NOTICE DATE:  February 22, 2012

NOTICE TYPE:  M-A020312-02 Operations

SHORT DESCRIPTION:  REMINDER – Drought Best Practices Workshop


DAY AFFECTED:  February 27, 2012

LONG DESCRIPTION:  ERCOT has scheduled a drought best practices workshop on February 27, 2012, from 09:00 until 15:00 CST in order to share the draft white papers for best practices concerning Generation and Transmission operations with respect to drought conditions. The morning session will be dedicated to Generation best practices, and the afternoon will be dedicated to Transmission best practices. The workshop will be held at the ERCOT Austin MET Center (

The draft agenda for the workshop is as follows:

Morning Session:  Generation Best Practices (09:00 – 11:00)

1)    ERCOT opening comments and Agenda (15 minutes)

2)    Overview of white paper (1 hour)

a.    Introduction

b.    Summary of key findings

c.    Best Practices and Recommendations

3)    Q&A (30 minutes)

4)    Wrap-up (10 minutes)

Afternoon Session:  Transmission Best Practices (13:00 – 15:00)

1)    ERCOT opening comments and overview of agenda (5 minutes)

2)    Transmission Panel (1.5 hours)

a.    Agency Coordination

b.    Communication between TDSPs and ERCOT during EEA events

c.    H-frame issues

d.    Vegetation Management with Texas Forestry Service data services

e.    Contamination issues

f.     Coordination of transmission outages in constrained areas

g.    Lessons learned and program changes

3)    Panel Q&A (20 minutes)

4)    Wrap-up (5 minutes – ERCOT)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  The workshop will also be available via WebEx. The workshop and WebEx details are as follows:

Date:  Monday, February 27, 2012

Time:  09:00 – 15:00 CST (Chicago, GMT-06:00)

Location:  ERCOT Met Center, RM 206 (

WebEx URL:

Meeting Number:  656 626 364

Meeting Password:  DBPW123##

Dial in Number:  1-888-894-0587

Audio Passcode:  656 626 364 (press # after entering audio passcode)

Press # when prompted for pin number.

The workshop agenda and WebEx information are also posted to the ERCOT calendar event page at

CONTACT:  If you have any questions, please contact your ERCOT Account Manager. You may also call the general ERCOT Client Services phone number at (512) 248-3900 or contact ERCOT Client Services via email at [log in to unmask].

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