Electricity Electric System Operations

Length: 30 minutes
Subscription: 15 days
Cost: $59.00
Prerequisites: None
This course provides an overview of the primary functions involved in the operation of an electrical grid. The course includes details on how system operators work with load forecasts, available supply options, requirements for ancillary services, and the capacity of the transmission network to ensure safe and reliable electric supply to end-use customers. The course also addresses how the system is balanced in real time and the steps taken by operators to avoid outages and blackouts. This module is also included in the full-length course, Electric Industry Overview.


What you will learn

  • How system operators reliably balance electric supply with demand
  • Why the physical properties of electricity make operating a system uniquely challenging
  • The role and responsibilities of a system operator
  • How the integrity and reliability of the electrical system are ensured by the system operations function
  • The key steps operators must take to reliably run the system
  • The resources system operators use in running the system
  • How the system operations function is provided in both a vertically integrated electric market as well as in a competitive market facilitated by an ISO or RTO


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