Presentation on theme: "Current Activity Summary"— Presentation transcript:
1 NERC Operating Committee Activities Update December 9-10, 2014 Meeting & March 10-11, 2015 Meeting
2 Current Activity Summary 2Topics DiscussedReliability GuidelinesContinuing Education ProgramEssential Reliability Services Task ForceAdequate Level of Reliability (ALR) MetricsAC Substation Equipment Task ForceInterconnection Frequency Response ObligationsLessons Learned EventsUS Department of Energy Research and Development ProgramStandards of Interest
3 Attendance at NERC OC Meetings 3WECC MembersJerry Rust, Northwest Power PoolJohn Powell, Tri-State Generation and Transmission AssociationLloyd Linke, Western Area Power Administration – Upper Great PlainsDon Watkins, Bonneville Power AdministrationKeith Carman, Tri-State Generation and Transmission AssociationTony Nguyen, British Columbia Hydro & Power AuthorityRich Hydzik, Avista CorporationDon Badley, Northwest Power PoolChaRee DiFabio, Northwest Power Pool
4 Current Activity Summary 4Reliability Guidelines – ApprovedRevised – Generating Unit Operations during Complete Loss of CommunicationsPosted for 45-day comment period.Reliability Coordinators – Balancing Authorities – Transmission Operators Communication: Loss of Real-Time Reliability Tools Capability / Loss of Equipment Significantly Affecting ICCP Data for a 45-day comment period.Continuing Education ProgramApproved Version 4.3 of the Continuing Education Program Administrative ManualEssential Reliability Services (ERS) Task ForceEndorsed initial draft of ERSTF Phase 2 document.
5 Current Activity Summary 5Adequate Level of Reliability (ALR) MetricsApproved discontinuance of ALR metrics 1-5 (Transmission System Voltage Profile) and 2-3 (Activation of Under Frequency Load Shedding)AC Substation Equipment Task Force (ACSETF) ReportEndorsed the ACSETF final report, subject to the ACSETF refining the recommendations into actionable recommendations with a business plan to help prioritize implementation of each recommendationInterconnection Frequency Response ObligationsUnder BAL-003-1, the WECC Frequency Response Obligation is now 907 MW/0.1 HzLessons LearnedSouthern Company report on Polar VortexGridEx III
6 GridEx III Expectations and ROI DesignationExpectationsReturn on InvestmentYour OrganizationActive OrganizationParticipate in NERC planning conferences and training sessionsEngage in dynamic internal exercise play and external information sharing and coordinationTailor/adapt scenario to suit organization objectives and playCommunicate externally to other exercise participantsClose interaction with other BPS entities and relevant law enforcement and government agenciesIncident response training opportunityProvide input to develop scenario and identify after action findingsUse exercise for requirements evidenceObserving OrganizationLimited resources/support from NERCReceive baseline scenario injectsTabletop or discuss scenario events internallyNo interaction with Active OrganizationsValuable internal training opportunityGain experience to participate in future exercises as an Active OrganizationYour Organization’s ParticipantsPlannerParticipate in planning conferencesDesignate and orient players and controllersCustomize injects for more realismProvide after action feedbackOpportunity to provide input on all planning materialsObserve player response and activitiesPlayerParticipate in orientation and trainingEngage in 2 days of live exercise play and provide after action feedback to plannersRealistic training opportunity with broad set of BPS entitiesBuild and strengthen relationships
8 16 Reliability Coordinators CodeNameERCOTERCOT ISOFRCCFlorida Reliability Coordinating CouncilHQTHydroQuebec TransEnergieISNEISO New England Inc.MISOMidcontinent Independent System OperatorNBPCNew Brunswick Power CorporationNYISNew York Independent System OperatorONTOntario - Independent Electricity System OperatorPJMPJM InterconnectionSPCSaskPowerSOCOSouthern Company Services, Inc.SPPSouthwest Power PoolTVATennessee Valley AuthorityVACSVACAR-SouthPEAKPeak ReliabilityAESOAlberta Electric System OperatorThe GEWG has SMEs from 12 RCs across the BES to support GridEx planning and conduct*AESO is currently providing their own Reliability Coordinator services consistent with Alberta legislation.
9 Initial Planning Phase Mid-term Planning Phase GridEx III Timeline2015 Conference DatesDecemberJanuary 232015March 11-12June 10-11Sept 1st WkNov 18-19Q1 2016GridEx WorkingGroupInitial Planning PhaseMid-term Planning PhaseFinal Planning PhaseGridEx IIIAfter ActionGEWGReformEstablish Working Group MembersEstablish Mail listGridEx AwarenessConfirm objectivesEstablish boundariesConfirm toolsConfirm exercise infrastructureFinalize attack vectors and impactsWork on scenario narrativeFinalize baseline MSELDevelop Controller and Player materialsDraft After Action SurveyFinalize custom injects with RCsDistribute materialsConduct trainingSet up venue and logisticsSend injects and oversee player actionsCapture player actions and findingsFacilitate Executive TabletopDistribute surveyAnalyze findings and lessons learnedDraft Final ReportFigure out Executive Tabletop material creation deadlinesReliability Coordinator Planning ActivitiesRCs identify Active Organizations in their control areaRCs establish and participate in RC-to-RC and RC-to-Entity coordination callsRCs and entities understand and develop customized injects
10 DOE Research Activity10U.S. Department of Energy Research and Development ProgramDOE’s Energy Infrastructure Modeling and Analysis (EIMA) Division within its Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability drives electric grid modernization by improving energy system reliability, security and resiliency. It was noted that the EIMA Division addresses dynamics, complexity, and uncertainty, through measurement, modeling, and risk assessment to improve energy infrastructure decision making. Two research projects were highlighted:Applying optimization, numerical computation and reliability assessment to the problem of integrated natural gas and electric power scheduling.Utilize spectral coherence analysis methods to investigate underlying oscillations in the power system and provide a means to detect them.
11 DOE Research Activity11NREL/GE Consulting Report Says Western Grid Can Weather Disturbances Under High Renewable PenetrationsA new report finds that with good system planning, sound engineering practices, and commercially available technologies, the Western Interconnection can withstand the crucial first minute after grid disturbances with high penetrations of wind and solar on the grid.The report is titled “The Western Wind and Solar Integration Study Phase 3 (WWSIS-3) — Frequency Response and Transient Stability.”The report is available at
12 Current Standards Activity 12Standards of InterestStandard BAL – Awaiting FERC approval.Standard BAL – ????Standard BAL – In 2-year Implementation period.Standard BAL-004 – PRT recommended termination of BAL SAR and white paper posted on March 17. Now soliciting for drafting team candidates.Standards BAL-005 and BAL-006 in process of being updated.Alignment of NERC Glossary of Terms and Definitions Used in the Rules of Procedure