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Overview

This course provides overview of the electric cooperative business model and a solid foundation of electric industry basics. Whether new to the cooperative business and electric industry or a veteran, this course helps make sense of this dynamic industry.
Learning Objectives

What You Will Learn:

  • What makes a cooperative different?
  • Electricity definitions
  • Generation, transmission and distribution system planning, operations and components
  • Cooperative and electric industry oversight and the impact of regulations
  • Wholesale and retail market participants and structures
  • Distributed Energy Resources (DER) definitions, categories and technologies
  • DER and electric markets and impact on bulk electric systems
  • An overview of energy sources: coal, oil, natural gas, solar, wind, hydro, nuclear, biofuels and geothermal


Key Topics
  • Intro to Electric Cooperatives
  • Electric Units
  • Co-op Customers Consumer-Members
  • The Electric Delivery System for Co-ops
  • Electric System Operations for Co-ops
  • Oversight of Electric Co-ops
  • The Electric Marketplace for Co-ops
  • The Future of Electric Co-ops
  • Introduction to DER
  • Types of Generation in the Power Industry

Who Should Attend
  • Appropriate for all-staff new employee orientation.
  • Appropriate for existing employees wanting to enhance their understanding of the basics of the electric industry and cooperatives.


Certificate Program

Cooperative Career Essentials Program


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