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TPL-007-1: Transmission System Planned Performance for Geomagnetic Disturbance Events

Purpose

Establish requirements for Transmission system planned performance during geomagnetic disturbance (GMD) events.

Applicability

4.1. Functional Entities:

4.1.1 Planning Coordinator with a planning area that includes a Facility or Facilities specified in 4.2;

4.1.2 Transmission Planner with a planning area that includes a Facility or Facilities specified in 4.2;

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VAR-501-WECC-3: Power System Stabilizer (PSS)

Purpose

To ensure the Western Interconnection is operated in a coordinated manner under normal and abnormal conditions by establishing the performance criteria for WECC power system stabilizers.

Applicability

4.1. Generator Operator

4.2. Generator Owner

Facilities

This standard applies to synchronous generators,

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COM-001-2.1 – Communications

Purpose
To establish Interpersonal Communication capabilities necessary to maintain reliability.

Applicability

4.1. Transmission Operator

4.2. Balancing Authority

4.3. Reliability Coordinator

4.4. Distribution Provider

4.5. Generator Operator

Effective Date
The first day of the second calendar quarter beyond the date that this standard is approved by applicable regulatory authorities,

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EOP-004-3 – Event Reporting

Purpose

To improve the reliability of the Bulk Electric System by requiring the reporting of events by Responsible Entities.

Applicability

4.1. Functional Entities: For the purpose of the Requirements and the EOP-004 Attachment 1 contained herein, the following functional entities will be collectively referred to as “Responsible Entity.”

4.1.1.

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IRO-002-4: Reliability Coordination – Monitoring and Analysis

Purpose

Provide System Operators with the capabilities necessary to monitor and analyze data needed to perform their reliability functions.

Applicability

4.1. Reliability Coordinator

Effective Date

See Implementation Plan.

Background

See the Project 2014-03 project page

Requirements and Measures

R1.

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TOP-001-3: Transmission Operations

Purpose

To prevent instability, uncontrolled separation, or Cascading outages that adversely impact the reliability of the Interconnection by ensuring prompt action to prevent or mitigate such occurrences.

Applicability

4.1. Balancing Authority

4.2. Transmission Operator

4.3.

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FAC-001-2 – Facility Interconnection Requirements

Purpose

To avoid adverse impacts on the reliability of the Bulk Electric System, Transmission Owners and applicable Generator Owners must document and make Facility interconnection requirements available so that entities seeking to interconnect will have the necessary information.

Applicability

4.1. Functional Entities:

4.1.1.

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VAR-001-4.1: Voltage and Reactive Control

Purpose

To ensure that voltage levels, reactive flows, and reactive resources are monitored, controlled, and maintained within limits in Real-time to protect equipment and the reliable operation of the Interconnection.

Applicability

4.1. Transmission Operators

4.2. Generator Operators within the Western Interconnection (for the WECC Variance)

Effective Date

The standard shall become effective on the first day of the first calendar quarter after the date that the standard is approved by an applicable governmental authority or as otherwise provided for in a jurisdiction where approval by an applicable governmental authority is required for a standard to go into effect.

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PRC-006-2: Automatic Underfrequency Load Shedding

Purpose

To establish design and documentation requirements for automatic underfrequency load shedding (UFLS) programs to arrest declining frequency, assist recovery of frequency following underfrequency events and provide last resort system preservation measures

Applicability

4.1. Planning Coordinators

4.2. UFLS entities shall mean all entities that are responsible for the ownership,

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VAR-002-4: Generator Operation for Maintaining Network Voltage Schedules

Purpose

To ensure generators provide reactive support and voltage control, within generating Facility capabilities, in order to protect equipment and maintain reliable operation of the Interconnection.

Applicability

4.1. Generator Operator

4.2. Generator Owner

Effective Dates

See Implementation Plan.

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