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First-Ever Human Performance Education Hours Awarded to PPI

LAS VEGAS, March 10, 2014 – As challenges to electrical generation and transmission infrastructure in the US continue to rise, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) promotes high reliability on the human side of the reliability equation.

NERC has taken the lead in promoting a focus on human performance as a major factor in maintaining high reliability of electrical transmission in the US.  An indicator is their recent award of Continuing Education Hours (CEH) for Practicing Perfection Institute, Inc. training courses.  Eligible participants successfully completing HU Basic Training™ will be awarded 6 CEH, and those successfully completing Mastery Training will be awarded 12 CEH.

“We are honored that NERC has chosen to award these hours for PPI Courses that promote next-level human performance in the operations and maintenance of North American electrical systems,” cited Ritu Budakoti, PPI Director of Education, Training & Accreditation.  “Human beings are a huge piece of the high reliability equation.  This is a validation that NERC is very serious about promoting sound human performance.”

The closure of fossil and nuclear generating facilities around the country, combined with the stifling of new nuclear construction in the aftermath of Fukushima, are dealing a hand in the United States where available electrical supply is teetering very close to peak demand.  Because of this, the need to maintain the highest levels of reliability in the transmission network has never been greater.

“We are extremely pleased with the vision and wisdom demonstrated by NERC in their approach to human performance,” offered Tim Autrey, Founder/CEO of PPI and author of the Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI) Report, Human Error Reduction: An Implementation Guideline. “Rather than simply mandating and regulating, their efforts have been first to understand, and then to promote and support sensible solutions to human performance.  PPI is honored to receive NERC award of Continuing Education Hours for these human performance training courses.”

These are the first-ever Continuing Education Hours awarded by NERC for training in human performance / human error reduction.  They are available for Transmission and System Operators, Balancing Authority and Generator Operators, and Control Room Supervisors and Managers who successfully complete the associated courses.  Engineers and other professional disciplines are now being awarded 15 Professional Development Hours (PDH) for successful completion of PPI Leadership Training or Mastery Training courses.

A team of uncompromising champions of human possibility, the Practicing Perfection Institute, Inc. (https://ppiweb.com) offers culture analysis, training, consulting, and implementation assistance services for organizations seeking to lower the incidence of human error, prevent events, and achieve high reliability.

For more information, contact:

Ritu Budakoti, Director- Education, Training & Accreditation

Practicing Perfection Institute, Inc.

Email: ritu.budakoti@ppiweb.com


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