Users with the authority to perform a limited number of administrative tasks. Operators have more authority on the network than regular users but less authority than full administrators. Compare to administrator.
The organization that monitors and controls the operation of the electric system. In Ontario, the IESO is both system operator and market operator. In some other jurisdictions these functions are separate.
The SO is responsible for ensuring the short term security of supply on the grid including dispatching offered generation to match demand and minimise the total cost of generation. Currently this is Transpower.