M-A040108-01 Texas RE Workshop on Bulk Power System

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 (BPS).

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

·       Standards Development 

·       Enforcement and Sanctions
·       Violation Reporting

·       Cyber Security presentation by guest speaker, ERCOT ISO’s Jim Brenton

You may view the full agenda on the ERCOT public Web site: http://www.ercot.com/calendar/2008/05/20080513-NERC.html
ACTION REQUIRED:  Please RSVP to Mishani Kasper at [log in to unmask], before April 21, 2008
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  The Austin Airport Marriott South (www.marriott.com/AUSAP) 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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