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Switchmen Restoration Training

As identified in the NERC Standard EOP-005, each Transmission Operator, each applicable Transmission Owner, and each applicable Distribution Provider shall provide a minimum of two hours of System Restoration training every two calendar years to their field switching personnel identified as performing unique tasks associated with the Transmission Operator'™s restoration plan that are outside of their normal tasks. This online training course addresses aspects related to the general responsibilities of System Switchmen in their role of supporting real-time operations with regards to system restoration. Topics covered in this course include: History of Blackouts, Types of Blackout, Blackout Causes, NERC Responsibilities, Authorities, and Standards, Synchronization of Islands, System Switchmen Responsibilities.


Module Objectives:

  • Explain the history of blackouts and their impacts on society
  • Identify the types of blackouts
  • Identify the causes of blackout events
  • Explain the responsibilities and authority of NERC
  • Identify the requirements of the NERC Standards for Restoration
  • Identify requirements and process for island synchronization
  • Describe restoration considerations from the NERC Restoration Reference Document
  • Identify the role of switchmen during system Restoration event


Each lesson area in this course is culminated with a review and a quiz. Individuals must attain a passing grade of 70% on each quiz in order to be awarded the appropriate NERC CEHs.


NERC Continuing Education Hours:

TOTAL: 2.0 CEHs
Standards: 0.0 CEHs
Ops Topics: 2.0 CEHs
Sim: 0.0 CEHs

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Registration Fee:

$60.00


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