The demand for power system skills is growing along with the increasing demand for electrical power.
According to the U.S. Bureau for Labor Statistics, the average salary for one of these positions is more than $95,000 per year.
While a background in power systems will aid you in most any position as an electrical engineer, there are also a number of more specialized roles that are available to you when you have this specific expertise. Some of these positions include titles such as:
- Electrical power systems engineer
- Electrical engineer infrastructure and power distribution
- Power supply engineer
- Line design engineer
- Power transmission and distribution engineer
- AC-DC power systems engineer
Power systems have a long history in the U.S. that dates back to 1882, when Thomas Edison founded the first electric utility owned by investors. According to the Smithsonian Institution, what is considered the first large-scale distribution of electrical power occurred more than a decade later when water pouring over Niagara Falls was diverted to turbines attached to two 5,000-horsepower generators. Since then, the way that electricity is created and distributed has gone through dramatic iterations, but the value of the commodity has only increased.
Today, engineers are often tasked with the responsibility of designing, managing and improving these critical systems. As an electrical engineer, a deep understanding of power systems and the ways that they provide energy to communities across the nation is crucial.
Electric Power System
Anyone studying power systems must have a thorough understanding of the basic concept of an electric power system, which can be broadly defined as a network of pieces that combine to process and distribute electrical power. While this can take many forms, the most common are the large networks (often referred to as “the grid”) that supply communities with electricity.
These networks typically contain a source such as a generator that creates power that is passed through a transmission system and delivered to individual homes and businesses through a distribution system.
Another key concept to grasp is “engineering and the steady state.” The use of synchronous generators is the means through which electric systems typically create power. The stability of these generators is intertwined with their ability to return the system’s equilibrium (what is known as the steady state).
The balance of power systems is categorized by one of three classifications of stability:
- Dynamic stability – This looks at a system’s ability to return to its original state after experiencing continual small disturbances.
- Transient stability – The study of a power system after it has had a major disturbance.
- State stability – The ability of a system to return to a stable state after a small disturbance has occurred.
Power Systems Certificate Training
Industry and faculty experts at Tonex help students and professionals understand the fundamental concepts of a power system.
The four day Power System Certificate Training by Tonex is made up of five major topics:
- Power systems modeling and analysis
- Power quality and design
- Power systems standards
- Advanced power systems (Micro and Smart grids)
- Power system control (linear and advanced)
There are 16 Power Systems Certificate Training Objectives including:
- Understanding the basic power system components with functionality
- Ability to design the power system components based on customer demand
- Understanding model generators, transformers, transmission lines and loads
- Ability to differentiate the modern and traditional control in power systems
- Understanding how to design the distribution systems
- Ability to design the grounding system in power systems
Who Should Attend?
Power Systems Training courses are designed for graduate students seeking a professional career in power systems, marketing people who need to know the background of the products they sell, all engineers who wants to learn, design or operate the power systems, electric utility personnel who recently started a career in power systems or have new job responsibilities, technicians, operators, and maintenance personnel who are or will be working at power plants or power system generation companies, and participants in many more occupations.
Why Choose Tonex?
–Presenting highly customized learning solutions is what we do. For over 30 years Tonex has worked with organizations in improving their understanding and capabilities in topics often with new development, design, optimization, regulations and compliances that, frankly, can be difficult to comprehend.
–Ratings tabulated from student feedback post-course evaluations show an amazing 98 percent satisfaction score.
–Reasonably priced classes taught by the best trainers is the reason all kinds of organizations from Fortune 500 companies to government’s most important agencies return for updates in courses and hands-on workshops
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