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Project 2017-07 Standards Alignment with Registration

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An additional 30-day formal comment period on the Standards Authorization Request for Standards Alignment with Registration is open through 8 p.m. Eastern, Tuesday, January 9, 2018.
Background
On March 19, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Risk-Based Registration (RBR) Initiative in Docket No. RR15-4-000. FERC approved the removal of two functional categories, Purchasing-Selling Entity (PSE) and Interchange Authority (IA), from the NERC Compliance Registry due to the commercial nature of these categories posing little or no risk to the reliability of the bulk power system.
FERC also approved the creation of a new registration category, Underfrequency Load Shedding (UFLS)-only Distribution Provider (DP), for PRC-005 and its progeny standards. FERC subsequently approved on compliance filing the removal of Load-Serving Entities (LSEs) from the NERC registry criteria. 
Several projects have addressed standards impacted by the RBR initiative since FERC approval; however, there remain some Reliability Standards that require minor revisions so that they align with the post-RBR registration impacts.

Purpose/Industry Need
Project 2017-7 Standards Alignment with Registration is focused on making the tailored Reliability Standards updates necessary to reflect the retirement of PSEs, IAs, and LSEs (as well as all of their applicable references). This alignment includes three categories:
1.     Modifications to existing standards where the removal of the retired function may need replacement by another function. Specifically, Reliability Standard MOD-032-1 specifies certain data from LSEs that may need to be provided by other functional entities going forward.
2.     Modifications where the applicable entity and references may be removed. These updates may be able to follow a similar process to the Paragraph 81 initiatives where standards are redlined and posted for industry comment and ballot.  A majority of the edits would simply remove deregistered functional entities and their applicable requirements/references.  Additionally PRC-005 will be updated to replace Distribution Providers (DP) with the more-limited UFLS-only DP to align with the post-RBR registration impacts.
3.     Initiatives that can address RBR updates through the periodic review process. This would include the INT-004 and NUC-001 standards. In other words, rather than making the revisions immediately, this information would be provided to the periodic review teams currently reviewing INT-004 and NUC-001 so that any changes resulting from those periodic reviews, if any, may be proposed at the same time after completion of each periodic review.
 
Draft Actions Dates Results Consideration of Comments
 
Additional SAR for Standards Alignment with Registration
 
Supporting Materials
 

Comment Period

Info

Submit Comments

12/11/17 – 01/09/18

 

Supporting Materials

Unofficial Comment Form (Word)​

Comment Period

Info

Submit Comments
08/01/17 – 08/30/17 Comments Received​ Consideration of Comments​

SAR for MOD-032-1

Supporting Materials

Unofficial Comment Form (Word)

Comment Period

Info

Submit Comments
08/01/17 – 08/30/17 ​Comments Received
 
SAR Drafting Team Nominations
 
Supporting Materials
 
 
Nomination Period
 
 
08/01/17 – 08/14/17
 

 

 
 

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