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Technical Talk with RFhttps://rfirst.org/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=185Technical Talk with RF4/19/2021 6:00:00 PM4/19/2021 7:30:00 PM<p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">ReliabilityFirst (RF) offers a regularly scheduled monthly call to provide Entities and stakeholders with a forum for addressing topics and questions relevant to reliability, resilience and security. These calls are typically held on the third Monday of each month from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. EST.</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">While RF subject matter experts (SMEs) will provide presentations and updates, they will not address entity-specific questions and issues. These types of questions can be handled offline by using the RF </span><a href="/ProgramAreas/EntityEngage/AssistVisits/Pages/AssistVisits.aspx"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="text-decoration:underline;">Assist Visit Program</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">. If you have any questions, please reach out to Brian Thiry, Entity Engagement Manager, via email or 216-503-0636. </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><strong>E<span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="box-sizing:border-box;"><strong style="font-weight:bold;box-sizing:border-box;">vent Information</strong></span></strong></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;widows:2;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="box-sizing:border-box;">WebEx Link: <a href="https://reliabilityfirst.webex.com/reliabilityfirst/onstage/g.php?MTID=e22fc5689f69656af5b6c2ade110349bb"> Click Here</a></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;widows:2;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="box-sizing:border-box;">Meeting Number/Access Code: <span style="box-sizing:border-box;"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing:border-box;">157 481 2352<br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="box-sizing:border-box;">Meeting Password:  <span style="box-sizing:border-box;"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing:border-box;">0123456789<br style="box-sizing:border-box;">Join by Phone:  1-650-3207</font></span></span></font></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;widows:2;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="box-sizing:border-box;"><span style="text-align:justify;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;widows:2;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">Please join us on Slido.com using </span><strong style="text-align:justify;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-style:normal;font-weight:bold;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;widows:2;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">#TechTalkRF </strong><span style="text-align:justify;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;widows:2;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">as the event code.</span><br style="text-align:justify;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;widows:2;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="box-sizing:border-box;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="text-align:justify;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;widows:2;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="font-weight:bold;box-sizing:border-box;"><br>Tentative Agenda Topics </strong></span></span></span></p><p><strong>Align Update</strong></p><p>Ray Sefchik - Director, Entity Engagement, RF</p><ul><li>This update is especially relevant for Primary Compliance Contacts (PCC) and their Alternate Compliance Contacts (ACC) who are responsible for using Align and the Secure Evidence Lockers.<strong> </strong></li></ul><p><strong>Certification Review Triggers</strong></p><p>Sam Ciccone - Principal Reliability Consultant, Entity Engagement, RF<br>Ryan Mauldin - Compliance Assurance Advisor, NERC</p><ul><li>What is a certification review and how does it differ from a readiness evaluation? What changes may result in the need for an evaluation? In addition to discussing what drives these reviews, this presentation will review the processes and expectations from the Rules of Procedure Section 500 and Appendix 5A.</li><li>This presentation is especially relevant for PCCs, ACCs, plus any and all operations support staff involved with operational changes (e.g., EMS replacements and upgrades) that impact capabilities, including operations technology support staff and operations managers and directors. </li></ul><p><strong>RTO Update – Assessing and Integrating Distributed Energy Resources (DER)</strong></p><p>Kristin Swenson - Market Development, Market & Grid Strategy, MISO<br>Dave Egan - Manager, System Planning Modeling & Support, PJM<br>Joe Mulhern - Sr. Engineer, Generation, PJM</p><ul><li>Representatives from PJM and MISO will present their processes for acknowledging, assessing and integrating DER into their resource mix, using perspectives from the operations and planning models. This is an excellent opportunity for Entities to learn more about the expectations from PJM and MISO when submitting modelling data.</li><li>This presentation is especially relevant for anyone interested in the changing generation landscape in the Midwest, including planners, modelers, and those in operations responsible for forecasting or studying the impacts of DER on the Bulk Power System.</li></ul>

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