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Power System Fundamentals Course for Non-Technical Staff

Who should take it: Non-technical staff (support and managerial) and people who service and partner with power distribution companies. Also useful for industry professionals who may need to refresh their understanding of basic concepts.

Covers the basics of power delivery systems. The components and concepts are described in accessible language intended to give general audiences an appreciation of the complex network that delivers power to end-users.

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Fundamentals of Electric Power

An overview of the enormous and complex power system, from generation to distribution, with an explanation of the terms like voltage, current, and power, and a description of the key components of a power circuit.

Course Code: PF1

Runtime: 15 minutes

Investment: $165

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Circuit Fundamentals

More detail on the components of power circuits, both overhead and underground, and why we use one versus the other. We also explain the roles of feeders and distribution circuits.

Course Code: PF2

Prerequisite: PF1

Runtime: 15 minutes

Investment: $165

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Grounding for People and Equipment

How the human body reacts to electricity and why we ground electrical systems. We explain how we ensure voltage doesn’t rise above safe levels, and how circuits react to abnormal conditions or faults

Course Code: PF3

Prerequisite: PF1

Runtime: 15 minutes

Investment: $165

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Protecting Equipment When Things Go Wrong

The components that sense abnormally high voltage and current and shut off power before equipment is damaged or public safety is compromised. We also show how these devices work together to minimize customer outages.

Course Code: PF4

Prerequisite: PF1

Runtime: 15 minutes

Investment: $165

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Keeping Poles Straight and Wires Up

The mechanics of overhead circuits: the forces that act on poles and wires, and how we keep them in balance. We also address the impact of climate—summer winds and winter ice—on the design of pole lines.

Course Code: PF5

Prerequisite: PF1

Runtime: 15 minutes

Investment: $165

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Revenue Metering Basics

The business side of the electricity industry. Why measuring energy use is integral to the financial success of a distributor, and how it’s done, with a look at types of energy meters and what Smart Metering means.

Course Code: PF6

Prerequisite: PF1

Runtime: 15 minutes

Investment: $165

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