Project 2017-01 Modifications to BAL-003

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Status
An informal comment period for Phase II of Project 2017-01 Modifications to BAL-003 White Paper is open through 8 p.m. Eastern, Tuesday, April 27, 2021.
Background
Two Standard Authorization Requests (SARs) were received for modifying BAL-003-1.1.  The first SAR was submitted by the NERC Resource Subcommittee (NERC RS) and the second SAR was submitted by the Northwest Power Pool Frequency Response Sharing Group (NWPP FRSG). The two SARs were merged into a single SAR that proposed a two-phase approach to modifying BAL-003.

Phase I of the SAR has been completed and BAL-003-2 is a currently-enforced standard. Phase II of Project 2017-01 will address the second phase recommendations of the SAR to develop a proposed BAL-003-3 standard.
 
Standard(s) Affected: BAL-003-2 Frequency Response and Frequency Bias Setting

Purpose/Industry Need
This project has been a two-phase approach.  The first phase ​​addressed the Phase 1 recommendations in the SAR.  The scope of the work identified in the second phase is to (1) establish a real-time reliability standard addressing the necessary frequency response to maintain reliability; (2) establish comparability for the correct responsible entity; (3) develop real-time measurements incorporating topology difference, and (4) eliminate the incorrect indicators. 

This second phase of the project addresses the Phase II recommendations in the SAR: Make the Interconnection Frequency Response Obligation (IFRO) calculations and associated allocations: 1) more reflective of current conditions; 2) consider all characteristics affecting Frequency Response (e.g., load response, mix and type of generation); 3) include all applicable entities; and 4) be as equitable as possible; and 

Frequency Response Measure (FRM): 1) ensure that over-performance by one entity does not negatively impact the evaluation of performance by another; 2) measure types/periods of response in addition to secondary Frequency Response, particularly primary Frequency Response; 3) include all applicable entities; and 4) make allocations as equitable as possible.

 
DraftActionsDatesResultsConsideration of Comments

White Paper

Supporting Materials

Unofficial Comment Form

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Comment Period

Info

Submit Comments


03/29/21 – 04/27/21

Final Draft

BAL-003-2
Clean | Redline to Last Posted 
Redline to Last Approved *updated

Implementation Plan

Clean | Redline to Last Posted

Supporting Materials

VRF/VSL Justifications *updated
Clean | Redline to Last Posted
 

Resources Loss Protection Criteria
Clean | Redline to Last Posted


Procedure for ERO Support of Frequency Response and Frequency Bias Setting Standard

Clean | Redline to Last Posted 
Redline to Last Approved


Revised FRS Form 1
Modifications to FRS Form 1

 

 

 

Final Ballot

Updated Info

Info

Vote

 

 

 

 

 

​10/10/19 – 10/24/19
The ballot was extended to provide stakeholders adequate time to review the updated documents.

 

 

 

 

 

Ballot Results

 BAL-003-2

 

 

Phase II Survey Form (Word)

 

Comment Period

Info

Submit Feedback

 

 

4/4/19 - 4/17/19​

​Draft 1

 BAL-003-2
Clean | Redline to Last Posted

Supporting Materials

 
 

Resources Loss Protection Criteria
Clean | Redline to Last Posted

Procedure for ERO Support of Frequency Response and Frequency Bias Setting Standard
Clean | Redline to Last Posted

Revised FRS Form 1
Modifications to FRS Form 1

Draft Reliability Standard Audit Worksheet (RSAW)

 

Initial Ballot

Info

Vote

 

 

01/08/19 - 01/17/19​

 

Ballot Results

 BAL-003-2

  Implementation Plan

 

Non-binding Poll Results

 BAL-003-2

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consideration of Comments​

 

Comment Period

Info

Submit Comments

 

 

12/04/18 - 01/17/19​

 

Comments Received

 

​Join Ballot Pools

 

12/04/18 - 01/02/19​

 

Info

Send RSAW feedback to:
RSAWfeedback@nerc.net

 

 

Coming Soon​

 BAL-003-2

Redline

 

Supporting Materials

 

Resources Loss Protection Criteria

Procedure for ERO Support of Frequency Response and Frequency Bias Setting Standard

Revised FRS Form 1

 

 

​Comment Period

 

Submit Comments

  

 

 

09/06/18 - 09/20/18

 

 

 

Comments Received

 

 

 

Consideration of Comments​

​Standard Authorization Request
Clean | Redline

Approved by the Standards Committee​04/18/18
​​ Supplemental Drafting Team Nominations
 
Supporting Materials 
 

Unofficial Nomination Form (Word)

Supplemental Nomination Period
 
 


03/19/18 – 03/28/18

Standards Authorization Request

(submitted by NWPP FRSG)

 

Supporting Materials

 

BAL-003 Technical Document

​Comment Period

 Info
 

Submit Comments




​11/02/17 - 12/01/17



​Comments Received



Consideration of Comments
Supplemental Standard Authorization Request Team Nominations
 
Supporting Materials
 
Supplemental Nomination Period
 
  
 



07/27/17 – 08/09/17
Standards Authorization Request
(submitted by NERC RS)
 
Supporting Materials
 
 Comment Period
 
  


06/19/17 - 07/18/17


Comments Received
Standard Authorization Request Drafting Team Nominations
 
Supporting Materials
 
Nomination Period
 
  
 


06/19/17 - 07/03/17