International Colloquium
Environmentally Preferred Advanced Power Generation

Advanced Power Generation:
1 Megawatt to 1,000 Megawatts






Now in its ninth year, the International Colloquium on Environmentally Preferred Advanced Power Generation (ICEPAG) is a three-day international colloquium that addresses advanced CENTRAL POWER and advanced DISTRIBUTED GENERATION technologies. The conference will be held February 10-12, 2009, at the exceptional Fairmont Newport Beach in beautiful Newport Beach, California. A special evening networking event is planned at the Laguna Canyon Winery on Tuesday, Feb. 10.

The colloquium is organized by the National Fuel Cell Research Center and the Advanced Power and Energy Program at the University of California, Irvine in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy; the European Union; the United Nations; the Pacific Rim Consortium on Energy, Combustion, and the Environment; and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

ICEPAG 2009 focuses on "Advanced Power Generation: 1 Megawatt to 1,000 Megawatts,” emphasizing CENTRAL POWER, including Large Renewable Deployment, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) and Integrated Gasification Fuel Cell (IGFC) systems, Nuclear, Grid Ramifications, and Sequestration Technology, and DISTRIBUTED GENERATION, which includes Large Fuel Cells, Gas Turbines, Fuel Cell/Gas Turbine Hybrids, Combined Cooling Heat and Power, Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal, Smart Circuits and Advanced Power Electronics, Smart Grid Technology, Electric and Plug-In Electric Vehicles, and Energy Storage.

The colloquium features a series of presentations on the technological, environmental, regulatory, and market aspects of distributed and central plant power including (1) emerging international activity; (2) development of the international market for fuel cell/gas turbine hybrid technology, renewable technologies, and IGCC and IGFC technologies; and (3) the potential for cooperation and collaboration among participating countries.

TRACK 1: Distributed Generation Technologies (1 Megawatt to 50 Megawatts)

Session 1-1 Large Fuel Cells
Session 1-2 Gas Turbines
Session 1-3 Combined Cooling, Heat and Power
Session 1-4 Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal
Session 1-5 Energy Storage
Session 1-6 Fuel Cell Hybrids
Session 1-7 Smart Circuit and Grid Technology
Session 1-8 Electric and Plug-In Electric Vehicles

TRACK 2: Central Plant Technologies (100 Megawatts to 1,000 Megawatts)

Session 2-1 Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC)
Session 2-2 Large Renewable Deployment
Session 2-3 Integrated Gasification Fuel Cell Cycle (IGFC)

An optional tutorial – the Fuel Cell/Gas Turbine Hybrid Short Course – will be held the afternoon of Monday, February 9, 2009, at the National Fuel Cell Research Center at the University of California, Irvine. The tutorial provides essential background on the fundamentals, design, deployment, history, and operating characteristics of hybrid fuel cell systems.


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