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

Qualifications of Operating Personnel in the Power Industry

March 24, 2023

Much Ado About Poo: An Overview of Wastewater Treatment

Number 2, everybody does it. Millions worldwide flush their toilets daily, sending their business off to a great unknown. Have you ever wondered what happens when […]
March 10, 2023

Understanding VARs (without using math)

(This article was originally published on 6/25/2018 as “VARs Explained in 300 Words, Without Equations or Vector Analysis.” Some edits have been made.) In my experience […]
February 17, 2023

NOX Reduction in Combustion Turbines

The combustion of fossil fuels has a significant impact on the environment. Products such as carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), oxides of nitrogen (NOX), oxides […]
January 20, 2023

Liquid Glass: The characteristics of Laminar Flow

Have you ever looked at flowing water, and it almost looks like glass because it is flowing so smoothly? That is called Laminar Flow. This flowing […]
January 5, 2023

Hybrid Power Plants

To say there has been a big push for renewable energy in the last 10 years would be an understatement. For various reasons outside the scope […]
December 13, 2022

Bridging the Skills Gap: Fixing the staffing problem in power generation.

The Staffing Problem The world is facing a crisis. I’m not talking about climate change, political unrest, or economic instability. I’m talking about a staffing problem. […]
November 16, 2022

Winter is Coming 2022

‘Tis the (Winter)Season Coughs and sniffles. Chill breezes and frost-covered lawns. Jack-o’-lanterns and costumed children. Yes, all the signs are here: winter (2022) is coming. As […]
October 31, 2022

MWh Generation Cost Factors

Several factors affect the cost of generating one Mega-Watt hour (MWh) of electricity in a power plant; each is discussed in the following paragraphs.  A power […]