The 2010 IEEE PES T&D Conference will offer special short courses for non-engineering professionals. A special separate registration is required for these courses, although full conference registration is not required. The focus is to provide a thorough foundation in electric power systems planning, operations and economics and various regulatory frameworks. Basic electrical terminology and concepts are explained in simple-to-understand terms with regards to design, construction, operations and maintenance of power plants, substations and transmission and distribution lines. Basic electrical safety concepts are included.

Power System Basics
Tuesday, April 20, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Power System Basics–Understanding the Electrical Utility
Operation Inside & Out

Distribution - Delivering Power to the Customers
Wednesday, April 21, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Delivering Power to Customers–Understanding the Planning
and Operations of Today’s Distribution System: Substations
and Radial Lines

The Grid
Thursday, April 22, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Grid–The Interconnected Electric Bulk Power System