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WECC Reliability Management System. Reliability Management System Louise McCarren WECC CEO. Louise McCarren WECC CEO. WECC. One of 10 Members of NERC Covers the Western Interconnection All or parts of 14 Western States British Columbia Alberta Baja California Mexico

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Wecc reliability management system

WECCReliability Management System

Reliability Management System

Louise McCarren

WECC CEO

Louise McCarren

WECC CEO


Wecc reliability management system

WECC

  • One of 10 Members of NERC

  • Covers the Western Interconnection

    • All or parts of 14 Western States

    • British Columbia

    • Alberta

    • Baja California Mexico

  • Voluntary organization


Wecc mission

WECC Mission

  • Maintain a reliable electric power system in the Western Interconnection

  • Support effective competitive power markets

  • Assure open and non discriminatory transmission access among Members

  • Provide a forum for resolving transmission access disputes between Members


Wecc rms

WECC RMS

  • Developed following industry move to competition and 1996 outages

  • Contractual arrangement between WECC and transmission operators

  • Approved by FERC

  • Business letter from DOJ

  • Covers key reliability requirements

  • Enforcement through letter or monetary sanctions for noncompliance


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WECC RMS

  • Improve compliance until legislation enacted

  • Mandatory standards and compliance critical to a reliable transmission grid

  • Implemented in a phased approach

  • 3rd and final phase submitted to Commission with a requested effective date of January 1, 2004


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WECC RMS

  • 23 of 33 WECC control areas have signed RMS agreement

  • 88% of load - 83% of generation

  • Working to increase participation

  • Accountability through RMS data reporting reinforces compliance with standards


Reliability legislation

Reliability Legislation

  • WECC supports reliability legislation and mandatory reliability standards

  • Provisions important to WECC:

    • Delegation of authority to conforming regional entities

    • Deference to Interconnection-wide entities

    • Creation of Regional Advisory Bodies

  • WECC RMS is only interim solution pending reliability legislation


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