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Project 2010-07
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Status:
FAC-001-1 and PRC-004-2.1a were adopted by the BOT on February 9, 2012. PRC-005-1.1b and FAC-003-3 were adopted by the BOT on May 9, 2012. The legal petition, which incorporated all of the standards, was filed with FERC on July 30, 2012.

Purpose/Industry Need:
The proposed changes to the requirements and the addition of new requirements will add significant clarity to Generator Owners and Generator Operators regarding their reliability standard obligations at the interface with the interconnected grid.

Background of Ad Hoc Group for Generator Requirements at the Transmission Interface:
Prompted by FERC’s ruling on the Harquahala registration appeal as a Transmission Owner and Transmission Operator and with considerable industry support to clarify the issue in NERC’s Reliability Standards, NERC conducted a survey in the fall of 2008 to collect stakeholder input regarding the issues surrounding the interconnection facilities between the generating plants and the bulk electric system. The specific focus of the survey was to gain information on the appropriateness of extending all, some, or none of the existing Transmission Owner and Transmission Operator standards requirements to the Generator Owner and Generator Operator.

There were over 100 respondents to the request for input with strong opinions on both sides of this highly important and sensitive issue. Upon reflection of the large number of comments, NERC agrees with many of the commenter’s that an appropriate next step is to perform a more thorough vetting of the issues at the interconnection between generators and the transmission grid through a technical study group comprising industry participants. This group would be charged with evaluating the existing body of NERC Reliability Standard requirements applicable to Generator Owners and Generator Operators to identify gaps in reliability coverage, determine how best to address those deficiencies using the compendium of comments as a guide to this effort, and offer its recommendations in the form of a standards authorization request that could then be forwarded to the Standards Committee for consideration.

Objective:
The objective of this project, which preceded and provided the foundation for Project 2010-07, was to e valuate existing NERC Reliability Standard requirements and develop a recommendation and possible standards authorization request to address gaps in reliability for interconnection facilities of the Generator Owner and expectations for the Generator Operator in operating those facilities. The group also proposed strategies to address or resolve other related issues as appropriate.

Draft Action Dates Results Consideration of Comments
FAC-003-x
 
Implementation Plan
 
FAC-003-3
 
Implementation Plan
 
Consideration of Comment Report
(FAC-003-3 and FAC-003-x - for reference; from successive ballot that took place March 9 - April 9, 2012)
Clean  
 
PRC-005-1.1b
 
Implementation Plan
 
Consideration of Comment Report
(PRC-005-1.1b for reference; from initial ballot that took place from March 2 - April 16, 2012)
Clean  
 
Technical Justification Document
(for reference; updated from the version posted in March 2012)
Clean (Final) | Redline
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Recirculation Ballot  
 
Info>>  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4/24/2012 - 5/3/2012

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ballot Results:   FAC-003-3 FAC-003-x PRC-005-1.1b
 
On January 20, 2012, Exelon submitted a Level 1 Appeal of the process, challenging the results of the recirculation ballots of FAC-003-3 and FAC-003-X that concluded on Dec. 23, 2011.   The NERC Vice President of Standards and Training and then the Standards Committee's Executive Committee reviewed the appeal and found for the appellant, determining that the modifications the SDT made to the applicability of FAC-003-3 and FAC-003-x prior to the recirculation ballot were substantive.  Consequently the results of the recirculation ballots for FAC-003-3 and FAC-003-x have been declared void.   The SDT has made minor modifications to the standards and posted them for a parallel formal comment period and successive ballot.
Exelon's Level 1 Appeal
NERC Vice President of Standards and Training Response

 

FAC-003-x
 
FAC-003-3
 
Implementation Plans FAC-003-x
 Clean  
 
FAC-003-3
 Clean  
 

 

 2/23/12 meeting minutes (directing that Recirculation Ballot Results be voided and work remanded to the SDT)

 

 
 
Technical Justification Document
(for reference; updated from the version posted in December 2011)
 

 

Consideration of Comment Report
(for reference; updated from successive ballot that took place October 5-November 18, 2011)

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Successive Ballot
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/30/2012 - 4/9/2012
(closed)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Full Records:
 
Formal Comment Period
 
3/9/2012 - 4/9/2012
(closed)
Comments Received>> Consideration of Comments>>
PRC-005-1.1a
 
Implementation Plan
 
Supporting Materials
Initial Ballot
 
 
4/6/2012 - 4/16/2012
(closed)
 
 
Formal Comment Period
 
3/2/2012 - 4/16/2012
(closed)
Comments Received>> Consideration of Comments>>
3/2/2012 - 3/31/2012
(closed)
   
 
FAC-001-1
 
PRC-004-2.1 a
 
Supporting Materials:
Technical Justification
 
 
Sole-use Generator Interconnection Facility: Diagram 1
 
Sole-use Generator Interconnection Facility: Diagram 2
 
       
 
FAC-001-1 VRFs and VSLs
 
Supporting Materials:
 
 
Non-binding Poll
 
 
1/04/2012 - 1/13/2012
(closed)
Non-Binding Poll Results>>  
FAC-001-1
 
FAC-003-X
 
FAC-003-3
 
PRC-004-2.1
 
Implementation Plans
FAC-001-1
 
FAC-003-3
 
FAC-003-X
 
PRC-004-2.1
 
Supporting Materials:
Technical Justification
 
 
Sole-use generator interconnection Facility: Diagram 1
 
Sole-use generator interconnection Facility: Diagram 2
Recirculation Ballots
 
 
12/14/2011 - 12/23/2011
(closed)
 
Full Record Reports:
 
Full Record Reports
(NOTE that the results of the recirculation ballots of FAC-003-3 and FAC-003-x were voided as a result of an appeal, and a successive ballot of the two standards was conducted. The appeal and response are posted on this project page.)
 

 

FAC-001-1
 
FAC-003-X
 
FAC-003-3
 
FAC-003-3 with revised VSLs based on
FAC-003-2 adopted by NERC BOT (added 11/09/11)

 

 
PRC-004-2.1
 
Implementation Plans
FAC-001-1
 
FAC-003-3
 
FAC-003-X
 
PRC-004-2
 
Supporting Materials:
 
 
 

 

Join Ballot Pool
 
 
10/5/2011 - 11/4/2011
(closed)
   
Initial Ballot
 
 
 
11/9/2011 - 11/18/2011
(closed)
 
Full Record Report:
 
 
Comment Period
 
10/5/2011 - 11/18/2011
(closed)
Comments Received>> Consideration of Comments>>
FAC-001-1
 
FAC-003-3
 
FAC-003-X
 
 
Formal Comment Period
 
 
6/17/2011 - 7/17/2011
(closed)
Comments Received>> Consideration of Comments>>
 
Supporting Materials
Informal Comment Period
 
 
3/4/2011 - 4/4/2011
(closed)
Comments Received>> Summary Consideration of Comments>>
SAR
 
Comment Period
 
 
 
2/12/2010 - 3/15/2010
(closed)
Comments Received>> Consideration of comments>>
Generator Requirements at the Transmission Interface (GOTO)  
 SAR
 
Supporting Materials
Drafting Team Nominations Open

Nomination Form (Word)
 
2/12/2010 -3/1/2010
(closed)
   

All comments should be forwarded to sarcomm@nerc.net
 
 

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