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Beginner Level

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study with 2 hours of work per week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Taking Shape and Grid Fundamentals

11 videos (Total 75 min), 1 quiz
11 videos
1.2 Electric Utility Industry Animated Crash Course6m
1.3 What Happens When You Flip a Switch?3m
1.4 Generation for Generations8m
1.5 Fossil Fuels8m
1.6 Nuclear5m
1.7 Renewables - Hydroelectric and Wind12m
1.8 Renewables - Solar, Biomass and Geothermal15m
1.9 The Generation Portfolio4m
1.10 Transmission and Distribution6m
1.11 Outro55s
1 practice exercise
Taking Shape and Fundamentals30m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Price and Value

5 videos (Total 36 min), 1 quiz
5 videos
2.2 Usage, Rates and Your Bill7m
2.3 Utility Types and Prices: Overview, Public Power and Electric Cooperatives9m
2.4 Utility Types and Prices: Investor-Owned Utilities (IOUs)7m
2.5 Regulatory Compact and Rates Process10m
1 practice exercise
Price and Value32m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Not Your Grandparents' Utility

4 videos (Total 38 min), 1 quiz
4 videos
3.2 Becoming More Customer Focused9m
3.3 Energy Efficiency15m
3.4 Distributed Generation10m
1 practice exercise
Not your grandparents' utility30m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Pace of Change, Technology and Regulation

7 videos (Total 36 min), 1 quiz
7 videos
4.2 Technology and Customer Expectations3m
4.3 Aging Grid and the Rise of Federal Transmission Regulation10m
4.4 Federal Regulation and the Environment5m
4.5 State of Electric Utility Policy4m
4.6 State Regulation and the Environment6m
4.7 Outro1m
1 practice exercise
Pace of Change, Technology and Innovation30m
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Top reviews from Electric Utilities Fundamentals and Future

By CRSep 27th 2017

Great course for people who have no clue how utilities and microgrids work. Take this class if you're considering diving deeper into concepts like green energy, regulation and distributed generation.

By WHJan 29th 2018

Excellent overview of electric utilities even for a novice like me. It discussed the present challenges and future endeavors of the industry.

Instructor

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Melissa Wood

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University of Colorado Denver Business School, Global Energy Management Program

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