Utility Distribution Systems and Equipment


Foundational course for professionals building a career in the electric utility industry

Instructor: Tim Taylor

Subjects: Utilities: Electrical Distribution

Length: 6 weeks


Developed In Partnership With DISTRIBUTECH and POWERGRID International

This is a professional development course for electric utility industry professionals to learn the fundamentals of electric utility distribution system operations.

For some this will be enough to inform your career decisions and understand the considerations of your co-workers. For others, this course will be a launching point for a deeper dive into system operations.

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Self Paced Online Course

You can begin this online course instantly upon enrollment. Get access to all of the course materials as soon as you enroll. The instructor-led session will begin on the scheduled start date. During the session dates the instructor will be in the course answering questions on the discussion board and reviewing project work.

Access Information and Build Your Training Library

After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Access can be extended beyond 1 year with a monthly membership. Rewatch videos and review assignments as many times as you want. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world.

Earn A Certificate of Completion

When you complete this course you are eligible for a certificate of completion from HeatSpring. You can download your certificate as soon as you have completed all of the course requirements. Students can easily share their verified certificates on their LinkedIn profiles using our LinkedIn integration.


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Tim Taylor


Mr. Taylor has over 30 years of experience in electric distribution planning, design, operations, and asset management. He also has experience in business development and technical sales support in ADMS, asset management systems, and overcurrent protection products. Mr. Taylor has led and participated in many projects with North American utilities, with limited...[more]

Course Outline

Overview of Generation, Transmission, and Distribution

  • Introduce yourself on the Discussion Board (Text)
Concepts of Voltage/Current/Power

Systems Architectures and Equipment

Voltage Control and Overcurrent Protection

Distribution System Reliability

Impacts of Distributed Energy Resources (DER)

Free Courses on Utilities, Electrical Distribution

A Virtual Tour of Electric Utility Distribution Equipment

Tim Taylor is your tour guide in this free course is offered in partnership with DISTRIBUTECH and POWERGRID International.

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