Canadian Electric Utility Systems 101

There is a paradigm shift occurring in the power industry brought about in part by advances in technology and to a greater extent by the shift towards greener solutions to lessen the impact on our environment.

This seminar is intended to provide non-power engineers with a basic understanding of how power systems are planned, designed and operated. The goal is to provide individuals with a level of knowledge that will enable them to enter meaningful discussions with utility professionals. It will also provide the necessary information that will allow participants to make informed opinions on the various discussions on energy matters that are trending today’s media.

In addition to the basic concepts of power systems, the seminar will examine emerging trends in electric grid configuration and the role disruptive technologies play in shaping this evolution. It will also touch on how customer expectations are pushing the envelope of customer service.

The seminar uses only basic math (no slide rule required) and draws on the science skills learned in high school.