Project 2017-01 Modifications to BAL-003-1.1

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The Project 2017-01 Modifications to BAL-003-1.1 standard drafting team seeks industry input on the issues identified in the Standard Authorization Request (SAR) for Phase II. Complete the SAR Phase II Survey Form (link below) by 8:00 p.m. Eastern, Wednesday, April 17, 2019.
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 was posted for industry comment from June 19, 2017 through July 18, 2017.  The second SAR
was submitted by the Northwest Power Pool Frequency Response Sharing Group (NWPP FRSG). This SAR proposes a two-phase approach to modifying the current standard.

The supporting documents for BAL-003-1 were developed using engineering judgment on the data collection and process needed to determine the Interconnection Frequency Response Obligation (IFRO) as well as the processing of raw data to determine compliance. Now that the standard is in place and the data is available for analysis, minor errors in assumptions as well as process inefficiencies have been identified.  It was anticipated that as frequency response improves, the approaches embedded in the standard for annual samples may need to be modified.  In addition to fixing the inconsistencies identified in the Frequency Response Annual Analysis Report, the drafting team may separate the administrative and procedural items and reassign them to an alternative process subject to ERO and NERC Operating Committee approval.
Standard(s) Affected: BAL-003-1 Frequency Response and Frequency Bias Setting | BAL-003-1.1 Frequency Response and Frequency Bias Setting

Purpose/Industry Need

The Phase I portion of the project proposes to revise the BAL-003-1 standard and process documents to address: (1) the inconsistencies in calculation of IFROs due to interconnection Frequency Response performance changes of Point C and/or Value B; (2) the Eastern Interconnection Resource Contingency Protection Criteria; (3) the frequency of nadir point limitations (currently limited to t0 to t+12); (4) clarification of language in Attachment A, i.e. related to Frequency Response Reserve Sharing Groups (FRSG) and the timeline for Frequency Response and Frequency Bias Setting activities; and (5) the BAL-003-1 FRS Forms need enhancements that include, but may not be limited to, the ability to collect and submit FRSG performance data. Additionally, the supporting procedural and process steps may be removed from Attachment A and captured in an ERO and NERC Operating Committee approved Reference Document such that timely process improvements can be made as future lessons are learned.
 
This project will be a two-phase approach.  The first phase will address the Phase 1 recommendations in the SAR.  The scope of the work identified in the second phase will be 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.
 

The second phase will address 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

 

 

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

  

 

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