Compliance and Advanced Studies

The Compliance and Advanced Studies (CAS) department focuses on studies for NERC Standards with planning coordinator (PC) as the responsible entity in both the near-term (zero-seven years) and long-term horizons (10 years). The department ensures that all engineering compliance studies are completed in a manner that complies with the standard. CAS works with the reliability standards department staff to track upcoming standards and changes to standards and the compliance department in making necessary preparations for audits.

List of Standards following: 

  • CIP-002-5.1 - Cyber Security — BES Cyber System Categorization
  • FAC-010-3 - System Operating Limits Methodology for the Planning Horizon
  • FAC-013-2 - Assessment of Transfer Capability for the Near-term Transmission Planning Horizon
  • FAC-014-2 - Establish and Communicate System Operating Limits
  • IRO-017-2 - Outage Coordination
  • MOD-030-3 - Flowgate Methodology
  • PRC-002-2 - Disturbance Monitoring and Reporting Requirements
  • PRC-006-2 - Automatic Underfrequency Load Shedding
  • PRC-010-1 - Technical Assessment of the Design and Effectiveness of Undervoltage Load Shedding Program
  • PRC-023-4 - Transmission Relay Loadability
  • PRC-026-1 - Relay Performance During Stable Power Swings
  • TPL-001-4 - Transmission System Planning Performance Requirements 
  • TPL-007-1 - Transmission System Planned Performance for Geomagnetic Disturbance Events

As necessary, the CAS department primarily works with the Transmission Working Group (TWG) and System Protection and Control Working Group (SPCWG) for developing scoping documents for compliance studies, reviewing results and recommendations, and final approval. Other groups interacted with include Reliability Compliance Working Group (RCWG) and Operating Reliability Working Group (ORWG).

Questions or comments regarding SPP's Compliance and Advanced Studies department should be sent to ComplianceandAdvancedStudies@spp.org.