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1 Standards Update Steve Rueckert Director of Standards W ESTERN E LECTRICITY C OORDINATING C OUNCIL

2 Current NERC Projects TOP/IRO Revisions – Project a result of FERC proposal to remand several IRO and TOP standards. Removed critical reliability aspects – Includes three TOP and six IRO standards – Two new defined terms Real-time Assessment Operational Planning Analysis – Ballot September W ESTERN E LECTRICITY C OORDINATING C OUNCIL

3 Current NERC Projects BAL Clarifies that a responsible entity is not subject to returning its reporting ACE to the recovery state if: – It is experiencing an EEA – A Balancing Contingency Event exceeds its MSSC Fourth Ballot – closes October 2 3 W ESTERN E LECTRICITY C OORDINATING C OUNCIL

4 Current NERC Projects Ten additional projects that will be balloted before October 22 See the NERC Weekly Standards and Compliance Bulletin – px px RSDP states that the pace of work will likely become more deliberate 4 W ESTERN E LECTRICITY C OORDINATING C OUNCIL

5 Recent WECC Ballots VAR-002-WECC-2 Automatic Voltage Regulator VAR-501-WECC-2 Power System Stabilizer – Retirement of P81-type Requirements Required Documentation – 83% Quorum – 100% Weighted Sector Approval – Before the Board for approval on September 18 – If approved will be sent to NERC/FERC for approval 5 W ESTERN E LECTRICITY C OORDINATING C OUNCIL

6 Recent WECC Ballots INT-018-WECC-CRT-1 Use of e-Tag Energy Product Codes Specific to the WECC – Reformatted for consistency – Definitions removed and added to Glossary No changes to the definitions – 82% Quorum – 97.2% Weighted Sector Approval – Before the Board for approval on September 18 6 W ESTERN E LECTRICITY C OORDINATING C OUNCIL

7 Current WECC Projects WECC-0101 Generator Validation Policy Conversion – Proposes to incorporate elements from the WECC Generator Testing and Validation Policy into mandatory standards as a WECC Regional Variance – Lowers the threshold for testing from 75 MW to 20 MW – Requires validation every five years rather than every ten years 7 W ESTERN E LECTRICITY C OORDINATING C OUNCIL

8 Current WECC Projects WECC-0107 PSS Design and Performance – Proposes to incorporate elements from the WECC Policy Statement on Power System Stabilizers and the Tuning Guide into VAR-501-WECC-2 – Would continue to require PSS to be in service – Would require PSS installation – Would require PSS tuning 8 W ESTERN E LECTRICITY C OORDINATING C OUNCIL

9 Current WECC Projects WECC-0108 Modification of INT-021-WECC- CRT-1.3 – WIT Checkout Confirmation – Process for scheduling and checkout between BAs needs to be clarified – Will serve as the primary means for confirmation for NET Scheduled Interchange and NET Actual Interchange – Drafting team has been solicited Poor response - window extended until September 15 9 W ESTERN E LECTRICITY C OORDINATING C OUNCIL

10 Current WECC Projects WECC-0110 INT-011-WECC-CRT-2 Ten Minute Recallable e-Tag Functionality for Reserves – Define the use of ten-minute recallable e-Tags as a reserve product. – Conflicts with BAL-002-WECC-2 Needs to be modified – Drafting team has been solicited Poor response - window extended until September W ESTERN E LECTRICITY C OORDINATING C OUNCIL


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