Power Plant Engineering Expert in Cogeneration

Case Description:

A power plant engineering expert with knowledge of cogeneration facilities was needed for a case alleging professional malpractice. The case arose from the bankruptcy of a bank and the default on a construction loan intended to cover construction of a cogeneration power plant. The power plant was engineered to operate as a Qualifying Facility, referred to as QF, under the Public Utility Regulatory Policy Act, commonly known as PURPA, as administered by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The plaintiff alleged that professional malpractice resulted in the cogeneration plant's failure to meet FERC standards as a Qualifying Facility and its subsequent failure to repay the loan.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate a power plant engineering expert with knowledge of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's QF requirements. The expert was required to be a registered professional engineer with a specialty in mechanical engineering who could opine on power plant industry standards of care.

Experts Presented:

  • Mechanical Engineering

    This power plant engineering expert is both a mechanical and environmental engineer who has published articles on the benefits of cogeneration and issues relating to FERC, PURPA, and QF. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, a Certified Cogeneration Professional, and a Certified Energy Manager. He has more than 22 years experience in the energy industry and has been involved with more than 60 large power system projects His background includes project experience with industrial and commercial power generation, energy technology applications, and utility issues. IMS Reference #4973912

  • Power Plant Engineering

    This power plant engineering expert has over 25 years of experience in cogeneration, independent power, and utility power plants. His background includes power plant operations, maintenance, technical training, field engineering, and project development. He has managed startup, operator training, and field services for over two dozen cogeneration and independent power facilities. This expert is a registered Professional Engineer in mechanical engineering and the author of several technical publications on cogeneration. IMS Reference #4974048

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