Each year, the Energy Research Center (ERC) presents on-campus short
courses that focus on issues relevant to electric power generation. Specifically
designed for utility company personnel, each course deals with some aspect
of the engineering fundamentals underlying the design, operation, maintenance
and life-extension of power plant equipment. These continuing education
programs evolved from ongoing energy research at Lehigh University by
the faculty and staff of the ERC.
Additionally, short courses can be designed for a utility's specific
needs and presented in-house at a utility location. With a class of fifteen
or more engineers with similar interests, host utilities have found that
in-house courses enable them to more efficiently accomplish their training
goals. They benefit from the convenience of scheduling to minimize work
disruption, and, typically enjoy significant cost savings, particularly
in travel and living expenses for course attendees.