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Project 2014-01 Standards Applicability for Dispersed Generation Resources

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Status
The standard drafting team prepared a final draft version of the White Paper on December 15, 2015.
 
Board Adopted: November 13, 2014 - PRC-004-2.1(i)a, PRC-004-4, PRC-005-2(i), and PRC-005-3(i)
                         May 7, 2015 - PRC-005-5
 
Filed with FERC: February 6, 2015 - PRC-004-2(i)a, PRC-004-4, PRC-005-2(i), and PRC-005-3(i)
                           November 13, 2015 - PRC-005-5
 
 
 
Background:
The Standards Authorization Request (SAR) asks that the applicability section of certain Reliability Standards that apply to a Generator Owner (GO)/Generator Operator (GOP) or the requirements of certain GO/GOP Reliability Standards be reviewed, and where appropriate revised to recognize the unique technical and reliability aspects of dispersed generation in order to ensure the applicability of the standards is consistent with the reliable operation of the Bulk Electric System (BES). Dispersed generation resources are those resources that are small-scale power generation technologies using a system designed primarily for aggregating capacity providing an alternative to, or an enhancement of, the traditional electric power system. Examples could include but are not limited to solar, geothermal, energy storage, flywheels, wind, micro-turbines, and fuel cells.
This request is related to the revised definition of the Bulk Electric System (BES) from Project 2010-17, and it is desirable to complete any revisions determined to be necessary so that revisions are approved by the Board of Trustees and applicable regulatory agencies prior to the effective date for newly identified elements under the revised BES definition. This effective date is expected to be July 1 2016, although it is possible that regulatory action could change the date.

 

​Draft ​Actions ​Dates Results​ Consideration of Comments
​White Paper
Clean | Redline to Last Posted

Supporting Materials
White Paper
Clean | Redlined to Last Posted

Supporting Materials
Unofficial Comment Form (Word)

*Appendix A – List of all NERC standards
applicable to GOs/GOPs

*Appendix B – NERC standards
recommended for consideration to clarify
applicability for dispersed generation
 
​Comment Period
 
 
​06/12/15 - 07/13/15 Comments Received ​Consideration of Comments
​*Appendix A and Appendix B are reflected in separate tabs in a single Excel document, which is duplicated and posted for reference under individual links, one for Appendix A, and one for Appendix B.
​ ​ ​ ​
Errata Change:   
 
On November 13, 2014, the NERC Board of Trustees (Board) adopted PRC0062, PRC 0042.1(i)a, PRC0044, PRC0052(i), and PRC0053(i). Each of these standards, or its associated documents, contain inadvertent errors that needed to be corrected prior to filing with applicable regulatory authorities. The standards referenced the implementation plan in the Effective Date section. As a result, there are no associated changes to the standard with the corrections.
 
Each error and how the corrections meet the required elements of an errata change are described below.
 
·         References to “(X)” in Implementation Plans for PRC0042(i)a, PRC0052(i), and PRC0053(i) needed to be changed to align the standard versions with the updated NERC standards numbering convention.
·         The Effective Date language in the Implementation Plan for PRC0044 needed to be corrected to properly sequence version 4 to become effective concurrently with or after version 3. The implementation plan provided for an immediate effective date, which in some scenarios could make version 4 effective prior to version 3, which has a 12 month period after approval before it becomes effective. The drafting team intended to sequence the standards to ensure that version 4 did not go into effect prior to version 3, but went into effect immediately upon approval if version 3 was effective.
 
A correction was also needed to ensure version 4 becomes effective on the later of the effective date of PRC0043 or the date that PRC0044 is approved by an applicable governmental authority. A conforming correction to reference the effective date of PRC0043 rather than “12 months following the approval of PRC-0043” to make sure that the implementation timing for PRC0043 is properly cross referenced was also needed.
 
Implementation Plans
 
 
 
 
PRC-004-4
 
Project 2014-01 did not conduct non-binding polls for VRF/VSLs because the project was limited to applicability changes to the requirements that neither impacted, nor necessitated revision to, any of the VRFs and VSLs associated with the project.
Final Draft
 
  
Implementation Plan
 
Supporting Documents
  
 
 
Final Ballot
 
 
Vote>>
03/02/15 – 03/11/15

Summary>>

Ballot Results>>

Final Drafts
 
PRC-001-1.1(ii)
 
PRC-019-2
 
PRC-024-2
 
Implementation Plans
 
PRC-001-1.1(ii)
 Clean | Redline to Last Posted
 
 
 
 
Final Ballots
 
 

Vote>>

(Closed)

 

 

01/13/15 - 01/22/15​

 Summary>>

 

Ballot Results

 

PRC-001-1.1(ii)>>

 

PRC-019-2>>

 

PRC-024-2>>

 
Appendix A – List of all NERC standards
applicable to GOs/GOPs
 
Appendix B – NERC standards
recommended for consideration to clarify
applicability for dispersed generation
 
 
Comment Period
 
 

Submit Comments>>

 

(Closed)

12/22/14 - 01/20/15 Comments Received>>​
Draft 1
 
 
 
Supporting Documents
 
 
 
Initial Ballot
 
 
 
(Closed)
 
1/12/15 – 1/22/15

Summary>>

 

Ballot Results>>

Consideration of Comments>>
 
Comment Period
 
 
12/8/14 – 1/22/15 Comments Received>>​
 
Join Ballot Pool
 
 
(Closed)
12/8/14 – 1/8/15
Draft 1 Standards
 
PRC-001-1.1(X)
 
PRC-019-2
 
PRC-024-1(X)
 
Implementation Plans
 
Supporting Documents
Initial Ballots

Updated Info>>

Info>>


Vote>>

(Closed)
12/10/14 – 12/23/14
Summary>>

Ballot Results

PRC-001-1.1(X)

PRC-019-2

PRC-024-1(X)
​Consideration of Comments>>

Comment Period

Info>>

Submit Comments>>


(Closed)

 The ballots and comment period have heen extended
 one additional day to 8 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 in order to reach quorum

11/5/14 – 12/23/14​ Comments Received>>​

Join Ballot Pools
Info>>

Join>>


(Closed)
11/5/14 – 12/4/14
The comment period and initial ballot close dates have been extended one day to December 22, 2014 (for the medium-priority Reliability Standards) due to a NERC.com maintenance outage that occurred on Saturday, December 13, 2014.​​
Final Drafts
 
PRC-004-2.1(i)a
PRC-004-4
VAR-002-4

Implementation Plans
 
PRC-004-2.1(i)a
Clean
(No changes to last posted)

PRC-004-4
 Clean
(No changes to last posted)
 
 VAR-002-4
Clean
(No changes to last posted)
 
 
 SAR
 
Final Ballots
 
 

Vote>>

 

(Closed)

10/28/14 – 11/06/14 Summary>>


Ballot Results

PRC-004-2.1(i)a>>

PRC-004-4>>

VAR-002-4>>
Draft 2 Standard
PRC-004-2.1a(X)
PRC-004-4
Implementation Plans
PRC-004-2.1a(X)
Clean | Redline to last posted

 
Supporting Documents
Additional Ballots

 

Updated Info>>


Info>>

Vote>>

(Closed)

10/10/14 - 10/22/14​

Summary>>

Ballot Results

PRC-004-2.1a(X)>>

PRC-004-4>>

​Consideration of Comments

PRC-004>>

VAR-002-4>>

Comment Period
Info>>
 

Submit Comments>>

(Closed)

​9/5/14 - 10/22/14 Comments Received>>
Draft 2
PRC-005-2(X)
PRC-005-3(X)
Implementation Plans
Supporting Documents
 
 

SAR

Final Ballots
 
 
Vote>>

(Closed)
8/27/14 – 9/5/14 ​

​Summary>>

 

Ballot Results 

PRC-005-2(X)>>

 

PRC-005-3(X)>>

 
Additional Ballots
 
 
 

Vote>>

(Closed)

10/7/14 – 10/16/14 ​

Summary>>

 

Ballot Results

VAR-002-4>>

VAR-002-2b(X)>>

Comment Period
 
 

Submit Comments>>​

(Closed)

8/27/14 – 10/16/14​ Comments Received>>
Draft 1 Standard
 
PRC-004-2.1a(X)
 
PRC-004-3(X)
 
Implementation Plans
 
 
Supporting Documents
 
 
 
 
Draft Reliability Standard Audit Worksheets (RSAW)
 
 
 
 
 
(Closed)
8/15/14 – 8/26/14

Summary>>

 

Ballot Results

PRC-004-2.1a(X)>>

PRC-004-3(X)>>

 
Comment Period
 
 

Submit Comments>>

(Closed)

7/10/14 – 8/26/14 Comments Received>>​​ ​Consideration of Comments>>


​Join Ballot Pools>>

(Closed)

Please note: As a convenience to stakeholders,
if you have previously joined the ballot pool for VAR-002-2b(X),
no action is needed - you have automatically been entered
into both the PRC-004-2.1a(X) and PRC-004-3(X) ballot pools.
If you have been automatically entered and do not wish to
participate, please contact Wendy Muller prior to July 16, 2014
to have your name removed. 

7/10/14 - 7/16/14​
Draft 1 Standards
 
PRC-005-2(X)
 
PRC-005-3(X)
 
PRC-005-X(X)
 
VAR-002-2b(X)
 
VAR-002-4
 
Implementation Plans
 
 
Supporting Documents
 
 
 
 
Draft Reliability Standard Audit Worksheets (RSAW)
 
 
 
Initial Ballots
 
 

Info>>


Vote>>

(Closed)

7/18/14 – 7/29/14

Summary>>

 

Ballot Results:

PRC-005-2(X)>>

PRC-005-3(X)>>

PRC-005-X(X)>>

VAR-002-2b(X)>>

VAR-002-4>>

Formal Comment Period
 
 

Submit Comments>>

(Closed)

6/12/14 – 7/29/14 Comments Received>>​ Consideration of Comments>>
Join Ballot Pool
 
 

Join>>

(Closed)

Please note: these ballot pool join periods have been extended
to 8 p.m.
Eastern on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in order to keep the closing dates  for Project 2014-01 the same.

6/12/14 – 7/16/14
 
Appendix A – List of all NERC standards
applicable to GOs/GOPs
 
Appendix B – NERC standards
recommended for consideration to clarify
applicability for dispersed generation

Unofficial Comment Form

​Informal Comment Period
 
 
​04/17/14 - 05/05/14 ​Comments Received>> Consideration of Comments>>

SAR

Supporting Documents:

Unofficial Comment Form (Word)

Comment Period

 

Info>>

 

Submit Comments>>

11/20/13 - 12/19/13​

(closed)

Comments Received>> Consideration of Comments>>
 

 

 
 

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