What is the Plant Operators responsibility with respect to CM?
BC Hydro Plant Operators are responsible for the operation of CM per the details in OO 1T-53.
“The individual who has operational control of the generating unit in real time, including alarm monitoring responsibility. This individual also has the responsibility to conduct a risk assessment of any action requested by others regarding the operation of generation or water conveyance facilities. In some cases the operator is in a generating facility control room (e.g., GMS, BGS) and in other cases the operator is in a BCTC Real-time Operations Control Center (LMC, SIC, VIC, NCC, FVO or SIO). In the CROW system, the Operator will make REAL TIME DECLARATIONS about certain unit restrictions as outlined in Section 3.0 and will UPDATE STATUSES ON OUTAGES to ACTIVE, COMPLETED or RETURNED on maintenance outage detail screens to keep the outage records current. They will also DECLARE FORCED OUTAGES AND DERATINGS as required when equipment does not operate as intended. The Generation Operator also has Operating Responsibility for water conveyance operation and will implement water conveyance instructions directly or call on Power Facilities where required. They will also record in CM all operations of non-power release facilities including spillway gates, syphons, valves, etc.”