Renewable energy sources are increasing in importance worldwide, both due to the need to reduce costs, as well as the need to reduce the use of fossil fuels if we are going to maintain any assemblance of planetary sustainability.
As a Power Engineer, you have the opportunity to make a difference when it comes to renewable energy processes, and we are here to tell you the role it plays, and how you can train for such a career.
The Importance of Renewable Energy
Energy sources have come from various places over the centuries, and it was only a few hundred years ago that wood supplied a vast majority of our energy needs. From there we moved on to coal, then petroleum, and now natural gas is vastly used.
However, this too is changing as we move towards using renewable energy sources such a solar and wind power, as well as biofuels.
In North American alone, it is reported that 10% of energy consumption is based off of renewable energy sources, which is growing year after year as individuals and corporations alike seek out ways to cut cost and help the planet at the same time.
Currently, renewable energy is actually more costly to produce as there are difficulties surrounding this energy that makes it more complicated to acquire.
Issues such as: clouds preventing solar power plants from receiving the sunshine they need, low wind in order to create energy from wind farms, or drought reducing hydropower capabilities, are all factors. Regardless, these types of energy sources – and others – continue to increase in demand and popularity, and with such growth, solutions will come too.
Reducing greenhouse gases is vital for the longevity of a healthy planet, and being a part of the solution with a career in Power Engineering is entirely doable through TFMCI.
Our 5th Class Power Engineers maintain, operate and manage both industrial and commercial plants that use boiler and refrigeration equipment. We provide you with the technical knowledge and skills needed by individuals wanting to enter into the field of power engineering, which will cover such things as:
- Canadian Standards Association Code – B51
- Basic Mathematics (Geometry) + Basic Sciences (Mechanics)
- Thermodynamics + Electricity
- Legislation and Boiler Industry History
- Boiler Operations, Construction & Design + Fittings & Controls
- Water Treatment
- Fuel & Combustion
- Pumps & Pump Maintenance + Heating & Cooling Systems
- …and more
Curious about becoming a Power Engineer? Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-873-1050 …we look forward to helping you move into this exciting career choice and make a difference in your life, and the lives of others!