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The Smart Grid: A Primer

Location: Distance Learning Course

2016-2017 On-line Individual: $180.00


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The Smart Grid: A Primer presents the essence of an electrical power system from an engineering perspective, including the generation, transformation, transmission, and distribution of electrical energy. Some time is devoted to the historical evolution of the US power grid, as well as a review of basic technical concepts and analytical methods. The hardware of power systems is described and the fundamentals of system operation and control will be discussed.

Participants can expect to
 - acquire an informed perspective on the nature of the electrical grid and its evolution
 - review the basic relevant technical concepts
 - learn about the major hardware system components
 - gain an understanding of the most important system problems

 - The Grid: Fundamentals
 - Power System Control
 - Dispersed Generation: Energy Storage

Intended audience:
The Smart Grid: A Primer is intended for engineers, scientists, technicians, and managers with a non-power background who wish to understand the fundamentals of power systems, with particular focus on the term "Smart Grid". The student should have some background in dc and ac circuit theory, as well as three-phase circuits. Whereas the course is not heavily analytical, it does include some science and mathematics.

$12 flat rate shipping per order available in the U.S. (excluding Hawaii and Alaska)

Fee: $180.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)2016-2017 On-line Individual$ 180.00
Course Fee (Alternate)2016-2017 CD/DVD-R Individual$ 200.00
Optional FeeWorkbook (For Online Orders)$ 20.75

Distance Learning Course

Distance Learning Course


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