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Smart Grids Unit 1: The Traditional Grid

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Unit overview

This first unit of the course considers the traditional electricity grid in the UK. This is an important starting point as the traditional grid is our heritage and the starting point for conversion into a smart grid. This unit focuses on power generation methods, transmission and distribution along with key industry players and legacy issues that the grid presents the 21st century with.

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BSSEC, Building Services Sustainability & Environmental Consultancy, is in the business of helping commercial organisations become more energy efficient. BSSEC was founded by current Executive Chairman Paul Bennett in 2005. Paul started his career as an electricians apprentice and has worked up to become an Executive Chairman of international businesses. Paul is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Director with 30 years’ experience in electrical and mechanical building engineering design, contracting, maintenance and operation. Paul’s specialisms include management, company direction, energy efficiency and renewable infrastructures. Paul acts as an ambassador to the Institute of Directors and is a member of the IET. In 2016 Paul was awarded the Institute of Directors' “New Chartered Director” title and is a fellow of the IoD.

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What you will learn
After completing this unit, you will:

• Appreciate traditional energy generation assets.
• Understand National Grid transmission methods and key players.
• Understand regional distribution on the grid, key players and how electricity makes its way to customers.
Who should learn
This course is suitable for undergraduates, graduates, technicians, professionally qualified engineers and market entrants into the smart grid.