Electrical Transmission and Distribution


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    301 Distribution Systems

    301-02 Electrical Distribution System Fundamentals
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to recognize and understand the process and purpose of designing an electrical power distribution system.

    301-03 Primary and Secondary Distribution Systems
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe primary and secondary distribution systems, including common system designs. In addition, you will be able to discuss the benefits of these network systems and have the knowledge to create a riser diagram.

    301-04 Distribution System Components and Application
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to explain the common components of a distribution system. In addition, you will be able to describe the role of the substation and its common components.

    301-05 Characteristics of Distribution Switchgear
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to identify various types of electrical switchgear encountered in common distribution systems. In addition, you will understand how to effectively make modifications to system designs by combining and replacing switchgear applications.

    301-06 Load Characteristics and Management
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to discuss characteristics common to load area demand. In addition, you will understand how to utilize load and load-duration curves to assist in balancing of interchange scheduling and conducting time error correction.

    301-07 Principles of Revenue Metering
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to understand the principles of revenue metering and how they affect the provider and customer relationship.

    301-08 Single and Poly-Phase Metering
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to discuss single and poly-phase specific meters including meter constants. In addition, you will be able to describe the process for meter reading, testing, and calibration.

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    345 Introduction to NERC

    345-01 Overview for Generator Operators
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to identify the requirements and standards associated with NERC accountable non-system operator Generator Operators.

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    350 System Protection

    350-01 Elements of System Protection
    When you complete this lesson you will understand the basic principles of system protection. Additionally, you will understand the basic equipment and methods deployed to realize protection principles.

    350-02 Types of Protective Relays
    When you complete this lesson you will understand the basic operating principles of common protective relays and how they are employed in protection systems.

    350-03 Monitoring System Conditions
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to explain why DME is required, identify and apply guidelines of applicable NERC standards, recognize types and applications of common DME, and conduct accurate DME data reporting.

    350-04 Disturbance Monitoring Equipment
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to explain why DME is required, identify and apply guidelines of applicable NERC standards, recognize types and applications of common DME, and conduct accurate DME data reporting.

    350-05 Line Protection
    When you complete this lesson you will understand basic power system line relay loadability and how various protection methods are applied to isolate faults on these systems. 

    350-06 Transformer Protection
    When you complete this lesson you will understand the basic construction and protection methods commonly used in transformer protection.

    350-07 Pilot Protection
    When you complete this lesson you will understand the major forms of communications channels used by pilot protection, as well as the basic functions of the more common pilot protection schemes deployed in power system protection.

    350-09 Bus Protection
    When you complete this lesson you will understand the six basic substation bus configurations, as well as the various relaying systems used to protect them.

    350-10 Generator Protection
    Upon completion of this course, you should understand generator protection schemes and NERC standards as they apply to generator protection methods and requirements.

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    375 Resource and Demand Balancing

    375-01 Real Power Balancing Control Performance
    When you complete this lesson you will understand the ACE equation and how it plays a role in the calculations measuring frequency regulation and unscheduled power flows.

    375-02 Disturbance Control Performance
    When you complete this lesson you will understand the requirements for recovery from a disturbance, what is deemed a Reportable Disturbance and how Contingency Reserves play a role in disturbance recovery.

    375-03 Frequency Response and Bias
    When you complete this lesson you will understand the basics of Frequency Bias, frequency deviation and response terminology, and how frequency recovers after a disturbance.

    375-05 Automatic Generation Control
    When you complete this lesson you will understand the requirements necessary for a Balancing Authority to be able to calculate Area Control Error and to have Automatic Generation Control that will be able to dispatch Regulating Reserves as needed.

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    376 Communications

    376-01 Bulk Power System Communications Basics
    When you complete this lesson, you will understand the three levels of BPS communication as they relate to the system operator.

    376-02 Bulk Power System Communications and Coordination
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to communicate clearly and concisely according to documented protocols using three-part communication and the phonetic alphabet.

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    377 Critical Infrastructure Protection

    377-01 CIP Personnel Responsibilities
    Upon completion of this course, you should understand Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) training and planning requirements, and the applicable NERC CIP standards as they apply to maintaining the stability of the BES.

    377-02 CIP Perimeters and Configurations
    Upon completion of this course, you should understand the safeguards for BES Cyber Systems as outlined in CIP-005-5 and CIP-010-1.

    377-03 CIP Controls and Management
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to adhere to NERC compliance measures, identify specific information required by NERC CIP standards, and ensure the protection of critical cyber assets and devices.

    377-04 CIP Related BES Recovery Plans 
    Upon completion of this lesson, you will be able to categorize BES Cyber Systems according to CIP-002-5 requirements and implement a Recovery Plan meeting the requirements of CIP-009-5

    377-05 CIP Physical Security 
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to comply with the requirements of NERC standards regarding CIP Physical Security measures.

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    378 Emergency Operations Planning

    378-01 Emergency Policies and Procedures
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to determine the actions, processes, and procedures instituted by different levels of NERC system operators to improve emergency response during widespread electric system disruptions.

    378-02 Capacity and Energy Emergencies
    When you complete this lesson you will understand the responsibilities and expected actions to be taken during a capacity and energy emergency.

    378-04 Disturbance Reporting
    When you complete this lesson you will understand when to report system disturbances to NERC, the Regional Reliability Organization, or the Department of Energy in the appropriate time frame and reporting format.

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    381 Interconnection Reliability Operations and Coordination

    381-05 Reliability Coordination - Planning and Operations
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to identify the different aspects of BPS planning and operation and enact them in your facility to support stable system operations.

    381-06 Coordinating Entities and Duties
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to identify the authority, plans, agreements, and responsibilities of the four NERC system operator classes. Additionally, you will be able to define the roles of Generator Operators (GO), Transmission Service Providers (TSP), Purchasing-Selling Entities (PSE), and other major reliability entities.

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    386 Transmission Operations

    386-01 Reliability Responsibilities and Authorities
    When you complete this lesson you will understand the responsibility and authority granted to various entities under system emergencies so the reliability of the Interconnect can be maintained.

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    387 System Operations

    387-01 Energy Production and Transfers
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to identify the elements associated with the production and transfer of energy in power systems.

    387-02 Transmission Operations
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to understand the fundamentals and basic control strategies of transmission systems.

    387-03 Economic Power System Operations
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to recognize the system conditions contributing to or negatively impacting stable operations and inefficient generation unit loading.

    387-04 Power System Control Elements
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the elements required to control Power Systems within defined parameters.

    387-05 Interconnected Energy Accounting
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to identify the basic concepts associated with accounting for energy transferred between to Power Systems.

    387-07 Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA)
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to identify the basic control and communication functions performed by Master Units and Remote Terminal Units of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems.

    387-10 Power System Restoration
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to identify the basic concepts associated with power system restoration such as terms and critical issues.

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    388 Voltage and Reactive Controls

    388-01 Active and Reactive Power Fundamentals (In Production)
    388-02 Active and Reactive Power Limits and Flows (In Production)