Interchange Desk

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BrendaLee
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146490
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Interchange Desk
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2012-04-09 00:24:19
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BCH Operator Apprenticeship
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Interchange Desk Modules ISA-1 to ISH-4
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  1. Select the appropriate definition of Interchange:

    a) Transmission arrangements for moving energy across Balancing Authorities

    b) Transmission arrangements for moving energy between Transmission Operators

    c) Energy transfers that cross Balancing Authorities

    d) Energy transfers that cross Transmission Operators
    c) Energy transfers that cross Balancing Authorities
  2. Continental North America is divided up into how many electrical interconnections?
    • Three
    • 1) Western Interconnection
    • 2) Eastern Interconnection
    • 3) ERCOT (Texas)
  3. Identify all the benefits to power systems being electrically interconnected:

    a) Efficiency
    b) Markets
    c) Reliability
    d) Large Disturbances
    e) All of the above
    • a) Efficiency
    • b) Markets
    • c) Reliability
  4. What is a Balancing Authority?
    The responsible entity that integrates resource plans ahead of time, maintains load-interchange-generation balance within a Balancing Authority Area, and supports Interconnection frequency in real time.
  5. What is a Transmission Operator?
    The entity responsible for the reliability of its "local" transmission system and that directs the operations of the transmission facilities.
  6. What is a Purchasing-Selling Entity?
    The entity that purchases or sells, and takes title to, energy, capacity, and Interconnected Operations Services. PSEs may be affiliated or unaffiliated merchants, and they may or may not own generating facilities.
  7. True or False:

    A Transmission Service provider is responsible for administering the transmission tariff and providing transmission services to Transmission Customers under applicable transmission service agreements.
    True.
  8. BC Hydro is registered as which of the following? (Select all that apply).

    a) Purchasing-Selling Entity

    b) Balancing Authority

    c) Transmission Operator

    d) Transmission Service Provider

    e) Interchange Coordinator
    b) Balancing Authority

    c) Transmission Operator

    d) Transmission Service Provider
  9. What is the OATT?
    Open Access Transmission Tariff.

    The OATT sets out the terms and conditions by which BC Hydro conducts business with its customers.
  10. Why is BC Hydro designated as the Balancing Authority of the provincial electrical grid?
    Because BCH is responsible for maintaining, operating and planning for the growth of BC's electric transmission system and supplies competitive services for generation dispatch and distribution operations.

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