SERC Compliance

Assessment of System Operator's SERC Compliance.

SERC Compliance

Is the following statement true or false:  "Protocol, in the event of sabotage, can be found in Volume 1 of the Emergency Response Plan."

  • True
  • False
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Is the following statement true or false: "Sabotage can be classified as any damage to equipment that is not from natural causes."

  • True
  • False
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Is the following statement true or false: "Only intentional damage to transmission equipment qualifies as sabotage."

  • True
  • False
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Is the following statement true or false: "The dispatcher will immediately notify the personnel in the field of a potential sabotage event."

  • True
  • False
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Is the follow statement true or false: "Blue Ridge Energy does not have any equipment vulnerable to sabotage."

  • True
  • False
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Is the follow statement true or false: "Intentional damage to distribution electric poles does not qualify as sabotage."

  • True
  • False
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Which of the following should be notified in the event of sabotage?

  • Dispatch Supervisor
  • Operations Manager
  • Local Law Enforcement
  • FBI
  • None of the above
Select all that apply.

Where should you look to find the phone number for the FBI?

  • Phone Book
  • ERP Volume 1
  • US.gov on the internet
  • Facebook
  • We never need to call the FBI
Select the best answer.

Which of the following should be alerted if any portion of the transmission system is affected?

  • New River L&P
  • OSHA
  • Magnolia
  • Duke Energy Transmission
  • None of the above
Select correct answer.

Sabotage may be a result of actions of which of the following?

  • Disgruntled Employees
  • Environmental Extremists
  • Political Activist
  • None of the above
Select all that apply.

Which of the following would be considered sabotage?

  • A member’s routine brush burning catches a nearby pole on fire
  • A car traveling too fast in a curve loses control, runs into a pole, and breaks the pole
  • A disgruntled member shoots a substation transformer with a high powered rifle
  • A dump truck’s bed catches a power line after dumping its load of gravel
  • None of above would be considered acts of sabotage
Select all that apply.

Blue Ridge Energy must notify the U.S. Department of Energy, NERC, and SERC when which of the following outages occur?

  • Level 4 Outage of < 25,000 members
  • Greater than or equal to 50,000 members for 60 minutes or more
  • 25,000 members for 30 minutes
  • 10,000 members for 45 minutes
  • None of the above
Select the correct answer.

How long does Blue Ridge Energy have to submit the DOE form OE-417 schedule 1 to the U.S. Department of Energy when a qualifying outage occurs?

  • 30 minutes
  • 60 minutes
  • 2 hours
  • 2 days
  • Blue Ridge is under no obligation to fill out a DOE form OE-417
Select the correct answer.

What will the dispatcher do if the Reliability Coordinator calls and ask for Blue Ridge Energy to curtail load.

  • Immediately comply with the request after properly communicating with the Reliability Coordinator.
  • Contact a supervisor to see if it is ok to curtail load
  • Follow the notification requirements equal to a level 4 outage
  • Put in a Help Desk Ticket
  • Do nothing, because Blue Ridge Electric is not required to curtail load
Select all that apply.

Which Reliability Coordinator covers the Blue Ridge Energy area?

  • SOCO – Southern Company Service, Inc.
  • PJM – PJM Interconnection
  • VACS – VACAR–South
  • TVA – Tennessee Valley Authority
Select correct answer.

How often must an employee receive SERC training?

  • Twice a year
  • Once a year
  • Every quarter
  • Every other year
Select correct answer.

When communicating with the Reliability Coordinator the System Operator should do the following?

  • Listen to the Reliability Coordinator's directive and act without delay
  • Place the Reliability Coordinator on hold and contact an engineer
  • Take a message from the Reliability Coordinator and advised that you will have someone call them back
  • Listen to the Reliability Coordinator's directive and repeat back their instruction before taking action
Select the correct answer.

Where is Volume 1 and Volume 2  of the Emergency Response Plan located?

  • On the "Home" page in the System Operator's Workbook.
  • On the "24hr Dispatchers Checklist" in the System Operator's workbook
  • In the "Protocol" section of the System Operator's workbook.
  • The Emergency Response Plan is not located in the System Operator's workbook.
Select all that apply.

Who is the Disaster Response Team leader for Blue Ridge Energy?

  • Julie O'Dell Michie
  • John Coffey
  • Doug Johnson
  • Robert Kent
Select the correct answer.