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Appendix A - Workshop Agenda

AGENDA
Technology Design Workshop
November 6-7, 1997
Denver, CO



Thursday, November 6

8:00-8:30 Registration
8:30-8:45 Introductions, Meeting Logistics, and Review of Ground Rules Dale Shepherd
8:45-9:15 Overview of Workshop Goals and Agenda Ben Smith
9:15-10:00 Background Cost Modeling Assumptions
-Defining the breakpoint for small systems
-Defining the treatment objective
-How can one incorporate site specific info into representative models?
The Team
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:00 Sizing the System
-Use of peak production flow for design
-Dealing with redundancy without being the same
(Ten States vs. other graded approaches)
-Storage use for design capacity mitigation
11:00-12:00 Differences in Assumptions Between Packaged Systems and Engineered Systems
-Cost components and design needs
-State and other support assumptions
-How do assumptions change over time?
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:45 Permitting
-What types of permits should make up the scenario for various technologies?
-Pilot testing requirements for different technologies
-Extent of pilot testing to be required (both % and duration)
1:45-2:30 Discussion on POU and POE
-What is the scenario for POU and POE operation in compliance costing
-Differences in design between POU and POE units
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-3:30 Land & Other Sticky Wickets
-Footprint calculations and assumptions
-Land scenarios (acquisition and availability)
3:30-5:00 Breakout Sessions -Development of generic system cost models


Friday, November 7

8:30-9:00 Recap of First Day and Review Agenda
9:00-9:45 Report of the Breakout Groups and Discussion
9:45-10:30 Other Capital Costing Issues
-Modification of Watercost/Water vs. WBS build-ups using RS Means et. al
-Level of detail in WBS build-ups, if used
-Additional indirect costs that should be included?
-Useful life of equipment and components
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:45 O&M Costs
-What are the labor requirements of various technologies?
-Variations in operating practices/what events to include?
-To what extent is operation a replacement activity?
-Labor rates and indirect costs for O&M
11:45-12:45 Lunch
12:45-2:30 Technology Design Discussion
-Overview of development approach
-Discussion of technology specific assumptions & equations
-Identification of design defaults
-Additional design needs?
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-3:15 Continue Technology Discussions
3:15-4:00 Economic issues
-Equipment financing
-Escalation (Inflation) values
-Cost allocation for premature retirements and outmoded facilities
4:00-4:30 Recap of Discussions & Next Steps

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