POWERGEN International gained important hometown credibility in announcing that Entergy Corp. will be the host utility when the event comes to New Orleans in November.
The utility, which serves 2.9 million customers in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas, will play a central role at POWERGEN, the power generation event which attracts more than 15,000 attendees and close to 900 exhibitors annually. POWERGEN will be November 18-21 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in downtown New Orleans.
“We are pleased to be the host utility for POWERGEN International and look forward to welcoming attendees to see everything New Orleans has to offer this November,” said Paul Hinnenkamp, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Entergy Corp. “POWERGEN consistently delivers one of the top educational exhibitions in our industry each year, and Entergy could not be more excited to play a leading role for the 2019 meeting. I believe our city can, and will, put on an unforgettable event for everyone and I look forward to welcoming them to The Big Easy with open arms.”
Several Entergy experts will participate in content sessions at the event. Overall, POWERGEN offers seven breakout educational conference tracks in its Summit, featuring 90-minute sessions on technical and overarching issues, including Digital Transformation of the Power Plant, Energy Storage Breakthroughs, Microgrids, On-Site Power, Gas-Fired Turbines and Plants, Optimizing Plant Performance and the Future of Coal-Fired Generation.
Shorter 30-minute sessions will be offered as Knowledge Hubs on the exhibition floor. Those hubs include Decentralized Energy, Smart Power Plant-IOT, Renewable Solar and Wind, Natural Gas, the Future of Conventional Power and Hydropower.
Entergy Corp. is one of the nation’s biggest utility holding companies. It was announced Monday that Entergy was named to the list of Fortune 500 companies for the 25th straight year.
The New Orleans-based company totaled more than $11 billion in annual revenue, according to Fortune. Entergy’s power generation fleet includes six different utility units totaling about 30,000 MW of capacity including gas-fired, coal-fired, nuclear and renewables.
POWERGEN University—offering 4-hour and 8-hour continuing education classes in specific areas—will be Monday, Nov. 18. The general POWERGEN International event—including keynotes, Summits, Knowledge Hubs, Initiate! (a competition for industry startups) and many networking and meeting opportunities—will be Tuesday, Nov. 19 through Thursday, Nov. 21.
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