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NERC Standards Under Development – Interesting Yes, Surprising No
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NERC Standards Under Development – Interesting Yes, Surprising No

Although the pace of new NERC Reliability Standards rolling out of the development process is not as rapid as in...  More →

Related Topics: NERC standards , NERC reliability standards

NERC Standards Development in Action
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NERC Standards Development in Action

As we’ve noted in a previous post, the NERC standards development process includes all interested parties and is incredibly transparent...  More →

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Preparing Invertor-Based Resources for Regulatory Changes: Efficient and Cost-Saving Strategies for NERC Compliance Programs
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Preparing Invertor-Based Resources for Regulatory Changes: Efficient and Cost-Saving Strategies for NERC Compliance Programs

Advancements in technology in inverter-based resources (IBR) are significantly influencing the generation, transmission, and distribution systems. These resources, including solar...  More →

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Industrial Skills Services

Custom Training • Training Services • Compliance Services While we have clients who just need training content, many other clients...  More →

Extreme Cold Weather Grid Operations, Preparedness, and Coordination SAR
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Extreme Cold Weather Grid Operations, Preparedness, and Coordination SAR

The Standards Authorization Request (SAR) related to cold weather grid operations submitted October 6, 2021, began a series of technical...  More →

Related Topics: cold weather grid operations , NERC SAR , cold weather considerations , generator owners

Extreme Cold Weather Grid Operations, Preparedness, and Coordination SAR
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Extreme Cold Weather Grid Operations, Preparedness, and Coordination SAR

The Standards Authorization Request (SAR) related to cold weather grid operations submitted October 6, encompasses revisions to existing standards and...  More →

Related Topics: NERC SAR , cold weather grid operations

NERC Compliance Audit Tips for Subject Matter Experts
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NERC Compliance Audit Tips for Subject Matter Experts

It is one thing for Compliance Managers, regulatory specialists, and expert advisers to sit down with an auditor and answer...  More →

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20th Anniversary of the 2003 Electrical Grid Blackout
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20th Anniversary of the 2003 Electrical Grid Blackout

It’s the 20th anniversary of the 2003 Northeast blackout. On August 14, 2003, the largest blackout in North American history...  More →

Related Topics: 2003 electrical grid blackout , 2003 Northeast blackout

Setting the Stage
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Setting the Stage

Best practices and lessons learned are interesting topics, especially in the world of electric grid reliability. These approaches are closely...  More →

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Extreme Weather for Utilities
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Extreme Weather for Utilities

Regardless of varying opinions of the causes of our increasingly severe weather cycles, the effects are indisputable. According to an...  More →

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Understanding the Proposed IBR Scope Expansion
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Understanding the Proposed IBR Scope Expansion

To no one’s surprise, the big tent of reliability regulations is expanding to include more invertor based resources, or IBR...  More →

Related Topics: QEW , Utility , utility safety , Power Lines , industrial skills , distribution , qualified electic worker , transmission , training reinforcement , Decision Making , career progression , employee retention , mentorship

The Evolution of Mock Audits for Compliance
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The Evolution of Mock Audits for Compliance

Compliance mock audits, or “practice” audits, with the NERC Reliability Standards have long been a staple of robust internal compliance...  More →

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It’s Time to Address Generator Frustrations with FAC-008
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It’s Time to Address Generator Frustrations with FAC-008

For anyone, especially Generator Owners, who has been involved in compliance with the NERC Reliability Standards in the past few...  More →

Related Topics: generator frustration , generator , FAC-008

Online Training
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Online Training

HSI's online training program is based on the current NERC Certification Exam Content Outline. It provides a good foundation...  More →

Navigating NERC Compliance Challenges: Integrating Battery Energy Storage Systems into Existing Generating Facilities
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Navigating NERC Compliance Challenges: Integrating Battery Energy Storage Systems into Existing Generating Facilities

When integrating Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) into an existing generating facility, NERC compliance introduces a series of important considerations...  More →

Municipalities
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Municipalities

The quality of life in communities across the globe rely on your expertise, technical skills and professional designations. We understand...  More →

Note to the Disruptors: Maximizing the Value of Emerging Generation Technology
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Note to the Disruptors: Maximizing the Value of Emerging Generation Technology

These are exciting times for the innovators, aggregators, and outside-the-box-thinkers who are laying the foundations of change in the world...  More →

Related Topics: generation technology , NERC reliability standards

Everything You Need to Know About the NERC Certification Exam
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Everything You Need to Know About the NERC Certification Exam

Electric power is something most people don’t think about until it isn’t there. How do power utilities make sure the...  More →

Related Topics: QEW , Utility , utility safety , Power Lines , industrial skills , distribution , qualified electic worker , transmission , training reinforcement , Decision Making , career progression , employee retention , mentorship

The Rising Tide of Attention on Renewables – Welcome to the Club
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The Rising Tide of Attention on Renewables – Welcome to the Club

As renewable generation continues to grow, occupying bigger and bigger portions of overall installed capacity in the United States, its...  More →

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Health & Safety Institute Acquires SOS Intl, Llc.
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Health & Safety Institute Acquires SOS Intl, Llc.

Eugene, Ore. – October 6, 2020 – Health & Safety Institute (HSI), a recognized leader in Environmental, Health and Safety...  More →

Related Topics: SOS , Acquisition

Renewable Generation: How Big is Too Big?
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Renewable Generation: How Big is Too Big?

Though explored in more depth in this Energy Central article, the issue of limiting the size of new generation facilities...  More →

Related Topics: renewable generation , nerc

NERC Certification Training
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NERC Certification Training

The HSI NERC certification program gives you the tools to become a system operator. Our combination of online and instructor-led...  More →

Cold Weather Considerations –  Looking Ahead to the Highlights
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Cold Weather Considerations – Looking Ahead to the Highlights

This week the final ballot results were announced for the three standards being revised to enhance cold weather preparedness. All...  More →

Related Topics: cold weather considerations , Standard Authorization Request

Internal Controls: Capitalizing on Embedded Processes
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Internal Controls: Capitalizing on Embedded Processes

In the interest of shining some light into the dark corners of compliance processes, today’s issue is Internal Controls and...  More →

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HSI December Newsletter
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HSI December Newsletter

Your monthly digest of EHS, Compliance, and Professional Development resources & news for you and your business, with something for everyone....  More →

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ESG: Environmental Social Governance
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ESG: Environmental Social Governance

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives can be complex, daunting and task-intensive. HSI aims to simplify your compliance and organizational...  More →

2021 In Review
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2021 In Review

As we reach the end of 2021, let’s take a look back at the key events that impacted our industry...  More →

Related Topics: Industrial Skills Industry Review 2021

California and FERC Order 2222 – A Case Study on What We Might Expect
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California and FERC Order 2222 – A Case Study on What We Might Expect

As we inch closer to February 2022, the energy industry is preparing and closely watching what FERC Order 2222 will...  More →

Related Topics: California and FERC Order 202

Why ESG is Important in the Utility Industry
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Why ESG is Important in the Utility Industry

Let’s look at what Environmental Social Governance (ESG) is and how it’s implemented. ESG was first mentioned in a United...  More →

Related Topics: QEW , Utility , utility safety , Power Lines , industrial skills , distribution , qualified electic worker , transmission , training reinforcement , Decision Making , career progression , employee retention , mentorship

HSI January Newsletter
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HSI January Newsletter

Your monthly digest of EHS, Compliance, and Professional Development resources & news for you and your business, with something for everyone....  More →

Related Topics: newsletter , safety pro , Safety , Health , health and safety , safety training

Four Benefits of Blended Learning for Power Companies
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Four Benefits of Blended Learning for Power Companies

One of the biggest challenges power company training teams face is determining the best way to deliver the learning experience...  More →

Related Topics: QEW , Utility , utility safety , Power Lines , industrial skills , distribution , qualified electic worker , transmission , training reinforcement , Decision Making , career progression , employee retention , mentorship

Tackling OSHA’s Top 10 Citations: Q & A: Arc Flash Studies
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Tackling OSHA’s Top 10 Citations: Q & A: Arc Flash Studies

Q: “When do you need to have an arc flash study conducted? Any tips on starting the process?” A: There...  More →

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Systemic Safety
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Systemic Safety

People, training, and preparation. Safety and human resources professionals know that employers should never overlook those three things. Understanding and...  More →

Upcoming Challenges for Low Impact Control Centers
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Upcoming Challenges for Low Impact Control Centers

Some Regional Entities are issuing notices of revocation to entities with Low Impact Control Centers (LICC) who had previously received...  More →

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Compliance Services
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Compliance Services

As the NERC and regional compliance environment becomes increasingly complex, many companies are finding they have neither the time nor...  More →

Safety Blog Series: Part 2 | You’ve Got the Job. Now What?
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Safety Blog Series: Part 2 | You’ve Got the Job. Now What?

Welcome back! So what’s next now that you have this safety position? In Part I we talked about the power...  More →

Related Topics: awareness , checklist , hr , job , online safety training , OSHA , osha standards , PPE , Safety , safety pro

Sustaining Campus Safety In the Digital Age
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Sustaining Campus Safety In the Digital Age

Barrett: (00:03)Okay. Welcome to today's webcast, Sustaining Campus Safety in the Digital Age. My name is Barrett. I'm with Vivid...  More →

About The NFPA 2015 70E Standard Revision
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About The NFPA 2015 70E Standard Revision

For 2015, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has brought forward a critical revision to its standard for electrical safety...  More →

Related Topics: Electrical , Electrical Safety , nfpa70e , ewt , OSHA , Training

Measuring Safety Attitudes
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Measuring Safety Attitudes

Want to know how management really feels about safety? Or how about your employees? Join us as we launch Vivid’s...  More →

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