Posts Tagged ‘Douglas Morris’

#POWERGEN 2017 Preview: Helping Power Generators Address the Skills Gap

Posted in Power on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017. One comment so far
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Author: Douglas Morris A January 2017 report from the U.S. Energy Department states: Workforce retirements are a pressing challenge. Industry hiring managers often report that lack of candidate training, experience, or technical skills are major reasons why replacement personnel can be challenging to find—especially in electric power generation. The wave of retirements has been talked […]

#POWERGEN 2017 Preview: Flexible Operations

Posted in Event, Power on Thursday, November 16th, 2017. No comments yet
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Author: Douglas Morris The new plants that are coming online today are already designed for fast start and flexible operations. With the changing generation mix, being able to move a unit is essential as fleets dispatch more renewables. But what about older plants that were designed to operate as baseload generation? Sometimes units must be […]

#POWERGEN 2017 Preview: Microgrids and Controls

Posted in Event, Power on Thursday, November 9th, 2017. No comments yet
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Author: Douglas Morris Microgrids are collections of generating sources that are coupled to operate as one either connected to or disconnected from (islanded) the main power grid (sometimes called the macrogrid). Being able to independently provide one’s power is becoming popular with standalone entities like colleges or universities, military bases, and remote locations. Hawaii is […]

#POWERGEN 2017 Preview: HRSGs, Steam Attemperation and Tube Leaks

Posted in Power on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017. 2 comments so far
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Author: Douglas Morris We all know that today’s plants must cycle more; that’s just the expected mode of operation. Keeping plants online with the ability to cycle, particularly cost-competitive combined cycle units, is a focus for most utilities and avoiding heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) tube failures is a good place to start. These failures […]

Improving Power Plant Staff Effectiveness

Posted in Power on Monday, November 28th, 2016. One comment so far
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Author: Douglas Morris With the large number of power workers having already retired, there is a definite shortage of expertise within the industry. Not only are workers new, but companies are having difficulty hiring enough skilled employees. Although most new hires are diligent and eager to learn, they lack the experience necessary to make critical […]