Wednesday June 18, 2014 0 comments
AURORA - Ecotech Institute announced it has installed new hands-on equipment modules for students interested in working in power generation stations.
Ecotech said its Power Utility Technician (PUT) program prepares students for energy efficiency careers in installation, maintenance and improvement of the nation's power supply.
The college has installed a boiler simulator and a combustion simulator and expects to soon install a smart grid simulator, a transformer and switchgear simulator and a grid training module for the start of the summer term.
The training modules will prepare power utility students to work in a power generation station and provide them with exposure to the basic operations and functions encountered in a power plant, Ecotech said.
"Based on all of our research and efforts, these modules are some of the best training equipment available for power utility training," said Patrick Longstreth, Ecotech's PUT program director.
Launched in 2010, Ecotech is the nation's only college focused on renewable energy and sustainability training.
The college currently offers eight associate degree programs in Facility Management Technology, Residential Energy Management, Solar Energy Technology, Wind Energy Technology, Renewable Energy Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Power Utility Technician and Business Administration-Sustainability.