Texas RE offers training on a variety of compliance- and standards-related topics. Workshops and seminars are announced to subscribers of the Texas RE Information mailing list. To subscribe to our mailing list please visit Texas RE Mailing Lists.

For questions about training, please contact Texas RE Information.

Texas RE hosts several workshops for registered entities throughout the year, including bi-annual Standards and Compliance workshops, annual Reliability 101 workshops, annual Generator Winter Preparedness workshops, and other workshops as needed. The purpose of these workshops is for registered entities in the Texas RE Region to learn more about compliance topics related to compliance with NERC Reliability Standards, ongoing efforts related to reliability, Protocol Compliance, and updates on various NERC and Regional Entity initiatives, as well as to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to connect with each other.

Specific information about workshops is posted on the calendar. Workshop announcements are sent to subscribers of the Information mailing list as well as the Primary Compliance Contacts (PCC) and Alternate PCCs for each registered entity. Visit the Texas RE Mailing Lists to subscribe.

Requests for Continuing Hours Certification

Texas RE does not offer Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) for any of its workshops or trainings. However, upon request, Texas RE will provide a Confirmation of Attendance Letter (Letter).

Webinar attendees must request a Letter within 90 days of the workshop. Requests should be sent to Texas RE Information. Webinar attendees will be verified via reports from WebEx. Once the requestor’s attendance is verified, Texas RE will email a Letter to the requestor within five business days of receipt of the request.

Texas RE reserves the right to deny a request due to insufficient information.

To help facilitate a learning environment and promote reliability excellence, Texas RE holds monthly, and as-needed, Talk with Texas RE conference calls and webinars with and among registered entities, to provide information and answer questions about reliability and compliance issues.

Information about specific Talk with Texas RE events is available on the calendar.

In partnership with the ERO, Texas RE conducts training events related to the Align program. Specific information about these training events is posted on the Texas RE calendar. Training announcements are sent to subscribers of the Information mailing list as well as the Primary Compliance Contacts (PCC) and Alternate PCCs for each registered entity. Visit the Texas RE Mailing Lists to subscribe.

To learn more about Align, visit Texas RE's Align page.

As part of its facilitation of a learning environment, Texas RE develops and disseminates lessons learned from events, compliance processes, dismissals, and trends to the industry within the Texas RE Region. Lessons learned and event observations are posted below.

If stakeholders have lessons learned they would like to share with the industry, please send them to Texas RE Information.

Disclaimer:
The sole purpose of the lessons learned and observations is to convey guidance through illustrative examples from Texas RE’s various activities. It is not intended to nor does it create, modify, or in any way alter any NERC Reliability Standard or any obligation of a registered entity or Texas RE. Texas RE will continue to assess compliance based on the facts and circumstances of a given situation as applied to the relevant NERC Reliability Standard. The lessons learned and observations are not intended to define the exclusive method by which an entity may comply with a particular standard or requirement, or foreclose a registered entity's demonstration of compliance by alternative means. Implementation of any suggestions or recommendations in a lessons learned document does not, in and of itself, guarantee compliance with any NERC Reliability Standard. Rather, each registered entity is responsible for assessing and taking all necessary actions to establish compliance with all of the requirements of all applicable NERC Reliability Standards.

Documents

All of Texas RE's outreach activities are free and open to the public. Past presentations delivered by Texas RE staff are available here. Please be aware that presentations will not be available indefinitely, and may be removed to comply with Texas RE's document retention policy.

Align Release 1 Training | Recording

Align Release 2 Periodic Data Submittal Training | Recording

Align Release 2 TFE and Self-Certification Training | Recording

Align Release 3 Training | Recording

Align Release 4 & 4.5 Training | Recording

Workshops

2021 CIP Workshop | Recording | CIP Workshop Q&A

2022 Extreme Events Resiliency Workshop - Day 1 Materials | Recordings

2022 Extreme Events Resiliency Workshop - Day 2 Materials | Recordings

2022 Energy Industry Vendor Summit | Recording

Women's Leadership in Grid Reliability and Security Conference | Recording

Fall Standards, Security, and Reliability Workshop

2023 Fall Standards, Security, and Reliability Workshop | Recording

Spring Standards, Security, and Reliability Workshop

2024 Spring Standards, Security, and Reliability Workshop | Recording

Grid Transformation Workshop

Grid Transformation Workshop Recordings Morning | Afternoon

Winter Weatherization Workshop

Winter Weatherization Workshop | Recording

Reliability 101 & 201

History and Introduction to Texas RE - Presentation | Recording

Registration & Certification - Presentation | Recording

Intro to Align & the SEL - Presentation | Recording

The Risk-Based Approach to Reliability - Presentation | Recording

Foundations of Critical Infrastructure Protection Programs - Presentation | Recording

Foundations of Operations and Planning Programs - Presentation | Recording

Navigating Noncompliance Resolution - Presentation | Recording

NERC Data Collection, Events Analysis, and Guidelines - Presentation

201: Security Patch Management

201: Operations and Planning Programs

201: CMEP Feedback Loop

201: Compliance in Align Walkthrough

201: Reliability Services

Reliability Standards - Presentation | Recording

Compliance Monitoring - Presentation | Recording

Improving Self-Reporting - Presentation | Recording

Initial Engagement Submissions - Presentation | Recording

August 10, 2023 - Cybersecurity for Distributed Energy Resources 

August 29, 2023 - Oil & Natural Gas Cybersecurity

October 5, 2023 - Protecting BES Cyber System Information 

October 31, 2023 - Electric-Gas Coordination

November 2, 2023 - 2024 SOL Standards

November 9, 2023 - Distributed Energy Resources

November 29, 2023 - Risk Assessment Best Practices for Self-Reports

November 30, 2023 - O&P Practice Guide Review

December 7, 2023 - 2024 Implementation Plan | Recording

December 19, 2023 - Asset Management: Foundations of a Solid Cybersecurity Program | Recording

January 11, 2024 - NERC and ERCOT Reliability Assessments | Recording

January 30, 2024 - FERC-NERC Blackstart Report | Recording

February 27, 2024 - CSIRP Planning and Testing | Recording

March 12, 2024 - Policy Forum: State Initiatives | Recording

March 14, 2024 - Using Align for COPs and IRAs | Recording

March 19, 2024 - Interconnection Model Designee | Recording

April 2, 2024 - GridEx VII Report | Recording

April 10, 2024 - Coordinated Oversight Program | Recording

April 15, 2024 - Natural Gas & Power Industry Reliability Alliance | Recording

May 2, 2024 - MOVEit Vulnerability | Recording

May 21, 2024 - Summer Outlook | Recording

May 22, 2024 - IBR Registration | Recording

May 30, 2024 - 2023 Reliability Performance and Regional Risk Assessment | Recording

ERCOT Critical Infrastructure Protection Working Group

February 3, 2023 - CMEP CIP-005 R2 and CIP-007 R3 Remote Connectivity

March 3, 2023 - BCSI In the Cloud CIP-004-7 and CIP-011-3

May 5, 2023 - Internal Controls Assessments During Engagments

June 2, 2023 - Malicious Code and Communications

August 4, 2023 - CSIRP Planning, Testing, and SCRM Software Integrity

September 8, 2023 - MITRE ATT&CK for ICS

October 6, 2023 - TCA & RM Internal Controls

November 3, 2023 - CIP Cyber Assets & Virtualization

December 1, 2023 - Zero Trust Architecture

January 5, 2024 - CIP Evidence Request Tool

February 13, 2024 - BCSI In the Cloud

March 1, 2024 - CISA Secure Tomorrow Toolkit

April 5, 2024 - CSIRP Planning and Testing

NERC Standards Review Forum (NSRF) Presentations

October 26, 2023 - Facility Rating Methodology Recommendations

November 16, 2023 - PRC-027-1 Compliance Internal Controls

January 25, 2024 - MOD-026-1

February 22, 2024 - EOP-011-2 R7

March 28, 2024 - EOP-011-2 R8

April 25, 2024 - Align Attestations

April 25, 2024 - The Importance of Evidence Dating

May 16, 2024 - PRC-005-6 R3