Standards Update JGC 6-5-2014

Report
Steve Rueckert
Director of Standards
Standards Update
June 5, 2014
Joint Guidance Committee Meeting
Salt Lake City, UT
Overview
• WECC Regional Reliability Standards
o Recent FERC Approval
o Current Projects
• NERC Projects
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Recent FERC Approval
IRO-006-WECC-2
• FERC issued a Letter Order Approving
IRO-006-WECC-2 on May 13, 2014
• Effective July 1, 2014
• No impact on BA or RC requirements
• Updated to remove the reference to a
specific WECC Unscheduled Flow
Mitigation Plan and instead refer to the
currently effective Plan regardless of
which one it is
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Current WECC Regional Standards Activities
WECC-0101 - Generator Validation Policy
Conversion
• Proposal to lower the applicable facility
thresholds for generator testing and
validation identified in recently approved
NERC MOD standards
• Proposal to modify the periodicity
• Would become a Regional Variance to
the NERC Standards
• Would reflect current WECC Policy
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Current WECC Regional Standards Activities
WECC-0105 – P81 Revisions
• VAR-002-WECC-1 (AVR)
• VAR-501-WECC-1 (PSS)
• Proposing to delete R2 in both
Standards and move it to the Measure
for R1
• Ballot Pool Formation 5/28 – 6/19
• Ballot Window 6/25 – 7/18
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Current WECC Regional Standards Activities
WECC-0106 – Energy Product Codes
• INT-018-WECC-RBP-1
• No changes to the Definitions of the
Codes
• No changes to the requirement to use
the Codes
• Formatting
o Moved actual definitions to the WECC Glossary
• Ballot Pool Formation 5/28 – 6/19
• Ballot Window 6/25 – 7/18
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Current WECC Regional Standards Activities
WECC-0107 – PSS Design and Performance
• Originated from an RPIC assignment to
review documents for appropriate
categorization
• WECC CWG identified several PSS
documents that are related to reliability
and should be considered for inclusion
in regional reliability standards
• The Drafting Team is still working on the
first draft
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NERC Physical Security Standard
Impact on the Western Interconnection
• 84 WECC TOs will have to conduct an
assessment (Requirements R1 and R2) on
approximately 687 substations
o 338 500 kV
o 81 345 kV
o 268 230 kV
• Unknown without the assessments how
many substations, if rendered inoperable, will
result in widespread instability, uncontrolled
separation, or Cascading
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NERC Physical Security Standard
Next Steps
• NERC Board of Trustees Adopted the
Standard on May 13
• NERC filed the Standard with FERC on
May 23
• Expectation is that FERC will act quickly
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Physical Security Standard
BE AWARE
• THE INITIAL RISK ASSESSMENT
REQUIRED BY R1 MUST BE
COMPLETED ON OR BEFORE THE
EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE
STANDARD
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Questions?

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