This course familiarizes you with standards and policies of the electric utility industry, and provides you with basic vocabulary used in the business. It introduces the electric power system, from generation of the electricity all the way to the wall plug. You will learn about the segments of the system, and common components like power cables and transformers.
Electric Power Systems
This course is part of Energy Production, Distribution & Safety Specialization
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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.
6 videos2 readings5 quizzes
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.
4 videos1 reading4 quizzes
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.
3 videos1 reading3 quizzes
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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