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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 3-4 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

Learners taking this Course are

  • Marketing Analysts
  • Business Developers
  • Economists
  • Technical Solutions Engineers
  • Associates

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Electric Industry Operations

15 videos (Total 72 min), 4 quizzes
15 videos
Electric Industry Overview4m
What Electricity Is4m
Charge, Current, Voltage, and Resistance5m
Electric Power, Electric Energy, and Ohm's Law3m
A Circuit Model of the Electric System4m
Electromagnetism5m
Power Plants4m
Capacity Factor4m
How a Transformer Works4m
Transmitting and Distributing Electricity4m
Power Line Loss3m
Electric System Basics in Buildings9m
Lamp to Plant5m
Daily and Seasonal Variations in Electric Load3m
4 practice exercises
Industry Overview20m
Generation16m
Transmission & Distribution16m
Load16m
Week
2
5 hours to complete

Electricity Industry Markets

16 videos (Total 90 min), 5 quizzes
16 videos
The Need for Different Power Plants5m
Levelized Cost of Electricity6m
Retail Pricing of Electricity4m
The Need for Regulation4m
Who Regulates What1m
Major Federal Regulations5m
Existing Electric Market Structures6m
Ideal Economic Dispatch6m
Generator Selling Price4m
Actual Economic Dispatch3m
Relationship Between Wholesale and Retail Prices8m
Impact of Fuel Prices6m
Impact of Government Regulations6m
Impact of Government Incentivies9m
Growth in Renewable Electricity Generation1m
4 practice exercises
System Management18m
Regulation16m
Markets20m
External Market Forces18m
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Top reviews from Electric Industry Operations and Markets

By AMJan 8th 2018

This course is very helpful for me and for all those who study electric industry operations and markets. The professor explained it very well and its a one of the best course i have taken

By CNJul 24th 2017

Fantastic class! I was impressed by the high quality of peer-graded submissions, and I believe the instructors/course creators deserve a lot of credit for that outcome.

Instructor

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Lincoln Pratson

Gendell Professor of Energy & Environment
Nicholas School of the Environment

About Duke University

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