Tutorial: Reciprocating Engines

Abstract: Engine/Generator application and installation design considerations. Tutorial will address generator sizing, thermal considerations, common control arrangements, installation and maintenance issues, efficiency, and cost/benefit concerns.

Speaker: Mr. Wayne Zemke is Central Region Manager for Electric Power Generation Sales for Caterpillar Power Systems North America. Mr. Zemke has a BSEE from the University of Iowa and a BA in Physics from Wartburg College.



Tutorial: Automatic Transfer Switch Interconnection & Automation

Abstract: Tutorial will address automatic switching schemes associated with normal/auxiliary power sources, and paralleling DG assets with grid power. Open transition, closed transition transfer approaches will be discussed--as well as power quality and transient effects. Static transfer switch applications will also be discussed.

Speaker: Mr. Tom Speas is the Business Unit Manager for Generation Systems at Eaton's Cutler-Hammer, and is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for the distributed power market. This includes products and solutions for Emergency and Standby systems, such as Automatic Transfer Switches and Peak Shaving Equipment. Prior experience includes 9 years with Bussmann Fuse Company as the Marketing Manager for Electrical Products and 8 years with A. B. Chance, responsible for the marketing of switchgear and fuses. Mr. Speas has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Lafayette College and has been active in the IEEE.

Speaker: Mr. Greg Hausman is the Application Engineer for Eaton's Cutler-Hammer Kansas City / St. Louis district office responsible for application support of Cutler-Hammer's product to the engineering communities of Kansas and Missouri. Mr. Hausman has 21 years of experience within the electrical industry, including sales and application support for the design, layout of power distribution equipment. He has been with Cutler-Hammer as an Application Engineer since 1994. Mr. Hausman is a member of the IEEE and IAEI. He is an instructor for Electric League of Kansas and Missouri. He has an Engineering Degree from the University of Michigan (Alpha Pi Mu Honors Society) and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Kansas, and Intern Engineer-1999.



Tutorial: Enabling Distributed Generation with Distributed Intelligence

Abstract: Use of real time Internet based metering and monitoring to enable efficient and controlled use of micro grids and DG assets.

Speaker: Mr. John Eggink is Manager of Distributed Generation Metering for Power Measurement, LTD, Vancouver & Victoria, BC. Power Measurement is a leading provider of enterprise energy management systems. They recently furnished power measurement systems and software for RealEnergy’s Southern California DG installations.



Tutorial: Industrial Turbines

Abstract: Industrial Turbines from 5MW to 20MW application and installation design considerations. Tutorial will address combined heat and power applications (CHP), common control arrangements, installation and maintenance issues, efficiency, and cost/benefit concerns.

Speaker: Mr. Quentin Stewart is Manager of Solar Turbines, Central Region, and has 15 years experience in the design and installation of CHP projects.



Tutorial: Fuel Cells

Abstract: Fuel Cell types, configurations, operational theory, and application and installation design considerations. Tutorial will address fuel cell unit sizing, thermal considerations, ancillary systems, common control arrangements, installation and maintenance issues, efficiency, and cost/benefit concerns.

Speaker: Mr. Greg Frankhauser is Eastern Region Manager of UTC Fuel Cells Group.

Tutorial: Microturbines

Abstract: Fuel Cell types, configurations, operational theory, and application and installation design considerations. Tutorial will address fuel cell unit sizing, thermal considerations, ancillary systems, common control arrangements, installation and maintenance issues, efficiency, and cost/benefit concerns.

Speaker: Mr. Roman Grosman is a Director of Distributor Sales and Business Development at Capstone Turbine Corporation. His background is in industrial marketing and business development as well as new technology development and commercialization. Mr. Grosman received his MS in Mechanical Engineering from Kiev Polytechnic University, majoring in Power Engineering, and later received an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University with majors in marketing, entrepreneurship and innovation. He has co-authored multiple technical papers and has three US patents.