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Marketplace Training Course Details:
Power System Emergency Workshops for LDCs, Connected Wholesale Customers and Local Generators

Each year, depending on need, the IESO hosts several local one-day workshops designed for local distribution companies (LDCs), connected wholesale customers, and local generators. 

Workshop Objectives:
The workshops are targeted to operations managers, operating supervisors and emergency planning and management staff. The purpose is to provide a focused refresher on reliability preparedness and response by identifying and sharing plans and best practices. This is not an IESO-led lecture or conference -- instead, the IESO will facilitate discussions among local area participants who will play a lead role by discussing their own emergency plans while working through a series of realistic local scenarios.

Typical Topics:
  • System Operational Issues Pertinent to Your Local Area
  • Power System Restoration
  • Emergency Management
  • Voltage Reduction
  • Critical and Priority Loads
  • Load Reduction and Rotational Load Shedding
  • Load Restoration
  • Response to Physical or Cyber Security Incidents
  • Pandemic Planning
  • Tabletop Drill

  • Format:
    We will present a scenario, then participants will describe the impact on their facility or operation, how they would respond and who they would coordinate with. IESO staff, including system operators, will facilitate the conversations.
    The workshops include time for informal discussions and networking among participants.

    2012 Workshops:

  • Ajax, Wednesday, April 18, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
                 Thursday, April 19, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m

  • Port Elgin, Wednesday, May 16, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
                         Thursday, May 17, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m

  • Sudbury, Tuesday, June 12, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • Thunder Bay, Thursday, September 13, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • London, Thursday, October 4, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • To register call 905-855-6226
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