EPC Best Practices during COVID-19 and beyond: Webcast tackled challenges facing utilities and contractors

Among the best and brightest in the power industry’s engineering, procurement and construction sector — both from the contractor and utility side — joined together earlier this summer to retrace the lessons of the past, define the disruptive present challenges and explore the future paths toward project successes and completions.

A new, free webcast featured on Power Engineering, “EPC Best Practices during COVID-19 and Beyond,” was recorded live on Friday, June 26. The one-hour event is available for one year after that date.

The panel is loaded with EPC leaders on the utility, consulting and contractor sides, offering expertise gained through many turnkeys, upgrades and, as often as not, unforeseen roadblocks. The group features Steve Gibbs, senior vice president and project director at Black & Veatch; Thomas Reed, project manager at Seminole Electric Cooperative; Jason Graham, senior thermal generation manager at Avista Corp.; Brett Seube, manager of capital projects at Entergy Corp.; and Jaisen Mody, a consultant only recently retired as general manager at Portland General Electric.

Click here to register for the free EPC Best Practices Webcast.

Four of those offer panelists decades of experience for utilities representing nearly six million customers and tens of thousands of MWs in power plant generation capacity. Several of those utilities are involved in major plant works either under way or recently completed.

Gibbs, meanwhile, has earned 27 years of experience in management and design of large power projects, from gas-fired to coal and renewables. Black & Veatch is the sponsor of the free webcast.

Topics under focus will include the importance of strong, open partnerships with EPCs, stakeholder identification and management, the singular challenges of new-build and upgrade projects, as well as the impacts from COVID-19 in continuing or completing efforts while also safeguarding the workforce involved.

Once again, the Friday, June 26 webcast on “EPC Best Practices during COVID-19 and Beyond” is free and open to all registrants by clicking here.

Rod Walton, content director for Power Engineering and POWERGEN International, was moderator of the EPC webcast.

See our Energy Coffee series video with Rod Walton talking about EPC Best Practices.

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(Rod Walton is content director for Power Engineering, POWERGEN International and the online POWERGEN+ series. He is a 13-year veteran of covering the energy industry both as a longtime newspaper journalist and trade publication editor. Walton can be reached at 918-831-9177 and rod.walton@clarionevents.com).

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