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APPA to offer series of four webinars on electric utility basics, starting Jan. 15


From the December 4, 2012 issue of Public Power Daily

Originally published December 4, 2012

APPA is offering a series of monthly webinars designed to provide an overview of the electric utility industry for policymakers and non-technical or new employees at public power utilities. These webinars will focus on generation, substations, transmission and distribution and will provide a broad overview of the industry. 
  
The first session, "Electric Utility 101: Generation," is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. Historically the generation sector relied on traditional fuels such as coal, nuclear, hydro, gas and oil. Today, generation is more diverse and includes not only traditional fuel sources, but also a wide range of renewable generation, such as wind and solar. In addition, integrated resource planning and demand-side programs also impact supply-side options. 
  
The Jan. 15 webinar will address the first step in the complex power supply chain—the production of electric energy. 
  
The series also includes the following webinars (all held from 2 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern time): 
  
• Electric Utility 101: Substations – Feb. 12
• Electric Utility 101: Transmission – March 18
• Electric Utility 101: Distribution – April 16
  
The sessions can be taken individually or as a series for a discounted rate. Each webinar is worth .2 continuing education units, 1.5 professional development hours and 1.5 continuing professional education credits. Click here to learn more about the series.
  
All webinars will be led by Wallace Barron, president of Barron & Associates Corporate Solutions, LLC, in Atlanta. Barron has more than 40 years of experience in the electric energy industry and instructs several in-depth education courses for APPA. 

For more information and to register, visit www.APPAAcademy.org under "Webinar Series" or contact Meghan Riley at MRiley@PublicPower.org; 202/467-2919.

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