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2013 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 2013.

 

Date of Notice of Filing

Date Posted

​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

​​2013/12/17

​2013/12/17

​2014/01/09

IESO's briefing to the OEB regarding PRC-023-3 can be found here.

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

2013/12/13

2014/01/17

2014/02/07

​IESO's briefing to the OEB regarding the revision to the Definition of BES can be found here.

​OEB Review Process was completed. No request for review was initiated.

N/A ​​2013/12/03​2013/12/24​SO's briefing to the OEB regarding NPCC Directory #1, Directory #2, Directory #5 and Directory #8 can be found here.​​OEB Review Process was completed. No request for review was initiated.
​​2013/11/14​2013/11/15​2013/12/06​​IESO's briefing to the OEB regarding EOP-010-1 can be found here.​OEB Review Process was completed. No request for review was initiated.
​2013/09/30 2013/10/01​2013/10/22NERC errata filing for CIP Version 5 standardsOEB Review Process was completed. No request for review was initiated.
2013/09/30​2013/10/01​2013/10/22​IESO's briefing to the OEB regarding PRC-025-1 can be found here.​OEB Review Process was completed. No request for review was initiated.
​2013/08/20​2013/09/26​2013/10/17BAL-001-1 - Real Power Balancing Control PerformanceOEB Review Process was completed. No request for review was initiated.

2013/07/13

2013/07/29

2013/08/19

​The previous version of Directory #12 can be found here.

​OEB Review Process was completed. No request for review was initiated.

​2013/07/13

​2013/07/29

​2013/08/19

​The previous version of Directory #7 can be found here.

​OEB Review Process was completed. No request for review was initiated.

2012/08/01

2013/07/19

2013/08/09

CIP-004-3a Cyber Security - Personnel & Training

The Information Letter issued by the IESO to the OEB on August 8, 2013 can be found here.
The Letter issued by the OEB to the IESO on September 18, 2013 regarding its decision to not initiate a review can be found here.

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

IESO, G, T

2013/05/31

2013/06/03

2013/06/24

Petition for Approval of MOD-025-2, MOD-026-1, MOD-027-1, PRC-019-1 and PRC-024-1

NERC is seeking approval of five proposed Reliability Standards:

  • MOD-025-2 - Verification and Data Reporting of Generator Real and Reactive Power Capability and Synchronous Condenser Reactive Power Capability

  • MOD-026-1 - Verification of Models and Data for Generator Excitation Control System or Plant Volt/Var Control Functions

  • MOD-027-1 - Verification of Models and Data for Turbine/Governor and Load Control or Active Power/Frequency Control Functions

  • PRC-019-1 - Coordination of Generating Unit or Plant Capabilities, Voltage Regulating Controls, and Protection; and

  • PRC-024-1 - Generator Frequency and Voltage Protective Relay Settings

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

IESO, G, T

2013/05/31

2013/06/03

2013/06/24

Petition for Retirement of MOD-024-1 and MOD-025-1

NERC is seeking retirement of two Reliability Standards:

  • MOD-024-1 - Verification of Generator Gross and Net Real Power Capability

  • MOD-025-1 - Verification of Generator Gross and Net Reactive Power Capability

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

G

2013/04/12

2013/04/17

2013/05/08

Petition for Approval of Interpretation to TPL-003-0a and TPL-004-0

NERC is seeking approval of a proposed interpretation to the following standards:

  • TPL-003-0a - System Performance Following Loss of Two or More Bulk Electric System Elements

  • TPL-004-0 - System Performance Following Extreme Events Resulting in the Loss of Two or More Bulk Electric System Elements

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

IESO

2013/04/15

2013/04/17

2013/05/08

Petition for Approval of IRO-001-3, IRO-002-3, IRO-005-4, and IRO-014-2

NERC is seeking approval of four revised reliability standards:

  • IRO-001-3 - Reliability Coordination - Responsibilities and Authorities

  • IRO-002-3 - Reliability Coordination - Analysis Tools

  • IRO-005-4 - Reliability Coordination - Current Day Operations

  • IRO-014-2 - Coordination Among Reliability Coordinators

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

IESO, G, T, D

2013/04/15

2013/04/17

2013/05/08

Petition for Retirement of IRO-001-1.1, IRO-002-2, IRO-005-3a, IRO-014-1, IRO-015-1, IRO-016-1

NERC is seeking approval of retirement of six reliability standards:

  • IRO-001-1.1 - Reliability Coordination - Responsibilities and Authorities

  • IRO-002-2 - Reliability Coordination - Facilities

  • IRO-005-3a - Reliability Coordination - Current Day Operations

  • IRO-014-1 - Procedures, Processes, or Plans to Support Coordination Between Reliability Coordinators

  • IRO-015-1 - Notifications and Information Exchange Between Reliability Coordinators

  • IRO-016-1 - Coordination of Real-time Activities Between Reliability Coordinators.

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

IESO, G, T, D

2013/04/15

2013/04/17

2013/05/08

Petition for Approval of TOP-001-2, TOP-002-3, TOP-003-2 and PRC-001-2

NERC is seeking approval of four revised reliability standards:

  • TOP-001-2 - Transmission Operations

  • TOP-002-3 - Operations Planning

  • TOP-003-2 - Operational Reliability Data

  • PRC-001-2 - System Protection Coordination

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

IESO, G, T

2013/04/15

2013/04/17

2013/05/08

Petition for Retirement of 9 standards

NERC is seeking approval of retirement of nine reliability standards:

  • TOP-001-1a - Reliability Responsibilities and Authorities

  • TOP-002-2.1b - Normal Operations Planning

  • TOP-003-1 - Planned Outage Coordination

  • TOP-004-2 - Transmission Operations

  • TOP-005-2a - Operational Reliability Information

  • TOP-006-2 - Monitoring System Conditions

  • TOP-007-0 - Reporting System Operating Limit (SOL) and Interconnection Reliability Operating Limit (IROL) Violations

  • TOP-008-1 - Response to Transmission Limit Violations

  • PER-001-0.2 - Operating Personnel Responsibility and Authority

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

IESO, G, T

​​2013/04/04​2013/10/23​2013/11/13​IESO's briefing to the OEB regarding TOP-006-3 can be found here.​OEB Review Process was completed. No request for review was initiated.

2013/04/02

2013/04/04

2013/04/25

Petition for Approval of BAL-003-1

NERC is seeking approval of BAL-003-1 - Frequency Response and Frequency Bias Setting

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

IESO

2013/03/28

2013/04/02

2013/04/23

Petition for Approval of BAL-002-1a

NERC is seeking approval of BAL-002-1a - Disturbance Control Performance

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

IESO

2013/02/28

2013/03/05

2013/03/26

Petition for Approval of TPL-001-4 or Petition for Approval of TPL-001-3, TPL-002-2b, TPL-003-2a, and TPL-004-2

NERC is seeking approval of the Consolidated TPL Standard: TPL-001-4 or, in the event the Commission does not approve the Consolidated TPL Standard (TPL-001-4), NERC is requesting approval of the following:

  • TPL-001-3

  • TPL-002-2b

  • TPL-003-2a

  • TPL-004-2

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

IESO

2013/02/28

2013/03/05

2013/03/26

Petition for Retirement of TPL-001-0.1, TPL-002-0b, TPL-003-0a, and TPL-004-0

NERC is requesting the retirement of the following standards:

  • TPL-001-0.1

  • TPL-002-0b

  • TPL-003-0a

  • TPL-004-0

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

IESO

2013/02/28

2013/03/05

2013/03/26

Petition for Retirement of 34 requirements within 19 standards

NERC is requesting approval of the retirement of 34 requirements within 19 currently effective Reliability Standards, consistent with Paragraph 81 of the Commission's March 15, 2012 Order.

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

IESO, G, T, D

2013/02/26

2013/03/01

2013/03/22

Petition for Approval of PRC-005-2

NERC is seeking approval of the following standard:

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

G, T, D

2013/02/25​2013/09/25​2013/10/16 VAR-001-3 - Voltage and Reactive ControlOEB Review Process was completed. No request for review was initiated.

2013/02/01

2013/02/05

2013/02/26

Approval of CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION RELIABILITY STANDARDS VERSION 5

NERC is seeking approval of the following standards:

  • CIP-002-5 - Cyber Security - BES Cyber System Categorization

  • CIP-003-5 - Cyber Security - Security Management Controls

  • CIP-004-5 - Cyber Security - Personnel and Training

  • CIP-005-5 - Cyber Security - Electronic Security Perimeter(s)

  • CIP-006-5 - Cyber Security - Physical Security of BES Cyber Systems

  • CIP-007-5 - Cyber Security - Systems Security Management

  • CIP-008-5 - Cyber Security - Incident Reporting and Response Planning

  • CIP-009-5 - Cyber Security - Recovery Plans for BES Cyber Systems

  • CIP-010-1 - Cyber Security - Configuration Change Management and Vulnerability Assessments

  • CIP-011-1 - Cyber Security - Information Protection

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

IESO, G, T, D

2013/01/10

2013/01/10

2013/01/31

NERC Errata Filing for EOP-004-2

NERC filed an Errata to Petition for approval of Reliability Standard EOP-004-2 - Event Reporting

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

IESO, G, T, D

2013/01/10

2013/01/10

2013/01/31

Approval of the following reliability standard:

Reliability Standard EOP-004-2 and associated VRFs and VSLs

NERC is seeking approval of Reliability Standard EOP-004-2 - Event Reporting

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

IESO

 

For an archive of completed reviews, see Closed OEB Reviews: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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.