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Power Academy Course

Power Fundamentals

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Jun 10 - Jun 12, 2024

1866 Colonial Village Lane, Suite 112, Lancaster, PA 17601

2.5 Days | 17 PDHs | $780

This course will provide the critical concepts of power grid operations including generation, transmission and distribution in addition to principal knowledge about equipment found in substations and control houses.

Recent college graduates, leaders and managers, construction managers, project managers, and entry level engineers and technicians who desire basic knowledge of grid operations and substation equipment and their functions.


  • Describe how three-phase power is delivered to customers
  • State the differences between a qualified and an authorized individual
  • Name and describe the purpose of equipment related to a high-voltage substation
  • Name basic electrical quantities
  • Define concepts related to AC power systems
  • Explain various power system concepts, such as power transformer phase relationships
  • Name the components of a DC control system
  • Describe the functions of the components in a DC control system
  • State the purpose of protection and control design


This instructor-led course is delivered in our training substation in Lancaster, PA. Students will become familiar with substation equipment, power concepts and power systems, protection and control practices as well as the purpose and design of substation AC and DC controls.


  • Basic understanding of electrical circuits
  • Basic mathematics

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