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Skills you will gain

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Learner Career Outcomes

20%

started a new career after completing these courses

12%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study with 2 hours of work per week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Taking Shape and Grid Fundamentals

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 75 min)
11 videos
1.2 Electric Utility Industry Animated Crash Course6m
1.3 What Happens When You Flip a Switch?3m
1.4 Generation for Generations8m
1.5 Fossil Fuels8m
1.6 Nuclear5m
1.7 Renewables - Hydroelectric and Wind12m
1.8 Renewables - Solar, Biomass and Geothermal15m
1.9 The Generation Portfolio4m
1.10 Transmission and Distribution6m
1.11 Outro55s
1 practice exercise
Taking Shape and Fundamentals30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Price and Value

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 36 min)
5 videos
2.2 Usage, Rates and Your Bill7m
2.3 Utility Types and Prices: Overview, Public Power and Electric Cooperatives9m
2.4 Utility Types and Prices: Investor-Owned Utilities (IOUs)7m
2.5 Regulatory Compact and Rates Process10m
1 practice exercise
Price and Value32m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Not Your Grandparents' Utility

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 38 min)
4 videos
3.2 Becoming More Customer Focused9m
3.3 Energy Efficiency15m
3.4 Distributed Generation10m
1 practice exercise
Not your grandparents' utility30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Pace of Change, Technology and Regulation

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 36 min)
7 videos
4.2 Technology and Customer Expectations3m
4.3 Aging Grid and the Rise of Federal Transmission Regulation10m
4.4 Federal Regulation and the Environment5m
4.5 State of Electric Utility Policy4m
4.6 State Regulation and the Environment6m
4.7 Outro1m
1 practice exercise
Pace of Change, Technology and Innovation30m

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