Awards will be given in the following categories:
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Nominated by industry peers and selected by a committee of women in the power generation industry, the PennWell Power Generation Week Woman of the Year award is given each year to a woman who has, through hard work, vision and determination, moved the industry forward.
WARREN COUNTY POWER STATION, FRONT ROYAL, VIRGINIA
A joint venture of Zachry and Burns and McDonnell built the 1,346-MW Warren County Power Station using a 3-on-1 configuration with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas’ 501GAC combustion turbines, a 573-MW steam turbine and Alstom heat recovery steam generators.
RUNNER UP: PANDA TEMPLE I & II POWER PLANT, TEMPLE, TEXAS
GRAND RIDGE ENERGY CENTER, LA SALLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS
The Grand Ridge Energy Center is a 31.5-MW lithium-ion battery system co-located at Invenergy’s Grand Ridge wind and solar farms in Illinois.
RUNNER UP: TOPAZ SOLAR FARM, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, CALIFONIA
YEONGHEUNG 5 & 6 POWER PLANT, YEONGHEUNG ISLAND, SOUTH KOREA
A bidding failure led to a six-month delay on construction of units 5 and 6 of the 5,080-MW Yeongheung Generating Station, but a modulation process helped to reduce construction time.
RUNNER UP: LA CYGNE RETROFIT PROJECT, LA CYGNE, KANSAS
COOK NUCLEAR PLANT BRIDGE CRANE INSTALLATION, BRIDGMAN, MICHIGAN
Day & Zimmermann and AEP created an innovative, never before-used process that may be implemented industry-wide.
Update on EPA’s Final Clean Power Plan to Regulate CO2 Emissions from Existing Power Plants
Andrew C. Byers, Black & Veatch Corporation
Improving the New Nuclear Construction with SCC Technology
Boris Haranki and Ufuk Dilek, P.E., Westinghouse
Sustainable Load Balancing: Integrating Distributed Natural Gas, Solar
PV, & Energy Storage Assets
Timothy Hade and Ryan Goodman, ENER-G Rudox, Inc.
Successful Integration of Modern Instrumentation and Controls for a
Chris Beeler, Concord Engineering Group; Kevin Dahm, DTE Energy; Robert Speranza and Fran Harkins, AECOM
The third annual Power Generation Woman of the Year Award was announced during the Awards Gala on Monday evening. Nominated and selected by a committee of her peers, the honor of being named the Power Generation 2015 Woman of the Year was given to Kim Greene, Chief Operating Officer of Southern Company.
Greene began her career as an engineer with Southern Company in 1991 and ascended to leadership roles at Mirant and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), before returning to Southern Company Services in 2013 to become president and CEO. She was a keynote speaker at POWER-GEN International in 2014.
Today, she serves as chief operating officer of Southern Company and is responsible for overseeing system operations, which include generation, transmission, engineering and construction services, system planning, and research and environmental affairs, as well as the company’s competitive wholesale generation businesses.