Short Course: Power System Basics for Non-Engineering Professionals

The 2008 IEEE PES T&D Conference will offer a special short course on Power System Basics for Non-Engineering Professionals.

The focus of this course is to provide a thorough foundation in electric power systems planning, operations and economics and various regulatory frameworks. Basic electrical terminology and concepts are explained in simple to understand terms with regards to design, construction, operations and maintenance of power plants, substations and transmission and distribution lines. Basic electrical safety concepts are included.

Participants will gain insight into the concerns of engineers, the demands of regulators and consumer groups and a perspective of how these factors play a major role in the operations of today’s electric power systems.

The course outline includes an introduction and brief history, fundamentals of electric power, generation and transmission, distribution and utilization, power system protection, power system operation and interconnection and regulation.

Full conference registration is not required to attend the short course. It will take place Wednesday, April 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the McCormick Place Meeting Rooms.

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