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 […]
January 21, 2020
Power Lines in front of setting sun

Induced Voltage

Back in my operating days, we had a tech get shocked while performing maintenance on what should have been a de-energized piece of equipment. After sending […]
May 17, 2019
Experienced Power Plant Worker with Valve for Training

The Aging Workforce

Many expect the Power Industry to lose a significant portion of its workforce in the very near future. Baby boomers (those born after WWII, 1946-1964) entered the […]
February 7, 2019
Overlook Plaza, location of FCS

FCS New Office Location

After over a decade in our previous location, FCS has “pulled roots” and moved to its new location on Twin Knolls Road in Columbia, Maryland. Although […]
January 2, 2019
Coal Power Plant at Dusk with smokestacks

Modifying Conventional Power Plants for a Changing Industry

As renewable energy is becoming more prevalent in the power sector, conventional thermal plants must evolve to remain profitable and avoid closure. Modifications to these existing […]
August 15, 2018
Mercury in beaker

Mercury Removal from Coal-Fired Powered Plants

Coal is a mined material.  Because it naturally occurs, it has a lot of contaminants that are mined with the coal.  Radioactive isotopes, silica, arsenic, chromium, […]