Alberta Electric System Operator Controllers Train to Manage Province-Wide Blackout

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - 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.

April 22, 2016

10 - 11 a.m.

MacEwan Conference and Event Centre (Casio Room) 
University of Calgary 
2500 University Drive NW 
Calgary, AB

The Alberta Electric System Operator is responsible for the safe, reliable, and economic planning and operation of the Alberta Interconnected Electric System. We provide access to Alberta's interconnected power grid and we also facilitate Alberta's competitive wholesale electricity market which, in 2015, had over 200 participants and approximately $4 Billion in annual energy transactions.

Contact Information:

For more information, contact:
Dawn Delaney
External Communications Team Lead
Phone: 403-233-6404
Twitter: @theaeso