WECC's Training and Education Program provides education and training on the application of standards, compliance issues, improvement of compliance programs, human performance and safety, Bulk Electric System and bulk power system overview, and training for trainers.
Additionally, WECC has many training and education resources for use in the electric power industry, as found below.
WECC's video tutorials for Compliance 101 cover the history and development of its Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program in the United States and, more specifically, the evolution of its Entity Oversight programs.
The tutorials are designed to provide Regional Entities and registered entities with an overview of interactions and are especially useful for registered entity's new compliance staff members. The tutorials are also perfect for those who just want a refresher.
The information contained in these tutorials is current as of May 2015. WECC will update and post the Compliance 101 tutorial once per year, or as needed.
Introduction - (video unavailable at this time)
Overview of WECC and the Regulatory Structure - (video unavailable at this time)
Compliance Monitoring Strategy
Audit—What to Expect
Reliability Assurance Initiative - (video unavailable at this time)
Enforcement 101 - (video unavailable at this time)
Support Systems and Tools
CIP 101 - (video unavailable at this time)
Before Using the Pre-Job Brief Toolbox:
Job and task briefings are critical to conducting our work in a safe manner.
Job and task briefings are critical to protecting us from on-the-job hazards. The briefings also enable the organization to remove previously hidden, latent organizational hazards.
One day at a WECC human performance meeting several utilites a contractor and a vendor were comparing the pre-job briefs used by their individual organizations. As they were comparing the 5-7 pre-job briefs they realized that no single pre-job brief was "complete" but across all of these pre-job briefs there was a "more complete" pre-job brief. That team and a few advisors decided to see if they could not collect many more pre-job briefs from across the electric utilities industry and try to come up with some sort of "tool box" that would be useful to anyone who is updating or writing a new pre-job brief.
Systematic Approach to Training (SAT) is the systematic development of a training program consisting of 1) Management & Administration and 2) Instructional Design, to ensure the quality of instruction and the quality of the program.
The SAT used here is the ADDIE model. This five phase model provides a structured systematic approach to create a training program.
PER-005 Systematic Approach to Training – 2015 January CUG
Analysis is the first phase of creating a training program. Four questions that need to be answered are, "why, what needs to be trained, how do we measure it, and who gets trained?"
Below are templates and examples that you can use in the Analysis phase of your training program.
Design is the second phase of creating a training program. This is the stage of planning where details start coming together that will be developed into training materials and a training program.
Below are templates and examples of Design documents that can be used as guides.
Development of the training course and materials is the third phase in the creation of a training program. In this phase you will write a Participant Guide, Facilitator Guide and Job Aids. When the development is complete, you will be ready for the actual training.
Below are templates and examples of Development documents that can be used as guides.
The Implementation phase happens when training is delivered. Below are things to think about that may be helpful when rolling out a new training program.
Evaluating training is the last phase in the creation of a training program. Although the actual evaluation is done at the end, the training program development really began with evaluation. For example, in the Analysis phase, the first questions asked were, "why, what needs to be trained, how do we measure it, and who gets trained?" Now it is time to look at the metrics and adjust the class or program as appropriate based on the feedback and measurement of learning.
The Evaluation Model used here is the Kirkpatrick Four Levels of Evaluation. The table below contains templates and examples for each of the 4 levels.
WECC's Transmission Planning Educational Modules were produced to help those involved in transmission planning better understand technical topics germane to the subject. Streaming video educational modules were created to disseminate useful information broadly on what has the potential to be a complex topic. The videos cover a wide variety of power system engineering topics and have been designed to provide technical audiences with an understanding of the underlying technical topics that drive transmission planning analyses.
The Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System (WREGIS) offers training and tutorials for current, new and potential WREGIS Account Holders. The WREGIS User Training is an in-person training course held at the WECC office in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is ideal for those who are new to the WREGIS system. Training slides from the User Training are available on this page. For current WREGIS account holders, tutorial slides for the WREGIS e-Tag Functionality are available on this page.
If you have further questions, contact the WREGIS Help Desk at 888-225-4213 or email
WREGIS offers a one-day training course designed to provide participants with the knowledge to access and navigate the WREGIS system, including the ability to: create WREGIS Accounts, register Generating Units, validate program eligibility, and create and transfer renewable energy certificates. The training also provides participants with an overview of available WREGIS reports. The target audience is Account Holders, Reporting Entities, and Program Administrators, though attendance is open to all potential, new and existing users.
The cost of the User Training course is $25.00 USD. Class size is limited to 20 attendees, so early registration is recommended. If you are unable to attend any of the available training dates listed above, submit your company and contact information to
firstname.lastname@example.org, and WREGIS staff will notify you of upcoming registration opportunities.
The training slides used in the WREGIS User Training are available here for your review.
The WREGIS e-Tag tutorial explains the e-Tag/WREGIS Renewable Delivery Verification Function in the WREGIS System. For more information, please review the available e-Tag tutorial slides and documentation.