April 9, 2013Press Release

Michael Best Attorney to Speak at Plant Decommissioning, Decontamination and Demolition Event

Michael Best Partner, Todd E. Palmer, will speak at the Infocast event, Plant Decommissioning, Decontamination and Demolition on the topic, “Repowering Retired Coal Plants,” on May 9, 2013. Mr. Palmer’s presentation will discuss the key considerations in deciding whether to repower, including water supply availability, air quality attainment, the value of transmission interconnection capacity, access to natural gas supply and the value of power in various regions.


Mr. Palmer is a member of Michael Best’s Energy and Sustainability Practice Group and leads the sub-group on Clean Air Act matters affecting clients, such as repowering industrial facilities. His clients benefit from his unique experience as both an attorney and technical consultant. During the last 19 years, Mr. Palmer has relied on his varied experience to assist clients representing numerous industries, including petroleum refineries, automobile manufacturers, electric utilities, mining companies, defense contractors, aerospace companies, paper manufacturers, printers, construction contractors, agricultural operations, and commercial transporters.


Infocast’s Plant Decommissioning, Decontamination and Demolition will bring plant and decommissioning project managers together with leaders in environmental remediation, demolition and investment recovery. They will address how to assess the economics of redevelopment, repowering or disposing of assets, and how the end-use for the property will affect remediation requirements and costs. They will provide guidelines on how to best manage the project, from bidding to contracting to engineering. Finally, they will discuss how to maximize the resale value of plant assets and materials.

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