Committee Vision:

To be the leading industry resource for coal, oil, and gas generation benchmarking and best practice information that delivers value to members.

Committee Mission:

The Fossil Generation Committee (formerly the Fossil Productivity Committee) provides a cost-effective forum where members share best demonstrated practices that continuously improve safety, environmental responsibility, reliability, and economics in coal, oil, and gas fleet generation.

Committee Products:

The FGC products are:

  • The Fossil Productivity Database for conventional steam EGUs
  • The CC/CT Database for combined cycle and simple-cycle combustion turbine units
  • Special-interest surveys of such topics as plant staffing, technology costs, O&M work practices, performance indicators, etc.
  • The Fossil Forum message board

Committee Services:

The FGC offers an agenda track at the spring and fall EUCG benchmarking workshops. Agenda topics are selected and presented by FGC member organizations.

The Fossil Productivity Database is updated annually and contains design, cost, performance, staffing, and safety data for conventional fossil-fired steam electric generating units. This web-based application allows members to upload data directly into the database; to create and download data sets based on standard or user-defined query criteria; and to print standard reports.

The CC/CT Database is also updated annually and contains design, cost, performance, staffing, and safety data for combined cycle and simple-cycle combustion turbine installations. Currently, members submit data directly to the FGC Database Administrator. The committee is in the process of upgrading the on-line Fossil Productivity Database application to include data for combined cycle and combustion turbine units.

All EUCG members have access to a "members only" section of the EUCG website, where FGC members will find links to workshop presentations, the Fossil Productivity Database site, and to the Fossil Forum on EUCG message board. The Fossil Forum, which is the most active on the EUCG message board, allows members to post questions and other requests for information.

Fossil Database Access

Committee Leadership:

Fossil Committee Chair
Ben Zimmerman
Tennessee Valley Authority

Committee Coordinator
Don Barnett
DB-Power Gen Consulting, LLC

Committee Guidance Documents:

Click here for the Fossil Productivity Committee Requirements.

Committee Membership Categories and Fee Structure:

Fossil Committee Fee Structure Data Members Forum Members Alliance Members
    Fossil Committee Fee $ 6,000 $ 6,000 $ 7,600
Total Membership Fee $ 6,000 $ 6,000 $ 7,600
    Database Reports $ 0 $ 15,000/each $ 15,000/each

Data Members: Those members who provide data per the annual schedule.
Forum/Member Owner: Owners or co-owners who do not operate commercial plants
Alliance Member: Related industry organizations or businesses

Committee Annual Planning Calendar:

  • Request for data distributed in January of each year
  • Database submittals due April - May
  • Responses to special interest surveys are typically due four weeks after survey distribution

Fossil Best Practices Awards

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