NOTICE DATE:  March 4, 2016

NOTICE TYPE:  M-A030416-01 Education/Training

SHORT DESCRIPTION:  Upcoming Outage Scheduler training sessions

INTENDED AUDIENCE:  QSE & TSP Outage Coordination and Real-Time Management Personnel

DAYS AFFECTED:  See course schedule below

LONG DESCRIPTION:  The PR174-01 2015 Outage Scheduler Enhancements Project combines the release of Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) 219 (Resolution of Alignment Items A33, A92, A106, and A150 - TSPs Must Submit Outages for Resource Owned Equipment and Clarification of Changes in Status of Transmission Element Postings) and System Change Request (SCR) 783 (Outage Scheduler Enhancements -- Groups 2 and 3, Group Outage, Usability and Filtering Enhancements) into one project.

The PR174-01 2015 Outage Scheduler Enhancements project is scheduled to be implemented October 11 – 13, 2016. In preparation, ERCOT will deliver market training on the dates and locations listed below.  The training sessions are particularly recommended for personnel from TSPs, QSEs and Resource Entities involved in the Outage Scheduling.  Training will cover:

·         Review of ERCOT market rules related to outage coordination

·         Describe roles and responsibilities for ERCOT and Market Participants

·         Define each entities responsibilities for scheduling Transmission Facility or Resource Outages

·         Demonstrate new and enhanced Outage Scheduler requirements and capabilities

·         Describe the interfaces between the Outage Scheduler and other Nodal Market applications.

·         Discuss Outage Scheduler reports posted on the Market Information System (MIS)

·         ERCOT-to-QSE Transmission Facility Outages Transition Plan


TSPs and QSEs are encouraged to send personnel that will either submit or maintain Outage information on the Outage Scheduler as well as those that may need to generate Outage-related reports.

Training course locations and dates are shown below:




     May 10, 2016

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

ERCOT Austin

7620 Metro Center Dr.

Austin, TX 78744


    May 17, 2016

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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1950 N. Stemmons Freeway

Suite 3000
Dallas, TX 75207


    May 19, 2016

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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1990 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056


    May 25, 2016

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

ERCOT Austin

7620 Metro Center Dr.

Austin, TX 78744

(With WebEx)


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  To enroll in a course, go to the ERCOT Training website at Select the course you are interested in attending. On the “Schedule/Registration” tab, select the “Enroll Online” link under “REGISTRATION” to register for the course.

These courses are part of a series of instructor-led and web-based training courses available to Market Participants. To view the complete catalog of ERCOT market and operational courses, select Course Catalog from the ERCOT Training website.

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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