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NERC Case Notes: Reliability Standard INT-009-1

NERC Case Notes: Reliability Standard INT-009-1

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South Mississippi Electric Power Association, FERC Docket No. NP09-38-000 (September 25, 2009)

Reliability Standard: INT-009-1

Requirement: R1

Violation Risk Factor: Medium

Violation Severity Level: Not provided

Region: SERC

Issue: SMEPA self-reported two instances of interchange transactions that were tagged through its tagging software but not implemented as required by the standard. SMEPA also failed to implement a Confirmed Interchange as received from its Interchange Authority, because the interchange schedule did not correlate with what was approved through the e-Tag system. On a separate instance, one of SMEPA's system operators created through human error an e-Tag that did not correspond with the intended Interchange Schedule and was subsequently implemented as a mismatch.

Finding: Penalty was deemed appropriate because: the violations were self-reported, no prior violation by SMEPA, SMEPA had a comprehensive compliance program in place, and the violations did not put the bulk power system reliability at serious or substantial risk.

Penalty: $15,000

FERC Order: Issued October 23, 2009 (no further review)