Power Engineering Foundational Topics - Electricity 101
The course Power Engineering Foundational Topics - Electricity 101, is designed to lay the foundation of the electric power system components and provide a basic understanding of electricity, as it is the most common form of energy used worldwide.
Individuals that complete this course will:
- Gain an understanding of the differences between Direct Current (DC) and Alternating Current (AC).
- Gain an understanding of AC circuits and terms.
- Gain an understanding of how an AC voltage is generated.
Who should attend: non-engineers and engineering adjacent professionals working in the Power Industry
Douglas A. Bowman (Transmission System) is a Lead Engineer in the R & D and Special Studies group at Little Rock, AR based Southwest Power Pool, where he has served in various engineering roles within SPP’s engineering business. Doug’s current responsibilities include various technical studies, research in power system analysis methods, technologies and trends, and the development of SPP Engineering staff. Doug represents the company as an industry advisor at various external technical and R&D venues such as Electric Power Institute (EPRI) and the Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC). Doug has recently developed and taught an Engineering Development Series of classes designed for newer SPP engineers. Doug has also served as adjunct Professor in the Systems Engineering Department at The University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Prior to joining SPP, Doug worked for Entergy Corporation in multiple positions covering a wide range of transmission business engineering functions. Prior to joining Entergy, Doug was the Manager of Siemens’ Richland, MS, High Voltage Laboratory where he provided oversight on electrical and mechanical testing of high voltage apparatus. Doug holds both a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University and is a Professional Engineer in the State of Arkansas as well as a certified Project
Management Professional (PMP). Doug is also the current chair of the Central Arkansas chapter of the IEEE Power and Energy Society.
Publication Year: 2023