Spring 2014 UHP Academy Seminars
The Power of Power
Course: UHPA 008
Credit: 1 UHPA credit
Location: UHP Conference Room; Clark 205
Instructors: Peyton Lambeth
Does the thought of receiving that first power bill scare you? Have you ever wondered where electricity comes from, and why it?s so expensive? It turns out that there are quite a few details that contribute to the
ever-increasing cost of power. Through a series of lectures and discussions, this seminar aims to educate students about the electric utility industry. Students will learn where their energy comes from, the environmental controls associated with energy production, and ultimately how those things contribute to the price consumers pay. For example, students will explore various laws, EPA regulations, and other legislation that drive power plant modifications. These modifications are just one cost driver for the cost of electricity. Do the benefits these regulations produce justify the financial burdens? Are ?green? energy solutions such as wind, solar, and hydro sources viable options, and are they cost effective? Does government have too much of a say when it comes to electric utility companies? These are just a few of the discussions students will delve into as part of the ?Power of Power? course. Each week a new energy topic will be explored using readings, multimedia, and discussions.
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