The IEEE PES Plain Talk courses for the power industry professional will help you to understand technical aspects of the electric power industry, even if you do not have an engineering background. You will gain insights into the concerns of engineers, the demands of regulators and consumer groups, and the factors and trends that impact the operation of today's electric power systems. These courses are also appropriate for new engineers to the industry, or for engineers in other fields who are transitioning to the electric power industry. These courses aim to increase your understanding of the electric power system by providing you with practical knowledge that you can use as you work in or with this important industry.

  • Power System Basics - Understanding the Electric Utility Operation Inside and Out
    Monday, May 7: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Distribution System - Delivering Power to the Customer
    Tuesday, May 8: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Transmission System - The Interconnected Bulk Electric System
    Wednesday, May 9: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Each day begins at 7:30 a.m. with continental breakfast and registration. These courses are eligible for CEU/PDH credit.

Plain Talk registrants will be provided with a complimentary Exhibit Floor pass for Thursday, May 10. The Exposition Floor includes hundreds of exhibitors from around the world displaying the latest products and services across a broad spectrum of technology categories.

The courses are co-located with the 2012 IEEE PES T&D Conference and Expo.