Event Details - Austin May 2017 Luncheon

"How’s It Looking Today? Recent and Upcoming Improvements to ERCOT’s Operational Forecasting and Analyses" - Speaker: Dan Woodfin, Senior Director – System Operations, ERCOT

5/30/2017 11:45:00 AM
LCRA Redbud Center, 3601 Lake Austin Blvd., Austin, TX 78703

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The reliable and efficient operation of the ERCOT System requires accurate forecasts of load, wind and solar output, timely reporting of all resources’ capabilities and plans, and effective tools to assess the sufficiency of resources to meet the load and cover potential risks. ERCOT continues to improve its forecasting in each of these areas, as well as developing more-effective analytical tools. The control room also recently added an additional operator to each shift to support these improvements. Our speaker Dan Woodfin, Senior Director – System Operations at ERCOT, will provide an overview of what ERCOT has done – and is considering in the future -- to keep up with changing system needs.

Dan Woodfin has been with ERCOT for fourteen years, during which he has led efforts to improve the transmission planning process by incorporating enhanced stakeholder input and economic considerations, to develop and implement the CREZ Transmission Plan, to reliably integrate wind generation into the system, to continuously improve operational practices and to modernize the ancillary services framework, having been both Director of System Operations and Director of System Planning for ERCOT. Before joining ERCOT, Dan was Manager of Transmission Policy for the merchant generation development group at Reliant Energy and Manager of Resource Planning for the CSW utilities. Dan has a BSEE and MBA from Texas A&M University.

Please RSVP no later than 12 noon on Friday, May 26th. Walk-ins are welcome on a space-available basis – see below policy for information. Please email Cathy Fry at cfry@navigant.com if you have any questions about the luncheon.
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POLICY FOR NON PRE-PAID LUNCHEON REGISTRATIONS IN THE EVENT OF A SOLD-OUT LUNCHEON: In order to accommodate walk-ins at sold-out luncheons, any registrations that are not pre-paid during the online registration process will be held only until 11:55 AM for the original registrants. At 11:55 AM, any available non pre-paid seats will be released for purchase by walk-in registrants. Seats will be allocated to walk-in registrants based on the time of the walk-in registrants arrival. If a non pre-paid original registrant should arrive after 11:55 AM, they will be directed to register as a walk-in registrant and will be reallocated a seat only after all earlier arriving walk-ins have been seated. SINCE MANY AUSTIN LUNCHES SELL OUT, GCPA STRONGLY ENCOURAGES YOU TO PRE-PAY FOR YOUR LUNCHEON IN ORDER TO GUARANTEE YOUR SEAT.
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Location Details

LCRA Redbud Center, Room 108
3601 Lake Austin Blvd., Austin, TX 78703

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