Message from the President

The Electrical Generating Systems Assn. (EGSA) is a global organization with member companies involved in the generation, transmission, storage, and control of electrical power not directly supplied by public utilities. It is our pleasure to work with Consulting-Specifying Engineer once again to bring you this special supplement focusing on On-Site Power.


The Electrical Generating Systems Assn . (EGSA) is a global organization with member companies involved in the generation, transmission, storage, and control of electrical power not directly supplied by public utilities. It is our pleasure to work with Consulting-Specifying Engineer once again to bring you this special supplement focusing on On-Site Power.

Our industry continues to grow in complexity, and our association is committed to continuing to provide quality educational programs to our members, their employees, and the industry at large. These efforts include our Generator Technician Certification Program—the industry's first Technician Certification Program—and our highly successful and popular On-Site Power Schools.

Our Basic Power School offers a general, but still technical, overview of On-Site Power Generation equipment. The Advanced Power School offers more highly technical and in-depth coverage of the equipment. Our Generator Technician Certification Program uses rigorous testing to identify technicians with the requisite knowledge and skill to troubleshoot, service, and maintain today's complex—and expensive—On-Site Power Systems. After all, end-users don't want just anybody to install and maintain their equipment. They want to be confident that all work has been performed by qualified personnel. Likewise, suppliers want assurance that routine maintenance and repairs are being performed by skilled technicians to guard against unnecessary returns or warranty repairs.

It has been said that knowledge is power. The insights you'll gain from the pages of this supplemental issue of On-Peak Performance will certainly energize you and leave you armed with the latest information on how On-Site Power is continuing to evolve and thrive.

Each of these articles has been prepared by an EGSA-member firm, all of whom are experts, squarely positioned on the cutting edge of this rapidly growing field. We hope you find the information presented here to be practical, informative, and applicable. If you would like to learn more about EGSA and On-Site Power, or you would like complete information on EGSA's On-Site Power Schools, please visit our website at or call us at 561-750-5575.

The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2015 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
Pipe fabrication and IIoT; 2017 Product of the Year finalists
The future of electrical safety; Four keys to RPM success; Picking the right weld fume option
A new approach to the Skills Gap; Community colleges may hold the key for manufacturing; 2017 Engineering Leaders Under 40
Control room technology innovation; Practical approaches to corrosion protection; Pipeline regulator revises quality programs
The cloud, mobility, and remote operations; SCADA and contextual mobility; Custom UPS empowering a secure pipeline
Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
Power system design for high-performance buildings; mitigating arc flash hazards
VFDs improving motion control applications; Powering automation and IIoT wirelessly; Connecting the dots
Natural gas engines; New applications for fuel cells; Large engines become more efficient; Extending boiler life

Annual Salary Survey

Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

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