INT-008-3: Interchange Authority Dis tributes Status

Purpose
To ensure that the implementation of Interchange between Source and Sink Balancing Authorities is coordinated by an Interchange Authority.

Applicability 
Interchange Authority

Effective Date
July 1, 2010

Requirements
R1. Prior to the expiration of the time period defined in the Timing Table, Column C, the Interchange Authority shall distribute  to all Balancing Authorities (including Balancing Authorities on both sides of a direct current tie), Transmission Service Providers and Purchasing-Selling Entities involved in the Arranged Interchange whether or not the Arranged Interchange has transitioned to a Confirmed Interchange.

R1.1. For Confirmed Interchange, the Interchange Authority shall also communicate:

R1.1.1. Start and stop times, ramps, and megawatt profile to Balancing  Authorities.

R1.1.2. Necessary Interchange information to NERC-identified reliability analysis services.

Measures
M1. For each Arranged Interchange, the Interchange Authority shall provide evidence that it has distributed the final status and Confirmed Interchange information specified in Requirement 1 to all Balancing Authorities, Transmission Service Providers and Purchasing-Selling Entities involved in the Arranged Interchange within the time period defined in the Timing Table, Column C. If denied, the Interchange Authority shall tell all involved parties that approval has been denied.

M1.1 For each Arranged Interchange that includes a direct current tie, the Interchange Authority shall provide evidence that it has communicated the final status to the Balancing Authorities on both sides of the direct current tie, even if the Balancing Authorities are neither the Source nor Sink for the Interchange.

Compliance
1.
Compliance Monitoring Process

1.1. Compliance Monitoring Responsibility
Regional Reliability Organization.

1.2. Compliance Monitoring Period and Reset Time Frame
The Performance-Reset Period shall be twelve months from the last noncompliance to R1.

1.3. Data Retention
The Interchange Authority shall keep 90 days of historical data. The Compliance Monitor shall keep audit records for a minimum of three calendar years.

1.4. Additional Compliance Information
Each Interchange Authority shall demonstrate compliance to the Compliance Monitor within the first year that this standard becomes effective or the first year the entity commences operation by self-certification to the Compliance Monitor.

Subsequent to the initial compliance review, compliance will be:

1.4.1 Verified by audit at least once every three years.
1.4.2 Verified by spot checks in years between audits.
1.4.3 Verified by annual audits of noncompliant Interchange Authorities, until compliance is demonstrated.
1.4.4 Verified at any time as the result of a complaint. Complaints must be lodged within 60 days of the incident. Complaints will be evaluated by the Compliance Monitor.

Each Interchange Authority shall make the following available for inspection by the Compliance Monitor upon request:

1.4.5 For compliance audits and spot checks, relevant data and system log records for the audit period which indicate the Interchange Authority’s distribution of all Arranged Interchange final status and Confirmed Interchange information to all entities involved in an Interchange per R1. The Compliance Monitor may request up to a three-month period of historical data ending with the date the request is received by the Interchange Authority
1.4.6 For specific complaints, only those data and system log records associated with the specific Interchange event contained in the complaint which indicate that the Interchange Authority distributed the Arranged Interchange final status and Confirmed Interchange information to all entities involved in that specific Interchange.

2. Levels of Non-Compliance

2.1. Level 1: One occurrence1 of not distributing final status and information as described in R1.
2.2. Level 2: Two occurrences1 of not distributing final status and information as described in R1.
2.3. Level 3: Three occurrences1 of not distributing final status and information as described in R1.
2.4. Level 4: Four or more occurrences1 of not distributing final status and information as described in R1 or no evidence provided.

1This does not include instances of not distributing information due to extenuating circumstances approved by the Compliance Monitor.

Regional Differences
None

INT Timing Requirements INT - Timing Requirements for all Interconnections except WECC INT - Example of Timing Requirements for all Interconnections except WECC INT - Timing Requirements for WECC INT - Example of Timing Requirements for WECC


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