Blackout 2011 - Volume I

Course Number: E-3032
Credit: 3 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Lee Layton, P.E.
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Overview

In Blackout 2011 - Volume I, you'll learn ...

  • How the loss of Hassayampa – North Gila transmission line contributed to the outage
  • Understand the meaning of “N-1” criterion
  • The impact of Path 44 on outage
  • Why SONGS separation scheme activated

Overview

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Credit: 3 PDH

Length: 50 pages

George Santayana said, “Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it,, and that certainly seems to be the case with the September 8, 2011 blackout that affected 2.7 million customers in the Southwestern United States. This event was eerily similar to the August 2003 outage that affected the Eastern Interconnect.

This 3-hour course is the first part of a two-part series on the September 8, 2011 blackout and discusses who was involved and how the voltage collapse progressed. The purpose of reviewing the outage is to understand what went wrong and hopefully what can be done to prevent future events.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • How the loss of Hassayampa – North Gila transmission line contributed to the outage
  • Understand the meaning of “N-1” criterion
  • The impact of Path 44 on outage
  • Why SONGS separation scheme activated
  • How lack of clarity concerning responsibilities delayed restoration efforts

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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