The annual conference of the Generator Users Group was conducted online for the first time in 2020. The event, exclusive to owner/operators, ran four days, spread over a period of four weeks. The 2021 meeting will be virtual as well and have a program format similar to last year’s. Dates are July 15, 22 (GE Day), and 29, and August 5, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern. Stay tuned to www.powerusers.org for conference updates.
Program for the first day of last year’s meeting, November 12, focused on user experiences and vendor products and services. Highlights are compiled in the Week One section below. Vendor presentations were limited to 30 minutes each and conducted in two half-hour sessions. While attendees could not participate in more than two vendor presentations during the live Week One program, all presentations—both user and vendor—are available to registered owner/operators on the Power Users website at www.powerusers.org. Many of these are recordings of the actual presentation, others are PowerPoint slide decks.
November 19 (Week Two) was GE Day and featured technical presentations, Q&A, and open discussion on topics of interest to the user community. These presentations can be accessed through the OEM’s MyDashboard website at https://mydashboard.gepower.com.
Week Three’s agenda, December 3, featured presentations by three owner/operators, an independent consultant, and one each by National Electric Coil and MD&A.
GUG2020 concluded December 10 (Week Four) with four user presentations and one each by AGT Services and Siemens Energy.