Featured speakers: Come hear executives Hinnenkamp, Fanning speak at DistribuTECH

Two C-level executives with power-producing companies are giving keynote addresses at the upcoming DistribuTECH conference and exhibition, both of which have ties to hydropower.

First, Paul D. Hinnenkamp, executive vice president and chief operating officer with Entergy, is speaking during Tuesday’s keynote session at DistribuTECH.

He is responsible for executive oversight of safety and human performance, fossil generation, transmission, system planning, capital projects management and compliance with North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection standards.

Hinnenkamp has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Villanova University and a master of business administration degree from the University of Illinois.

Entergy owns the 12-MW Remmel hydro plant in Malvern, Ark., which began operating in 1925. Additionally, the company maintains and operates (but does not own) the 80-MW Toledo Bend project on the Sabine River between Texas and Louisiana.

Second, also occurring at DistribuTECH is a separate event called Best Practices in Utility Cybersecurity, presented by Protect Our Power.

Thomas A. Fanning, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Southern Company, will be presenting a keynote address at this event. Fanning, who has been with the company for more than 35 years, recently won the Chief Executive of the Year award in S&P Global Platts’ 2018 Global Energy Awards.

He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial management.

Southern Company gets about 10% of its total generating capacity from hydroelectricity.

DistribuTECH is being held Feb. 5-7, 2019, in New Orleans, La., U.S. Click here to learn more or to register.

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