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Kristine Lopes Amos, P.E.
Senior Engineer

Kristine Amos is a Senior Engineer for Independent Power Associates, Inc. (IPA).  She has over twenty years experience in the energy industry.  As a staff engineer for IPA, she has contributed to plant engineering design reviews, plant startup and operations support, operator qualification program development, operator training, preventive maintenance program development, CMMS implementation, maintenance management and outage support, and plant efficiency studies.

Ms. Amos' diverse power plant experience includes:
  • Maintenance Coordinator and Supervisor for over twenty major maintenance shutdowns at a 30MW, LM2500 cogeneration facility;
  • Staff Engineer for the review and audit of the Administrative, Operating, Maintenance and Environmental, Health and Safety Procedures at three, natural gas fired, cogeneration facilities;
  • Project Manager for the development and implementation of Preventive Maintenance (PM) programs utilizing Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) at five cogeneration power plants;
  • Staff Engineer for several plant feasibility studies in the United States, Central America and Asia;
  • Project Engineer for the design and installation of a black start generator system at a LM2500 facility;
  • Project Engineer for the analysis and design of several cogeneration plant systems, including heat rate improvement projects;
  • Staff Engineer for the development of an Operator Qualification Program and Operator Study Guides for an 80 MW, Circulating Fluidized Bed, waste coal power plant;
  • Development of Operator Qualification and Training Guidelines for two, dual-flash geothermal power plants
  • Project Engineer for the development of Operator Qualification Program and Operator Study Guides for three GE Frame 6 facilities
  • Staff Engineer for the development of System Descriptions and Operator Training Program for a 223MW, GE Frame 7EA combined cycle cogeneration facility
  • Startup operations support for a 49 MW, MS6001 cogeneration facility;

Ms. Amos has also contributed to several other projects, involving the development of plant system descriptions, operating procedures, and operator training and qualification programs for several combined cycle cogeneration and large food processing facilities.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering Technology from the California Maritime Academy and is registered in the State of California as a Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering.

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