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Protecting the Electric Grid from Geomagnetic Disturbances

COURSE NO: E04-054
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Protecting the Electric Grid from Geomagnetic Disturbances
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of geomagnetic disturbances and their effects on the U.S. electric grid.


Geomagnetic disturbances (GMD), a result of space weather, pose a risk to the U.S. electric grid, although it is not clear how severe a risk. When GMDs occur, they can cause geomagnetically induced current (GIC) in the electric transmission grid, which can cause service disruption or damage under some circumstance.


This 4 PDH online course is applicable to electrical engineers and other professionals who are interested in learning more about how to protect the electric grid from geomagnetic disturbances.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Familiarizing with the basic of Geomagnetic disturbances (GMD)
  • Gaining an overview of the history of the electric grid in the U.S.
  • Understanding the challenges faced by the grid due to space weather
  • Learning how GMDs affect the electric grid
  • knowing how to limit the effects of geomagnetic disturbances on the electric grid
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Protecting the Electric Grid from Geomagnetic Disturbances”, which is based on the US GAO document “Technology Assessment, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Protecting the Electric Grid from Geomagnetic Disturbances”, publication number GOA-19-98.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 4 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

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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