Energy Island Takes Key Step with Installation of Recloser Unit

April 12th, 2016|

A recloser unit, a key component of the Energy Island, was successfully installed on campus recently. Trustee Richard Storm 6W2 said, “This is a big step in the last 20 years of the Energy Island since the idea was first presented in the 1990s at one of our PAC meetings. This is good for the [...]

Storm 6W2 Speaks at the American Boiler Manufacturers Association’s Summer Meeting

August 6th, 2015|

Trustee Richard Storm 6W2 introduced Williamson College of the Trades (still The Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades in June when the talk was given) and its mission to members of the American Boiler Manufacturers Association (ABMA) during their summer meeting at Hilton Head Island, SC. In his talk, “Planning to Build the Workforce of [...]

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, [...]