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Generation Initial Training Program

The Generation Initial Training Program (ITP) provides comprehensive training for a Generation Dispatcher. This program is designed to provide participants knowledge of topics critical to generation operations and procedures within PJM. It incorporates a combination of teaching methods to enhance participant learning. Successful completion of the course includes student's participation in a combination of lectures, simulations and other exercises.  This Program may be completed In-Person or Online using the PJM Learning Management System (LMS).

Initial Training Requirement:

Market Operation Center (MOC) Generation Dispatchers must successfully complete the PJM sponsored ITP within 6 months of participating in real time operations.

Course Details

Small Generation Plant Dispatcher
MOC Generation Dispatcher
In Person
  • Introduction to PJM
  • Communications
  • Energy Market Timeline
  • Real Time Operational Considerations
  • Regulations & Reserve Market Timeline
  • Outage Scheduling
  • Emergency Procedures
  • System Restoration
  • Unit Parameters & Schedules Mkts
  • Instantaneous Reserve Check (IRC)
  • Supplementary Status Report (SSR)
NERC Approved:
Standards CEH:
Simulation CEH:
CEH/CEU Eligibility:
CEH/CEU eligible on completion of all course sessions.

Continuing Training Requirement:

Upon completion of the Initial Training Program, all Generation Dispatchers have ongoing Continuing Training requirements.  All MOC Generation Dispatchers must complete at least 18 hours annually of continuing training. For more information on the MOC Generation Dispatcher training requirements, please see PJM Manual 40.

Please note that all online training requirements must be completed via the PJM Learning Management System (LMS).  Required training is designated as Priority 1 in the LMS and may be filtered to clearly differentiate from optional training.

If you would like to see this course scheduled in the near future, click "Add to LMS wish list" to access the LMS.

There is no charge to PJM Members or Governmental Entities. Non-Members are charged a nominal fee. Please contact TrainingSupport@pjm.com for more details. All training materials will be provided.

As a neutral, independent party, PJM is prohibited from having a financial interest in any products or materials used in this training. All training materials will be provided.