2610.1     Understanding the Electric Business
When and Where:
  • June 26, 2013 (8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
  • The Nittany Lion Inn, State College, Pa.
Who Should Attend:    
  • Directors of electric cooperative boards
  • An instructor-led course available in a one-day format
Course Overview:     
  • This course is designed to help directors understand that the electric utility industry is an evolving high-tech system that must be designed and engineered to meet regulatory and consumer standards for reliability, quality and safety, which in turn requires an appropriate investment on a planned and on-going basis. This course provides directors with an understanding of the key components of the electric utility industry.

Key Topics Include:    

  • The basic functions and cost components of generation, transmission and distribution
  • Current and emerging technologies that are impacting utility operations and policies
  • Issues related to distributed generation that the board may need to address
  • How environmental issues and national policies impact the cooperative
  • The board's role to ensure a safe working environment
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