2020 Power Plant
Simulation Conference

JANUARY 12 - 16, 2020

New to PowerPlantSim: Nuclear Training

The 2020 Power Plant Simulation Conference (PowerPlantSim’20) is an annual conference sponsored by The Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS). This conference focuses on the special needs of the nuclear and fossil power plant simulation community and includes presentations by technology and industry leaders, technical sessions, panel and roundtable discussions, and vendor exhibits. The primary goal of the conference is to promote open exchange of simulator related information between all attendees. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Simulator Modifications
  • Simulator Upgrades
  • Virtual Simulator Technology
  • Non-Training Uses of Power Plant Simulators
  • Knowledge Retention/Succession Planning
  • Life Cycle Management of Simulator Components
  • Emulated Stimulator Technology
  • Simulator Oversight & Management
  • Regulations
  • Hardware Upgrades
  • Glass Panel Simulator Usage
  • Simulator Support Systems (Audio/Video/UPS/HVAC, etc.)
All individuals associated with the maintenance, management, training, regulation, or application of nuclear and fossil power plant simulators are encouraged to attend and/or participate by simulating original presentations. Utility personnel associated with the maintenance, management, training, regulation, or application of nuclear and fossil power plant simulators are encouraged to attend and/or participate by submitting original presentations.


Important Dates

Submissions for Nuclear and Fossil Tracks Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2019
Exhibitor Prospectus Form Deadline: Sunday, December 1, 2019
Hotel Group Rate Deadline: Wednesday, December 11, 2019


William Talbot, Talbot Simulation Associates

Joe Yarbrough, Xcel Energy

Submission Guidelines

Please send your proposal topic title and abstract directly to the track chair of each symposium:

William Talbot, Talbot Simulation Associates (wtalbot@talbotsimulationassociates.com)

Joe Yarbrough, Xcel Energy (joseph.yarbrough@xenuclear.com)


PowerPlant Simulator Nuclear Training

New to this year is the addition of Nuclear Training. The training will allow you to be familiar with the functional/physical and testing requirements associated with a nuclear power plant simulator used for operator training and examination in accordance with ANSI/ANS-3.5-2009. As an attendee, please feel free to join as the training will be included in your PowerPlantSim’20 registration. If you are interested in the training alone, it can be purchased individually for the fee of $300 with the manual form below.

Training Only Manual Registration Form

Exhibitor Info

Download/View 2020 Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus

Complete forms and payments are due by Sunday, December 1, 2019. Booth space(s) are assigned by a first come, first serve basis.

2020 Exhibitor Kit

Once you turn in your Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus Form to us, you can begin making arrangements for your booth(s) with the Exhibitor Kit. The kit includes arrangements for shipping, booth setup, and video and electrical needs, etc. Please send your complete kit to our Shepard Contact, Marcy Anderson.

Registration & Pricing


PowerPlant 2020 Registration Fees:

Regular Registration |  *Before December 8, 2019

  • Attendee: $600

Late Registration  |  *December 9, 2019 thereafter

  • Attendee: $700

Nuclear Training  |  *Included with Regular and Late Registration to Conference

  • Training Only: $300  **Training Only Registration Form Below

*Conference Manual Registration Form

**Training Only Manual Registration Form

Venue & Hotel

The Westin Chattanooga
801 Pine Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Ph: (423) 531-4653

Group Rate Website
Reservations can also be made by phone: (866) 912-1083
Hotel Group Rate Deadline: Wednesday, December 11, 2019


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Area Map & Things To Do

Area & Map

Walk to many of the top things to do in Chattanooga from the hotel setting in the heart of the bustling downtown district. Take in panoramic views of the Appalachian Mountains as you enjoy the many outdoor activities available just moments from The Westin Chattanooga. World-class hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing opportunities are just minutes away. Taking a scenic stroll on the 13-mile Riverwalk along the beautiful Tennessee River is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

Discover the waterfront district just a short drive away where, among other exciting attractions, you’ll find the Tennessee Aquarium. Escape for an afternoon to the IMAX Theater. Take the whole family to the Children’s Discovery Museum or the Chattanooga Ducks Tour. Go all-out for mountaintop fun with a short drive to Incline Railway, Rock City and Ruby Falls in nearby Lookout Mountain.

On your itinerary this weekend, don’t forget to include stops at Tivoli Theatre, Hunter Museum and the Bluff View Art District. Visit the Main Street Arts District whenever you feel like having an upscale dining and art gallery lifestyle experience. There is something for everyone to enjoy in beautiful Chattanooga, TN.


Airport Information
Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA)
Airport Phone: +1 423-855-2200
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Driving directions
001 Airport Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421, USA. Get on I-24 W from Airport Rd and US-11 S/US-64 W9 min. (3.8 mi.). Continue on I-24 W to Pine St. Take exit 1B from US-27 N7 min. (6.7 mi.). Continue straight onto Pine St. Destination will be on the left 41 S. (436 ft.). The Westin Chattanooga, 801 Pine St., Chattanooga, TN 37402, USA.

Things To Do

  • The Incline Railway
  • Rock City
  • Ruby Falls
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo
  • Chattanooga Market
  • Walnut Street Bridge
  • West Village
  • Bluff View Art District
  • Main Street Art District
  • Miller Plaza
  • Tennessee Aquarium
  • Creative Discovery Museum
  • Hunter Museum of American Art
  • Tivoli Theatre
  • W. Max Finley Stadium
  • McKenzie Arena
  • Warehouse Row
  • Chattanooga Whiskey: Tennessee Stillhouse

Bike Chattanooga

Bike Chattanooga is a bicycle transit system featuring hundreds of bikes at over 33 stations located throughout Chattanooga and available for you 24/7, 365 days a year. Each station has a touchscreen kiosk, system and neighborhood map, and docking points which releases bikes using a member key or ride code. You must be 16 years or older to ride Bike Chattanooga.

Bike Chattanooga is a fun Chattanooga activity that allows you to experience the vibrancy of the City. Just walk up to any Bike Chattanooga station kiosk to purchase an access pass by using your credit or debit card.

Downtown Electric Shuttle

The Downtown Electric Shuttle is the easiest way to get around Downtown Chattanooga and it’s a free ride. Electric shuttles run daily – about every 5 minutes from the Chattanooga Choo Choo to the Tennessee Aquarium with stops every block in between. The shuttle provides front-door transportation to attractions, convention center, shopping, hotels and employment sites in the downtown area. All shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible.

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Questions? Call Phone: 858-277-3888 or Email scs@scs.org