Oct 4th 2016

Distributed Energy - Smart Grid Resources for the Future (edX)

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Learn about recent developments in distributed energy resources that are making Smart Grids more essential, including energy generation and storage. This engineering course presents a deep-dive into the Smart Grid dimensions of Distributed Energy and Electric Energy Storage, collectively termed Distributed Energy Resources or DERs.

You will learn about the various types of DERs and their characteristics, as well as various storage technologies, their level of maturity, and their application along the electric value chain.

We will present an analysis of the energy market size and global revenue forecast. You will learn through real world case studies to help you better understand the mechanism of integrating DERs to the grid using power electronics. We will also discuss Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) mandates and explain how DERs factor into them.

Verified students are eligible to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs), valid toward continuing education requirements for many professional certifications.

What you'll learn:

- Key characteristics and and types of Distributed Energy and electric energy storage

- Benefits and applications of Distributed Energy generation and storage

- Issues and effects surrounding Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)

- What utilities are doing about interconnecting DERs