Our designation as an official Testing Center helps us provide even more value for technicians who come to Mankato for training
Mankato, Minnesota (Vocus) October 7, 2009
The training center at MTU Onsite Energy's North American headquarters in Mankato, Minnesota has long been known for its comprehensive power generation training curriculum. Now, it is also recognized by Ferris State University and the Electrical Generating Systems Association (EGSA) as an official Testing Center for the EGSA Generator Technician Certification Program.
"Our designation as an official Testing Center helps us provide even more value for technicians who come to Mankato for training," says John Haack, training manager for MTU Onsite Energy. "Now when our distributors and dealers send their technicians to us for training, they have the option to take the certification test right here in the convenience of our training center. We firmly believe that having certified technicians strengthens our service network and gives our distributors and dealers a competitive advantage."
The EGSA Generator Technician Certification Program was first introduced in 2006 as part of EGSA's commitment to advancing professionalism within the onsite power industry. The test consists of approximately 200 multiple-choice questions developed by knowledgeable experts working in the industry. Testing covers Basic Electricity, Prime Movers, Generators/Alternators, Engine Generator Instrumentation and Controls, Governors, Automatic Transfer Switches, Voltage Regulators, Multiple Generator Switchgear & Controls, Auxiliary Support Systems, Startup/Commissioning, and Troubleshooting System Problems. As an official Testing Center, MTU Onsite Energy will be responsible for conducting the test in a controlled environment that safeguards the integrity of the exam.
"The commitment of MTU Onsite Energy to the Technician Certification Program is an excellent indication of the company's investment in the future of the onsite power industry," says George Rowley, director of education for EGSA. "From an industry point-of-view, we see the number of certified technicians increasing as we receive more endorsements from manufacturers like MTU Onsite Energy. It's not a far stretch to think that as the number of certified technicians goes up, so does the overall quality of service in the onsite power industry."
EGSA is an international trade association made up of nearly 700 companies throughout the United States and a dozen other countries. Headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, it is the world's largest organization dedicated to On-Site Power Generation and works to provide a variety of educational opportunities to members of the industry. MTU Onsite Energy Corporation is an EGSA charter member company and has representation on the EGSA board of directors.
About MTU Onsite Energy Corporation
MTU Onsite Energy Corp. (formerly Katolight Corporation) is a leading producer of diesel-powered generator sets from 30 to 3,250 kW and natural gas-powered generator sets from 20 to 400 kW for standby, prime power and cogeneration applications. The company also provides automatic transfer switches, paralleling switchgear, controls and accessories for complete power system solutions. Based in Mankato, Minnesota, MTU Onsite Energy Corp. combines the expertise of Katolight and MTU Detroit Diesel Power Generation under one brand to meet the ever increasing distributed power needs of customers in North America and around the world. MTU Onsite Energy Corp. is part of the Tognum Group's business unit, Onsite Energy and Components. For more information, visit http://www.mtu-online.com.
With its two business units, ''Engines'' and ''Onsite Energy & Components'', the Tognum Group is one of the world's leading suppliers of engines, propulsion systems and distributed energy systems. These products are based on diesel engines with up to 9,100 kilowatts (kW) power output, gas engines up to 2,150 kW, fuel cells up to 360 kW and gas turbines up to 50,000 kW.
The product portfolio of the "Engines" business unit comprises MTU engines and propulsion systems for ships, for heavy land, rail and defense vehicles, and for the oil and gas industry. The portfolio of the ''Onsite Energy & Components'' business unit includes distributed energy systems of the brand MTU Onsite Energy, fuel-injection systems from L'Orange, and drive shafts from Rotorion. The energy systems comprise diesel engines for emergency power generation, basic and peak load, and cogeneration power plants based on gas engines, fuel cells and gas turbines that generate both electricity and heat.
In 2008, Tognum generated revenue of more than €3.1 billion and employs more than 8,900 people. Tognum has a global distribution and service structure with 26 fully consolidated subsidiaries, more than 140 sales partners and over 500 authorized dealerships at approximately 1,200 locations. The shares of Tognum AG (ISIN: DE000A0N4P43) have been stock-exchange listed since 2007 and are included in the MDAX.