Fundamentals of Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Systems

Learn the essentials of electrical power engineering (basic concepts, electrical components and power generation, transmission, and distribution). 14 lessons in 7h 8m total course length.

Course Description

This power engineering course will teach basic concepts like current, voltage, power, energy, impedance concepts with complex numbers math, and the difference between single-phase and three-phase systems. In addition to basic concepts, you will get information about electrical components in the electrical power sector like transformers, circuit breakers, fuses, power cables, etc.

Lastly, you will have a general idea about how electricity comes to our homes from power plants and some fundamental principles in the generation, transmission, and distribution systems of electrical power.

Course Summary

  1. Basic Concepts of Electrical Energy
  2. Power System Components
  3. From power Plant To Home

Who Is This Course For

  • Technicians and engineers that work in electrical power sectors like generation, distribution or transmission of electric and also industrial areas.
  • Electrical engineering students.
  • Anyone who wants to learn about electrical power engineering.


Having basic knowledge about electrical circuit theory.

Downloadable course documents

After purchasing the course, students can download the following documents:

  1. Course Slides: Basic Concepts (PPTX)
  2. Course Slides: Electrical Components (PPTX)
  3. Course Slides: From Power Plant to Home (PPTX)
  4. Voltage-and-Current-Measurement-in-Modern-High-Voltage-Substations (PDF)
  5. Design overview and analysis of 11-0.415 kV, 500 kVA power substation in Nigeria (PDF)
  6. Practical handbook for substation operation & maintenance engineers (PDF)
  7. Design process for the new primary substation - Structure selection and calculations (PDF)
  8. The basic power substation theory for students (PDF)
  9. Fault current selection for a circuit breaker from a substation layout (PDF)
  10. Design guidelines for substation and power distribution systems of buildings (PDF)
  11. Design of an improved distribution substation in the city of Ethiopia (PDF)
  12. Reactive power control in distribution substations - Design and economics (PDF)
  13. Primary-side protection of distribution substation transformers (PDF)

About Instructor

Emre Bengi

He graduated from METU Electrical and Electronics Engineering department. Nine years of electrical distribution work experience in Enerjisa, the largest electrical energy company in Turkey. Founder of Metis Electric Ltd. firm in Turkey, where he provides technical education in the electrical power sector to electricity generation and distribution companies and industrial companies. He is also providing consultancy to companies with problems in electrical power systems, e.g., energy efficiency, new facility installation, expanding power systems, etc.

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Course Includes

  • 3 Lessons
  • 14 Topics
  • Course Certificate
  • Lifetime Access