COMBINED CYCLE USERS GROUP (CCUG): 2020 Virtual Conference

The annual conference of the Combined Cycle Users Group (CCUG), was conducted online for the first time in 2020. Talen Energy’s Phyllis Gassert chairs the group; Calpine Corp’s Brian Fretwell is vice chair. The four-week virtual event was broadcast each Tuesday from November 10 through December 8, with a Thanksgiving break on November 24.

The Week One program, November 10, offered user experiences and vendor breakout presentations. All of these presentations are available to registered owner/operators on the Power Users website (

Week Two, November 17, was reserved for GE presentations, Q&A, and open discussion on topics of interest to the user community. Highlights are presented below with the full presentations available to users on the OEM’s MyDashboard website (

The programs for Weeks Three and Four were similar, starting with two hours of user and/or consultant presentations and ending with two one-hour live vendor presentations. All of these presentations, summarized below, are available to owner/operators on the Power Users website (

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