Don't Miss the 2016 POWER-GEN Keynote Session

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By Editors of Power Engineering

The power generation industry is in a state of great transition. The generation mix keeps shifting, the old business models are changing and regulations could become re-written.

Though these shifts also bring great opportunity. With that atmosphere in mind, Power-Gen International’s 2016 Keynote Session will bring attendees The Power to Change.

The keynote, open to all registered attendees, will be held Tuesday, December 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Exhibit Hall NA1 within the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

Four executives with utilities and energy companies will speak at the event.

Anthony Wilson is chairman, president and CEO of Mississippi Power. He was named chairman on August 4, CEO on January 1 and president on October 19, 2015.

Wilson started his career with the company in 1984 in Biloxi as an engineering cooperative education student and worked his way through a variety of leadership roles before moving to Georgia Power in 2002.

While in Georgia, Wilson served in a variety of officer roles, including distribution vice president, transmission vice president, and customer service and operation executive vice president.

Wilson serves in key positions on the board of directors for the Mississippi Economic Council, Mississippi Energy Institute and the Gulf Coast Business Council.

Alex Glenn is president of Duke Energy Florida. He is responsible for advancing the company’s rate and regulatory initiatives and managing state and local regulatory and governmental relations, economic development and community affairs.

Glenn has been with Duke Energy -- and predecessor companies Progress Energy and Florida Power Corp. -- since 1996. In his previous role as general counsel, which he assumed in 2008, Glenn oversaw all regulatory matters affecting the Florida utility. In addition, he served as a key adviser to the Florida state president as well as other company executive management and the board of directors. He assumed his current position in December 2012.

Before joining Florida Power Corp., Glenn practiced energy law at the international law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Washington, D.C.

Rick Halil is senior vice president and general manager of Burns & McDonnell’s Energy Global Practice, and has 27 years of experience with the company.

Under his leadership, the Energy Global Practice focuses on designing and constructing power generation, renewable energy, nuclear, environmental and plant betterment projects for the electric power industry.

Halil began his career with Burns & McDonnell in 1989 when he joined the firm as a mechanical engineer. He has spent much of his career leading project development, project management and engineering teams.

Willi Meixner is the chief executive officer of the Power and Gas Division at Siemens AG, and has held the position since 2015. Meixner joined Siemens in 2003 and has held several leadership positions within the company, including director of Service Sales and Projects for Industrial Applications in Europe, director of Gas Turbine Service for Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd in Great Britain, Business Segment Lead in service-Marketing & Implementation for Europe and Africa and CEO of Siemens’ Oil & Gas Industrial Application Services.

Prior to Joining Siemens, Meixner served as general manager of Service Sales and Project Management at ABB Turbinen GmbH in Nuremberg.

Additionally, winners of the Project of the Year Awards, Papers of the Year Awards and the Third Annual Peabody Energy Clean Coal Awards will be announced during the keynote session.

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