2023 System Operator Conference #4, October 24-26, 2023

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2023 System Operator Conference #4, October 24-26, 2023

2023 System Operator Conference #4, October 24-26, 2023

When and where

Date and time

Location

3705 Spectrum Blvd 3705 Spectrum Boulevard Tampa, FL 33612

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

  • 2 days 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

EVENT INFORMATION:

Times listed below are Eastern

Tuesday/Wednesday, October 24-25, 2023, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 26, 2023, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

  • System Operators with responsibility for performing real-time, reliability-related tasks on the interconnected power system (Reliability Coordinator, Balancing Authority, Transmission Operator, and Generator Operator functions)
  • System control center managers, supervisors, and staff
  • Engineers, planners, managers, marketers, technicians, or support staff who may benefit from power system operation training

LEARNING GOALS:

NERC-approved Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) will be awarded for successful completion of this learning activity.

  • Provide SERC System Operators with a forum for networking with operators from across the SERC Region and sharing best practices
  • Develop SERC System Operators knowledge and skills using relevant scenarios modeled on an operator training simulator
  • Provide SERC System Operators with effective training in normal and emergency operations, operator communication and collaboration and situational awareness
  • Assist SERC System Operators in maintaining their NERC Certification through the award of approved continuing education hours.

REGISTRATION (In-person):

Seating is limited for the In-person, and registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is $425.00 for In-person.

Details:

Each In-person attendee will receive 19 CEHs upon successful completion of the assessment.

The cost for the in-person option is $475.

  • Schedule: Day 1 – Tuesday, May 2, 2023, from 08:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern)
  • Day 2 – Wednesday, May 2, 2023, from 08:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern)
  • Day 3 – Thursday, May 4, 2023, from 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Registration fees are non - refundable. To cancel a SERC event registration, contact support@serc1.org by the registration deadline listed below.

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 13, 2023.

REGISTRATION (WebEx):

Virtual attendees will be required to participate in the presentation portions of Day 1 and Day 3 of the conference and score a 70% or higher on the assessment to receive CEHs.

Details

• Each virtual attendee will have an option to receive 19 CEHs or 9 CEHs, upon successful completion of the assessment.

• 19 CEH Offering

• SERC will provide 9 CEHs for the presentation portion of the conference

• An account will be set up through SERC and IncSys to provide 10 CEHs of simulation hours

• the account will be administered and CEHs awarded by IncSys

• each individual will have a 14 business days from the close of the SOC to complete the simulation hours to receive NERC CEHs from IncSys

• The cost for the 19 CEHs virtual option is $675. $35.53/CEH hr.

• 9 CEH Offering

• SERC will provide 9 CEHs for the presentation portion of the conference

• The cost for the 9 CEHs virtual option is $320. $35.55/CEH hr.

A link will be provided for each day of the Event via WebEx

A separate link will be sent for the assessment at a later date (to the email address used for registration)

Schedule:

• Day 1 – Tuesday, May 2, 2023, from 08:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)

• Day 3 – Thursday, May 4, 2023, from 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Registration is $675.00 or $320.00 depending on selection for virtual attendance. Registration through Eventbrite.

Registration fees are non - refundable. To cancel a SERC event registration, contact support@serc1.org by the registration deadline listed below.

COVID PROTOCOL: To ensure the safety of our attendees, we are asking everyone to observe the Local and CDC Guidelines that are in effect during the System Operator Conference (SOC). Please note that masks are not required at the SOC's; however, we are recommending attendees to wear masks during the General Session and in the Breakout rooms.

SERC and the SOWG will provide pads and pens for attendees located at the water stations for both the General session and the Breakout rooms. In addition, we will make masks and hand sanitizer available throughout the meeting rooms (Please see Matt Bigg at the registration desk should you need assistance with these items).

HOTEL INFORMATION:

Embassy Suites Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens

3705 Spectrum Blvd.

Tampa, Florida 33612

813-977-7066

A reduced rate of $172 per night is offered to attendees. Included is a complimentary breakfast and Manager's Reception. Call 1-800-218-8712 or click this LINK to make online reservations. The SERC room block will be open until Friday, September 29, 2023 or until the block is sold out, whichever comes first.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION / PARKING: The Embassy Suites Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens does not offers complimentary shuttle transportation to and from the Tampa International Airport. Please click the LINK that will direct you to Ground Transportation Options to the Embassy Suites Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens. Self-parking at the Embassy Suites Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens is complimentary. Valet parking is not available.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Questions concerning registration & meeting content - support@serc1.org

Questions concerning registration & hotel accommodations - Matt Bigg