April 14th | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

A plant manager’s job used to be focused on keeping the plant running as the main goal. Today, the plant manager has many different priorities, and this year’s Plant Management Institute will focus on topics crucial to performing the responsibilities and tasks required of plant managers and their management team. Moderated by a Plant Management Institute Board Member, this meeting will be held as a roundtable, allowing for open and honest discussion between peers.

Add this one-day meeting on during registration! Power generating companies/utilities only.

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Plant Management Topics for 2019 were:

Safety – Focusing on Human Performance Tools and “it’s you” Mindset

·       Better Communication

·       Better Controls 

·       Better Mindset

Risk/Reliability – Cycling– Focusing on the decline in supply base support

·       OEM/Non-OEM support for aging facilities

·       How long is too long – retirement decisions

·       CBM or Run until failure

Environmental – What are you doing to comply with CCR/ELG

·       Reasons behind decision

·       Our approved approach

·       Time line to completion

·       Current Status

Focus on the People – HR issues during plant closures

·       Declining manpower needs

·       Maintaining expertise

·       Addressing morale

Innovation – Are you ready for new technology?

·       Managing equipment activity & expectations 

·       Drones enhancing safety and other controls

·       New aerial platform rules

 Recommended CEUs .4/PDHs 4

Joseph VonDerHaar
Plant Manager, Spurlock
East Kentucky Power Cooperative Inc. [EKPC]
Michael Winegeart
Production Superintendent
Lubbock Power & Light
Jeff Fassett
IEM Energy Consultants
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Dennis Buchanan
Plant Director, Harrington Station
Xcel Energy
Chuck Tack
Managing Director Generation Support
Holly Stanton
Manager, Strategic Workforce Planning
Xcel Energy
Mr. Nick Slappy
Plant Manager
Georgia Power
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Joseph VonDerHaar
Plant Manager, Spurlock
East Kentucky Power Cooperative Inc. [EKPC]