EGSA George Rowley School of On-Site Power Generation

EGSA's Two-Tiered Power Schools

The Basic School is geared for those that need an understating of the theory and application of the mechanical and electrical components within a generator system, starting with Basic Electricity. Many sales, marketing, management, applications engineers, engine technicians and administrative personnel have benefitted from this course.

In comparison to the Basic School, the Advanced School is designed for those who have a good understanding of the basic mechanical and electrical systems found in an on-site generator set. A minimum of 3 years experience in the industry is recommended. It will be particularly useful for those employed in engineering, project management, service positions and technicians preparing to take the EGSA Journeyman level Technician Certification test.


Full descriptions of all sessions are available by clicking here.

Our Basic Program sessions cover:

  • Introduction to On-Site Power Systems
  • Basic Electricity
  • Prime Movers
  • Introduction to Generators/Alternators
  • Starting Systems
  • Introduction to Automatic Voltage Regulators
  • Introduction to Governors/Speed & Load Controls
  • Introduction to Transfer Switches
  • Load Bank Fundamentals
  • Generator Set Instrumentation
  • Codes and Standards
  • Generator Set Systems: Putting the Pieces Together
  • Understanding Bid and Specification Documents

Our Advanced Program sessions cover:

  • Advanced Generators/Alternators
  • Genset and Critical Power System Controls
  • Generator and System Protection
  • Advanced Automatic Voltage Regulators (AVRs)
  • Advanced Governors/Speed and Load Controls
  • Advanced Transfer Switches
  • Multiple Generator Paralleling Switchgear
  • Engine Emissions
  • Noise Control
  • Communications
  • Advanced Generator Systems: Sizing to Service



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To Register

Click here to download the 2020 Registration Form.

Click here to download the complete 2020 EGSA Rowley Schools Brochure.

About Our Instructors

Instructors for the EGSA Rowley Schools of On-Site Power Generation come from these leading firms:

  • ABB Inc.
  • Alban CAT Power Systems
  • ASCO Power Technologies by Schnieder Electric
  • Basler Electric Co.
  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Chillicothe Metal Co.
  • Generac Power Systems, Inc.
  • Girtz Industries
  • Governor Control Systems, Inc.
  • MTU Onsite Energy Corp.
  • Omnimetrix, LLC.
  • Onsite Power, Inc.
  • PowerSecure International, Inc.
  • Power Telematics, Inc.
  • Pritchard Brown, LLC
  • Stored Energy Systems (SENS)

Frequently Asked Questions

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Are you in the military?

EGSA member firm, Fairbanks Morse, has a grant to help you pay for certification costs as well as costs to attend one of our Rowley schools. Learn more!