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


Photo taken: 2019 Conference in St. Louis, MO

Left to right: Brian Hall, TECO; Bryan Eddins, Duke Energy; Peter So, Calpine; David Martorana, Tenaska; Clift Pompee, Duke Energy; Jason Justice, Southern Company
Camera Shy: Adam McCool, Tenaska

  

Steering Committee Members:

Bryan Eddins – Duke Energy
Committee member since 2018

Brian Hall – TECO
Committee member since 2018

Jason Justice – Southern Company (2021 Chair)
Committee member since 2019

David Martorana – Tenaska
Committee member since 2019

Adam McCool – Tenaska
Committee member since 2019

Clift Pompee – Duke Energy
Committee member since 2019

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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Due to the continued status of COVID-19, Power Users has chosen to not enter into contract negotiations with hotels for 2021 conferences. The existing 2021 hotel contract for 7F Users Group has been moved from May to August with the hope that we will be able to have an in-person conference by late August.

With that in mind, all groups under the Power Users umbrella have been offered the opportunity to co-locate with 7F Users Group at the Marriott St. Louis Grand in St. Louis, MO. This only applies to 2021.

PPCUG has elected to hold a live conference and co-locate with 7F Users Group.

  • PPCUG will have their own agenda
  • All agendas will line up to have breaks and meals at the same time
  • All groups will share the vendor fair and the off-site events
  • PPCUG attendees will have the option to rsvp and participate in the following 7F agenda items:
    • Golf tournament on Monday, August 23, 2021, rsvp required
    • MD&A facility tours on Monday, August 23, 2021, rsvp required
    • MD&A afternoon session on Monday, August 23, 2021, based on availability in room, rsvp requested

Open Conference Details

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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