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Generation Operations


Login to Spark! by OES-NA Online LearningRecently updated! This online training course consists of 12 lessons. The first 7 lessons establish a clear understanding of the concepts of controlling generation on the Bulk Electric System. Topics covered in this portion of the course include: generation equipment, steam plants, environment and water systems, turbines, generators, generation control, and system operators and dispatching. The final 5 lessons step through various NERC standards related to generation control.

  • Lesson 1: Generation Equipment
  • Lesson 2: Steam Plants
  • Lesson 3: Environment and Water
  • Lesson 4: Turbines and Generators
  • Lesson 5: Other Generators
  • Lesson 6: Generation Control
  • Lesson 7: System Operations & Dispatching
  • Lesson 8: BAL-001-2: Real Power Balancing Control Performance
  • Lesson 9: BAL-002-3: Disturbance Control Standard
  • Lesson 10: BAL-003-1.1: Frequency Response and Frequency Bias Setting
  • Lesson 11: BAL-005-1: Balancing Authority Control
  • Lesson 12: EOP-011-1: Emergency Operations

Each lesson in this course is culminated with a review and a quiz. Upon completion of the 12 lessons, there is a final assessment that consists of 20 questions. Individuals must attain a passing grade of 70% on the final assessment in order to be awarded the appropriate NERC CEHs.

This class is intended for: new operators to the system that will have the responsibility of generation control; transmission operators who want to expand their knowledge of generation control; individuals who desire the overall philosophy of controlling generation and its impacts to the Bulk Electric System; and those individuals trying to understand generation control as part of NERC Certification Preparation.



NERC Continuing Education Hours:
TOTAL:   10.0 CEHs
Standards:   3.0 CEHs
Ops Topics:   10.0 CEHs
Sim:   0.0 CEHs



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Registration Fee:

$300.00

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