The traditional electric power grid connected large central generating stations through a high- voltage (HV) transmission system to a distribution system that directly fed customer demand. Generating stations consisted primarily of steam stations that used fossil fuels and hydro turbines that turned high inertia turbines to produce electricity. The transmission system grew from local and regional grids into a large, interconnected network that was managed by coordinated operating and planning procedures. Peak demand and energy consumption grew at predictable rates, and technology evolved in a relatively well-defined operational and regulatory environment.
In this course the student learns that over the last hundred years, there have been considerable technological advances for the bulk power grid. The power grid has been continually updated with new technologies that are listed in this course.
Franco F. Davati, P.E.Review the quiz before studying the course.
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This online PDH course can also be used as a continuing education course for the following.