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Beginner Level

Approx. 6 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks, 2.5 to 5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Basic Electricity

Electricity is a term that covers all the phenomena caused either by static electric charge or by the movement of charge (current) and the electrical and magnetic fields associated with that. This module looks at: Nature and Effects of Electricity; Basic Electrical Properties and Simple Circuits.

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6 videos (Total 32 min), 2 readings, 6 quizzes
2 readings
Acknowledgements10m
Basic Electricity (OPTIONAL) Resources30m
6 practice exercises
Self-Check4m
Self-Check4m
Self-Check4m
Self-Check4m
Self-check4m
Basic Electricity30m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Generation, Transmission, & Distribution

Electrical energy is transmitted and distributed via overhead lines and underground cables operating at different voltage levels. It is necessary to mesh networks to ensure dependable supply for consumers even if individual transmission paths fail. This module focuses on: Substations & Transformers; Generation; Transmission & Subtransmission and Distribution.

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4 videos (Total 24 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
1 reading
Generation, Transmission, & Distribution (OPTIONAL) Resources30m
5 practice exercises
Self-check4m
Self-check4m
Self-check6m
Self-check6m
Generation, Transmission, & Distribution30m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

System Design & Switching

Circuit breakers are complicated electromechanical devices and must be serviced regularly. So that work on them can be perform safely, switches are installed before and after them.

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3 videos (Total 12 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
1 reading
System Design & Switching (OPTIONAL) Resources30m
4 practice exercises
Self-check8m
Self-check8m
Self-check6m
System Design & Switching30m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Renewable Energy & Smart Grid Technologies

Our nation’s electric power infrastructure that has served us so well for so long – also known as “the grid” – is rapidly running up against its limitations. This module looks at Smart Grid Risks; Smart Grid, Utilities & Customers; Smart Grid & the Environment and Renewable Energy.

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4 videos (Total 26 min), 4 readings, 5 quizzes
4 readings
Renewable Energy & Smart Grid Technologies (OPTIONAL) Resources30m
Roadmap to Success Resources: Project Definition30m
Roadmap to Success: Project Definition30m
Electric Power Systems - Key Takeaways15m
5 practice exercises
Self-check4m
Self-check6m
Self-check4m
Self-check6m
Renewable Energy & Smart Grid Technologies30m
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Top reviews from Electric Power Systems

By NWJan 8th 2019

Great entry course. Very easy for those that do not have a background in the subject. I am currently in the process of transitioning industry. It was good for a refresher overview.

By SCMar 13th 2019

OVERALL SYLLABUS COVERAGE IS GOOD\n\nQUESTIONS STANDARD MAY BE IMPROVED\n\nSYLLABUS DEALTS ONLY ABOUT THE US POWER SYSTEM NETWORK DATA\n\nOPTIONS FOR SOME QUESTIONS ARE NOT CLEAR

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Ilya Grinberg

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Engineering Technology

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About the Energy Production, Distribution & Safety Specialization

This specialization provides introductory knowledge about the energy industry and associated career opportunities, whether you are interested in a utility technician or utility worker role, or emerging green energy solutions. It is intended for those considering a career in the field, and people already working in the industry who have less than three years of experience and have not completed similar training. Through four courses, learners receive an overview of electric power systems, natural gas, safety practices, and the energy industry as a whole. To learn more, please watch the overview video by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser: https://youtu.be/Py8uP6vuH_o....
Energy Production, Distribution & Safety

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