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Power System Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Professionals

13 Professional Development Hours

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Interact more effectively with other work groups involved with transmission, generation and operation of the grid
  • Apply knowledge of power system in regulatory work related to electric facilities construction and operation
  • Understand power system reliability issues and their impacts on electric power systems
  • Review reliability standards and their use in specific applications
  • Participate in discussions regarding trends and developments in electric power system

The course explains the fundamental principles of electric power system. It describes step by step what constitutes an electric power system, how it works, what are the associated components of a power system and their functionalities, why blackouts occur, what are the mitigation measures and which are the institutions that carry out those measures.

The course also describes the latest developments in power system like smart grid, its components and their applications in transmission and distribution.

Course Outline:

  • Electricity Basics
  • What Constitutes a Power System
  • Active and Reactive Power
  • Single and Three Phase Systems
  • Distribution and Transmission Systems Overview
  • Overhead Systems
  • Power System Faults and Protections
  • How Stable is Our Power System
  • Power System Reliability
  • Blackouts and Causes and Who Ensures Reliability of our Power System
  • Distributed Generation and Smart Grid

Who Should Attend
Regulators • Legal services• Engineers from disciplines other than electrical engineering • Technicians involved in power conversion work required for oil and gas industries, manufacturing facilities and process industries • Electricity export/import market specialists • Professionals who need to upgrade their current experience and knowledge of electrical power systems.

Course Rating
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This course is currently scheduled on the following date. Click to learn even more details about this offering.

Online, 8/22/2023


Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.
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