This course gives an overview of the theory, function and use of the GDC subsystem software.
Discussion topics include:
Automatic Generation Control, (AGC)
AGC Performance Monitoring and NERC Reporting
Production Costing and Reporting
System and Unit Tuning and Response Testing
Knowledge of power systems operation is desirable
Upon completion of the course, the participant will be able to:
Identify the functions of the principle GDC component programs
Identify the input variables to the Area Control Error (ACE)
List the control modes for generating units and describe the impact of the control mode on Generation Dispatch
Perform mode changes for system and unit components via GDC display interaction
Hands-on lab experience reinforces the topics discussed in class.