STUG – Steam Turbine Users Group

The Steam Turbine Users Group (STUG) first formally met in Richmond, Virginia in August of 2014. In its infancy, The STUG’s primary focus was General Electric A10/D11 frame combined cycle steam turbines. In just a few short years, participation and feedback from the Users has helped broaden both forum and conference coverage to combined cycle steam turbines of most every major OEM.

At its core, STUG is an organization run by Users, for Users. Each annual conference is aimed toward providing an opportunity for owner/operators of combined cycle steam turbines worldwide to share experiences, best practices and “lessons learned” via attendee-driven discussions regarding design, installation, operation, maintenance, overhaul and personnel/equipment safety. The long term goal is (and shall remain) to effectively communicate and transfer industry knowledge from those seasoned professionals to the rising generation of power industry work force.

Steam Turbine Users Group Steering Committee


Photo taken: 2019 Conference in St. Louis, MO

Front Row, left to right: Jess Bills, Salt River Project; Seth Story, Luminant; Jay Hoffman, Tenaska; Gary Crisp, NV Energy 
Back Row, left to right: Jake English, Duke Energy; Matt Radcliff, Dominion; Eddie Argo, Southern Company; Lonnie Simon, OxyChem; John McQuerry, Calpine

2021 Steering Committee Members:

Eddie Argo – Southern Company
Committee member since 2013

Jess Bills – Salt River Project
Committee member since 2013

Jake English – Duke Energy
Committee member since 2013

Jay Hoffman – Tenaska
Committee member since 2013

Hurst, Connor – TECO – Bayside Power Station
Committee member since 2020

Johnson, Mark – Florida Power & Light
Committee member since 2020

John McQuerry – Calpine
Committee member since 2013

Matt Radcliff – Dominion
Committee member since 2019

Lonny Simon – OxyChem
Committee member since 2013

Seth Story – Luminant (2021 Chair)
Committee member since 2018

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Past STUG Committee Members:
Bert Norfleet – 2013-2019
Gary Crisp – 2013 – 2020

Mission Statement of the Steam Turbine Users Group

“The Steam Turbine Users Group is organized to provide an open forum through conferences and technological aids to the Owners/Operators of Combined Cycle Steam Turbines and their associated 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.

This site is managed by Users for Users!”

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.

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

  • STUG 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
  • STUG 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

Conference dates: August 28-31, 2017

  • Annual Conferences (GUG, CCUG and STUG) with shared meals and vendor fair
  • 172 Users – STUG = 55; CCUG = 69; GUG = 49
  • 76 Exhibitors represented at Vendor Fair

Vendor Fair: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 – 76 Exhibit booths

Conference dates: August 22-25, 2016

  • Annual Conferences (GUG, CCUG and STUG) with shared meals and vendor fair
  • 135 Users – GUG, CCUG and STUG attendees
  • 70 Exhibitors represented at Vendor Fair

Vendor Fair: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 – 70 Exhibit booths

Conference dates: August 24-27, 2015

  • Combined Conference with CCUG and STUG
  • 142 Users – CCUG and STUG attendees
  • 68 Exhibitors represented at Vendor Fair

Vendor Fair: Tuesday, August 25, 2014 – 68 Exhibit booths

Conference dates: August 19-21, 2014

Vendor Fair: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 – 22 Exhibit booths




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