PPCUG – Power Plant Controls Users Group

The Power Plant Controls Users Group was formed in 2018. The Power Users Group leadership team recognized that controls is not a very well covered topic in conferences. It has always been a short session or breakout where most of the audiences are not fully engaged. There are those few who seems to want more, thus the reason the group was 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 (2022 Vice-Chair)

Committee member since 2021


Brian Hall – TECO

Committee member since 2018


Jason Justice – Southern Company
Committee member since 2019


David Martorana – Tenaska (2022 Chair)

Committee member since 2019


Peter So – Calpine

Committee member since 2018


Previous Committee Members:

Bryan Eddins, 2018-2022
Adam McCool, 2019-2022
Clift Pompee, 2019-2022

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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August 28 – 31, 2023

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN
100 CNN Center NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

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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