Tag: Workforce

Why Do People Choose Careers in Engineering? [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 09:44:16 +0000

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Do you want to solve important problems, contribute to society, and help people? Well, then, you may want to become an engineer. At least that’s why some successful engineers have said they entered and persist in the occupation, according to a recent study published by DiscoverE, an engineering outreach organization based in Alexandria, Virginia. The […]

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After Long History, Paradise Coal Plant Ceases Operation

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2020 14:58:22 +0000

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The generator breaker for Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) Paradise Unit 3 was opened on Feb. 1, removing the coal-fired power plant from service for the final time after 50 years of operation. Notably, TVA retiree Jim Chappell performed the task. Chappell was the electrical control wing operator who originally placed Unit 3 in service. The […]

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Increasing Automation for Fossil Energy Plants

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2020 05:29:53 +0000

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An Electric Power Research Institute study has developed a systematic process for introducing sequence automation to fossil power plants. Researchers are now exploring its implementation in case studies. As

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How Utilities Can Manage Supplier Risk [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 23:39:50 +0000

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Power companies are turning to external suppliers and contractors now more than ever. Utilities are getting help with tasks ranging from the relatively simple, such as vegetation management and the handling of customer calls, to the complex, including turbine repair and large infrastructure projects. Although the benefits of utilizing contractors are often obvious, the dangers, […]

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New York Is Fertile Ground for Clean Energy

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 15:32:05 +0000

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When many people are asked which state is leading the U.S. toward a renewable energy future, California is the first that comes to mind. And while California is worthy of such distinction, it’s not the only state with a progressive clean-energy agenda. New York should also be part of the conversation. On Jan. 8, New […]

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Recruiting the New Power Workforce [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 14:54:10 +0000

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It’s a time of great transition in the power industry. Not only are generation resources changing, but so are the work skills needed to operate and maintain those resources. Meanwhile, a large number of workers are reaching retirement age, leaving open positions that had long been filled by highly experienced staff. And the talent pool […]

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GE Will Close Georgia Plant; 200 Jobs at Stake

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2019 16:54:16 +0000

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GE Renewable Energy has confirmed the company will close its GE Grid Solutions manufacturing plant in Waynesboro, Georgia, with the 200 workers at the facility offered the chance to relocate to a similar site in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, or apply for other jobs within the company. The plant is expected to close by year-end 2020. The […]

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The POWER Interview: Eaton Targets Skilled Labor Shortage With Hands-on Training

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 16:56:39 +0000

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POWER in 2018 reported on the lasting impact that a dip in training programs has had on the utility workforce. In the 1980s, there were fewer training programs and the impact is still being felt today. There are fewer utility workers able to move into middle- and upper-management positions, contributing to a workforce gap as […]

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