Welcome to the steam and power forum's jurisdictional section. Purpose is to be able to readily lookup jurisdictional stationary engineers requirements in Canada and the the Canadain Providences as well as the United States of America and the States and Cities. If corrections are needed please Email Us. We will be adding other countries in 2013.
West Virginia Operating Engineers License
West Virginia Division of Labor
No State Jurisdictional Boiler & Refrigeration Operator's License Law at this time.
There is a License Law in the City of Huntington but no information is available at this time.
The City of Huntington has 1 licensing level:
Gas Turbine Operating Engineers are in demand for gas fired peaking power plants. Gas turbines are also called combustion turbines or single-cycle units. These gas turbines can be brought on-line producing 100s of MW in minutes. This is especially important with more and more photovoltaic power being added to the power grid along with wind turbine power since these two have daily cyclic behavior that are less reliable, but predictable as more and more based load stations are removed from the power grid.
An industrial based economy cannot function on photovoltaic or wind turbines alone.
A gas turbine operating engineer is not the same as an operating engineer for a combined-cycle unit, which operates at higher efficiency than single-cycle combustion turbines. Gas turbines engineers are used in simple cycle applications for peaking, and a gas turbine engineer is also a 'stepping-stone' license to combined cycle with combustion turbine license.
There are about 100-gigawatts of gas turbine peaking stations that make up a few percentile of the overall power demand. If you have gas turbine experience consider a gas turbine operator's license today.