Industry electricity system controllers train to manage province-wide blackout

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - May 09, 2017) - Media are invited to observe the Alberta Electric System Operator's System Restoration Training to find out what exactly takes place in a system-wide blackout and how operators work together across Alberta 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: May 11, 2017

Time: 1 - 2 p.m.

Location: MacEwan Ballroom, MacEwan Conference and Event Centre
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 open and non-discriminatory access to Alberta's interconnected power grid and we also facilitate Alberta's competitive wholesale electricity market which, in 2016, had 188 participants and approximately $2 Billion in annual energy transactions.

Contact Information:

For more information, contact:
Tara De Weerd
Manager, Public Affairs
Phone: 403-233-6404
Twitter: @theaeso