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NERC Case Notes: Reliability Standard INT-004-1

NERC Case Notes: Reliability Standard INT-004-1

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Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, FERC Docket No. NP10-141-000 (July 6, 2010)

Reliability Standard: INT-004-1

Requirement: R2

Violation Risk Factor: Lower

Violation Severity Level: Not provided

Region: WECC

Issue: LADWP self-reported that there were instances where LADWP could not prove that the required dynamic tags were adjusted within the following hour and that it could not find entries in the electronic journal or the Load Dispatchers Logs that would demonstrate compliance with the standard.

Finding: Duration of the violation was from June 18, 2007, when the standard became enforceable, through May 2, 2008. The violation did not pose a serious or substantial risk to the reliability of the bulk power system because, upon review, WECC found that LADWP was adjusting the tags appropriately but was not documenting the adjustments. LADWP received credit for self-reporting the violation.

Penalty: $225,000 (aggregate for multiple violations)

FERC Order: Issued Oct. 8, 2010 (no further review)

Tri-State G&T - Merchant, FERC Docket No. NP08-6-000 (June 4, 2008)

Reliability Standard: INT-004-1

Requirement: R2

Violation Risk Factor: Lower

Violation Severity Level: Not provided

Region: MRO

Issue: Tri-State self-reported that it failed to update a dynamic transaction tag on several occasions as required by the standard.

Finding: No penalty appropriate because the violation occurred during the transition to mandatory compliance and the violation did not put the bulk power system reliability at serious or substantial risk. Credit was also given for the self-report.

Penalty: $0

FERC Order: 124 FERC ¶ 61,015