Fundamentals of Electricity Transmission

Fundamentals of Electricity Transmission

February 6-7, 2024 | Online :: Central Time

“Perfect course for a high-level overview of transmission systems. I feel more adequately prepared to contribute to my company after this course.” –Associate Project Manager, NextEra Energy

“For someone with a very basic level of knowledge in the transmission industry, this course provided excellent examples and definitions to make it easy to understand.” –Corporate Communications Specialist, ATC

“EUCI has the most professional training courses I have attended remotely. All experienced speakers and hosts.” –Energy Resources Planner, Merced Irrigation District

“A helpful and beneficial course for individuals that do not have an energy background. I can go back to work feeling prepared for new and current projects.” –Associate Counsel, NERC

“Perfect class for analysts, or those of that nature. Provides a great base of knowledge for the overall electrical system.” –Project Analyst, SCE

“Any utility employee or contractor would benefit from this class as a high-level overview of the transmission interconnection system across the US.” –Project Manager, The Morse Group

“For engineering in the electrical power industry, I strongly recommend this course. It will definitely give you a great basic understanding of the transmission electrical industry.” –Operations Support Specialist, Irby Construction

“Course gave me exactly what I was looking for in terms of introduction to transmission basics.” –Project Manager, Clean Energy Co.

“EUCI courses offer in-depth training that remains accessible to people at a variety of levels.” Financial Services Associate, Tennessee Valley Authority

“As a project manager for substation and transmission construction, the Fundamentals of Electrical Transmission is an excellent course to help manage transmission projects more efficiently.” Project Manager, CPS Energy

“A great course for learning the basics of the electricity industry and increasing general industry knowledge.” –Compliance Assistant, NERC

New electricity transmission, transmission expansion, and transmission upgrades are being proposed in every region of the US and Canada. Electricity transmission – and the need for more of it – is the key to many of North America’s energy goals, including increased reliability and security, the integration of more renewable energy, more competitive markets, and the construction and implementation of a smart grid. In addition, new transmission market mechanisms are being applied in many US regions. 

This course is designed to provide a practical overview of electricity transmission and the transmission system for non-engineers or those who are new to the industry. This in-depth course will cover the breadth of the electricity transmission system, including:

  • How new transmission is designed and planned
  • How the transmission system is regulated
  • Electricity markets
  • New technologies

Special discounts are available for groups of five or more so register your whole team today! 

Learning Outcomes

  • Define and describe the major concepts of electricity transmission
  • Explain considerations that impact transmission planning and design
  • Analyze the importance of transmission reliability and the factors that can affect it
  • Review the purpose, role, and impact of NERC
  • Identify the main drivers for new transmission and discuss the many challenges of transmission expansion
  • Examine the structure of major transmission markets in the US and comprehend how the market system operates


Tuesday, February 6, 2024 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Course Timing

Basic Electricity Concepts

  • Terms and definitions
  • Relationship of voltage, current, resistance and power
  • Direct and alternating current and voltage


  • Sectors and characteristics
  • Electricity demand drivers
  • Load shapes, coincidence factor, and load factor


  • Electricity generation basics
  • Types of renewable and conventional generating resources


  • Primary functions and voltage class
  • Major components of power lines and stations
  • High voltage AC transmission (HVAC)
  • Impact of transmission outages
  • High voltage DC transmission (HVDC)

FERC and State Regulation


Power System Reliability and Compliance

  • NERC compliance process overview
  • Bulk electric system reliability

Transmission Line Losses


System Integration and Grid Operation

  • System operations terminology
  • Balancing area concepts
  • Ancillary services

Power System Protection Basics


Transmission Planning Concepts and FERC Orders


Design & Planning

  • ROW considerations
  • Configurations
  • NECS
  • Survey
  • Types of structures

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Course Timing

Renewable and Conventional Generating Resource Interconnection Requirements


Role of Transmission in Wholesale Real Time Power Markets



  • RTO advantages and disadvantages
  • FERC authority over RTOs/ISOs

Regional Organized Markets

  • The players

Locational Marginal Prices (LMP)

  • Components of LMP
  • Three bus examples for LMP

Transmission Congestion and Risk Management

  • Financial Transmission Rights (FTRs)

Emerging Issues:  Challenges and Opportunities



Raj Rana, PE, MBA, CEM, PMP – Consultant

Mr. Rana provides consulting services in the electric utility industry in the areas of NERC compliance, energy markets, power system planning and operation, resources integrations, and project management. Previously, while serving as Director of RTO Policy and NERC Compliance at American Electrical Power, Mr. Rana was responsible for coordination of energy, transmission, market structure, finance, and governance-related RTO policy issues among the AEP business units, development of corporate positions/policies, and advocacy of such positions at regulatory agencies as well as at stakeholder forums in PJM, SPP, and ERCOT RTOs. He was also responsible for the development and coordination of strategic direction of AEP’s power system reliability compliance program among all business units, as well as coordination and facilitation of compliance plans, policies, and procedures within the company in order to ensure timely and successful compliance of NERC and regional reliability standards. 

Mr. Rana also worked in AEP’s System Planning department in various positions. His experience at AEP includes planning and operation of the bulk transmission network, generation interconnections, tariff and regulatory/legislative issues, system integration, asset management, mergers and acquisitions, as well as planning and engineering studies for international transmission and generation projects. 

Mr. Rana holds a BSEE degree from M. S. University (India), an MSEE degree from West Virginia University, and an MBA degree from University of Dayton. Mr. Rana also completed the AEP Management Development Program at the Fisher Business College of the Ohio State University. He is a life-senior member of IEEE and holds Ohio State PE license. Mr. Rana is also a certified energy manager and a project management professional. 

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a separate email with a unique link to a personalized landing page which will include links to join all sessions of this event.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.


Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all attendees for 7 days after the event


Fundamentals of Electricity Transmission

February 6-7, 2024 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 1195.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 4,780.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 8,365.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 14,340.00 (40% discount)

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before January 05, 2024 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800




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EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event.

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Case studies and PowerPoint presentations will be used in this program.

Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

Course CPE Credits: 12.0
There is no prerequisite for this Course.
Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Advanced Preparation: None

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Who Should Attend 

  • Engineering staff new to transmission
  • Executives, attorneys, accountants, managers, and other professionals from investor-owned utilities; federal, state, and municipal utilities; and electric cooperatives
  • Renewable energy product developers
  • Regulatory agency staff
  • Consultants, attorneys, and engineering firms that work within the electricity transmission sector

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