CMBG History Presented By: Mike Stout CMBG Steering Committee Chairman
Why does the CMBG exist? • To provide an open forum to share CM information with our peers. • To function as the nuclear industry CM Community of Practice.
How CMBG was started • First Nuclear Configuration Management Benchmarking conference hosted by PPL in Fall 1994 in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. • 17 US utilities represented
How CMBG was started • Each utility made a presentation about their Configuration Management program • No motivational speeches • No sales promotions by service providers
The CMBG Idea Grows • Second conference hosted by Ontario Hydro in 1995 • Drafted plans for continuing organization - approved in 1996 • Name: Configuration Management Benchmarking Group • Formed Steering Committee • Wrote Mission Statement • Defined ground rules for holding future conferences
CMBG Mission • To provide a forum for the exchange of information which is useful to practitioners of nuclear facility configuration management and to act as the CM Community of Practice for the nuclear industry.
CMBG Steering Committee Mission • To support the Benchmarking Group mission by providing continuity and direction for the group’s activities and to represent CMBG in communications with INPO, NEI and other industry groups.
Role of Steering Committee: • Promote CM principles and practices • Work to increase active participation in annual conferences • Establish and apply criteria for selecting a host for the annual conference
Role of Steering Committee: • Define ground rules for planning and conducting conferences • Provide input to the agenda for annual conference • Assign and direct the functions of working groups
Steering Committee Members • Mike Stout, PPL Susquehanna, LLC- Chairman • Rick Harris, Duke Energy • Sam Melton, Progress Energy • Lloyd Hancock, industry consultant • Keith Reinsmith, PPL Susquehanna • John Parler, SCE&G • Keith Harvey, Wolf Creek NOC- 2004 host • Bill Kline, FENOC- 2005 host
CMBG is not affiliated with any other single organization • No funding from any agency • No membership fees • Conference costs are paid by registration fees and supplemented by host utility • Host utility pays for web site • CMBG makes no position statements or endorsements
Previous Conferences • YearHostLocation • 1994 PP&L Poconos, PA, US • 1995 Ontario Hydro Ontario, Canada • 1996 Houston Light & Power Galveston, TX, US • 1997 Commonwealth Edison Chicago, IL, US • 1998 NAESCO Boston, MA, US • 1999 Duke Power Charlotte, NC, US • 2000 Consolidated Edison Tarrytown, NY, US • 2001 Progress Energy Raleigh, NC, US • 2002 PSEG Nuclear Atlantic City, NJ, US • 2003 PPL Susquehanna Hershey, PA, US
CMBG Accomplishments • Annual Conferences • Communications Network • Web Site (www.cmbg.org) • Named Configuration Management Community of Practice by NEI in 2002 • Task Forces developed consistent CM Process Model and KPI’s • Consistent support for an industry standard (ANSI/NIRMA CM 1.0-2000)
80 people involved in CM 30 US Utilities 1 Utility outside US* 3 Other Nuclear Facilities 3 Nuclear Industry Organizations 12 Service Providers (invited) * Conference attendees outside the US have included representatives from Belgium, Canada, France, Great Britain,Japan, Mexico, Slovenia, Spain and the IAEA 2003 Conference Attendees
Communications Networkname / company / phone number / e-mail address • 335 people • 32 US Utilities • 9 Utilities outside US • 7 Other Nuclear Facilities • 14 Nuclear Industry Organizations • 32 Service Providers
Recent Developments • Accepted role as CM Community of Practice in 2002 at request of NEI. • Issued new CMBG “Principles and Practices” document ibn 2003. • Cooperation agreement with IAEA. • Active interfaces with other CoP’s. • Commitment to develop CM Process Description (AP-xxx).