The U.S. Power Grid - Vulnerability to Solar Storms

Course Number: E-4026
Credit: 4 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Lee Layton, P.E.
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Overview

In The U.S. Power Grid - Vulnerability to Solar Storms, you'll learn ...

  • Understand how geomagnetic storms may affect the electric utility grid
  • Understand how geomagnetic storms begin
  • Explain the impact of geomagnetic induced currents
  • Explain coronal mass ejections

Overview

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Credit: 4 PDH

Length: 58 pages

This 4-hour course explains how geo-magnetic disturbances may impact the electric power industry. The course reviews the historical solar storms and how they either impacted or could have impacted the electric power industry. The course explains how GMD’s are monitored, how they may affect the industry, and steps utilities may take to mitigate the impact of GMD’s.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understand how geomagnetic storms may affect the electric utility grid
  • Understand how geomagnetic storms begin
  • Explain the impact of geomagnetic induced currents
  • Explain coronal mass ejections
  • Explain a solar proton event
  • Explain the risks to the electric utility system
  • How to mitigate the impact of geomagnetic storms on the electric utility grid

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 25 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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