41 of the nation’s 66 nuclear power plants were represented among the 70 guests at the 2015 NuclearIQ Users Group/Industry Update conference held February 23 & 24, 2015 at the incomparable Monteleone Hotel. Continuing the theme of “productivity improvements through information sharing and collaboration,” partners and clients made presentations and discussed creative solutions to common problems, and how to effectively share data to eliminate errors and delays.
Some conference high points:
• Great presentations by the NuclearIQ team, clients like X-CEL and Exelon, and industry partners like GEL, Canberra, OSIsoft and others – see more below
• Enthusiastic User Group session, as well as Special IT Breakout to discuss security
• Pre-conference special event at the Preservation Hall for live jazz – see more below
• GCR-sponsored Jazz Dinner cruise on the Riverboat Natchez on the Mississippi River for all guests and spouses – see photos below
• Spectacular food, meeting rooms, amenities and service by the incomparable Monteleone Hotel on Royal Street – we will be back!
• Special focus on identifying at least one area for productivity improvement with each station, in which GCR and partners can help stations achieve gains in productivity and quality
GCR expects to serve more than 95% of the 66 U.S. stations with NuclearIQ within 24 months, and as such, there are things we can do to provide unprecedented service and leadership. We are listening to clients, collaborating with partners and bringing innovative solutions to the nuclear power industry.
This year we completed the conference with the shortest list ever of items needing attention, and the longest list ever of consulting opportunities. It is our long-standing privilege to take user-requests and incorporate them into the software so that NuclearIQ precisely meets the needs of each and every user at each and every power station. While continuing our traditional “users group meeting,” as the industry leader, our conference has morphed into a robust, widely-supported nuclear industry event, that is soon to include fossil fuel power stations too.
As is our usual practice, not only did we work hard and accomplish much, but we ate exceptionally well and had a great time in the wonderful city of New Orleans. If you did not make it this year, we hope to see you NEXT YEAR!