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Technical Talk with RFhttps://rfirst.org/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=192Technical Talk with RF10/11/2021 6:00:00 PM10/11/2021 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. Eastern; however, the upcoming call has a <strong>new date, October 11</strong>, due to the upcoming grid security conference, GridSecCon 2021.</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;"><font color="#0066cc">Assist Visit Program</font></span></a><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">. If you have any questions, please reach out to Brian Thiry, Entity Engagement Director, via email or 216-503-0636. </span></p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"></span><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;"><strong>Event Information</strong><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="/PublishingImages/New%20Date.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:90px;" /></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;"><strong style="font-weight:bold;box-sizing:border-box;">WebEx Link:  <a href="https://reliabilityfirst.webex.com/reliabilityfirst/onstage/g.php?MTID=e33d29d5b6e80d773beca25172681a323">Click Here</a></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;">Meeting Number/Access Code:  2312 946 3561<br style="box-sizing:border-box;">Meeting Password:  0123456789<br style="box-sizing:border-box;">Join by Phone:  1-650-479-3207</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;">Please join us on Slido.com using <strong style="font-weight:bold;box-sizing:border-box;">#TechTalkRF </strong>as the event code.</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;"><strong style="font-weight:bold;box-sizing:border-box;">Tentative Agenda Topics</strong></span></p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Align Update:  <a href="/about/Align%20Library/2021%20October%20Align%20Update.pdf">Click Here</a></strong></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Anthony Jablonski – Manager, Risk Analysis and Mitigation (RAM)</span></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">This update is especially relevant for Primary Compliance Contacts (PCC) and their alternates who are responsible for using Align and the Secure Evidence Lockers. </span></li></ul><p><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Self-Certifications for Operations and Planning (O&P) Standards</strong></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Beth Rettig – Senior Technical Auditor, O&P Compliance Monitoring</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Mike Hughes – Principal Technical Auditor, O&P Compliance Monitoring</span></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">The O&P Compliance Monitoring Team will discuss how they implement self-certifications into their engagement schedule for next year as part of our risk-based approach to compliance monitoring. </span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">This presentation is especially relevant for PCCs and their alternates who are responsible for working with the SMEs to assess compliance with the Standards. </span></li></ul><p><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Field Walk-downs for Facility Ratings (FAC-008) and Vegetation Management (FAC-003)</strong></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Beth Rettig – Senior Technical Auditor, O&P Compliance Monitoring<br><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Mike Hughes – Principal Technical Auditor, O&P Compliance Monitoring<br><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Curtis Crum – Principal Technical Auditor, O&P Compliance Monitoring</span></span></span></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">When it is safe to go on-site, field walk-downs will be incorporated into the O&P audits to enhance learning, transparency, and build relationships with those performing the work. This is an opportunity for Entities to show off their programs, provide demonstrations, and provide reasonable assurance that procedures are being implemented. </span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">This presentation is especially relevant for both compliance personnel and SMEs who are responsible for facility ratings and vegetation management.</span></li></ul>

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