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2008 Archive

Summary of New or Amended Reliability Standards and Criteria for which OEB Review Period is Closed

The IESO is responsible for communicating to market participants new or amended reliability standards and criteria which may be subject to the Ontario Energy Board's (OEB) review. The OEB or any person may make an application for review of a reliability standard as long as actions are initiated within the time prescribed in sections 36.1 and 36.2 of the Electricity Act, 1998:

  • IESO posts a new or amended reliability standard on its website within seven days of it being notified by the standards authority.
  • There is a 21-day window for any market participant, including the IESO, to apply to the OEB for review of the reliability standard. The OEB is also able to initiate its own review within 120 days.
  • If there is no review, the standard would go into effect under the Market Rules upon the enforcement date of the reliability standard.
  • If reviewed, the OEB has the authority to stop the standard from applying in Ontario and to refer it back to the standards authority.

The table below provides a summary of new or amended reliability standards and criteria for which the OEB review process was closed in 2008.

 

 

 

Date of Notice of FilingDate PostedLast Date to Request OEB ReviewProposed NERC Standard or NPCC Criteria coming into effectCommentsStatus of OEB Review ProcessApplicable Entities in Ontario

2008/08/04

2008/08/11

2008/08/25

Re-submission and revision of the following standards, respectively:
IRO-005-2 - Reliability Coordination - Current Day Operations

TOP-004-2 - Transmission Operations

The incorrect version of IRO-005 was submitted previously and TOP-004 was modified to add compliance elements and reflect changes to associated FAC set of standards.

OEB Remand Process was completed. No request for review was initiated.




G, PSE, IESO

G, PSE, IESO

2008/08/04

2008/08/11

2008/08/25

Interpretation4 of the following standards:
BAL-003-0 - frequency Response and Bias

VAR-001-1 - Voltage and Reactive Control

Interpretations are offered by the respective Standard Drafting Team (SDT) members on industry requests. These interpretations are subsequently approved by the industry and the NERC Board of Trustees (BOT) before being filed with the OEB.

OEB Remand Process was completed. No request for review was initiated.


IESO



IESO

2008/08/04

2008/08/11

2008/08/25

Revisions to the following standard:
PRC-023-1 Relay Loadability Reliability Standard

The relay Loadability standard was modified to reflect technical changes that need to be made to relays to prevent incorrect tripping. The modifications to the standard were a result of the August 2003 Blackout recommendations.

OEB Remand Process was completed. No request for review was initiated.

T, D, G, IESO

2008/07/11

2008/07/18

2008/08/01

Revisions to the following standards:
FAC-010-2 - System Operating Limits Methodology for the Planning Horizon

FAC-011-2 - System Operating Limits Methodology for the Operations Horizon

FAC-014-2 - Establish and Communicate System Operating Limits

The Reliability Standards proposed for approval are revised versions of existing approved Reliability Standards that directly address matters identified by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in its Order No. 705.

OEB Remand Process was completed. No request for review was initiated.



IESO



IESO



IESO


Note:

  1. Last Date to Request an OEB Review is 21 days after the IESO posts the approved standards or criteria from NERC or NPCC to this website. Please note that the OEB has 120 days for its review period from the posted date.
  2. The mandatory enforcement dates of NERC reliability standards and NPCC criteria are governed by Chapter 5, sections 1.2.6 and 1.2.7 of the Market Rules.
  3. Applicability includes the IESO and Ontario Entities including T - Transmitters, G - Generators, W - Connected Wholesale Customers, PSE - Purchasing-Selling Entities, D - Distributors, and the OPA (Ontario Power Authority)
  4. An interpretation is offered by a designated Standard Drafting Team (SDT) in response to an industry request. It provides clarification of the intent of a requirement but may not expand or redefine it. If approved by the industry ballot pool and the NERC Board of Trustees (BOT), these interpretations are appended to the standard and filed with the OEB. When the affected Reliability Standard is next revised using the Reliability Standards Development Process, the interpretation will then be incorporated into the Reliability Standard.