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    EOP-005-AB-3, EOP-006-AB-3, EOP-005-AB-2 & EOP-006-AB-2

    Proposed New EOP-005-AB-3 & EOP-006-AB-3, Retirement of Existing EOP-005-AB-2 & EOP-006-AB-2

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    Purpose

    The AESO intends to consult on the adoption and the retirement of the following Alberta reliability standards:

    • Proposed new EOP-005-AB-3, System Restoration from Blackstart Resources;
    • Proposed new EOP-006-AB-3, System Restoration Coordination;
    • Proposed retirement of existing EOP-005-AB-2, System Restoration from Blackstart Resources; and
    • Proposed retirement of existing EOP-006-AB-2, System Restoration Coordination.

     

    • Proposed New Standards & Retirement of Existing Standards | May 3, 2022

      Background

      The AESO is developing standards that relate to the adoption of North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) EOP-005-3, System Restoration from Blackstart Resources and EOP-006-3, System Restoration Coordination. NERC indicated that the revisions were intended to: (1) streamline the EOP reliability standards; (2) remove redundancies and other unnecessary language while making the reliability standards more results-based; and (3) address FERC’s concern articulated in FERC Order No. 749 regarding system restoration training.

      Purpose

      The Consultation Letter states that the purpose of EOP-005 and EOP-006 remain the same.

      The purpose of proposed new EOP-005-AB-3 is to ensure plans, facilities, and personnel are prepared to enable restoration of the interconnected electric system starting from blackstart resources, to ensure reliability is maintained during restoration, and priority is placed on restoring the interconnected electric system and the interconnection in accordance with the AESO’s restoration plan.

      The purpose of proposed new EOP-006-AB-3 is to ensure plans are established and personnel are prepared to enable effective coordination of the system restoration process to ensure reliability is maintained during restoration of the interconnected electric system in the event of a complete or partial blackout.

      Stakeholder comments and AESO reply

      The Alberta Electric System Operator (“AESO”) received comments from Stakeholders in response to its May 3, 2022 Consultation Letter on the proposed new reliability standards and retirement of existing reliability standards. All written comments received can be found in the material section below. 

      Thank you to all Stakeholders who participated in this consultation. All written comments received will be considered in the AESO’s finalization of the proposed new reliability standards and retirement of existing reliability standards.

      The AESO replies to comments, including the rationale or basis for the AESO’s position, are set out in the attached Stakeholder Comment and AESO Replies Matrix.

      Forwarding notice

      A forwarding notice for approval of proposed new reliability standards and retirement of existing reliability standards was submitted on Jul. 12, 2022 to the AUC. For information regarding the forwarding notice, or on the status of the proceeding, please visit the Commission’s eFiling site and go to proceeding #27516.

      Consultation Letter materials