KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED OF TRANSMISSION SYSTEM BASICS AND TUTORIALS

Those familiar with transmission system problems and policies have developed the following list, sometimes called the “ten commandments” of transmission knowledge:

Thou shall understand and consider:

1. How systems are planned and operated;

2. Effect of generation on transmission and vise versa;

3. Causes of circulating power, parallel path flow, and loop flow;

4. Differences between individual circuit capacities and transmission capacities;

5. Synchronous ac connection advantages and disadvantages;

6. Reactive power and its role;

7. Causes and consequences of blackouts;

8. Need for new technology;

9. Disincentives to building new transmission;

10. Need for special training and education.

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