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Flexible deadlines
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Beginner Level
Approx. 8 hours to complete
English

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Electric Industry Operations

3 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 72 min)
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 Overview30m
Generation30m
Transmission & Distribution30m
Load30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Electricity Industry Markets

4 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 90 min)
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 Management30m
Regulation30m
Markets30m
External Market Forces30m

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