Young Professionals In Power

Young Professionals in Power is a special program designed specifically for those just beginning or still developing in their power careers. Young professionals are invited to partake in networking functions and special sessions that’ll focus on content and business-building most applicable to their career level. All ELECTRIC POWER attendees are able to attend Young Professionals in Power at NO COST, so register now.

The 2017 Conference Program is under review, please check back soon for updates, but in the meantime see below for last year's program.

Sponsorships Available: If your company is interested in connecting with the young leaders in the power industry, contact Jason Smith at 713-343-1889 or jcsmith@accessintel.com immediately! Showcase your company by planning an informative session, or sponsor the YPP Networking Reception. Click here for Young Professional in Power sponsorship details.

Tuesday, April 11

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (EP Theater) — Young Professionals in Power Session: Launching a Successful Career – Four Emerging Leaders Share their Journey (so far!)

Hear from 4 young professionals who have earned success at Sargent + Lundy. Gain insight and interact with these emerging leaders as they describe their career path highlights thus far and share lessons that helped spur their rapid success.

Wednesday, April 12

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM — Young Professionals in Power Session: Bridging the Gap – Outstanding Engineering in the Field

The Mill Creek Air Quality Control System Project retrofit at the 1,600 MW LG&E/KU Mill Creek coal-fired power plant is one of the largest EPC projects in the USA. The project includes new flue-gas desulfurization units for all four units, new pulse jet fabric filters (PJFF) and ID fans for all four units, and new chimneys for three of the units. The use of field engineers has been instrumental in the success of the project. This paper and presentation will describe how the use of field engineering bridges the gap between conceptual design and field installation and establishes a “One Team” project environment.

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM — Young Professionals in Power Session: Millennials—Filling the GAP in the U.S. Workforce

Are you prepared for the next 24 months when 50% of your workforce will retire and Millennials will fill that GAP in the U.S. workforce? Millennials, who typically stay at a company less than 18 months, want to work for brands they know and trust. They want to work in a culture that caters to them (flexible hours, new technology, quick career path to management), and be part of a company that makes a difference for people and the environment. Build a Millennial-oriented brand that attracts talented Millennials.

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