EPRI Announces Dates for conference, tour, and seminar.August 23, 2013 -
Taking place September 16–17 in New Orleans, LA, 17th Annual Power Switching Safety and Reliability Conference will feature "Reporting and Tracking Near Misses: How to Prevent Predictable Surprises" theme and foster exchange of information about switching policies and procedures. Tour of Gretna Transmission Operations Center will be offered on September 15 at 9 am, and "Human Performance" seminar will be given on same day from 2:00 to 6:30 pm by Dr. James Merlo.
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Press release date: August 19, 2013
Name: 17th Annual Power Switching Safety and Reliability Conference
Dates: September 16-17
• Visit to the Gretna Transmission Operations Center, 9 am, Sunday, September 15
• Training Seminar “Human Performance”, 2-6:30 pm, SundaySeptember 15
Theme: “Reporting and Tracking Near Misses:How to Prevent Predictable Surprises”
Location:Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130, USA,
Tel: (504) 681-4404, or Toll-Free at (800) 535-9595
For More Information: George Gela, Technical Executive, email@example.com
The Annual Power Switching Safety and Reliability Conference is an opportunity for managers, supervisors, and operations personnel to exchange information about switching policies and procedures that contribute to improved safety and reliability. The conference addresses a variety of issues including detailed switching procedures and associated software, programs for training, audits and incident investigation as well as management strategies and policies.
On Sunday, September 15, from 9 am to 10 am, we are planning a tour of the Gretna Transmission Operations Center. There is no fee for the tour, but attendance is limited to the first 20 registrants, so register early.
Also on Sunday, September 15, from 2 pm to 6:30 pm, there will be a seminar given by Dr. James Merlo, NERC, “Human Performance.” The seminar will include a test and participants will be eligible for four NERC Continuing Education (CE) credits. There is a separate fee of $100 for this seminar and class size is limited to 50 people.
Booking details can be found at: http://www.cvent.com/d/0cqxvy
The preliminary program for this year’s conference includes the following presentations or breakout sessions:
• Tour of the Gretna Transmission Operations Center.
• Sunday Seminar: “Human Performance”, Dr. James Merlo, NERC
• Sample presentations:
• Preventing switching errors
• Writing orders
• Executing switching orders
• Control room atmosphere (avoiding distractions)
• Handling multiple alarms
• Handling routine tasks and emergency restoration
• Company culture regarding errors and consequences
• Board layouts and color schemes
• Sound and lighting levels in the control room
• Field/remote communication and data storage/retrieval procedures and equipment
• Locks and interlocks
• New technologies as aids in power switching
The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI, www.epri.com) conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. An independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI brings together its scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and industry to help address challenges in electricity, including reliability, efficiency, health, safety and the environment. EPRI's members represent more than 90 percent of the electricity generated and delivered in the United States, and international participation extends to 30 countries. EPRI's principal offices and laboratories are located in Palo Alto, Calif.; Charlotte, N.C.; Knoxville, Tenn.; and Lenox, Mass.