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Energy Grids

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Energy grids are the connected network of systems used to deliver electricity from producers to consumers. Every region has different power production sources, structures, and reach. Still, most countries have connected all of their power distributors to provide their country's most potent power source. Once the energy has been generated, it begins its journey to the destination of use. Transmission power lines facilitate this distribution.
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Energy grids are the connected network of systems used to deliver electricity from producers to consumers. Every region has different power production sources, structures, and reach. Still, most countries have connected all of their power distributors to provide their country's most potent power source. Once the energy has been generated, it begins its journey to the destination of use. Transmission power lines facilitate this distribution.
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What I will learn?

  • History of the Power Grid 
  • Beginnings (Does Every Country In the World Have an Energy Grid?)
  • Ontario History
  • How Does The Grid Work?
  • Must Be Produced as Used (Therefore Flexibility Required)
  • Typical Ontario Demand (16,920 MW) 
  • Power Plants: The Heart of the Grid
  • Transmission: Power Lines 
  • Distribution: Substations 
  • Houses and Businesses
  • Ontario Facts
  • What Percentage of the World’s Energy Generation is Made Up of What?
  • What Percentage of Ontario’s Grid Is Made Up Of What? 
  • What is Coal Energy? Pros + Cons
  • What is Nuclear Energy? Pros + Cons
  • What is Hydro Energy? Pros + Cons
  • What is Wind Energy? Pros + Cons
  • What is Gas Energy? Pros + Cons
  • What is Biofuel Energy? Pros + Cons
  • What is Solar Energy? Pros + Cons
  • Clean Energy 
  • What are the barriers to clean energy? Why can’t we switch the whole grid over now to renewables? 
  • Fossil Fuel Subsidies 
  • Technology has to get there: energy storage, energy efficiency, affordability (we are pretty close!)
  • How can you help? 
  • Use energy more efficiently
  • Advocate for the End of Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Investment in New Fossil Fuel Projects 
  • Move Your Investments to Clean Energy 

Course Curriculum

Resources

  • Presentation Slide Deck: Energy Grids
  • Lesson 2: Placeholder with Social Posts
  • Energy Grids Knowledge Check

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Course level:Intermediate
Course Duration: 0
Last Updated:August 24, 2023

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