A Guide to the Electricity Industry in Great Britain

All you need to know about the Electricity Industry in Great Britain


What You Will Learn

Understanding of how electricity is produced

Understanding of how electricity is transported

Identify who the major players are in the Great Britain Energy market

Understand where the majority of electricity is generated


  • No prior knowledge of the Energy Industry in Great Britain is required – this course will provide you with all of the relevant information


The Electricity Industry forms an essential part of our daily lives. From our alarm clock going off in the morning, to our phone being fully charged, our televisions and our kettles – we rely on electricity on a constant basis.

Climate Change and Net Zero targets have added an additional focus to the electricity sector. The public is now far more vocal in its views on where our electricity comes from (is it dirty, polluting coal plants, or is my home supplied by renewable energy?)

The purpose of this training course is to inform readers of some of the key areas of the electricity sector in Great Britain.

The course is split into three sections:

Fundamentals of Electricity:

What is Electricity?

How is it Transported?

Network Operators

Who are the main players in the Electricity market:

Electricity Production

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National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO)

Electricity Suppliers


Where does our Electricity come from:

Renewable Energy

Thermal and Nuclear Energy

Energy Storage

After the course, you will have an understanding of how the electricity network is operated, who the important market participants are and what types of electricity generation do we have in Great Britain. You will be able to understand the key responsibilities of each market participant, and will have a well rounded view of how the electricity market works in Great Britain.

The course is aimed at those interested in working in the energy industry. This could be students, new graduates, those who have recently started roles in the industry, or people looking to change careers.

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Who this course is for:

  • The course is aimed at students of any discipline, new graduates, job seekers, or those new to the energy industry who are looking for a better understanding of what goes on in the sector.

Course content

1 section • 10 lectures • 35m total length

  • Section 1 – What is Electricity?


  • Section 1 – How is Electricity Transported?


  • Section 1 – Network Operators


  • Section 1 Quiz

    5 questions

  • Section 2 – How is Electricity Generated?


  • Section 2 – National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO)


  • Section 2 – Electricity Suppliers


  • Section 2 – Ofgem


  • Section 2 Quiz

    5 questions

  • Section 3 – Renewable Energy


  • Section 3 – Thermal and Nuclear Power


  • Section 3 – Electricity Storage


  • Section 3 Quiz

    5 questions

  • Course Quiz

    10 questions

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