Canyon Laker Chuck Casey was awarded an Individual Achievement award from the Combined Cycle, Generator and Steam Turbine Users Groups. Individual Achievement recognition is earned by industry professionals who have demonstrated excellence throughout their careers in the design, construction, management, operation, and/or maintenance of generating facilities powered by gas and/or steam turbines.
Chuck is also the recipient of the Turbine Inlet Cooling Associations Award of Excellence for the successful and creative use of inlet cooling on an LM6000 gas turbine.
The former Navy nuclear electrician manages the power generation division for the City of Riverside. He has 30 years of generation experience and specializes in plant construction and commissioning and regulatory compliance.
Before working for the City of Riverside, Chuck worked as a plant operator, I&E technician, plant manager and a consultant for GE, PurEnergy and Stewart & Stevenson.
In 2013, Chuck was elected president of the Western Turbine Users Inc, an all-volunteer organization of owner/operators of General Electric LM and LMS engines. The organization, founded in 1990, has approximately 80 power plant facilities and represents more than 100 supplies. It’s the largest gas turbine association in the world.
Chuck also serves as chairman of the Southern California Public Power Authority Generation Group, which he founded. He also founded the NetDAHS User Group, a data analytics software for the complex rules and regulations of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, California Air Resource Board and the EPA.
Chuck describes himself as a self-motivated, energetic individual who believes in “paying it forward” and recognizing areas of required assistance and offering help. Arts and culture, education, science and technology, disaster and humanitarian relief, social services and human rights are some of the causes Chuck cares about and supports.
Chuck is a 10-year resident of Canyon Lake. He co-manages the Canyon Lake Car Show to raise money for the community, serves on the Canyon Lake Family Matters Club board and served as emcee of last year’s Veterans Day Celebration. The father of two said he plans to get more involved with the city, POA and other clubs as he reaches retirement.
In addition to his volunteer work in Canyon Lake, Chuck serves as the curator of the world’s largest collection of pinball and arcade games at the Museum of Pinball in Banning, California, and along with wife Tracy hosts exchange students for three weeks every summer.