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Technical Talk with RF Talk with RF3/20/2023 6:00:00 PM3/20/2023 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 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">Assist Visit Program</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">. If you have any questions, please reach out to Michelle Cross, External Affairs Manager, via </span><a href=""><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">email</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"> or 216-503-0603. </span><br class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"></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="">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: 2313 307 0795<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: 2313 307 0795</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 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">Establishing and Communicating System Operating Limits – Upcoming Changes</strong></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Dean LaForest – Project 2015-09 Chair 2019-2021 and Manager of Real-Time Studies at ISO-NE </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Vic Howell – Project 2015-09 Chair 2015-2019 and Director of Reliability Risk Management at WECC </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Stephen Whaite – Technical Auditor, Operations & Planning Compliance Monitoring, RF</span></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Please join RF and the chairs of the Project 2015-09 Standard Drafting Team to discuss what a System Operating Limit (SOL) is, what an SOL exceedance is, and what is included in the NERC Reliability Standards framework surrounding SOLs. The use of SOLs is a foundational construct in the NERC Reliability Standards, supporting the reliable operation of the Bulk Electric System (BES) by setting parameters within which the BES should be operated to provide for reliable pre- and post-contingency system performance. Standards Project 2015-09 resulted in FERC approval of a revised definition for SOL, a new defined term System Voltage Limit, major revisions to FAC-011 and FAC-014, retirement of FAC-010-3, and associated revisions to six other Reliability Standards – all effective April 1, 2024. </span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">The discussion around the use of SOLs in Operations Planning and Real-time Operations is especially relevant for System Operations and Operations Support personnel at Transmission Operators and Reliability Coordinators. Transmission Planning personnel at Transmission Planners and Planning Coordinators will also be impacted by the retirement of FAC-010-3 and associated revisions to other standards. Generator Owners and Transmission Owners may be impacted by changes to applicable Facilities in FAC-003, PRC-002, PRC-023, and PRC-026.</span></li></ul><p></p><p><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Operational Analysis and Awareness (OAA) Update</strong></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Tony Purgar, Senior Manager, OAA, RF</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Kellen Phillips, Principal Analyst, OAA, RF</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Dwayne Fewless, Principal Analyst, OAA, RF</span></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">This discussion will highlight the OAA group and its core responsibilities including an overview of the Event Analysis Process (i.e., reporting requirements, cause coding, trends); explanation on “what is an inquiry"; and a look into our Situational Awareness / Threat Intelligence activities and tools. </span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">This discussion is intended for entities with functional responsibilities of the Balancing Authority, Distribution Provider, Generation Owner, Generation Operator, Reliability Coordinator, Transmission Owner and Transmission Operator. It's relevant to bulk power system operations personnel that deal with system disturbances, situational awareness, and threat intelligence monitoring from the cyber, physical and operational perspectives.​​​<br></span></li></ul><p></p>

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