Electrification-Power System Evolution and Infrastructure Development: 5 PDH


In this course the student will understand Electrification, the shift from non-electric to electric sources of energy at the point of final consumption, and an analysis of the potential impacts of widespread electrification on the evolution of the U.S. electricity system. This course follows the guide: Electrification Futures Study: Scenarios of Power System Evolution and Infrastructure Development for the United States, published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Instructor: Juan Pesante, PE


This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understand Electrification and what it means for the future
  • Discuss end-use technology variations of the U.S. electrical system infrastructure
  • Discuss variations on cost, energy consumption, and emissions
  • Discuss demand-side flexibility variations
  • Explain electric sector variations on system evolution, costs, energy consumption, and emissions


You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies five (5) hours of professional development (PDH).

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