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Bulk Electric System Exception Procedure (SE-100)

​It is anticipated that later in 2012 FERC will approve a revised definition of the Bulk Electric System (BES) which was recently revised by NERC. Under this new definition, Ontario facilities which include all 500 kV, 230 kV and approximately two-thirds of the 115 kV facilities, would be classified as BES elements. These BES facilities are subject to NERC Reliability Standards Compliance. The new definition comes by Order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

As a result of this Order, NERC has revised their Rules of Procedure to include a process for facilities seeking exception from the revised BES definition. This provides entities the ability to apply to be included or excluded from the BES definition. The NERC Rules of Procedure also allows Canadian entities to adopt an equivalent exception procedure and the IESO is currently developing a BES Exception Procedure for Ontario.

The IESO has initiated this consultation to seek stakeholder input to ensure the Ontario-adapted BES Exception Procedure considers the views of all Ontario Market Participants.

This Stakeholder Engagement Plan has been developed to define the opportunity for stakeholder involvement.

Stakeholder Engagement Plan (Draft)
Stakeholder Engagement Plan (Final)
Revised Stakeholder Engagement Plan (Final)

For more information on this stakeholder initiative, please email stakeholder.engagement@ieso.ca.


Schedule of Activities

Date Agenda/Minutes

Activities

Expected Actions

​June 2013​Consultation closed

June 20, 2013

June 11, 2013

​May 21, 2013

April 9, 2013
Agenda

Meeting (IESO Toronto Office and Conference Call)

March 7, 2013
Agenda

Third meeting of the BES Technical Sub-Committee

January 28, 2013
Agenda

Meeting (IESO Toronto Office and Conference Call)

December 10, 2012
Agenda
Summary Notes (Draft)

Second meeting of the BES Technical Sub-Committee

Exception Requests

November 2, 2012
Agenda
Summary Notes

First meeting of the BES Technical Sub-Committee

 

October 2012

Finalize draft IESO Market Manual

Post draft Market Manual to Baseline 28.0

October 4, 2012

September 26, 2012
Agenda

Meeting (IESO Toronto Office and Conference Call)

August 24, 2012
Agenda
Minutes

Meeting (Conference Call)

July 18, 2012
Agenda
Minutes

Meeting (IESO Toronto Office and Conference Call)
Update Feedback, Procedure, Cost Recovery Agreement, etc.

June 29, 2012

IESO response to comments on draft Market Manual

Publish Response

June 22, 2012

Comments due from Meeting of Focus Group

Written feedback from focus group member and any other interested stakeholders

June 19, 2012
Agenda
Minutes

Meeting (Conference Call)

Feedback on IESO reply and revisions to exception procedures

June 7, 2012

Post all comments and IESO response

June 1, 2012

Comments due from Meeting of Focus Group

Stakeholder Feedback

Written feedback from focus group member and any other interested stakeholders

May 23, 2012
Agenda
Minutes

Feedback on details of draft exception procedure

May 16, 2012

Deadline to register for Focus Group; and Finalize Stakeholder Engagement Plan

Publish revised plan and list of members of the focus group

May 3, 2012

Communication to solicit participation and feedback

Feedback on the stakeholder engagement plan and participation in the focus group