Board Adopted: February 16, 2023
Filed with FERC: March 2, 2023
BackgroundRequirement R2, in PRC-023-4, requires applicable functional entities to set their Out of Step Blocking1 (OOSB) elements to allow tripping for faults during the loading conditions prescribed by Requirement R1. A requirement to allow tripping in a Standard whose intent is to block tripping, has led to some entities disabling their PSB relays. Disabling of these relays could lead to tripping during stable power swings causing an increased reliability risk. PSB relays provide increased security by preventing relays from tripping for stable power swings. Preventing the tripping of transmission lines during these types of disturbances increases the reliability of the BES. Requirement R2 should be removed or modified because it has been interpreted to restrict the setting of PSB elements making determination of appropriate settings more difficult and making compliance with PRC-026 more difficult. The present inclusion of out of step tripping in Attachment A, Item 1.2 needs to be clarified.
Attachment A exclusion 2.3 should also be removed or modified. This exclusion is no longer needed and that exclusion has contributed to the confusion surrounding R2. Attachment A exclusion 2.3 has been interpreted as being in conflict with R2. Both R2 and Attachment A exclusion 2.3 are either not needed or should be modified in the Standard.
Standard(s) Affected: PRC-023-4Purpose/Industry NeedThe purpose of the proposed project provides a reliability-related benefit by modifying or eliminating PRC-023-4 Requirement R2 to more effectively apply PSB when appropriate to improve BES reliability. Proper application of PSB can also be helpful in complying with PRC-026. It will modify or remove an exclusion (Attachment A – 2.3) that may no longer be needed.
1 The term power swing blocking (PSB) is also used by industry to describe these elements. The
PSB term will be used for the remainder of this SAR.
PRC-023-6Clean | Redline to Last Posted | Redline to Last Approved
Implementation PlanClean | Redline to Last Posted
PRC-023-6Clean Corrected file posted 1/12/2023 to reflect the proposed changes to the currently approved standard language | Redline
Unofficial Comment Form
Appendix CClean | Redline
Drafting Team Nominations Supporting MaterialsUnofficial Nomination Form (Word)
Standard Authorization RequestSupporting MaterialsUnofficial Comment Form (Word)
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