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NOTICE DATE: June 30, 2020

NOTICE TYPE: W-A063020-01 Education/Training

SHORT DESCRIPTION: 2020 ERCOT Operator Training Seminar (OTS) - Virtual

INTENDED AUDIENCE: TDSPs, TOs, ERCOT Operators, QSEs and Resource Entities

DAYS AFFECTED: October 6 - 7, 2020 and November 2, 2020 - January 4, 2021

LONG DESCRIPTION: October 6 - 7, 2020, ERCOT will host a pilot OTS via WebEx (no NERC continuing education credits (CE) will be awarded for participation in the pilot OTS). ERCOT will provide WebEx and course information in a follow-up Market Notice.

The pilot OTS will cover the following topics:

WebEx Day 1



30 Minutes

State of ERCOT

Bill Magness

30 Minutes

Winter Outlook

Chris Coleman

1 Hour

Communications Com-002

Erik Johnson

2 Hours

Generation and Frequency Control

Steve Rainwater

1 Hour

Emerging Technologies

Bill Blevins

WebEx Day 2



2 Hours

System Restoration

Mark Spinner

1 Hour


Rick Montoya

2 Hours

Outage Management

John Jarmon


Presentations from the pilot OTS will be made available on ERCOT's Learning Management System (LMS) from November 2, 2020 to January 4, 2021. A total of eight (8) NERC CE are available to individuals who complete the 2020 ERCOT OTS LMS course. Due to the virtual nature of the 2020 ERCOT OTS, participation in the pilot session and/or the LMS course are free of charge.

CONTACT: For questions regarding the 2020 ERCOT OTS please contact Stacy Wozny at: [log in to unmask] / 512-248-4260 or Sarah Janak at: [log in to unmask] / 512-248-4668.  For general 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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