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Bulk Fuel & Power Plant Operator Training – 2018/2019

The Alaska Energy Authority just released their 2018/2019 Training Program schedule. All training takes place in Anchorage and the following classes are being offered:

  • Bulk Fuel Operator Training
  • Power Plant Operator Training
  • Advanced Power Plant Operator Training

For more information:
Karin St. Clair, Project Control Specialist

Tel. (907) 771-3081
Fax (907) 771-3044

Bulk Fuel Operator Training
This course provides students the knowledge and skills necessary to safely operate and maintain a bulk fuel storage facility while complying with state and federal laws. The program includes bulk fuel storage facility construction, facility operations, tank farm inspection criteria, facility maintenance, inventory control, tank farm safety, spill detection and spill response planning.

September 10, 2018 through September 21, 2018
April 15, 2019 through April 26, 2019
April 29, 2019 through May 10, 2019

Power Plant Operator Training
This is the entry level course for power plant operators providing the necessary skills to operate and maintain a power plant. The program includes engine maintenance, troubleshooting and theory, electrical systems and generators, introduction to electrical distribution systems, diesel electric set operation, control panels, paralleling generator sets, load management, fuel management, waste heat recovery, plant management, as well as how to integrate both hydro and wind systems.

For the 2018/2019 academic year the Power Plant Operator course has been split into 4 week blocks in an effort to accommodate the schedules of our participants. Participants now have the option to attend Power Plant Operator 1 for 4 weeks and receive a certificate of attendance or stay for the entire 8 weeks to receive their certificate of completion. Participants also have the option of attending the Fall 2018 Power Plant Operator 1 course and then return for the Spring 2019 Power Plant 2 course to complete their certification.

PPO 1 – September 24, 2018 through October 19, 2018
PPO 2 – October 22, 2018 through November 16, 2018

PPO 1 – January 7, 2019 through February 1, 2019
PPO 2 – February 4, 2019 through March 1, 2019

Advanced Power Plant Operator Training
This advanced course provides students the necessary knowledge and skills to diagnose and repair failures in power plants. This year the courses will be 3 weeks in length and after a brief review of electrical fundamentals each will have a different emphasis. The first class will focus more intensely on the computer control systems and the second will focus on mechanical components and heat recovery systems.

Participants will need to have been certified in the Power Plant Operator course prior to being accepted into this course.

March 18, 2019 through April 5, 2019


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