NERC Standards: Interconnection Reliability Operations and Coordination (IRO)

Login to Spark! by OES-NA Online LearningThis online training course steps through 9 lessons related to the 9 IRO Standards. Each lesson identifies and explains the following elements for that particular standard:

  • Purpose

  • Applicability

  • Requirements

  • Measures

  • Compliance

The Standards addressed include:

  • IRO-001-1: Reliability Coordination: Responsibilities and Authorities

  • IRO-002-1: Reliability Coordination: Facilities

  • IRO-003-2: Reliability Coordination: Wide Area View

  • IRO-004-1: Reliability Coordination: Operations Planning

  • IRO-005-2: Reliability Coordination: Current Day Operations

  • IRO-006-3: Reliability Coordination: Transmission Loading Relief

  • IRO-014-1: Procedures, Processes, or Plans to Support Coordination Between Reliability Coordinators

  • IRO-015-1: Notifications and Information Exchange Between Reliability Coordinators

  • IRO-016-1: Coordination of Real-time Activities Between Reliability Coordinators

Each lesson is culminated with a standard review and quiz. Upon completion of the 9 standard lessons, there is a final assessment that consists of 20 multiple choice questions. Individuals must attain a passing grade of 70% on the final assessment in order to be awarded the appropriate NERC CEHs.

The class is intended for System Operators and any personnel who wish to gain knowledge of NERC Standards related to Interconnection Reliability Operations and Coordination. This module can also be utilized by individuals in preparing to obtain a NERC System Operator Certification Credential. This preparation will assist those individuals who are seeking their initial credential as well as those seeking re-certification.

NERC Continuing Education Hours:
TOTAL:    6.0 CEHs
Standards:    6.0 CEHs
Ops Topics:    6.0 CEHs
Sim:   0.0 CEHs

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