The conference is also showcasing some great work by North Dakota energy workers, even when they’re not in the field and behind a computer.
Students and staff at Bismarck State College created a virtual, interactive, 3-D animation of a power plant.
The project took about 2 years to make.
It consisted of tours during power outages to take photos of the inner-workings, and then it’s all created on a computer.
“What this allows us to do is to go into any piece of equipment within the plant system and plant cycle and look at the internal operation. And from here we can continue building on it,” said Chere Allard, BSC Professor.
They partnered with multiple power companies in the Bismarck area for the project.