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This course is self-paced.

Overview

This self-paced 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


Credits

.05

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Fees

$349

Please note: Each participant will be given access to the course during the specified course dates. All coursework and assignments must be completed during that time in order to pass the course and gain credit. Those who complete all of the requirements will earn .05 course credit towards the CCEP. Should coursework not be completed and turned in by the last date of the course, the participant will need to re-register the course and complete the remaining assignments in order to earn credit. Subsequent registration will be at full price.

Competencies

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