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NERC Policies Introduction. 2 3 What is NERC? Northeast U.S. blackout of 1965 Electric Power Reliability Act of 1967 Ten regional councils Organizational.

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1 NERC Policies Introduction

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3 3 What is NERC? Northeast U.S. blackout of 1965 Electric Power Reliability Act of 1967 Ten regional councils Organizational objectives –Define and measure reliability –Influence and interpret legislation regarding the power industry –Study interregional connections


5 5 NERC Organization Board of Trustees Engineering Committee Operating Committee

6 6 NERC Operating Committee Mission To promote the reliability of the electricity supply for North America, To establish Policies, To monitor compliance, To provide a forum for dealing with issues.

7 7 NERC Standards Development Players Standards Committee –Operating Committee –Engineering Committee Subgroup Due Process Appeals Committee Technical Appeals Committee

8 8 Standards Development Process 1. Request to revise or develop standard 2. Assignment to subgroup 3. Drafting phase and Internet announcement 4. Draft standard posted for comment 5. Subgroup deliberates on comments 6. Draft standard submitted to Standards Committee 7. Standards Committee votes on recommendation to Board 8. Appeals processes 9. Board approves 10. Standard implementation or further appeals

9 9 Waivers to NERC Operating Policies Instances when an entity cannot comply with a NERC Operating Policy Requested from the Operating Committee Waiver request must include an alternative plan Temporary

10 10 Waivers in Effect 1.Scheduling Agent Alliance RTO Midwest ISO Southwest Power Pool GridSouth 2.Financial Inadvertent Settlement Alliance RTO Midwest ISO Southwest Power Pool 3.Control Performance Standard 2 ERCOT

11 11 Personnel Subcommittee Responsible for support materials Promotes sharing of knowledge Periodically reviews NERC Operating Policies pertaining to System Operator training and certification and recommends revisions Establishes policies and standards for NERC System Operator Certification Serves as the interim governance body for the NERC System Operator Certification Program

12 12 Introduction to the Operating Policies NERC Doctrine Policies -- Place responsibility for operating reliability on the Control Areas Standards -- Requirements that are measurable and may be audited with surveys Requirements -- Describe the obligations of a Control Area Guides -- Operating practices to be considered

13 13 Interconnections

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15 15 Control Area An electrical system bounded by interconnection (tie-line) metering and telemetry Two requirements: –Directly controls its generation to balance its actual and scheduled interchange –Helps regulate and stabilize the Interconnections alternating-current frequency

16 16 Control Area Obligations Interchange balance Interconnection frequency

17 17 Interchange Balance

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19 19 Generation & Load Balancing Control Area A tie line flow = = MW150 MW 50 MW 100 MW Control Area D Control Area C Control Area E Control Area B

20 20 Interconnection Frequency Automatic Generation Control (AGC) Generator governors

21 21 Compliance Control Areas are obligated to adhere to all NERC Operating Requirements and Standards.

22 22 Control Area Reporting Inadvertent Interchange Accounting Control Performance Surveys Area Interchange Error Surveys Frequency Response Characteristic Surveys Frequency Bias Settings Allowable Limit of Average Deviation Survey

23 23 Security Coordinators Established in 1996 Established the requirements for sharing of data and information about the health of the Interconnection Established the Interregional Security Network for each Interconnection Required every Region, subregion, or interregional coordinating group to establish a Security Coordinator Required that each Region develop a security plan Rely on common operating terminology, criteria and standards

24 24 Operating Policy Layout

25 25 NERC Operating Policy Terms Several pages of terms and definitions are located in the Operating Manual

26 26 Confirmation as a Control Area To be recognized as a NERC-Certified CONTROL AREA, the entity must be reviewed by the REGIONAL COUNCIL in which the entity is a member and and confirmed that it meets the requirements of the specified Criteria.

27 27 Control Area Criteria Generation Metering Communications Transmission Arrangements System Operators E-tag Services Performance Surveys Back-up Control Center Coordination System Restoration Compliance with NERC Operating Policies and Standards

28 28 Security Coordinator Standards of Conduct

29 29 Security Coordinator Standards of Conduct Independent of employees/persons who engage in retail or wholesale merchant functions Abide by rules governing employee conduct Written procedures publicly available and provided to all Security Coordinator employees

30 Questions?

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