Conference Registration - Atlantis Ballroom Foyer
Continental Breakfast with IDEA Business Partner Exhibitors - Atlantis CDE
Speaker Orientation Meeting - Majlis
Conference Opening Session - Atlantis B
Opening Remarks - Rob Thornton, President & CEO, IDEA
IDEA Chairman's Address - Jim Lodge, Chair, IDEA
Welcome Address - Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower; Conference General Chair
Opening Plenary Panel Discussion: Efficient Energy for Smarter Cities - Atlantis B
Senior industry executives share perspectives on district cooling for smarter cities.
Invited Panelists include:
Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower
Jim Lodge, Vice President Strategy, Clearway Energy
Adib Moubadder, CEO, Emicool
Tom Nyquist, Executive Director Engineering & Utilities, Princeton University
Juan Ontiveros, Assistant Vice President, Energy & Utilities, University of Texas at Austin
Michael Schack, Director, Networks & Cogeneration/District Energy, ENGIE
Abdul Salam Al Mobayed, CEO, Saudi Tabreed Operations
Moderator:Robert Thornton, IDEA
Panel Discussion: Operational Excellence - Global Best Practices and Strategies - Atlantis B
System design and technology choices are fundamental to building a district energy system expected to perform efficiently and reliably 24/7/365. However good design needs to be supported by strategies for operation, maintenance, monitoring, data gathering and optimization that leverage design and anticipate life cycle needs to provide quality service to customers.
The design phase of a system is very short in comparison to many decades of operation. The panel will share innovative best practices and proven tools and techniques that result in operational excellence, optimized use of energy and water and quality of service. The impact of efficient systems on the carbon footprint will also be highlighted.
Invited Panelists include:
Tariq Al Yasi, Chief Operation and Maintenance Officer, Empower
Ted Borer, Energy Plant Manager, Princeton University
Thomas Bosse, Head of Programmes, Dubai Carbon
Sam Chatterton, Vice President, Johnson Controls, Inc.
Joan Kowal, Senior Director, Energy & Utilities, Emory University
Bruce Ander, President & CEO, Markham District Energy
Robert Smith, Vice President, RMF Engineering
Moderator:Laxmi Rao, IDEA
Refreshment Break with IDEA Business Partner Exhibitors - Atlantis CDE
Panel Discussion: Financing the District + Energy Enterprise - Atlantis B
District energy growth depends on the availability of both short term and long term sources of funds. The economic success of district energy systems relies on the sharing of risk and the pricing of capital to enable the provision of world-class cooling services to a rapidly growing customer base. The panel will discuss what makes a district energy project “bankable”. What information and diligence is required prior to seeking financing as well as how to manage and optimize funds flow over the changing needs of the project’s lifecycle. Panelists will be drawn from leaders in the regional banking, finance and district energy sectors.
Moderator:Rob Thornton, IDEA
IDEA Networking Luncheon - Silk Ballroom
Dessert & Coffee with Business Partner Exhibitors - Atlantis CDE