Ken Wilson Kim Israelsson WECC Staff. Bulk Electric System (BES) Definition Update June 4, 2014 CUG Meeting, Salt Lake City. Overview. “Core” BES Definition: What is it? How do I apply it? What actions if any need to be taken? Is there an Appeal Process?
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Bulk Electric System (BES) Definition Update
June 4, 2014
CUG Meeting, Salt Lake City
Bulk Electric System (BES): Unless modified by the lists shown below, all Transmission Elements operated at 100 kV or higher and Real Power and Reactive Power resources connected at 100 kV or higher. This does not include facilities used in the local distribution of electric energy.
Consistent methodology outlined in the BES Definition Reference Document
STEP 3: EXCLUSIONS should be applied in the following sequence:
Resources identified in the Transmission Operator’s restoration plan, regardless of voltage.
There are two conditions under which generation resources can prevent a radial system from qualifying for Exclusion E1:
Each notification should at a minimum include the following:
(a) Exclusion Exception
(b) Inclusion Exception
Must demonstrate that the requested facilities are (for inclusions) or are not (for exclusions) necessary for the reliable operation of the interconnected transmission system
Submitting Entity prepares Exception Request
RE initial screening and applicable entity input
Appeal of Rejection based on completeness
Up to 75 days
RE substantive review and recommendation
Technical Review Panel input
Up to 6 months
NERC Panel Review and Decision
Challenge of NERC Decision
Up to 120 days
Describes the application of the BES Definition
Describes how ERO Enterprise staff will review Self-Determined Notifications submitted through BESnet
Describes how ERO Enterprise staff will review Exception Requests submitted through BESnet
Outlines standards applicability and registration expectations
Manual for the online BESnet application
Bulk Electric System (BES) Definition, Notification, and Exception Process Project
Kim Israelsson – firstname.lastname@example.org