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University at Buffalo

Energy Production, Distribution & Safety

University at Buffalo via Coursera Specialization


This specialization provides introductory knowledge about the energy industry and associated career opportunities, whether you are interested in a utility technician or utility worker role, or emerging green energy solutions. It is intended for those considering a career in the field, and people already working in the industry who have less than three years of experience and have not completed similar training. Through four courses, learners receive an overview of electric power systems, natural gas, safety practices, and the energy industry as a whole. To learn more, please watch the overview video by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser:


Course 1: Electric Power Systems
- This course familiarizes you with standards and policies of the electric utility industry, and provides you with basic vocabulary used in ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Natural Gas
- This course will educate you in the characteristics and properties of natural gas, preparing you with the ability to summarize gas system ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Safety in the Utility Industry
- This course arms you with basic utility industry safety knowledge. You will be educated about personal protective equipment, fire safety, ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Energy: The Enterprise
- This course provides a broad view of the evolving nature of energy and the influence of cost, availability, sustainability, technical ... Enroll for free.


Taught by

Ilya Grinberg, Martin Casstevens, Richard Stempniak and Tom Russo


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