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Technical Talk with RFhttps://rfirst.org/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=240Technical Talk with RF11/14/2022 7:00:00 PM11/14/2022 8:30:00 PM<p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:9pt;">R</span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:9pt;">eliabilityFirst (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 to 3:30 p.m. EST, </span><strong style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:9pt;">however this call is moved up one week earlier</strong><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:9pt;"> due to the upcoming holiday. </span><br></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">Assist Visit Program</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">. If you have any questions, please reach out to Michelle Cross, Entity Engagement Manager, via </span><a href="mailto:%20michelle.cross@rfirst.org"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">email</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"> or 216-503-0603. </span></p><p style="box-sizing:border-box;color:#333333;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="box-sizing:border-box;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="box-sizing:border-box;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="box-sizing:border-box;"><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="box-sizing:border-box;">Event Information:  <a href="https://reliabilityfirst.webex.com/reliabilityfirst/j.php?MTID=m6b7870c05408ed16b7e234f62152f957" style="box-sizing:border-box;color:#337ab7;background-color:transparent;">Click Here​</a>​</strong></span></span></span></p><p style="box-sizing:border-box;color:#333333;text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="box-sizing:border-box;">Meeting Number: 2308 893 1889<br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="box-sizing:border-box;">Meeting Password: 0123456789<br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="box-sizing:border-box;">Join by phone: 1-650-479-3207, Access Code: 2308 893 1889</span></span></span></p><p style="box-sizing:border-box;color:#333333;text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="box-sizing:border-box;">Please join us on Slido.com using <strong style="box-sizing:border-box;">#TechTalkRF </strong>as the event code.</span></p><p style="box-sizing:border-box;color:#333333;text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="box-sizing:border-box;"><strong style="box-sizing:border-box;">Agenda Topics</strong></span></p><p><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Align Update:  <a href="/about/Align%20Library/2022%20November%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), RF</span></p><p><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 Locker. </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><strong>​Reliability Vignettes</strong></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><strong></strong>Rich Bauer – Associate Principal Engineer, RAPA/Event Analysis, NERC</span></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">NERC has launched Reliability Vignettes, a new product aimed at capturing current operating incidents of interest and projecting the circumstances of the incidents into the future as think pieces for system planning and operating considerations. </span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">The first vignette is live on NERC's </span><a href="https://www.nerc.com/pa/RAPA/Pages/default.aspx"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Event Analysis, Reliability Assessment, and Performance Analysis page,</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"> where future write-ups will also be posted on an occasional basis as interesting system occurrences are identified.</span> </li></ul><p><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Facility Ratings Lessons Learned from Walkdowns</strong></p><p><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"></strong><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:9pt;">Mallory Carlone – Technical Auditor, Operations & Planning, RF</span></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Mallory will be reviewing field walkdowns RF conducted throughout 2022. In addition, she will review ReliabilityFirst's FAC-008 and FAC-003 walkdown process which will be a focus for 2023 Audit engagements. Topics will include what to expect, preferred SMEs to have on-site, location selections, time frames, lessons learned, etc. We will also discuss details around RF's Self Certifications regarding how FAC-008 is being scoped and which entities are being targeted for those types of engagements. </span></li></ul><ul><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">This presentation is relevant for Transmission Owners, Primary Compliance Contacts and Field Operations: Vegetation, Substation and Subject Matter Experts<em> </em>dealing with Planning, Data and Modeling. Please forward this invite to planning, data, and modeling engineers, internal control champions and compliance personnel responsible for FAC-008 and FAC-003.​</span></li></ul>

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