In this course, you will learn about the NERC requirements concerning voltage control.
Voltage control plays a substantial role in determining the success of electrical operations. It is important to study voltage relationships and the impact of these relationships on various types of electrical systems that are handling various types of voltages.
- NERC CEH: 2
- NERC OPS Hours: 2
- NERC Standard Hours: 1
- NERC Simulation Hours: 0
- NERC PE Hours: 2
- NERC EO Credits: 2
Terminal Objective: The trainee shall describe the basics relationships of kV, MVAR, MW, and voltage control devices.
- Enabling Objective: The trainee shall list what provides MVAR support to raise voltage or lower voltage when switched "in".
- Enabling Objective: The trainee shall list what resources provide negative MVAR to lower voltage.
- Enabling Objective: The trainee shall explain the measurement units, terms, and relationships between current, voltage, power, and MVARS.
Terminal Objective: The trainee shall describe the use of voltage control resources and use thereof in the attendee's system.
- Enabling Objective: The trainee shall distinguish between active and static voltage control sources.
- Enabling Objective: The trainee shall explain what types of resources are MVAR Producers or MVAR Consumers.
- Enabling Objective: The trainee shall explain the voltage-current relationships in inductive and capacitive reactance applications.
Terminal Objective: The trainee shall discuss local area voltage and reliability plans in reference to NERC Standards.
- Enabling Objective: The trainee shall explain what resources may be used to maintain voltage schedules.
- Enabling Objective: The trainee shall describe the requirement for location of reactive resources.
- Enabling Objective: The trainee shall describe the requirement for reactive coordination.
- Enabling Objective: The trainee shall describe the applicability and requirements of VAR-001.
- Enabling Objective: The trainee shall explain the functionality of switched shunt capacitors.
- Enabling Objective: The trainee shall describe overall purpose and key requirements of EOP-001 through EOP-009.
Terminal Objective: The trainee shall demonstrate understanding of reactive and voltage control in decisions and choices in situational question lines.
- Enabling Objective: The trainee shall describe the action necessary to raise kV in a given circumstance.
- Enabling Objective: The trainee shall describe the action required to address a reactive deficiency in a given circumstance.
Lesson 1: Voltage Control
- Introductory Quiz
- Voltage Relationships
- Terms and Definitions
- Review of Sine Wave Relationships
- Capacitor Basics
- Voltage Control Highlights
- Summary of VAR-001 Requirements
- Workbook for 3-Phase Quantities
- Reviewing Reactive Power Flow
- Things to Remember
1106 Voltage Control - North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
- North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
- (609) 452-8060
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Upon successful completion of the course and the accompanying survey, you will get your certificate and, if appropriate, have your success reported to the relevant regulatory body.
NERC CE: If you selected this option at the course launch, your credits will automatically be reported for NERC CE through the NERC SOCCED reporting tool. In case of reporting failure, your credits would be manually reported within 48 hours. It is important to provide the correct License Number in order to obtain the completion certificate and get reported. You can also use this Certificate for PDH Reporting and reporting to any other Regulator (example PJM, etc.).
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