We make high-quality video tutorials about power systems that are free and open to everyone! GeneralPAC.com is dedicated to the people who make power and energy work! Our international community are people who ensure that low-voltage, medium-voltage, and high-voltage power systems are safe, reliable, operable, maintained, protected, and well designed. The GeneralPAC team promotes asking, learning, and sharing information and concepts about Power Systems through various platforms like youtube, forums, and webinars. We rely on our community, fans, and sponsors for financial support (through patreon.com) so we can continue doing incredible work. In exchange, our partrons receive insightful content and special perks. Thank you for supporting us through Patreon!
Patrons have access to special perks like:
- Voting on future topics
- Dedicated videos on specific patron questions
- Access to VIP webinars with the GeneralPAC team
- Corporate sponsorship and recognition
What is Patreon and why do we use it?
Patreon is a fantastic portal that allows our fans and community to make monthly contribution (like Netflix subscription) so we can continue creating high-quality power systems video tutorials. In return, our patrons get special access to incredible perks like voting on future topics, getting your questions answered, access to VIP Q/A webinars with the GeneralPAC Team, and much more! We THANK YOU for supporting us!
Your personal and credit card information is safe with Patreon. They take a small processing fee for managing the technology which allows us to focus on what we do best. Patreon is bigger than you may think… they have 1 Million active patrons and 50,000 monthly active creators and have paid out $150M to creators in 2017 alone… We thank you for your patronage and rest assured about your subscription.
What does GeneralPAC mean?
The founding team wanted the name to be dedicated to Power Systems Protection, Automation, and Control (PAC). The word “General” was inspired by companies like General Electric, General Motors, and General Cables, etc. Although the PAC name still resonates in some of the content we develop, our strategy has expanded beyond PAC – covering almost all fundamental concepts within Power System.
Who are the people in our community?
Our global community is full of people from all walks of life within the power & energy field. They are power system engineers, designers, technicians, consultants, electricians, craftsman, craftswomen, sales personnel, electrical contractors, enthusiasts, equipment manufacturers, representatives, suppliers … and anyone who actively deals with complex High voltage, Medium Voltage, and Low Voltage power systems. These are people in the utility, industrial, and commercial industries.
And finally, and most importantly, our community welcomes students learning about power & energy. If you are still reading this, you can probably relate to one of the above categories.
Our community and yourself endeavors to learn and share information and concepts about Complex Power Systems through video tutorials, articles, webinars, and forums. GeneralPAC creates, facilitates, and maintains all these things while specializing in making valuable power system video tutorials to engage and interact with our community members… our goals is simple: we make power systems intuitive, open, and free to everyone.
History of GeneralPAC
The founding team saw a need for Power Systems Education that focused purely on the fundamentals. The lack of this knowledge is shown in both students, professionals, and consultants. There is also a lack of good teachers that makes Power System concepts simple and easy to learn. This is when the journey began.
The GeneralPAC team has been creating power system video tutorials since 2015 focusing on power system fundamentals. Over the years, we have created videos on topics such as Delta Wye transformer connections, Symmetrical Components, Power Flow, Protection and Coordination, Current Transformers, and more. Since it’s inception, the GeneralPAC Youtube channel has 60+ videos, 8000+ subscribers, 700k+ views, and 2M+ minutes watched.
We have a diverse team of engineers and enthusiasts all over the world who are helping to create, sustain, and facilitate our strategy.
What it takes to create a single video tutorial
An incredible amount of time and effort is needed to develop high-quality video tutorials. Each video (Part 1 for example) takes approximately 10 hours to complete which includes learning the concept ourselves, brainstorming creative ways to teach and explain the concepts, writing the script, audio recording, video recording, and editing. It's no wonder why Hundreds-of-Thousands of people have watched, liked, subscribed, and left positive comments on Youtube channel.
It takes time and money to continue delivering high-quality video tutorials about Power Systems, maintain our tools and systems, and to continue engage with our community. That’s why we’ve using Patreon.com --- this platform allows fans and community members to support us financially so we can continue doing amazing things and continuously provide value to our community members… while keeping things free and accessible to everyone. Thank you for supporting us through patreon.com