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Control Room Operations - Electrical Networks

Thomson Bridge draws on the extensive career experience of our Subject Matter Experts in Transmission, Distribution, Rail and Generation Control Rooms to design and deliver training and assessment for the operation of Control Rooms for Power Networks.

Programs are mapped to relevant national Units of Competency and cover the skills and knowledge to:

  • operate, monitor and control HV apparatus on the network via SCADA control;
  • co-ordinate and direct switching the HV and LV system (includes coordinating switching between operating authorities and HV customers, etc. It also includes the direction of switching on the HV and LV electrical network);
  • manage single incident faults on electrical network plant to ensure prompt restoration of supply to affected customers. (This unit also encompasses liaison with operating authorities and dispatching and managing field crews, as well as the monitoring of safe access to the network).
  • Manage critical events such as simultaneous multiple network faults, and storm events of various magnitudes. (This includes liaison procedures with multiple operating authorities and dispatching and managing multiple field crews. It also encompasses monitoring of safe access to the network and invoking crisis management procedures and mutual aid plans).

Example Units of Competency are listed on this Page. Courses are designed according to the requirements of the Network/Asset owner.

Please note that some Units of Competency carry prerequisites that may preclude the award of a specific Unit of Competency to a Candidate.