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Impact of the Smart Grid

This course examines the business impacts of the Smart Grid. The course is focused on providing a comprehensive understanding of the overall business impacts to those that will be making decisions surrounding implementation of the smart grid and to those that will be governing and operating the smart grid itself. Some of the business impacts discussed will include: financial implications; emissions implications; assessing, weighing, and managing risk; customer knowledge and perspective regarding the smart grid; utility employee knowledge requirement changes; and methods to produce a quality business plan for a smart grid project.

This course is divided into the following five units:
  • National and Societal Impacts
  • Impacts on the Environment
  • Impacts on Employees
  • Impacts on Utilities
  • Building the Smart Grid Business Case

Who should participate? The course content is designed to be of broad value to the electric utility workforce who installs, maintains, operates, repairs, markets, sells and supports the smart grid. Anyone interested in learning about impact of the smart grid will gain relevant and applicable knowledge in this online course. 

Applicable Utility Industry Job Titles:
Account Executive, Customer Care, Relationship Manager, Section, Leader, Engineer Technician, Operations Supervisor, Service Designer, Program Administrator, Research Analyst

What is the delivery method? This is an online, self-study course with approximately 10-12 hours of content.

What is the course schedule? The course is open for registration at any time. Participants will have access to the course until June 30. All registrations received the month of June will have access until June 30 of the following year. The participant will have access to the material within three (3) working days after registration.

How do I pay for the course? Credit Card, Electronic Check and Company Billing payment options are available.

* Refunds granted at the participant's request prior to the course start date will incur a $15 processing fee. If the cancellation is requested more than one (1) business day after the registration is processed, no refund is available.


Individual Credit Card Payment Registration

Company Billing Registration (document)
File Size: 570.54 kb

Questions? Contact the National Energy Center of Excellence at 701.224.2519, 800.852.5685 or and ask about our Smart Grid courses.