Update on Technical Panel determinations
September 28, 2017
The Technical Panel met on September 26 to discuss two proposed market rule amendments. The Panel unanimously recommended that the IESO Board of Directors consider both of the proposed rule amendments when it meets on October 25, 2017.
Ancillary Services – Mandatory Requirements for Regulation Service Providers (MR-00432)
This proposal identifies the need for market rule amendments to increase the transparency and consistency of performance requirements for all registered facilities providing regulation service. The proposed amendments will clarify that certain performance requirements – off-nominal frequency, speed/frequency regulation, and voltage ride through – apply to all regulation service providers, regardless of size, technology or connection location. In addition, the proposed amendments will clarify that telemetering requirements apply to all regulation providers regardless of connection location. The recommended effective date of this amendment is November 17, 2017.
Market Rules True-Up – Disconnection Orders (MR-00431)
This proposal identifies the need for market rule amendments to explicitly identify the obligation of transmitters, distributors and other market participants to comply with disconnection orders issued by the IESO to give effect to a suspension order, termination order or an IESO ordered de-registration of a market participant’s facilities due to persistent breaches of the market rules.
In addition, the proposed amendments amend references to disconnection orders within the grid connection requirements of the market rules in order to create consistency regarding the types of market participants to whom the IESO may issue a disconnection order. The recommended effective date of this amendment is November 17, 2017.