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NOTICE DATE: September 30 2020

NOTICE TYPE:  W-A063020-02 Education/Training

SHORT DESCRIPTION: 2020 ERCOT Operator Training Seminar (OTS) – Virtual (Presentations ONLY)

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 OTS via WebEx (NERC continuing education credits (CE) will be NOT be awarded for participation in the WebEx OTS).

Instructions for the Webex meeting are in the attached WORD document.  

The Webex Live OTS will cover the following topics:

WebEx Day 1



8:00 am

State of ERCOT

Bill Magness

8:30 am

Winter Outlook

Chris Coleman

9:00 am

Communications COM-002

Rick Montoya

10:00 am

Generation and Frequency Control

Steve Rainwater

12:00 pm

Emerging Technologies

Bill Blevins

WebEx Day 2



8:00 am

System Restoration

Mark Spinner

10:00 am


Alex Lee

10:30 am

Outage Management

John Jarmon


The live WebEx on October 6-7 is intended to serve as the OTS dry-run to gather feedback. The feedback provided by the COB October 9 will be utilized in updating slide decks. The recorded live WebEx presentations/slide decks will be posted on ERCOT.com at a later date. Presentations/assessments on select topics from the WebEx OTS will be made available on ERCOT's Learning Management System (LMS) from November 2, 2020 to January 4, 2021. NERC CEHs 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 WebEx session and/or the LMS course are free of charge.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please review the ERCOT website for previous Market Notices related to this subject. 

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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