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Electricity supply introduction course

This two-day introductory course explains the basics of electricity supply. The layout and operation of the power grid as well as the power markets are addressed in more detail. Terminology, grid structures and grid components, market players and the coordination of supply and demand will be discussed.


Irene Heunks Irene Heunks
Manager Energy Academy
electric power systems

Training Information

  • Duration:

    2 days

  • Prerequisite:

    Elementary knowledge of electricity and/or physics is recommended.

Course planning

May 6 & 7, 2019 - will definitely run!
Arnhem, the Netherlands
English or Dutch (depending on the group composition); course material in English
EUR 1295
December 3 & 4, 2019
Arnhem, the Netherlands
English or Dutch (depending on the group composition); course material in English
EUR 1295

In the context of your work, have you ever asked yourself the following questions?

  • What, exactly, is the difference between current, voltage, power and energy?
  • How does the power system work?
  • How does protection by grounding and overcurrent limitation work?
  • What does balance responsibility party stand for?
  • How is supply and demand matching done in the power market? 
  • How is power quality of the network influenced? 
  • What effects do distributed renewable energy resources have on the grid and the market?
  • What is meant by frequency control, power flow, coincidence, etc.?
  • What is reactive power and why is it important?
  • What are ancillary services, unit commitment and economic dispatch? 
If you have, this course is the ideal way to improve your knowledge of power networks. The course provides knowledge about the basics of electricity, the power grid and the power markets. 

For more information and registration, please refer to the leaflet and the registration form.

This course is also available on request in English or Dutch (course content, location and duration can be adapted to your specific wishes). Please contact us for more information.

  • Basics:
       - voltage, current power and energy 
       - electromagnetic fields  
       - Ohm's law 
       - conductors, insulators, inductors and capacitors  
       - transformers
       - batteries and inverters
       - active and reactive power
  • Grounding and protection:
       - grounding systems
       - overcurrent protection
  • Direct current versus alternating current, three-phase systems  
  • Load and generation:
       - grid capacity
       - distributed and renewable generation, load and coincidence 
       - active and reactive power 
       - power flow and voltage control 
       - load duration curve
  • Electricity market: 
       - stakeholders and other roles 
       - balancing
       - ancillary services
       - unit commitment and economic dispatch
  • Grid structure:
       - function and voltage levels 
       - availability/reliability 
  • Grid components

Target Audience:
Anyone whose work directly or indirectly involved working with electric power systems and who wants to increase their understanding of the related issues.