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The Williamson Energy Island

March 15th, 2018|

This summer, Williamson College of the Trades will be hosting a Continuing Education course on Thermal Power Plants. Entitled Introduction to Thermal Power Plants, the in-depth course provides three days of condensed study split between classroom presentations and extensive tours of five power plants. Included in the tours are visits to four Utility Scale Power [...]

The Passing of Former Board Member – Franklin A. Burke

February 22nd, 2018|

Note: This article was updated on 2/23/18 to include final service arrangements. It is with deep sadness that we inform the Williamson community of the passing on Feb. 17 of Franklin Burke, a retired member of our Board of Trustees who was the long-term treasurer and the retired president and CEO of Burke, Lawton, Brewer [...]

The Evolution of Highly Efficient Aero-Derivative Gas Turbine Power Plants

February 15th, 2018|

Gas Turbine Combined Cycle (GTCC) Power Plants now provide about 30% of America's electric power generation. The GTCC plants are the most efficient "Heat-Engines" ever developed. That is, they convert more heat energy into useful electric power than any other type of heat engine, with efficiencies of up to 64% under ideal test conditions being [...]

Winter 2018 Career Fair Panel

February 8th, 2018|

This February, Williamson students and alumni will have the opportunity to interact with the college’s Workforce Development Partners in two exceptional ways! The college will host its second bi-annual Career Fair Panel on Tuesday February 13th at 1:00 pm. The goal of this presentation is to best prepare students for their experience at Williamson’s Fall Career Fair, [...]

Clemens Delivers Founder’s Day Keynote

January 31st, 2018|

Richard G. Clemens delivered the keynote address at Founder’s Day 2018 as we honored Isaiah V. Williamson on Thursday, February 8, in the Clara Schrenk Memorial Chapel. Clemens joined Williamson’s board in 2006, but his knowledge of the school goes back to 1954-65 when he lived on campus while his father, James Clemens 3W4, served [...]

Clean Coal Power Plants and Why They Are Important

January 18th, 2018|

A balanced portfolio of fuels is required for cost competitive and reliable power generation. All fuels should be included in a power generation portfolio, including coal. While some may question that coal will remain an important fuel for power generation for decades to come, I see coal as essential to the future of power generation. [...]

Federal Pell and Pennsylvania State PHEAA Grant Town Hall Meeting

December 19th, 2017|

January 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the Williamson Chapel LiveStream Event Download/View a PDF of Chairman Bonenberger's presentation to reference during the livestream. To safeguard and promote the future of Williamson in making a difference in the lives of its students and the community, it is the fiduciary responsibility of the Board and [...]

Heat Engines that Power Our High-Quality Lives: Did you ever think about the power behind the devices that make our lives so good?

December 12th, 2017|

By Dick Storm This is the second of eight newsletters on energy and thermal power generation. The first one covered energy in America, this one will discuss the most common heat engines that we depend on each day. During my career in power generation I have been enamored with “Heat Engines” and what they do [...]