Professional Course

Electricity Distribution

edX, Online
7 weeks
139 USD
Next course start
Start anytime See details
Self-paced Online
7 weeks
139 USD
Next course start
Start anytime See details
Self-paced Online
Visit this course's homepage on the provider's site to learn more or book!

Course description

Electricity Distribution

In this class, learners will learn all about electricity infrastructure, including electricity generation, transmission, use and safety. The focus is on actual installations, so students can learn about electrical substations, 3-phase power distribution, typical power plant voltages, large transformers, as well as single-phase, split-phase, and 3-phase circuit breaker boxes and wiring setups found around the world. Learners will understand the importance of AC in an electricity grid, as well as grounding/earthing, pole transformer setups, as well as residual current/ground fault interrupt and safety setups and lightning protection.

Upcoming start dates

1 start date available

Start anytime

  • Self-paced Online
  • Online
  • English

Who should attend?


The student should be familiar with the basics of electricity. For instance, the student should understand Ohm’s Law and the use of phasors in AC. Our previous courses Circuits for Beginners and AC & Switching Circuits may be helpful for learners who aren’t familiar with these concepts.

Training content

  • Week 1: Introduction (4 videos)
  • Week 2: Circuit Breakers and Residual Current Devices (7 videos)
  • Week 3: Polyphase power (6 videos)
  • Week 4: 3-phase transformers (3 videos)
  • Week 5: Split-phase power (3 videos)
  • Week 6: Electricity generation (5 videos)
  • Week 7: Electricity distribution (6 videos)

Course delivery details

This course is offered through The National University of Singapore, a partner institute of EdX.

1-2 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$139
  • Audit Track - Free

Certification / Credits

What you'll learn

At the end of this MOOC, the learner will be able to discuss:

  • Wire gauge
  • Why AC is generally used for transmission instead of DC
  • Why three phase is used and how to calculate line and phase voltages
  • Circuit breakers, metering, fuses, lightning rods, residual current/GFCI devices, and grounding rods
  • Star and delta transformers and electrical substation layout
  • The electricity grid, and how it is generally designed
  • Split phase, single phase, 2-phase, and 3-phase consumer units/breaker boxes
  • How power is injected into the grid
  • Typical grid voltages and power plant capacities
  • Grid challenges with renewables, power output from solar farms

Contact this provider

Contact course provider

Fill out your details to find out more about Electricity Distribution.

  Contact the provider

  Get more information

  Register your interest

Country *

reCAPTCHA logo This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
141 Portland Street
02139 Cambridge Massachusetts


edX For Business helps leading companies upskill their labor forces by making the world’s greatest educational resources available to learners across a wide variety of in-demand fields. edX For Business delivers high-quality corporate eLearning to train and engage your employees...

Read more and show all training delivered by this supplier