Resource and Demand Balancing Training

375-01 Real Power Balancing Control Performance

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to identify the fundamentals of generation and load balance, Area Control Error (ACE) and comply with the regulations of
BAL-001-2.

  • Identify the fundamentals of generation and load balancing
  • Identify the fundamentals of ACE
  • Identify the purpose of BAL-001-2
  • Describe ACE and its components
  • Describe CPS1 and its components
  • Describe BAAL and its components

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.

  • Recall the purpose of the Disturbance Control Standard
  • Define common terms used in Disturbance Control Performance
  • Identify the defining characteristic of a Reportable Disturbance
  • Recall the requirements of NERC’s Disturbance Control Standard
  • Identify the prevalent types of capability reserves
  • Examine three case studies related to Disturbance Control Performance

375-03 Frequency Response and Bias

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.

  • Describe the basics of Frequency Control
  • Describe normal and abnormal Frequency Deviations
  • Identify terminology related to frequency response activities
  • Describe the four requirements of BAL-003-1.1
  • Identify the elements of BAL-003-1.1 Attachment A
  • Describe the basics of frequency deviation
  • Describe the process of frequency deviation response

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.

  • Describe the difference between primary and secondary controls
  • Describe how Automatic Generation Control (AGC) systems operate in an isolated power system setting
  • Identify the three AGC system control modes
  • Describe the role of AGC systems in Balancing Authority operations
  • Describe the requirements of NERC standard BAL-005-0.2b