Your fundamentals are sound (safety, understanding process, ability to read P&ID's, follow operational orders, regulatory mandates, etc..). Applying them to any of the "new" energy generation technologies should be a quick learning curve for you. Moving forward, the ability to learn and work with new platforms is going to be more and more appreciated as a skill set within itself. Change is not constant; it's accelerating. As the others have said, you're a valuable asset, and will continue to be in demand. Good luck!!!
Generation Professionals Group
The Generation Professionals Group is for utility professionals who work in biomass, coal, gas/oil, hydro, natural gas, or nuclear power generation fields.
Where can a Relief Operator (Control Room and Station Operator combined) from a coal fired electric generation station fit into serving companies during this current energy transition?
- Feb 22, 2021 2:35 am GMT
I am a Relief Operator for coal fired electric generation stations in the Central Midwest. We are currently preparing shutdowns of our five remainder coal fired stations. I not only have experience and knowledge of power plant operations, but also hold three degrees with the highest being a non engineering master’s degree. I am seeking how someone with my experience, knowledge, and understanding can be a fit for power companies during this major shift in our energy climate.
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