Making the Case for Single Shaft Designs in Combined Cycle Power Plants

Available on Demand Until June 6, 2019 

Duration: 60 Minutes

With benefits like lower cost and smaller footprint, single-shaft configurations have been the preferred configuration globally and have been gaining popularity in the US for one on one combined cycle power plant. This presentation will talk about the differences between single-shaft and multi-shaft, the benefits of each configuration, and when to choose one over the other.

What the attendees will learn:  

       1. To be able to identify the differences between single-shaft vs. multi-shaft

       2. To understand the benefits of single-shaft vs. multi-shaft

       3. To be able to evaluate which configuration is a better fit for specific project 



Who should attend:
  • Power industry professionals
  • Power industry decision makers
  • Utility professionals
  • Plant operators
  • Plant owners
  • EPCs

Learn from this expert:

Chris Mieckowski 
Global Director of Solutions Portfolio Marketing 
Siemens Power and Gas 

Chris Mieckowski has more than a decade of power plant experience, with a specialization in plant optimization. He is currently the Global Director of Solutions Portfolio Marketing at Siemens Power and Gas. Prior to joining Siemens, Chris was the Director of Business Development at Stellar Energy. Chris has also worked for two major companies in the energy market, GE and Kiewit, holding roles in product line management, early contract involvement, and project engineering. He began his career by serving in the U.S. Navy for nine years, starting as a Nuclear Electrician on submarines and completing his service as a Tomahawk Strike Officer on guided-missile cruisers. Chris holds a B.S. in Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.

Thorsten Wolf 

Thorsten Wolf has an degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany. He started his carrier in the power industry in 1990 and worked in several functions in Engineering and Project Management of large steam turbines and power plants. Since 15 years he is with Siemens in Orlando, Florida; designing innovative Combined Cycle power plants for the US market.


Sonal Patel
Associate Editor

Sonal Patel is a national award–winning journalist, who has covered a wide range of technology, business, and policy issues for POWER since 2008. Along with keeping her eye on international matters for the magazine’s monthly Global Monitor section, she contributes in-depth analysis and spot news pieces for POWER and its other media channels. Sonal also surveys, crunches, and visualizes power sector data and trends for inclusion in web and print infographics. She is a graduate of the University of Houston.
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