NOTICE DATE:  April 1, 2008
NOTICE TYPE:  M-A040108 - 01   Education/Training
SHORT DESCRIPTION:  Texas RE is hosting a workshop on NERC standards and
ERCOT regional requirements for reliability of the Bulk Power System
INTENDED AUDIENCE:  All Market Participants, ERCOT ISO and PUCT
DAY AFFECTED:  May 13, 2008
LONG DESCRIPTION:  Texas Regional Entity (Texas RE) is hosting a
workshop to allow Market Participants to learn more about compliance
with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards
and ERCOT regional requirements for reliability of the Bulk Power System
(BPS). This workshop will be held at the Austin Airport Marriott South
on May 13, 2008 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
NERC and Texas RE will cover compliance program material, including new
requirements and procedures.  Topics include registration with NERC,
NERC and regional standards, the Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement
Program, and NERC standards for cyber security. Attendees will have the
opportunity to ask questions.
Information from this workshop will be valuable for Qualified Scheduling
Entities (QSEs); Resource Entities; Transmission Operators (TOs);
Transmission and Distribution Service Providers (TDSPs); ERCOT ISO
staff; and PUCT staff.
Registration is free, and lunch will be provided. RSVPs are required.
Space is limited to 120 guests, and therefore only 5 participants per
organization will be allowed to register for this event.  Copies of the
presentation will be given to each attendee and the workshop will be
available via WebEx as well.
Agenda Topics:
*	Texas RE Background and Role 
	1	Registration Activities
	2	NERC and Regional Standards Overview 
*	Standards Development  
			1	Actively Monitored Standards for 2008 
*	Enforcement and Sanctions 
*	Violation Reporting 
			1	Mitigation Plans 
			2	Due Process 
			3	Overview of Sanctions 
*	Cyber Security presentation by guest speaker, ERCOT ISO's Jim
	1	Panel discussion with guest market participants on the
culture of compliance, the processes followed from pre-audit to
post-audit and how everyone is moving forward to assure compliance with
current and future rules.

You may view the full agenda on the ERCOT public Web site:
ACTION REQUIRED:  Please RSVP to Mishani Kasper at
[log in to unmask], before April 21, 2008 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  The Austin Airport Marriott South
( is offering a block of rooms for the workshop
at a discounted rate of $139 a night (the standard room rate is $199 a
night). To take advantage of the discounted rate, please call (512)
441-7900 to book your reservation, and remember to mention the
ERCOT/Texas RE Workshop. We have a limited number of rooms at this
discounted rate, so please book early.
CONTACT:  If you have any questions, please contact Lindley Ellisor at
[log in to unmask] or call (512) 225-7022.
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