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Electrical Distribution 12 PDH Discount Package

PACKAGE NO: DP12E-09
PACKAGE PDH: 12
PACKAGE PRICE: $187.2
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Courses in this Package
COURSE TITLE: Advantages of Electricity Storage to the Electric Grid
COURSE NO: R02-013
Advantages of Electricity Storage to the Electric Grid
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course discusses advantages to the electric grid that are gained through using electricity storage systems to supplement electrical generation systems. It presents a total of fourteen such advantages provided by an electricity storage capability, including ancillary services, grid system services and functional uses, end user/utility customer functional services, and renewables integration.

 

One example of an advantage is time-shifting, the purchase of electric energy when prices are low, and then storing it and using or selling the energy later when prices are high. Another example, possible only under certain grid conditions, is using energy storage to reduce the need to buy new central station generating capacity. A third example is using energy storage for grid regulation, that is, the damping of momentary differences caused by fluctuations in generation and loads. In general, the rapid-response characteristic (i.e., fast ramp rate) of most storage systems makes them especially valuable as a regulation resource.

 

This 2 PDH online course is intended for electric systems engineers/planners, storage system vendors, and regulators concerned with the design and implementation of stationary energy storage systems.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Learning about bulk energy services
  • Learning about ancillary services such as regulation, spinning and non-spinning reserves, and voltage support
  • Learning about transmission upgrade deferral and congestion relief
  • Learning about distribution infrastructure services
  • Learning about power quality, reliability, and retail energy time-shift
  • Learning about stacked services
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Advantages of Electricity Storage to the Electric Grid” which is based on Chapter 1, “Electricity Storage Services and Benefits” of the “DOE/EPRI Electricity Storage Handbook in Collaboration with NRECA,” February 2015.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Advantages of Electricity Storage to the Electric Grid (1.9 MB)
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 this publication.

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.

COURSE TITLE: An Introduction to Electrical Systems for Medical Facilities
COURSE NO: E04-011
An Introduction to Electrical Systems for Medical Facilities
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course will introduce you to electrical systems for medical facilities, including hospitals, medical and dental clinics, as well as medical and dental laboratories. It presents general electrical requirements, exterior and interior electrical systems, alternate power sources and lighting requirements. It also discusses equipment needs, patient safety and system reliability. It will provide you with the overview needed to address medical facility design issues using applicable codes and standards of practice.

 

This 4 PDH online course is intended for electrical engineers and other members of the building design team who want to learn more about this critical aspect of medical treatment facility design.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Learning about power supply criteria factors
  • Learning about power supply reliability and durability requirements
  • Learning about electrical requirements for Critical Care spaces
  • Learning about special requirements for Wet Procedure locations
  • Learning about normal power sources for hospitals and ambulatory care clinics
  • Learning about transients control in medical facility power systems
  • Learning about alternate power source requirements for hospitals, clinics and laboratories
  • Learning about emergency power engine-generator sets for medical treatment facilities
  • Learning about automatic power transfer switches in medical facility applications
  • Learning about automatic transfer switch and bypass/isolation switch testing requirements
  • Learning about ground fault protection equipment requirements for medical treatment facilities
  • Learning about fuel storage tank requirements for emergency power equipment
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "An Introduction to Electrical Systems for Medical Facilities".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Introduction to Electrical Systems for Medical Facilities (650 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty five (25) 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.

COURSE TITLE: Fundamentals of Modern Electrical Substations - Part 1
COURSE NO: E02-010
Fundamentals of Modern Electrical Substations - Part 1
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course series presents an overview of modern electrical substations, emphasizing their importance for reliable and effective operation of power systems; describing all major, auxiliary and control equipment; listing typical engineering issues associated with substation design and engineering; and providing recommendations for addressing these issues. The entire course series consists of three parts:

  • Part 1: Mission of Electrical Substations and their Main Components
  • Part 2: Electrical Substation Auxiliary and Control Systems
  • Part 3: Electrical Substation Engineering Aspects

 

Part 1 of this course series is presented herein. This course starts with a discussion about the main goals that every utility company has, followed by a description of a typical power system structure, justification for voltage transformation and mission of substations. The next section of this course covers all main aspects of the substations including their mission, components, types and arrangement. All explanations are supported by numerous photos showing all substation major equipment and their installation options.

 

This 2 PDH online course is intended for electrical and civil engineers and designers, construction professionals, as well as utility company management and field personnel looking to expand their knowledge and experience in modern electrical substations.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding of modern power systems arrangement, including the structure of Transmission and Distribution (T&D) system
  • Understanding the substation mission and its place in the overall T&D structure
  • Familiarizing with the substation main components

In addition, after completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • List typical power system voltages
  • Describe the reasons for voltage transformation
  • Explain the meaning of sectionalization of power systems
  • Describe all major substation components including:
    • Power transformers
    • Switching equipment
    • Substation bus system
    • Instrument transformers
  • Explain when to use each type of switching equipment
  • List all advantages and disadvantages of each type of substation bus system, including:
    • Open air rigid bus
    • Strain bus
    • Gas insulated bus
    • Cable bus
  • Explain what current and potential transformers are used for and what their standard secondary values are
  • Explain why overvoltage protection of substation elements is needed and what major means of this protection are
  • List substation equipment installation options
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Part 1 of Fundamentals of Modern Electrical Substations titled, “Mission of Electrical Substations and their Main Components”.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Fundamentals of Modern Electrical Substations - Part 1 (843 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your review of this course, you need to take a multiple choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the content of the 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.

COURSE TITLE: Introduction to the Smart Grid
COURSE NO: E04-023
Introduction to the Smart Grid
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes these technologies in sufficient detail to show their potential for saving energy, lowering costs to the consumer, increasing security, and reducing emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases.

 

The U.S. electric power infrastructure (the grid) will face large challenges in the next 20 to 30 years as population and associated energy demand increase, environmental regulations become more strict, and the possibility of terrorist attacks must be considered.  Fortunately, we have a way forward. Federal and state policymakers, business leaders, and other stakeholders are coming to agree that a "Smart Grid" is not only needed but achievable.  The Department of Energy lists five fundamental technologies that will make up the Smart Grid: 1) Integrated communications; 2) Sensing and measurement technologies; 3) Advanced components; 4) Advanced control methods; and 5) Improved interfaces and decision support.

 

This 4 PDH online course is intended for electrical, mechanical, and civil engineers concerned with the design and maintenance of the electric grid.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Learning how communication systems may be used to detect overloads and reroute power to prevent or minimize potential outages
  • Learning how energy from virtually any fuel source can be accepted as coal and natural gas
  • Learning how real-time communication between the consumer and utility can be used so consumers can tailor their energy consumption based on individual preferences
  • Knowing how the power quality necessary to power a digital economy may be maintained
  • Learning how resistance to attack and natural disasters may be increased
  • Learning how the advance of global climate warming may be slowed
  • Being aware of current DOE demonstration Smart Grid projects
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the Department of Energy course document, "The Smart Grid: An Introduction" available from the Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability on the DOE website. 

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Introduction to the Smart Grid (4.38 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 4 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this DOE publication.

 

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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