Evaluation of a Simulation Game as an Education Tool for Utility Professionals


  • David Van Over


This paper discusses the use of simulation gaming for public utility executives. A brief description of a utility industry and a professional development seminar are provided. The user’s perceptions of the effectiveness of gaming and the use of a utility-based game are evaluated. Results show that gaming is a viable tool for professional development. Using a game in the utility industry brought about mixed results. It is seen as an effective approach when the benefits from experience are not too great.