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An Introduction to Electrical Generators for Power Plants

COURSE NO: D02-004
An Introduction to Electrical Generators for Power Plants
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH publication provides an introduction to electrical generator systems and equipment for power generating plants.


This 2 PDH online course is intended for electrical engineers and other design and construction professionals seeking an introduction to generators for electric power generating plants.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning about typical voltage ratings and systems
  • Learning about power plant service power systems
  • Understanding the fundamentals of the common bus system
  • Understanding the fundamentals of the unit type system
  • Learning about the design principles for station switchgear
  • Learning about the generator types and standards
  • Understanding the basics of generator excitation voltage and systems
  • Learning about generator leads and switch yards
  • Learning about the schematic configuration for a typical synchronizing bus
  • Learning about the schematic for a typical ring bus
  • Learning about segregated and isolated phase buses
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "An Introduction to Electrical Generators for Power Plants".

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An Introduction to Electrical Generators for Power Plants (152 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

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