Standards Efficiency Review

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Status
Three Standards Efficiency Review (SER) teams are reviewing industry input and developing a list of recommended retirements from the existing body of Reliability Standards. Each team holds bi-weekly meetings to discuss their progress and recommendations.

Project Scope
Evaluate NERC Reliability Standards using a risk-based approach to identify potential efficiencies through retirement or modification of Reliability Standard Requirements. Considering that many Reliability Standards have been mandatory and enforceable for 10+ years in North America, this project seeks to identify potential candidate requirements that are not essential for reliability, could be simplified or consolidated, and could thereby reduce regulatory obligations and/or compliance burden.

 
Each existing and future enforceable Reliability Standard Requirement will be assigned to an SER team for evaluation based on its associated time horizon. Each SER team should be composed of individuals that combined represent a broad range of experience, including compliance, engineering, operations, planning, and legal. Having teams made up of cross-functional expertise will allow for more comprehensive reviews from multiple viewpoints. 

SER Team Scope:
·        Evaluate NERC Reliability Standards using a risk-based approach to identify potential efficiencies through retirement or modification of particular requirements
·        Collaborate and communicate with a cross-functional team of industry experts on a time-sensitive project timeline
·        Use an assessment tool that includes criteria & questions, identify candidate requirements that are not essential for reliability, could be simplified or consolidated, and could thereby reduce regulatory obligations and/or compliance burden.
·        Deliver a final product of recommended actions with an emphasis on retirements over modifications
·        Flexible schedule and availability important considering the timeline
 

Project Timeline:
  •   January 12: Extended nomination period ends
  •   January 17:  SER Teams finalized by SER Advisory Group
  •   January 17-19: SER Team members notified
  •   January 24 & 26: 1 hour webinar for SER Team Orientation, Scope, Q&A, Project Timeline with Advisory Group
  •   February 2: Deadline for industry input submitted via email
  •   February 5-7: NERC provides industry input documents to SER Teams
  •   February 12, 13, and 14: 2 hour webinar with each respective SER team

  o    Tuesday, February 20, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm: Long Term Planning

  o    Wednesday, February 21, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm: Operations Planning

  o    Thursday, February 22, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm: Real-time Operations

  •   May 30-31: Face-to-face meetings at KCP&L, Kansas City, MO
  •   June 5: Post recommended retirements & justifications for industry comment
  •   June 5-19: Industry comment period
  •   June 19 – July 5: SER teams update recommended retirements
  •   July 5: Submit SAR(s) to Standards Committee
 
Draft Actions Dates Results Consideration of Comments

SER Matrix

Submit the completed Spreadsheet to chris.larson@nerc.net


​12/13/17 - 2/2/18


Completed Matrices

ALL COMBINED 4/3/18

MRO 1/30/18
Hydro-Quebec TransEnergie 1/31/18
Chelan County PUD 1/31/18
MRO NSRF 2/1/18
City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri
 2/2/18

SMUD 2/2/18
Entergy 2/2/18
Sunflower Electric Power Corp. 2/2/18
ISO NE 2/2/18
NPCC 2/2/18
Ontario IESO 2/2/18
Aces 2/3/18
Arizona Public Service 2/3/18
American Transmission Company 2/3/18
BC Hydro 2/3/18
Bonneville Power Administration 2/3/18
City Light 2/3/18
ConEd NY 2/3/18
Eversource 2/3/18
ITC Transco 2/3/18
Midwest 2/3/18
Nuclear Energy Institute 2/3/18
Oklahoma GE 2/3/18
PSEG 2/3/18
SERC 2/3/18
SouthernCo 2/3/18
Transmission Access Policy Study Group 2/3/18
WEC Energy Group 2/3/18
Imperial Irrigation 2/5/18
Duke Energy 2/5/18
North American Generator Forum 2/5/18
SPP 2/5/18
NRECA Members 2/6/18
Edison Electric Institute 2/28/18
Xcel Energy 2/28/18
PJM 2/28/18
WAPA 2/28/18
Chelan County PUD 3/8/18
MISO 3/8/18
ERCOT 3/8/18

 


Supplemental Nomination Period

Supporting Materials

Nomination Form


12/12/17 - 1/12/18
 
Review Team Nominations

Supporting Materials

Unofficial Nomination Form (Word)
 

Nomination Period

Info

Submit Nominations  
 

11/14/17 - 11/30/17