Survey-1

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

* 1. Your Name

* 2. your email ID 

* 3. your contact number 

* 4. Present workplace

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

* 6. Age

* 7. Highest Qualification

* 8. Discipline during graduation/diploma

* 9. Your Position in the organization

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

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

* 12. Total work experience in Transmission  in Years

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

* 14. Total work experience in Generation in Years

* 15. Total work experience in Regulatory Commission in Years

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

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

* 18. Your opinion on acquiring higher qualification

* 19. Support from the organization for acquiring higher qualification

* 20. Recruitment in your organization is

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* 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

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

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

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

* 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

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

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

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

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

* 40. In case of system contingency, you

* 41. After issuing a switching instruction you

* 42. Operation reports prepared during the shift are checked

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

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

* 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* 53. Transfer capability of your system is assessed regularly

* 54. Transfer capability is checked before finalizing the schedules

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* 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

* 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

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

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

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

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

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

* 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

* 82. Accountability and responsibility of each official is defined

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

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

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

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