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We offer Power Transmission, Power Distribution, Power Generation Courses & NERC CE online classes.
With a library of over 300 courses to choose from, this curriculum is aimed at all personnel who are involved in plant maintenance including operators, maintenance technicians, craftsmen and management.  These NERC Continuing Education (NERC CE) courses present techniques used in modern plants to measure on an ongoing basis the rate of deterioration of equipment, analysis and interpretation of such information, and the resultant implementation of predictive maintenance.  We offer many NERC CE courses including 1.5 hour courses and up. Some of our offerings are in 3 or 4 parts.
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NERC Continuing Education
(NERC CE) Online Schoolroom offers over 300 NERC approved continuing education hours (CEH) that will assist your organization and personnel with the necessary knowledge to ensure emergency preparedness levels remain high. Included in the 300 NERC CE hours we offer over 34 hours in NERC Standards training.



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You won’t have to worry about reporting your trainees’ CEU’s because we report them directly to the SOCCED database on a daily basis.  Less time messing with stuff like this equals more time for you to actually run your organization and take care of business.



In 2004 our partner 360training acquired Canadian training provider L&K International, a leading provider of transmission, power, distribution training to the power, energy and utilities energy worldwide to form the worldwide Technical Skills and Safety division. Technical Skills and Safety Division closes largest single contract in company's history, providing a multi-year training contract to key US defense contract.



We've helped most of the world's best-known power and energy organizations maximize their efficiencies and enhance their training performance including PacifiCorp, Southern Company, Sierra Pacific, Tennessee Valley Authority, FirstEnergy Corporation, Florida Power & Light, Orion Power, Duke Energy, MidAmerican Energy, Energy Corporation and Puget Sound Energy.


NERC Continuing Education (NERC CE) courses from $32.50 to $105


9600 NERC CIP Overview Training   4.0
9101 Applying NERC Standards Part I   4.5
9102 Applying NERC Standards Part II 4.0
9103 Applying NERC Standards Part III  5.0
9104 Applying NERC Standards Part IV  5.0


7514 Controlling to NERC Standards: Interconnection Operation 4.0
7516 Controlling to NERC Standards: Generation Control/Performance  4.0  
7517 Controlling to NERC Standards: Aspects of System Operations  4.0
7518 Controlling to NERC Standards: Power System Transactions & Coordination  4.0


7701 Plant Maintenance : Maintenance Management  4.0 
7702 Plant Maintenance : On-Line Condition Monitoring 4.0 
7703 Plant Maintenance : Vibration Monitoring/Analysis 4.0 
7704 Plant Maintenance : Non-Destructive Examination  Techniques 4.0 


9901 System Operations Review Part 1   6.0
9902 System Operations Review Part 2  4.0


9300 NERC Reliability Standards Compliance Awareness 1.0
9400 NERC Standard PER-005 System Personnel Training  1.0 


Other NERC CE Classes

1101 Control Performance Compliance  4.0 
1102 Emergency Oper NERC & Regional Coordinating Authority E/W 4.0
1103 High Voltage, Transmission, Safety & Power System Oper  2.0  
1104 Synchronizing Islands 2.0 
1105 Underfrequency and Undervoltage  2.0 
1106 Voltage Control   2.0 0

2101 Elements of System Protection 2.0
2102 Types of Protective Relays 2.0
2103 Monitoring System Conditions 2.0
2104 Fault Characteristics 2.0
2105 Generator Protection 2.0 
2106 Transformer Protection 2.0
2107 Bus Protection 2.0 
2108 Motor Protection 2.0  
2109 Line Protection 2.0   
2110 Pilot Protection  2.0
2111 Protection for System Stability 2.0
2112 Testing and Commissioning of Protective Equipment 2.0
2113 Power Line Carriers 2.0
2114 Fault Investigation and Analysis 2.0
2115 Introduction to Static Relaying 2.0
2116 Coordination of Protection Devices 2.0  
2117 Power Supply for Protection and Control 2.0
2118 Energy Center Operations 2.0 
2119 Telecommunications Protection High Voltage Special Protection(HVSP) Devices 2.0 
2120 Telecommunications Protection II: Installation and Configuration 2.0
2121 Supervisory Control System (SCADA) 2.0 
2122 Inadvertent Trips - Cause and Prevention 2.0
2123 Fault Calculations and Relay Settings 2.0
2124 Testing Techniques 2.0
2125 Programmable Logic Controllers 2.0

2501 Gas Turbine Major Components Design & Construction 2.5
2502 Gas Turbine Support Systems 2.0
2503 Operation of Gas Turbines 4.0
2504 Control and Protection Systems 4.0
2505 Aero-Derivative Gas Turbines 4.0
2506 Gas Turbine Routine Maintenance 2.0
2507 Gas Turbine Major Maintenance 2.0
2508 Combined Cycle Operation 4.0
2510 Gas Turbine Generator and Electrical Systems 2.0

2701 The Hydro-Electric Role in the Power System 4.0
2702 Hydro Power Stations  4.0
2703 Water Management 4.0
2704 Hydro Turbines 1.5 
2705 Turbine Monitoring and Control 4.0
2706 The Hydro Generator 4.0
2707 Generator Monitoring and Control 2.0 
2708 Hydro Plant Auxiliaries 1.5  
2709 Operation of Electrical Equipment 4.0

and many more....
NERC  COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

7514 - NERC STANDARDS -  INTERCONNECTION OPERATION                 
This power transmission L&K training module is outstanding in scope and content - regarding interconnected system operation. This is an excellent
foundation for a beginner understanding of interconnected system operations. This module is also an excellent review for more experienced system operations personnel. This content includes the basics of interconnected system operations, introductions to key NERC Standards, a guide in understanding automatic generation control (AGC), interchange transactions, time error correction, system reliability, system monitoring, and basics of control performance measurement.       


7516 -NERC STANDARDS - GENERATION CONTROL AND PERFORMANCE 
This power transmission L&K training module firmly grasps the control and performance requirements of a Balancing Authority Area. This is a great review for experienced system operators as well as for new operators in a generation, transmission, or balancing authority role. The subjects center upon the newest NERC Standards, details of ACE, control performance criteria, contingency reserve, the effects of frequency excursions, system monitoring, and disturbance control requirement.

7517 - NERC STANDARDS- ASPECTS OF SYSTEM OPERATION 
This L&K training module provides excellent coverage of operating reliability limits and voltage control. This would be a cornerstone of training for a newcomer to operations as well as a good review for the more experienced individual. The subjects covered include operating limits, monitoring system conditions, power transfer and stability, reactive and voltage control, aspects of system operation, and emergency operations. The exams and problems associated with this module are great for all those associated with power transfer and reliability. It also provides a great deal of navigation through the associated Standards as opposed to that same information that previously resided in NERC Policies.

7518 NERC STANDARDS -SYSTEMS TRANSACTIONS AND COORDINATION 
This module stresses information dealing with a number of issues related to the transfer of energy on the power system as well as the background necessary to fully understand interchange schedules that result from transaction tags established by PSEs.
During the latter portions of the course, you will review the provisions of NERC Standard IRO-004 which deals with planning for system operation during both normal and emergency conditions and during system restoration. Finally, you will review NERC’s requirements for reliability coordinators as set out in Standard EOP-006.


2101 - NERC Elements of System Protection
The objective of this module is to overview the function of protection schemes, including general protection philosophy and its impact on the operation of the system.
After study of this tape and the associated workbook, the participant should be able to understand the following overall concepts and apply them to his day-to-day work activities.
• Why protection is necessary
• The philosophy and objectives of protection
• Zones of protection - local and backup
• Causes and consequences of faults
• Tolerable and intolerable fault conditions
• Relay and circuit breaker combinations
• Elementary tripping circuit
• IEEE Standard device numbers
• Control circuit schematics
• Monitoring relay performance
• Factors affecting relay application
• The need for coordination

2106 - NERC Transformer Protection 
The objective of this videotape is to review the types of faults that can occur in transformers and to present the different protection schemes that are installed on large and small transformers.
After study of this tape and the associated workbook, participants should be able to understand the following overall concepts and apply them to their day-to-day work activities. They will also be able to answer related test questions on these subjects.
• Transformer features
• Types of faults
• Overcurrent protection
• Backup coordination
• Primary fuses
• Differential protection
• In-rush current: harmonic filter
• Phasing of differential CTs
• Selecting CT taps
• Calculation of mismatch
• Differential protection for multi-winding transformers
• Connection of multiple restraint coils
• Limitations due to parallel CTs
• Single-phase transformer CT connections
• Ground (zero-sequence) protection
• Directional ground protection
• Remote transfer tripping
• Thermal relays
• Gas pressure relays
• Transformer overall protection schemes
• Protection of transformers in parallel
• Reactor protection
• Shunt capacitor protection

2118 - NERC Energy Centre Operations 
The objective of this module is to review, for the benefit of relay personnel, the responsibilities of the power system operators and the activities that take place in the energy control center. The operation of protection schemes is of vital importance to the correct functioning of the power system. Complete cooperation between power system operators and relay personnel is essential, and communication must be maintained in both directions.
After study of this tape and the associated workbook, participants should be able to understand the following overall concepts and apply them to their day-to-day work activities. They will also be able to answer related test questions on these subjects:
• The overall objectives of the power system operator
• Clearance procedures, i.e. isolation of equipment
• Frequency control: economic load dispatch
• Daily load forecast
• Daily generation schedule, including spinning reserve
• System overload, falling frequency, load shedding
• Inter-ties to neighbouring utilities, power interchange
• Generation unit characteristics, i.e. type of prime mover
• Incremental cost of generation
• Rate of start-up and load change availability
• Frequency control by AGC (automatic generation control)
• Turbine governor droop characteristic
• Generator load angle
• Control of excitation, reactive power
• Transmission line impedance characteristics
• Effect of conductor resistance, i.e. heating
• Shunt capacitance, charging current, Ferranti effect
• Special switching procedure on long lines
• Inductive voltage drop along transmission lines
• Shunt capacitors and shunt reactors
• Power angle across transmission lines
• Effect of transmission line voltage on power transfer
• Power transfer distribution through a complex network
• Power angle limit for stability
• System operator actions to improve system stability
• Effect of equipment outages on system operation
• Planned outages, system operation precautions
• Forced outages; states of "alert" and "emergency"
• System separation, i.e. islanding
• Energy center communications
• Energy center information presentation



1101 System Control and Performance Requirements
This training module offers hands-on insight into the critical tasks of controlling, monitoring, and measuring system control performance.
TOPICS COVERED:
Control Performance Standards
Review of NERC Regions
Electricity System Control Review
Review of Dynamic Scheduling
ACE at NERC
ACE at WECC
WECC Inadvertent term
Electric System Control
Basic System Control
NERC Standards
CPS-CDS Control Highlights
CPS Review

7514 - NERC - Controlling to NERC Standards: Interconnection Operations 
The objective of “System Control” is to bring about an orderly flow of power from the generating source to the load (power consumer) while maintaining the utmost level of safety, reliability and stability throughout the system.
This course discusses the requirements and procedures of “System Control” and the relationships of these requirements and procedures to applicable NERC Standards.
TOPICS COVERED:
Interconnection Principles
Generation Control
Measuring Generation Control Performance
Transmission System Reliability
Interchange Transactions
System Coordination
Emergency Operations
Islanding and Restoration
Disturbance Reporting





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