DOE Designation

dorganskogen_new2.jpgDepartment of Energy Designation: National Power Plant Operations, Technology and Education Center

On May 18, 2007, United States Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman designated Bismarck State College as the National Power Plant Operations Technology and Education Center. This official designation recognizes BSC as the premier national center of education and training for operators and technicians in the energy industry.

The NECE has also received tremendous support from the U.S. Department of Energy, with grant funding enabling the purchase and development of numerous lab items and trainers for students to utilize.
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Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette visits with employees of Great River Energy who are training with instructor Wes Braun on the GRE simulator housed on the BSC campus in October, 2018.