Tuesday, October 2, 2012

DOE AVESTAR Center Deploys 3-D Virtual Training System

Successful Site Acceptance Testing Allows NETL to Improve Coal-Fired Power Plants


Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy’s AVESTAR™ Center has taken a major step forward with the successful deployment and site acceptance testing of a new 3-D virtual immersive training system for integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plants with carbon capture. The training center, launched in 2011, continues to build its portfolio of dynamic simulators, virtual plant technologies, and advanced research capabilities to satisfy industry’s growing need for training and experience in the operation and control of high-efficiency, near-zero-emissions energy plants.

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