NERC Standards: Resource and Demand Balancing (BAL)

Login to Spark! by OES-NA Online LearningThis online training course steps through 6 lessons related to the 6 BAL Standards. Each lesson identifies and explains the following elements for that particular standard:

  • Purpose

  • Applicability

  • Requirements

  • Measures

  • Compliance

The Standards addressed include:

  • BAL-001-0.1a: Real Power Balancing Control Performance 

  • BAL-002-0: Disturbance Control Performance

  • BAL-003-0.1b: Frequency Response and Bias 

  • BAL-004-0: Time Error Correction

  • BAL-005-0.1b: Automatic Generation Control

  • BAL-006-2: Inadvertent Interchange

Each lesson is culminated with a standard review and quiz. Upon completion of the 6 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 Resource and Demand Balancing. 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:   3.5 CEHs
Standards:   3.5 CEHs
Ops Topics:   3.5 CEHs
Sim:   0.0 CEHs

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