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Title: Understanding Cognitive and Collaborative Work: Observations in an Electric Transmission Operations Control Center

Abstract

This paper describes research that is part of an ongoing project to design tools to assist in the integration of renewable energy into the electric grid. These tools will support control room dispatchers in real-time system operations of the electric power transmission system which serves much of the Western United States. Field observations comprise the first phase of this research in which 15 operators have been observed over various shifts and times of day for approximately 90 hours. Findings describing some of the cognitive and environmental challenges of managing the dynamically changing electric grid are presented.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1036431
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-77868
EB2502010; TRN: US201206%%304
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Proceedings of the 55th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, September 19-23, 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada, 55(1):247-251
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; CONTROL ROOMS; DESIGN; ELECTRIC POWER; HUMAN FACTORS; HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING; REAL TIME SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Obradovich, Jodi H. Understanding Cognitive and Collaborative Work: Observations in an Electric Transmission Operations Control Center. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1177/1071181311551051.
Obradovich, Jodi H. Understanding Cognitive and Collaborative Work: Observations in an Electric Transmission Operations Control Center. United States. doi:10.1177/1071181311551051.
Obradovich, Jodi H. Fri . "Understanding Cognitive and Collaborative Work: Observations in an Electric Transmission Operations Control Center". United States. doi:10.1177/1071181311551051.
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abstractNote = {This paper describes research that is part of an ongoing project to design tools to assist in the integration of renewable energy into the electric grid. These tools will support control room dispatchers in real-time system operations of the electric power transmission system which serves much of the Western United States. Field observations comprise the first phase of this research in which 15 operators have been observed over various shifts and times of day for approximately 90 hours. Findings describing some of the cognitive and environmental challenges of managing the dynamically changing electric grid are presented.},
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