BC Coordinated Planning Group Development of BCCPG Charter Steering Committee Meeting – Conference Call Friday, May 27, 2011 1 – 2:30pm
BCCPG Background • Review of rationale for BCCPG • Progress to date • Initial outreach to BC Transmission Owners • MOU signed on March 10, 2011 by: BCH, Alcan, Teck, Fortis, CPC • TEPPC approval of BCCPG; voting status – date – March 14, 2011 • WECC Board approval of TEPPC Representative – March 17, 2011 • Current activities • www.bccpg.com • TEPPC meeting – May 24,25, 2011 • Sub-regional Coordination Group meeting – June 21, 2011 • Charter development
Sections of the draft BCCPG Charter • Purpose • Goals • Principles • Membership • Governance
Purpose • The BCCPG is a forum for enabling the coordination of transmission planning activities with the aim of ensuring a high degree of reliability of the electric system. • Within BC, the BCCPG will enable coordination and, where appropriate, integrate the transmission planning functions of transmission owner members. • Outside BC, the BCCPG will represent the interests of its transmission owner members to the Western Interconnection through participation in the WECC’s Transmission Expansion Planning Policy Committee (TEPPC) as well as the Sub-Regional Coordination Group (SCG).
Goals • Enabling coordination of regional and subregional planning activities • Promote efficient development of the electric transmission system • Meet those reliability standards, criteria, policies and guidelines in effect in BC • Provide a forum for interaction with other utilities, SPGs and stakeholders within the Western Interconnection as transmission plans are developed
Principles • Coordination • Openness • Information Exchange • Regional Participation
Membership • Membership open to all parties • Two tiers of membership • Transmission Owner Members (TOMs) • Others
Governance • Voting • Several options: • Consensus among TOMs (Recommended) • Majority among TOMs • Veto to whomever’s system is impacted by decision • Meetings • Notices • Amendments • Costs