Introduction to the Power Industry

Introduction to the Power Industry sets the stage for those entering the electrical energy production and distribution field. It describes the many ways in which electricity can be produced, from burning fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas, to harnessing nuclear energy, and using renewable energy sources such as wind, geothermal, and solar energy. This full-color module explains energy and distribution and transmission and briefly explores the economics involved in energy production and delivery. Finally, the environmental impacts of producing and distributing electrical power, as well as the methods that are employed to mitigate those impacts are addressed.

Instructor Requirements

In addition to our standard instructor requirements, instructors of this craft must achieve:

  • Be NCCER-certified instructors for Core.


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Developed for the NCCER Power Industry Fundamentals course, this shrink-wrapped package includes the Introduction to the Power Industry module and Core Curriculum: Introductory Craft Skills. These two exceptionally produced trainee guides feature a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes Introduction to the Power Industry, Basic Safety, Introduction to Construction Math, Introduction to Hand Tools, Introduction to Power Tools, Introduction to Construction Drawings,  Basic Rigging, Basic Communication Skills, Basic Employability Skills and Introduction to Materials Handling.

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