The United States energy infrastructure is outdated and becoming more unreliable as pressures from a growing population, increasing demand and more frequent extreme weather events mount on the system. Facing the challenge will require investment in a new energy infrastructure that intelligently uses information and communications systems to most efficiently generate, distribute and manage electricity needs.
Smart Grid describes a wide variety of applications that automate electrical distribution and monitoring for increased energy efficiency.
Companies are increasing their deployment of Smart Grid applications as part of their efforts to drive energy efficiency. This entry level certificate provides a foundation that includes an overview of computer networking, renewable energy technology, power transmission and distribution, and energy efficient buildings.
Topics in the Smart Grid Certificate program will cover “both sides of the meter.” Students will gain an understanding of how energy is generated, transmitted, and distributed, on one “side of the meter,” and how it is consumed on the other side.
Students will learn about basic electricity principles, power generation, transmission, distribution, smart meters, microgrids, distributed renewable resources, building energy management, network security, control components and protocols.
Smart Grid Technology | Certificate of Completion
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