Power Generation Courses

GP Strategies hosts several open enrollment power generation courses each year. These fossil fuel training courses ensure your employees have the skills and knowledge to operate and maintain an efficient plant.

Click on the course name for class information and to register for one of our power plant training classes!

2018 Courses

January 30 – February 1 Combined Cycle Plant PerformanceTampa, FL
February 5 – 9 Combined Cycle FundamentalsHouston, TX
May 14 – 16 Advanced EtaPRO™ APR and VirtualPlant™ WorkshopsBuffalo/Niagara Falls, NY
June 18 – 22 Fundamentals of Power Plant Performance for Utility EngineersBuffalo/Niagara Falls, NY
June 18 – 22 Advanced Performance Analysis and Troubleshooting for Power PlantsBuffalo/Niagara Falls, NY
July 16 – 18 Advanced EtaPRO™ APR and VirtualPlant™ WorkshopsBuffalo/Niagara Falls, NY
July 23 – 25 Heat Rate AwarenessBuffalo/Niagara Falls, NY
July 25 – 27 Combined Cycle Plant PerformanceBuffalo/Niagara Falls, NY
August 6 – 10 Combined Cycle FundamentalsBuffalo/Niagara Falls, NY
August 20 – 24 Simulator-Based Combined Cycle Plant OperationsBuffalo/Niagara Falls, NY
September 17 – 19 Advanced EtaPRO™ APR and VirtualPlant™ WorkshopsBuffalo/Niagara Falls, NY
September 17 – 21 Fundamentals of Power Plant Performance for Utility EngineersDenver, CO
September 17 – 21 Advanced Performance Analysis and Troubleshooting for Power PlantsDenver, CO

 All of our instructor-led courses can be hosted at your site. Contact us to learn how you can host one of our courses on site and earn continuing education credits (CEUs) or professional development hours (PDHs) upon successful completion of one of our qualifying courses.

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Instructor-Led Courses – Performance Knowledge™ Series

This courseware* focuses on methods to improve the availability, reliability, and efficiency of power plants and provides students an understanding of the concepts behind fossil and combined cycle performance improvement:

  • Performance Knowledge Series Courses Overview (Download PDF)
  • Advanced Performance Analysis and Troubleshooting for Power Plants (Download PDF)
  • Fundamentals of Power Plant Performance for Utility Engineers (Download PDF)

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Instructor-Led Courses – Operations Knowledge™ Series

The following courses* focus on the operations and maintenance of fossil and combined cycle power plants:

 *All of our power plant short courses can be presented at your site and can be customized to suit your needs and equipment. Additionally, certain courses are available on an open enrollment basis at various locations in the US.

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Advanced EtaPRO APR and VirtualPlant Workshops

Attendees have the option of attending the first 1½ days working with GP Strategies’ advanced pattern recognition software, EtaPRO™ APR, the last 1½ days working with GP Strategies’ thermodynamic modeling software, VirtualPlant™, or the option of taking both the VirtualPlant and EtaPRO APR classes.

The objective of the EtaPRO APR workshop is to provide an overview of the software. Students will learn how to manage and maintain existing installations, and develop new models using EtaPRO APR’s model builder application.

The objective of the VirtualPlant workshop is to provide an overview of the software. Students will learn how to develop and tune VirtualPlant models.

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