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Report
Mandatory Reliability Standards (MRS)
Assessment Report No. 8 Workshop
December 16, 2014
Teleconference Bridge Details:
604-899-2339 (Vancouver)
1-877-385-4099 Toll Free (outside Vancouver)
Participant Password: 8128442#
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BC HYDRO INTRODUCTIONS
REGULATORY
 Scott Tone
RELIABILITY COMPLIANCE
 Patricia Robertson
 Vijay Raghunathan
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WORKSHOP AGENDA
Topic
Timing
Introductions
~2 mins.
Overview and Purpose of the Workshop
~2 mins.
MRS Background
~5 mins.
MRS in British Columbia
~10 mins.
Assessment Report Scope and Feedback
Process
~40 mins.
Closing Summary
~5 mins.
Question and Answer
~15 mins.
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OVERVIEW AND PURPOSE
MRS BACKGROUND
 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
 North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
 Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC)
 British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC)
MRS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
 MRS Legislation and Framework in B.C.
 MRS Assessment Reports and Filing Process
ASSESSMENT REPORT SCOPE AND FEEDBACK PROCESS
 Assessment Report No. 8 Scope and Deadlines for Feedback
 How to Provide Feedback
 How Feedback is Incorporated and Considered
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STANDARD DEVELOPMENT & COMPLIANCE
North American
Electric Reliability
Corporation
Development and
enforcement of
MRS
FERC
Federal
Energy
Regulatory
Commission
Compliance
legislation with
NERC/WECC
MRS
British Columbia
Utilities
Commission
The application of
MRS legislation and
enforcement in
British Columbia.
NERC
WECC
BCUC
WECC
(administrator)
Western Electricity
Coordinating Council
Coordinating and promoting
system reliability including
auditing
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MRS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
MRS LEGISLATION IN B.C.
 2007 British Columbia Energy Plan
 Included a Policy Action to “ensure that the province remains consistent with North
American transmission reliability standards”
 Utilities Commission Act
 The provincial government amended the Act to include Section 125.2 to establish
the adoption of MRS in B.C., give the BCUC jurisdiction to adopt MRS for
application in B.C., and assign BC Hydro the responsibility to review each MRS
and report on their suitability for adoption in B.C.
 MRS standards may only be fully adopted or rejected by the BCUC
 MRS Regulation
 The provincial government issued the MRS Regulation which prescribes the
entities that are subject to the MRS and directs BC Hydro to provide a report to the
Commission within one year after MRS are adopted by FERC
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MRS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
MRS ASSESSMENT REPORTS
 BC Hydro batches MRS and files one assessment report with the BCUC
each year. Should a MRS be considered sufficiently critical to reliability a
separate standard-specific assessment report will be filed.
 With feedback from MRS Registered Entities, BC Hydro reviews each MRS
assessing:
a) any adverse impact of the MRS on the reliability of electricity
transmission in B.C. if the MRS were adopted;
b) the suitability of the MRS for B.C.;
c) the potential cost of the MRS if it were adopted; and
d) any other matter prescribed by regulation or identified by order of the
Commission.
 Feedback received from Registered Entities is included in the public MRS
Assessment Report.
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MRS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
MRS REPORT FILING PROCESS
 Upon receipt of the assessment report the Commission makes the report
available to the public for comment
 The Commission considers any comments received in reply to the
publication
MRS ADOPTION IN B.C.
 The Commission must adopt the MRS assessed in the report if the
Commission considers that the MRS are required to maintain or achieve
consistency in B.C. with other jurisdictions that have adopted the MRS
 The Commission Is not required to adopt a MRS if the Commission
determines, after a hearing, that the MRS is not in the public interest
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MRS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
MRS COMPLIANCE
 The B.C. government has vested the BCUC with the authority and the
responsibility for MRS compliance and enforcement
 The BCUC has the ability to levy monetary penalties for MRS violations
 The Rules of Procedure and Compliance Monitoring Program sets out the
administrative framework for the monitoring of compliance with adopted MRS
in B.C.
 The BCUC has an administration agreement with WECC to assist with
monitoring compliance and registration
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ASSESSMENT REPORT NO. 8 SCOPE
•
Covers standards and Glossary Terms approved by FERC between
December 1, 2013 and November 30, 2014.
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12 new and 25 revised standards including:
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CIP Version 5 (Critical Infrastructure Protection)
PRC-005-2 consolidation (Protection System Maintenance)
INT and MOD consolidations (Interchange and Modelling)
New PRC standards (Protection and Control)
TPL-001-4 consolidation (Transmission Planning)
32 new and 18 revised Glossary Terms
 Many terms associated with aforementioned new/revised standards.
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FEEDBACK INSTRUCTIONS
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Feedback request email sent on December 15, 2014 to all 39 BCUC MRS
registered entities per BCUC’s list dated December 1, 2014.
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Deadline for feedback is end of business on Friday February 27, 2015.
 Feedback received after this date will NOT be considered.
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New standards, Glossary of Terms and Redlines can be found on the BC
Hydro Reliability website here (link in feedback request email):
http://transmission.bchydro.com/transmission_system/reliability/
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BC HYDRO RELIABILITY WEBSITE
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FEEDBACK SURVEY FORMS
Walk through Glossary and Standards Feedback Survey Forms
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FEEDBACK INCORPORATION
 If feedback is unclear, BC Hydro will contact entities and ask for revisions. BC Hydro
will NOT make changes to entity feedback without explicit written permission from an
entity. Otherwise, feedback forms are taken verbatim and appended to the
Assessment Report for the BCUC’s reference.
 Comments are evaluated against the following criteria established since Assessment
Report No. 1 to see if they identify:
 Adverse Reliability Impacts: Less stringent requirements than currently adopted BCUC
standards or practices otherwise mandated in utility tariffs or business practices approved or
endorsed by the BCUC.
 Suitability Assessment (Technical/Administrative):
A) Issues with requiring NERC Approval/Participation in order to implement.
B) Issues with ongoing provision of information to NERC or WECC due to lack of clarity on
reporting instructions, references to undefined processes or reporting tools, etc..
C) References to standards/Glossary terms that are not yet FERC/BCUC approved or otherwise
under BCUC assessment.
D) Any other issues that would affect an entity’s ability to implement the requirements of a
standard/Glossary Term (i.e. Planning Authority/Planning Coordinator input required for
which the role(s)/responsibilities are under consideration by the BCUC).
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FEEDBACK INCORPORATION CONT’D.
 Comments that will NOT be considered as part of BC Hydro’s recommendations:
 Any issues not falling under the criteria of ‘Adverse Reliability Impact’ or ‘Suitability
Assessment’ previously defined.
 Examples: Issues with entity functional registrations; Requests to change standard language
or Glossary Terms/definitions as the BCUC does not have the authority to draft
standards/Glossary Terms or make changes.
REMINDER: These comments will still be kept verbatim; just not considered as these are out of
scope of the established Assessment Report process. Please discuss with the BCUC separately.
 All provided costs are aggregated and summarized in the body of the Report.
 Implementation time recommendations are based on entity feedback in combination
with FERC approved recommended implementation times.
 Implementation times for new Glossary Terms will typically be recommended to
coincide with recommended implementation times of associated standards.
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SOURCES OF INFORMATION
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BCUC MRS website: http://www.bcuc.com/mrs.aspx
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NERC website: www.nerc.com
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WECC website: www.wecc.biz
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NERC/WECC hosted standards drafting/implementation and compliance
webinars
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WECC Compliance User Group meetings (CUG/CIPUG)
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Western Interconnection Forum (WICF) (http://www.wicf.biz/)
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CLOSING SUMMARY
 NERC as well as Regional Entities (WECC) develop MRS
 FERC must approve a MRS before it is assessed for adoption in B.C.; FERC
does NOT have jurisdiction in BC
 Every year BC Hydro, with feedback from Registered Entities, reviews each
MRS assessing the suitability for adoption in B.C. and files a report with the
BCUC.
 The BCUC must adopt the MRS assessed in the report unless after a
hearing it determines that the MRS is not in the public interest
 Assessment Report No. 8 Feedback Due: Friday February 27, 2015
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
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THANK YOU
For further information or questions on Assessment Report No. 8,
please contact:
BC Hydro Reliability Standards
[email protected]
Patricia Robertson, Reliability Compliance Manager
[email protected]
(604) 455-1831
Vijay Raghunathan, Senior Reliability Compliance Engineer
[email protected]
(604) 516-8958
Find BC Hydro at:
www.bchydro.com

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