April 11, 2022

Generator Operations

Generator Conditions Many large AC generators operate in the bulk electric system (BES), each feeding power to the system.  Each generator must satisfy three conditions in […]
January 20, 2022

Overview of Boiler Pressure (Turbine Throttle Pressure) Control

Boiler steam pressure is controlled to maintain the desired throttle pressure at the high pressure (HP) turbine inlet.  The boiler outlet pressure is slightly higher than […]
January 10, 2022

Fossil Consulting Services President Herman Stone Begins Retirement

Co-Founder Herman Stone Begins Retirement Today, Fossil Consulting Services (FCS) announces the retirement of company founder and president Herman Stone. Stone founded FCS in 1995 with […]
November 16, 2021

Heat Rate Cost – Part 2: Impact of Increased Renewables

This blog is Part 2 of a three-part series.  Part 1 covered the impact of fuel cost on heat rate.  This blog covers the impact of […]
March 19, 2021

Energy Storage on the Electric Grid

Electric grid designers and operators increasingly look at energy storage as an essential tool in improving and maintaining grid reliability and flexibility. Energy can be stored […]
October 30, 2020
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BES Stability: Impacts of Increased Solar and Wind Generation

As solar and wind generation sources increase their penetration into the bulk electric system (BES), the overall reliability of the BES may be impacted.  One aspect […]
June 12, 2020
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Online: Meeting Your Training Needs

Your staff may require training, perhaps to meet an annual certification requirement. But, what do you when it isn’t possible to gather everyone in a classroom? Luckily, […]
March 1, 2019
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Coal Blending to Maintain Competitiveness

Coal-fired generating stations receive and burn millions of tons of coal per year. The cost of this coal is the single largest operating expense of a […]