Energy Consulting, Engineering Courses, Schenectady, NY

GE Power Systems and Energy Course

Energy Consulting, Engineering Courses, Schenectady, NY

GE Energy Consulting, Engineering Courses, Schenectady, NY

Power Systems & Energy Course | PSEC

PSEC started with four students in 1949, focusing on power systems engineering invented by industry pioneers from GE. Over time, the reach of the program has expanded internationally, where PSEC has attracted attendees from 57 different nations.

As the electric power industry has evolved over the last 50+ years, it has become clear that PSEC needs to evolve with the industry and our customers. Historically, our full PSEC curriculum has been offered as a four-month program in Schenectady, NY. Over the last several years we’ve seen growing interest in students taking specific courses that are more directly aligned with what they focus on in their day-to-day careers. 

With this in mind we’ve made the decision to continue to offer PSEC training to our customers, at their sites around the world. If you’d like to learn how we can customize our training for your needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us! 

If you’d like to bring PSEC to your company, please contact Celeste Furchak at

All courses will still be eligible for IEEE Continuing Education Units (CEU) and Professional Development Hours (PDH).


In 2019 GE Energy Consulting will also be offering PSEC courses in Schenectady, NY. Listed below are these course offerings and dates.


Power System Fundamentals
September 9-10, 2019 • $2,600
Receive an introduction to power markets and fundamental concepts of the electric power system, including: challenges related to reliability, performance and potential bottlenecks or limits on the system that can impact trading, and key power market fundamentals.

Distributed Energy Resources: Planning for High Penetrations
September 11-12, 2019 • $2,600
Learn how to plan for and manage a future grid with increased levels of distributed energy resources. This course covers technical, economic, and policy aspects of planning and operations, as well as offering global lessons learned from integration of high penetrations of distributed solar.

Smart Grid: Substation/Distribution Automation
September 16-18, 2019 • $3,200
Gain a deeper understanding of smart grid technology, especially related to substation and distribution automation applications for which the course explores designs, technical issues, and benefits. Additional topics include the real value of the smart grid and a summary of its architectures.

Distribution Systems Planning and Engineering
September 23-26 AM, 2019 • $3,500
Learn about power distribution systems planning and engineering, including basic design and operation of U.S. systems; how to meet cost and performance objectives; equipment application considerations; and how to assess and improve distribution reliability.

Protective Relaying Fundamentals
September 30-October 3, 2019 • $3,500
Gain an analytical understanding of the application of components of power system protective relaying. The course covers engineering best practices required to protect transmission, distribution and rotating machinery systems.

Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Systems
October 7-10, 2019 • $3,500
Attend a global leader’s look at the comprehensive essentials of renewable energy power systems (wind and photovoltaics) and gain basic knowledge of systems engineering for planning and design of reliable and cost-effective wind and utility-scale solar power plants. Learn about the behavior and economics of power systems with substantial renewable energy generation.

For more information on these upcoming courses and registration, please contact OR complete 2019 PSEC registration form (link below).


PSEC 2019 Registration Form
PSEC 2019 Power Systems Fundamentals Course Brochure
PSEC 2019 Distributed Energy Resources Course Brochure
PSEC 2019 Smart Grid Substation Distribution Automation Course Brochure
PSEC 2019 Distribution Systems Planning and Engineering Course Brochure
PSEC 2019 Protective Relaying Fundamentals Course Brochure
PSEC 2019 Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Systems Course Brochure