inverters, Converters, Controllers and Interconnection System Equipment for use with Distributed Energy Resources.
Presentation: pdf
Speaker: Marcelo Algrain (Catepillar, Inc) and Soren Dahl Christensen (DEIF)

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm; repeated from 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

#4: Bring Them Back Alive
Description: This session focuses on thoughts, ideas, best practices etc. toward the development of a comprehensive safety program.  The resultant safety program will be a dynamic document recommending best practices that, when followed, will help mitigate many of the risks associated with the field service profession in the on-site power generation career field.  In short, it will be designed to help keep our technicians safe on the job, off the job, and going to and from the job.  The technician you protect might be your own.  It is guaranteed that your insurance company will love it!
Presentation: pdf
Speakers: Ken Cockerham (FPC Nashville) and Michael Reynolds (Cattron Global )


#5: Day Tank Systems: Introduction and Best Practices
Description: This session will cover best practices for Day Tank systems. Fuel transfer (tanks/pumps) systems are needed in many generator applications so they can function properly and be code compliant with regulations found in NFPA 30, NFPA 37 and NFPA 110. (This presentation is Maryland DLLR approved for PDH CEUs.)
Speaker: Brian VenHorst (Tramont Manufacturing)

#6: Engine Driven Hybrid Strategies
Description: This session will discuss Topology, System Specifications, Component selection, Battery Charging Strategies, Monitoring and Control Performance objectives, and Application Examples. By the end of this session attendees will have a better grasp of integrated Hybrid systems and of the components necessary for successfully hybridization.
Presentations: pdf 1   
Speaker: Miles Revell (Mecc Alte)   

Tuesday, September 13
10:00 am – 10:45 am; repeated from 11:00 am - 11:45 am

#7: How to Realize ROI from Remote Monitoring
Description: This session will discuss where and how generator service companies can make money with remote monitoring. Topics being covered include: Profit comparisons on types of service; Technician utilization; Customer retention; Money lost/left on the table.
Presentations: pdf   handout
Speakers: Dane Olsen (Generator Solutions), Andy Briggs (Power Telematics), and Harold Jarrett (OmniMetrix)   

#8: Introduction to Transfer Switches
Description: This session will provide an overview of the definition and purpose of manual and automatic transfer switches, typical installations, applicable codes and standards and where they are applied in the on-site power system. The presentation will cover general reliable design concepts, operation, ratings and various switching configurations including Bypass-Isolation Switches.
Presentation: pdf
Speaker: Bob Birdsong (GenServe)   

#9: Long-Term Training Initiatives and the Advantages for Technicians
Description: This session will cover the following concepts: A basic and broad understanding of how long-term training programs work by focusing on the simple principle of consistent development; Identifying the value of tracking OKRs (not ROI), but being able to demonstrate how training results impact ROI; Recognizing training and development programs as value adds to employees, which boosts talent retention and focuses in on how companies can help technicians manage their careers more effectively.
Speaker: Raymond Perrier (Prime Power Services)




Monday, September 12
9:40 am  - 9:45 am       Demand Response Services (Ayantra)
9:45 am - 9:50 am        AVR is Getting Smart (Mecc Alte)
9:50 am - 9:55 am        Hybrid Powrbank Prime Power Applications (United Rentals)

Tuesday, September 13
9:40 am  - 9:45 am       Hybrid Energy Storage Systems (ANA)
9:45 am - 9:50 am        Optimize Your Field Service Experience with Service Pro (MSI Data)
9:50 am - 9:55 am        Rethinking the Genset DC Starting System (SENS)





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