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THIS COURSE GIVES YOU THE INSIDE TRACK TO A COMPLICATED INDUSTRY. The approach of this course is truly unique in how it approaches and engages learners. It looks at the electric utility industry, which has remained critical to our quality of life, health and comfort from the eyes of numerous industry experts through on-location interviews, compelling visuals, and animation. You will benefit from having the inside track because you see some behind-the-scenes information not covered in news stories, social media or even if we are in the business ourselves. EACH WEEK YOU NOT ONLY LEARN WHAT IS CHANGING, BUT WHY. As this industry continues to unfold at an unprecedented pace, you will be armed with knowledge and insights to form informed opinions supporting decisions you will increasingly make for your energy-dependent homes and businesses. This course kicks off with animated crash course on industry history, highlighting aspects of the structure, governance, and technology that remain today, despite the passage of time. Then, throughout the modules, you will build some basics about how electricity gets to you, who watches over decisions, including setting rates. This information establishes a knowledge foundation so that when we explore some of the most critical topics, like renewable energy, smart grid, battery storage, and you can think about it from a much more analytical and critical viewpoint. YOU WILL DEVELOP A FRAMEWORK FOR MAKING SENSE OF THIS INDUSTRY THAT WILL BENEFIT YOU BEYOND THIS COURSE. This industry can get pretty complicated, and this course will help you make more sense of it. Electric Utilities Fundamentals and Future is the course for you whether you’re just curious about the industry or an industry veteran looking to grow – or, thinking about joining the industry. (Hint: now is a good time. You'll learn why in this course.) No prior education or experience required. You just need a healthy curiosity and an open mind to learn about an industry that I think a lot of us, including myself sometimes, take for granted....
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Taking Shape and Grid Fundamentals

We kick off this course with a look at how the electric utility industries' technical, regulatory and structural history continues to shape how we receive electricity today. You'll follow electricity from how utilities generate it by using fossil fuels or renewables to how it is delivered to your home or business. And, you'll learn there is more than meets the eye when it comes to the electricity we all depend on....
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11 видео (всего 75 мин.), 1 тест
Video11 видео
1.2 Electric Utility Industry Animated Crash Course6мин
1.3 What Happens When You Flip a Switch?3мин
1.4 Generation for Generations8мин
1.5 Fossil Fuels8мин
1.6 Nuclear5мин
1.7 Renewables - Hydroelectric and Wind12мин
1.8 Renewables - Solar, Biomass and Geothermal15мин
1.9 The Generation Portfolio4мин
1.10 Transmission and Distribution6мин
1.11 Outroмин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Taking Shape and Fundamentals30мин
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Price and Value

From generating electricity through various primary fuel sources to transmission and distribution, we know there is value in the grid itself. At the same time, this value is not necessarily obvious to customers. In this module, we'll learn how rates are determined and governed. We will also review different types of utilities as we explore pricing and value together....
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5 видео (всего 36 мин.), 1 тест
Video5 видео
2.2 Usage, Rates and Your Bill7мин
2.3 Utility Types and Prices: Overview, Public Power and Electric Cooperatives9мин
2.4 Utility Types and Prices: Investor-Owned Utilities (IOUs)7мин
2.5 Regulatory Compact and Rates Process10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Price and Value32мин
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Not Your Grandparents' Utility

You've invested time in learning the basic blocking and tackling in this industry. This foundation will be important as we examine how this industry is evolving. With this information under your belt, you can knowledgeably evaluate the various options and choices you will have in the future and can weigh in with an informed opinion on some of the most pressing and even controversial topics today....
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4 видео (всего 38 мин.), 1 тест
Video4 видео
3.2 Becoming More Customer Focused9мин
3.3 Energy Efficiency15мин
3.4 Distributed Generation10мин
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Not your grandparents' utility30мин
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Pace of Change, Technology and Regulation

Arguably, the electric utility industry is moving at a pace faster than ever seen before in its century-old history. Customer expectations and evolving technology will continue to drive this evolution. While many may express frustration that the pace of change is too slow, the existing regulatory structure and customer requirements around affordability and reliability mean that there is little room for error. We will explore the regulatory framework at a federal, state and local level and touch on some of the global trends in this area as well. We will tackle some of the more controversial topics, including potential overlap between federal and state regulatory accountabilities. The information you glean from this module will help you form more holistic and knowledgeable opinions as you watch this industry continue to unfold....
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7 видео (всего 36 мин.), 1 тест
Video7 видео
4.2 Technology and Customer Expectations3мин
4.3 Aging Grid and the Rise of Federal Transmission Regulation10мин
4.4 Federal Regulation and the Environment5мин
4.5 State of Electric Utility Policy4мин
4.6 State Regulation and the Environment6мин
4.7 Outro1мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Pace of Change, Technology and Innovation30мин

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Melissa Wood

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University of Colorado Denver Business School, Global Energy Management Program

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