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

Qualifications of Operating Personnel in the Power Industry

June 29, 2020
Power generation plant with smokestack and blue sky

Net-Zero Emissions? What does it mean?

Net-Zero emissions have become a buzz phrase used by Presidential Candidates, state governments, and utilities as a goal to be achieved in the not too distant […]
June 15, 2020
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Anniversary Celebration: 25 years of FCS

FCS is celebrating its 25th anniversary! The Beginning of FCS It is surprising to me that 25 years have passed since the founders including Michael McClintock […]
June 12, 2020
Keyboard with e-learning key, Online

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, […]
May 15, 2020
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Static Var Compensators Supporting the Renewable Grid

Several states, including FCS’s home state of Maryland, have aggressive renewable energy goals.  As more renewable energy sources come online, more conventional sources (e.g., coal, natural […]
April 29, 2020

Supercritical CO2 and the Allam-Fetvedt Power Cycle

As the US population continues to rise and the regulatory belt continues to tighten around emissions, power plant owners and operators must continue to look toward […]
March 30, 2020
Power and the Economy

Economics of the Power Industry

Electricity is generated and supplied to the electric grid from a variety of sources, including fossil fuel (coal, oil, and natural gas), nuclear, and renewable energy […]
March 24, 2020
Industrial Plant at Night

ZLD: Zero Liquid Discharge

Why ZLD? Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) is increasingly becoming a solution to wastewater management at power plants. Stricter environmental regulations, public perception, and water shortages are […]
March 2, 2020
Power Plant Fire

Up in flames: Is a fire at your facility imminent?

An industrial fire.  Our regularly scheduled program halts due to massive pillars of smoke, red lights and sirens, and massive explosions.  While they aren’t that common, […]