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This course is self-paced.

Overview

This self-paced course provides a tour of the physical electrical system - from generator to meter. Topics covered include common terminology, the basic physical laws of electricity, which generation types are commonly used and why, how transmission and distribution systems are designed and operated, the different types of service configurations and when they are used, and how electricity is metered.

Learning Objectives

What You Will Learn:

  • Basic characteristics of electricity and electric circuits.
  • Energy sources, technologies, characteristics and costs.
  • Characteristics and costs of each type of generation.
  • How various generation types are used to serve load curves.
  • Components of the transmission system and the way in which the system is designed and operated.
  • Components of the distribution system and the way in which the system is designed and delivers power.
  • Components that link the distribution system to the member, as well as various options for configuring services.
  • Types of meters and how each is used to collect data.


Key Topics
  • Basic Concepts of Electricity
  • Generating Electricity
  • The Electrical Transmission System
  • The Electrical Distribution System
  • Electrical Services
  • Electric Meters and Metering
  • Electric Supply and Demand

Who Should Attend
  • Appropriate for onboarding new staff working in engineering, operations, technician and related roles.
  • Appropriate for existing, non-operations employees wanting more in-depth knowledge of how electricity works, is measured and is delivered.

Certificate Program

Cooperative Career Essentials Program


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.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

CORE COMPETENCIES
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