NERC to Host Fourth Annual Monitoring and Situational Awareness Conference
ATLANTA – Energy management system (EMS) resiliency is the focus in NERC’s fourth annual Monitoring and Situational Awareness Technical Conference on September 27–28, which will be held at the California ISO in Folsom, Calif.  
Discussions will include backup and recovery strategies, operational practices and industry best practices as well as optimize the expertise from various utilities in a collaborative, educational forum.
“It is not a matter of if the automation fails, but when, and the ability to recover quickly from difficulties is a strong indicator of grid reliability. NERC continues to provide conferences and workshops like this to help entities continually improve reliability and to emphasize the importance of sharing lessons learned from EMS outages,” said James Merlo, vice president of Reliability Risk Management at NERC.  “The more we are able to share and learn from each other, the better it is for our stakeholders and society.”
Highlights from the conference will include a presentation on NERC’s voluntary event analysis process to identify trends, lessons learned from EMS outages and a loss of external data/state estimator failure strategies panel discussion. Other panels will cover technology challenges, security challenges, interoperability and data exchange.
As the Electric Reliability Organization, NERC is committed to continuous learning and improvement of bulk power system reliability. More information about speakers and topics will be provided in the coming month.

Posted On: 08/22/2016