Class of 2009
The Class of 2009 is impressively “shovel-ready” to build a diverse energy portfolio of renewables,
nuclear, clean coal and smart grids creating “green” jobs.
GE’s Steve Bolze says global energy demand is expected to grow by 50 percent by 2025. Investing in
our energy infrastructure will achieve energy independence while providing a foundation for the recovery
of our economy on page 4.
Smart grid technology supports both demand response and reliability needs of the electric utilities.
Elster’s Global VP, Ivo Steklac, shares his ideas on page 5. He looks at the different paths being taken in
Carl Rau, President of Bechtel Nuclear, underscores the point that Bechtel has worked with all
nuclear technologies. He can bring the electric utilities the technology that best suits their needs, on page 6.
Dr. Hermann Kremer, Siemens’ CCS Director, sees no clear winner emerging in the three CCS technology
pathways being tested. He introduces a low-carbon technology mix on page 7.
Hitachi’s “Environmental Vision 2025” will reduce CO2 emissions by 100 million tons a year from
its operations by 2025, Mani Seshamani, Executive VP for Commercial Operations, tells us on page 8.
Hitachi is pursuing renewable options and entered into a joint venture with GE Nuclear.
Terry Boston, PJM’s CEO, is exploring new technologies in battery storage and PHEV’s (plug-in
hybrids). These will increase off-peak revenue with a capacity to charge 25 million PHEV’s, on page 9.
“Customer 1st” is Westinghouse Electric Company’s corporate culture introduced by Aris Candris for
an ongoing dialogue with US utilities who have signed contracts for six AP 1000’s.
China has ordered
four AP1000’s and Candris sees South Africa, India, and the UK as growth regions, on page 10.
Jack Tuohy was named Executive Director of the American Nuclear Society in October, 2008. He
wants to establish a comprehensive energy policy that includes nuclear which has the smallest carbon footprint
of all electric generation,
on page 11.
A “Nuclear New Deal” was coined by Jacques Besnainou, President of AREVA, on page 12. AREVA
is planning construction of a multi-billion dollar Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility in Idaho starting in
Wind power investments totaled $17 billion in the US in 2008, Denise Bode, the newly named CEO
of AWEA, reports on page 13. She sees wind generation accounting for 20% of the nation’s electricity supply
Chairman Jim Rogers thinks we need a “Marshall Plan” approach to rebuild our
power infrastructure on page 14. He wants to implement a cap-and-trade system and a price on carbon to
“bake it in” to cost estimates.
It is paramount that we take advantage of all options-nuclear, gas, coal and renewables, George
Nash, President of URS’s Washington Division said on page 15. Ensuring a reliable, safe and independent
energy supply is one of the challenges we face as an industry.
Tetra Tech’s commercial energy services have grown more than tenfold in the past five years, Craig
MacKay, Vice President, tells us on page 16. Tetra Tech provides energy services to the wind, solar and
Nizom Ghantous founded Careba Power in 2001 to help independent energy producers design and
bring projects online, on page 17. He joined UK’s Mott MacDonald, a company that was looking to gain
a US foothold.
ProLogis is a real estate investment trust, with more than 500 million square feet of roof space. Jack
Rizzo, Managing Director of Global Construction at Pro Logis, projects 1,700 Megawatts of solar arrays
could be installed, on page 18.
Bright Source Energy is developing solar plants greater than 100 megawatts and steam plants, John
Woolard, CEO said on page 19. Woolard will be identifying sites through 2015-17 and signing ppa’s
Deloitte’s Joe Stanislaw offers a five point plan to power and empower America. He said not to
expect short-term miracles as there’s no silver bullet, on page 20.
Are we entering “Generation R?”, Doug Buresh, Sr. VP at Ventyx asks rhetorically on page 21. He
sees renewables playing a much larger role.
Martin Gross, head of Power Systems North America for ABB, estimates the US smart grid can cost
$13 billion per year for the next 20 years in addition to $20 billion per year for T&D on page 22. He lists
the consortia working on smart grid issues.
Robert Gates, Sr. VP at Clipper Windpower, sees global wind development tripling by 2015. He sees
the US representing the biggest untapped wind market, on page 23.
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