Schedule generation

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver UEPOPS422B, 'Schedule generation'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Schedule generation' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1

Forecast load profile

1.1

Comprehensive information on all variables which have the potential to affect demand is obtained and employed to enable a realistic forecast

1.2

Information integrity is confirmed and recorded, and deficiencies are detected and rectified

1.3

Forecast prediction is based on the interpretation of relevant information

1.4

Forecast outcomes are produced in a time frame that enables system security and economic operation criteria to be maintained

1.5

Forecast prediction is continuously assessed against real time trends and adjustments made where applicable

1.6

Where appropriate, the teams and individuals roles and responsibilities within the team are identified and, where required, assist in the provision of the on-the-job training

2

Identify unit availability and capability

2.1

Unit status information is sought with sufficient regularity to maintain the integrity of scheduling plans

2.2

Information integrity is confirmed and deficiencies are detected and rectified

2.3

Information is processed and recorded in a time frame that enables effective scheduling

2.4

Comprehensive information on all factors which have the potential to affect the unit status is obtained

2.5

Effective relationships are cultivated and maintained with remote/independent power generators

3

Prepare generation unit schedules

3.1

Base load generation is scheduled in accordance with contractual obligations and enterprise procedures

3.2

Peak load generation is scheduled to meet system demand and maintain adequate spinning reserve capability

3.3

Units are operated in economic merit within the framework of the enterprise fuel strategies

3.4

Megawatts and megavar spinning reserve criteria are met at all times in accordance with local instructions

3.5

System security criteria are met at all times in accordance with enterprise procedures

3.6

Quality of supply standards are met at all times in accordance with statutory requirements

3.7

Plant maintenance commitments are incorporated in setting priorities for committing units

3.8

Schedule is produced with sufficient lead time to allow effective plant movements to occur

3.9

Power station plant problems are accurately assessed in terms of impact on unit commitment and scheduling requirements

3.10

Plant testing commitments are incorporated in setting priorities for committing units

4

Implement generation unit schedules

4.1

Circumstances resulting in unexpected changes to demand are identified and managed in accordance with system requirements

4.2

Transmission system losses are identified and minimised in accordance with system procedures

4.3

Transmission and generation system status changes are identified and accommodate in accordance with system procedures

4.4

Fuel supply status changes are identified and accommodated in accordance with system procedures

4.5

Generation outputs are monitored in accordance with system procedures

4.6

Power station plant problems are assessed in terms of impact on unit commitment and scheduling requirements in accordance with system procedures

4.7

System fault levels and transmission plant load levels are identified and not exceeded in accordance with system procedures

4.8

Scheduling of units is timed to optimise system efficiency in accordance with system procedures

4.9

Scheduling information is recorded and communicated to all stakeholders in accordance with system procedures