Electric Distribution Academy

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Overview of Electric Distribution Systems

GET AN INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRIC UTILITY DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS, WITH FIGURES AND PHOTOS THAT EXPLAIN KEY CONCEPTS.

Summary: In this free short course, get an introduction to electric utility distribution systems, with Tim Taylor of Electric Distribution Academy. This course enables attendees to:

  • Obtain an overview of how distribution fits with generation and transmission
  • Understand the typical characteristics of Electric Distribution
  • Know the differences between Distribution and Transmission
  • Be able to name the portions of a typical distribution feeder and describe its layout
  • Understand the basics of distribution conductors, distribution transformers, overcurrent protective devices, and switches
  • Build awareness of the present-day challenges of electric distribution systems

Intended Audience: Anyone seeking a basic introduction to electric utility power distribution, including:

  • Utilities, municipalities, and co-operatives
  • Solar developers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Consultants

Prerequisites: None

PRICE: FREE

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A Virtual Tour of Electric Utility Distribution Equipment

LEARN BASIC UTILITY DISTRIBUTION CONCEPTS, AND GAIN AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE FUNCTION OF DIFFERENT EQUIPMENT AND HOW TO RECOGNIZE IT IN THE FIELD

Summary: This is an introductory level course in utility distribution systems equipment. The course includes discussion of 28 types of utility distribution systems equipment/facilities, including photos and diagrams. The course requires approximately four hours to complete, and assignments include videos, lectures and quizzes to reinforce comprehension.

In this course students will gain an understanding of the following:

  • Utility generation and transmission systems
  • Basic distribution electric concepts
  • Increased ability to recognize the most common utility distribution equipment
  • Basic functionality of common equipment
  • Increased familiarity with distribution systems and equipment nomenclature
  • Basic distribution architecture and the path of electric power flow
  • Increased ability to converse with others about distribution equipmen

Intended Audience: Those who are new to working with electric power utilities and require a basic understanding of facilities and equipment.

  • Utilities, municipalities, and co-operatives
  • Solar developers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Consultants

Prerequisites: The free course “Overview of Electric Distribution Systems” is recommended.

PRICE: $195

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Utility Distribution Systems and Equipment

EXPAND YOUR FOUNDATION OF THE FUNDAMENTALS OF UTILITY DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT

Summary: In this professional development course, grow your knowledge of the fundamentals of utility distribution systems and equipment with Tim Taylor of Electric Distribution Academy. The course is designed as a six-week course for working professionals, but can be completed at your own pace. It is designed for those that do not have any engineering background, and links to reference material are provided for those requiring basic electric power concepts. This course explores the following topics:

  • Serving Loads and Connecting Distributed Energy Resources
  • Transmitting and Transforming Electric Power
  • Distribution System Architectures
  • Voltage Monitoring and Control
  • Overcurrent Protection
  • Distribution Reliability

Intended Audience: Those who work with utility distribution systems and applications and need an understanding of the concepts behind utility distribution systems, including:

  • Utilities, municipalities, and co-operatives
  • Solar developers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Consultants

Prerequisites: The free course “Overview of Electric Distribution Systems” is recommended.

PRICE: $595

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