Silver Run Electric’s dedicated team of operations, engineering, and maintenance staff work around-the-clock to ensure the reliable and secure operation of our transmission facilities using the latest advancements in equipment and energy management systems.
The facilities which operate Silver Run Electric are fully redundant, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (“NERC”) certified High Impact Rating control centers that meet all physical and cybersecurity requirements. The current primary and backup control centers are located approximately 16 miles apart. This distance provides sufficient geographic diversity while being close enough to allow transmission system operators to relocate in less than 2 hours as required by NERC. The backup control center fully mirrors the primary control center and complete transfer of control can occur without losing any monitoring or control capabilities. In addition, each control center has redundancy in communications, power supply, HVAC and humidity control, and gas fire suppression systems. The primary and backup control centers maintain emergency provisions including cots, blankets, water, and food. These provisions are stored inside each of the secure control rooms. This enables continuous, high-functioning operations during periods of prolonged emergency conditions.
The control center is fully operated in-house and is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Operating the control center is a team of internal personnel who are NERC and PJM certified and pursue ongoing education to maintain their certifications and use the latest advances in EMS and visualization to manage the system. The in-house control center staff has decades of experience in operations, control, and management of the bulk electric system with specific experience operating transmission systems in PJM, and ERCOT. In addition, the staff has access to a fully functioning control center simulator to train for unexpected emergencies and support drills to assess readiness.