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Monday - Thursday, February 20-23, 2023

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. For more details and to register, please visit this page


Monday-Tuesday, February 20-21, 2023

The symposium will take place over two days (Monday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm and Tuesday: 8:00 am - 12Noon) and will cover the following topics:

Part 1: Introduction to Generator Set Sizing Software

The proper use of generator sizing software allows consulting engineers to select appropriate units for their desired applications. The need for a basic understanding of this tool cannot be stressed enough, as it enables them to confidently analyze their projects and ensure their unit selections comply with the specifications they aim to meet.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:​

  • List key inputs required for properly sizing a generator set using sizing and selection software.​
  • Identify the load attribute inputs and their impact on electrical power requirements.​
  • Recognize common pitfalls and neglected considerations when utilizing generator set sizing software.​
  • Identify strategies on analyzing generator set sizing recommendations and steps to optimize sizing.​

Part 2: Emergency Power System Installation and Application Basics

Successful design and execution of a power system installation is not just an electrical endeavor! This course seeks to bring awareness to some of the most crucial mechanical design considerations for a generator set.  

After completing this course, participants will be able to:​

  • Identify the importance of service access and future planning.​
  • Discuss the key generator set cooling considerations for indoor and outdoor installations.​
  • Describe fundamental strategies for meeting local noise ordinances.​
  • Define the fundamentals for diesel fuel storage and natural gas installations.

Part 3: NFPA 110 Design Requirements for Emergency Power Systems

This course will provide an overview of NFPA 110, focusing on the implications of Type 10 systems as they related to the emergency power supply system (EPSS) and the emergency power source (EPS). Participants will take a look into the 10-second start requirement and the impact this has on the generator set while also discussing features that support NFPA 110 requirements such as cooling systems, coolant heaters, and fuel system.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize NFPA 110 classifications of emergency and standby power systems.
  • Identify key aspects and intent of NFPA 110 that impact equipment selection and design of generator set emergency powr systems.
  • Describe various strategies ensuring generator set and system performance as they relate to NFPA 110 Type 10 guidelines.

Part 4: NFPA 70 (NEC) Updates for Emergency Power Systems

The National Electrical Code (NEC, NFPA 70) significantly impacts emergency power system design and is revised on a 3-year cycle. As states and other local authorities adopt new revisions of the code, it is critical to understand the impact to power system design and equipment selection. This course will review a handful of the most impactful changes to the NEC implemeneted in 2017 and 2020 while also looking forward to upcoming changes in 2023.

​After completing this course, participants will be able to:​

  • Identify key NEC 2017 code changes and related Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA).​
  • Describe start signal integrity and temporary generator set connection requirements.​
  • Recognize compliant solutions for start signal integrity and temporary generator set connection provisions.​

Part 5: Functions and Features of Generator Set Based Paralleling Controls

This course provides a comprehensive overview of a typical paralleling emergency power system and dives into the fundamental key features needed to parallel generator sets. Throughout this course, the instructor will review critical control functionality for paralleling systems and will compare distributed logic architecture with traditional switchgear paralleling. System reliability will be explored while the instructor reviews the ability to parallel and control strategies employed to eliminate potential single points of failure.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:​

  • Identify the advantages of paralleling as they relate to overall system reliability, performance and flexibility.​
  • Recognize basic generator set paralleling control components, functions and features.​
  • Describe common strategies employed by paralleling systems using distributed logic architecture.​
  • Discuss the benefits of distributed logic architecture as it relates to paralleling, system reliability and its ability to eliminate a single point of failure.

Part 6: Transfer Switch Fundamentals

Transfer switch equipment is available in a variety of types, with a wide array of features. Selecting the appropriate transfer switch for a specific application requires a clear understanding of site needs and application restraints.​

After completing this course, participants will be able to:​

  • Discuss the basic operation of transfer switches and transition types to aid in the selection of equipment​
  • Describe the operation modes of bypass switches and isolation methods.​
  • Identify when it is appropriate to use a 4-pole switch as compared to 3-pole switch

Part 7: Considerations for Specifying Generator Set Fuel Sources

The installation of gaseous generator sets in a wide variety of applications continues to rise in North America while facility performance requirements, codes and standards are often most closely linked to their traditional diesel counterpart. As natural gas and propane fueled generator sets reach the market with “diesel-like” performance, it’s critical to understand how best to apply these products in order to maximize the value they provide. This course will provide an overview of gaseous generator set capabilities in various applications and will empower participants to recognize how to best apply gaseous generator sets to meet common performance and code requirements.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:​

  • Recognize performance requirements applicable to both diesel and gaseous generator sets.​
  • Describe key features and capabilities of gaseous generator sets.​
  • List key application considerations unique to gaseous generator set installations.

Part 8: Emissions and Air Permitting Requirements for Standby Generator Sets​

Air permitting for standby generator sets can vary wildly from site to site and when misunderstood can have a major impact on project success. Although EPA regulations have stabilized and are thought to be well understood, ever-increasing local requirements are changing the criticality of air permitting for engine-driven generator sets. This course will provide a brief overview of regulated emissions constituents and their formation in order to provide a foundational understanding of engine emissions. Participants will gain an awareness of common pitfalls related to emissions permitting and will be introduced to various strategies employed to meet local emissions regulations.​

After completing this course, participants will be able to:​

  • Recognize commonly regulated exhaust emissions constituents.​
  • Describe EPA emissions requirements for diesel standby generator sets.​
  • Identify common requirements for permitting engine-driven generator sets.​

COST: $600 for Members and Non-members (includes breakfast on Tuesday and a free pass to the POWERGEN trade show)


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Tuesday, February 21, 2023 / 6:30 pm -8:30 pm

Join your fellow Members at POWERGEN International at the Power Party!

Before opening day of POWERGEN, EGSA has a night of fun, food and networking planned for its members! TOPGOLF Orlando is this year's venue for our now famous Power Party! A sprawling entertainment complex, complete with a high-tech driving range, TOPGOLF is just a short 15 minute walk from the convention center. We have reserved our EGSA lounge adjacent to a set of private golf bays where you'll have the opportunity to try your luck at hitting a few balls.

Golfing not your thing? No problem, sit back and enjoy heavy hors devours and drinks while networking with fellow EGSA Members and their guests. The party wouldn't be complete without you!

COST: $100 per person to include food, drinks, and golf club rentals 

If you're attending the Rowley School or Engineering Symposium at PowerGen, the cost to attend the party is just $50 per person. Contact EGSA for the promo code.




EGSA Members receive a discount off the conference fee to attend PowerGen at the Orange County Convention Center. When registering, be sure enter the code PGPART10.

If you're looking to Exhibit, a 10% discount is available to EGSA members. Complete this Application Form and mention you are an EGSA member and a PowerGen sales reps will contact you to confirm details.