Those energy project leaders involved with Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) practices are dealing with a myriad of issues brought on by the coronavirus: Schedule delays, workplace distancing issues, supply chain impacts and new ways of writing contracts.
Contractors and their utility partners must deal with the cybersecurity challenges, considering the remote nature of planning work in this new era. Beyond COVID-19, EPCs and utilities are navigating new paths and new types of generation projects. How do RFPs for utility-scale wind and energy storage projects address gaps between full and partial wrap? Summer weather-fire dangers? What are key differences between EPC for renewables vs. conventional thermal plants? And, with the former, how do contractors and project leaders handle reverse flow issues?
Find out this and more from a panel that includes numerous utility project veterans, including:
Tom Reed, Project Manager, Seminole Electric Cooperative
Jaisen Mody, Consultant and General Manager (retired), Portland General Electric
Jason Graham, Senior Thermal Generation Engineer, Avista Corp.
Brett Seube, Manager, Capital Projects, Entergy
Steve Gibbs, Senior Vice President & Project Director, Black & Veatch