Energy Island 2018-09-10T09:20:59+00:00

Williamson’s Energy Island Project

Preparing Graduates for Critical Positions in 21st Century Power Generation

Energy Island Mission

The overall goal and first priority of the project is to improve the education provided to the Power Plant Technology students and better prepare them for entry into the workforce. The strength of Williamson Power Plant Technology graduates of the past has been their hands-on practical skills and capability to solve problems. The primary intent of the Energy Island Project is to reinforce these core competencies.

  • Maximize safety
  • Provide the highest instructional value
  • Ensure our graduates are well prepared to enter industry
  • Modernize facilities
  • Include relevant power generation technologies for the foreseeable future
  • Provide reliable power generation for campus
  • Reduce fossil fuel consumption by improving efficiency
  • Reduce annual energy costs
  • Fit existing building architectural appearance
  • Use funds wisely in a frugal manner as Isaiah Williamson would do
  • Restore hands-on power generation experience that builds responsibility, expertise and confidence
  • Apply academic principles from the classroom to true-to-life plant experience
  • Improve on the well-established real-life leadership and management skills training for operations and maintenance
  • Learn and work in modern labs that duplicate on-the-job conditions
  • Experience a wider variety of fuel and generation sources and current state of the art digital controls
  • Learn and practice energy economics in power generation by utilizing several fuels and including renewable power options
  • Learn how to maintain as well as operate modern power equipment
  • Combine local internships in nuclear, fossil and hydro power generation with a campus-based living laboratory that replicates full-scale power plants

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