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Operating Committee Chair Report Ed Hulls October 21-22, 2010 WECC Operating Committee.

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1 Operating Committee Chair Report Ed Hulls October 21-22, 2010 WECC Operating Committee

2 Presentation Overview Approval Item 2010 Goals Report on Board Activities Reliability Compliance Activities Nominating Committee

3 Approval OC Charter Approval Remove 2/3 majority approval for ballots Other administrative changes Align the OC, PCC and MIC Charters Proposed motion to delete 3.e

4 Proposed Motion to OC Charter Delete 3.e Meetings e. WECC members who wish to attend (committee) meetings or monitor (committee) conference calls may do so after providing notice of their interest to the (committee) chair or his/her designee by e- mail. Upon receiving such a notice, the (committee) chair or his/her designee shall provide an copy of the notice and agenda of future meetings to that WECC member at the time the notice and agenda are provided to the committee and the Board.

5 2010 WECC OC Goals 1. Explore alternatives for BAs and TOPs to utilize WSM Poll results from June meeting Contracting with WECC to remotely utilize their infrastructure to run next-day and real- time studies and alerts 6 – Yes 19 – No Contracting with WECC to run next-day and real- time studies and alerts 5 – Yes 20 - No

6 2010 WECC OC Goals 2. Evaluate RBC field trial to make appropriate recommendations in 2011 The Field Trial (FT) began on March 1, of the 37 BAs participating in the WECC FT > 91% of the load Only 14 BAs have made EMS or operating process modifications to take advantage of RBC > 56% of the load Still a concern on this being a valid Field Trial

7 2010 WECC OC Goals 3. Support evaluation and implementation of Synchrophasor infrastructure and applications The Joint Synchronized Information Subcommittee (JSIS) is a subcommittee established by the PCC and the OC JSIS Charter was recommended by both the OC and PCC was approved by the Board The JSIS is formed and is well under way. They are meeting regularly Advising on various technical requirements associated with the WECC Western Interconnection Synchrophasor Project (WISP)

8 Board Activities Board approved WECC-0054 Western Interchange Authority Back-up Criterion (INT-003-WECC-CRT-1)

9 RCC Survey GNC asked the OC for recommendations on the future role of the RCC 32 responses to a survey 2 to 1 support for a group that would: Acts as a conduit for exchanging information between the RCs and the membership Serves as a liaison to address RC/member issues

10 RCC Survey (Cont.) Reviews proposed RC operating procedures and provides feedback (the already established RC Process Advisory Team is doing this.) Reviews and advises regarding RC policies. Reviews RC directives

11 RCC Survey (Cont.) 4 to 1 support for a group that would: Be performed by a designated WECC member group and A WECC membership group should exist to perform the above functions. The vast majority believed the Operating Committee would be the best to perform these functions.

12 RCS Charter Drafting team formed to draft charter for a new Reliability Compliance Sub-committee Concern by WECC legal and management about confidentiality issues (Directives) OC/RC Open Forum 1 st held yesterday Good open discussion Hopefully this will meet the members needs

13 Nomination Committee John Powell (RM) – Chair Tom Botello (CA) John Tolo (DSW) Scott Kenney (PNW) Send nominations to any member by October 25 th Goal is to post for ballot by October 29th

14 Questions?


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