"Electric Power System Reliability -2018" is updated
to include the material included in the new exam and is particularly structured to address application and analysis
type questions. It includes the latest new and the revised NERC Standards and
some new questions to promote understanding. Chapters 6 and 8 addressing Emergency Operations and
Transmission Operations have been restructured to better address the types of questions asked on recent exams.
This book is organized in seventeen chapters (318 pages) each addressing a fundamental
of Power System Reliability. Rather than present the Reliability Standards strictly in the NERC alphabetic
Standards blocks, the Standards are presented in the context of the appropriate power system fundamentals. This
organization is designed to provide the technical information required to understand the Standards and
provide relevance and perspective to highlight the purpose of each Standard or group of Standards. This
presentation format is designed to frame each group of standards so that information can be more easily assimilated and retained
by electric power system operating personnel.
The text is specifically designed to serve as an aid to power system professionals preparing for the NERC System Operator
Certification Exams. Unlike the source material recommended by NERC and most if not all other resources in
the industry, our text is updated annually. In this new edition, we have included all NERC Reliability Standards which
are now in effect or will come into effect in 2018.
Each chapter is designed around a fundamental
of Power System Reliability and its associated NERC Standards. Background information is presented to explain
the purpose, intent and technical relevance of the Standards in that group. Key requirements of the Standards
are summarized. Finally, any remaining requirements from the Standards group are presented for completeness.
Questions are presented at the end of most chapters to allow the reader to test for comprehension.
The new exam effective February 1, 2017 stresses analysis type
questions even more than previously. That is precisely why we organized our text the way we did. We stress presenting
the Standards in the context of Power System Fundamentals.