Energy Island Commissioning Celebration Held

March 30th, 2015|

The progress to date of the Energy Island Project was recognized recently during a “Commissioning Celebration” with trustees, alumni, staff, students, and visitors in the Power Plant’s Turbine Hall. More pictures of this event can be found on the Williamson Facebook page. After an invocation by Rev. Mark Specht 7W7, chaplain, President Michael Rounds welcomed [...]

Preparing for Arrival of CAT Engine/Generator

March 20th, 2015|

Tom Ott, Energy Island project manager, takes some measurements for a floor segment in the Power Plant that will support the 480 kW CAT natural gas engine/generator when it arrives later this spring. It will have sufficient power generation by itself to power the core campus. This slightly used engine/generator was located in Kansas by [...]

Steam Turbine Is Commissioned

January 26th, 2015|

A major component of the Energy Island Project was completed today when a worker from Skinner Power Systems commissioned Williamson’s new 70kW steam turbine. John Vogel, a turbine technician, spent four days commissioning the turbine and instructing students in its use. John Beaudry, director of power plant technology said, “This turbine is a wonderful addition [...]

Power Plant’s New Steam Turbine Arrives

September 22nd, 2014|

Williamson’s new 70 kW steam turbine arrived and after a great group effort of Power Plant Technology and Machine Tool Technology students, was placed on a concret pad in Turbine Hall. It will be powered by a newly retrofitted Cleaver Brooks 150hp firetube boiler. The turbine was made possible with gifts from the Connelly Foundation, [...]