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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

    Recent materials posted

    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.

     

    • Consultation Letter | 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.

      Request for comment

      Please use the Stakeholder Comment Matrix when submitting comments to the AESO. The AESO only consider written comments in finalizing the proposed new reliability standards and retirement of existing reliability standards. Stakeholders should ensure that comments provided represent all interests within their organization. Providing general comments does not give the AESO any specific issue to consider and address, and results in a general response. The scope of comments is limited to the proposed new reliability standards and retirement of existing reliability standards.

      Stakeholders are asked to provide comments no later than May 25, 2022 to ars_comments@aeso.ca. Adherence to deadlines is essential to the integrity of the comment process, and as such, the AESO may choose not to consider any Stakeholder comments received after the deadline.

      The AESO will be publishing all comments received for industry review by May 31, 2022.

      Consultation Letter materials