System Failure- Anatomy of a Blackout- Part 2

Course Number: E-3026
Credit: 3 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Lee Layton, P.E.
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Overview

In System Failure- Anatomy of a Blackout- Part 2, you'll learn ...

  • The scope of the blackout
  • The impact of First Energy’s transmission collapse
  • The significance of the loss of Eastlake 5
  • The causes of the major 345 kV transmission trips

Overview

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Credit: 3 PDH

Length: 34 pages

This three-hour course is a detailed account of the August 14, 2003 electric system blackout that affected over 50 million people in the Eastern United States - one of the largest blackouts in American history. This course is part two of a two part series about the blackout. Part one covered the conditions leading up to the point where the system started cascading into a blackout. Part II goes into detail about how the uncontrolled blackout spread across the Eastern Interconnect and why it ultimately stopped.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The scope of the blackout
  • The impact of First Energy’s transmission collapse
  • The significance of the loss of Eastlake 5
  • The causes of the major 345 kV transmission trips
  • When and how the Michigan system separated
  • The impact of the power flow reversals between Michigan and Ontario
  • The purpose of UFLS systems
  • Why Quebec was able to basically survive the outage situation
  • The impact of vegetation re-clearing procedures on the blackout
  • How loss of situational awareness contributed to the blackout

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 20 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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