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Project 2014-03 Revisions to TOP and IRO Standards

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Status:
A Final ballot for TOP-001-3 - Transmission Operations concluded at 8 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Voting results can be accessed via the links below. The standard will be submitted to the NERC Board of Trustees for adoption and then filed with the appropriate regulatory authorities.

Board Adopted:
November 13, 2014 - TOP-001-3, TOP-002-4, TOP-003-3, IRO-001-4, IRO-002-4, IRO-008-2, IRO-010-2, IRO-014-3, IRO-017-1, definitions of Real-time Assessment and Operating Planning Analysis, and the Implementation Plan.
Filed with FERC:
Order Effective:
Enforcement Date:
Purpose/Industry Need:
The primary goal of Project 2014-03 Revisions to TOP/IRO Reliability Standards is to address the concerns identified in the NOPR proposing to remand IRO standards developed in Project 2006-06 Reliability Coordination and TOP standards developed in Project 2007-03 Real-time Operations. 
 

Background:
On April 16, 2013, NERC submitted two petitions requesting Commission approval of TOP and IRO standards. One petition addresses three revised TOP Reliability Standards: TOP-001-2 (Transmission Operations), TOP-002-3 (Operations Planning), TOP-003-2 (Operational Reliability Data), and one Protection Systems (PRC) Reliability Standard, PRC-001-2 (System Protection Coordination) (collectively, the “TOP Standards”) to replace the eight currently-effective TOP standards. The second petition addresses four revised IRO Reliability Standards: IRO-001-3 (Responsibilities and Authorities), IRO-002-3 (Analysis Tools), IRO-005-4 (Current Day Operations), and IRO-014-2 (Coordination Among Reliability Coordinators) (collectively, the “IRO Standards”) to replace six currently-effective IRO standards.

On November 21, 2013, the Commission issued a NOPR proposing to remand these TOP and IRO Standards, stating that NERC “has removed critical reliability aspects that are included in the currently-effective standards without adequately addressing these aspects in the proposed standards.” For example, the Commission cites the fact that the proposed TOP Standards do not require Transmission Operators to plan and operate within all System Operating Limits (“SOLs”), which is a requirement in the currently effective standards.


On December 20, 2013, NERC filed a
motion requesting that the Commission defer action on the NOPR until January 31, 2015 to provide NERC and the industry the opportunity to thoroughly examine the technical concerns raised in the NOPR and afford time to review the proposed TOP and IRO Standards through the NERC standards development process to ensure that a technically justified set of solutions is in place for reliability. That motion to defer action was granted on January 14, 2014.

 

​Draft ​Actions ​Dates Results ​Consideration of Comments
  
Final Draft
TOP-001-3 – Transmission Operations
Clean | Redline to Last Posting
Supporting Documents:
White Paper on Treatment of SOLs
Clean | Redline to Last Posting
Summary of NOPR Issues
Clean | Redline to Last Posting
Final Ballot
(Closed)
01/15/15 - 01/21/15​

​Summary>>

Ballot Results>>

 
Draft 4
 
TOP-001-3 – Transmission Operations
Clean | Redline to Last Posting
 

Supporting Documents:
 
 
 
SAR
 
 
White Paper on Treatment of SOLs
Clean | Redline to Last Posting
 
Summary of NOPR Issues
Clean | Redline to Last Posting
 
Consideration of 2011 SW Outage Report Recommendations
 
 
 
VRF/VSL Justification
 
Draft RSAWs
 
 
Additional Ballot and Non-Binding Poll
 
 
Vote>>​

(Closed)
12/29/14 – 1/7/15

Summary>>

Ballot Results>>

Non-Binding Poll Results>>​

Consideration of Comments>>
Comment Period
 
 

Submit Comments>>

(Closed)

 

12/3/14 – 1/7/15

 

Comments Received>>​
Due to several comments from the Standards Committee (SC) regarding the posting end date of TOP-001-3 being close to the end of the holiday period, the SC has authorized extending the posting of TOP-001-3 one day to Wednesday, January 7, 2015.
Please send RSAW Feedback to:
 
12/9/14 - 1/7/15​
Draft 3
 
TOP-001-3 – Transmission Operations
Clean | Redline to Last Posting
 
Supporting Documents

Unofficial Comment Form (Word)
 
 
White Paper on Treatment of SOLs
Clean | Redline to Last Posting
 

Additional Ballot and Non-Binding Poll

 

Info>>

 

Vote>>​

(Closed)

​11/4/14 - 11/10/14 Summary>>

Ballot Results>>

Non-Binding Poll Results>>

Consideration of Comments>>

 

​Comment Period

 

Info>>

 

Submit Comments>>

(Closed)

​10/10/14 - 11/10/14 Comments Received>>​
Please send RSAW Feedback to:
 
10/16/14 - 11/10/14​
 
TOP-002-4 – Operations Planning
Clean | Redline to Last Posting
TOP-003-3 – Operational Reliability Data
Clean | Redline to Last Posting
 
IRO-008-2 – Reliability Coordinator Operational Analyses and Real-time Assessments
Clean | Redline to Last Posting
IRO-014-3 — Coordination Among Reliability Coordinators
Clean | Redline to Last Posting
IRO-017-1 – Outage Coordination
Clean | Redline to Last Posting
 
Supporting Documents

​Final Ballots and Non-Binding Polls

 

Info>>

 

Vote>>

(Closed)

​10/10/14 - 10/22/14

(Non-Binding Polls extended an additional day to reach quorum)



Ballot Results
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Non-Binding Poll Results
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

IRO-001-4 – Reliability Coordination – Responsibilities
Clean | Redline to Last Posting

 

IRO-002-4 – Reliability Coordination — Monitoring and Analysis
Clean | Redline to Last Posting
IRO-010-2 — Reliability Coordinator Data Specification and Collection
Clean | Redline to Last Posting

Final Ballots

 

Info>>

 

Vote>>

(Closed)

​10/10/14 - 10/20/14
 
Draft 2 Standards
TOP-001-3 – Transmission Operations
Clean | Redline to Last Posting
TOP-002-4 – Operations Planning
Clean | Redline to Last Posting
TOP-003-3 – Operational Reliability Data
Clean | Redline to Last Posting
IRO-001-4 – Reliability Coordination – Responsibilities
Clean | Redline to Last Posting
IRO-002-4 – Reliability Coordination — Monitoring and Analysis
Clean | Redline to Last Posting
IRO-008-2 – Reliability Coordinator Operational Analyses and Real-time Assessments
Clean | Redline to Last Posting
IRO-010-2 — Reliability Coordinator Data Specification and Collection
Clean | Redline to Last Posting
IRO-014-3 — Coordination Among Reliability Coordinators
Clean | Redline to Last Posting
IRO-017-1 – Outage Coordination
Clean | Redline to Last Posting


Two Definitions
Clean | Redline to Last Posting
Implementation Plan
Clean | Redline to Last Posting
Supporting Documents
White Paper on Treatment of SOLs
Clean | Redline to Last Posting

Unofficial Comment Form

 

Draft RSAWs

 

Additional Ballots and
Non-Binding Polls

Updated Info>>

Info>>

Vote>>

(Closed)

9/10/14 - 9/19/14​                                                             Summary>>


Ballot Results:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Implementation Plan>>

  

Non-Binding Poll Results:
 

 
TOP-003-3>>

IRO-001-4>>

IRO-002-4>>

IRO-008-2>>

IRO-010-2>>

IRO-014-3>>

IRO-017-1>>

 

Comment Period

Info>>

Submit Comments>>

(Closed)

​8/6/14 - 9/19/14

Comments Received>>​

Note: Several entities voted negative in a few ballots supporting comments made by the SERC OC. However, there were no comments submitted by the SERC OC. After NERC staff communicated with these entities, they submitted comments which are included at the end of the comments received report (above link)

Consideration of Comments>>
 
9/2/14 - 9/19/14​​

Draft 1 Standards
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Supporting Documents
 
 
UPDATED 6/6/2014 to add IRO-004-2
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Draft RSAWs

IRO-001-4

IRO-002-4

IRO-008-2

IRO-010-2

IRO-014-3

IRO-017-1

TOP-001-3

TOP-002-4

TOP-003-3

 

​Ballots and Non-Binding Polls

Updated Info>>

Info>> 

Vote>>

(Closed)

​6/23/14 - 7/2/14

Summary>>

 

Ballot Results:

TOP-001-3>>

TOP-002-4>>

TOP-003-3>>

IRO-001-4>>

IRO-002-4>>

IRO-008-2>>

IRO-010-2>>

IRO-014-3>>

IRO-017-1>>

Two Definitions>>

Implementation Plan>>

Non-Binding Poll Results:

 

  
 

 TOP-003-3>>

 

IRO-002-4>>

IRO-008-2>>

 
 

IRO-017-1>>

 

​Comment Period
 
 
(Closed)
5/19/14 - 7/2/14​ Comments Received>>​​  Consideration of Comments>>​

RSAW

Info>>

(Closed)

6/20/14 - 7/2/14​


​Join Ballot Pool>>

(Closed)

Please note: To avoid the inconvenience for the industry to join 20
ballot pools, we have set up one for the ballots on the standards and
one for the non-binding polls. Once the ballot pools close, individual ballots will be created by carrying over the members of the ballot pools. There will be a separate ballot for each of the 9 standards, the definitions, implementation plan and 9 non-binding polls

​5/19/14 - 6/17/14
 
 
 
 
NERC Motion to Defer Action
Informal Comment Period
 
 

Submit Comments>>

(Closed)

3/11/14 – 3/24/14 Comments Received >>
Comment Period
 
 
 
 
(Closed)
2/21/14 – 3/24/2014 ​Consideration of Comments>>
 

 

 
 

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