Category Archives: WTUI

‘Future Shock’ — Where are we, where are we heading?

Guest Commentary by Salvatore A DellaVilla Jr, managing director, Gas Turbine Association “Too much change in too short a period of time,” the definition of ‘Future Shock,’ was conceptualized, defined, and shared in a book by Alvin and Heidi Toffler, published with the same name in the 1970s. If we look at today’s energy market, […]

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WTUI 2020: Technical Program and Schedule

As of February 16, 2020   Registration: Convention Center Promenade Lobby Exhibition: Convention Center Exhibit Hall Luncheons: Convention Center Exhibit Hall LM2500 Breakout Meetings: Promenade 101             Chair: Garry Grimwade, Riverside Public Utilities LM5000 Breakout Meetings: Promenade 102A             Chair: Perry Leslie, Yuba City Cogeneration Plant LM6000 Breakout Meetings: Promenade 103             Chair: Dave Fink, […]

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WTUI 2020: The Last Five Years

If you’ve attended Western Turbine meetings since the 25th anniversary celebration you might think there haven’t been many changes since 2015. In outward appearance that’s true, as noted earlier in this report: The conference remains two and a half days and the lineup of sessions and events is the same. However, what’s behind the curtain […]

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WTUI 2020: President’s Welcome Message

On behalf of the board of directors, officers, breakout-session chairs, and support staff, welcome to the 30th anniversary of the Western Turbine Users conference. In the late 1980s, a handful of brave investors purchased some early model LM2500 and LM5000 gas turbines for service in California. Their operations and maintenance personnel quickly realized the common […]

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WTUI 2020: Leadership team

Western Turbine’s leadership team consists of the officers, directors, breakout-session chairs, and support personnel who plan and execute the world’s largest and most comprehensive technical meeting on GE aeroderivative engines for electric power production, gas compression, and ship propulsion. The thumbnail bios below glimpse the careers and accomplishments of the people in this army of […]

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WTUI 2020: Special Events

Sunday Golf. The Skylinks at Long Beach is the premier course in the area, with a demanding slope rating of 130. Designed by award-winning architect Cal Olson in 2004, it is said to challenge all levels of golfers. The championship links-style course extends 6909 yards and features narrow, rolling Bermuda fairways, over 70 bunkers, and […]

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WTUI celebrates 30 years of service to the industry

A history of the Western Turbine Users Inc, the world’s largest independent organization for gas-turbine owner/operators was published by CCJ and distributed at the organization’s 25th anniversary meeting at the Long Beach Convention Center, March 15-18, 2015. You can access this special publication via the links below. Major contributors to the commemorative publication included Wayne […]

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