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 12 hours

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


  • High school diploma
  • Basic knowledge of mathematics

Credential Opportunities

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs): TCIE grants 0.2 CEUs upon successful completion of this course for a fee of $25.
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs): TCIE grants 2 PDHs upon successful completion of this course for a fee of $25.   

For either a CEU or PDH, a learner must complete a request form. The process entails providing proof of the learner’s course certificate issued by Coursera. A certificate indicates a learner has completed a course with a passing score (he/she does not receive a letter grade). CEUs and PDHs are eligible for those earning a certificate on November 11, 2019 or later.