Generating Electricity from Various Renewable Sources: Effect on Grid
This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of the current U.S. electrical grid, including: 1) how planning and operations are carried out to ensure reliability, 2) requirements for power reserves to provide continuous service in the face of equipment failure, 3) transmission technology, and 4) economic aspects. It then explores the challenges to the grid posed by high levels of variable renewable generation and some changes that are expected to occur in response to these challenges.
Since its origin in the early 1920s, the
This 6 PDH online course is intended primarily for engineers concerned with the use of solar and wind energy to produce electrical energy.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Understanding the North American electric power system
- Familiarizing with Balancing authorities, regional entities, utilities and power pools
- Learning about independent system and regional transmission operators
- Learning about other transmission organizations
- Learning about utility system planning
- Learning about grid reliability: planning reserves (reserve margin)
- Learning about power system operations
- Learning about transmission technology and institutional issues
- Understanding the technical and institutional challenges challenge of variable generation
- Understanding the impact of variable generation on power system operations
- Understanding the impact of variable generation on power transmission
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Volume 4, "Exploration Bulk Electric Power Systems: Operations and Transmission Planning" of the Renewable Electricity Futures Study, NREL/TP-6A20-52409-4, by Milligan, M.; Ela, E.; Hein, J.; Schneider, T.; Brinkman, G.; Denholm, published 2012.
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