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Interconnection of Utility-Scale Solar PV to Distribution
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Electric Distribution Academy is an educational resource for individuals and organizations involved with electric utility distributions systems.

Electric distribution is seeing rapid change in solar generation, battery energy storage, and electric vehicles – all in the face of rising climate and environmental pressures. Electric Distribution Academy provides learning resources to individuals and organizations working in these areas, as well as electric distribution fundamentals, engineering, design, and operations.

All of our on-line courses are provided exclusively through HeatSpring, a leader in providing a learning platform and professional network in clean energy, sustainability and technology. Go to HeatSpring to learn more about its many courses, sign up, and join its growing community.

Latest Posts

  • Path to Decarbonization
    I ran across an excellent graphic from the folks at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) NREL and SETO. The below is from their Solar Future Study Fact Sheet (2021). In their study they projected Read more…
  • IEEE 2800-2022 and Interconnection of Solar PV to Transmission Systems
    For anyone that missed it, on April 22, 2022 (Earth Day) IEEE published a new standard that is important for those dealing with Electric Transmission systems: “IEEE 2800 – 2022: IEEE Standard for Interconnection and Read more…
  • What is IEEE 1547-2018?
    This five-minute video describes “IEEE 1547-2018 – Interconnection and Interoperability of Distributed Energy Resources with Associated Electric Power Systems Interfaces.” For more information on courses offered in Solar PV Interconnection and Utility Distribution Systems, go Read more…

Featured Courses

Overview of Electric Distribution Systems

In this free course, get an over utility electric distribution systems, the principal equipment, and present-day distribution challenges.  An overview of generation and transmission systems is also provided.

Electric Utility Distribution Equipment

In this introductory course, learn about 28 types of equipment and devices that are commonly found on electric distribution feeders, including circuit breakers, reclosers, sectionalizers, switches, fused cutouts, voltage regulators, shunt capacitors, instrument transformers, and other equipment.

Utility Distribution Systems

In this professional development course, grow your foundation of the fundamentals of utility distribution systems and equipment.  This course is aimed at anyone who works with utility distribution applications and needs to understand the concepts behind utility distribution systems.

Electric Distribution Academy courses are hosted exclusively on the HeatSpring learning platform, a leader in online learning for clean energy, sustainability, and technology.