PennWell Launches Power Generation University

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PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced today the launch of Power Generation University, an innovative and cost-effective way for electric power industry professionals to continue their education.

Power Generation University builds on the editorial excellence of the magazines Hydro Review, Power Engineering, and Renewable Energy North America. These magazines are known to power generation professionals throughout the world as leaders in quality, integrity, and unparalleled content excellence. Owned and operated by PennWell Corporation, Power Generation University develops and publishes high-quality courses relevant to a wide variety of power generation sources and allows industry professionals to take courses, complete tests, and receive Professional Development Hours (PDH) in a convenient online format that’s available 24 hours a day. Power Generation University courses are relevant to the biomass, coal, oil, gas, geothermal, hydropower, nuclear, ocean/tidal/stream power, solar, and wind industries.

“Our goal is to provide industry professionals with relevant, topical educational content that is easily accessible via a low cost online platform,” said Marla Barnes, Publisher of Hydro Review magazine. “Power Generation University has assembled and continues to seek out the brightest and most innovative professionals to serve as university faculty.”

Industry professionals may also receive Professional Development Hours (PDH) by attending conference sessions of POWER-GEN International, NUCLEAR POWER International, HydroVision International, COAL-GEN, Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America and Photovoltaics World Conference & Expo when registered as full conference delegates.

“Power Generation University is a natural extension of what PennWell’s Power Group is already offering with its publications and at all of its events – POWER-GEN International, Coal-Gen, HydroVision International, Nuclear Power International and Renewable Energy World North America,” said Richard G. Baker, Senior Vice President of PennWell’s power generation division. “This is a comprehensive way for our customers to obtain the continuing education they require to perform their jobs in the professional manner in which the industry requires.”

Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2010, PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following industries: Oil and gas, electric power, water, electronics, semiconductor, contamination control, optoelectronics, fiberoptics, enterprise storage, fire, emergency services, and dental. Founded in 1910, PennWell publishes 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, web sites, research and database services. In addition to PennWell’s headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; Houston, Texas; London, England; Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow, Russia; and Hong Kong, China.

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