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Al Badella Technical Operations Subcommittee Chair Operating Committee Report March 25,26 th, 2015 Salt Lake City, UT.

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1 Al Badella Technical Operations Subcommittee Chair Operating Committee Report March 25,26 th, 2015 Salt Lake City, UT.

2 2 Telecommunications (TELWG). Telecommunications Workgroup has concluded evaluating performance and reliability problems with the Intertie 137 hotline circuit, as well as evaluating potential solutions, until further notice. Responsibility for coordinating requirements and funding solutions among the members resides with CAISO. Telecommunications Workgroup Chairman made a presentation on Ethernet telecommunications technologies being implemented in the utility industry at the combined RASRS, RWG, and TELWG meeting on November 20, Work Group Activities

3 3 Telecommunications Workgroup formed a drafting team at the July meeting to begin the review and revision of the document titled “Guidelines for the Design of Critical Communications Circuits”. Drafting team progress will be reported at the March meeting. TELWG participated in a combined half day meeting with RASRS and RWG on November 20, The purpose of the combined meeting is to further explore the implementation of Ethernet technologies in the utility industry. The meeting was a great success and helped the RASRS and RWG members understand the impact of these technologies on protection and RAS applications. Telecommunications Workgroup meeting was held on March 19 and 20 in Salt Lake City, UT, hosted by the WECC. Work Group Activities

4 4 Relay Work Group(RWG) The Relay Workgroup has completed the review and updating of documents over 5 years old. The Relay Workgroup developed a review, analysis and trending report pertaining to the misoperation data reported under PRC-003- WECC-CRT-1 for Relay Workgroup will be meeting in March in Salt Lake City. Work Group Activities

5 5 Control (CWG ) The WECC-0107 PSS Design and Performance drafting team, which is composed of many of the CWG members, has been meeting regularly to answer comments related to the draft #3 posting. The drafting team has at the same time discussed and revised draft #3 of the proposed standard creating a draft #4. Draft #4 of the proposed PSS standard is expected to be posted for comment by the end of March. Workgroup Activities

6 6 Substation Workgroup (SSWG). The Substation Workgroup will hold their annual meeting on May 4, 5, and 6th 2015 at the WECC office in Salt Lake City. The workgroup discussed ways of getting past members back to the meetings, it was agreed that a second meeting would be beneficial as well as the development of a meeting recap newsletter which will be submitted to all WECC member utilities. The newsletter has been drafted and plans include sending it to all WECC members, including those that have not recently participated in the SSWG activities and meetings. Work Group Activities

7 7 It was determined that our biggest assets are the trouble reports and all the data it generates. We are looking at ways to better utilize this information and get it out to all WECC member utilities. Andy Keels with SRP has been working with the NERC Equipment Failure Reporting Workgroup. Through these efforts, Andy has identified enhancements to our existing trouble reporting process. This will most likely be the main topic of discussion at the November Webinar. Workgroup Activities

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