This is an online course that gives detailed description of the electrical system blackout that happened August 14th, 2003. This was one of the largest blackouts in US history, that affected more than 150 million people. This course will cover the conditions prior to the start of the blackout sequence, conditions prior to the start of the blackout sequence, casual events leading to the power system cascade, and the cascading failure of the power system.
SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Know what happened, why it happened, and what can be done to minimize future outages
- Learn about power system operations, the planning, design, protection and control
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
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 6 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.