Preliminary Program – District Energy/CHP 2006
“Today’s Solution, Tomorrow’s Advantage”
Saturday, June 10
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Executive Committee Luncheon and Meeting
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting
Sunday, June 11
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Exhibitor Setup
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Annual IDEA Golf Tournament – Hermitage Golf Club; additional fee.
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Special Pre-Conference Workshop – “Private Public Partnerships: A Successful Approach for Developing
District Energy Systems.” Based in part on experience in Nashville, TN, this workshop will feature practical
guidance on “how-to” analyze thermal energy markets; evaluate and estimate capital requirements, develop
financing schemes and select a qualified contractor to develop a district energy system. Workshop leaders
include Gregory Jarosinski, Constellation Energy Projects & Services; Harvey Gershman, Gershman, Brickner
& Bratton; Ron Grosser, Hawkins, Delafield and Wood; David Manning, City of Nashville; David Seader,
National Council Public Private Partnership. Additional fee includes workshop materials and handouts.
Nashville City Tour included for spouses/guests/children; additional fee for conference attendees
Exhibit Hall Grand Opening/Reception with IDEA Business Partners
Annual IDEA Welcome Dinner – Wildhorse Saloon; Included for full conference and spouse/guest/child
registrants. Generously sponsored by Constellation Energy and Friends of Nashville District Energy
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday, June 12
7:00 a.m. – 6: 30 p.m. Registration Open
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7: 15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Speaker Orientation
8:00 a.m. – 8: 15 a.m. Greeting and Introductions – Robert Thornton, President, IDEA
Welcome to Nashville – Conference Co-Chairs: Harvey Gershman, Metro Nashville District Energy System;
Gregory Jarosinski, Constellation Energy Projects & Services Group
Conference Program Overview – Richard Pucak, Akron Thermal, and Johnathan Coleman, Solar Turbines,
Technical Program Co-Chairs
8: 15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Opening Plenary Session: District Energy: Today’s Solution, Tomorrow’s Advantage – Moderated by Robert
Today, district energy systems are undergoing renewal and major expansion in cities around the world. These
investments will enhance energy supply options, favorably impact the local grid and increase overall reliability
while improving economic competitiveness and environmental stewardship in their respective communities.
This distinguished panel of nine ( 9) industry leaders will discuss system renewal or new development as each
panelist relates how investing in district energy creates a more sustainable energy future. Invited panelists
Cambridge, MA, USA – Nick Gosling, Vice President, Dalkia
Copenhagen, Denmark – Representative from Danish Board of District Heating
Nashville, TN, USA – Harvey Gershman, Project Administrator, Metro Nashville District Energy System
New York, NY, USA – Ronald Bozgo, Vice President, Con Edison Steam
Seoul, So. Korea – Young-Nam Kim, CEO, Korea District Heating Corporation
10:00 a.m. – 10: 30 a.m. Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall - Sponsored by EVAPCO
10: 30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Opening Plenary Session (cont’d) - District Energy: Today’s Solution, Tomorrow’s Advantage
New System Development
Abu Dhabi, UAE – Dany Safi, CEO, Tabreed
Bahrain – Dominic McPolin, Executive Coordinator, Ministry Works & Housing
Dubai, UAE – Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower
Dubai, UAE – Keith Levers, CEO, Palm District Cooling
Plenary session will conclude with Q &A and panel discussion of industry momentum and drivers, opportu-
nities, challenges and policies, along with some prognostication.