Generation Control

image_generation_controlThis online training course addresses aspects related to generation control and maintaining it with respect to the operation of the Bulk Electric System. Topics covered in this course include: function of a Balancing Area, €œArea Control Error Concepts, NERC Performance Standards, Automatic Generation Control, process for load forecasting, dispatching related to control and balance.

Module Objectives:

  • Define the function of a Balancing Area
  • Identify the €œArea Control Error€ Concept
  • Define Performance Standards
  • Define Automatic Generation Control
  • Review the process for load forecasting
  • Identify Dispatching for Control and Balance

Each lesson area in this course is culminated with a review and a quiz. Upon completion of the course, there is a final assessment that consists of 10 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:

Standards: 0.0 CEHs
Ops Topics: 1.5 CEHs
Sim: 0.0 CEHs

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