LCI Static Start

LCI stands for Load Commutated Inverter; it is used to turn a generator into a motor in order to get a gas turbine up to light-off speed. This class was designed for engineers and maintenance personnel who install and maintain LCI systems. About half of the class attendees were GE employees who would become field engineers. The class had a simulator for setup and testing as well as the occasional instructor induced bug for troubleshooting.

At the Brazos Electric's Jack County Generating Facility there are currently two GE Frame 7FA Gas Turbines that are utilizing the LCI Static Starter. They have another combine cycle plant going in, but I am not certain it will be using but it does appear that would be their best option.