Energy: The Enterprise

This fourth course of the Energy Production, Distribution & Safety series – which explores various facets of the power sector – educates participants in the history of the U.S. power industry, as well as challenges and opportunities. Participants learn about the price structure for electricity and natural gas, and the various actors in setting rates: consumer, utility and government.

This online course is available on the Coursera platform.

Course Duration:

Approximately 4 weeks (2.5 to 5 hours of effort per week)

Learning Outcomes

  • Dissect regulations of the U.S. power industry

Intended Audience

Individuals considering a career in the energy industry – whether a hands-on utility technician or utility worker position, or interested in emerging green energy solutions – and those already working in the industry who have less than three years of experience and have not completed similar training

Prerequisites

  • High school diploma
  • Basic knowledge of mathematics