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Beginner Level

Approx. 6 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks, 2.5 to 5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Energy Touches Everything

We will discuss the concept, scope and types of energy. We will explore energy's origins, uses, and evolving sources along with the properties and effects of greenhouses gases and their global warming potentials....
3 videos (Total 18 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
3 videos
Uses6m
Greenhouse Gases & Global Warming6m
4 readings
Acknowledgements10m
Resources (Optional): It's Abstract25m
Resources (Optional): Uses25m
Resources (Optional): Greenhouse Gases and Global Warming25m
4 practice exercises
Self-Check4m
Self-Check8m
Self-Check8m
Energy Touches Everything30m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Energy Sources

We will discuss ultimate sources of energy and potential uses for certain sources of energy. We will review energy timelines and the economics involved with energy, along with stabilizing pricing....
4 videos (Total 33 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
4 videos
Reflecting Energy8m
Natural Gas & Hydrofracking7m
Conversation: Economics & Environment6m
3 readings
Resources (Optional): Stored Sunlight25m
Resources (Optional): Reflecting Energy25m
Resources (Optional): Natural Gas and Hydrofracking20m
4 practice exercises
Self-Check2m
Self-Check8m
Self-Check10m
Energy Sources30m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Energy & Utility Solutions

We will discuss innovations in energy as well as the movement and storage of energy along with supply and demand. ...
9 videos (Total 48 min), 4 readings, 5 quizzes
9 videos
Conversation: Moving & Storing Energy6m
Conversation: Batteries & Infrastructure2m
Supply & Demand7m
Conversation: Demand Response4m
Conversation: Business Strategies7m
Conversation: Distributed Network Integration7m
Embodied Energy4m
Customers of Today & Tomorrow4m
4 readings
Resources (Optional): Innovations25m
Resources (Optional): Supply and Demand25m
Resources (Optional): Embodied Energy10m
Resources (Optional): Customers of Today and Tomorrow20m
5 practice exercises
Self-Check4m
Self-Check6m
Self-Check4m
Self-Check6m
Energy & Utility Solutions30m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Adaptation

We will focus on workforce opportunities and preparation for a future in energy fields....
5 videos (Total 29 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
5 videos
Conversation: Tomorrow's Workforce6m
Conversation: Trends of the Utility Industry3m
Conversation: Workforce Culture & Safety4m
Energy is Complicated7m
3 readings
Resources (Optional): Workforce10m
Resources (Optional): Energy is Complicated10m
Energy Industry: The Enterprise - Key Takeaways10m
3 practice exercises
Self-Check12m
Self-Check8m
Roadmap to Success: Final Projects
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By AAApr 1st 2019

The conversations and the idea expression is good. This course is best from the complete Specialisation.

By MHJan 1st 2019

A must course for the modern smart future for the electricity nd power industry and consumers

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Martin Casstevens

Business Formation and Commercialization Manager
Business and Entrepreneurial Partnerships

About University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo (UB) is a premier, research-intensive public university and the largest, most comprehensive institution of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. UB offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and nearly 300 graduate and professional programs....

About The State University of New York

The State University of New York, with 64 unique institutions, is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States. Educating nearly 468,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate programs both on campus and online, SUNY has nearly 3 million alumni around the globe....

About the Energy Production, Distribution & Safety Specialization

This specialization provides introductory knowledge about the energy industry and associated career opportunities, whether you are interested in a utility technician or utility worker role, or emerging green energy solutions. It is intended for those considering a career in the field, and people already working in the industry who have less than three years of experience and have not completed similar training. Through four courses, learners receive an overview of electric power systems, natural gas, safety practices, and the energy industry as a whole. To learn more, please watch the overview video by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser: https://youtu.be/Py8uP6vuH_o....
Energy Production, Distribution & Safety

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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