POWER-GEN Asia (PGA) took place in Bangkok, Thailand last week and there was a high calibre of entrants for the events Best Paper Awards.

James DiCampli of GE Power & Water emerged as winner of Track 1 (Trends Finance and Planning) on the day, which had as its theme – “Distributed Power Transformative Technologies for a Power Hungry World”.

Track 2 (Environmental Challenges, Fuel Options & Distributed Generation) saw Torsten Wetzel of Siemens chosen for his paper, “Off-Grid Power Solutions – Efficient Integration of Renewables into Diesel Power Stations”.

In Track 3, which dealt with Power Plant Technologies, the winning entry was entitled, “A Comparison of Rankine Cycle Efficiencies and Net Present Values for Supercritical and Subcritical Coal-Fired Thermal Power Plants and it came from Nicholas Ash of Parsons Brinckerhoff.

Finally for PGA, Track 4 (Operation, Optimization & Servicing) the winning subject was “Primary Reheater Replacement at Coal Fired Power Plant – A Cycle of Boiler Asset Management” presented by Mark Richardson.

Meanwhile “Constraints of establishing a Wind Farm in Thailand” was selected as the winning entry for the Renewable Energy World Asia event, that paper written by Punnarai Wuthipanyarattanakun of Pöyry Energy Ltd. Her award was picked up on the day by Krisada Techamanoon.

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