October 12, 2017
Engineer in a coal power plant control room in front of DCS screens

Qualifications of Operating Personnel in the Power Industry

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 […]
November 3, 2021

The Coal Comeback

Fueling the Comeback The seeming pariah of energy generation, coal, is making a comeback. And it’s quite ironic that climate change is a big reason why. […]
October 20, 2021

Scale: Its Causes and Effects

The presence of scaling in water systems at power plants, heating, and cooling plants, and other process facilities can reduce plant efficiency by blocking flow and […]
October 11, 2021

Setting SMART Training Goals

Setting SMART goals is a critical step in the development of any training program. What is the point of the training program if it doesn’t have […]
September 27, 2021

Heat Rate Cost – Part 1

The control of unit efficiency in a power plant requires a team effort from operators, maintenance personnel, engineers, and the support of plant management. The focus […]
September 13, 2021

Inside the Matrix Part 2: Breaking the Code

In my previous blog, we pulled back the curtain to discuss what a Distributed Control System is and how it works. We looked at the major […]
August 31, 2021

Discontinuing Coal: No consensus among G20 Environment Ministers

The Meeting: A group of 20 wealthy nations developed the communique at a Climate and Energy meeting. This meeting took place in Naples, Italy, on July […]
July 13, 2021

Housekeeping in a Coal Plant is Key

It is neither a secret nor a surprise that coal-fired power generation is fighting an uphill battle. Today holds challenges in nearly every operational area. Prevailing […]