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    Invitation to Participate in Third AESO Technical Workshop for Frequency Response in Technology Neutral Operating Reserves

    The AESO has hosted a series of technical workshops to present and discuss with stakeholders issues related to frequency response from providers of OR. Previous sessions were held on June 6, 2016 and September 8, 2016. The AESO now invites market participants and interested parties to attend a third technical workshop, as follows:

    Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016
    Location: Meeting Room 6006, 6th floor of the BP Centre located at 240 - 4th Avenue Calgary, Alberta SW T2P 2H8 (The glass doors on the 6th floor will be locked. Please knock and the receptionist’s will unlock the doors)
    RSVP: Provide names and titles of all participants that will be attending in person or by teleconference by 5:00 pm on September 30, 2016 to Brenda Hill at 403-539-2850 or

    Teleconference: Toll-free dial-in number (Canada/US): 1 855-453-6957
    Local dial-in number: 403-410-3051
    International dial-in numbers: Conference ID: 4366631

    Please note that the meeting will be held at BP Centre and not at Calgary Place. As the meeting spans over the lunch-hour, lunch will be provided. As indicated above, parties may participate by teleconference.

    The AESO notes that policy consultations and discussions concerning the wording of ISO rules, dispatch and directive requirements, and market issues are outside the scope of this technical workshop.

    The workshop will concern the behavior of regulating and spinning reserve resources in response to frequency excursions and will be highly technical in nature. Accordingly, the AESO recommends that technical staff attend the workshop.

    During this session, the AESO will engage with participants to:

    • Continue the discussion of amended requirements related to frequency response, including the proposals presented in the June 6 technical workshop; and
    • Discuss comments/questions that the AESO has received from stakeholders regarding the proposals presented in the June 6 technical workshop.

    Should you have any questions regarding the foregoing, please contact William Chow at 403-539-2785 or