Understanding the function, purpose, and theory behind power plant systems and the technology used generate electricity is vital to safe and reliable operation of power generation facilities.

October 9, 2018
Ice forming of a pipe

Protecting Equipment from Cold Weather

As winter weather approaches, operators and plant management must remain vigilant in preventing freezing of their equipment.  Frozen piping systems can result in ruptures and leaks […]
September 20, 2018
Older worker teaching younger worker as part of a Power Plant Training Program

Technology Transfer

What is Technology Transfer for FCS? People often ask about what FCS means when we talk about technology transfer; specifically, how does it differ from training.  […]
September 4, 2018
Field of electrical lines

Electric Grid Reliability and Resiliency

What are grid reliability and grid resiliency? Most of us understand grid reliability to be the ability of the power system to deliver electricity in the […]
August 28, 2018
Pile of coal

Characteristics of Coal

What is Coal? The word coal describes many different types of rocklike materials, which contain complex hydrocarbons and organic compounds in varying mixtures. It is important […]
August 6, 2018
Solar Panels in Sunlight for Power Generation

Thermal Energy Storage Systems

Thermal Energy Storage Systems are used to collect thermal energy and use that the energy at a later time for heating, cooling, or power generation.  These […]
June 25, 2018
Steam Turbine Generator in a power plant

VARs Explained in 300 Words, Without Equations or Vector Analysis

January 25, 2018
Combined Cycle Plant with red and yellow piping and blue sky

Training on Chillers and the Power Plant Refrigeration Cycle

Chillers – a common system in many industrial and power plants, as well as the average home air conditioner and refrigerator. The same basic process lies […]
November 27, 2017
Operator performing equipment maintenance during Electrical Fundamentals Training

Power Plant Electrical Fundamentals Training

Do your power plant operators know their product? In my experience, electric power plant operators generally have a good handle on basic boiler principles, air flow […]