PPCUG – Power Plant Controls Users Group

The Power Plant Controls Users Group is being formed in 2018. The Power Users Group leadership team recognized that controls is not a very well covered topic in conference. It has always been a short session or breakout where most of the audience are not fully engaged. There are those few who seems to want more, thus the reason the group is being formed.

As a starting point, the group will be technology and OEM agnostic and will cover all topics related to controls, hardware, software, instrumentation, cyber security, digital transformation.

A steering committee has been formed to organize a conference focus on controls. Hope to see you all there.

Power Plant Controls Users Group Steering Committee


2022 Conference in San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
Left to right: Peter So, Calpine; Brian Hall, TECO; Clift Pompee, Duke Energy; Jason Justice, Southern Company; David Martorana, Tenaska; Richard Chiafolo, Dominion Energy
Camera Shy: Adam McCool, Tenaska; Bryan Eddins, Duke Energy

  

Steering Committee Members:


Richard Chiafolo – Dominion Energy

Committee member since 2021

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Bryan Eddins – Duke Energy

Committee member since 2018

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Brian Hall – TECO

Committee member since 2018

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Jason Justice – Southern Company (2021 Chair)

Committee member since 2019

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David Martorana – Tenaska

Committee member since 2019

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Adam McCool – Tenaska
Committee member since 2019

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Clift Pompee – Duke Energy

Committee member since 2019

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Peter So – Calpine

Committee member since 2018

 

Mission Statement of the Power Plant Controls Users Group

Power Plant Controls Users Group is organized to provide an open forum through conferences and technological aids to the Owners/Operators of control systems for effective communication, discussion, and information dissemination regarding the operation, maintenance, inspection, troubleshooting, and repair of such systems to maximize equipment performance and reliability. All control systems regardless of OEM will be included in these discussions.
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2022 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

August 29 – September 1, 2022

San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205-3901

Open Conference Details

Conference dates: August 23-27, 2021

  • Co-located with 7F, 7EA, and STUG (2021 only)
  • 193 User attendees
  • 104 Vendors represented at vendor fairs

Evening Vendor Fair: Tuesday, August 24, 2021 – 104 Exhibit booths
Lunch Vendor Fair: Wednesday, August 25, 2021 – Same exhibitors

(1 Platinum Plus, 3 Platinum and 5 Gold Sponsors)

Conference dates: November/December 2020

Conference dates: August 26-29, 2019

  • Annual Conferences (GUG, CCUG and STUG) and 2nd Controls Symposium (PPCUG) with shared meals and vendor fair
  • 193 Users – CCUG = ??; GUG = ??; STUG = ??; PPCUG = ??
  • 88 Exhibitors represented at Vendor Fair

Vendor Fair: Monday, August 26, 2019 – 88 Exhibit booths

Conference dates: August 27-30, 2018

  • Annual Conferences (GUG, CCUG and STUG) and 1st Controls Symposium (PPCUG) with shared meals and vendor fair
  • 217 Users – CCUG = 92; GUG = 47; STUG = 58; PPCUG = 20
  • 88 Exhibitors represented at Vendor Fair

Vendor Fair: Monday, August 27, 2018 – 88 Exhibit booths




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