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Power and Energy
(Duration: 2:00:00)
Price: $55.00
Course Code:
IHRDC_OM_AOPPE
Course Catalog(s):
Course Provider:
IHRDC
Subscription Period [?]:
12 months
Description:
This unit will introduce trainees to basic components of a power system and describe how these components are arranged to deliver power to customers. It will also examine the energy conversions that are necessary to produce power in a power plant and discuss basic principles of how an operator responds to emergency conditions.

Objectives:

  • The Power System
    • State the function of a generator.
    • Define the following terms: unit, watt, and megawatt.
    • Describe how power is typically distributed to customers.
    • Define the following terms: switchyard, substations, and power system.
    • Define demand.
    • Describe the function of the load dispatcher.
    • Explain why there are variations in demand.
    • Explain why supply must always equal demand.
  • Energy Conversion
    • Explain how energy is converted to produce electricity in fossil fuel plants.
    • State some of the advantages and disadvantages of fossil fuel plants.
    • Explain how energy is converted to produce electricity in gas turbine plants.
    • State some of the advantages and disadvantages of gas turbine plants.
    • Explain how energy is converted to produce electricity in nuclear plants.
    • State some of the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear plants.
Sections:
  • The Power System
  •   - Generating Power
  •   - Distributing Power
  •   - Demand
  • Energy Conversion
  •   - Fossil Fuel Plants
  •   - Gas Turbine Plants
  •   - Hydroelectric Plants
  •   - Nuclear Power Plants
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