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Introduction to Electricity and Power Generation

Introduction to Electricity and Power Generation

Half-day course

In this half-day online training course, participants will gain insight into the generation and delivery of power, not only from a technical perspective, but also from a political and societal context.


Language: English
Level: Introduction courses
Location: Online via live-streaming


€ 625,- excl. VAT

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Content of this course:

This DOB-Online training course focuses on how electricity can be generated with the use of a wind turbine.

First, the need for electricity will be put into perspective, from a societal and political point of view. Then, a basic technical lecture will explain the fundamental principles of electricity and how it is generated. This will form the basis for the interactive case on power generation and a final in-depth lecture on offshore power networks for wind farms. The latter will also discuss several technical, and economical trade-offs to be made during the concept design of such networks.

Connecting Modules

In addition to the DOB-Online training course Introduction to Electricity and Power Generation, we offer three other DOB-Online training courses concerning other aspects of offshore wind, which are complementary to this training course: Wind Essentials, Introduction to Offshore Wind Support Structures and Basic Installation, O&M and Future Technologies.

Together, these four training courses are equivalent to the regular (physical) training course Introduction Offshore Wind, and will provide a complete overview of the entire offshore wind industry and its playing field.


In preparation for the DOB-Online training course you will receive a DOB-box at home (or your office). This DOB-box will contain useful documents and a surprise, all with the style and high quality of the DOB-Academy standard.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the effect of policy and societal needs on the development of offshore wind energy
  • Develop a better understanding of electricity consumption in daily life
  • Gain insight into the generation of electricity of an offshore turbine
  • Learn more about developing an offshore power network
  • Put the knowledge gained directly into practice during an interactive realistic case
  • Expand your offshore wind knowledge in just half a day

Target audience:

This training course has been developed for professionals working in the offshore wind industry for 0-3 years with a BSc diploma or a higher education. It is also very suitable for professionals with 5 years of relevant experience in similar industries. The ‘Introduction to Electricity and Power Generation’ training course enables junior technology specialists who work in a single competence field to obtain an overview of other (technical) disciplines of the offshore wind industry. Furthermore, generalists from a banking, insurance and environmental background who successfully complete this training course gain valuable insights into the technology behind offshore wind.

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