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.


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Roundtable Moderator
Dennis Buchanan
Plant Director, Harrington Station
Xcel Energy
Roundtable Moderator
Jeffrey Fassett
IEM Energy Consultants
Roundtable Moderator
Michael Winegeart
Production Superintendent
Lubbock Power & Light

1:00 pm – Welcome and Top of Mind Exercise

1:20 pm – Maintenance/Outage Planning

             Parts/Supply Chain Issues

             OEM Support


1:50 pm – Staffing Topics

             Remote Working

             Attracting and keeping new employees

             Motivating current staff and keeping up Moral

2:30 pm – Other topics from top-of-mind exercise



3:00 pm - Adjourn to Diversity and Inclusion Workshop

Sponsors & Supporting Organizations