As part of a national effort to reach practicing professional engineers, Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and Generac Power Systems, Waukesha, Wis., are launching the first class in a new engineering outreach program focused on industrial standby power generation that will include a “Power Trip” road show, which will begin touring the country in the first quarter of 2002.

“Designing & Specifying Emergency Power Systems,” is a one-day course designed specifically for design, sales, and consulting engineers who wish to expand their knowledge of power generation equipment and its various capabilities. Topics the class will cover include electrical equipment requirements, facility load analysis, UPSs, generator sizing, and transfer switches. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive eight Professional Development hours and earn one continuing education unit (CEU).

“This course is designed for practicing engineers,” says Michael Kirchner, Generac’s training manager. “It will provide them with a fuller understanding of facility requirements for emergency power, and how power generation systems are designed, sized, and specified for different kinds of applications.”

For more information on the program, contact the Generac Power Systems Information Center at 1-888-GENERAC, or via e-mail at