The ABCs of Electrical Systems

Virtual Workshop

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Monday, January 11, 2021
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)
TVPPA Hosted GoToWebinar

Event Details

This half-day course provides a basic overview of electric utility operations, from generation at the power plant to distribution to the end-use customer.

Electric networkTopics covered include methods of generation, high voltage transmission, distribution methods, electrical terminology, and usage measurement through metering and billing.

This course is designed for the non-technical employee, board member, or elected official who may benefit from increased knowledge of how electricity is generated and distributed to customers for use in their homes and businesses.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course you will:

  • Understand how electrical power is generated from the power plant by using natural resources
  • Have an understanding of high voltage transmission
  • Know how electrical energy is distributed to the end-user customer
  • Know how electricity is measured through metering and billing
  • Have a basic understanding of electrical terminology
  • Know how to improve business transactions through a better understanding of the technical process

Who should attend?

  • Non-technical utility employees
  • Utility board members
  • Elected officials

For More Information:

Elizabeth Bendele
Elizabeth Bendele
Manager of Member Services & Programs FMEA (850)224-3314x2

About the Instructor

Ben RoyThis course will be presented virtually by TVPPA instructor Ben Roy, who will teach it live on video using the GoToWebinar platform, exclusively for our group of Florida public power members. There are not any prerequisites for this course.

Ben has 45 years of instructional experience across all age groups and all areas of science. He has appeared on and conducted demonstrations for multiple news services including the Weather Channel.

Ben holds degrees from both the University of Southern California and Loma Linda University.