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Chuck Johansen

Training Advisor

Chuck participates in classroom instruction and the development of customer training. He instructs courses such as Principles for System Reliability and Strategic Team Awareness and Response. He serves as the Program Developer & Trainer and System Operator for New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) as well as Dispatcher Trainer at the New York Independent System Operator delivering classes in voltage, thermal, contingencies, blackout and emergency preparedness and response.


He has more than 35 years of electric utility experience and has been the driving force of custom training in the areas of emergency preparedness, restoration, switching and tagging, and mitigation. He coordinated and delivered a custom strategic awareness and response seminar at the APDA Las Vegas conference for more than 100 operators.


Chuck has authored a customer training template for how to develop custom blackstart and system restoration training with use of a simulator. He developed training for an industry transition into a deregulated market-based system as a result of FERC orders 888 & 889.


He has a variety of experience in the power industry having worked as a system operator, energy dispatcher, transmission service provider, outage coordinator and scheduler, system operations specialist, senior trainer and section operator and lineman.

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