The main goal of plant managers used to be simply keeping their units running reliably at full power. Today, many plant managers are overseeing operations in a highly competitive environment that includes regular cycling and several other priorities. This year’s Plant Management Institute* meeting will focus on topics crucial to performing the seemingly ever-changing responsibilities and tasks required of plant managers and their management teams. 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 on Plant Management Institute during registration to get your pass to this important event today. Electricity 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