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


2022 Conference in San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter

Front Row, left to right: Seth Story, Connor Hurst, Jay Hoffman, Matt Radcliff
Back Row, left to right: Lonnie Simon, John McQuerry, Eddie Argo, Mark Johnson, Jake English

2022 Steering Committee Members:


Eddie Argo – Southern Company

Committee member since 2013

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Jake English – Duke Energy

Committee member since 2013

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Jay Hoffman – Tenaska

Committee member since 2013

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Connor, Hurst – TECO – Bayside Power Station (2022 Chair)

Committee member since 2020

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Johnson, Mark – Florida Power & Light

Committee member since 2020

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John McQuerry – Calpine

Committee member since 2013

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Matt Radcliff – Dominion (2022 Vice-Chair)

Committee member since 2019

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Lonny Simon – OxyChem

Committee member since 2013

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Seth Story – Luminant

Committee member since 2018

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Past STUG Committee Members:
Jess Bills – 2013 – 2021
Gary Crisp – 2013 – 2020
Bert Norfleet – 2013-2019

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!”

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 PPCUG (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

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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