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System Operations for the Generator

This module is intended for Generator Operators and System Operating Personnel to provide insight into the role of the generator in operating the Bulk Electric System. The module explores the operation of the power system relating to balancing, voltage control, and restoration. In addition, the module explores terminology that is used between Plant Operating Personnel and System Operating Personnel with an attempt to identify different terms that have a common meaning. The module also identifies the roles and responsibilities of the parties to operating the BES which includes the Reliability Coordinator, Balancing Authority, Transmission Operator, and Generation Operator.

Module Objectives:

  • Identify the generator attributes to the power system
  • Identify the operational limitations and capabilities of generators
  • Explain the impacts of generator operations on the power system for balancing
  • Identify the implications of generator trippings to maintaining system reliability
  • Define the role of generators in maintaining frequency in the power system
  • Explain the operation of generators in isochronous control
  • Identify the importance of generators maintaining voltage schedules
  • Explain the operation and attributes of the generator’s AVR
  • Describe the generator’s support for voltage in relationship to its D-Curve
  • Describe the function of blackstart generation
  • Explore the elements of islanded operations
  • Identify the roles of NERC Functional Entities


NERC Continuing Education Hours:

TOTAL: 3.0 CEHs
Standards: 0.0 CEHs
Ops Topics: 3.0 CEHs
Sim: 0.0 CEHs

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