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2012 Archive

Summary of New or Amended Reliablity 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 2012.

 

Date of Notice

Date Posted of Filing

Last Date to Request an OEB Review

Proposed NERC Standard or NPCC Criteria coming into effect

Comments

Status of OEB Review Process

Applicable Entities in Ontario

2012/12/12

2012/12/14

Approval of the following reliability standard:

CIP-004-4a - Personnel & Training

The interpretation clarifies that all cyber access must be authorized, and all authorized cyber access requires compliance with Requirements R2, R3, and R4 of CIP-004-4

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

IESO, G, T, D

2012/11/21

2012/11/22

2012/12/13

Approval of the following reliability standard:

Reliability Standard VAR-002-2b and associated VRFs and VSLs

NERC is seeking approval of Reliability Standard VAR-002-2b - Generator Operation for Maintaining Network Voltage Schedules.

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

G

2012/08/31

2012/09/06

2012/09/27




Filing for FAC-001-1, FAC-003-3, PRC-004-2.1.a and PRC-005-1.1b








Filing for CIP-002-3

Filing for CIP-004-4a
Filing for MOD-028-2

NERC is seeking approval for the following standards:

  • FAC-001-1 - Facility Connection Requirements,

  • FAC-003-3 - Transmission Vegetation Management,

  • PRC-004-2.1a - Analysis and Mitigation of Transmission and Generation Protection System Misoperations

  • PRC-005-1.1b Transmission and Generation Protection System Maintenance and Testing

  • CIP-002-3 - Critical Cyber Asset Identification

  • CIP-004-4 -Personnel and Training

MOD-028-2 - Area Interchange Methodology

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

IESO, G, T, D

2012/08/20

2012/08/23

2012/09/13

NERC Errata Filing for CIP-002-4

NERC filed an Errata to Petition for approval of CIP-002-4 - Critical Cyber Asset Identification

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

IESO, G, T, D

2012/08/03

2012/08/08

2012/08/29

NERC Errata Filing for PRC-006-NPCC-1

NERC filed an Errata to Petition for approval of PRC-006-NPCC-1 - Automatic Underfrequency Load Shedding

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

IESO, G, T, D

2012/08/01

2012/08/03

2012/08/24

Approval of Interpretation to the following standard requirement:

CIP-002-4 - Critical Cyber Asset Identification, R3

NERC is seeking approval of an interpretation of R3 of Reliability Standard CIP-002-4, further referred as CIP-002-4a

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

IESO, G, T, D

2012/07/13

2012/07/16

2012/08/06

Approval of Interpretation to the following standard requirement:

CIP-006-4 - Cyber Security - Physical Security of Critical Cyber Assets, R1.1

NERC is seeking approval of an interpretation to R1.1 to Reliability Standard CIP-006-4, further referred as CIP-006-3d or CIP-006-4d

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

IESO, G, T, D

2012/06/26

2012/06/28

2012/07/19

  1. Directory #9 - Generator Gross/Net Real Power Capability version 2

  2. Directory #10 - Generator Gross/Net Reactive Power Capability version 2

  1. This directory presents the minimum criteria for verifying the Gross Real Power Capability and Net Real Power Capability of generators or generating facilities.

  2. This directory presents the minimum criteria for verifying the Gross Reactive Power Capability and Net Reactive Power Capability of generators or generating facilities

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

  1. IESO, G, T

  2. IESO, G, T

2012/06/05

2012/06/11

2012/07/02

NERC Errata Filling for Seven Reliability Standards

On June 5, 2012, NERC issued for approval of Errata Changes to Seven Reliability Standards:

  1. BAL-005-0.2b

  2. EOP-001-0.1b

  3. EOP-001-2.1b

  4. EOP-002-3.1

  5. IRO-005-3.1a

  6. PER-001-0.2

  7. TOP-002-2b

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

  1. IESO,G,T,D

  2. IESO,T

  3. IESO,T

  4. IESO,D

  5. IESO,G,T,D

  6. IESO, T

  7. IESO,G,T,D

2012/04/12

2012/04/17

2012/05/08

PRC-005-1b - Transmission and Generation Protection System Maintenance and Testing

In response to the IESO's request, NERC sent a letter to OEB regarding NERC Reliability Standard PRC-005-1b and attachments on April 12, 2012.

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

T, G, D

2012/04/09

2012/04/10

2012/05/01

NPCC Regional Reliability Reference Directory # 6 Reserve Sharing Groups

On April 6, 2012 the NPCC Full Member Committee approved Directory #6 Reserve Sharing Groups. Directory#6 was developed in order to establish requirements in the form of regional criteria which will be used by NPCC Reliability Coordinators (RC's) when participating in a Reserve Sharing Group (RSG).

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

IESO, Reserve Sharing Groups

2012/03/01

2012/03/02

2012/03/23

Approval of a Revised Definition of "Bulk Electric System" in the NERC Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards

Along with the "BES" definition, NERC also submitted a Notice of Filing of Revisions to its Rules of Procedure to Adopt a Bulk Electric System Exception Procedure.

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

G, T, W, D

2012/02/10

2012/02/13

2012/03/05

PRC-006-NPCC-1 - Automatic Underfrequency Load Shedding

In accordance with the NPCC Regional Standard Development Procedure (RSDP), a Regional Standard PRC-006-NPCC -1 and its Implementation Plan were recently presented to the NERC/ERO Board of Trustees (BOT) for the Board's consideration. On February 9th, 2012, the NERC BOT approved the Regional Standard and its Implementation Plan.

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

IESO, G, T, D

2012/02/02

2012/02/03

2012/02/24

FAC-003-2 - Transmission Vegetation Management

NERC also seeks approval of three new definitions - "Right-of-Way", "Vegetation Inspection", and "Minimum Vegetation Clearance Distance" - for inclusion in the NERC Glossary of Terms, as well as the retirement of FAC-003-1 - Transmission Vegetation Management Program and the currently effective NERC Definitions for "Right-of-Way" and "Vegetation Inspection".

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

T

2012/01/26

2012/02/01

2012/02/22

CIP-001-2a - Sabotage Reporting

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

IESO, T, G

2011/04/12




​2012/02/01​2012/02/22​CIP-005-4a - Cyber Security - Electronic Security Perimeter(s)​OEB Remand Process was completed. No request for review was initiated.​IESO, T, G
​2011/10/19​2012/02/01​2012/02/22TPL-001-2 -Transmission System Planning Performance Requirements​​OEB Remand Process was completed. No request for review was initiated.
​IESO, T

 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.