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5407 — Electric Power Controlling*

This standard covers nonsupervisory work involved in controlling the generation or distribution of electric power. The jobs are located at power generating plants, power distribution centers, and substations. This work requires the ability to anticipate load changes due to such items as work schedules and weather in order to engage or cut out power sources, to interpret wiring diagrams for a complete primary power system in order to plan routings and locate failures, and to determine the need for and, if warranted, follow emergency procedures in order to insure safety and provide continuous electric service. Employees know how to operate electric power generating and controlling equipment such as high voltage generators, rotary converters, transformers, motor-generators, and remotely operated switches and circuit breakers.