PDH Online

Large Power Transformers and the US Electric Grid

Credit: 7 PDH
Course Fee: $105.00
52 pages

Course Author: FDA

Course Summary:

In November 2010, NERC released the Critical Infrastructure Strategic Roadmap to provide a framework on how to address some of the severe impact risks identified in the HILF report.11 The Roadmap provided recommendations on how to enhance electricity reliability and resilience from an all-hazards perspective and suggested direction for the Electricity Sector. Specifically, the Roadmap advised Electricity Sector entities to consider a full spectrum of risk management elements to address severe impact risks—planning, prevention, mitigation, and recovery.12 In accordance with the Roadmap, both the public and private sectors of the Electricity Sector have undertaken a variety of activities that consider these risk management elements, including the recent development of the NERC Reliability Standards to protect the bulk power system from the effects of GMD. This is a brief course on Large power Transformers and the U.S Electric Grid where in the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy assessed the procurement and supply environment of large power transformers. This assessment provides background to industry and government stakeholders as they continue their efforts to enhance critical energy infrastructure resilience in today’s complex, interdependent global economy.

Learning Objective:

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), as part of its ongoing efforts to enhance the resilience of the Nation’s critical infrastructure, assessed the manufacturing and supply conditions of LPTs in this report.4 Power transformers have long been a concern for the U.S. Electricity Sector.5 The failure of a single unit could result in temporary service interruption and considerable revenue loss, as well as incur replacement and other collateral costs. Should several of these units fail at the same time, it will be challenging to quickly replace them.

By the end of the course the participant should be able to understand power infrastructure investment trends, Raw Materials Used in Large Power Transformers, large power transformer, procurement and manufacturing process.

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