Power Plant Operator Training

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Our comprehensive online course catalog includes training for first-time individuals studying to be a power plant operator as well as those professionals seeking additional training, whether required or to learn a new skill, in the fields of: Power Distribution, Power Generation and Power Transmission in addition to NERC Continuing Education.

The power plant training courses provided by Power Plant Training Institute are designed not only to act as an introduction into the workplace for future professionals working in the power plant industry, but also as a refresher program, or skills booster, for those already in the industry.

The online course syllabus is designed to be informative and educational to both entry level employees as well as trained professionals and is designed to be not only informative, but interesting and compelling as well.

The premier online training portal for electric power generation, distribution, transmission and interconnected system operations — Online Institute of America offers interactive online courses in the categories of Transmission System Operations, System Protection Technology, Heat Rate Optimization, Power System Operations for Maintenance Personnel and many more. All courses are recognized by the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) for continuing education within the electric utility industry.

No matter what your role is on the job, proper and adequate training is always highly recommended. As an employer, would you hire someone who isn’t willing to take an online course to learn about the materials, equipment and tools they’re going to be working with? As an employee, would you feel safe working in an environment that you aren’t fully comfortable with your surroundings?

If you answered no to either of those questions, please feel free to browse our site for more information, or select an area below to learn more about the course offerings.
Power Generation Power Transmission Power Distribution NERC CE

Popular Online Power System Operations Training Areas

Power Generation

Hydro-Electric Series

This series is designed to aid in upgrading knowledge and understanding of hydro-electric power generation.

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Gas Turbine Series

The series is aimed at engineers, trainers, maintenance staff, & plant operators.

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Grid Dynamics Series

The series is aimed at engineers, trainers, maintenance staff, & plant operators.

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Control Room Operator Series

This series will provide you the fundamentals of control room operations.

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Steam Power & Co-generation Series

This series will train personnel on the operation and maintenance of steam turbines & associated equipment including co-generation applications.

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Electrical Fundamentals Series

This series will provide you with an overall understanding of Electrical Fundamentals including Ohms Law, AC circuits, Transformers and 3 Phase System.

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Heat Rate Optimization Series

Designed to aid in upgrading knowledge & understanding of the integrated fossil fuel power plant,& improve the operator`s ability to optimize thermal efficiency & equipment reliability, thereby improving the plant`s economic performance.

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Combined Cycles Procedures Series

The series is aimed at engineers, trainers, maintenance staff, & plant operators.

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Power Transmission

Power System Operators in the New ISO and Power Pools

Upon completion of this program the technician will understand the concepts and technology of electric power system operation and dispatch. Particular attention is given to emergency situations and system recovery.

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Principles of Protection Systems

This program will train personnel on the principles of protection systems, including different schemes used in the protection of: generators, buses, transmission & distribution lines, transformers, motors, etc.

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Transmission System Operation

The program is aimed principally at power system operators in the new ISO and power pools.

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Applying NERC Standards

This course provides you with a practical understanding of what each standard is about.

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Interconnection Operation

This module provides the foundation for a beginner understanding of interconnected system operations.

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Meter Technician Training

This program will train personnel to maintain, calibrate, install, and troubleshoot various power measuring devices.

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NERC Emergency Tabletop Preparedness Exercise/Drill

This training is designed to be applied towards the NERC annual emergency preparedness training requirement for each company as well as to provide CE credit for emergency drills or simulation.

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Systems Transactions and Coordination

This module provides insight into interchange transactions and e-tagging. This is considered to be a foundation to anyone in the business of scheduling or controlling a grid component.

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Aspects of System Operation

This module provides excellent coverage of operating reliability limits and voltage control. The subjects covered include operating limits, monitoring system conditions, power transfer and stability, reactive and voltage control, aspects of system operation, and emergency operations.

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System Operations Review – NERC Cert Prep (101)

The NERC operations training module is designed to provide a comprehensive general review for personnel seeking CE training credit as well as for those who are preparing to take the NERC certification exam.

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Generation Control and Performance

This module is designed for experienced system operators as well as for new operators in a generation, transmission, or balancing authority role.

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Power Distribution

Distribution System Training

This program covers distribution networks and equipment, system protection, control and automation, equipment testing and maintenance, and the distribution system operator’s role.

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Electrical Fundamentals

This series will provide you with an overall understanding of Electrical Fundamentals including Ohms Law, AC Circuits, Transformers and Three Phase Systems.

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Electrical Relays

This series explores the fundamental operating principles, typical applications and connections for the specific type of relay illustrating typical tests including: minimum pickup, zero check, insulation tests, timing tests, and seal-in circuit tests.

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Electrical Troubleshooting Skills

This series is ideal for learning proven electrical troubleshooting techniques and applying them in a simulated environment.

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Electric Utility Management

This series covers all aspects of utility management activities including operation, financial control, regulatory compliance, and structure to cope with recent industry trends.

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Power Quality

This series develops an understanding of the basic parameters of power quality, problems caused by different types of electrical equipment and suggests ways of mitigating the problem.

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Power System Harmonics

This program examines the causes, systems parameters, operating conditions and equipment related to harmonic distortion. Problem analysis, mitigation techniques and industry standards are applied to actual casestudies for greater emphasis.

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Power System Operations

This program develops an understanding of the concepts and technology of electric power system operation and dispatch. Particular attention is given to emergency situations and system recovery.

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NERC Continuing Education Hours (CEH)

Online Institute of America provides 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.
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Power Generation Power Transmission Power Distribution NERC CE

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