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