10Action ItemsMIS – Jan08-3 Update the Issues Process Management Guidelines and present to the MIS at its April meeting (Phil & Mike).STATUS – No progress.MIS – Feb09-1 Submit a request to NERC/NAESB to revise e-tag protocol to allow source PSE to adjust e-tags (Brenda & Phil).STATUS – Letter being drafted.
11Action ItemsMIS – Feb09-2 Chair to send 2009 approved MIS goals for posting. STATUS – Done.
13MIS 2009 Proposed GoalsThrough the MIS NAESB Work Group, support the MIC in increasing and strengthening the communication of NAESB activities; to assist WECC members in monitoring, understanding, and participating in NAESB activities.Support the drafting team in developing a WECC-wide merchant reliability communications methodology. (MAP approved at MIC; implementation by June)Monitor FRR and other proposed reserve policies and evaluate market implications.
14MIS 2009 Proposed GoalsPerform an investigation to identify the obstacles to scheduling normal weekends (Saturday through Monday) on Friday.Support the MIC in working with the Variable Generation Subcommittee and coordinate market interface issues.Identify transmission commercial issues that impede energy markets and raise reliability concerns, and facilitate solution to those issues in appropriate forums.
15MIS 2009 Proposed GoalsEvaluate whether markets for merchant resale of transmission are emerging in the west. Determine what, if any, impediments exist.Outreach to reengage MIS members.
17Update on Activities of Other Groups Board of DirectorsJoint Guidance CommitteeMIC, OC, PCCSeams Issues Subcommittee
18NERC/NAESB ATC Drafting Team WECC Efforts 1355 Black
19FERC ATC NOPR The Commission Approved all of the ACT Suite Subject to modificationIssues a NOPRMarch 19, 2009Created some “challenges”To MOD-29-01Others191919
20FERC ATC NOPR Issue Spotting: MOD-29-01 “Remove” MOD-29-01 R2.7 Eliminate protection of Existing Path ratings69 “Existing Rating” Paths in WECCPath Rating CatalogueRequire re-ratingChanges all contracts and models upon which the Existing Path ratings are predicatedCompliance in “one year” questionableNeed to respondWECC and multiple entities!202020
21FERC ATC NOPR Issue Spotting: “Mission Creep” Make Implementation Documents available to broader range of entities“Mission Creep”Using NAESB Business PracticesFERC has no jurisdiction over “non-jurisdictionals”Using StandardsFERC can sweep in “non-jurisdictionals”Slippery slopeInfusing non-reliability issues into reliability standards212121
22FERC ATC NOPR Issue Spotting: Counterflows Would require greater detail in describing counter flowsWECC uses “counter schedules”Issue Spotting: Treatment of Network Resource DesignationWould require greater detailRamifications to members are unclear222222
23FERC ATC NOPR Issue Spotting: Transparency Issue Spotting: TRM FERC would require NERCQuickly audit the documentsReplication of results is essentialIssue Spotting: TRMFERC says “to vague”Lock down the ambiguities232323
24FERC ATC NOPR Informational VSL and VRF will be filed later Process under review at NERCCan’t be lower than before draftingMust be consistently appliedBased on a single violation and not on a cumulative number of violations242424
25FERC ATC NOPR Informational Other MODs and FAC NERC / FERC agree Retire MODs 1-9; Changes top 10-25Outside scope of the NERC ATC Drafting TeamMore work to comeNERC / FERC disagreeFERC says polish FAC-12Keep FAC -13MODs are “operational” (through 13 months)FACs are “planning” (14 months and beyond)252525
29Frequency Responsive Reserves Drafting Team UpdateSecond posting comments.Changes resulting from second posting.FAQ and additional data posting.OC vote?Questions
30Market Update on Operating Reserves Issues 1425Tice
31WSPP OC Meeting Service Schedule C language changes. “Capacity reserves” language eliminated.Firm capacity and energy products remain in separate sections.Scheduling language changes.Preschedule language removed.RRO rules language.Day ahead and longer transactions.All other transactions “real time.”
32WSPP Reserves Issue Task Force Task force update:New products and service schedules under development; not quite ready for prime time.California Resource Adequacy Capacity.“Firming Service” (schedule or dynamic).Contingency Reserve Service.Capacity.
33Other WSPP Items of Interest Re-supply in real time; changing source of pre-schedule deal in real time.Scheduling wind as firm.Wind sales under Service Schedule C.Reserves Schedule, Service Schedule D.Ancillary Services.Questions?
35Intra-hour Transaction Work Group MIC formed WG to address item assigned to it in February 24, 2008 disturbance report.“The WECC MIC shall initiate an investigation into how it might be able to allow more flexibility in the tagging process, including specifically addressing initiation of tags at times other that the top of the hour.”
36Intra-hour Transaction Work Group WG submitted request to modify INT-BPSOther groups submitted similar SAR requests.WG request posted for comments.Substantial comments received.Conflict with NERC StandardsATC, OASIS, etc.SRRC remanded request to submitters for revision.WG withdrew the request.MIC Chair assigned the Disturbance Report item to the MIS.
37MIS Intra-hour Assignment MIS forms a group to address Disturbance Report item.Scope of work group to perform.Deliverables.Timeline.Participants.MIS should consider further action on intra hour schedule issue in WECC.Prepare whitepaper?Draft SAR?Other?
38MIS Intra-hour Assignment References.Joint Initiatives Products and Services Strike Team Whitepaper.BP in White Paper good starting point for WECC Regional Criteria.Questions & discussion.Action and assignments.
41MIS Charter Background Substantive Charter language from existing MIS Scope statement.Authority to form task forces, work groups, etc. to accomplish assigned duties.Governance and Nominating Committee template for charters.MIS vote to accept proposed charter for presentation and potential approval by MIC.
42MIS Charter at MIC Meeting Issue raised at MIC of MIS Charter containing language referring to standards development.MIC Charter does not contain specific language on standards development.WECC Bylaws and Standards Development Process gives such authority to Standing Committees.
43MIS Charter at MIC Meeting Motion to accept MIS Charter withdrawn.Charter issue remanded to MIC Steering.MIC Steering revised MIS Charter language.Address “standards” language issue.Add coordinate language.Revised Charter to MIS for acceptance.Discussion and questions.
44North American Electric Standards Board Task Force 1550 LeBray
45NAESB WG Formation Take two at the MIS. MIS recommendation. MIS forms NAESB WG.MIS approval of NAESB WG Charter.Discussion.Motion.45
46NAESBWG Charter Motion: The MIS approves the NAESB Work Group Charter as presented to the Subcommittee at its April 21, 2009 meetings. The MIS chair is instructed to inform the MIC at its next meeting of the Work Group formation and Charter approval by the MIS.
47Recent NAESB Activities Member RatifiedBusiness Practices to support Demand Response and Demand Side Management and Energy Efficiency Programs (approved 3/16/09, AP item 5.a)Update the Timing Table to Reflect the Categories (On-time, Late, After-the-fact, and Pre-late) used in the latest E-Tag Specification with respect to receipt of an Arranged Interchange (RFI) (approved 3/11/09, AP Item 6.m)Continuous Support of TLR Procedure in Alignment with NERC Efforts on Phase II and Phase III (approved 1/12/09, AP Item 1.a.ii)47
48Recent NAESB Activities (cont.) Member RatifiedRollover Rights on Redirect on a Firm Basis (approved 1/12/09, AP Item 2.a.iv.3,3.a.vii and 6.l)Capacity Benefits Margin (CBM) (approved 12/5/08, AP Items 2.b.iii.1-3)Modifications to the Certificate of Incorporation (approved 11/21/08)48
49Recent NAESB Activities (cont.) NAESB Board Meeting – March 26, 20092009 Annual Plan ItemsDevelop BPS as needed to complement reliability standardsDevelop BPS to support FERC RM and RM (OATT Reform)Develop BPS to improve market operations and develop and maintain BPS and communication standards for OASIS and Electronic SchedulingDevelop BPS for Demand Response, Demand Side Management and Energy EfficiencyMaintain Version 002 standards
50Current NAESB Activities Formal Comment due April 27, 20092009 WEQ Annual Plan Item 3.d – “Order 717, Standards of Conduct”Informal Comment due May 6, 2009e-Tag Specification Version 1.8.1
51Current NAESB Activities (cont.) Formal Comment due May 13, 20092009 WEQ Annual Plan Item 6.a.2/R08004 – “WEQ-011 Consistency changes to include Introduction and Applicability sections”2009 WEQ Annual Plan Item 2.a.ii.3 – “Rollover Rights on Redirect on a Firm Basis”Wholesale Electric Quadrant Executive Committee Meeting – May 12, 2009
52NAESB FERC Activities Version 002 filed with FERC – August 29, 2008 Version filed with FERC – February 19, 2009Docket No. RMFERC issued NOPR – March 19, 2009Comments due to FERC – May 26, 2009
53NAESB WECC Activities May 7, 2009 – WECC’s NAESB Workshop Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah May 7, pmMay 14, 2009 – Next NAESB Work Group Conference CallNAESB Work Group is open to all WECC membersContact Shay LaBray to join:
55PETF Completion MIC accepted Preschedule Evaluation Task Force Report. MIS chair instructed to release task force.MIC expressed appreciation to all task force participants.
56Merchant Communication Drafting Team 1625 Nebrigich & Tice
57Status - Merchant Alert Protocol MIC approved guideline.Implementation by June 1, 2009.Inform membership.MIS chair to suspend guideline if use excessive.OC presentation went well.Process clean-up.
58Status - Merchant Alert Protocol Next StepsDrafting team working with westTrans and OATI on implementation.Establish excessive use criteria.Implement guideline.Questions.Contact – Chris or Steve Kerns - BPA
59Coordination with other Subcommittees Discussion 1635 Tice
60Subcommittee Coordination Discussion What’s being discussed.Staff review of agenda before meeting.Conversation between chairs after meetings.Joint Guidance meetings.WECC Bylaws section 4.9 Review.
61Subcommittee Coordination Discussion What’s being discussed.Committee chair discussion with RPIC.MIS meeting coordination with other subcommittees.MIS discussion of benefits and burdens of aligning meetings with other subcommittees.Direction from discussion.
66“The Process” Focus on the Criteria W. Shannon BlackManager, Business Practices and Standards ProcessesApril 22, 200966
67Process for Developing and Approving WECC Standards Definitions“Standard”“In the context of this document, the term Standard refers to a Reliability Standard or a commercial Business Practice.”Commercial Business practices are treated the same as a CriterionRamificationDrafting a criterion looks just like a drafting a standardCriterion are expected to be followed67
68Measures and Compliance Criterion (Step 11 of the Process)“As of the effective date of such new or modified Standard, all industry participants in the Western Interconnection that such Standard is applicable to are expected to implement and abide by the Standard.”Without a measure how do we know?Compliance is being debatedNot Raising the BarReminding WECC where the bar lies6868
69Representation It’s Your Process – Use it! Input into Standing Committee assignmentParticipate drafting / all are welcomeComment / Suggest remediesBe part of the answerVote on the final productSubmit comments again at the Standing CommitteeAPPEAL!69
70Step 1 – Request To Revise or Develop a Standard Must be “Complete”Are all the applicable blanks filled in?Is the issue clear to the uninitiated?Do the Applicable Entities have a corresponding Requirement?Extrinsic documents included?Is the goal of the work product clearly stated?If you personally cannot answer the questions, use a task force or work group70
71Step 1 – Request To Revise or Develop a Standard BenchmarkIf you submitted the Request to NERC – what would be the result?Submitted to the “standards” addressNo other authorized medium for submissionThe Request defines the “drafting” scope of drafter’s authorityDifferent from scope of the criterion71
72Scope Must be in “Scope” Mission Does it support reliability of Western Interconnection?Does it support efficient competitive power markets?Does it support open and non-discriminatory transmission access among WECC members72
73Scope Mandates Magnitude Does it violate any known NERC Reliability Standards?Does it violate any article of the WECC By-Laws?Does it violate any known existing regulatory mandate? (E.g. state or local laws and regulations)MagnitudeDoes this affect WECC only?Do we have authority to do it?Contravene or modify NERC or other mandates?73
74Step 2 – Request Validation and Routing Assigned by SRRC to Standing CommitteeInput from the industry is requested and consideredDrafting team vs. standing committee subgroupAnnouncements made to state the choice74
75Step 3 – Subgroup Begins Drafting Phase and Announces on WECC Web Site Structure / Use the TemplatesRequirementsIdentify the Applicable PartyMust use the Functional ModelIdentify the specific taskPerhaps specify when, where and howTasks must be in mandatory language / not subjectiveMeasuresMirror the requirements / Some evidenceComplianceUnder debate75
76Steps 4 and 5: Draft and Deliberate Step 4 – Posted for CommentFirst posting is 45-days – all others 30-daysStep 5 – Deliberates on CommentsEach and every comment must be answeredA clear question evokes a clear answerAsk a friend “Do you understand my question?”Suggest a remedyOtherwise…the answer may create other issues you has not consideredUse your peers76
77Step 6 – Subgroup Submits Draft for Standing Committee/Interested Stakeholder Vote to bring to ballotOnly a majority vote of the drafting team is requiredNo quorum is stated“Must be present to win.”77
78Step 7 – Standing Committee Vote on Recommendation to Board Vote to accept as draftedRemember your WECC role – for the InterconnectionCheck your philosophiesIs you vote based on your own agenda or the best interests of the Interconnection?78
79Close it Out / For another Day Step 8 – Appeals ProcessStep 9 – Board ApprovalStep 10 – ERO Review, FERC Approval and Implementation of Reliability Standards79
81Pre-schedule Process Regional Criteria Update 0840 Tice
82Background Pre-schedule Process MIS submitted Regional Criteria request.The Objectives:Codify the pre-schedule process.To the fullest extent practical, pre-scheduling should occur the day before the flow day.Establish a pre-schedule process that aligns, as close as possible, electric and gas trading days.Develop and document pre-schedule process definitions and descriptions.MIC assigned to develop Regional CriteriaDue process and broad WECC membership approval.NERC holidays “special days”
83Drafting Team Activities Draft criterion includes:Definitions.Requirement to preschedule.Submission deadline; exception for CISO delays.Weekend, holiday and new month exceptions.Rules for determining advanced pre-schedule days.WECC creates pre-schedule calendar.8383
84Drafting Team Schedule Target is to post for comment in late AprilAn initial draft of criterion.Drafting team questions to the industry.Comments from MIS and MIC important.Criteria to MIC for approval at October 2009 meeting possible.8484
85Drafting Team Schedule Future Drafting Team conference calls.April 23rd - 11 AM-1PM MPT.May 4th - 11 AM-1PM MPT.May 18th - 11 AM-1PM MPT.June 3rd - 11 AM-1PM MPT.Posted on WECC web site.8585
86Drafting Team Contacts Phil Tice – ChairLuis Zaragoza – Vice Chair.Shannon Black – WECC Staff.8686
89Amended MIS Charter Motion: The MIS accepts the Charter as presented to the Subcommittee at its April 21, 2009 meeting. The MIS chair is instructed to present the Charter to the MIC for approval at its next meeting.
90Discussion of VGS Marketing Work Group Work Plan 0915Tice
91VGS Organization VGS formed by Joint Guidance Committee. Vehicle to coordinate work by Committees and Subcommittees on VG.Develop recommendations for reliable and cost effective methods of integrating VG.Four Work Groups.Operating.Planning.Marketing.Technology.
92VGS Identified IssuesEnsure the VGS is aware of and participates in relevant NERC and NAESB activitiesEnergy delivery capacity, and generation scheduling of VG resourcesEffects of a REC market on VG placements, energy marketing, and system reliability.Ancillary service requirements, and new and/or enhanced delivery mechanisms
94Marketing WG Activities Follow and report on NAESB activitiesInvestigate transmission capacity assignment for VG resourcesInvestigate firm scheduling of VG resourcesEvaluate the impacts of REC marketsDetermine ancillary service requirements and Investigate new approaches to address how ancillary services will be supplied for VGVGS formed by Joint Guidance Committee.Due process and broad WECC membership approval.NERC holidays “special days”
95Marketing WG Activities Follow pertinent NAESB Activities.Initial thoughts?NAESBWG liaisonWhat topics of interest to MWGDemand side managementReal time NAESB activities.NAESBWG assemble list of possible items of interest to MWG.
96Marketing WG Activities Determine how VG resources on a transmission network be assigned transmission capacity when their output is variable? Collaborate with PWG, OWG, & MIC.Initial thoughts?EPC for capacity tag for VG.Explore capacity tags for other than CR.Is this from perspective of TC or TP.Competition between types of VG resources..
97Marketing WG Activities Determine what portion of VG resources should be counted as firm? Create a reporting standard and come up with a number. Collaborate with MIC.Initial thoughts?Does this really mean capacity?What does firm mean to this WG?What is the mix of the VG resources?Market vs planning, which perspective here?Nameplate vs usable?Reporting to who and for what?
98Marketing WG Activities Determine how a robust REC market affect VG placement, energy marketing, and system reliability? Collaborate with OWG, & MIC.Initial thoughts?Federal requirement vs state and reporting?Explore how REC market will effect negative energy pricing..Identify how REC may affect or influence markets and operations.
99Marketing WG Activities How will regulation, load following, and balancing requirements (Ancillary Services) change and how will they be supplied and delivered for variable generation integration? Collaborate with OWG, & MIC.Initial thoughts?DSS help with AS; stay coordinated JI efforts.Does the WG anticipate new AS? If so what?AS delivered to meet load not to VG.At what point can CR be called for VG?Will there be standards for response or voluntary?Will BA look for other ways to obtain negative capacity?AS provided by market rather than BA?More robust inc/dec market.
102ISAS Liaison Update Report to the MIS Update 1020 Sullivan
103BPWGCreate a SAR to require the R/C to approve/deny tags instead of just the sink BA.Assign BPWG with the task of creating a tag that can be faxed or ed.Establish whether e-tag approval can be done by phone.NEW Term: WIAB WECC Interchange Authority Back-up Group.
104RTWG Support for SAR request for intra hour scheduling? Each provider will have to decide for themselves.JIU will discuss with the FERC in May.It was suggested that the group needed to use peer pressure to passintra hour scheduling.Where s the MIS going to go with this issue? Are they going to put out a SAR for intra hour schedule?
105INT-BPS-007-0 Modification Request of INT-BPS-007-0 Intend to resubmit the SAR and capitalize the word Emergency.Relate to the NERC term for Emergency.Resubmit this BPS and resubmit SAR from a year ago.Support for SAR request for intra hour scheduling?
106JISWG Update Shared working group for NERC and NAESB. Version of eTag is a clean up of picky items, definition changes with no apparent functionality changes to the user specifications.Changes to support a 25 hour day. CISDT will also require changes to etag.Modified cancellation definition.
107JISWG Update Industry registry: Current registry is the NERC TSIN. EIR will add adjacency data and PKI certification data. Easier to use and NAESB isNAESB new caretaker;to issue RFP for EIR.Public key infrastructure (PKI) provides business certainty and secure communications.It is dependent on EIR implementation and the NAESB certification committee. Consult with your vendor. Change from your url from "http" to "https" in the NERC TSIN registry.
108JISWG UpdateNAESB CI BP standards are the commercial NAESB interactions between PSE's and PSE's and PSE's and Reliability Entities.NERC Interchange standards will have stay in step with NAESB as the CISDT changes them.
109Dynamic Scheduling Systems The DSS allows participants to take advantage of load and resource diversity.Ability to implement dynamic schedules between BA's.Populated with data from confirmed Dynamic-type tags E tags will be coded using the "misc." field to correctly distribute requests.Currently you can curtail dynamic schedules and nothing happens it takes operator intervention with this DSS will take curtailment actions.Quantities will be reflected in the WIT and integrate after the hour and adjust tag for the previous hour.RFP May 12, 2009; Contract award 6/30/09;Implementation Q1 2010BA to BA DSS only; will not currently support pseudo-tie.
111Role of Committee and Subcommittees as Interface to the Market on Variable Generation 1035
112Recommendation to the MIC Build on activities already started:VGS liaison.Relationships with outside groups.Membership involvement in outside groups.Education of MIC and Subcommittee members.
113Recommendation to the MIC Advance these issues:Develop a process for Committee and Subcommittee interaction with VGS. (Steering)Monitor implementation of JIG BP and debate issues with WECC wide implementation. (MIS & SIS)Identify major topics that need TC, TP discussion. (MIS & SIS)Identify existing “rules” that may impede intra hour VG and load service transactions. (MIS & SIS)
114Recommendation to the MIC When should MIC and Subcommittees begin advancing issues at WECC level?Who will identify issues?How does MIC prioritize issues?Resources to accomplish tasks?
1182010 Meeting Planning Number of face to face meetings? Video conference meetings as alternative?Should we work towards phone and web broadcast for MIS meetings?Meeting content?Subcommittee coordination.