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Technical Courses

Introduction to the Electrical Industry & Power Grid

This course will begin with a basic introduction to the systems and components that make up a basic electrical system, including generation, transmission and distribution. You will then study the history behind electrical utility industry. Students will study how the electrical system in the United States was established and how Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse influenced the development of electrical systems. You will also learn how the electrical industry was first regulated and how regulation of the industry has changed. Students will also gain knowledge of how the electrical industry is currently being "re-regulated" to encourage competition. Students will also gain knowledge of the system operations and marketing of electricity.

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