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January 13th, 2017 – Luminant Energy’s Monitoring & Diagnostics of Power Plant Performance
January 13, 2017 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
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To kick off our 2017 luncheon series, Clint Carter, Director of Advanced Monitoring & Diagnostic Services at Luminant, will talk to us about the work they do out of Luminant’s Power Optimization Center (POC) in downtown Dallas.
Through the integration of remote monitoring modeling, and diagnostics, the POC identifies forecasts and advises plant personnel of emergent issues impacting production saving millions of dollars by detecting small issues before the need for surmounting larger issues and by performing schedule and on-demand plant performance assessments increasing efficiency.
Mr. Carter is responsible for the fleet Operations programs and procedures, nuclear and fossil plant thermodynamic performance, fossil plant chemistry and the oversees the Power Optimization Center, a remote monitoring and diagnostic support facility serving both the nuclear and fossil generating fleet. He has 30 years of electric utility experience, including expertise gained through a variety of positions at Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, a two-unit Westinghouse pressurized water reactor located near Glen Rose, Texas where he was a licensed Senior Reactor Operator.
At Comanche Peak, Mr. Carter also led the deployment of the world’s largest wireless industrial infrastructure supporting voice communications, mobile computing, and equipment condition monitoring.
Over his career, Mr. Carter has been an active participant in many industry initiatives. As Chairman of the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) Wireless Technology Working Group, Mr. Carter was instrumental in developing numerous industry guidelines and strategies for implementing wireless technologies in power stations and was recognized in 2003 as a recipient of EPRI’s Technology Transfer Award.
Mr. Carter presently serves on the Board of Directors for Azima-DLI, a predictive technologies services company based in Woburn, Massachusetts and on the Engineering Board of Advisors for the University of Texas at Arlington. Mr. Carter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering from Kansas State University, a Master of Science degree in Engineering Technology from the University of North Texas and a Master of Business Administration from Texas Christian University.
He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.
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