This course focuses on the physical electrical system and takes learners on a tour from generator to customer meter. Topics covered include common industry jargon and the basic physical laws of electricity, how generators work, which generation types are commonly used and why, how a system of generators is used to serve a customer load curve, the components that make up transmission and distribution systems, how transmission and distribution systems are designed and operated, the different types of service configurations and when they are used, and how electricity is metered.
- Define basic electric industry jargon and acronyms
- Classify the components of the electrical system by sector and identify the role of each key piece of equipment from the generators through the customer meter
- Apply knowledge of electrical system principles and components to describe how systems are operated to deliver electricity to consumers
- Evaluate the various available generation technologies based on advantages, disadvantages, and most appropriate use
- Deduce the relationship between the various components of a transmission system to explain the structure and operation of a transmission system
- Deduce the relationship between the various components of a transmission system to explain the structure and operation of a distribution system
- Differentiate between the various types of electric meters and evaluate where it is most appropriate to use a specific type of meter