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Executive Vice Chair Power Systems' Roundtables
Mike D'Avico - Executive Vice Chair Power Systems Roundtables
Mike D'Avico
Plant Manager
Oglethorpe Power's Thomas A Smith Energy Facility
Dalton, GA

Michael works for OPC as the Plant Manager of TA Smith (a facility with 2 - 2 x 1 combined cycle blocks with 4 GE 7FA's and a 2 D11 steam turbines. He assumed this new role in September, 2017, retiring from JEA after 33 years as the Director of the Combustion Turbine Group. Mike earned a Six Sigma Black Belt in 2010.

Prior to his recent CT roles, Mike has been working in the power industry for over 30 years on the Operations and Maintenance sides of the coal-fired industry, both pulverized and circulating fluidized bed plant construction and start-up and operation.

Mike served as the CTOTF's Combined Cycle Roundtable Co-Chair in the Fall of 2015. He assumed the duties of the Power Systems Executive Vice Chair in Fall of 2017.

Position Objective:  To provide leadership and strategic direction by creating and administering organizational and roundtable support programs that promote growth and stability to the CTOTF™ organization and provide incremental value to the User community.
Position:Power Systems RTs Chair Position Duties and ResponsibilitiesDuties and Responsibilities
The Power Systems' Roundtables, comprised of Industry Issues, O&M and Business Practices, Combined Cycle, Gen-EI&C and Regulatory & Compliance, are provided for CTOTF™Member Users, to exchange information towards resolving problems, issues and concerns, pertaining to those components, systems and processes necessary towards the operation of a combustion turbine electric power generating plant.