7F Users Group


7F Users Group, Inc. has grown dramatically since its first meeting in Baltimore, November 19-20, 1991, attended by 14 O&M personnel from four companies. The only 7F engine in service at that time was Virginia Electric & Power Co’s Chesterfield 7. It had been integrated with an existing steamer and new heat-recovery steam generator to configure a 1 x 1 combined cycle.

Fast forward to today: The OEM has shipped to customers more than 1000 F-class gas turbines since Chesterfield 7 left the shop. the majority of these units are 7FAs.

7F Users Group Steering Committee


Photo taken: 2020 Digital Conference

First Row, Left to Right: Bryan Graham, Entergy; Chuck Spanos, Dominion Energy; Christa Warren, Tenaska
Second Row, Left to Right: Ed Maggio, Tampa Electric; Jeff Gillis, ExxonMobil; John Rogers, SRP; Justin McDonald, Southern Company
Third Row, Left to Right: Katie Honey, Xcel Energy; Luis Barrera, Calpine;   Matt Dineen, Duke Energy; Tim Null, Eastman Chemical
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2021 Chairman: Christa Warren, Tenaska
2021 Vice-Chairman: Justin McDonald, Southern Company
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Calpine
(34 units across 14 sites)
(28) 7FA.03 (21 flared and 13 unflared); (6) 7FA.04/AGPs

Committee member since 2014: Luis Barrera
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Clark Public Utilities
(?? units across ?? sites)

Committee member since 2020: Terry Toland
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Dominion Energy
(19 units across 6 sites)
(2) 7FA.01; (9) 7FA.03; (8) 7FA.04

Committee member since 2018: Chuck Spanos
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Duke Energy
(25 units across 8 Sites)
(3) 7FA.02; (12) 7FA.03; (8) 7FA.04; (2) 7FB SynGas

Committee member since 2016: Matthew Dineen
Committee member since 2020: Zach Wood
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Eastman Chemical
(2 units across 1 sites)
(2) 7FA.03

Committee member since 2019: Timothy Null
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Entergy
(27 units across, 9 sites)
(18) 7FA.03 (14 flared, 4 unflared); (9) 7FA.04 (4 original, 5 upgrades)

Committee member since 2013: Bryan Graham
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ExxonMobil
(7 units across, 4 sites)
(5) 7FA.03, (2) 6FA

Committee member since 2020: Doug Leonard
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Southern Company Generation
(39 units across 10 sites)
(28) 7FA.o4; (11) 7FA.03

Committee member since 2013: Justin McDonald
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SRP
(16 units across 3 sites)
(16) 7FA.03

Committee member since 2019: John Rogers
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Tampa Electric Company
(12 units across 2 sites)
(1) 7FA.01; (11) 7FA.03

Committee member since 2013: Ed Maggio
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Tenaska
(24 units across 6 sites)
(20) 7FA.03; (3) 7FA.04

Committee member since 2016: Christa Warren
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TVA
(15 units across 5 sites)
(12) 7FA.04; (3) 7FA.05

Committee member since 2020: Clinton Lafferty
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Xcel Energy
(15 units across 7 sites)
(1) 7FA.01; (1) 7FA.02; (10) 7FA.03; (3) 7FA.05

Committee member since 2017: Kaitlyn Honey
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7F Users Group – Founders:
Bill Wimperis – Constellation Energy
Pierre Bohler
Larry Rose

Past 7F Committee Members:
Don Barnett
Tom Berry
Carine Bullock
Richard Clark
Ben Cowart
Carey Frost
Ed Fuselier, 2005 – 2019
Dan Giel
William (Jeff) Gillis, 2007-2020
Sam Graham
Ken Gross
Art Hamilton
Jim Harbaugh
Bob Holm
Joel Holt
Tricia Keegan, 2017 – 2019
Bill Kessler
Robert LaRoche, 2013 – 2019
Peter Margliotti, 2014 – 2020
Robert Mayfield
Marshall McDuffie
Ben Meissner
Dave Merkley
Clift Pompee
Jim Sellers
Peter So, 1999 – 2019
Chuck Spanos, ?? – 2021
Jennifer Stenger
Dave Such, 2009-2019
Eugene Szpynda, 2008 – 2019
Larry Swan
Scott Trantham
Miles Valentine
KK Venkataraman, 2019 – 2019
Paul White
Paul Whitlock

Mission Statement of the GE7FA Users Group

7F Users Group, Inc. is organized to provide an open forum through conferences and technological aids to the Owners/Operators of 7F Combustion Turbine generator 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. These purposes will be achieved through providing an opportunity at meetings, conferences, company email, and website for the open exchange of ideas between owner / operators and owner / operators with vendors.

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The 7F Steering Committee and Power Users board are diligently working to have an “In-Person” conference in 2021. In an effort to do this, we have moved the 7F Users Group annual conference in St. Louis to the week of August 23rd! We look forward to seeing everyone in person again.

Open Annual Conference Details

Conference dates: May 20-24, 2019

  • 222 User attendees
  • 141 Vendors represented at vendor fairs

Vendor Fair: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 – 78 Exhibit booths
Vendor Fair: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 – 78 Exhibit booths

(1 Platinum Plus, 2 Platinum and 4 Gold Sponsors allowed to exhibit both evenings)

Conference dates: May 7-11, 2018

  • 219 User attendees
  • 126 Vendors represented at vendor fairs

Vendor Fair: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 – 67 Exhibit booths
Vendor Fair: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 – 67 Exhibit booths

(2 Platinum Plus, 2 Platinum and 4 Gold Sponsors allowed to exhibit both evenings)

Conference dates: May 15-19, 2017

Vendor Fair: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – 75 Exhibit booths
Vendor Fair: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – 75 Exhibit booths

(1 Platinum Plus, 2 Platinum and 2 Gold Sponsors allowed to exhibit both evenings)

Conference dates: May 9-13, 2016

Vendor Fair: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 – 66 Exhibit booths
Vendor Fair: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 – 66 Exhibit booths

(1 Platinum Plus, 4 Platinum and 2 Gold Sponsors allowed to exhibit both evenings)

Conference dates: May 11-15, 2015

Vendor Fair: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 – 64 Exhibit booths
Vendor Fair: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 – 64 Exhibit booths

(4 Platinum and 2 Gold Sponsors allowed to exhibit both evenings)

Conference dates: May 19-23, 2014

Vendor Fair: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 – 68 Exhibit booths
Vendor Fair: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 – 68 Exhibit booths
(1 Platinum Plus, 2 Platinum and 2 Gold Sponsors allowed to exhibit both evenings)

Conference dates: May 20-24, 2013

  • 253 User attendees
  • 101 Vendors represented at vendor fairs

Vendor Fair: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 – 53 Exhibit booths
Vendor Fair: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 – 53 Exhibit booths

(3 Platinum and 2 Gold Sponsors allowed to exhibit both evenings)

Conference dates: May 14-18, 2012

Vendor Fair: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 – 55 Exhibit booths
Vendor Fair: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 – 55 Exhibitors

(3 Platinum and 2 Gold Sponsors allowed to exhibit both evenings)

Conference dates: May 9-13, 2011

Vendor Fair: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 – 67 Exhibit booths
Vendor Fair: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 – 66 Exhibit booths

(14 sponsors allowed to exhibit both evenings)

Conference dates: May 10-14, 2010

Conference dates: May 12-15, 2009

Conference dates: May 13-16, 2008

Conference dates: May 15-18, 2007

  • 237 Users attended
  • 62 Vendors represented at vendor fair – Wednesday, May 16, 2007



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