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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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TOP-007-WECC-1a: System Operating Limits

Purpose
When actual flows on Major WECC Transfer Paths exceed System Operating Limits (SOL), their associated schedules and actual flows are not exceeded for longer than a specified time.

Applicability
4.1. Transmission Operators for the transmission paths in the most current Table titled “Major WECC Transfer Paths in the Bulk Electric System” provided at:

https://www.wecc.biz/Reliability/TableMajorPaths4-28-08.pdf

Requirements
R1.

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TOP-008-1: Response to Transmission Limit Violations

Purpose
To ensure Transmission Operators take actions to mitigate SOL and IROL  violations.

Applicability
Transmission Operators.

Effective Date
January 1, 2007

Requirements
R1. The Transmission Operator experiencing or contributing to an IROL or SOL violation shall  take immediate steps to relieve the condition,

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TOP-007-0: Reporting SOL and IROL Violations

Purpose
This standard ensures SOL and IROL violations are being reported to the Reliability Coordinator so that the Reliability Coordinator may evaluate actions being taken and direct additional corrective actions as needed.

Applicability

  • Transmission Operators.
  • Reliability Coordinators.

Effective Date
April 1,

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TOP-006-2: Monitoring System Conditions

Purpose
To ensure critical reliability parameters are monitored in real-time.

Applicability

  • Transmission Operators.
  • Balancing Authorities.
  • Generator Operators.
  • Reliability Coordinators.

Proposed Effective Date
In those jurisdictions where no regulatory approval is required,

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TOP-005-2a: Operational Reliability Information

Purpose
To ensure reliability entities have the operating data needed to monitor system  conditions within their areas.

Applicability

  • Transmission Operators.
  • Balancing Authorities.
  • Purchasing Selling Entities.

Proposed Effective Date
In those jurisdictions where no regulatory approval is required,

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TOP-003-1: Planned Outage Coordination

Purpose
Scheduled generator and transmission outages that may affect the reliability of  interconnected operations must be planned and coordinated among Balancing Authorities, Transmission Operators, and Reliability Coordinators.

Applicability

  • Generator Operators.
  • Transmission Operators.
  • Balancing Authorities.
  • Reliability Coordinators.

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TOP-002-2.1b: Normal Operations Planning

Purpose
Current operations plans and procedures are essential to being prepared for reliable operations, including response for unplanned events.

Applicability

  • Balancing Authority.
  • Transmission Operator.
  • Generator Operator.
  • Load Serving Entity.
  • Transmission Service Provider.

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TOP-001-1a: Reliability Responsibilities and Authorities

Purpose
To ensure reliability entities have clear decision-making authority and  capabilities to take appropriate actions or direct the actions of others to return the transmission system to normal conditions during an emergency.

Applicability

  • Balancing Authorities
  • Transmission Operators
  • Generator Operators
  • Distribution Providers
  • Load Serving Entities

Effective Date
Immediately after approval of applicable regulatory authorities.

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