Survey-1

Responses on the survey may be given by all employees of LDCs.

Your Name

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* 1. Your Name

your email ID 

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* 2. your email ID 

your contact number 

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* 3. your contact number 

Present workplace

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* 4. Present workplace

Present workplace (name of Load Despatch Centre- Like WRLDC/Maharashtra SLDC)

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* 5. Present workplace (name of Load Despatch Centre- Like WRLDC/Maharashtra SLDC)

Age

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* 6. Age

Highest Qualification

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* 7. Highest Qualification

Discipline during graduation/diploma

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* 8. Discipline during graduation/diploma

Your Position in the organization

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* 9. Your Position in the organization

Which of the following describes your job function? 

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* 10. Which of the following describes your job function? 

Please mention the name of department in which you are working

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* 11. Please mention the name of department in which you are working

Total work experience in Transmission  in Years

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* 12. Total work experience in Transmission  in Years

Total work experience in Load Despatch Centre in Years

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* 13. Total work experience in Load Despatch Centre in Years

Total work experience in Generation in Years

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* 14. Total work experience in Generation in Years

Total work experience in Regulatory Commission in Years

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* 15. Total work experience in Regulatory Commission in Years

Total work experience in Other Industry/department in Years

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* 16. Total work experience in Other Industry/department in Years

Have you appeared in the System Operator Certification examination / other specialist level certification examinations conducted by NPTI

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* 17. Have you appeared in the System Operator Certification examination / other specialist level certification examinations conducted by NPTI

Your opinion on acquiring higher qualification

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* 18. Your opinion on acquiring higher qualification

Support from the organization for acquiring higher qualification

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* 19. Support from the organization for acquiring higher qualification

Recruitment in your organization is

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* 20. Recruitment in your organization is

Mode of promotion up to Superintending Engineer or Addl. General Manager  level is

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* 21. Mode of promotion up to Superintending Engineer or Addl. General Manager  level is

As per your assessment the criteria for promotion (up to Executive Engineer/ Sr. Manager) in your organization is

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* 22. As per your assessment the criteria for promotion (up to Executive Engineer/ Sr. Manager) in your organization is

Number of opportunities to attend development programs such as training,     conferences, seminar, meetings, workshops, regulatory commission hearings etc. are available for professional engagement

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* 23. Number of opportunities to attend development programs such as training,     conferences, seminar, meetings, workshops, regulatory commission hearings etc. are available for professional engagement

Official foreign visits for training, workshop, conference, testing etc.

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* 24. Official foreign visits for training, workshop, conference, testing etc.

In your opinion the quantity of work in your load despatch Centre is

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* 25. In your opinion the quantity of work in your load despatch Centre is

In your opinion the nature of work in your load despatch Centre is

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* 26. In your opinion the nature of work in your load despatch Centre is

The best thing that you like about your LDC

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* 27. The best thing that you like about your LDC

A young engineering graduate who is posted in your LDC

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* 28. A young engineering graduate who is posted in your LDC

If a young engineering graduate is posted in your LDC he/she is

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* 29. If a young engineering graduate is posted in your LDC he/she is

If a new person (young or old) is posted at your LDC, he/she

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* 30. If a new person (young or old) is posted at your LDC, he/she

In case someone you know has two offers one at your load despatch centre and second in some other department in the same city with similar salary and compensation you would

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* 31. In case someone you know has two offers one at your load despatch centre and second in some other department in the same city with similar salary and compensation you would

If you had a choice you would like to work in

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* 32. If you had a choice you would like to work in

Which activity takes up or consumes more than 50 % of the time in the control room of your load despatch centre

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* 33. Which activity takes up or consumes more than 50 % of the time in the control room of your load despatch centre

Instructions for generation backing down given from your control room to the generating stations within your jurisdiction

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* 34. Instructions for generation backing down given from your control room to the generating stations within your jurisdiction

When most of the system parameters (frequency, voltage, line loading etc.) are normal and you see an abnormal value on the SCADA display, you try to investigate yourself (Cross checking, validating) and report/document if no solution is found

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* 35. When most of the system parameters (frequency, voltage, line loading etc.) are normal and you see an abnormal value on the SCADA display, you try to investigate yourself (Cross checking, validating) and report/document if no solution is found

You look at the alarms displayed in the SCADA system

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* 36. You look at the alarms displayed in the SCADA system

In case a shutdown is requested by any agency for the same day in your shift then you

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* 37. In case a shutdown is requested by any agency for the same day in your shift then you

While handing over the shift to the next group

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* 38. While handing over the shift to the next group

While taking over the shift from other group you

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* 39. While taking over the shift from other group you

In case of system contingency, you

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* 40. In case of system contingency, you

After issuing a switching instruction you

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* 41. After issuing a switching instruction you

Operation reports prepared during the shift are checked

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* 42. Operation reports prepared during the shift are checked

When the grid is perfectly normal the discussion within or other LDC is regarding

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* 43. When the grid is perfectly normal the discussion within or other LDC is regarding

If you want to know the bus arrangement in a substation without calling the substation you

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* 44. If you want to know the bus arrangement in a substation without calling the substation you

Mission critical services are those where failure of execution or faulty execution may have far reaching effects. System Operation is a mission critical service. Therefore, rigorous training and certification process should be mandatory before taking up responsibility.

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* 45. Mission critical services are those where failure of execution or faulty execution may have far reaching effects. System Operation is a mission critical service. Therefore, rigorous training and certification process should be mandatory before taking up responsibility.

Power system operation is a public service where ethics are very important

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* 46. Power system operation is a public service where ethics are very important

System Operator must carry out his duties in a transparent and non-discriminatory manner

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* 47. System Operator must carry out his duties in a transparent and non-discriminatory manner

Simulation/ System studies are carried out in your load despatch centre before approving a major shut down

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* 48. Simulation/ System studies are carried out in your load despatch centre before approving a major shut down

Whenever an emergency shut down is to be approved the concerned switching/network diagram is seen always

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* 49. Whenever an emergency shut down is to be approved the concerned switching/network diagram is seen always

Requisition from ISGS is prepared by only seeing previous day’s figures and open access transactions

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* 50. Requisition from ISGS is prepared by only seeing previous day’s figures and open access transactions

Requisition from ISGS are filled after carrying out load forecasting most of the time

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* 51. Requisition from ISGS are filled after carrying out load forecasting most of the time

Tripping time of a transmission line or generating unit is most of the time seen from the Exception list, Sequence of Events

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* 52. Tripping time of a transmission line or generating unit is most of the time seen from the Exception list, Sequence of Events

Transfer capability of your system is assessed regularly

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* 53. Transfer capability of your system is assessed regularly

Transfer capability is checked before finalizing the schedules

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* 54. Transfer capability is checked before finalizing the schedules

Instructions for generation backing down given from your control room to the generating stations within your jurisdiction are complied always

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* 55. Instructions for generation backing down given from your control room to the generating stations within your jurisdiction are complied always

Important data regarding power flow, energy, frequency, voltage etc. is stored mostly in electronic form

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* 56. Important data regarding power flow, energy, frequency, voltage etc. is stored mostly in electronic form

Most of the data required for preparing reports for senior officials is obtained from paper files / log sheets etc.

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* 57. Most of the data required for preparing reports for senior officials is obtained from paper files / log sheets etc.

After major disturbance in your system SoE records are taken out and analysed

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* 58. After major disturbance in your system SoE records are taken out and analysed

Responsibility of technical feasibility for planned shut down of elements within your system is with staff in general shift

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* 59. Responsibility of technical feasibility for planned shut down of elements within your system is with staff in general shift

Feeders opened in your shift for load shedding are generally restored before the end of the shift

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* 60. Feeders opened in your shift for load shedding are generally restored before the end of the shift

Any abnormal value observed in the SCADA display is always cross-checked and validated by shift personnel

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* 61. Any abnormal value observed in the SCADA display is always cross-checked and validated by shift personnel

Dispatcher training simulator (DTS) should be used by the operators for hands on training

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* 62. Dispatcher training simulator (DTS) should be used by the operators for hands on training

Synchrophasor Based Real Time Monitoring of Grid should be available for shift operators

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* 63. Synchrophasor Based Real Time Monitoring of Grid should be available for shift operators

Most executives in your LDC can Log in / log out of the SCADA system without help from others

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* 64. Most executives in your LDC can Log in / log out of the SCADA system without help from others

Most executives in your LDC can open switching diagrams, network diagrams, summary diagrams etc. in the SCADA system without help from others without help from others

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* 65. Most executives in your LDC can open switching diagrams, network diagrams, summary diagrams etc. in the SCADA system without help from others without help from others

Most executives in your LDC can Retrieve data from SCADA system without help from others

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* 66. Most executives in your LDC can Retrieve data from SCADA system without help from others

Most executives in your LDC can Draw the network of their system (at least up to 220 kV) by heart

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* 67. Most executives in your LDC can Draw the network of their system (at least up to 220 kV) by heart

Most executives in your LDC can draw the 400-kV network of their region by heart

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* 68. Most executives in your LDC can draw the 400-kV network of their region by heart

Most executives in your LDC can confidently work in Microsoft excel, Word, PPT etc.

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* 69. Most executives in your LDC can confidently work in Microsoft excel, Word, PPT etc.

Most executives in your LDC can check their email without help from others

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* 70. Most executives in your LDC can check their email without help from others

Most executives in your LDC can surf the internet without help from others

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* 71. Most executives in your LDC can surf the internet without help from others

Most executives in your LDC can retrieve SoE data from SCADA system without help from others

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* 72. Most executives in your LDC can retrieve SoE data from SCADA system without help from others

Most persons coming in shift remember important telephone numbers by heart

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* 73. Most persons coming in shift remember important telephone numbers by heart

Most executives in your LDC would readily come during odd hours in case of a grid contingency as they feel that they would get something to learn

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* 74. Most executives in your LDC would readily come during odd hours in case of a grid contingency as they feel that they would get something to learn

Most executives in your LDC would readily come during odd hours in case of a grid contingency as they feel only they can handle the situation

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* 75. Most executives in your LDC would readily come during odd hours in case of a grid contingency as they feel only they can handle the situation

Most of the executives in your LDC are involved in activities related to scheduling, energy accounting, open access, billing

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* 76. Most of the executives in your LDC are involved in activities related to scheduling, energy accounting, open access, billing

Most of the executives are aware about the challenges and solutions about RE Integration

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* 77. Most of the executives are aware about the challenges and solutions about RE Integration

Most of the executives in your LDC have prior experience of working in the GENCO

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* 78. Most of the executives in your LDC have prior experience of working in the GENCO

Most of the executives in your LDC have prior experience of working in the Transmission sector

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* 79. Most of the executives in your LDC have prior experience of working in the Transmission sector

Most of the executives in your LDC are trained, certified and proactively respond to the system contingencies in a specific time frame

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* 80. Most of the executives in your LDC are trained, certified and proactively respond to the system contingencies in a specific time frame

Most of the executives in your LDC are aware about Rules and Regulations and importance of communication sent from the control room with regard to commercial disputes/legal issues

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* 81. Most of the executives in your LDC are aware about Rules and Regulations and importance of communication sent from the control room with regard to commercial disputes/legal issues

Accountability and responsibility of each official is defined

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* 82. Accountability and responsibility of each official is defined

Awareness about the Relevant Acts, Policies, Rules, Regulations, etc.  is must for all LDC personnel

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* 83. Awareness about the Relevant Acts, Policies, Rules, Regulations, etc.  is must for all LDC personnel

Anything specific you want to share  about your work, duties and responsibilities  etc.

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* 84. Anything specific you want to share  about your work, duties and responsibilities  etc.

Please give comments and suggestions to enhance the functioning of your  Load despatch Centre

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* 85. Please give comments and suggestions to enhance the functioning of your  Load despatch Centre

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