SPP RTO Compliance

SPP RTO Compliance Department

SPP’s goals for its Compliance and Standards Development departments, in part, are to facilitate the compliance of SPP business units relative to their obligations under the NERC Reliability Standards. SPP staff will strive to effectuate a systematic compliance program by providing a framework for proactive management of SPP’s compliance obligations and the oversight necessary to provide assurance that SPP is meeting those obligations. We will partner with SPP staff and with SPP stakeholders and commit to compliance excellence at SPP.

Carl Stelly
Director, SPP RTO Compliance

Adhoc Questions

If you have any questions or requests regarding RTO Compliance or Standards Development, please submit your question via the Remedy Management System (RMS)

Attestations

SPP RTO Compliance will be processing attestation requests through the Request Management System (RMS). SPP requests that the attestation include a specific date range. If you do not have an RMS account set up, please follow the instructions.

Attestation requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis, and SPP makes no guarantees that attestations will be provided for each request.

Balancing Authority Contact Information

(501) 614-3900, Option 2
(501) 804-6580
balancing@spp.org 

Compliance-related Departments

Markets & Operations
Engineering

Compliance-related Working Groups

Critical Infrastructure Protection Working Group
Events Analysis Working Group
Operating Criteria Review Task Force
Operating Reliability Working Group
Reliability Compliance Working Group
SPP Revision Requests
Supply Adequacy Working Group
Transmission Planning Improvement Task Force
Transmission Working Group

Sign up for these or other working group exploder lists via your SPP.org account page

Forums

Our forums provide the opportunity for SPP members to share and exchange ideas, network with peers and enjoy educational sessions with presenters throughout the industry.

March 28, 2018 - 8 a.m.-5 p.m. – RTO Forum – Little Rock

June 6, 2018 – 8 a.m.-5 p.m. – RTO Forum – Little Rock

You can register for all forums via the SPP calendar of events.  

PRC-005-6 — Requirement 4.2.7.1

Automatic reclosing applied on the terminals of elements connected to the BES bus located at generating plant substations where the total installed gross generating plant capacity is greater than the gross capacity of the largest BES generating unit within the balancing authority area, or if a member of a reserve sharing group, the largest generating unit within the reserve sharing group.

The largest BES generating unit within the balancing authority area or the largest generating unit within the reserve sharing group, as applicable, is subject to change. As a result of such a change, the automatic reclosing components subject to the standard could change effective on the date of such change.

SPP response as of Aug. 16, 2017:  The largest unit, by capacity, in the SPP balancing authority area is 1,220 gross MWs.

Attestation requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis, and SPP makes no guarantees that attestations will be provided for each request. 

PRC-006-2 R8

The Southwest Power Pool (SPP) Planning Coordinator (PC) annually collects Under Frequency Load Shedding (UFLS) data per PRC-006-2 R8. This 2017 annual data request includes posted UFLS Entity Model & Inventory draft data pre-populated with 2018 Summer Peak model (2017 Series) calculated load shed. Please review the pre-populated data and make changes where necessary. If no changes are necessary, please indicate the data was reviewed in the comment section and post along with the Attestation Form.

The 2017 UFLS Data submittal will open Oct. 2, 2017 and close Dec. 1, 2017.

PRC-010-2 R7

 The Southwest Power Pool (SPP) Planning Coordinator (PC) annually collects Under Voltage Load Shedding (UVLS) data per PRC-010-2 R7. This 2017 annual data request goes to all Transmission Owners, Distribution Providers, Transmission Planners, and Primary Compliance Contacts in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) Planning Coordinator (PC) footprint:

Data submittal instructions for the 2017 annual inventory of UVLS data per PRC-010-2 R7 are available under "Related Documents" in the sidebar of this page.

The data submission period will open Oct. 2, 2017, and close Dec. 1, 2017.

All Entities are required to complete and upload the required Attestation Form “2017 UVLS Attestation Form – PRC-010-2 R7” via TrueShare regarding ownership of UVLS equipment.

Additionally, those Entities who own UVLS equipment shall provide the required information via the TrueShare portal.

RC Contact Information

(501) 614-3900, select option 1
(501) 804-6580
security@spp.org
SPP RC Fax: (501) 482-2031

Standards Development Comment Calls and Comment Facilitation

The standards development group facilitates a standard commenting call review for applicable SPP members and staff. The standards development group completes an up-front technical review and drafts initial comments. Relevant balloting positions for the project are discussed as well as determining any discrepancies in positions between SPP's comments and SPP member comments. The Standards Development Group communicates member and staff concerns, for each project, with the SPP Representative on the ISO/RTO Council. 

You can review our posted comments here

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You can register for all calls via the SPP calendar of events