Emergency Preparedness and System Restoration Workshops
The IESO conducts large-scale integrated emergency exercises to build on Ontario's emergency preparedness. These exercises also help market participants meet their obligations to test their emergency plans. The IESO also offers power system restoration workshops across Ontario.
Each year, the IESO hosts hands-on workshops in different areas of Ontario designed for transmitters, generators, distribution companies and connected wholesale customers’ participation. Each workshop features a review of the bulk electricity system, its operation, as well as the roles of the IESO and restoration participants in maintaining system reliability during normal and abnormal conditions and when restoring the power system following large-scale blackouts. Specific interactive table-top exercises are used. Five power system reliability workshops and a reliability coordinator to reliability coordinator exercise in are scheduled in 2016.
The workshops are targeted to real-time operations staff including new and seasoned operators, supervisors, emergency planning and management staff. The purpose is to provide a focused refresher on reliability preparedness and response. This is an IESO-facilitated workshop at which participants are immersed into the Ontario Power System Restoration Plan (OPSRP), among other system operating procedures.
In 2016, approximately 300 system operators from 39 different companies, from all market participant classes, attended restoration workshops.
To register, call 905.855-6226