Project 2022-03 Energy Assurance with Energy-Constrained Resources

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Status
A 45-day formal comment period for draft two of BAL-007-1 - Near-term Energy Reliability Assessments and draft one of BAL-008-1 - Seasonal Energy Reliability Assessments will be conducted through 8 p.m. Eastern, Thursday, June 20, 2024.  ​

Ballot pools will be open May 7 - June 5, 2024. If you had previously joined the ballot pool for the initial ballot for BAL-007-1, this ballot pool will be added to the pool for BAL-008-1.​​

Additional ballots for BAL-007-1 and initial ballots for BAL-008-1 and their implementation plans, as well as non-binding polls of the associated Violation Risk Factors and Violation Severity Levels will be conducted June 11 – 20, 2024.

​​Background
Project 2022-03 currently has two assigned Standard Authorization Requests (SARs) that seek to enhance reliability by requiring entities to perform Energy Reliability Assessments (ERAs) to evaluate energy assurance and develop Corrective Action Plan(s), Operating Plan(s), or other mitigating actions to address identified risks to each respective time horizons:​

  • Operations/operational planning time horizon (Operations SAR)
  • Planning time horizon (Planning SAR)

The proposed new Reliability Standard is based on the Operations SAR. The remaining SAR will be addressed at a later date.

The Standards Committee (SC) accepted the revised SARs at its January 25, 2023 meeting. At the same meeting, the SC authorized drafting of the Reliability Standard(s) identified in the SARs. Since that time, the team has conducted several meetings, both remote and in-person, and posted a draft of a new standard for informal comment to solicit feedback. 

Standard(s) Affected: TPL-001-5.1, EOP, TOP, and BAL

Purpose/Industry Need
This project will enhance reliability by requiring entities to perform energy reliability assessments to evaluate energy assurance and develop Corrective Action Plan(s) to address identified risks. Energy reliability assessments evaluate energy assurance across the Operations Planning, Near-Term Transmission Planning, and Long-Term Transmission Planning or equivalent time horizons by analyzing the expected resource mix availability (flexibility) and the expected availability of fuel during the study period.

1Energy_Assurance_White_Paper (nerc.com)


DraftActionsDatesResults​Consideration of Comments

Draft 1

BAL-008-1​

Implementation Plan​

Draft 2

BAL-007-1​

Clean | Redline to Last Posted​​

Implementation Plan​


Supporting Materials

Unofficial Commen​t Form (Word)

Technical Rationales

BAL-007-1

BAL-008-1​

VRF/VSL ​Justifications​

BAL-007-1

BAL-008-1​


Initial Ballots and Non-binding Poll
BAL-008-1

Additional Ballots and Non-binding Poll
BAL-007-1

Ballot Open Reminder​

Info

Vote​







6/11/24 - 6/20/24​






















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Join Ballot Pools
5/7/24 - 6/5/24
Comment Period

Info

Submit Comments​​


5/7/24 - 6/20/24

Draft 1

BAL-007-1​

Implementation Plan​

 

Supporting Materials

Technical Rationale​

Unofficial Comment Form​

VRF/VSL Justifications​


    


Initial Ballot 

Ballot Open Reminder

Info

Vote




3/1/2024 - 3/11/2024

















Consideration of Comments​
Join Ballot Pools
1/25/2024 - 2/23/2024
​Comment Period

Info

Submit Comments​​


​1/25/2024 - 3/11/2024​


Comment​s Received​​

Supporting Materials



Comment Period

In​fo Updated

Submit Comments​​



09/13/2023 - 10/05/2023​​​



Comments Received​

   Operations and Operations Planning Time Horizons SAR

Clean​ | Redline

 Planning Time Horizons SAR

Clean | Redline



 The Standards Committee accepted these SARs on
January 25, 2023
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Drafting Team Nominations

Supporting Materials

Unofficial Nomination Form (Word) 



Nomination ​​Period

Info​

Submit Nominations​​




06/22/2022 – 07/21/2022

Operations and Operations Planning Time Horizons SAR

Planning Time Horizons SAR


Supporting Materials

Unofficial Comment Form (Word)

ERATF Technical Justification




Comment Period

Info​

Submit Comments​



06/22/2022 – 07/21/2022​




Comments Received​




Consideration of Comments​
 

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