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    Media Advisory - Alberta Electric System Operator controllers train to manage province-wide blackout

    CALGARY, Alberta (April 21, 2016)

    Media are invited to observe the AESO’s System Restoration Training to find out what exactly takes place in a system-wide blackout and how operators work together to restore power as quickly as possible.

    Approximately 60 system controllers from the AESO and transmission and distribution companies from across the province will participate in the annual training.

    Media will be provided with access to film the training simulation exercise, as well as receive pre-recorded video and images of the AESO’s 24-7 system coordination centre.

    Date: April 22, 2016
    Time: 10 – 11 a.m.
    Location: MacEwan Conference and Event Centre (Casio Room) 
    University of Calgary 
    2500 University Drive NW 
    Calgary, AB

    For more information, contact:

    Dawn Delaney, External Communications Team Lead
    Phone: 403-233-6404

    Twitter: @theaeso