INT-010-2.1: Interchange Initiation and Modification for Reliability

Purpose
To provide guidance for required actions on Confirmed Interchange or  Implemented Interchange to address reliability.

Applicability
4.1. Balancing Authority

Effective Date
See implementation plan.  [Project 2008-12 Coordinate Interchange Standards  Implementation Plan – Available here -LW]

Background
This standard was revised as part of the Project 2008-12 Coordinate Interchange Standards.

  • R1 is modified to replace “request for Arranged Interchange” with the correct term “Request for Interchange.”  A rationale was developed to clarify use of the term “energy sharing agreement” for this requirement.
  • R2 and R3 are modified to shift compliance from the Reliability Coordinator to the Sink Balancing Authority.

 Requirements and Measures 
R1. The Balancing Authority that experiences a loss of resources covered by an energy sharing agreement or other reliability needs covered by an energy sharing agreement shall ensure that a Request for Interchange (RFI) is submitted with a start time no more than 60 minutes beyond the resource loss. If the use of the energy sharing agreement does not exceed 60 minutes from the time of the resource loss, no RFI is required. [Violation Risk Factor: Lower] [Time Horizon: Real Time Operations]

M1. The Balancing Authority that uses its energy sharing agreement where the duration exceeds 60 minutes shall have evidence such as dated and time-stamped RFI, electronic logs or other similar evidence that it submitted an RFI per Requirement R1. (R1)

R2. Each Sink Balancing Authority shall ensure that a Reliability Adjustment Arranged Interchange reflecting a modification is submitted within 60 minutes of the start of the modification if a Reliability Coordinator directs the modification of a Confirmed Interchange or Implemented Interchange for actual or anticipated reliability-related reasons.  [Violation Risk Factor: Lower] [Time Horizon: Real Time Operations]

M2. The Sink Balancing Authority shall have evidence such as dated and time-stamped electronic logs or other similar evidence that a Reliability Adjustment Arranged Interchange was submitted within 60 minutes of the start of a modification to either a Confirmed Interchange or an Implemented Interchange that was directed by a Reliability Coordinator for actual or anticipated reliability-related reasons. (R2)

R3. Each Sink Balancing Authority shall ensure that a Request for Interchange is submitted reflecting that Interchange Schedule within 60 minutes of the start of the scheduled Interchange if a Reliability Coordinator directs the scheduling of Interchange for actual or anticipated reliability-related reasons.  [Violation Risk Factor: Lower] [Time Horizon: Real Time Operations]

M3. The Sink Balancing Authority shall have evidence such as dated and time-stamped electronic logs or other evidence that a Request for Interchange was submitted reflecting that Interchange Schedule within 60 minutes of the start of any scheduled Interchange that was directed by a Reliability Coordinator for actual or anticipated reliability-related reasons. (R3)


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