11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern
Explore the ins and outs of how a public power system delivers electricity to businesses, homes, and other customers. Review the physical features that make up the system, including substations and lines, and the key components involved in operating the transmission and distribution portions of a public power system. Also learn how public power utilities are incorporating distributed generation sources into the local transmission and distribution network.
- Overhead and underground lines (transmission and distribution)
- System operation, monitoring, and protection
- Strategies for interconnection of distributed generation
This five-part series presents a non-technical overview of the public power system in its larger operating and business management context. Explore the electric utility system infrastructure from energy source to meter, including what is involved in its operation, performance, and development. Learn how the regulatory structure and industry trends are challenging the traditional public power business model, and what utilities are doing to successfully operate in the 21st century.
Who Should Participate
Designed for utility staff and policymakers looking for a comprehensive overview of the how the electric utility industry works, the key components of a local public power system and operational areas, and current challenges and trends impacting the industry. This series is geared towards those who are new to the electric utility industry, though experienced staff can also benefit.
R. John Miner is an executive manager, educator, and consultant with more than 45 years of experience in the electric utility industry. He is president of Collaborative Learning, Inc./Collaboration Unlimited of Austin, Texas. John has been an instructor for the Association for more than 30 years and for the University of Wisconsin for 20 years. Before forming his own company, he worked for the Austin, Texas, Electric Utility Department (now Austin Energy), Rochester Public Utilities in Minnesota, and as an assistant professor at the University of Houston. He is also the author of the Association’s Electric Utility Basics manual.
This is the third of five webinars in the Electric Utility Industry 101 Webinar Series.
Individual webinar: $109 for Association members; $209 for nonmembers
- Register for the Operating a Local Public Power System webinar.
The five-part series (includes two free webinars): $425 for Association members; $825 for nonmembers
- Register for the 5-part series at a discounted rate.
- Webinars are recorded and available for playback, in case you miss the live version.
- You will need a username and password to register. If you need assistance, please contact our web services staff.
How to Join a Webinar
- Log-in information will be sent out the morning of each event (around 8 a.m. Eastern). If you do not receive the reminder email, please call 202-467-2965 or email [email protected]).
- Registration is for one phone line and one computer. If you have multiple employees participating from the same location, all can listen in via speaker phone.
- You may use voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) instead of a phone line. This option allows you to listen to the webinar audio through your computer’s microphone and speakers.
- Submit your questions for speakers before the webinar — email them to [email protected]. You may also ask questions via online via chat during the webinar.
- Each webinar is worth 1.5 CPEs/.2 CEU/1.5 PDH credits
CPE Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
- The completion certificate is only available to the person who registered for the webinar and attendance is confirmed by the webinar report log.
- Links to all handouts and an audio recording will be sent out shortly after the webinar.
Contact 202-467-2965 or [email protected].