Power systems engineers are experts in the large-scale generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power. They provide the power system research, development and analysis required to integrate renewable technologies into the grid.
They may conceive, direct, or implement commercial and utility-scale solar power projects; evaluate the efficiency and safety of existing solar power systems; and collaborate with manufacturing engineers to test and document new equipment. Power engineers prepare and study technical drawings, specifications of electrical systems, and topographical maps for installation; Compute and establish manufacturing, construction, and installation specifications; Monitor installation, maintenance, support, documentation, and testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications; Plan and implement research methodology and procedures to apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects.
▸ Solar Energy Systems Designer
This path involves additional training in large-scale solar systems integration.