Electrical Grid Reliability Regulation

Course Number: E-4055
Credit: 4 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Lee Layton, P.E.
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Overview

In Electrical Grid Reliability Regulation, you'll learn ...

  • How electric reliability of the bulk electric system is managed and governed
  • Fundamental concepts and functions related to power system operations
  • FERC’s authority under section 215 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) with regard to reliability
  • How FERC has implemented its authority, primarily focusing on the oversight of the development and enforcement of mandatory Reliability Standards

Overview

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Credit: 4 PDH

Length: 80 pages

This course explains how electric reliability of the bulk electric system is managed and governed and describes the roles of various entities involved in the process. Electric utilities have historically self-governed electric reliability and worked together through a series of voluntary requirements to ensure everyone worked together maintain a reliable electric system.

As a result of several large scale blackouts in the early 21st century the US Congress intervened to mandate oversight of electric reliability in the United States. This oversight is performed through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

In order to understand electric reliability it is useful to first understand the basic structure of how the bulk power system operates. Therefore, the course begins with an explanation of fundamental concepts and functions related to power system operations.

The course then discusses FERC’s authority under section 215 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) with regard to reliability and how FERC has implemented that authority, primarily focusing on the oversight of the development and enforcement of mandatory Reliability Standards.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • How electric reliability of the bulk electric system is managed and governed
  • The structure of the North American Electric Power System
  • The purpose of N-1 criterion
  • The purpose to the electric reliability organization
  • NERC’s role in electric reliability
  • How the Federal Power Act, Section 215 is used in electric reliability
  • How Reliability Standards are developed
  • NERC’s Compliance and Enforcement procedures.

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 25 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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Length: 80 pages

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