Update on Recent Technical Panel Determinations
April 30, 2015
The Technical Panel met on April 28 and determined two amendments warrant consideration, recommended that the IESO Board of Directors approve two amendments, and requested comments from stakeholders on two sets of rule changes.
The Technical Panel determined that the following amendments warrant consideration:
- MR-00418: Outage Management Process Redesign
This submission identifies the need for market rule amendments to implement a new outage management process designed to achieve the following objectives:
- Improve outage management related services for market participants;
- Maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of participant and IESO activities that support outage management;
- Reduce the risk of reliability standards violations associated with outage related processes; and
- Facilitate the replacement of the Integrated Outage Management System (IOMS) with a software solution that supports a new outage management process.
This proposal is based on stakeholder consultation as part of the Outage Management Process Redesign stakeholder engagement initiative.
- MR-00421: Transmission Rights Clearing Account Disbursement Methodology
This submission identifies the need for market rule amendments to allow the IESO Board to direct disbursements from the Transmission Rights Clearing Account to better match consumption patterns during the period in which the surplus in the account was accumulated.
The Technical Panel has recommended that the IESO Board of Directors approve the following two market rule amendments when it meets on June 24:
- MR-00414: Limiting Congestion Management Settlement Credits (CMSC) During Ramp-Down
- MR-00415: Generation Facility Requirements – Voltage Ride Through and Reactive Power
The Technical Panel requests comments on the following market rule amendment proposals:
- MR-00417: Adequacy Reporting Refresh proposes to amend the market rules to incorporate proposed changes to adequacy reporting and publication.
This proposal is based on stakeholder consultation as part of the Adequacy Reporting stakeholder engagement initiative.
- MR-00419: Technical Feasibility Exceptions – Process Updates proposes to amend the market rules to adopt changes made by NERC to their Technical Feasibility Exception (TFE) process. Specifically, the amendments include:
- Elimination of the initial screening stage of the TFE process;
- Elimination of the application fee for the initial assessment of a TFE application.
The proposed changes have been presented to the NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards Transition Forum (CSTF) with positive feedback.
Stakeholders are asked to provide comments on the Adequacy Reporting Refresh and TFE – Process Update amendments by May 21, using the written submission form.