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Electric and Water Utility Integrated Planning

COURSE NO: E01-004
Electric and Water Utility Integrated Planning
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course will examine the water-energy nexus, the commonalities and differences between electric and water utilities, methods of reducing power and water demands, and future collaboration between these utility types.


Electric power utilities are the largest consumers of water in the United States. Water withdrawals in the United States for thermoelectric power plants account for approximately 200 billion gallons of water per day according to the U.S. Geological Survey. At the same time water and wastewater utilities are also thirsting for water and power. Water utilities need to ensure consistent water and wastewater services while meeting ever more stringent treatment requirements that require more power.


This 1 PDH online course is applicable to engineers, designers, contractors, facility managers and plant operators who are interested in learning about electric and water utility integrated planning.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding the water-energy nexus
  • Understanding the commonalities and differences between electric and water utilities
  • Understanding water use in the power generation process and various thermoelectric power cooling technologies
  • Understanding how electric and water utilities can plan together for their mutual benefit
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "Electric and Water Utility Integrated Planning".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Electric and Water Utility Integrated Planning (178 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credit. The quiz will be based on the entire course 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

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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