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Northwest Power Pool is recognized by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation as a continuing education provider who adheres to NERC Continuing Education Program Criteria.  Below is a list of courses currently provided for in-person training.  For NWPP Members, visit source.training to access our online training platform.

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Reserve Sharing

(NWPP_070_RS) The Reserve Sharing Program covers areas associated with the Northwest Power Pool Reserve Sharing Operating Procedures, the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), Policies and Procedures, as well as North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Policies associated with operating reserve. The program will consist of lecture, group and individual interchange, as well as a pre-instruction and post-instruction test.

Course Content

Identify the purpose and goal of operating reserve.

Review of the Northwest Power Pool Reserve Sharing Operating Procedures and the interrelationship among Control Areas and major interconnections within the Western Interconnection.

Major Attributes:  Highlight, review and understand the major elements necessary to assure system reliability while maintaining appropriate reserve levels.

Process:  Step through the Northwest Power Pool Reserve Sharing Operating Procedure, highlighting compliance levels with both WECC and NERC.

Target Audience

The program is intended for control area and support personnel operating the Bulk Electric System wishing to expand their knowledge and enhance their skills associated with system restoration.  It is intended to provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the guidelines, process and philosophies which will assist them in performing their day-to-day tasks and, in the event of an outage, assist them in the actual restoration of the system.

NERC CEHs:  4 NERC CEHs

Qualifies for Emergency Operations credit.

Registration Fee:  Northwest Power Pool Members No Fee, Non-Members $100.00.  

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Educators

  • Greg Park

    Greg Park

    System Operations Manager

  • ChaRee DiFabio

    ChaRee DiFabio

    Reserve Sharing Group Committee Manager / Western Frequency Response Sharing Group Committee Manager

Reserve Sharing Control Room Simulation

(NWPP_070_RSCRS) A simulated system disturbance is conducted in the balancing authority control room. The resultant actions taken by the NWPP Reserve Sharing Program are then observed by those in the control room through a NWPP computer-link to the realtime program.

Course Content

Students successfully activate NWPP reserve sharing to satisfy the requirements of NERC Reliability Standard BAL-002.

Students learn about contingency reserve and be able to descrbe how the NERC,

WECC, and NWPP standard, criteria and procedures are implemented within the NWPP area.

Students demonstrate through simulation the role of system operators during a contingency and how the RSG program is activated for reserve assistance.

Students will have the ability to describe the role of the centralized computer during a reserve sharing event.

Students will be able to describe the relationship between the BA's activation of reserve sharing and the interplay between their EMS system and the centralized reserve sharing program.

Students will be able to describe the NWPP Reserve Sharing activation results in a dynamic transfer of the sharing of reserve obligaiton between the requesting Balancing Authority and the delivering Balancing Authority.

Target Audience

The course is intended for balancing authorities and support personnel operating the

Bulk Electric System wishing to expand their knowledge about the mechanics of the

NWPP Reserve Sharing Program

NERC CEHs:  1 NERC CEHs

Qualifies for 1 Simulation CEH

Qualifies for Emergency Operations credit.

Registration Fee:  Northwest Power Pool Members No Fee, Non-Members $100.00.  

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Educators

  • ChaRee DiFabio

    ChaRee DiFabio

    Reserve Sharing Group Committee Manager / Western Frequency Response Sharing Group Committee Manager

  • Greg Park

    Greg Park

    System Operations Manager

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