Standards Efficiency Review

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SER Phase 2 Status
The SER Phase 2 Team seeks industry input on the recommendations in the Evidence Retention Report. Surveys are due by 8:00 p.m. Eastern, Monday, September 23, 2019. Coordinate feedback into a single response for each organization or entity.


Based on industry feedback of 6 efficiency concepts, the SER Phase 2 Working Team prioritized 4 concepts to pursue. The concept names, implementation recommendations, and timelines will be developed and may be adjusted in the future.

1. Evidence Retention Overhaul,
2. Consolidate Information/Data Exchange Requirements,
3. Move Requirements to Guidance, and
4. Prototype Standard.

The 2 remaining concepts will either be transitioned to another group or no longer pursued by the SER Phase 2 team.

1. Consolidate and Simplify Training Requirements, and
2. Relocate Competency-based Requirements to Certification Program/CMEP Controls Review.


Overall 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.

SER Phase 1
On June 7, 2019, NERC staff submitted a petition, FERC Docket Number RM19-17-000, for the approval of Reliability Standards Requirement retirements in the INT, FAC, PRC, and MOD Reliability Standards families, as developed by Project 2018-03 SER Retirements project. The petition proposed the retirement of approximately 84 Requirements.

CIP SER
The CIP Standards Efficiency Review project began in July 2019.

SER Phase 2 Scope and Approach
Evaluate NERC Reliability Standards (O&P and CIP), as informed by implementation experiences and compliance practices, to develop and recommend standards-based solutions intended to reduce inefficiencies and unnecessary regulatory burdens for the purpose of supporting continued safe, secure and reliable operations.

The Phase 2 Team will focus on the following activities:

  • Identify areas of inefficiency in the current framework of Reliability Standards.
  • Collaborate and communicate with industry to ensure all areas of inefficiency and potential solutions are considered.
  • Potential solutions may include, but are not limited to:
    • SARs to remove inefficiencies in the Reliability Standards.
    • Policy recommendations to appropriate ERO staff or committee.
  • A sub-team, consisting of a few members from SER Phase 1 and Phase 2, are reviewing information from the SER Matrix input from the early stages of Phase 1, in order to identify efficiency opportunities not covered by Project 2018-03 SER Retirements or SER Phase 2. This sub-team is tasked with developing a SAR to summarize a consolidated list modification recommendations.
SER Phase 2 Project Timeline
  • November, 2018-January, 2019: Develop initial efficiency concepts
  • December 4, 2018: Working Team in-person meeting, Atlanta, GA
  • March, 2019: Industry input on efficiency concepts
  • March-May, 2019: Evaluate and prioritize concepts
  • July 2019: Evidence Retention Recommendations
  • September 2019: Data/Information Exchange Requirement Consolidation Recommendations
  • September: Presentation at joint SC & CCC meeting; Kansas City, MO
  • TBD: Move Requirements to Guidance Recommendations
  • TBD: Prototype Standard Recommendations
 

Draft

Actions

Dates

Results
Consideration of Comments
​Phase Two


​Evidence Retention Report

Supporting Materials

Unofficial Comment Form (Word)

 


Comment Period

Info

Submit Feedback

08/23/19 - 09/23/19

 

 

​SER Phase 2 Concepts Form (Word)

 

Comment Period

Info

Submit Feedback​

 

2/22/19 - 3/22/19​

​Phase One

SER Recommendations

Standards Authorization Request

Supporting Materials

Unofficial Comment Form (Word)



Comment Period

Info

Submit Comments​





06/07/18 - 07/10/18​




Comments Received​

 
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

 

 
 
Submit the completed Nomination Form to chris.larson@nerc.net

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

Nomination Period
 
 
 
 

11/14/17 - 11/30/17