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2018-01 Canadian-specific Revisions to TPL-007-2 | SAR

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Start Date: 03/30/2018
End Date: 04/30/2018

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We agree with the scope and objectives of the SAR.

David Ramkalawan, On Behalf of: David Ramkalawan, , Segments 5

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Richard Jackson, On Behalf of: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, , Segments 1, 5

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Leonard Kula, On Behalf of: Independent Electricity System Operator, , Segments 2

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Glen Farmer, On Behalf of: Avista - Avista Corporation, , Segments 1, 3, 5

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BPA does not believe an additional benchmark event is needed because the existing standard accounts for latitude, longitude and the earth’s conductivity variation adjustments for the benchmark and supplemental benchmark event. BPA believes it is not clear what would be achieved by creating a new benchmark event for Canadian entities since the existing benchmark event is based on the 1989 event that blacked out the Quebec system.

Aaron Cavanaugh, On Behalf of: Bonneville Power Administration, WECC, Segments 1, 3, 5, 6

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Amy Casuscelli, On Behalf of: Xcel Energy, Inc. - MRO, WECC, SPP RE - Segments 1, 3, 5, 6

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We agree with the scope and objectives of the SAR. Based on its strong  experience and long historical records, we are qualified to define a pertinent GMD scenario targeting our specific transmission grid

Nicolas Turcotte, On Behalf of: Hydro-Qu?bec TransEnergie, , Segments 1

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We fully agrees with the scope and objectives of the SAR. Based on the past experience and long historical records, Canadian Entities qualified to define a pertinent GMD scenario targeting our specific transmission grid. 

RSC, Segment(s) 10, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 1, 3, 0, 4/30/2018

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We agree with the scope of the SAR.  We also recommend the drafting team consider adding review of the revisions made to Requirement 7 in TPL-007-2, specifically R7.3 that introduced fixed timelines for implementation of potential Corrective Action Plans.  Requiring fixed timelines for implementing Corrective Action Plans, especially in cases where capital investment maybe required, may not be compatible with existing electricity regulations in Canadian jurisdictions.   

Payam Farahbakhsh, On Behalf of: Hydro One Networks, Inc., , Segments 1, 3

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David Ramkalawan, On Behalf of: David Ramkalawan, , Segments 5

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N/A

Richard Jackson, On Behalf of: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, , Segments 1, 5

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The specific geographical and geological characteristics of the Canadian provinces should be considered.  Canadian registered entities should be able to leverage their operating experience, observed GMD effects and results of on-going research specific to their unique topology.

Leonard Kula, On Behalf of: Independent Electricity System Operator, , Segments 2

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Glen Farmer, On Behalf of: Avista - Avista Corporation, , Segments 1, 3, 5

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No comment

Aaron Cavanaugh, On Behalf of: Bonneville Power Administration, WECC, Segments 1, 3, 5, 6

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Amy Casuscelli, On Behalf of: Xcel Energy, Inc. - MRO, WECC, SPP RE - Segments 1, 3, 5, 6

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he main factors discussed in TP-007 and other factors specific to Canada.

Nicolas Turcotte, On Behalf of: Hydro-Qu?bec TransEnergie, , Segments 1

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The main factors discussed in TP-007 and other factors specific to Canada.

RSC, Segment(s) 10, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 1, 3, 0, 4/30/2018

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We support consideration of the following factors in developing the Canadian variance of TPL-007:

 

1.      A risk-based approach to mitigating the risk of GMD to reliable operation of BES;

2.      A risk-based approach, from an asset management perspective, to mitigate the risk to applicable transformers, subject to flow of GIC;

3.      A forward looking Standard that recognizes that the understanding/knowledge of the GMD phenomena, its modeling and assessment is evolving;

4.      A result-based Standard that does not dictate a specific GMD assessment methodology; and

5.      A Planning Standard that recognizes that the first line of defense in mitigating GMD risk is achieved by developing, maintaining and implementing GMD Operating Plans as required by EOP-010-1. TPL-007 must consider these existing operating measures in assessing risks described in item 1 and 2. 

 

Payam Farahbakhsh, On Behalf of: Hydro One Networks, Inc., , Segments 1, 3

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Review/Reconsideration of previously provided comments by SDT from Canadian entities.

David Ramkalawan, On Behalf of: David Ramkalawan, , Segments 5

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N/A

Richard Jackson, On Behalf of: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, , Segments 1, 5

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Leonard Kula, On Behalf of: Independent Electricity System Operator, , Segments 2

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Glen Farmer, On Behalf of: Avista - Avista Corporation, , Segments 1, 3, 5

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While BPA does not understand the need for the SAR, BPA acknowledges that if the Canadian provinces deem it necessary, there will be no negative impact to the North American interconnected power grid.

Aaron Cavanaugh, On Behalf of: Bonneville Power Administration, WECC, Segments 1, 3, 5, 6

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Amy Casuscelli, On Behalf of: Xcel Energy, Inc. - MRO, WECC, SPP RE - Segments 1, 3, 5, 6

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Canada has a long experience on GMD and should be able to apply the objectives of the reliability standard in the context of Canadian utilities.

Nicolas Turcotte, On Behalf of: Hydro-Qu?bec TransEnergie, , Segments 1

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Canada has a long experience on GMD and should be able to apply the objectives of the reliability standard in the context of Canadian utilities.

RSC, Segment(s) 10, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 1, 3, 0, 4/30/2018

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There is also an opportunity to require that results of GMD vulnerability assessments be considered in the maintenance of the GMD Operating Plans required by EOP-010-1. 

Payam Farahbakhsh, On Behalf of: Hydro One Networks, Inc., , Segments 1, 3

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