Unit of competency: UETTDRSO32 - Manage power systems network faults

 

Retrieved from: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/UETTDRSO32  13/02/2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application

This unit covers the management of single incident faults on electrical network plant to ensure prompt restoration of supply to affected customers.

Electrical network plant includes feeders, transformers and busbars from transmission to distribution voltages. The unit includes single incident faults ranging from simple (involving a single item and no loss of supply) to complex (involving multiple substations with extensive loss of supply). The unit also encompasses liaison with operating authorities and dispatching and managing field crews, as well as the monitoring of safe access to the network.

The application of the skills and knowledge described in this unit may require a licence/registration to practice in the workplace subject to regulations for undertaking of electrical work.

Other conditions may apply under state and territory legislative and regulatory licencing requirements which must be confirmed prior to commencing this unit.

 

 

Pre-requisite Unit

All competencies in the Common Unit Group must have been completed, plus all competencies in one (1) of the identified Pathway Unit Group(s).

Common Unit Group

UEENEED104A Use engineering applications software on personal computers

UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components

UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits

UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications

UEENEEE124A Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report

UEENEEE125A Provide engineering solutions for problems in complex multiple path circuits

UEENEEE126A Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems

UEENEEG101A Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits

UEENEEG102A Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits

UEENEEG149A Provide engineering solutions to problems in complex polyphase power circuits

UETTDREL11 Apply sustainable energy and environmental procedures

UETTDREL16 Working safely near live electrical apparatus

UETTDRIS62 Implement and monitor the power system organisational WHS/OHS policies, procedures and programs

UETTDRIS63 Implement & monitor power system environmental & sustainable energy management policies & procedures

UETTDRSO41 Manage power systems transmission networks

UETTDRSO48 Respond to discrete and interdependent protection operations

UETTDRSO49 Coordinate power system operations in a regulated energy market

UETTDRSO50 Respond to complex power system protection operations

Generation/Distribution and Sub-transmission Pathway Unit Group

UETTDRSO34 Control power systems generating plant

UETTDRSO37 Develop high voltage distribution and sub-transmission switching programs

UETTDRSO40 Coordinate high voltage distribution and sub-transmission networks

Generation/Transmission Pathway Unit Group

UETTDRSO34 Control power systems generating plant

UETTDRSO38 Develop and evaluate power systems transmission switching programs

UETTDRSO47 Coordinate high voltage transmission network

Distribution and Sub-transmission Pathway Unit Group

UETTDRSO35 Manage high voltage distribution and sub-transmission network demand

UETTDRSO37 Develop high voltage distribution and sub-transmission switching programs

UETTDRSO40 Coordinate high voltage distribution and sub-transmission networks

Transmission Pathway Unit Group

UETTDRSO38 Develop and evaluate power systems transmission switching programs

UETTDRSO41 Manage power systems transmission networks

UETTDRSO42 Manage power systems transmission network demand

UETTDRSO47 Coordinate high voltage transmission network

Competency Field

System Operations

Unit Sector

Not applicable.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

 

Plan for the management of a network fault 

1.1 

Work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) practices/procedures and environmental and sustainable energy procedures, which may influence the management of network faults, are reviewed and determined

   

1.2 

Purpose of the management is established after data is analysed and expected outcomes of the work are confirmed with appropriate personnel

   

1.3 

Organisational established procedures on policies and specifications for the management of network faults are obtained or established with appropriate personnel

   

1.4 

Identification and testing procedures are discussed with/directed to appropriate personnel in order to ascertain the occurrence of a network fault

   

1.5 

Testing parameters are established from organisational established procedures on policies and specifications

   

1.6 

Equipment/tools and personal protective equipment (PPE) are selected based on specified performance criteria and established procedures

   

1.7 

Work roles and tasks are allocated according to requirements and individual competencies

   

1.8 

Work is prioritised and sequenced for the most efficient/effective outcome, completed within an acceptable timeframe, to a quality standard and in accordance with established procedures

   

1.9 

Liaison and communication issues with others/authorised personnel, authorities, clients and land owners are resolved and activities coordinated to carry out work

   

1.10 

Risk control measures are identified, prioritised and evaluated against the work schedule

   

1.11 

Relevant work permits are secured to coordinate the performance of work according to requirements and/or established procedures

   

1.12 

Action plan is developed in accordance with requirements and established procedures

2 

Carry out the management of a network fault 

2.1 

Action plan is initiated and continually monitored to ensure outcomes are being met

   

2.2 

WHS/OHS and sustainable energy principles, functionality and practices to reduce the incidents of accidents and minimise waste are incorporated into the network fault solution in accordance with requirements and/or established procedures

   

2.3 

Network fault management decisions are made on the basis of safety and effective outcomes according to requirements and/or established procedures

   

2.4 

Stakeholders/customers are kept informed of current status regarding plan progress and recent developments

   

2.5 

Technical advice is given regarding potential hazards, safety risks and control measures so that monitoring and preventative action can be undertaken and/or appropriate authorities consulted, where necessary, in accordance with requirements and established procedures

   

2.6 

Essential knowledge and associated skills are applied to analyse specific data and compare it with compliance specifications to ensure completion of the project within an agreed timeframe according to requirements

   

2.7 

Testing of network fault management procedures is undertaken according to requirements and established procedures

   

2.8 

Work teams/groups are arranged, coordinated and evaluated to ensure planned goals are met according to established procedures

   

2.9 

Solutions to non-routine problems are identified and actioned using acquired essential knowledge and associated skills according to requirements

   

2.10 

Quality of work is monitored against personal performance agreement and/or established organisational and professional standards

   

2.11 

Strategic plans are developed incorporating organisation initiatives in accordance with established procedures

3 

Complete the management of a network fault 

3.1 

Final inspection of the network is undertaken to ensure it complies with all requirements and report includes all specifications and documentations needed to complete the project

   

3.2 

Appropriate personnel are notified of completion and reports and/or completion documents are finalised/commissioned

   

3.3 

Reports and/or completion documents are submitted to relevant personnel/organisations for approval and, where applicable, statutory or regulatory approval

   

3.4 

Approved copies of network fault management documents are issued and records are updated in accordance with established procedures

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

 

Range of Conditions

Range is restricted to essential operating conditions and any other variables essential to the work environment.

Non-essential conditions may be found in the Companion Volume Implementation Guide.

Unit Mapping Information

This unit replaces and is equivalent to UETTDRSO32A Manage power systems network faults.

Software/Hardware Used

Software
Hardware