Electric and Gas Utility Fundamentals + Insights Courses

About the courses

WEI's Electric and Gas Utility Fundamentals + Insights courses adopt a fresh and interactive educational platform to provide attendees with a deeper understanding of the electric and natural gas utility industries and the emerging issues impacting their businesses. Uniquely customized courses are regularly scheduled by WEI Member companies for their employees and by WEI with a standard curriculum open to employees from all Member energy and service companies.

Participants acquire a broad comprehension of critical issues affecting the energy industry, as well as the interplay between utilities and stakeholders. The courses are designed for utility and service company employees seeking to broaden their understanding of the operations and business aspects of the electricity or gas industry – regardless of their experience level or field of work. Participants who benefit most are:

• Experienced professionals who are newly hired into the energy industry;
• Seasoned energy employees who have been in limited business functions for much of their careers;
• Identified early-career high performers to fast-track their understanding of the industry; and
• Service company employees whose energy business acumen will benefit from understanding the history, issues and emerging issues facing their customers.

Electric Utility Fundamentals + Insights

What you’ll learn:
Module 1: Fundamentals of Electricity
Module 2: Western North American Electricity Markets
Module 3: How Utilities Make Money
Module 4: Generation Options
Module 5: Emerging Issues
Module 6: Customer Engagement

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Gas Utility Fundamentals + Insights

What you’ll learn:
Module 1: Natural Gas Overview
Module 2: Gas Consumption and Trends
Module 3: How Utilities Make Money
Module 4: Natural Gas Operations
Module 5: Regulations, Codes, Safety
Module 6: Emerging Issues

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Two Courses, Two Formats

WEI offers both courses in two formats:
Member-Hosted – The course takes place at your company location and provides a unique, individualized training experience for your employees.
WEI-Hosted – The course brings together a wide variety of energy professionals from across the industry for a one-day training session, often hosted at the WEI office in Portland, Oregon.

Contact Eric Christenson at 971.303.2118 to discuss these programs in further detail.

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“Idaho Power has hosted the program twice and will do two more in the coming months. I strongly recommend the program because of the excellent content and that it is of very good value for my company.”

  • Vern Porter, VP Customer Operations, Idaho Power Company