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Re-Powering Critical Infrastructure

COURSE NO: R02-017
Re-Powering Critical Infrastructure
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents a methodology to identify suitable sites for the establishment of renewable energy (RE) facilities intended to support critical infrastructure in an emergency.


"RE-Powering Critical Infrastructure" presents a methodology for identifying sites—typically formerly contaminated lands, closed landfills, and mine sites—close to critical infrastructure. If a renewable energy facility were to be installed at the site, then in the event of a natural disaster disrupting the national electrical grid, the RE at the site could provide emergency back-up for the critical infrastructure. The course applies this methodology to critical infrastructure including wastewater treatement plants, drinking water treatment plants, hospitals, schools, emergency centers, cell towers, fire stations, and natural gas distribution centers.


This 2 PDH online course is applicable to civil, environmental, electrical and other engineers, concerned with renewable energy applications.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Familiarizing with vulnerability screening to identify RE-Powering sites located in areas that are likely to experience power outages
  • Knowing how to apply proximity screening to identify RE-Powering sites near a critical wastewater treatment plant
  • Learning about economic screening to identify RE-Powering sites that are economically suited for siting renewable energy
  • Learning how to apply needs screening to identify RE-Powering sites most likely to meet the needs of the facility being supported
  • Gaining an overview of the screening methodology of critical infrastructures other than wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs)
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Re-Powering Critical Infrastructure”, which is based on the EPA document “Re-Powering Critical Infrastructure: A Study to Determine Whether RE-Powering Sites Could Meet the Emergency Energy Needs of Wastewater Treatment Plants”, dated February 2019, published as part of EPA’s RE-Powering America’s Land Initiative.
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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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