CU to launch MOOC on the past, present and future of energy
The Electric Utilities: Fundamentals and Future: Global Energy Management (GEM) Program online course offers learners the opportunity to understand how the industries’ technical, regulatory and structural history shapes the electricity we all rely on today.
The course looks to this industry’s evolution, which continues to unfold at an unprecedented pace as customer needs, technological advancements, the call for environmental stewardship and looming competition converge.
The five-module course, launching in May, has garnered the endorsement of Xcel Energy as a training tool, a means to recruit knowledgeable employees and much more. Registration is open now.
The electric utilities industry is ever-evolving, and this MOOC will allow learners to stay on top of the latest advances and regulations, he said.
Aside from utility companies and employees, the course is geared for people looking to join the industry, whether as a renewable developer, electric utility employee or regulator and consumers or businesses looking to make the right electric-related decisions. It will be instrumental for U.S. participants who want to learn more about the industry and what shapes how we receive our utilities every day. It will also provide learners studying energy management important behind-the-scenes information relevant to their areas of interest.