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 Compliance 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.

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 indefinately, and may be removed to comply with Texas RE's document retention policy.

Workshops

2019 CIP Low Impact Workshop

2019 Fall Standards and Compliance Workshop

2020 Spring Standards and Compliance Workshop

Reliability 101 - History and Introduction to Texas RE - Presentation | Recording

Reliability 101 - Update on COVID-19 Impacts - Presentation | Recording

Talk with Texas RE

June 20, 2019 - Risk Analysis for Compliance Oversight

August 15, 2019 - Cyber Security Breaches

September 19, 2019 - Texas RE Extranet

November 21, 2019 - Evaluating Entity Compliance Culture for Compliance Oversight

December 19, 2019 - NERC Reliability Assessments Update

January 23, 2020 - Self-Logging

February 20, 2020 - PRC-002-2

March 19, 2020 - Upcoming CIP Standards

April 23, 2020 - CORES | Recording

May 7, 2020 - Align, Are We There Yet?

May 14, 2020 - The MIDAS Touch | Recording

May 21, 2020 - PRC-027 | Recording

June 18, 2020 - 2019 Assessment of Reliability Performance | Recording