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Business Principles for Power Plant Engineers and Supervisors

16-17 May 2019
NBC TOWER | Chicago, IL, United States of America

Why You Should Attend

Business Principles for Power Plant Engineers and Supervisors

Today’s competitive power markets demand efficient and cost‐effective operation of all types of power plants. It is incredibly important to have the foundational understanding of how power plants work, financial and contracting decisions affect overall power plant economic viability.  Having a stronger foundational understanding will enable you to better operate and maintain, manage projects and cost, and provide services for internal and external customers. 

This Business Principles for Power Plant Engineers and Supervisors fundamental course will provide basic technical concepts needed to understand how to effectively support financial and contracting decisions, manage one-time project budgets and continuing O&M budgets, avoid important contracting labor pitfalls, and support your corporate ethical decision-making process.


Key Topics

  • Financial Principles: Capital v. Expense, Depreciation, Revenue, Cost, ROI
  • Budgets: Capital, O&M Budgeting, Inventory Cost
  • Energy Market: Fuel, Incremental costs, Fixed Recovery
  • Contracting Principles: Basics, Costs & Risks, Accounting Issues
  • Labor Principles: Employee Relationships, Site Access, Safety, Background Investigations

  • Why Choose marcus evans?

    marcus evans specialises in the research and development of strategic events for senior business executives. From our international network of 63 offices, marcus evans produces over 1000 event days a year on strategic issues in corporate finance, telecommunications, technology, health, transportation, capital markets, human resources and business improvement.

    Above all, marcus evans provides clients with business information and knowledge which enables them to sustain a valuable competitive advantage and makes a positive contribution to their success.

    Practical Insights From

    Roger Schaver
    Consultant | Forest View Collaborations, LLC
    He has 40 years of experience working in power generation. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Bradley University, he worked for 15 years as a plant engineer and project manager. He managed a varietyof O&M and capital projects in nuclear and fossil-fired power plants. He realized that successful project managers had strong business skills in addition to their technical knowledge, and therefore earned his Master of Business Administration from Marquette University.He went on to manage engineering and maintenance organizations in large coal-fired power plants. He then managed a fleet-wide organization for supporting maintenance management, long-term service agreements, contractor management, external labor issues, and outage planning and execution.

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