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1 Craig L. Williams UFAS Liaison Market Interface Manager ECC Cost Benefit Analysis Review July 17-19, 2013 Standing Committees Joint Session

2 2 WECC currently utilizes a congestion management protocol that has at its core a software program called webSAS that calculates the magnitude of unscheduled flows and assigns relief obligations accordingly. Review of Current Status

3 3 However, it has also long been known that the webSAS calculations are not complete and therefore it does not provide correct estimations of the magnitude of unscheduled flows, and does not assign relief obligations accurately. Review of Current Status

4 4 The Enhanced Curtailment Calculator (ECC) is a project that would create a next generation software program that would correct deficiencies in the webSAS program and add additional capabilities to provide broader tools for congestion management in the Western Interconnection. Review of Current Status

5 5 As part of the cost justification for the Enhanced Curtailment Calculator (ECC), the WECC RC in conjunction with the ECC Advisory Committee identified four (4) major deficiencies currently in the webSAS program and methodologies for the RC to estimate the costs associated with these issues. Review of Current Status

6 6 This analysis quantifies the costs of the known significant webSAS issues. This analysis does not quantify the additional interconnection benefits that will result from the ability of the ECC to manage congestion on any defined element, and not just the Qualified Paths. Review of Current Status

7 7 The assumptions used in this analysis were reviewed against interconnection interchange data from WIT, load data supplied by the WECC RC, and utilized the total webSAS curtailment numbers on COI from Review of Current Status

8 8 The analysis estimated the amount of inaccurate curtailments that result from each webSAS error over a period of a year. The analysis then multiplies that total against a cost per MW of $20.67, that was determined by the MIC RBC Task Force. Review of Current Status

9 9 Costs due to webSAS deficiencies webSAS Calculation Deficiency ExplanationCost Per Year Lack of Real-Time Transmission Topology webSAS uses Transmission Distribution Factors (TDFs) that are calculated twice a year assuming that all lines are in service. The error associated with this assumption varies day- to-day but distorts the calculated flows and relief obligations. $535,619

10 10 Costs due to webSAS deficiencies webSAS Calculation Deficiency ExplanationCost Per Year Does not account for non-tagged uses of the Transmission System. Approximately 40% of the energy flowing on the transmission system in the Western Interconnection is not tagged and webSAS does not account for these uses of the system. $481,652

11 11 Costs due to webSAS deficiencies webSAS Calculation Deficiency ExplanationCost Per Year Lack of Real-Time Generation Outage Topology webSAS does not account for generation outages in real-time or in its base calculations. The difference between the base case calculations and the actual generation profiles in the interconnection result in additional error. $101,727

12 12 Costs due to webSAS deficiencies webSAS Calculation Deficiency ExplanationCost Per Year Lack of POR/POD Granularity for e-Tag Evaluation webSAS utilizes a series of large zones for estimating the transmission distribution of flows on the system. The ECC would correct and enhance this calculation to bring it to the POR/POD level consistent with the e-tag. $111,900

13 13 Real-Time Transmission Topology $535,619 Untagged Uses of the System $481,652 Real-Time Generation Topology $101,727 Lack of POR/POD Granularity $111,900 _____________________ TOTAL$1,230,898 Total Estimated Costs per Year

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