Project 2017-07 Standards Alignment with Registration

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Status
A 45-day formal comment period for Project 2017-07 Standards Alignment with Registration is open through 8 p.m. Eastern, Thursday, December 12, 2019 for the following Standards and Implementation Plan:
FAC-002-3 – Facility Interconnection Studies
IRO-010-3 – Reliability Coordinator Data Specification and Collection
MOD-031-3 – Demand and Energy Data
MOD-033-2 – Steady-State and Dynamic System Model Validation
NUC-001-4 – Nuclear Plant Interface Coordination
PRC-006-4 – Automatic Underfrequency Load Shedding
TOP-003-4 – Operational Reliability Data
Implementation Plan
Ballot pools are being formed through 8 p.m. Eastern, Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
Initial ballots for the Standards and Implementation Plan, along with non-binding polls for each associated Violation Risk Factors and Violation Severity Levels, will be conducted December 3-12, 2019.
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 will formally address any remaining edits to the Reliability Standards that are needed to align the existing standards with the RBR initiatives.  The edits include updates to the BAL, CIP, FAC, INT, IRO, MOD, NUC, and TOP family of standards to remove the references to Purchasing-Selling Entities (PSEs) and Interchange Authorities (IAs); references to the Load-Serving Entity (LSEs) will be removed or replaced by the appropriate NERC Registered Entity. The project will include adding Underfrequency Load Shedding (UFLS)-only DPs to the Applicability Section of PRC-005 and PRC-006 per NERC registration criteria. 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 and PRC-006 will be updated to replace Distribution Providers (DP) with the more-limited UFLS-only DP to the Applicability Sections.

3.  Initiatives that can address RBR updates through the periodic review process.  This would include the INT-004-3.1 and NUC-001-3 standards. Rather than the Project 2017-07 making the revisions the SDT could coordinate with the periodic review teams currently reviewing INT-004-3.1 and NUC-001-3 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

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Consideration of Comments

Draft 1

FAC-002-3
Clean | Redline

IRO-010-3
Clean | Redline

MOD-031-3
Clean | Redline

MOD-033-2
Clean | Redline

NUC-001-4
Clean | Redline

PRC-006-4
Clean | Redline

TOP-003-4
Clean | Redline


Implementation Plan

 

Supporting Materials

Unofficial Comment Form (Word)

FAC-002-3 VRF/VSL Justification

IRO-010-3 VRF/VSL Justification

MOD-031-3 VRF/VSL Justification

MOD-033-2 VRF/VSL Justification

NUC-001-4 VRF/VSL Justification

PRC-006-4 VRF/VSL Justification

TOP-003-4 VRF/VSL Justification 

 

 

Initial Ballot

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Vote

 

 

 

12/03/19 - 12/12/19 


 

 

Comment Period

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Submit Comments

 

 

10/29/19 - 12/12/19

 

Join Ballot Pools

 

 

10/29/19 - 11/27/19 

 

Send RSAW feedback to:

RSAWfeedback@nerc.net

Drafting Team Nominations

Supporting Materials

Unofficial Nomination Form (Word)

Nomination Period

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Submit Nominations

 

05/01/18 – 05/14/18

Standards Authorization Request
 
Supporting Materials 
 

Unofficial Comment Form (Word)


Comment Period

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Submit Comments

 


02/01/18 – 03/02/18

 
Additional SAR for Standards Alignment with Registration
 
 
Supporting Materials
 


Comment Period

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12/11/17 – 01/09/18





Consideration of Comments​
 
 

Supporting Materials

Unofficial Comment Form (Word)​


Comment Period

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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

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08/01/17 – 08/30/17


​Comments Received
 
SAR Drafting Team Nominations
 
Supporting Materials
 
 

Nomination Period
 
 



08/01/17 – 08/14/17