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TEACHING FUTURE POWER PLANT OPERATORS

The AVESTAR Center uses 3D virtual reality technologies and state-of-the-art training simulators to teach smart grid power plant operations to students.

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Research

The AVESTAR simulator supports research on integrated gasification combined cycle systems (IGCC) and post-combustion CO2 capture.
Trainee students seated before monitors with instructor standing beside.

Training

The AVESTAR simulator is used to train future power plant operators through a collaboration with Pierpont Community and Technical College.
Bunch of students touring the lab and listening to Richard Turton talk on the labs.

Outreach

The AVESTAR simulator showcases WVU’s capacity for regional, national, and international training and research opportunities.

   Contact Richard Turton at 304.293.9346 or Richard.Turton@mail.wvu.edu if you are interested in joining our research/training/outreach programs.