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2019-04 Modifications to PRC-005-6 | Standard Authorization Request (Fourth Posting)

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Start Date: 07/27/2021
End Date: 08/25/2021

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  1. The title of the SAR is revised, where “applicability to AVR protective functions” is removed, implying a significant increase in scope. The latest SAR includes control systems outside of generating plants. For example, control systems associated with capacitor banks, SVCs etc. are now in the scope. Although, this change may be appropriate, is a major and unjustified/unnecessary change in scope compared to the initial SAR. To knowledge, industry has not raised any concern or confusion with this matter. If the scope is not limited to control systems with the generating plant then it is requested that the SDT is balanced and represents all industry segments. 
  2. Most of the revisions to the SAR are acceptable and do provide direction and clarity for a SDT to use.   The specification to address the protection functions performed within analog and digital excitation control systems that use BES electrical quantities (voltage and current) to decide when to trip BES elements directly or via lockout/auxiliary tripping relays precisely addresses the 2016 Xcel concern and the 2019 NAGF concerns prompting this SAR.  Addressing new dc supply technologies not currently addressed in PRC-005 will, indeed, close an open gap in the scope of the DC Supply section of the standard.    We are indifferent on the proposal to modify the UFLS-only DPs into the Applicability scope.  The inclusion of the sentence "The individual generators identified through inclusion I4 of the BES definition are to remain outside the scope of the project."  into the Project Scope section is appreciated and necessary. 

One area of concern in the proposed SAR is the inclusion of this phrase in various portions of the SAR:  "…, and BES protective functions enabled within control systems…".  The use of this open ended, non control system specific, additional scope item creates more confusion than existed with the original request for clarification on synchronous machine excitation control systems.   If there are other specific types of control systems at generating facilities that are meant to be the target of this broad statement, they need to be identified, as was the system of the original request.   There exist many other independent closed loop feedback control systems within electric generating facilities.    Being familiar with the protective relaying systems at these facilities, we are not aware of any of the other control systems [providing protective functions base on the BES electrical quantities of voltage and current] which use the "PRC-005 protection system dc control circuitry" to trip the unit.    With none existing, the inclusion of the offending phrase is both confusing and unnecessary.   The removal of this phrase from the SAR will make it palatable for approval.

The modification of the maintenance tables, with respect to the excitation control system protective functions, should be limited to the same activities that are specified  in Table 1 for microprocessor based relays.

Rather than invoking the ANSI Standard Device numbers to address protective functions responding to electrical quantities, it is believed to be best to leave the scoped functions as they currently are scoped.  Many discrete or multifunction microprocessor relays are already clearly known to be included in the scope of PRC-005 without the use of the ANSI device numbering, and that additional detail is not necessary.   

Southern Company, Segment(s) 1, 3, 6, 5, 1/14/2021

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SRC PRC005, Segment(s) 1, 2, 7/8/2020

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Bruce Reimer, On Behalf of: Manitoba Hydro , , Segments 1, 3, 5, 6

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No additional comment

Glenroy Smith, On Behalf of: Entergy - SERC, RF - Segments 4

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Anthony Jablonski, On Behalf of: ReliabilityFirst , , Segments 10

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SRP does not agree with considering a voltage regulator a protective rely in purview of PRC-005. The excitiation system is a generator control system and the imbedded enabled “protective” functions, if any are enabled, should not be categorized the same as protective relays. Relyas are coordinated to the exciters via PRC-019.

Israel Perez, On Behalf of: Salt River Project, WECC, Segments 1, 3, 5, 6

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Tri-State agrees with the need to clarify that the BES protective functions enabled within analog/digital AVRs, and excitation systems are within the scope of the standard however, the phrase “or via lockout or auxiliary tripping relays” should be removed.  The scope should be limited to only what can directly trip the BES element.  Also, there needs to be specific detail around the “BES protective functions enabled within control systems” phrase.  This is too vague and will lead to more confusion.  

Tri-State agrees with the inclusion of new DC supplies (e.g., lithium ion, flow) for Protection Systems in the maintenance tables.

We are concerned with including entities registered as UFLS-Only Distribution Providers in the Applicability section.  Modifying the applicability for this standard only will create confusion for the UFLS only Distribution Providers. Instead we recommend all applicable standards be updated at the same time.

Donna Wood, On Behalf of: Tri-State G and T Association, Inc., , Segments 1, 3, 5

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Maryanne Darling-Reich, On Behalf of: Black Hills Corporation - MRO, WECC - Segments 1, 3, 5, 6

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David Jendras, On Behalf of: Ameren - Ameren Services, , Segments 1, 3, 6

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Glenn Barry, On Behalf of: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, , Segments 1, 3, 5, 6

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No changes to the standard are necessary. AVRs should stay out of scope.

Marty Hostler, On Behalf of: Northern California Power Agency, , Segments 3, 4, 5, 6

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BC Hydro, Segment(s) 3, 5, 1, 12/18/2018

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For reasons expressed in the previous comment period, AEP once again strongly encourages the Standards Drafting Team to abandon the scope, direction, and path proposed in the most recent versions of this SAR, and to instead pursue the objective, scope, and direction as originally proposed in the first draft of the SAR presented to industry in July 2019. While the word “other” has indeed been struck from “other control systems” in the latest SAR draft, the phrase “control systems” remains and is still too broad for this standard. The initial SAR was clearly and appropriately addressing protective functions within the AVRs themselves, however the most recently-revised SARs inclusion of the phrase “control systems”, and the lack of boundaries and specifics that phrase infers, not only expands the scope but essentially changes the intended purpose of PRC-005. Not only would the inclusion change the intention and purpose of this standard, but it would also be detrimental to the synergy in which PRC-005 integrates-with and relates-to other standards.

While the “Background Information” section of the project comment forms continue to reference the efforts-of and authorship-by the North American Generator Forum on the proposed SAR, it should be noted that only the very first draft of the SAR was fully authored by these subject matter experts. Since then, the SAR has been rewritten by the Standard Drafting Team in a way that AEP believes deviates from both the spirit and intent of its original authors, and which in turn, would fundamentally change the intended purpose of PRC-005. In fact, the NAGF in their previously submitted comments state that they could “no longer support” the second re-draft of the SAR. AEP believes the original SAR suggested valid, potential improvements to PRC-005, but their pursuit is being prevented by augmenting the original SAR with more expansive and undefined elements. While AEP has chosen in this comment period to not provide the entirety of our concerns expressed in previous comment periods, those comments still stand.

Despite our objections to the current SAR, AEP indeed appreciates the efforts of this Standard Drafting Team, and we hope they will consider the alternative approach that we have suggested, and as originally authored by the North American Generator Forum.

Thomas Foltz, On Behalf of: AEP, , Segments 3, 5, 6

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Carl Pineault, On Behalf of: Hydro-Qu?bec Production, , Segments 1, 5

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The introduction and installation of digital excitation systems (e.g. Emerson’s Ovation Excitation System) that integrate excitation controller, automatic voltage regulation, power system stabilizer, sensors and protection functions with various multi-function modules and software are quickly blurring the line between control and protection. Many of these newer systems are completely run by software. They lack the conventional paradigm of a standalone excitation system equipped with an AVR/PSS, voltage and current sensors, and separate protective relays. How do you practically separate the protection functions from the control function when they share the same CPU and software? Minimum maintenance requirements for these microprocessor-controlled hybrid systems and software needs to be specifically addressed. The Supplementary and FAQ need to provide recommendations for how these systems can be efficiently verified and tested to meet reliability standards. 
Additionally, the current version of PRC-005-6 is silent when it comes to addressing the increasing penetration of Distributed Energy Resources (renewables) and their effect on the BES. Most concerning is the lack of specific maintenance information with regards to inverter-based frequency support functions and large battery storage systems—both of which can help or hinder the BES during an event. States such as California are mandating the joining of flow type batteries with renewables to supplement energy demand as the sun goes down or to potentially help stabilize the grid.
Islanding of these Utility Scale projects makes the grid less resilient and hence less reliable. Minimum maintenance activities for Utility Scale Solar and Wind projects’ protection systems need to be addressed before these type projects make larger penetration of the grid. Additionally, Utility Scale renewable projects are being paired with large scale flow type battery storage systems. The current PRC-005-6 completely ignores this huge stored energy reservoir and the minimum maintenance required to keep this storage system reliable.
Finally, Solar and storage battery inverters can positively or negatively affect the frequency of the BES. PRC-005-6 does not address this unique situation and the minimum maintenance required for these devices.

 

Lenise Kimes, On Behalf of: City and County of San Francisco - WECC - Segments 1

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

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AZPS appreciates the SDT’s consideration of its comments to previous versions of the SAR.

AZPS recognizes that the SDT’s proposed changes create more certainty regarding the scope of the SAR.  AZPS provides the following recommendations to further clarify the intent: 

  • The term “control system” is too broad and should be limited to specific systems. 
  • The term “BES electrical quantities” should be defined as or limited to generator/line or neutral voltage and generator/line or neutral current. 
  • The term “BES protective function” as applied to these other control systems should be limited to those ANSI defined protective functions typically found in generator protection relays.

Additionally, AZPS requests that further clarification be added to the “Industry Need” section of the SAR to further explain the BES reliability benefit of the SAR.  Additionally, because the SAR proposes to bring secondary or tertiary protection into scope, it may have the unintended consequence of encouraging entities to disable these functions, negatively impacting overall reliability. 

Daniela Atanasovski, On Behalf of: APS - Arizona Public Service Co., , Segments 1, 3, 5, 6

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

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One area of concern in the proposed SAR is the inclusion of this phrase in various portions of the SAR:  "…, and BES protective functions enabled within control systems…".  The use of this open ended, non control system specific, additional scope item creates more confusion than existed with the original NAGF request for clarification on synchronous machine excitation control systems. If there are other specific types of control systems at generating facilities that are meant to be the target of this broad statement, they need to be identified. There exist many other independent closed loop feedback control systems within electric generating facilities. Being familiar with the protective relaying systems at these facilities, we are not aware of any of the other control systems [providing protective functions base on the BES electrical quantities of voltage and current] which use the "PRC-005 protection system dc control circuitry" to trip the unit. With none existing, the inclusion of the offending phrase is both confusing and unnecessary.

The modification of the maintenance tables, with respect to the excitation control system protective functions, should be limited to the same activities that are specified  in Table 1 for microprocessor based relays.

Rather than invoking the ANSI Standard Device numbers to address protective functions responding to electrical quantities, recommend to leave the scoped functions as they currently are defined. Many discrete or multifunction microprocessor relays are already clearly known to be included in the scope of PRC-005 without the use of the ANSI device numbering, and therefore the additional detail is not necessary.

Wayne Sipperly, On Behalf of: Nort American Generator Forum, MRO, WECC, Texas RE, NPCC, SERC, RF, Segments 5

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LaTroy Brumfield, On Behalf of: American Transmission Company, LLC, , Segments 1

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Texas RE is concerned with the following statement in the Project Scope section: ”The clarifying changes would apply to the Facilities as defined in PRC-005-6. The individual generators identified through inclusion I4 of the BES definition are to remain outside the scope of the project.”  The statement appears to be at odds with sections 4.2.5 and 4.2.6 of the current standard, which reference I4 of the BES: 

 

4.2.5 Protection Systems and Sudden Pressure Relaying for generator Facilities that are part of the BES, except for generators identified through Inclusion I4 of the BES definition, including:

 

4.2.6 Protection Systems and Sudden Pressure Relaying for the following BES generator Facilities for dispersed power producing resources identified through Inclusion I4 of the BES definition:

 

Both sections have some additional bullets providing more detail about I4 inclusion or exclusion.  Texas RE submits that the physical characteristics, including voltage control characteristics, of dispersed power producing resources should be considered as part of this project consistent with the existing language set forth in the current PRC-005-6 section 4.2.6.  Texas RE recommends the SDT consider protective systems for AVRs of dispersed power producing resources and the various configurations employed to better understand the potential impact of their omission from the proposed Standard as part of the proposed project scope.

Rachel Coyne, On Behalf of: Texas Reliability Entity, Inc., , Segments 10

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Cain Braveheart, On Behalf of: Bonneville Power Administration, WECC, Segments 1, 3, 5, 6

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These comments have been approved by LPPC and APPA. At this time the SAR includes the potential of “developing new terms and/or revising existing terms in the NERC Glossary of Terms”. Within the SAR it does not clearly discuss why such a substantial change would be necessary. The SAR DT has in the past commented that the inclusion of the AVR protection functions was already determined in 2016. The purpose of this SAR was to provide clarity within PRC-005 that these protective functions embedded within AVR and similar type systems be included.

A change to the NERC Glossary definition of Protection System would potentially have unintended and unnecessary impact  to other NERC standards and supporting documents that would be outside the scope of this SAR. The intent of this SAR can be accomplished without the significant impacts of a definition change.

We would like the SAR DT to be able to accomplish the intent of the SAR by modifications to the applicability section of PRC-005 as well as additional clarification within the Supplementary Reference document to PRC-005. The changes within the applicability section should be able to clearly identify what sort of protective functions are included (for example an AVR that is able to trip a BES generator offline) and what is not (an inverter which is tripping offline a non-BES generator which is part of a dispersed power producing resource), similar to how the Automatic Reclosing was added to section 4.2.7. We do not foresee being able to support any “developing new terms and/or revising existing terms in the NERC Glossary of Terms” to accomplish the goals of the SAR.

Joe McClung, On Behalf of: JEA, , Segments 1, 3, 5

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While Eversource supports the SAR Scope, the Company would like to reiterate that the definition of Protection System should not be modified.

Christopher McKinnon, On Behalf of: Eversource Energy, , Segments 1, 3

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FE Voter, Segment(s) 1, 3, 5, 6, 4, 2/23/2021

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Gail Elliott, On Behalf of: International Transmission Company Holdings Corporation - MRO, RF - Segments NA - Not Applicable

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Most of the revisions to the SAR are acceptable and do provide direction and clarity for a SDT to use.   The specification to address the protection functions performed within analog and digital excitation control systems that use BES electrical quantities (voltage and current) to decide when to trip BES elements directly or via lockout/auxiliary tripping relays precisely addresses the 2016 Xcel concern and the 2019 NAGF concerns prompting this SAR.  Addressing new dc supply technologies not currently addressed in PRC-005 will, indeed, close an open gap in the scope of the DC Supply section of the standard. The inclusion of the sentence "The individual generators identified through inclusion I4 of the BES definition are to remain outside the scope of the project."  into the Project Scope section is appreciated and necessary. 

One area of concern in the proposed SAR is the inclusion of the phrase, "…, and BES protective functions enabled within control systems…", in various portions of the SAR.  The use of this open-ended, non-control system-specific, additional scope item creates more confusion than existed with the original request for clarification on synchronous machine excitation control systems.   If there are other specific types of control systems at generating facilities that are meant to be the target of this broad statement, they need to be identified, as was the system of the original request.   There exist many other independent closed-loop feedback control systems within electric generating facilities.    Being familiar with the protective relaying systems at these facilities, we are not aware of any of the other control systems [providing protective functions based on the BES electrical quantities of voltage and current] which use the "PRC-005 protection system dc control circuitry" to trip the unit.    With none existing, the inclusion of the offending phrase is both confusing and unnecessary.   The removal of this phrase from the SAR will make it more palatable for approval. The initial purpose of this SAR was merely to clarify the applicability of PRC-005 to the protective functions within an Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR) and provide the prescribed maintenance activities. Thus, the scope of this SAR should be limited to minor modifications of the original wording of: “Revise PRC-005-6 to clearly define the applicability of Protection Systems associated with analog or digital AVR protective functions, excitation systems that respond to measured BES electrical quantities and trip BES elements either directory or via lockout, or auxiliary tripping relays,. In addition, revise the PRC-005-6 Supplementary Reference and FAQ to provide additional guidance related to AVR protective functions and acceptable methods of testing to meet PRC-005 required maintenance activities”. The NSRF recommends removing all wording, including “control systems”, that is not critical to the objective of the original SAR. We believe this will avoid industry confusion and the possible defeat of the NERC standard revision.

The modification of the maintenance tables, with respect to the excitation control system protective functions, should be limited to the same activities that are specified in Table 1 for microprocessor-based relays.

Rather than incorporating the ANSI Standard Device numbers into the Standard language to address protective functions responding to electrical quantities, we feel it would be best to leave the scoped functions as they currently are identified.  Many discrete or multifunction microprocessor relays are already clearly known to be included in the scope of PRC-005 without the use of the ANSI device numbering, and that additional detail is not necessary in the PRC-005 Standard. If the ANSI Standard Device numbers were modified or expanded for future technology, this could create conflict with the PRC-005 language. We encourage the Drafting Team to include the ANSI Standard Device numbers in a technical guideline or reference document.

Changes to the Definition of Protection System should not be expanded to include the protective functions of excitation or other control systems. A change to the NERC Glossary definition of Protection System could have an unintended or unnecessary impact to other NERC standards and support documents that would be outside of the scope of this SAR. Applicability should be explicitly clarified within the PRC-005 standard, with consistent supporting guidance in the Supplementary Reference and FAQ document.

Additionally, since power plant analog/digital AVRs, excitation systems, and BES protective functions enabled within control systems were not designed to be made redundant and cannot be retrofitted reasonably, they should be specifically excluded from TPL-001-5 Footnote 13 to avoid future confusion and unnecessary disputes. We propose adding the language, “For purposes of this standard, BES protective functions enabled within analog/digital AVRs, excitation systems, and BES protective functions enabled within control systems are specifically excluded from TPL-001-5 Footnote 13 Protection Systems applicability, meaning these systems are not required to be redundant” after the first paragraph in the Project Scope narrative. We also suggest addition of a modification of TPL-001-5 Footnote 13 to this project, to ensure exclusion from any redundancy requirements.

MRO NSRF, Segment(s) 2, 4, 1, 6, 3, 5, 7/1/2021

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Lindsay Wickizer, On Behalf of: Berkshire Hathaway - PacifiCorp, , Segments 6

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Tacoma Power supports the comments submitted by LPPC and APPA.

Tacoma Power, Segment(s) 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 3/9/2021

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While TVA believes sufficient detail has been provided for the SDT to thoroughly assess the issues described, concern remains with details that are being provided.  A significant burden to equipment owners will result from the proposed expansive applicability of PRC-005 to protective relay functions within the broad groups of exciter, inverter, or other control systems.  Based on the breadth of exciter/AVR, inverter, and control system technologies in service today, and the equally diverse methods of testing likely required, significant training hours will be required to prepare existing and new resources to perform the required tests, especially for legacy systems. 

Additional burden will be required to evaluate all applicable configurations, develop test procedures that will satisfy new standard requirements, and develop the necessary associated training content.  Implementation of newly required maintenance activities will invariably be scheduled concurrent with generating unit or other Facility outages.  Due to these and other unexpected logistical challenges, coupled with the existing confusion regarding these imbedded protective functions, TVA cannot support any proposed revision of PRC-005-6 without a staged implementation approach for any new requirement or any specific components added to the applicability tables.  The duration and milestones of this staged implementation should be based on component maintenance intervals, commensurate with those of the existing PRC-005-6 implementation plan, but starting with a new baseline date related to the effective date of the new version of PRC-005.

Further, TVA finds the additional scope and the associated ambiguity of the SAR to be unacceptable.  Specifically, use of the following has departed from the original intent of the NAGF proposal and, if transcribed into the resulting standard, would create more ambiguity, confusion, and burden on all BES equipment owners, not just GO/GOP entities, without extensive clarification of applicability or complete elimination:

• “Other control systems

1.     This phrase is unnecessarily expansive and ambiguous.  Prerequisite to including this phrase in a revised standard would be establishment of a bright-line between out‑of‑scope control functions and the applicable protective functions (BES Protective Functions) potentially implemented within in a control system.   

• “Excitation systems (including analog/digital AVRs)

1.     Expansion of the original scope which did not include analog AVRs is unacceptable. Any requirement to inject signals and activate outputs in analog AVRs is widely recognized as being very difficult, if feasible.

• “May measure and utilize similar quantities as protective relays and may perform similar functions as protective relays” (in the SAR);

Protective functions that are typically (but not always) associated with relays” (in the SAR);

May measure similar quantities and may yield similar outcome” (in this form):

1.     Use of these or similar phrases in the revised standard would increase ambiguity and confusion.  The potential breadth of interpretations would create an intolerable environment for compliance, especially in conjunction with “other control systems.” 

• Trip BES Elements either directly or via lockout or auxiliary tripping relays;”

The clarifying changes would apply to BES Protection Systems and protective functions applied on generators, dispersed power-producing resources from the point of aggregation (greater than 75 MVA) to the point of Interconnection, static and synchronous condensers and other BES elements as defined.”

1.     At first glance, the drafting team’s intention seemed to be to focus on generation elements, but the generic term of BES Elements again represents a significant expansion of scope.  This is unacceptable in that it would unnecessarily blend the non-generator applicability criteria with the generator applicability criteria, confusion and inconsistency would ensue without any improvement to reliability.

M Lee Thomas, On Behalf of: Tennessee Valley Authority, , Segments 1, 3, 5, 6

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NPCC Regional Standards Committee, Segment(s) 10, 2, 4, 7, 3, 1, 5, 6, 8/6/2021

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EEI generally supports this SAR and the modified Industry Need statement of the revised SAR, due to the clarification provided by the statement that “Control systems that do not contain BES protective functions that respond to measured BES electrical quantities are not within the scope of this project.”  However, the expansion of this SAR and the recommended changes to PRC-005, as it relates to control systems, could result in expanding the Standard beyond its original intent.  While EEI supports the modifications made to the Project Scope statement that clarifies that “[o]nly those control systems that contain BES protective functions that respond to measured BES electrical quantities are within the scope of this project” and that “individual generators identified through inclusion I4 of the BES definition are to remain outside the scope of the project”, these changes may not be sufficiently clear to ensure auditors do not take the broad and undefined term “control systems” to mean that all controls associated with BES elements are to be included under PRC-005.  For example, many power transformer have load tap changer controls that respond to electrical quantities to ensure transformer voltage is effectively regulated and controlled.  While this is not a protective function, some may take the view that there is little difference between an AVR system and a load tap changer’s automatic function.  

To address these issues, we recommend the following:

  1. Modify PRC-005-6 to provide greater clarity that the BES protective functions enabled within analog/Digital AVRs, excitation systems that respond to measured BES electrical quantities and trip BES elements either directly or via lockout or auxiliary tripping relays are within the scope of the standard.
  2. Define control systems in order to better delineate and target the scope of this change. (e.g., ensuring control systems such as transformer load tap changes do not become part of the scope of PRC-005).
  3. Add limits within the SAR that would make it clear that owners of impacted control systems, such as older AVR systems, would not be obligated to add redundant systems.  (e.g., inferred obligations through other Reliability Standards such as the TPL-001 Standard).

Mark Gray, On Behalf of: Edison Electric Institute, NA - Not Applicable, Segments NA - Not Applicable

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Minnesota Power agrees with MRO’s NERC Standards Review Forum’s (NSRF) comments.

Jamie Monette, On Behalf of: Allete - Minnesota Power, Inc., , Segments 1

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Oklahoma Gas & Electric supports MRO NSRF's comments. 

 

 

OKGE, Segment(s) 6, 1, 3, 5, 3/22/2021

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The SAR does not appear to identify a clear existing gap in reliability being addressed. DC based technologies, as stated in the SAR, are emerging and addressing them in a revised Relaibility Standard is premature. The clarity being sought on protection systems in excitation systems seems to be a very narrow issue that a standard revision is not necessary to address and could potentially conflict with exiting testing of voltage regulators in PRC-019.

Dominion, Segment(s) 3, 5, 1, 9/19/2019

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Scope Response:

Duke Energy supports the clarification of BES protective functions within the NERC Glossary of Terms.

 

Potential Standard Impacts Response:

Per NERC request, the following NERC Reliability Standards may be impacted by this project:

PRC-004 - Need to be monitored for inclusion in the misoperation determination process and reported as part of MIDAS?

PRC-12/17 - Include as part of RAS and test as such as both PRC-005 and overall function test of RAS?

PRC-019 - Do all studies need to be redone to include these protective functions?

PRC-024 - Are these protective functions considered part of the voltage and frequency relays if transition to using IEEE function numbers or do they fall under control systems protective functions whereby all studies need to be redone upon classification as relay?

PRC-025 - Will these protection functions be considered valid as load responsive relays which must meet Attachment 1 of PRC-025? Additionally, do all studies need to be redone upon classification as a relay?

PRC-026 - Will these protective function relays be a part of Transmission's Planning Assessment where relay tripping occurs due to stable or unstable power swings? Additionally, will Generation need to monitor them for inclusion under R2 2.2 and be required to evaluate them to meet the criteria of Attachment B?

PRC-027 - Will these protective functions be required to be coordinated under PRC-027?

 

Estimated Costs Response:

Per NERC request, Duke Energy Total Maintenance Technician Costs is estimated as $730,800.  A detailed estimate can be provided upon request.

Duke Energy, Segment(s) 1, 5, 6, 4/11/2019

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APPA and its membership concurs with the comments filed by Joe McClung of JEA.

Jack Cashin, On Behalf of: American Public Power Association, , Segments 4

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Daniel Gacek, On Behalf of: Exelon, , Segments 1, 3, 5, 6

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 Evergy endorses the comments provided by the Edison Electric Institute, however, is voting no due to inclusion of control systems without definition, potential conflicts with existing standards, lack of definition around maintenance activities specific to electrical components that do not provide protective functions and overall lack of understanding for the technical basis to broadly expand the scope and potential regulation encompassed in the proposed revised SAR.      

Alan Kloster, On Behalf of: Evergy - MRO - Segments 1, 3, 5, 6

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