This course is an introduction to Distributed Energy Resources (DER) in the electrical grid and the standards that inform DER deployment. The course requires no prior knowledge of the topic and is intended for students who are interested in exploring technical (e.g. engineering, chemistry, software), professional (e.g. architecture, marketing, finance), and operational (e.g. accounting, logistics) careers in the rapidly growing distributed energy industry. Students will acquire a foundation in the basic electrical concepts that are needed to understand the more detailed considerations associated with DER in the grid. The course will also provide detailed insights into topics concerning DER interconnection standards and regulations, DER networking standards like IEEE 2030.5, and cybersecurity. Key DER technologies such as solar, wind, energy storage, and electric vehicles are also covered in more depth.
SunSpec Cyberguardians is a job placement and education program created to prepare military veteran job seekers for career opportunities in the next wave of Distributed Energy Resource (DER) technology. Learn more about the program by visiting cyberguardians.sunspec.org.
Course Typically Offered: Online in Summer
Course Number: ECE-40300
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Communications Software Development for Distributed Energy Resources