FREE webinar this afternoon on NERC’s Spare Equipment Database

American Public Power Association (APPA) is offering a FREE webinar today, October 23 beginning at 1:00 pm CST to provide an overview of NERC’s Spare Equipment Database. The webinar is free for members of APPA, including Heartland customers, but participants must register.

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) recognizes should a high-impact, low-frequency event occur in a large region, a large number of transformers could be damaged or fail. To create a coordinated effort to locate available spare transformers from unaffected areas, NERC has developed a Spare Equipment Database (SED) to connect those in need of transformers with those who are able to share.

The database is open to NERC-registered entities with spare transmission or generator step-up unit transformers that meet either of the following criteria:

  • Transmission transformers with low side rating ≥ 100 kV and a three-phase MVA rating ≥ 100 MVA.
  • Generator  step-up unit transformers with high side rating ≥ kV and a three-phase MVA rating ≥ 75 MVA.

APPA and Heartland strongly encourage our customers and all APPA members that meet the criteria above to attend the FREE webinar to learn about the SED. Featured speakers include Puesh Kumar, director of engineering operations for APPA, and Andrew Slone, reliability performance analysis engineer for NERC.

Contact Miriam Ellis at 202/467-2994 or with questions. More information on the SED can also be found in the NERC newsroom or in the following document, SEDTF Special Report.



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