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Brenda Ambrosi Interchange Scheduling and Accounting Subcommittee Chair. OC Update January 2012. NERC Operating Committee Report. NERC Spare Equipment Database Voluntary Transformers to start Access requires entity to volunteer to be included Bulk Electric System (BES) Definition

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Brenda ambrosi interchange scheduling and accounting subcommittee chair

Brenda AmbrosiInterchange Scheduling and Accounting Subcommittee Chair

OC Update

January 2012


Nerc operating committee report

NERC Operating Committee Report

  • NERC Spare Equipment Database

    • Voluntary

    • Transformers to start

    • Access requires entity to volunteer to be included

  • Bulk Electric System (BES) Definition

    • BES definition was approved, but the technical criteria to request an exception was not approved

    • NERC to file changes to BES definition with FERC by January 25

  • Event Analysis (EA)

    • More resources committed to effort for quicker turn around with reports

    • Currently, EA process is voluntary but NERC is contemplating changes to the Rules of Procedure to make it mandatory


Frequency responsive reserve standard update

Frequency Responsive Reserve Standard Update

  • Proposes reducing the frequency bias for the Western Interconnection

  • Standard Drafting Team (SDT) is proposing 5 requirements

  • Field Trial has begun

  • SDT requested frequency, NAI, and load data at the AGC scan rate from the BAs

  • Preliminary results of field trial data from the participating 13 BAs revealed forms not properly filled out, insufficient data, and data quality issues

  • WECC BAs concerned that several events that were selected were across the ramp period

  • Standard was posted for comment

  • NERC and FERC approval is expected by May


Wecc 0049 blackstart capability

WECC-0049, Blackstart Capability

  • Motion passed to Approve the WECC-0049 Blackstart Capability and Blackstart Resource Testing Plan Regional Criterion (approved by BOD on December 1-2)

    • Voting results:

      • TPs: Yes – 21, No – 0, Abstentions – 2

      • TCs: Yes – 17, No – 0, Abstentions – 3

      • State & Provincial: Yes – 1, No – 0, Abstentions – 0

  • Motion passed to Retire the Regional Blackstart Capability Plan (approved by BOD on December 1-2)

    • Voting results:

      • TPs: Yes – 24, No – 0, Abstentions – 2

      • TCs: Yes – 18, No – 0, Abstentions – 1

      • State & Provincial: Yes – 1, No – 0, Abstentions – 0


Wecc 0070 governor droop criterion

WECC-0070, Governor Droop Criterion

  • Motion passed to Approve the PRC-001-WECC-CRT-1 Governor Droop Setting Criterion and retire PRC-002-WECC-CRT-0 Section 1.C.2, previously known as MORC (approved by BOD on December 1-2)

    • Voting results:

      • TPs: Yes – 24, No – 1, Abstentions – 0

      • TCs: Yes – 19, No – 0, Abstentions – 1

      • State & Provincial: Yes – 1, No – 0, Abstentions – 0


Ufls load shedding criterion

UFLS Load Shedding Criterion

  • California entities voiced concern that the requirements are applicable to BAs and TOPs instead of TOs and DPs

  • DPs voiced concern that the criterion allows for a TOP to shed load on the transmission side if the TOPs and DPs cannot get an agreement in place

  • OC Steering Committee agreed not to seek approval of PRC-006-WECC-CRT-1

  • Drafting Team to meet and address concerns


Unscheduled flow administrative subcommittee ufas

Unscheduled Flow Administrative Subcommittee (UFAS)

  • UFAS will evaluate the qualified status of Path 31

  • Task Force presented proposal for curtailment order to be in order of transmission priority and for MW level relief instead of UFS step curtailment request

  • Goal was to seek approval of OC via email ballot by end of 2011

  • Task Force presented two proposals for the dues methodology but were asked to provide additional information before support can be given


Joint synchronized information subcommittee jsis

Joint Synchronized Information Subcommittee (JSIS)

  • Activities include:

    • Analysis of power system dynamics performance

    • Engineering applications

    • Wide-area awareness applications

    • Synchro-phasor technology

    • Develop hand-book for new utilities interested in Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) installation


Operating practices subcommittee ops

Operating Practices Subcommittee (OPS)

  • Motion passed to approve the extension of the Reliability-based Control Field Trial until February 28, 2013

  • Status of the Operating Issues Work Group (OIWG) on the WECC Event Reporting Procedure

    • Since the NERC EA Field Trial in October 2010, WECC has had ~80 reportable events of which ~50 were Category 1

    • Several changes have been made to NERC EA process as a result of information collected during Field Trial

      • Eliminated 24-hour reporting requirement

      • Events that fall under Category 3 or higher require an event analysis

      • Event analysis for Categories 1 and 2 will be on case-by-case basis

    • OIWG will continue to work on revising the WECC Event Reporting Procedure


Remedial action scheme reliability subcommittee rasrs

Remedial Action Scheme Reliability Subcommittee (RASRS)

  • WECC Remedial Action Scheme (RAS) Criterion went into effect on October 1, 2011

  • New NERC glossary definition by June 2012 for Special Protection System / RAS to reduce confusion

  • NERC plans to modify RAS standards PRC-012 to PRC-016

    • Requirements applicable to RAS owners not the Regional Reliability Organiztion


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