GSE Systems Power Station Simulator Suite

The GSE Systems Power Station Simulator Suite is a £2M facility which provides a high-fidelity simulation of the control room within a range of generating stations. Configurable to cover a wide range of generation technologies, including combined cycle gas turbine and nuclear generation, it provides users with an immersive experience of operating a power station. The facility provides a research platform for advanced decision support technologies, real-time simulation, and control, operation and condition monitoring of electrical plant.   

The facility underpins research, education and continuing professional development activities. It can:

  • provide continual professional development activities and training
  • augment masters and undergraduate degrees with simulation based learning and project activities
  • introduce new masters modules which combine engineering theory with practical experience in the simulator suite
  • undertake energy systems research on the simulator
  • enhance the GSE Systems simulator through research

The facility also supports the Institute’s research and expertise in a number of core areas including:

  • advanced decision support technologies - it provides an environment where artificial intelligence based data analysis, diagnostics and decision support can be designed, tested and demonstrated
  • real-time simulation - research concerning the real-time simulation of electrical generation, transmission and distribution systems can be supported.
  • control, operation and condition monitoring of electrical plant - new control, automation and condition monitoring systems can be designed and deployed on the simulator, which provides a test-bed for evaluating their performance.

GSE Systems delivers simulation based experiential training and education for the power generation, oil and gas energy sectors. They have partnered with premier engineering schools:

  • Institute for Energy and Environment, University of Strathclyde
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
  • Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Get further details on the GSE Systems website.