EOP-006-2: System Restoration Coordination

Purpose
Ensure plans are established and personnel are prepared to enable effective coordination of the System restoration process to ensure reliability is maintained during restoration and priority is placed on restoring the Interconnection.

Applicability
Reliability Coordinators

Proposed Effective Date
Twenty-four months after the first day of the first calendar quarter following applicable regulatory approval. In those jurisdictions where no regulatory approval is required, all requirements go into effect twenty-four months after Board of Trustees adoption.

Requirements
R1. Each Reliability Coordinator shall have a Reliability Coordinator Area restoration plan. The scope of the Reliability Coordinator’s restoration plan starts when Blackstart Resources are utilized to re-energize a shut down area of the Bulk Electric System (BES), or separation has occurred between neighboring Reliability Coordinators, or an energized island has been formed on the BES within the Reliability Coordinator Area. The scope of the Reliability Coordinator’s restoration plan ends when all of its Transmission Operators are interconnected and its Reliability Coordinator Area is connected to all of its neighboring Reliability Coordinator Areas. The restoration plan shall include: [Violation Risk Factor = High] [Time Horizon = Operations Planning]

R1.1. A description of the high level strategy to be employed during restoration events for restoring the Interconnection including minimum criteria for meeting the objectives of the Reliability Coordinator’s restoration plan.

R1.2. Operating Processes for restoring the Interconnection.

R1.3. Descriptions of the elements of coordination between individual Transmission Operator restoration plans.

R1.4. Descriptions of the elements of coordination of restoration plans with neighboring Reliability Coordinators.

R1.5. Criteria and conditions for reestablishing interconnections with other Transmission Operators within its Reliability Coordinator Area, with Transmission Operators in other Reliability Coordinator Areas, and with other Reliability Coordinators.

R1.6. Reporting requirements for the entities within the Reliability Coordinator Area during a restoration event.

R1.7. Criteria for sharing information regarding restoration with neighboring Reliability Coordinators and with Transmission Operators and Balancing Authorities within its Reliability Coordinator Area

R1.8. Identification of the Reliability Coordinator as the primary contact for disseminating information regarding restoration to neighboring Reliability Coordinators, and to Transmission Operators, and Balancing Authorities within its Reliability Coordinator Area.

R1.9. Criteria for transferring operations and authority back to the Balancing
Authority.

R2. The Reliability Coordinator shall distribute its most recent Reliability Coordinator Area restoration plan to each of its Transmission Operators and neighboring Reliability Coordinators within 30 calendar days of creation or revision. [Violation Risk Factor = Lower] [Time Horizon = Operations Planning]

R3. Each Reliability Coordinator shall review its restoration plan within 13 calendar months of the last review. [Violation Risk Factor = Medium] [Time Horizon = Operations Planning]

R4. Each Reliability Coordinator shall review their neighboring Reliability Coordinator’s restoration plans. [Violation Risk Factor = Medium] [Time Horizon = Operations Planning]

R4.1. If the Reliability Coordinator finds conflicts between its restoration plans and any of its neighbors, the conflicts shall be resolved in 30 calendar days.

R5. Each Reliability Coordinator shall review the restoration plans required by EOP-005 of the Transmission Operators within its Reliability Coordinator Area. [Violation Risk Factor = Medium] [Time Horizon = Operations Planning]

R5.1. The Reliability Coordinator shall determine whether the Transmission Operator’s restoration plan is coordinated and compatible with the Reliability Coordinator’s restoration plan and other Transmission Operators’ restoration plans within its Reliability Coordinator Area. The Reliability Coordinator shall approve or disapprove, with stated reasons, the Transmission Operator’s submitted restoration plan within 30 calendar days following the receipt of the restoration plan from the Transmission Operator.

R6. Each Reliability Coordinator shall have a copy of its latest restoration plan and copies of the latest approved restoration plan of each Transmission Operator in its Reliability Coordinator Area within its primary and backup control rooms so that it is available to all of its System Operators prior to the implementation date. [Violation Risk Factor = Lower] [Time Horizon = Operations Planning]

R7. Each Reliability Coordinator shall work with its affected Generator Operators, Each Reliability Coordinator shall work with its affected Generator Operators, Transmission Operators as well as neighboring Reliability Coordinators to monitor restoration progress, coordinate restoration, and take actions to restore the BES frequency within acceptable operating limits. If the restoration plan cannot be completed as expected the  Reliability Coordinator shall utilize its restoration plan strategies to facilitate System restoration. [Violation Risk Factor = High] [Time Horizon = Real-time Operations]

R8. The Reliability Coordinator shall coordinate or authorize resynchronizing islanded areas that bridge boundaries between Transmission Operators or Reliability Coordinators. If the resynchronization cannot be completed as expected the Reliability Coordinator shall utilize its restoration plan strategies to facilitate resynchronization. [Violation Risk Factor = High] [Time Horizon = Real-time Operations]

R9. Each Reliability Coordinator shall include within its operations training program, annual System restoration training for its System Operators to assure the proper execution of its restoration plan. This training program shall address the following: [Violation Risk Factor = Medium] [Time Horizon = Operations Planning]

R9.1. The coordination role of the Reliability Coordinator.

R9.2. Reestablishing the Interconnection.

R10. Each Reliability Coordinator shall conduct two System restoration drills, exercises, or simulations per calendar year, which shall include the Transmission Operators and Generator Operators as dictated by the particular scope of the drill, exercise, or simulation that is being conducted. [Violation Risk Factor = Medium] [Time Horizon = Operations Planning]

R10.1. Each Reliability Coordinator shall request each Transmission Operator identified in its restoration plan and each Generator Operator identified in the Transmission Operators’ restoration plans to participate in a drill, exercise, or simulation at least every two calendar years.

Measures
M1. Each Reliability Coordinator shall have available a dated copy of its restoration plan in accordance with Requirement R1.

M2. Each Reliability Coordinator shall provide evidence such as e-mails with receipts, posting to a secure web site with notification to affected entities, or registered mail receipts, that its most recent restoration plan has been distributed in accordance with Requirement R2.

M3. Each Reliability Coordinator shall provide evidence such as a review signature sheet, or revision histories, that it has reviewed its restoration plan within 13 calendar months of the last review in accordance with Requirement R3.

M4. Each Reliability Coordinator shall provide evidence such as dated review signature sheets that it has reviewed its neighboring Reliability Coordinator’s restoration plans and resolved any conflicts within 30 calendar days in accordance with Requirement R4.

M5. Each Reliability Coordinator shall provide evidence, such as a review signature sheet or emails, that it has reviewed, approved or disapproved, and notified its Transmission Operator’s within 30 calendar days following the receipt of the restoration plan from the Transmission Operator in accordance with Requirement R5.

M6. Each Reliability Coordinator shall have documentation such as e-mail receipts that it has made the latest copy of its restoration plan and copies of the latest approved restoration plan of each Transmission Operator in its Reliability Coordinator Area available in its primary and backup control rooms and to each of its System Operators prior to the implementation date in accordance with Requirement R6.

M7. Each Reliability Coordinator involved shall have evidence such as voice recordings, email, dated computer printouts, or operator logs, that it monitored and coordinated restoration progress in accordance with  Requirement R7.

M8. If there has been a resynchronizing of an islanded area, each Reliability Coordinator involved shall have evidence such as voice recordings, e-mail, or operator logs, that it coordinated or authorized resynchronizing in accordance with Requirement R8.

M9. Each Reliability Coordinator shall have an electronic or hard copy of its training records available showing that it has provided training in accordance with Requirement R9.

M10. Each Reliability Coordinator shall have evidence that it conducted two System restoration drills, exercises, or simulations per calendar year and that Transmission Operators and Generator Operators included in the Reliability Coordinator’s restoration plan were invited in accordance with Requirement R10.

 


Top