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English

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Learner Career Outcomes

62%

started a new career after completing these courses

45%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

25%

got a pay increase or promotion

Shareable Certificate

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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 7 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Electric Industry Operations

2 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 Overview20m
Generation16m
Transmission & Distribution16m
Load16m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Electricity Industry Markets

5 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 Management18m
Regulation16m
Markets20m
External Market Forces18m

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