Update: The IGTC Powerplant Technical Forums site membership recently achieved 3,100 members. The site has been online since March, 2010 and rapidly gained an active following within a month.
In an interview with HydroWorld.com's sister organization, Power Today, Jane Hutt, webmaster at IGTC, explained some of the benefits the IGTC Powerplant Technical Forums affords members.
Technical Forum topic areas (PowerplantTechicalForum.org) now include generators, hydraulic turbines, steam turbines and gas turbines. In addition to these forum topics, the site has a Round Table Discussion area, a Working Group area and a Resource Center featuring industry relevant events information and user-contributed technical information appearing wikis for Generator Maintenance Memos, a technical bibliography and a services and products guide.