ALCOA POWER GENERATING INC. Yadkin Division
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
ALCOA POWER
GENERATING INC.
Yadkin Division
Open Access Transmission Tariff
The following sheets reflect all revisions approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
in orders issued through December 14, 2005 and current effective compliance filing revisions
through January 18, 2006.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 1
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.
COMMON SERVICE PROVISIONS........................................................................... 13
1.
Definitions............................................................................................................. 13
1.1
Ancillary Services ..................................................................................... 13
1.2
Annual Transmission Costs....................................................................... 13
1.3
Application ................................................................................................ 13
1.4
Commission............................................................................................... 13
1.5
Completed Application ............................................................................. 13
1.6
Control Area .............................................................................................. 13
1.7
Curtailment................................................................................................ 13
1.8
Delivering Party ........................................................................................ 13
1.9
Designated Agent ...................................................................................... 14
1.10 Direct Assignment Facilities ..................................................................... 14
1.11 Eligible Customer...................................................................................... 14
1.12 Facilities Study.......................................................................................... 14
1.13 Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service............................................... 14
1.14 Good Utility Practice................................................................................. 14
1.15 Interruption................................................................................................ 15
1.16 Load Ratio Share ....................................................................................... 15
1.17 Load Shedding........................................................................................... 15
1.18 Long-Term Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service ........................... 15
1.19 Native Load Customers ............................................................................. 15
1.20 Network Customer .................................................................................... 15
1.21 Network Integration Transmission Service............................................... 15
1.22 Network Load............................................................................................ 15
1.23 Network Operating Agreement ................................................................. 15
1.24 Network Operating Committee ................................................................. 16
1.25 Network Resource ..................................................................................... 16
1.26 Network Upgrades..................................................................................... 16
1.27 Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service ...................................... 16
1.28 Open Access Same-Time Information System (OASIS) .......................... 16
1.29 Part I .......................................................................................................... 16
1.30 Part II......................................................................................................... 16
1.31 Part III ....................................................................................................... 16
1.31A Part IV ....................................................................................................... 16
1.31B Part V......................................................................................................... 16
1.32 Parties ........................................................................................................ 17
1.33 Point(s) of Delivery................................................................................... 17
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Filed to comply with orders of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1-006,
issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures, Order
No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005), and Docket No. RM02-12-000,
issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures,
Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
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Original Sheet No. 2
1.34 Point(s) of Receipt..................................................................................... 17
1.35 Point-To-Point Transmission Service ....................................................... 17
1.36 Power Purchaser........................................................................................ 17
1.37 Receiving Party ......................................................................................... 17
1.38 Regional Transmission Group (RTG) ....................................................... 17
1.39 Reserved Capacity..................................................................................... 17
1.40 Service Agreement .................................................................................... 17
1.41 Service Commencement Date ................................................................... 17
1.42 Short-Term Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service........................... 18
1.43 System Impact Study................................................................................. 18
1.44 Third-Party Sale ........................................................................................ 18
1.45 Transmission Customer............................................................................. 18
1.46 Transmission Provider............................................................................... 18
1.47 Transmission Provider's Monthly Transmission System Peak ................. 18
1.48 Transmission Service ................................................................................ 18
1.49 Transmission System................................................................................. 18
Initial Allocation and Renewal Procedures ........................................................... 18
2.1
Initial Allocation of Available Transmission Capability .......................... 18
2.2
Reservation Priority For Existing Firm Service Customers...................... 19
Ancillary Services ................................................................................................. 19
3.1
Scheduling, System Control and Dispatch Service ................................... 20
3.2
Reactive Supply and Voltage Control from
Generation Sources Service ...................................................................... 20
3.3
Regulation and Frequency Response Service ........................................... 20
3.4
Energy Imbalance Service......................................................................... 20
3.5
Operating Reserve – Spinning Reserve Service........................................ 20
3.6
Operating Reserve – Supplemental Reserve Service ................................ 20
Open Access Same-Time Information System (OASIS) ...................................... 20
Local Furnishing Bonds ....................................................................................... 20
5.1
Transmission Providers That Own Facilities Financed
by Local Furnishing Bonds ....................................................................... 20
5.2
Alternative Procedures for Requesting Transmission Service .................. 21
Reciprocity ............................................................................................................ 21
Billing and Payment .............................................................................................. 22
7.1
Billing Procedure....................................................................................... 22
7.2
Interest on Unpaid Balances...................................................................... 22
7.3
Customer Default ...................................................................................... 22
Accounting for the Transmission Provider's Use of the Tariff ............................ 23
8.1
Transmission Revenues............................................................................. 23
8.2
Study Costs and Revenues ........................................................................ 23
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
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II.
Original Sheet No. 3
Regulatory Filings ................................................................................................. 23
Force Majeure and Indemnification ...................................................................... 23
10.1 Force Majeure ........................................................................................... 23
10.2 Indemnification ......................................................................................... 24
Creditworthiness.................................................................................................... 24
Dispute Resolution Procedures ............................................................................. 24
12.1 Internal Dispute Resolution Procedures .................................................... 24
12.2 External Arbitration Procedures................................................................ 24
12.3 Arbitration Decisions ................................................................................ 25
12.4 Costs .......................................................................................................... 25
12.5 Rights Under The Federal Power Act ....................................................... 25
POINT-TO-POINT TRANSMISSION SERVICE ...................................................... 25
Preamble ........................................................................................................................... 25
13.
Nature of Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service .......................................... 25
13.1 Term .......................................................................................................... 25
13.2 Reservation Priority................................................................................... 26
13.3 Use of Firm Transmission Service by the Transmission Provider............ 26
13.4 Service Agreements................................................................................... 26
13.5 Transmission Customer Obligations for Facility Additions
or Redispatch Costs ................................................................................... 27
13.6 Curtailment of Firm Transmission Service ............................................... 27
13.7 Classification of Firm Transmission Service ............................................ 28
13.8 Scheduling of Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service ....................... 28
14.
Nature of Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service .................................. 29
14.1 Term .......................................................................................................... 29
14.2 Reservation Priority................................................................................... 29
14.3 Use of Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission
Service by the Transmission Provider....................................................... 30
14.4 Service Agreements................................................................................... 30
14.5 Classification of Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service ........... 30
14.6 Scheduling of Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service ............... 30
14.7 Curtailment or Interruption of Service ...................................................... 31
15.
Service Availability............................................................................................... 31
15.1 General Conditions.................................................................................... 31
15.2 Determination of Available Transmission Capability............................... 32
15.3 Initiating Service in the Absence of an Executed Service Agreement...... 32
15.4 Obligation to Provide Transmission Service that Requires
Expansion or Modification of the Transmission System .......................... 32
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
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Original Sheet No. 4
15.5 Deferral of Service .................................................................................... 32
15.6 Other Transmission Service Schedules ..................................................... 32
15.7 Real Power Losses .................................................................................... 33
Transmission Customer Responsibilities .............................................................. 33
16.1 Conditions Required of Transmission Customers..................................... 33
16.2 Transmission Customer Responsibility for Third-Party Arrangements.... 33
Procedures for Arranging Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service................. 34
17.1 Application ................................................................................................ 34
17.2 Completed Application ............................................................................. 34
17.3 Deposit ...................................................................................................... 35
17.4 Notice of Deficient Application ................................................................ 35
17.5 Response to a Completed Application ...................................................... 36
17.6 Execution of Service Agreement............................................................... 36
17.7 Extensions for Commencement of Service ............................................... 36
Procedures for Arranging Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service ........ 37
18.1 Application ................................................................................................ 37
18.2 Completed Application ............................................................................. 37
18.3 Reservation of Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service .............. 38
18.4 Determination of Available Transmission Capability .............................. 38
Additional Study Procedures For Firm Point-To-Point Transmission
Service Requests ................................................................................................... 38
19.1 Notice of Need for System Impact Study.................................................. 38
19.2 System Impact Study Agreement and Cost Reimbursement .................... 38
19.3 System Impact Study Procedures.............................................................. 39
19.4 Facilities Study Procedures ....................................................................... 39
19.5 Facilities Study Modifications .................................................................. 40
19.6 Due Diligence in Completing New Facilities ........................................... 40
19.7 Partial Interim Service............................................................................... 40
19.8 Expedited Procedures for New Facilities .................................................. 41
Procedures if The Transmission Provider is Unable to Complete New
Transmission Facilities for Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service............... 41
20.1 Delays in Construction of New Facilities ................................................. 41
20.2 Alternatives to the Original Facility Additions ......................................... 41
20.3 Refund Obligation for Unfinished Facility Additions............................... 42
Provisions Relating to Transmission Construction and Services
on the Systems of Other Utilities .......................................................................... 42
21.1 Responsibility for Third-Party System Additions..................................... 42
21.2 Coordination of Third-Party System Additions ........................................ 42
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
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III.
Original Sheet No. 5
Changes in Service Specifications ........................................................................ 43
22.1 Modifications On a Non-Firm Basis ......................................................... 43
22.2 Modification On a Firm Basis ................................................................... 43
Sale or Assignment of Transmission Service ....................................................... 44
23.1 Procedures for Assignment or Transfer of Service ................................... 44
23.2 Limitations on Assignment or Transfer of Service ................................... 44
23.3 Information on Assignment or Transfer of Service................................... 44
Metering and Power Factor Correction at Receipt and Delivery Points(s)........... 44
24.1 Transmission Customer Obligations ......................................................... 44
24.2 Transmission Provider Access to Metering Data...................................... 45
24.3 Power Factor ............................................................................................. 45
Compensation for Transmission Service............................................................... 45
Stranded Cost Recovery ....................................................................................... 45
Compensation for New Facilities and Redispatch Costs ...................................... 45
NETWORK INTEGRATION TRANSMISSION SERVICE ..................................... 46
Preamble............................................................................................................................ 46
28.
Nature of Network Integration Transmission Service........................................... 46
28.1 Scope of Service........................................................................................ 46
28.2 Transmission Provider Responsibilities .................................................... 46
28.3 Network Integration Transmission Service............................................... 46
28.4 Secondary Service ..................................................................................... 47
28.5 Real Power Losses .................................................................................... 47
28.6 Restrictions on Use of Service .................................................................. 47
29.
Initiating Service ................................................................................................... 47
29.1 Condition Precedent for Receiving Service .............................................. 47
29.2 Application Procedures ............................................................................. 47
29.3 Technical Arrangements to be Completed Prior to
Commencement of Service ....................................................................... 50
29.4 Network Customer Facilities..................................................................... 50
29.5 Filing of Service Agreement ..................................................................... 50
30.
Network Resources .............................................................................................. 51
30.1 Designation of Network Resources........................................................... 51
30.2 Designation of New Network Resources .................................................. 51
30.3 Termination of Network Resources .......................................................... 51
30.4 Operation of Network Resources .............................................................. 51
30.5 Network Customer Redispatch Obligation ............................................... 51
30.6 Transmission Arrangements for Network Resources Not Physically
Interconnected With The Transmission Provider...................................... 51
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
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Original Sheet No. 6
30.7 Limitation on Designation of Network Resources .................................... 52
30.8 Use of Interface Capacity by the Network Customer .............................. 52
30.9 Network Customer Owned Transmission Facilities ................................. 52
Designation of Network Load .............................................................................. 52
31.1 Network Load ........................................................................................... 52
31.2 New Network Loads Connected With the Transmission Provider ........... 52
31.3 Network Load Not Physically Interconnected
with the Transmission Provider................................................................. 53
31.4 New Interconnection Points ...................................................................... 53
31.5 Changes in Service Requests..................................................................... 53
31.6 Annual Load and Resource Information Updates ..................................... 53
Additional Study Procedures For Network Integration Transmission
Service Requests .................................................................................................. 53
32.1 Notice of Need for System Impact Study.................................................. 53
32.2 System Impact Study Agreement and Cost Reimbursement .................... 54
32.3 System Impact Study Procedures.............................................................. 54
32.4 Facilities Study Procedures ....................................................................... 55
Load Shedding and Curtailments .......................................................................... 56
33.1 Procedures ................................................................................................. 56
33.2 Transmission Constraints .......................................................................... 56
33.3 Cost Responsibility for Relieving Transmission Constraints ................... 56
33.4 Curtailments of Scheduled Deliveries....................................................... 56
33.5 Allocation of Curtailments ........................................................................ 56
33.6 Load Shedding........................................................................................... 57
33.7 System Reliability ..................................................................................... 57
Rates and Charges ................................................................................................. 57
34.1 Monthly Demand Charge .......................................................................... 57
34.2 Determination of Network Customer's Monthly Network Load............... 57
34.3 Determination of Transmission Provider's Monthly
Transmission System Load ....................................................................... 58
34.4 Redispatch Charge..................................................................................... 58
34.5 Stranded Cost Recovery ............................................................................ 58
Operating Arrangements ...................................................................................... 58
35.1 Operation under The Network Operating Agreement............................... 58
35.2 Network Operating Agreement ................................................................. 58
35.3 Network Operating Committee ................................................................. 59
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 7
IV.
STANDARD LARGE GENERATOR INTERCONNECTION PROCEDURES
(LGIP) (Applicable To Generating Facilities That Exceed 20 MW)...................................... 60
36.
Definitions............................................................................................................. 60
37.
Scope and Application .......................................................................................... 68
37.1 Application of Standard Large Generator Interconnection Procedures .... 68
37.2 Comparability............................................................................................ 68
37.3 Base Case Data.......................................................................................... 69
37.4 No Applicability to Transmission Service ................................................ 69
38.
Interconnection Requests ...................................................................................... 69
38.1 General ...................................................................................................... 69
38.2 Identification of Types of Interconnection Services ................................. 70
38.2.1 Energy Resource Interconnection Service .................................... 70
38.2.1.1 The Product ................................................................... 70
38.2.1.2 The Study ...................................................................... 70
38.2.2 Network Resource Interconnection Service .................................. 70
38.2.2.1 The Product ................................................................... 70
38.2.2.2 The Study ...................................................................... 71
38.3 Valid Interconnection Request .................................................................. 71
38.3.1 Initiating an Interconnection Request ........................................... 71
38.3.2 Acknowledgment of Interconnection Request .............................. 72
38.3.3 Deficiencies in Interconnection Request....................................... 72
38.3.4 Scoping Meeting ........................................................................... 72
38.4 OASIS Posting .......................................................................................... 73
38.5 Coordination with Affected Systems ........................................................ 73
38.6 Withdrawal ................................................................................................ 74
39.
Queue Position. ..................................................................................................... 74
39.1 General ...................................................................................................... 74
39.2 Clustering .................................................................................................. 75
39.3 Transferability of Queue Position ............................................................. 75
39.4 Modifications ............................................................................................ 76
40.
Procedures for Interconnection Requests Submitted Prior to Effective
Date of Standard Large Generator Interconnection Procedures............................ 77
40.1 Queue Position for Pending Requests ....................................................... 77
40.1.2 Transition Period ......................................................................... 78
40.2 New Transmission Provider ...................................................................... 78
41.
Interconnection Feasibility Study.......................................................................... 78
41.1 Interconnection Feasibility Study Agreement........................................... 78
41.2 Scope of Interconnection Feasibility Study .............................................. 79
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 8
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Interconnection Feasibility Study Procedures........................................... 80
41.3.1 Meeting with Transmission Provider .......................................... 80
41.4 Re-Study.................................................................................................... 80
Interconnection System Impact Study................................................................... 80
42.1 Interconnection System Impact Study Agreement.................................... 80
42.2 Execution of Interconnection System Impact Study Agreement .............. 81
42.3 Scope of Interconnection System Impact Study ....................................... 81
42.4 Interconnection System Impact Study Procedures.................................... 82
42.5 Meeting with Transmission Provider ........................................................ 83
42.6 Re-Study.................................................................................................... 83
Interconnection Facilities Study............................................................................ 83
43.1 Interconnection Facilities Study Agreement ............................................. 83
43.2 Scope of Interconnection Facilities Study................................................. 83
43.3 Interconnection Facilities Study Procedures ............................................. 84
43.4 Meeting with Transmission Provider ........................................................ 85
43.5 Re-Study.................................................................................................... 85
Engineering & Procurement (E&P) Agreement.................................................... 85
Optional Interconnection Study ............................................................................ 86
45.1 Optional Interconnection Study Agreement.............................................. 86
45.2 Scope of Optional Interconnection Study ................................................. 86
45.3 Optional Interconnection Study Procedures.............................................. 87
Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) ........................... 87
46.1 Tender........................................................................................................ 87
46.2 Negotiation ................................................................................................ 87
46.3 Execution and Filing ................................................................................. 88
46.4 Commencement of Interconnection Activities.......................................... 88
Construction of Transmission Provider's Interconnection
Facilities and Network Upgrades .......................................................................... 89
47.1 Schedule .................................................................................................... 89
47.2 Construction Sequencing........................................................................... 89
47.2.1 General .......................................................................................... 89
47.2.2 Advance Construction of Network Upgrades that are an
Obligation of an Entity other than Interconnection Customer ...... 89
47.2.3 Advancing Construction of Network Upgrades that are
Part of an Expansion Plan of the Transmission Provider.............. 90
47.2.4 Amended Interconnection System Impact Study .......................... 90
Miscellaneous........................................................................................................ 90
48.1 Confidentiality........................................................................................... 90
48.1.1 Scope ............................................................................................. 91
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
48.2
48.3
48.4
48.5
48.6
Original Sheet No. 9
48.1.2 Release of Confidential Information ............................................. 91
48.1.3 Rights ............................................................................................ 91
48.1.4 No Warranties ............................................................................... 91
48.1.5 Standard of Care............................................................................ 92
48.1.6 Order of Disclosure ....................................................................... 92
48.1.7 Remedies ....................................................................................... 92
48.1.8 Disclosure to FERC, its Staff, or a State ....................................... 93
Delegation of Responsibility..................................................................... 94
Obligation for Study Costs........................................................................ 94
Third Parties Conducting Studies.............................................................. 94
Disputes..................................................................................................... 95
48.5.1 Submission .................................................................................... 95
48.5.2 External Arbitration Procedures.................................................... 96
48.5.3 Arbitration Decisions .................................................................... 96
48.5.4 Costs .............................................................................................. 96
Local Furnishing Bonds ............................................................................ 97
48.6.1 Transmission Providers That Own Facilities Financed
by Local Furnishing Bonds ........................................................... 97
48.6.2 Alternative Procedures for Requesting Interconnection
Service........................................................................................... 97
APPENDIX 1 – Interconnection Request for a Large Generating Facility ...................... 98
APPENDIX 2 – Interconnection Feasibility Study Agreement ...................................... 104
APPENDIX 3 – Interconnection System Impact Study Agreement ............................... 108
APPENDIX 4 – Interconnection Facilities Study Agreement ........................................ 112
APPENDIX 5 – Optional Interconnection Study Agreement ......................................... 117
APPENDIX 6 – Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA)........... 119
APPENDIX 7 – Interconnection Procedures For A Wind Generating Plant .................. 201
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005) and
Docket No. RM05-4-000, issued June 16, 2005, Interconnection for Wind Energy, Order No.
661, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,186 (2005)..
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Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
V.
Original Sheet No. 10
SMALL GENERATOR INTERCONNECTION PROCEDURES (SGIP)
(For Generating Facilities No Larger Than 20 MW)
49.
Application .......................................................................................................... 202
49.1 Applicability............................................................................................ 202
49.2 Pre-Application ....................................................................................... 203
49.3 Interconnection Request .......................................................................... 203
49.4 Modification of the Interconnection Request.......................................... 203
49.5 Site Control ............................................................................................. 204
49.6 Queue Position ........................................................................................ 204
49.7 Interconnection Requests Submitted Prior to the Effective
Date of the SGIP ..................................................................................... 204
50.
Fast Track Process............................................................................................... 204
50.1 Applicability............................................................................................ 204
50.2 Initial Review .......................................................................................... 204
50.2.1 Screens ........................................................................................ 205
50.3 Customer Options Meeting ..................................................................... 207
50.4 Supplemental Review.............................................................................. 207
51.
Study Process ...................................................................................................... 208
51.1 Applicability............................................................................................ 208
51.2 Scoping Meeting ..................................................................................... 209
51.3 Feasibility Study...................................................................................... 209
51.4 System Impact Study............................................................................... 210
51.5 Facilities Study........................................................................................ 211
52.
Provisions that Apply to All Interconnection Requests ...................................... 212
52.1 Reasonable Efforts .................................................................................. 212
52.2 Disputes................................................................................................... 212
52.3 Interconnection Metering ........................................................................ 213
52.4 Commissioning........................................................................................ 213
52.5 Confidentiality......................................................................................... 213
52.6 Comparability.......................................................................................... 214
52.7 Record Retention..................................................................................... 214
52.8 Interconnection Agreement ..................................................................... 214
52.9 Coordination with Affected Systems ...................................................... 215
52.10 Capacity of the Small Generating Facility .............................................. 215
Attachment 1 – Glossary of Terms ................................................................................. 216
Attachment 2 – Small Generator Interconnection Request ............................................. 218
Attachment 3 – Certification Codes and Standards ........................................................ 225
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 11
Attachment 4 – Certification of Small Generator Equipment Packages ......................... 226
Attachment 5 – Application, Procedures, and Terms and Conditions for
Interconnecting a Certified Inverter-Based Small Generating
Facility No Larger than 10 kW ("10 kW Inverter Process") ................. 227
Attachment 6 – Feasibility Study Agreement ................................................................. 237
Attachment 7 – System Impact Study Agreement .......................................................... 241
Attachment 8 – Facilities Study Agreement ................................................................... 245
Attachment 9 – Small Generator Interconnection Agreement ........................................ 250
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 12
SCHEDULE 1 - Scheduling, System Control and Dispatch Service.......................................... 283
SCHEDULE 2 - Reactive Supply and Voltage Control from Generation Sources Service........ 284
SCHEDULE 3 - Regulation and Frequency Response Service .................................................. 285
SCHEDULE 4 - Energy Imbalance Service ............................................................................... 286
SCHEDULE 5 - Operating Reserve – Spinning Reserve Service .............................................. 287
SCHEDULE 6 - Operating Reserve – Supplemental Reserve Service ....................................... 288
SCHEDULE 7 - Long-Term Firm and Short-Term Firm Point-To-Point
Transmission Service ...................................................................................... 289
SCHEDULE 8 - Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service ............................................. 290
ATTACHMENT A
Form Of Service Agreement For Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service ............... 291
ATTACHMENT B
Form Of Service Agreement For Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service ....... 295
ATTACHMENT C
Methodology To Assess Available Transmission Capability ......................................... 297
ATTACHMENT D
Methodology for Completing a System Impact Study.................................................... 300
ATTACHMENT E
Index Of Point-To-Point Transmission Service Customers ............................................ 301
ATTACHMENT F
Form of Service Agreement For Network Integration Transmission Service ................ 302
ATTACHMENT G
Network Operating Agreement ....................................................................................... 306
ATTACHMENT H
Annual Transmission Revenue Requirement For Network Integration
Transmission Service ...................................................................................................... 307
ATTACHMENT I
Index Of Network Integration Transmission Service Customers .................................. 308
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
I.
COMMON SERVICE PROVISIONS.
1.
Definitions.
Original Sheet No. 13
1.1 Ancillary Services: Those services that are necessary to support the transmission
of capacity and energy from resources to loads while maintaining reliable operation of the
Transmission Provider's Transmission System in accordance with Good Utility Practice.
1.2 Annual Transmission Costs: The total annual cost of the Transmission System
for purposes of Network Integration Transmission Service shall be the amount specified
in Attachment H until amended by the Transmission Provider or modified by the
Commission.
1.3 Application: A request by an Eligible Customer for transmission service pursuant
to the provisions of the Tariff.
1.4
Commission: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
1.5 Completed Application: An Application that satisfies all of the information and
other requirements of the Tariff, including any required deposit.
1.6 Control Area: An electric power system or combination of electric power systems
to which a common automatic generation control scheme is applied in order to:
(1)
match, at all times, the power output of the generators within the electric
power system(s) and capacity and energy purchased from entities
outside the electric power system(s), with the load within the electric power
system(s);
(2)
maintain scheduled interchange with other Control Areas, within the limits
of Good Utility Practice;
(3)
maintain the frequency of the electric power system(s) within reasonable
limits in accordance with Good Utility Practice; and
(4)
provide sufficient generating capacity to maintain operating reserves in
accordance with Good Utility Practice.
1.7 Curtailment: A reduction in firm or non-firm transmission service in response to
a transmission capacity shortage as a result of system reliability conditions.
1.8 Delivering Party: The entity supplying capacity and energy to be transmitted at
Point(s) of Receipt.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 14
1.9 Designated Agent: Any entity that performs actions or functions on behalf of the
Transmission Provider, an Eligible Customer, or the Transmission Customer required
under the Tariff.
1.10 Direct Assignment Facilities: Facilities or portions of facilities that are
constructed by the Transmission Provider for the sole use/benefit of a particular
Transmission Customer requesting service under the Tariff. Direct Assignment Facilities
shall be specified in the Service Agreement that governs service to the Transmission
Customer and shall be subject to Commission approval.
1.11 Eligible Customer: (i) Any electric utility (including the Transmission Provider
and any power marketer), Federal power marketing agency, or any person generating
electric energy for sale for resale is an Eligible Customer under the Tariff. Electric
energy sold or produced by such entity may be electric energy produced in the United
States, Canada or Mexico. However, with respect to transmission service that the
Commission is prohibited from ordering by Section 212(h) of the Federal Power Act,
such entity is eligible only if the service is provided pursuant to a state requirement that
the Transmission Provider offer the unbundled transmission service, or pursuant to a
voluntary offer of such service by the Transmission Provider. (ii) Any retail customer
taking unbundled Transmission Service pursuant to a state requirement that the
Transmission Provider offer the transmission service, or pursuant to a voluntary offer of
such service by the Transmission Provider, is an Eligible Customer under the Tariff.
1.12 Facilities Study: An engineering study conducted by the Transmission Provider to
determine the required modifications to the Transmission Provider's Transmission
System, including the cost and scheduled completion date for such modifications, that
will be required to provide the requested transmission service.
1.13 Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service: Transmission Service under this
Tariff that is reserved and/or scheduled between specified Points of Receipt and Delivery
pursuant to Part II of this Tariff.
1.14 Good Utility Practice: Any of the practices, methods and acts engaged in or
approved by a significant portion of the electric utility industry during the relevant time
period, or any of the practices, methods and acts which, in the exercise of reasonable
judgment in light of the facts known at the time the decision was made, could have been
expected to accomplish the desired result at a reasonable cost consistent with good
business practices, reliability, safety and expedition. Good Utility Practice is not intended
to be limited to the optimum practice, method, or act to the exclusion of all others, but
rather to be acceptable practices, methods, or acts generally accepted in the region.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 15
1.5 Interruption: A reduction in non-firm transmission service due to economic
reasons pursuant to Section 14.7.
1.6 Load Ratio Share: Ratio of a Transmission Customer's Network Load to the
Transmission Provider's total load computed in accordance with Sections 34.2 and 34.3 of
the Network Integration Transmission Service under Part III the Tariff and calculated on
a rolling twelve (12) month basis.
1.7 Load Shedding: The systematic reduction of system demand by temporarily
decreasing load in response to transmission system or area capacity shortages, system
instability, or voltage control considerations under Part III of the Tariff.
1.8 Long-Term Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service: Firm Point-To-Point
Transmission Service under Part II of the Tariff with a term of one year or more.
1.9 Native Load Customers: The wholesale and retail power customers of the
Transmission Provider on whose behalf the Transmission Provider, by statute, franchise,
regulatory requirement, or contract, has undertaken an obligation to construct and operate
the Transmission Provider's system to meet the reliable electric needs of such customers.
1.20 Network Customer: An entity receiving transmission service pursuant to the
terms of the Transmission Provider's Network Integration Transmission Service under
Part III of the Tariff.
1.21 Network Integration Transmission Service: The transmission service provided
under Part III of the Tariff.
1.22 Network Load: The load that a Network Customer designates for Network
Integration Transmission Service under Part III of the Tariff. The Network Customer's
Network Load shall include all load served by the output of any Network Resources
designated by the Network Customer. A Network Customer may elect to designate less
than its total load as Network Load but may not designate only part of the load at a
discrete Point of Delivery. Where an Eligible Customer has elected not to designate a
particular load at discrete points of delivery as Network Load, the Eligible Customer is
responsible for making separate arrangements under Part II of the Tariff for any Point-ToPoint Transmission Service that may be necessary for such non-designated load.
1.23 Network Operating Agreement: An executed agreement that contains the terms
and conditions under which the Network Customer shall operate its facilities and the
technical and operational matters associated with the implementation of Network
Integration Transmission Service under Part III of the Tariff.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 16
1.24 Network Operating Committee: A group made up of representatives from the
Network Customer(s) and the Transmission Provider established to coordinate operating
criteria and other technical considerations required for implementation of Network
Integration Transmission Service under Part III of this Tariff.
1.25 Network Resource: Any designated generating resource owned, purchased or
leased by a Network Customer under the Network Integration Transmission Service
Tariff. Network Resources do not include any resource, or any portion thereof, that is
committed for sale to third parties or otherwise cannot be called upon to meet the
Network Customer's Network Load on a non-interruptible basis.
1.26 Network Upgrades: Modifications or additions to transmission-related facilities
that are integrated with and support the Transmission Provider's overall Transmission
System for the general benefit of all users of such Transmission System.
1.27 Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service: Point-To-Point Transmission
Service under the Tariff that is reserved and scheduled on an as-available basis and is
subject to Curtailment or Interruption as set forth in Section 14.7 under Part II of this
Tariff. Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service is available on a stand-alone basis
for periods ranging from one (1) hour to one (1) month.
1.28 Open Access Same-Time Information System (OASIS): The information
system and standards of conduct contained in Part 37 of the Commission's regulations and
all additional requirements implemented by subsequent Commission orders dealing with
OASIS.
1.29 Part I: Tariff Definitions and Common Service Provisions contained in Sections 2
through 12.
1.30 Part II: Tariff Sections 13 through 27 pertaining to Point-To-Point Transmission
Service in conjunction with the applicable Common Service Provisions of Part I and
appropriate Schedules and Attachments.
1.31 Part III: Tariff Sections 28 through 35 pertaining to Network Integration
Transmission Service in conjunction with the applicable Common Service Provisions of
Part I and appropriate Schedules and Attachments.
1.31A Part IV: Tariff Sections 36 through 48 pertaining to Standard Large Generator
Interconnection Procedures (LGIP) in conjunction with the appropriate Appendices and
Attachments.
1.31B Part V: Tariff Sections 49 through 52 pertaining to Small Generator
Interconnection Procedures (SGIP) in conjunction with the appropriate Appendices and
Attachments.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Filed to comply with orders of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1-006,
issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures, Order
No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005), and Docket No. RM02-12-000,
issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures,
Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 17
1.32 Parties: The Transmission Provider and the Transmission Customer receiving
service under the Tariff.
1.33 Point(s) of Delivery: Point(s) on the Transmission Provider's Transmission
System where capacity and energy transmitted by the Transmission Provider will be
made available to the Receiving Party under Part II of the Tariff. The Point(s) of
Delivery shall be specified in the Service Agreement for Long-Term Firm Point-To-Point
Transmission Service.
1.34 Point(s) of Receipt: Point(s) of interconnection on the Transmission Provider's
Transmission System where capacity and energy will be made available to the
Transmission Provider by the Delivering Party under Part II of the Tariff. The Point(s) of
Receipt shall be specified in the Service Agreement for Long-Term Firm Point-To-Point
Transmission Service.
1.35 Point-To-Point Transmission Service: The reservation and transmission of
capacity and energy on either a firm or non-firm basis from the Point(s) of Receipt to the
Point(s) of Delivery under Part II of the Tariff.
1.36 Power Purchaser: The entity that is purchasing the capacity and energy to be
transmitted under the Tariff.
1.37 Receiving Party: The entity receiving the capacity and energy transmitted by the
Transmission Provider to Point(s) of Delivery.
1.38 Regional Transmission Group (RTG): A voluntary organization of transmission
owners, transmission users and other entities approved by the Commission to efficiently
coordinate transmission planning (and expansion), operation and use on a regional (and
interregional) basis.
1.39 Reserved Capacity: The maximum amount of capacity and energy that the
Transmission Provider agrees to transmit for the Transmission Customer over the
Transmission Provider's Transmission System between the Point(s) of Receipt and the
Point(s) of Delivery under Part II of the Tariff. Reserved Capacity shall be expressed in
terms of whole megawatts on a sixty (60) minute interval (commencing on the clock
hour) basis.
1.40 Service Agreement: The initial agreement and any amendments or supplements
thereto entered into by the Transmission Customer and the Transmission Provider for
service under the Tariff.
1.41 Service Commencement Date: The date the Transmission Provider begins to
provide service pursuant to the terms of an executed Service Agreement, or the date the
Transmission Provider begins to provide service in accordance with Section 15.3 or
Section 29.1 under the Tariff.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 18
1.42 Short-Term Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service: Firm Point-To-Point
Transmission Service under Part II of the Tariff with a term of less than one year.
1.43 System Impact Study: An assessment by the Transmission Provider of (i) the
adequacy of the Transmission System to accommodate a request for either Firm PointTo-Point Transmission Service or Network Integration Transmission Service and (ii)
whether any additional costs may be incurred in order to provide transmission service.
1.44 Third-Party Sale: Any sale for resale in interstate commerce to a Power
Purchaser that is not designated as part of Network Load under the Network Integration
Transmission Service.
1.45 Transmission Customer: Any Eligible Customer (or its Designated Agent) that
(i) executes a Service Agreement, or (ii) requests in writing that the Transmission
Provider file with the Commission, a proposed unexecuted Service Agreement to receive
transmission service under Part II of the Tariff. This term is used in the Part I Common
Service Provisions to include customers receiving transmission service under Part II and
Part III of this Tariff.
1.46 Transmission Provider:
("Yadkin").
Alcoa Power Generating Inc. – Yadkin Division
1.47 Transmission Provider's Monthly Transmission System Peak: The maximum
firm usage of the Transmission Provider's Transmission System in a calendar month.
1.48 Transmission Service: Point-To-Point Transmission Service provided under Part
II of the Tariff on a firm and non-firm basis.
1.49 Transmission System: The facilities owned, controlled or operated by the
Transmission Provider that are used to provide transmission service under Part II and Part
III of the Tariff.
2.
Initial Allocation and Renewal Procedures.
2.1
Initial Allocation of Available Transmission Capability: For purposes of
determining whether existing capability on the Transmission Provider's Transmission
System is adequate to accommodate a request for firm service under this Tariff, all
Completed Applications for new firm transmission service received during the initial sixty
(60) day period commencing with the effective date of the Tariff will be deemed to have
been filed simultaneously. A lottery system conducted by an independent party shall be
used to assign priorities for Completed Applications filed simultaneously. All Completed
Applications for firm transmission service received after the initial sixty (60) day period
shall be assigned a priority pursuant to Section 13.2.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 19
2.2 Reservation Priority For Existing Firm Service Customers: Existing firm
service customers (wholesale requirements and transmission-only, with a contract term of
one-year or more), have the right to continue to take transmission service from the
Transmission Provider when the contract expires, rolls over or is renewed. This
transmission reservation priority is independent of whether the existing customer
continues to purchase capacity and energy from the Transmission Provider or elects to
purchase capacity and energy from another supplier. If at the end of the contract term, the
Transmission Provider's Transmission System cannot accommodate all of the requests for
transmission service the existing firm service customer must agree to accept a contract
term at least equal to a competing request by any new Eligible Customer and to pay the
current just and reasonable rate, as approved by the Commission, for such service. This
transmission reservation priority for existing firm service customers is an ongoing right
that may be exercised at the end of all firm contract terms of one (1) year or longer.
3.
Ancillary Services.
Ancillary Services are needed with transmission service to maintain reliability within and
among the Control Areas affected by the transmission service. The Transmission Provider is
required to provide (or offer to arrange with the local Control Area operator as discussed below),
and the Transmission Customer is required to purchase, the following Ancillary Services (i)
Scheduling, System Control and Dispatch, and (ii) Reactive Supply and Voltage Control from
Generation Sources.
The Transmission Provider is required to offer to provide (or offer to arrange with the local
Control Area operator as discussed below) the following Ancillary Services only to the
Transmission Customer serving load within the Transmission Provider's Control Area (i)
Regulation and Frequency Response, (ii) Energy Imbalance, (iii) Operating Reserve – Spinning,
and (iv) Operating Reserve – Supplemental. The Transmission Customer serving load within the
Transmission Provider's Control Area is required to acquire these Ancillary Services, whether
from the Transmission Provider, from a third party, or by self-supply. The Transmission
Customer may not decline the Transmission Provider's offer of Ancillary Services unless it
demonstrates that it has acquired the Ancillary Services from another source. The Transmission
Customer must list in its Application which Ancillary Services it will purchase from the
Transmission Provider.
If the Transmission Provider is a public utility providing transmission service but is not a
Control Area operator, it may be unable to provide some or all of the Ancillary Services. In this
case, the Transmission Provider can fulfill its obligation to provide Ancillary Services by acting as
the Transmission Customer's agent to secure these Ancillary Services from the Control Area
operator. The Transmission Customer may elect to (i) have the Transmission Provider act as its
agent, (ii) secure the Ancillary Services directly from the Control Area operator, or (iii) secure the
Ancillary Services (discussed in Schedules 3, 4, 5 and 6) from a third party or by self-supply when
technically feasible.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 20
The Transmission Provider shall specify the rate treatment and all related terms and
conditions in the event of an unauthorized use of Ancillary Services by the Transmission
Customer. The specific Ancillary Services, prices and/or compensation methods are described on
the Schedules that are attached to and made a part of the Tariff. Three principal requirements
apply to discounts for Ancillary Services provided by the Transmission Provider in conjunction
with its provision of transmission service as follows: (1) any offer of a discount made by the
Transmission Provider must be announced to all Eligible Customers solely by posting on the
OASIS, (2) any customer-initiated requests for discounts (including requests for use by one's
wholesale merchant or an affiliate's use) must occur solely by posting on the OASIS, and (3) once
a discount is negotiated, details must be immediately posted on the OASIS. A discount agreed
upon for an Ancillary Service must be offered for the same period to all Eligible Customers on the
Transmission Provider's system. Sections 3.1 through 3.6 below list the six Ancillary Services.
3.1 Scheduling, System Control and Dispatch Service:
methodology are described in Schedule 1.
The rates and/or
3.2 Reactive Supply and Voltage Control from Generation Sources Service: The
rates and/or methodology are described in Schedule 2.
3.3 Regulation and Frequency Response Service: Where applicable the rates and/or
methodology are described in Schedule 3.
3.4 Energy Imbalance Service: Where applicable the rates and/or methodology are
described in Schedule 4.
3.5 Operating Reserve – Spinning Reserve Service: Where applicable the rates
and/or methodology are described in Schedule 5.
3.6 Operating Reserve – Supplemental Reserve Service:
rates and/or methodology are described in Schedule 6.
4.
Where applicable the
Open Access Same-Time Information System (OASIS).
Terms and conditions regarding Open Access Same-Time Information System and
standards of conduct are set forth in 18 C.F.R. 37 of the Commission's regulations (Open Access
Same-Time Information System and Standards of Conduct for Public Utilities). In the event
available transmission capability as posted on the OASIS is insufficient to accommodate a request
for firm transmission service, additional studies may be required as provided by this Tariff
pursuant to Sections 19 and 32.
5.
Local Furnishing Bonds.
5.1 Transmission Providers That Own Facilities Financed by Local Furnishing
Bonds: This provision is applicable only to Transmission Providers that have financed
facilities for the local furnishing of electric energy with tax-exempt bonds, as described in
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 21
Section 142(f) of the Internal Revenue Code ("local furnishing bonds"). Notwithstanding
any other provision of this Tariff, the Transmission Provider shall not be required to
provide transmission service to any Eligible Customer pursuant to this Tariff if the
provision of such transmission service would jeopardize the tax-exempt status of any local
furnishing bond(s) used to finance the Transmission Provider's facilities that would be used
in providing such Transmission Service.
5.2
6.
Alternative Procedures for Requesting Transmission Service:
(i)
If the Transmission Provider determines that the provision of transmission
service requested by an Eligible Customer would jeopardize the tax-exempt
status of any local furnishing bond(s) used to finance its facilities that
would be used in providing such transmission service, it shall advise the
Eligible Customer within thirty (30) days of receipt of the Completed
Application.
(ii)
If the Eligible Customer thereafter renews its request for the same
transmission service referred to in (i) by tendering an application under
Section 211 of the Federal Power Act, the Transmission Provider, within
ten (10) days of receiving a copy of the Section 211 application, will waive
its rights to a request for service under Section 213(a) of the Federal Power
Act and to the issuance of a proposed order under Section 212(c) of the
Federal Power Act. The Commission, upon receipt of the Transmission
Provider's waiver of its rights to a request for service under Section 213(a)
of the Federal Power Act and to the issuance of a proposed order under
Section 212(c) of the Federal Power Act, shall issue an order under Section
211 of the Federal Power Act. Upon issuance of the order under Section
211 of the Federal Power Act, the Transmission Provider shall be required
to provide the requested transmission service in accordance with the terms
and conditions of this Tariff.
Reciprocity.
A Transmission Customer receiving transmission service under this Tariff agrees to
provide comparable transmission service that it is capable of providing to the Transmission
Provider on similar terms and conditions over facilities used for the transmission of electric energy
owned, controlled or operated by the Transmission Customer and over facilities used for the
transmission of electric energy owned, controlled or operated by the Transmission Customer's
corporate affiliates. A Transmission Customer that is a member of a power pool or Regional
Transmission Group also agrees to provide comparable transmission service to the members of
such power pool and Regional Transmission Group on similar terms and conditions over facilities
used for the transmission of electric energy owned, controlled or operated by the Transmission
Customer and over facilities used for the transmission of electric energy owned, controlled or
operated by the Transmission Customer's corporate affiliates.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 22
This reciprocity requirement applies not only to the Transmission Customer that obtains
transmission service under the Tariff, but also to all parties to a transaction that involves the use of
transmission service under the Tariff, including the power seller, buyer and any intermediary, such
as a power marketer. This reciprocity requirement also applies to any Eligible Customer that
owns, controls or operates transmission facilities that uses an intermediary, such as a power
marketer, to request transmission service under the Tariff. If the Transmission Customer does not
own, control or operate transmission facilities, it must include in its Application a sworn statement
of one of its duly authorized officers or other representatives that the purpose of its Application is
not to assist an Eligible Customer to avoid the requirements of this provision.
7.
Billing and Payment.
7.1 Billing Procedure: Within a reasonable time after the first day of each month, the
Transmission Provider shall submit an invoice to the Transmission Customer for the
charges for all services furnished under the Tariff during the preceding month. The
invoice shall be paid by the Transmission Customer within twenty (20) days of receipt.
All payments shall be made in immediately available funds payable to the Transmission
Provider, or by wire transfer to a bank named by the Transmission Provider.
7.2 Interest on Unpaid Balances: Interest on any unpaid amounts (including amounts
placed in escrow) shall be calculated in accordance with the methodology specified for
interest on refunds in the Commission's regulations at 18 C.F.R. § 35.19a(a)(2)(iii).
Interest on delinquent amounts shall be calculated from the due date of the bill to the date
of payment. When payments are made by mail, bills shall be considered as having been
paid on the date of receipt by the Transmission Provider.
7.3 Customer Default: In the event the Transmission Customer fails, for any reason
other than a billing dispute as described below, to make payment to the Transmission
Provider on or before the due date as described above, and such failure of payment is not
corrected within thirty (30) Calendar Days after the Transmission Provider notifies the
Transmission Customer to cure such failure, a default by the Transmission Customer shall
be deemed to exist. Upon the occurrence of a default, the Transmission Provider may
initiate a proceeding with the Commission to terminate service but shall not terminate
service until the Commission so approves any such request. In the event of a billing
dispute between the Transmission Provider and the Transmission Customer, the
Transmission Provider will continue to provide service under the Service Agreement as
long as the Transmission Customer (i) continues to make all payments not in dispute, and
(ii) pays into an independent escrow account the portion of the invoice in dispute,
pending resolution of such dispute. If the Transmission Customer fails to meet these two
requirements for continuation of service, then the Transmission Provider may provide
notice to the Transmission Customer of its intention to suspend service in sixty (60) days,
in accordance with Commission policy.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
8.
Original Sheet No. 23
Accounting for the Transmission Provider's Use of the Tariff.
The Transmission Provider shall record the following amounts, as outlined below.
8.1 Transmission Revenues: Include in a separate operating revenue account or
subaccount the revenues it receives from Transmission Service when making Third-Party
Sales under Part II of the Tariff.
8.2 Study Costs and Revenues: Include in a separate transmission operating expense
account or subaccount, costs properly chargeable to expense that are incurred to perform
any System Impact Studies or Facilities Studies which the Transmission Provider
conducts to determine if it must construct new transmission facilities or upgrades
necessary for its own uses, including making Third-Party Sales under the Tariff; and
include in a separate operating revenue account or subaccount the revenues received for
System Impact Studies or Facilities Studies performed when such amounts are separately
stated and identified in the Transmission Customer's billing under the Tariff.
9.
Regulatory Filings.
Nothing contained in the Tariff or any Service Agreement shall be construed as affecting in
any way the right of the Transmission Provider to unilaterally make application to the
Commission for a change in rates, terms and conditions, charges, classification of service, Service
Agreement, rule or regulation under Section 205 of the Federal Power Act and pursuant to the
Commission's rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
Nothing contained in the Tariff or any Service Agreement shall be construed as affecting in
any way the ability of any Party receiving service under the Tariff to exercise its rights under the
Federal Power Act and pursuant to the Commission's rules and regulations promulgated
thereunder.
10.
Force Majeure and Indemnification.
10.1 Force Majeure: An event of Force Majeure means any act of God, labor
disturbance, act of the public enemy, war, insurrection, riot, fire, storm or flood,
explosion, breakage or accident to machinery or equipment, any Curtailment, order,
regulation or restriction imposed by governmental military or lawfully established
civilian authorities, or any other cause beyond a Party's control. A Force Majeure event
does not include an act of negligence or intentional wrongdoing. Neither the
Transmission Provider nor the Transmission Customer will be considered in default as to
any obligation under this Tariff if prevented from fulfilling the obligation due to an event
of Force Majeure. However, a Party whose performance under this Tariff is hindered by
an event of Force Majeure shall make all reasonable efforts to perform its obligations
under this Tariff.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 24
10.2 Indemnification: The Transmission Customer shall at all times indemnify,
defend, and save the Transmission Provider harmless from, any and all damages, losses,
claims, including claims and actions relating to injury to or death of any person or
damage to property, demands, suits, recoveries, costs and expenses, court costs, attorney
fees, and all other obligations by or to third parties, arising out of or resulting from the
Transmission Provider's performance of its obligations under this Tariff on behalf of the
Transmission Customer, except in cases of negligence or intentional wrongdoing by the
Transmission Provider.
11.
Creditworthiness.
For the purpose of determining the ability of the Transmission Customer to meet its
obligations related to service hereunder, the Transmission Provider may require reasonable credit
review procedures. This review shall be made in accordance with standard commercial practices.
In addition, the Transmission Provider may require the Transmission Customer to provide and
maintain in effect during the term of the Service Agreement, an unconditional and irrevocable
letter of credit as security to meet its responsibilities and obligations under the Tariff, or an
alternative form of security proposed by the Transmission Customer and acceptable to the
Transmission Provider and consistent with commercial practices established by the Uniform
Commercial Code that protects the Transmission Provider against the risk of non-payment.
12.
Dispute Resolution Procedures.
12.1 Internal Dispute Resolution Procedures: Any dispute between a Transmission
Customer and the Transmission Provider involving transmission service under the Tariff
(excluding applications for rate changes or other changes to the Tariff, or to any Service
Agreement entered into under the Tariff, which shall be presented directly to the
Commission for resolution) shall be referred to a designated senior representative of the
Transmission Provider and a senior representative of the Transmission Customer for
resolution on an informal basis as promptly as practicable. In the event the designated
representatives are unable to resolve the dispute within thirty (30) days [or such other
period as the Parties may agree upon] by mutual agreement, such dispute may be
submitted to arbitration and resolved in accordance with the arbitration procedures set
forth below.
12.2 External Arbitration Procedures: Any arbitration initiated under the Tariff shall
be conducted before a single neutral arbitrator appointed by the Parties. If the Parties fail
to agree upon a single arbitrator within ten (10) days of the referral of the dispute to
arbitration, each Party shall choose one arbitrator who shall sit on a three-member
arbitration panel. The two arbitrators so chosen shall within twenty (20) days select a
third arbitrator to chair the arbitration panel. In either case, the arbitrators shall be
knowledgeable in electric utility matters, including electric transmission and bulk power
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 25
issues, and shall not have any current or past substantial business or financial relationships
with any party to the arbitration (except prior arbitration). The arbitrator(s) shall provide
each of the Parties an opportunity to be heard and, except as otherwise provided herein,
shall generally conduct the arbitration in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration
Rules of the American Arbitration Association and any applicable Commission regulations
or Regional Transmission Group rules.
12.3 Arbitration Decisions: Unless otherwise agreed, the arbitrator(s) shall render a
decision within ninety (90) days of appointment and shall notify the Parties in writing of
such decision and the reasons therefor. The arbitrator(s) shall be authorized only to
interpret and apply the provisions of the Tariff and any Service Agreement entered into
under the Tariff and shall have no power to modify or change any of the above in any
manner. The decision of the arbitrator(s) shall be final and binding upon the Parties, and
judgment on the award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. The decision of
the arbitrator(s) may be appealed solely on the grounds that the conduct of the arbitrator(s),
or the decision itself, violated the standards set forth in the Federal Arbitration Act and/or
the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act. The final decision of the arbitrator must also
be filed with the Commission if it affects jurisdictional rates, terms and conditions of
service or facilities.
12.4 Costs: Each Party shall be responsible for its own costs incurred during the
arbitration process and for the following costs, if applicable:
(A)
the cost of the arbitrator chosen by the Party to sit on the three member
panel and one half of the cost of the third arbitrator chosen; or
(B)
one half the cost of the single arbitrator jointly chosen by the Parties.
12.5 Rights Under The Federal Power Act: Nothing in this section shall restrict the
rights of any party to file a Complaint with the Commission under relevant provisions of
the Federal Power Act.
II.
POINT-TO-POINT TRANSMISSION SERVICE.
Preamble
The Transmission Provider will provide Firm and Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission
Service pursuant to the applicable terms and conditions of this Tariff. Point-To-Point
Transmission Service is for the receipt of capacity and energy at designated Point(s) of Receipt
and the transmission of such capacity and energy to designated Point(s) of Delivery.
13.
Nature of Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service.
13.1 Term: The minimum term of Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service shall be
one (1) day and the maximum term shall be specified in the Service Agreement.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 26
13.2 Reservation Priority: Long-Term Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service
shall be available on a first-come, first-served basis i.e., in the chronological sequence in
which each Transmission Customer has reserved service. Reservations for Short-Term
Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service will be conditional based upon the length of the
requested transaction. If the Transmission System becomes oversubscribed, requests for
longer term service may preempt requests for shorter term service up to the following
deadlines: one (1) day before the commencement of daily service, one week before the
commencement of weekly service, and one month before the commencement of monthly
service. Before the conditional reservation deadline, if available transmission capability is
insufficient to satisfy all Applications, an Eligible Customer with a reservation for shorter
term service has the right of first refusal to match any longer term reservation before losing
its reservation priority. A longer term competing request for Short-Term Firm Point-ToPoint Transmission Service will be granted if the Eligible Customer with the right of first
refusal does not agree to match the competing request within 24 hours (or earlier if
necessary to comply with the scheduling deadlines provided in Section 13.8) from being
notified by the Transmission Provider of a longer-term competing request for Short-Term
Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service. After the conditional reservation deadline,
service will commence pursuant to the terms of Part II of the Tariff. Firm Point-To-Point
Transmission Service will always have a reservation priority over Non-Firm Point-ToPoint Transmission Service under the Tariff. All Long-Term Firm Point-To-Point
Transmission Service will have equal reservation priority with Native Load Customers and
Network Customers. Reservation priorities for existing firm service customers are
provided in Section 2.2.
13.3 Use of Firm Transmission Service by the Transmission Provider: The
Transmission Provider will be subject to the rates, terms and conditions of Part II of the
Tariff when making Third-Party Sales under (i) agreements executed on or after July 9,
1996 or (ii) agreements executed prior to the aforementioned date that the Commission
requires to be unbundled, by the date specified by the Commission. The Transmission
Provider will maintain separate accounting, pursuant to Section 8, for any use of the PointTo-Point Transmission Service to make Third-Party Sales.
13.4 Service Agreements: The Transmission Provider shall offer a standard form Firm
Point-To-Point Transmission Service Agreement (Attachment A) to an Eligible Customer
when it submits a Completed Application for Long-Term Firm Point-To-Point
Transmission Service. The Transmission Provider shall offer a standard form Firm PointTo-Point Transmission Service Agreement (Attachment A) to an Eligible Customer when
it first submits a Completed Application for Short-Term Firm Point-To-Point Transmission
Service pursuant to the Tariff. Executed Service Agreements that contain the information
required under the Tariff shall be filed with the Commission in compliance with applicable
Commission regulations.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 27
13.5 Transmission Customer Obligations for Facility Additions or Redispatch
Costs: In cases where the Transmission Provider determines that the Transmission System
is not capable of providing Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service without (1)
degrading or impairing the reliability of service to Native Load Customers, Network
Customers and other Transmission Customers taking Firm Point-To-Point Transmission
Service, or (2) interfering with the Transmission Provider's ability to meet prior firm
contractual commitments to others, the Transmission Provider will be obligated to expand
or upgrade its Transmission System pursuant to the terms of Section 15.4. The
Transmission Customer must agree to compensate the Transmission Provider for any
necessary transmission facility additions pursuant to the terms of Section 27. To the extent
the Transmission Provider can relieve any system constraint more economically by
redispatching the Transmission Provider's resources than through constructing Network
Upgrades, it shall do so, provided that the Eligible Customer agrees to compensate the
Transmission Provider pursuant to the terms of Section 27. Any redispatch, Network
Upgrade or Direct Assignment Facilities costs to be charged to the Transmission Customer
on an incremental basis under the Tariff will be specified in the Service Agreement prior to
initiating service.
13.6 Curtailment of Firm Transmission Service: In the event that a Curtailment on
the Transmission Provider's Transmission System, or a portion thereof, is required to
maintain reliable operation of such system, Curtailments will be made on a nondiscriminatory basis to the transaction(s) that effectively relieve the constraint. If multiple
transactions require Curtailment, to the extent practicable and consistent with Good Utility
Practice, the Transmission Provider will curtail service to Network Customers and
Transmission Customers taking Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service on a basis
comparable to the curtailment of service to the Transmission Provider's Native Load
Customers. All Curtailments will be made on a non-discriminatory basis, however, NonFirm Point-To-Point Transmission Service shall be subordinate to Firm Transmission
Service. When the Transmission Provider determines that an electrical emergency exists
on its Transmission System and implements emergency procedures to Curtail Firm
Transmission Service, the Transmission Customer shall make the required reductions upon
request of the Transmission Provider. However, the Transmission Provider reserves the
right to Curtail, in whole or in part, any Firm Transmission Service provided under the
Tariff when, in the Transmission Provider's sole discretion, an emergency or other
unforeseen condition impairs or degrades the reliability of its Transmission System. The
Transmission Provider will notify all affected Transmission Customers in a timely manner
of any scheduled Curtailments.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
13.7
Original Sheet No. 28
Classification of Firm Transmission Service:
(a)
The Transmission Customer taking Firm Point-To-Point Transmission
Service may (1) change its Receipt and Delivery Points to obtain service on
a non-firm basis consistent with the terms of Section 22.1 or (2) request a
modification of the Points of Receipt or Delivery on a firm basis pursuant to
the terms of Section 22.2.
(b)
The Transmission Customer may purchase transmission service to make
sales of capacity and energy from multiple generating units that are on the
Transmission Provider's Transmission System. For such a purchase of
transmission service, the resources will be designated as multiple Points of
Receipt, unless the multiple generating units are at the same generating
plant in which case the units would be treated as a single Point of Receipt.
(c)
The Transmission Provider shall provide firm deliveries of capacity and
energy from the Point(s) of Receipt to the Point(s) of Delivery. Each Point
of Receipt at which firm transmission capacity is reserved by the
Transmission Customer shall be set forth in the Firm Point-To-Point
Service Agreement for Long-Term Firm Transmission Service along with a
corresponding capacity reservation associated with each Point of Receipt.
Points of Receipt and corresponding capacity reservations shall be as
mutually agreed upon by the Parties for Short-Term Firm Transmission.
Each Point of Delivery at which firm transmission capacity is reserved by
the Transmission Customer shall be set forth in the Firm Point-To-Point
Service Agreement for Long-Term Firm Transmission Service along with a
corresponding capacity reservation associated with each Point of Delivery.
Points of Delivery and corresponding capacity reservations shall be as
mutually agreed upon by the Parties for Short-Term Firm Transmission.
The greater of either (1) the sum of the capacity reservations at the Point(s)
of Receipt, or (2) the sum of the capacity reservations at the Point(s) of
Delivery shall be the Transmission Customer's Reserved Capacity. The
Transmission Customer will be billed for its Reserved Capacity under the
terms of Schedule 7. The Transmission Customer may not exceed its firm
capacity reserved at each Point of Receipt and each Point of Delivery except
as otherwise specified in Section 22. The Transmission Provider shall
specify the rate treatment and all related terms and conditions applicable in
the event that a Transmission Customer (including Third-Party Sales by the
Transmission Provider) exceeds its firm reserved capacity at any Point of
Receipt or Point of Delivery.
13.8 Scheduling of Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service: Schedules for the
Transmission Customer's Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service must be submitted to
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 29
the Transmission Provider no later than 10:00 a.m. of the day prior to commencement of
such service. Schedules submitted after 10:00 a.m. will be accommodated, if practicable.
Hour-to-hour schedules of any capacity and energy that is to be delivered must be stated in
increments of 1,000 kW per hour. Transmission Customers within the Transmission
Provider's service area with multiple requests for Transmission Service at a Point of
Receipt, each of which is under 1,000 kW per hour, may consolidate their service requests
at a common point of receipt into units of 1,000 kW per hour for scheduling and billing
purposes. Scheduling changes will be permitted up to twenty (20) minutes before the start
of the next clock hour provided that the Delivering Party and Receiving Party also agree to
the schedule modification. The Transmission Provider will furnish to the Delivering
Party's system operator, hour-to-hour schedules equal to those furnished by the Receiving
Party (unless reduced for losses) and shall deliver the capacity and energy provided by
such schedules. Should the Transmission Customer, Delivering Party or Receiving Party
revise or terminate any schedule, such party shall immediately notify the Transmission
Provider, and the Transmission Provider shall have the right to adjust accordingly the
schedule for capacity and energy to be received and to be delivered.
14.
Nature of Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service.
14.1 Term: Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service will be available for
periods ranging from one (1) hour to one (1) month. However, a Purchaser of Non-Firm
Point-To-Point Transmission Service will be entitled to reserve a sequential term of service
(such as a sequential monthly term without having to wait for the initial term to expire
before requesting another monthly term) so that the total time period for which the
reservation applies is greater than one month, subject to the requirements of Section 18.3.
14.2 Reservation Priority: Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service shall be
available from transmission capability in excess of that needed for reliable service to
Native Load Customers, Network Customers and other Transmission Customers taking
Long-Term and Short-Term Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service. A higher priority
will be assigned to reservations with a longer duration of service. In the event the
Transmission System is constrained, competing requests of equal duration will be
prioritized based on the highest price offered by the Eligible Customer for the
Transmission Service. Eligible Customers that have already reserved shorter term service
have the right of first refusal to match any longer term reservation before being preempted.
A longer term competing request for Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service will
be granted if the Eligible Customer with the right of first refusal does not agree to match
the competing request: (a) immediately for hourly Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission
Service after notification by the Transmission Provider; and, (b) within 24 hours (or earlier
if necessary to comply with the scheduling deadlines provided in Section 14.6) for NonFirm Point-To-Point Transmission Service other than hourly transactions after notification
by the Transmission Provider. Transmission Service for Network Customers from
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 30
resources other than designated Network Resources will have a higher priority than any
Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service. Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission
Service over secondary Point(s) of Receipt and Point(s) of Delivery will have the lowest
reservation priority under the Tariff.
14.3 Use of Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service by the Transmission
Provider: The Transmission Provider will be subject to the rates, terms and conditions of
Part II of the Tariff when making Third-Party Sales under (i) agreements executed on or
after July 9, 1996 or (ii) agreements executed prior to the aforementioned date that the
Commission requires to be unbundled, by the date specified by the Commission. The
Transmission Provider will maintain separate accounting, pursuant to Section 8, for any
use of Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service to make Third-Party Sales.
14.4 Service Agreements: The Transmission Provider shall offer a standard form NonFirm Point-To-Point Transmission Service Agreement (Attachment B) to an Eligible
Customer when it first submits a Completed Application for Non-Firm Point-To-Point
Transmission Service pursuant to the Tariff. Executed Service Agreements that contain
the information required under the Tariff shall be filed with the Commission in compliance
with applicable Commission regulations.
14.5 Classification of Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service: Non-Firm
Point-To-Point Transmission Service shall be offered under terms and conditions
contained in Part II of the Tariff. The Transmission Provider undertakes no obligation
under the Tariff to plan its Transmission System in order to have sufficient capacity for
Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service. Parties requesting Non-Firm Point-ToPoint Transmission Service for the transmission of firm power do so with the full
realization that such service is subject to availability and to Curtailment or Interruption
under the terms of the Tariff. The Transmission Provider shall specify the rate treatment
and all related terms and conditions applicable in the event that a Transmission Customer
(including Third-Party Sales by the Transmission Provider) exceeds its non-firm capacity
reservation. Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service shall include transmission of
energy on an hourly basis and transmission of scheduled short-term capacity and energy on
a daily, weekly or monthly basis, but not to exceed one month's reservation for any one
Application, under Schedule 8.
14.6 Scheduling of Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service: Schedules for
Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service must be submitted to the Transmission
Provider no later than 2:00 p.m. of the day prior to commencement of such service.
Schedules submitted after 2:00 p.m. will be accommodated, if practicable. Hour-to-hour
schedules of energy that is to be delivered must be stated in increments of 1,000 kW per
hour. Transmission Customers within the Transmission Provider's service area with
multiple requests for Transmission Service at a Point of Receipt, each of which is under
1,000 kW per hour, may consolidate their schedules at a common Point of Receipt into
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 31
units of 1,000 kW per hour. Scheduling changes will be permitted up to twenty (20)
minutes before the start of the next clock hour provided that the Delivering Party and
Receiving Party also agree to the schedule modification. The Transmission Provider will
furnish to the Delivering Party's system operator, hour-to-hour schedules equal to those
furnished by the Receiving Party (unless reduced for losses) and shall deliver the capacity
and energy provided by such schedules. Should the Transmission Customer, Delivering
Party or Receiving Party revise or terminate any schedule, such party shall immediately
notify the Transmission Provider, and the Transmission Provider shall have the right to
adjust accordingly the schedule for capacity and energy to be received and to be delivered.
14.7 Curtailment or Interruption of Service: The Transmission Provider reserves the
right to Curtail, in whole or in part, Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service
provided under the Tariff for reliability reasons when, an emergency or other unforeseen
condition threatens to impair or degrade the reliability of its Transmission System. The
Transmission Provider reserves the right to Interrupt, in whole or in part, Non-Firm PointTo-Point Transmission Service provided under the Tariff for economic reasons in order to
accommodate (1) a request for Firm Transmission Service, (2) a request for Non- Firm
Point-To-Point Transmission Service of greater duration, (3) a request for Non-Firm PointTo-Point Transmission Service of equal duration with a higher price, or (4) transmission
service for Network Customers from non-designated resources. The Transmission
Provider also will discontinue or reduce service to the Transmission Customer to the extent
that deliveries for transmission are discontinued or reduced at the Point(s) of Receipt.
Where required, Curtailments or Interruptions will be made on a non-discriminatory basis
to the transaction(s) that effectively relieve the constraint, however, Non-Firm Point-ToPoint Transmission Service shall be subordinate to Firm Transmission Service. If multiple
transactions require Curtailment or Interruption, to the extent practicable and consistent
with Good Utility Practice, Curtailments or Interruptions will be made to transactions of
the shortest term (e.g., hourly non- firm transactions will be Curtailed or Interrupted before
daily non-firm transactions and daily non-firm transactions will be Curtailed or Interrupted
before weekly non-firm transactions). Transmission service for Network Customers from
resources other than designated Network Resources will have a higher priority than any
Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service under the Tariff. Non-Firm Point-ToPoint Transmission Service over secondary Point(s) of Receipt and Point(s) of Delivery
will have a lower priority than any Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service under
the Tariff. The Transmission Provider will provide advance notice of Curtailment or
Interruption where such notice can be provided consistent with Good Utility Practice.
15.
Service Availability.
15.1 General Conditions: The Transmission Provider will provide Firm and Non-Firm
Point-To-Point Transmission Service over, on or across its Transmission System to any
Transmission Customer that has met the requirements of Section 16.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 32
15.2 Determination of Available Transmission Capability: A description of the
Transmission Provider's specific methodology for assessing available transmission
capability posted on the Transmission Provider's OASIS (Section 4) is contained in
Attachment C of the Tariff. In the event sufficient transmission capability may not exist to
accommodate a service request, the Transmission Provider will respond by performing a
System Impact Study.
15.3 Initiating Service in the Absence of an Executed Service Agreement: If the
Transmission Provider and the Transmission Customer requesting Firm or Non-Firm
Point-To-Point Transmission Service cannot agree on all the terms and conditions of the
Point-To-Point Service Agreement, the Transmission Provider shall file with the
Commission, within thirty (30) days after the date the Transmission Customer provides
written notification directing the Transmission Provider to file, an unexecuted Point-ToPoint Service Agreement containing terms and conditions deemed appropriate by the
Transmission Provider for such requested Transmission Service. The Transmission
Provider shall commence providing Transmission Service subject to the Transmission
Customer agreeing to (i) compensate the Transmission Provider at whatever rate the
Commission ultimately determines to be just and reasonable, and (ii) comply with the
terms and conditions of the Tariff including posting appropriate security deposits in
accordance with the terms of Section 17.3.
15.4 Obligation to Provide Transmission Service that Requires Expansion or
Modification of the Transmission System: If the Transmission Provider determines that
it cannot accommodate a Completed Application for Firm Point-To-Point Transmission
Service because of insufficient capability on its Transmission System, the Transmission
Provider will use due diligence to expand or modify its Transmission System to provide
the requested Firm Transmission Service, provided the Transmission Customer agrees to
compensate the Transmission Provider for such costs pursuant to the terms of Section 27.
The Transmission Provider will conform to Good Utility Practice in determining the need
for new facilities and in the design and construction of such facilities. The obligation
applies only to those facilities that the Transmission Provider has the right to expand or
modify.
15.5 Deferral of Service: The Transmission Provider may defer providing service until
it completes construction of new transmission facilities or upgrades needed to provide
Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service whenever the Transmission Provider
determines that providing the requested service would, without such new facilities or
upgrades, impair or degrade reliability to any existing firm services.
15.6 Other Transmission Service Schedules:
Eligible Customers receiving
transmission service under other agreements on file with the Commission may continue to
receive transmission service under those agreements until such time as those agreements
may be modified by the Commission.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 33
15.7 Real Power Losses: Real Power Losses are associated with all transmission
service. The Transmission Provider is not obligated to provide Real Power Losses. The
Transmission Customer is responsible for replacing losses associated with all transmission
service as calculated by the Transmission Provider. The applicable Real Power Loss
factors are as follows:
Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service = 1% kW & 1% kWh Non-Firm
Point-to-Point Transmission Service=1% kW & 1% kWh
16.
Transmission Customer Responsibilities.
16.1 Conditions Required of Transmission Customers: Point-To-Point Transmission
Service shall be provided by the Transmission Provider only if the following conditions are
satisfied by the Transmission Customer:
(a.)
The Transmission Customer has pending a Completed Application for
service;
(b.)
The Transmission Customer meets the creditworthiness criteria set forth in
Section 11;
(c.)
The Transmission Customer will have arrangements in place for any other
transmission service necessary to effect the delivery from the generating
source to the Transmission Provider prior to the time service under Part II
of the Tariff commences;
(d.)
The Transmission Customer agrees to pay for any facilities constructed and
chargeable to such Transmission Customer under Part II of the Tariff,
whether or not the Transmission Customer takes service for the full term of
its reservation; and
(e.)
The Transmission Customer has executed a Point-To-Point Service
Agreement or has agreed to receive service pursuant to Section 15.3.
16.2 Transmission Customer Responsibility for Third-Party Arrangements: Any
scheduling arrangements that may be required by other electric systems shall be the
responsibility of the Transmission Customer requesting service. The Transmission
Customer shall provide, unless waived by the Transmission Provider, notification to the
Transmission Provider identifying such systems and authorizing them to schedule the
capacity and energy to be transmitted by the Transmission Provider pursuant to Part II of
the Tariff on behalf of the Receiving Party at the Point of Delivery or the Delivering Party
at the Point of Receipt. However, the Transmission Provider will undertake reasonable
efforts to assist the Transmission Customer in making such arrangements, including
without limitation, providing any information or data required by such other electric
system pursuant to Good Utility Practice.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
17.
Original Sheet No. 34
Procedures for Arranging Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service.
17.1 Application: A request for Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service for periods
of one year or longer must contain a written Application to: Operations Manager, Yadkin,
300 North Hall Road, Alcoa, TN 37701, at least sixty (60) days in advance of the calendar
month in which service is to commence. The Transmission Provider will consider requests
for such firm service on shorter notice when feasible. Requests for firm service for periods
of less than one year shall be subject to expedited procedures that shall be negotiated
between the Parties within the time constraints provided in Section 17.5. All Firm PointTo-Point Transmission Service requests should be submitted by entering the information
listed below on the Transmission Provider's OASIS. Prior to implementation of the
Transmission Provider's OASIS, a Completed Application may be submitted by (i)
transmitting the required information to the Transmission Provider by telefax, or (ii)
providing the information by telephone over the Transmission Provider's time recorded
telephone line. Each of these methods will provide a time-stamped record for establishing
the priority of the Application.
17.2 Completed Application: A Completed Application shall provide all of the
information included in 18 C.F.R. § 2.20 including but not limited to the following:
(i)
The identity, address, telephone number and facsimile number of the entity
requesting service;
(ii)
A statement that the entity requesting service is, or will be upon
commencement of service, an Eligible Customer under the Tariff;
(iii)
The location of the Point(s) of Receipt and Point(s) of Delivery and the
identities of the Delivering Parties and the Receiving Parties;
(iv)
The location of the generating facility(ies) supplying the capacity and
energy and the location of the load ultimately served by the capacity and
energy transmitted. The Transmission Provider will treat this information
as confidential except to the extent that disclosure of this information is
required by this Tariff, by regulatory or judicial order, for reliability
purposes pursuant to Good Utility Practice or pursuant to RTG transmission
information sharing agreements. The Transmission Provider shall treat this
information consistent with the standards of conduct contained in Part 37 of
the Commission's regulations;
(v)
A description of the supply characteristics of the capacity and energy to be
delivered;
(vi)
An estimate of the capacity and energy expected to be delivered to the
Receiving Party;
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
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Yadkin Division
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First Revised Volume No. 3
(vii)
Original Sheet No. 35
The Service Commencement Date and the term of the requested
Transmission Service; and
(viii) The transmission capacity requested for each Point of Receipt and each
Point of Delivery on the Transmission Provider's Transmission System;
customers may combine their requests for service in order to satisfy the
minimum transmission capacity requirement.
The Transmission Provider shall treat this information consistent with the standards
of conduct contained in Part 37 of the Commission's regulations.
17.3 Deposit: A Completed Application for Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service
also shall include a deposit of either one month's charge for Reserved Capacity or the full
charge for Reserved Capacity for service requests of less than one month. If the
Application is rejected by the Transmission Provider because it does not meet the
conditions for service as set forth herein, or in the case of requests for service arising in
connection with losing bidders in a Request For Proposals (RFP), said deposit shall be
returned with interest less any reasonable costs incurred by the Transmission Provider in
connection with the review of the losing bidder's Application. The deposit also will be
returned with interest less any reasonable costs incurred by the Transmission Provider if
the Transmission Provider is unable to complete new facilities needed to provide the
service. If an Application is withdrawn or the Eligible Customer decides not to enter into a
Service Agreement for Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service, the deposit shall be
refunded in full, with interest, less reasonable costs incurred by the Transmission Provider
to the extent such costs have not already been recovered by the Transmission Provider
from the Eligible Customer. The Transmission Provider will provide to the Eligible
Customer a complete accounting of all costs deducted from the refunded deposit, which
the Eligible Customer may contest if there is a dispute concerning the deducted costs.
Deposits associated with construction of new facilities are subject to the provisions of
Section 19. If a Service Agreement for Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service is
executed, the deposit, with interest, will be returned to the Transmission Customer upon
expiration or termination of the Service Agreement for Firm Point-To-Point Transmission
Service. Applicable interest shall be computed in accordance with the Commission's
regulations at 18 C.F.R. § 35.19a(a)(2)(iii), and shall be calculated from the day the deposit
check is credited to the Transmission Provider's account.
17.4 Notice of Deficient Application: If an Application fails to meet the requirements
of the Tariff, the Transmission Provider shall notify the entity requesting service within
fifteen (15) days of receipt of the reasons for such failure. The Transmission Provider will
attempt to remedy minor deficiencies in the Application through informal communications
with the Eligible Customer. If such efforts are unsuccessful, the Transmission Provider
shall return the Application, along with any deposit, with interest. Upon receipt of a new
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
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Yadkin Division
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First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 36
or revised Application that fully complies with the requirements of Part II of the Tariff, the
Eligible Customer shall be assigned a new priority consistent with the date of the new or
revised Application.
17.5 Response to a Completed Application: Following receipt of a Completed
Application for Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service, the Transmission Provider
shall make a determination of available transmission capability as required in Section 15.2.
The Transmission Provider shall notify the Eligible Customer as soon as practicable, but
not later than thirty (30) days after the date of receipt of a Completed Application either (i)
if it will be able to provide service without performing a System Impact Study or (ii) if
such a study is needed to evaluate the impact of the Application pursuant to Section 19.1.
Responses by the Transmission Provider must be made as soon as practicable to all
completed applications (including applications by its own merchant function) and the
timing of such responses must be made on a non-discriminatory basis.
17.6 Execution of Service Agreement:
Whenever the Transmission Provider
determines that a System Impact Study is not required and that the service can be provided,
it shall notify the Eligible Customer as soon as practicable but no later than thirty (30) days
after receipt of the Completed Application. Where a System Impact Study is required, the
provisions of Section 19 will govern the execution of a Service Agreement. Failure of an
Eligible Customer to execute and return the Service Agreement or request the filing of an
unexecuted service agreement pursuant to Section 15.3, within fifteen (15) days after it is
tendered by the Transmission Provider will be deemed a withdrawal and termination of the
Application and any deposit submitted shall be refunded with interest. Nothing herein
limits the right of an Eligible Customer to file another Application after such withdrawal
and termination.
17.7 Extensions for Commencement of Service: The Transmission Customer can
obtain up to five (5) one-year extensions for the commencement of service. The
Transmission Customer may postpone service by paying a non-refundable annual
reservation fee equal to one-month's charge for Firm Transmission Service for each year or
fraction thereof. If during any extension for the commencement of service an Eligible
Customer submits a Completed Application for Firm Transmission Service, and such
request can be satisfied only by releasing all or part of the Transmission Customer's
Reserved Capacity, the original Reserved Capacity will be released unless the following
condition is satisfied. Within thirty (30) days, the original Transmission Customer agrees
to pay the Firm Point-To-Point transmission rate for its Reserved Capacity concurrent with
the new Service Commencement Date. In the event the Transmission Customer elects to
release the Reserved Capacity, the reservation fees or portions thereof previously paid will
be forfeited.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
18.
Original Sheet No. 37
Procedures for Arranging Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service.
18.1 Application: Eligible Customers seeking Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission
Service must submit a Completed Application to the Transmission Provider. Applications
should be submitted by entering the information listed below on the Transmission
Provider's OASIS. Prior to implementation of the Transmission Provider's OASIS, a
Completed Application may be submitted by (i) transmitting the required information to
the Transmission Provider by telefax, or (ii) providing the information by telephone over
the Transmission Provider's time recorded telephone line. Each of these methods will
provide a time-stamped record for establishing the service priority of the Application.
18.2 Completed Application: A Completed Application shall provide all of the
information included in 18 C.F.R. § 2.20 including but not limited to the following:
(i)
The identity, address, telephone number and facsimile number of the entity
requesting service;
(ii)
A statement that the entity requesting service is, or will be upon
commencement of service, an Eligible Customer under the Tariff;
(iii)
The Point(s) of Receipt and the Point(s) of Delivery;
(iv)
The maximum amount of capacity requested at each Point of Receipt and
Point of Delivery; and
(v)
The proposed dates and hours for initiating and terminating transmission
service hereunder.
In addition to the information specified above, when required to properly
evaluate system conditions, the Transmission Provider also may ask the
Transmission Customer to provide the following:
(vi)
The electrical location of the initial source of the power to be transmitted
pursuant to the Transmission Customer's request for service; and
(vii)
The electrical location of the ultimate load. The Transmission Provider will
treat this information in (vi) and (vii) as confidential at the request of the
Transmission Customer except to the extent that disclosure of this
information is required by this Tariff, by regulatory or judicial order, for
reliability purposes pursuant to Good Utility Practice, or pursuant to RTG
transmission information sharing agreements. The Transmission Provider
shall treat this information consistent with the standards of conduct
contained in Part 37 of the Commission's regulations.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 38
18.3 Reservation of Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service: Requests for
monthly service shall be submitted no earlier than sixty (60) days before service is to
commence; requests for weekly service shall be submitted no earlier than fourteen (14)
days before service is to commence, requests for daily service shall be submitted no earlier
than two (2) days before service is to commence, and requests for hourly service shall be
submitted no earlier than noon the day before service is to commence. Requests for
service received later than 2:00 p.m. prior to the day service is scheduled to commence will
be accommodated if practicable.
18.4 Determination of Available Transmission Capability: Following receipt of a
tendered schedule the Transmission Provider will make a determination on a nondiscriminatory basis of available transmission capability pursuant to Section 15.2. Such
determination shall be made as soon as reasonably practicable after receipt, but not later
than the following time periods for the following terms of service (i) thirty (30) minutes
for hourly service, (ii) thirty (30) minutes for daily service, (iii) four (4) hours for weekly
service, and (iv) two (2) days for monthly service.
19.
Additional Study Procedures For Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service
Requests.
19.1 Notice of Need for System Impact Study: After receiving a request for service,
the Transmission Provider shall determine on a non-discriminatory basis whether a System
Impact Study is needed. A description of the Transmission Provider's methodology for
completing a System Impact Study is provided in Attachment D. If the Transmission
Provider determines that a System Impact Study is necessary to accommodate the
requested service, it shall so inform the Eligible Customer, as soon as practicable. In such
cases, the Transmission Provider shall within thirty (30) days of receipt of a Completed
Application, tender a System Impact Study Agreement pursuant to which the Eligible
Customer shall agree to reimburse the Transmission Provider for performing the required
System Impact Study. For a service request to remain a Completed Application, the
Eligible Customer shall execute the System Impact Study Agreement and return it to the
Transmission Provider within fifteen (15) days. If the Eligible Customer elects not to
execute the System Impact Study Agreement, its application shall be deemed withdrawn
and its deposit, pursuant to Section 17.3, shall be returned with interest.
19.2
System Impact Study Agreement and Cost Reimbursement:
(i)
The System Impact Study Agreement will clearly specify the Transmission
Provider's estimate of the actual cost, and time for completion of the System
Impact Study. The charge shall not exceed the actual cost of the study. In
performing the System Impact Study, the Transmission Provider shall rely,
to the extent reasonably practicable, on existing transmission planning
studies. The Eligible Customer will not be assessed a charge for such
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 39
existing studies; however, the Eligible Customer will be responsible for
charges associated with any modifications to existing planning studies that
are reasonably necessary to evaluate the impact of the Eligible Customer's
request for service on the Transmission System.
(ii)
If in response to multiple Eligible Customers requesting service in relation
to the same competitive solicitation, a single System Impact Study is
sufficient for the Transmission Provider to accommodate the requests for
service, the costs of that study shall be pro-rated among the Eligible
Customers.
(iii)
For System Impact Studies that the Transmission Provider conducts on its
own behalf, the Transmission Provider shall record the cost of the System
Impact Studies pursuant to Section 20.
19.3
System Impact Study Procedures: Upon receipt of an executed System Impact
Study Agreement, the Transmission Provider will use due diligence to complete the
required System Impact Study within a sixty (60) day period. The System Impact
Study shall identify any system constraints and redispatch options, additional
Direct Assignment Facilities or Network Upgrades required to provide the
requested service. In the event that the Transmission Provider is unable to
complete the required System Impact Study within such time period, it shall so
notify the Eligible Customer and provide an estimated completion date along with
an explanation of the reasons why additional time is required to complete the
required studies. A copy of the completed System Impact Study and related work
papers shall be made available to the Eligible Customer. The Transmission
Provider will use the same due diligence in completing the System Impact Study
for an Eligible Customer as it uses when completing studies for itself. The
Transmission Provider shall notify the Eligible Customer immediately upon
completion of the System Impact Study if the Transmission System will be
adequate to accommodate all or part of a request for service or that no costs are
likely to be incurred for new transmission facilities or upgrades. In order for a
request to remain a Completed Application, within fifteen (15) days of completion
of the System Impact Study the Eligible Customer must execute a Service
Agreement or request the filing of an unexecuted Service Agreement pursuant to
Section 15.3, or the Application shall be deemed terminated and withdrawn.
19.4
Facilities Study Procedures: If a System Impact Study indicates that additions or
upgrades to the Transmission System are needed to supply the Eligible Customer's
service request, the Transmission Provider, within thirty (30) days of the
completion of the System Impact Study, shall tender to the Eligible Customer a
Facilities Study Agreement pursuant to which the Eligible Customer shall agree to
reimburse the Transmission Provider for performing the required Facilities Study.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 40
For a service request to remain a Completed Application, the Eligible Customer shall
execute the Facilities Study Agreement and return it to the Transmission Provider within
fifteen (15) days. If the Eligible Customer elects not to execute the Facilities Study
Agreement, its application shall be deemed withdrawn and its deposit, pursuant to Section
17.3, shall be returned with interest. Upon receipt of an executed Facilities Study
Agreement, the Transmission Provider will use due diligence to complete the required
Facilities Study within a sixty (60) day period. If the Transmission Provider is unable to
complete the Facilities Study in the allotted time period, the Transmission Provider shall
notify the Transmission Customer and provide an estimate of the time needed to reach a
final determination along with an explanation of the reasons that additional time is required
to complete the study. When completed, the Facilities Study will include a good faith
estimate of (i) the cost of Direct Assignment Facilities to be charged to the Transmission
Customer, (ii) the Transmission Customer's appropriate share of the cost of any required
Network Upgrades as determined pursuant to the provisions of Part II of the Tariff, and
(iii) the time required to complete such construction and initiate the requested service. The
Transmission Customer shall provide the Transmission Provider with a letter of credit or
other reasonable form of security acceptable to the Transmission Provider equivalent to the
costs of new facilities or upgrades consistent with commercial practices as established by
the Uniform Commercial Code. The Transmission Customer shall have thirty (30) days to
execute a Service Agreement or request the filing of an unexecuted Service Agreement and
provide the required letter of credit or other form of security or the request will no longer
be a Completed Application and shall be deemed terminated and withdrawn.
19.5 Facilities Study Modifications: Any change in design arising from inability to
site or construct facilities as proposed will require development of a revised good faith
estimate. New good faith estimates also will be required in the event of new statutory or
regulatory requirements that are effective before the completion of construction or other
circumstances beyond the control of the Transmission Provider that significantly affect the
final cost of new facilities or upgrades to be charged to the Transmission Customer
pursuant to the provisions of Part II of the Tariff.
19.6 Due Diligence in Completing New Facilities: The Transmission Provider shall
use due diligence to add necessary facilities or upgrade its Transmission System within a
reasonable time. The Transmission Provider will not upgrade its existing or planned
Transmission System in order to provide the requested Firm Point-To-Point Transmission
Service if doing so would impair system reliability or otherwise impair or degrade existing
firm service.
19.7 Partial Interim Service: If the Transmission Provider determines that it will not
have adequate transmission capability to satisfy the full amount of a Completed
Application for Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service, the Transmission Provider
nonetheless shall be obligated to offer and provide the portion of the requested Firm PointIssued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 41
To-Point Transmission Service that can be accommodated without addition of any
facilities and through redispatch. However, the Transmission Provider shall not be
obligated to provide the incremental amount of requested Firm Point-To-Point
Transmission Service that requires the addition of facilities or upgrades to the
Transmission System until such facilities or upgrades have been placed in service.
19.8 Expedited Procedures for New Facilities: In lieu of the procedures set forth
above, the Eligible Customer shall have the option to expedite the process by requesting
the Transmission Provider to tender at one time, together with the results of required
studies, an "Expedited Service Agreement" pursuant to which the Eligible Customer would
agree to compensate the Transmission Provider for all costs incurred pursuant to the terms
of the Tariff. In order to exercise this option, the Eligible Customer shall request in
writing an expedited Service Agreement covering all of the above-specified items within
thirty (30) days of receiving the results of the System Impact Study identifying needed
facility additions or upgrades or costs incurred in providing the requested service. While
the Transmission Provider agrees to provide the Eligible Customer with its best estimate of
the new facility costs and other charges that may be incurred, such estimate shall not be
binding and the Eligible Customer must agree in writing to compensate the Transmission
Provider for all costs incurred pursuant to the provisions of the Tariff. The Eligible
Customer shall execute and return such an Expedited Service Agreement within fifteen
(15) days of its receipt or the Eligible Customer's request for service will cease to be a
Completed Application and will be deemed terminated and withdrawn.
20.
Procedures if The Transmission Provider is Unable to Complete New Transmission
Facilities for Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service.
20.1 Delays in Construction of New Facilities: If any event occurs that will materially
affect the time for completion of new facilities, or the ability to complete them, the
Transmission Provider shall promptly notify the Transmission Customer. In such
circumstances, the Transmission Provider shall within thirty (30) days of notifying the
Transmission Customer of such delays, convene a technical meeting with the Transmission
Customer to evaluate the alternatives available to the Transmission Customer. The
Transmission Provider also shall make available to the Transmission Customer studies and
work papers related to the delay, including all information that is in the possession of the
Transmission Provider that is reasonably needed by the Transmission Customer to evaluate
any alternatives.
20.2 Alternatives to the Original Facility Additions: When the review process of
Section 20.1 determines that one or more alternatives exist to the originally planned
construction project, the Transmission Provider shall present such alternatives for
consideration by the Transmission Customer. If, upon review of any alternatives, the
Transmission Customer desires to maintain its Completed Application subject to
construction of the alternative facilities, it may request the Transmission Provider to
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 42
submit a revised Service Agreement for Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service. If the
alternative approach solely involves Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service, the
Transmission Provider shall promptly tender a Service Agreement for Non-Firm Point-ToPoint Transmission Service providing for the service. In the event the Transmission
Provider concludes that no reasonable alternative exists and the Transmission Customer
disagrees, the Transmission Customer may seek relief under the dispute resolution
procedures pursuant to Section 12 or it may refer the dispute to the Commission for
resolution.
20.3 Refund Obligation for Unfinished Facility Additions: If the Transmission
Provider and the Transmission Customer mutually agree that no other reasonable
alternatives exist and the requested service cannot be provided out of existing capability
under the conditions of Part II of the Tariff, the obligation to provide the requested Firm
Point-To-Point Transmission Service shall terminate and any deposit made by the
Transmission Customer shall be returned with interest pursuant to Commission regulations
35.19a(a)(2)(iii). However, the Transmission Customer shall be responsible for all
prudently incurred costs by the Transmission Provider through the time construction was
suspended.
21. Provisions Relating to Transmission Construction and Services on the Systems of
Other Utilities.
21.1 Responsibility for Third-Party System Additions: The Transmission Provider
shall not be responsible for making arrangements for any necessary engineering,
permitting, and construction of transmission or distribution facilities on the system(s) of
any other entity or for obtaining any regulatory approval for such facilities. The
Transmission Provider will undertake reasonable efforts to assist the Transmission
Customer in obtaining such arrangements, including without limitation, providing any
information or data required by such other electric system pursuant to Good Utility
Practice.
21.2 Coordination of Third-Party System Additions: In circumstances where the
need for transmission facilities or upgrades is identified pursuant to the provisions of Part
II of the Tariff, and if such upgrades further require the addition of transmission facilities
on other systems, the Transmission Provider shall have the right to coordinate construction
on its own system with the construction required by others. The Transmission Provider,
after consultation with the Transmission Customer and representatives of such other
systems, may defer construction of its new transmission facilities, if the new transmission
facilities on another system cannot be completed in a timely manner. The Transmission
Provider shall notify the Transmission Customer in writing of the basis for any decision to
defer construction and the specific problems which must be resolved before it will initiate
or resume construction of new facilities. Within sixty (60) days of receiving written
notification by the Transmission Provider of its intent to defer construction pursuant to this
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
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Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 43
section, the Transmission Customer may challenge the decision in accordance with the
dispute resolution procedures pursuant to Section 12 or it may refer the dispute to the
Commission for resolution.
22.
Changes in Service Specifications.
22.1 Modifications On a Non-Firm Basis: The Transmission Customer taking Firm
Point-To-Point Transmission Service may request the Transmission Provider to provide
transmission service on a non-firm basis over Receipt and Delivery Points other than those
specified in the Service Agreement ("Secondary Receipt and Delivery Points"), in amounts
not to exceed its firm capacity reservation, without incurring an additional Non-Firm
Point-To-Point Transmission Service charge or executing a new Service Agreement,
subject to the following conditions.
(a)
Service provided over Secondary Receipt and Delivery Points will be nonfirm only, on an as-available basis and will not displace any firm or nonfirm service reserved or scheduled by third-parties under the Tariff or by the
Transmission Provider on behalf of its Native Load Customers.
(b)
The sum of all Firm and Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service
provided to the Transmission Customer at any time pursuant to this section
shall not exceed the Reserved Capacity in the relevant Service Agreement
under which such services are provided.
(c)
The Transmission Customer shall retain its right to schedule Firm Point-ToPoint Transmission Service at the Receipt and Delivery Points specified in
the relevant Service Agreement in the amount of its original capacity
reservation.
(d)
Service over Secondary Receipt and Delivery Points on a non-firm basis
shall not require the filing of an Application for Non-Firm Point-To-Point
Transmission Service under the Tariff. However, all other requirements of
Part II of the Tariff (except as to transmission rates) shall apply to
transmission service on a non-firm basis over Secondary Receipt and
Delivery Points.
22.2 Modification On a Firm Basis: Any request by a Transmission Customer to
modify Receipt and Delivery Points on a firm basis shall be treated as a new request for
service in accordance with Section 17 hereof, except that such Transmission Customer
shall not be obligated to pay any additional deposit if the capacity reservation does not
exceed the amount reserved in the existing Service Agreement. While such new request is
pending, the Transmission Customer shall retain its priority for service at the existing firm
Receipt and Delivery Points specified in its Service Agreement.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
23.
Original Sheet No. 44
Sale or Assignment of Transmission Service.
23.1 Procedures for Assignment or Transfer of Service: Subject to Commission
approval of any necessary filings, a Transmission Customer may sell, assign, or transfer all
or a portion of its rights under its Service Agreement, but only to another Eligible
Customer (the Assignee). The Transmission Customer that sells, assigns or transfers its
rights under its Service Agreement is hereafter referred to as the Reseller. Compensation
to the Reseller shall not exceed the higher of (i) the original rate paid by the Reseller, (ii)
the Transmission Provider's maximum rate on file at the time of the assignment, or (iii) the
Reseller's opportunity cost capped at the Transmission Provider's cost of expansion. If the
Assignee does not request any change in the Point(s) of Receipt or the Point(s) of Delivery,
or a change in any other term or condition set forth in the original Service Agreement, the
Assignee will receive the same services as did the Reseller and the priority of service for
the Assignee will be the same as that of the Reseller. A Reseller should notify the
Transmission Provider as soon as possible after any assignment or transfer of service
occurs but in any event, notification must be provided prior to any provision of service to
the Assignee. The Assignee will be subject to all terms and conditions of this Tariff. If the
Assignee requests a change in service, the reservation priority of service will be
determined by the Transmission Provider pursuant to Section 13.2.
23.2 Limitations on Assignment or Transfer of Service: If the Assignee requests a
change in the Point(s) of Receipt or Point(s) of Delivery, or a change in any other
specifications set forth in the original Service Agreement, the Transmission Provider will
consent to such change subject to the provisions of the Tariff, provided that the change will
not impair the operation and reliability of the Transmission Provider's generation,
transmission, or distribution systems. The Assignee shall compensate the Transmission
Provider for performing any System Impact Study needed to evaluate the capability of the
Transmission System to accommodate the proposed change and any additional costs
resulting from such change. The Reseller shall remain liable for the performance of all
obligations under the Service Agreement, except as specifically agreed to by the Parties
through an amendment to the Service Agreement.
23.3 Information on Assignment or Transfer of Service: In accordance with Section
4, Resellers may use the Transmission Provider's OASIS to post transmission capacity
available for resale.
24.
Metering and Power Factor Correction at Receipt and Delivery Points(s).
24.1 Transmission Customer Obligations: Unless otherwise agreed, the Transmission
Customer shall be responsible for installing and maintaining compatible metering and
communications equipment to accurately account for the capacity and energy being
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
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1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
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transmitted under Part II of the Tariff and to communicate the information to the
Transmission Provider. Such equipment shall remain the property of the Transmission
Customer.
24.2 Transmission Provider Access to Metering Data: The Transmission Provider
shall have access to metering data, which may reasonably be required to facilitate
measurements and billing under the Service Agreement.
24.3 Power Factor: Unless otherwise agreed, the Transmission Customer is required to
maintain a power factor within the same range as the Transmission Provider pursuant to
Good Utility Practices. The power factor requirements are specified in the Service
Agreement where applicable.
25.
Compensation for Transmission Service.
Rates for Firm and Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service are provided in the
Schedules appended to the Tariff: Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service (Schedule 7); and
Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service (Schedule 8). The Transmission Provider shall
use Part II of the Tariff to make its Third-Party Sales. The Transmission Provider shall account
for such use at the applicable Tariff rates, pursuant to Section 8.
26.
Stranded Cost Recovery.
The Transmission Provider may seek to recover stranded costs from the Transmission
Customer pursuant to this Tariff in accordance with the terms, conditions and procedures set forth
in FERC Order No. 888. However, the Transmission Provider must separately file any specific
proposed stranded cost charge under Section 205 of the Federal Power Act.
27.
Compensation for New Facilities and Redispatch Costs.
Whenever a System Impact Study performed by the Transmission Provider in connection
with the provision of Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service identifies the need for new
facilities, the Transmission Customer shall be responsible for such costs to the extent consistent
with Commission policy. Whenever a System Impact Study performed by the Transmission
Provider identifies capacity constraints that may be relieved more economically by redispatching
the Transmission Provider's resources than by building new facilities or upgrading existing
facilities to eliminate such constraints, the Transmission Customer shall be responsible for the
redispatch costs to the extent consistent with Commission policy.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
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Yadkin Division
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First Revised Volume No. 3
III.
Original Sheet No. 46
NETWORK INTEGRATION TRANSMISSION SERVICE.
Preamble
The Transmission Provider will provide Network Integration Transmission Service
pursuant to the applicable terms and conditions contained in the Tariff and Service Agreement.
Network Integration Transmission Service allows the Network Customer to integrate,
economically dispatch and regulate its current and planned Network Resources to serve its
Network Load in a manner comparable to that in which the Transmission Provider utilizes its
Transmission System to serve its Native Load Customers. Network Integration Transmission
Service also may be used by the Network Customer to deliver economy energy purchases to its
Network Load from non-designated resources on an as- available basis without additional charge.
Transmission service for sales to non-designated loads will be provided pursuant to the
applicable terms and conditions of Part II of the Tariff.
28.
Nature of Network Integration Transmission Service.
28.1 Scope of Service: Network Integration Transmission Service is a transmission
service that allows Network Customers to efficiently and economically utilize their
Network Resources (as well as other non-designated generation resources) to serve their
Network Load located in the Transmission Provider's Control Area and any additional load
that may be designated pursuant to Section 31.3 of the Tariff. The Network Customer
taking Network Integration Transmission Service must obtain or provide Ancillary
Services pursuant to Section 3.
28.2 Transmission Provider Responsibilities: The Transmission Provider will plan,
construct, operate and maintain its Transmission System in accordance with Good Utility
Practice in order to provide the Network Customer with Network Integration Transmission
Service over the Transmission Provider's Transmission System. The Transmission
Provider, on behalf of its Native Load Customers, shall be required to designate resources
and loads in the same manner as any Network Customer under Part III of this Tariff. This
information must be consistent with the information used by the Transmission Provider to
calculate available transmission capability. The Transmission Provider shall include the
Network Customer's Network Load in its Transmission System planning and shall,
consistent with Good Utility Practice, endeavor to construct and place into service
sufficient transmission capacity to deliver the Network Customer's Network Resources to
serve its Network Load on a basis comparable to the Transmission Provider's delivery of
its own generating and purchased resources to its Native Load Customers.
28.3 Network Integration Transmission Service: The Transmission Provider will
provide firm transmission service over its Transmission System to the Network Customer
for the delivery of capacity and energy from its designated Network Resources to service
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
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Original Sheet No. 47
its Network Loads on a basis that is comparable to the Transmission Provider's use of the
Transmission System to reliably serve its Native Load Customers.
28.4 Secondary Service: The Network Customer may use the Transmission Provider's
Transmission System to deliver energy to its Network Loads from resources that have not
been designated as Network Resources. Such energy shall be transmitted, on an asavailable basis, at no additional charge. Deliveries from resources other than Network
Resources will have a higher priority than any Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission
Service under Part II of the Tariff.
28.5 Real Power Losses: Real Power Losses are associated with all transmission
service. The Transmission Provider is not obligated to provide Real Power Losses. The
Network Customer is responsible for replacing losses associated with all transmission
service as calculated by the Transmission Provider. The applicable Real Power Loss
factors are as follows:
Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service = 1% kW & 1% kWh Non-Firm
Point-To-Point Transmission Service=1% kW & 1% kWh
28.6 Restrictions on Use of Service: The Network Customer shall not use Network
Integration Transmission Service for (i) sales of capacity and energy to non-designated
loads, or (ii) direct or indirect provision of transmission service by the Network Customer
to third parties. All Network Customers taking Network Integration Transmission Service
shall use Point-To-Point Transmission Service under Part II of the Tariff for any ThirdParty Sale which requires use of the Transmission Provider's Transmission System.
29.
Initiating Service.
29.1 Condition Precedent for Receiving Service: Subject to the terms and conditions
of Part III of the Tariff, the Transmission Provider will provide Network Integration
Transmission Service to any Eligible Customer, provided that (i) the Eligible Customer
completes an Application for service as provided under Part III of the Tariff, (ii) the
Eligible Customer and the Transmission Provider complete the technical arrangements set
forth in Sections 29.3 and 29.4, (iii) the Eligible Customer executes a Service Agreement
pursuant to Attachment F for service under Part III of the Tariff or requests in writing that
the Transmission Provider file a proposed unexecuted Service Agreement with the
Commission, and (iv) the Eligible Customer executes a Network Operating Agreement
with the Transmission Provider pursuant to Attachment G.
29.2 Application Procedures: An Eligible Customer requesting service under Part III
of the Tariff must submit an Application, with a deposit approximating the charge for one
month of service, to the Transmission Provider as far as possible in advance of the month
in which service is to commence. Unless subject to the procedures in Section 2,
Completed Applications for Network Integration Transmission Service will be assigned a
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
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Yadkin Division
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Original Sheet No. 48
priority according to the date and time the Application is received, with the earliest
Application receiving the highest priority. Applications should be submitted by
entering the information listed below on the Transmission Provider's OASIS. Prior
to implementation of the Transmission Provider's OASIS, a Completed Application
may be submitted by (i) transmitting the required information to the Transmission
Provider by telefax, or (ii) providing the information by telephone over the
Transmission Provider's time recorded telephone line. Each of these methods will
provide a time-stamped record for establishing the service priority of the
Application. A Completed Application shall provide all of the information
included in 18 C.F.R. § 2.20 including but not limited to the following:
(i)
The identity, address, telephone number and facsimile number of the party
requesting service;
(ii)
A statement that the party requesting service is, or will be upon
commencement of service, an Eligible Customer under the Tariff;
(iii)
A description of the Network Load at each delivery point. This description
should separately identify and provide the Eligible Customer's best estimate
of the total loads to be served at each transmission voltage level, and the
loads to be served from each Transmission Provider substation at the same
transmission voltage level. The description should include a ten (10) year
forecast of summer and winter load and resource requirements beginning
with the first year after the service is scheduled to commence;
(iv)
The amount and location of any interruptible loads included in the Network
Load. This shall include the summer and winter capacity requirements for
each interruptible load (had such load not been interruptible), that portion of
the load subject to interruption, the conditions under which an interruption
can be implemented and any limitations on the amount and frequency of
interruptions. An Eligible Customer should identify the amount of
interruptible customer load (if any) included in the ten (10) year load
forecast provided in response to (iii) above;
(v)
A description of Network Resources (current and 10-year projection),
which shall include, for each Network Resource:
•
Unit size and amount of capacity from that unit to be designated as
Network Resource
•
VAR capability (both leading and lagging) of all generators
•
Operating restrictions
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Any periods of restricted operations throughout the year
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
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Original Sheet No. 49
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Maintenance schedules
-
Minimum loading level of unit
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Normal operating level of unit
-
Any must-run unit designations required for system
reliability or contract reasons
•
Approximate variable generating cost ($/MWH) for redispatch
computations
•
Arrangements governing sale and delivery of power to third parties
from generating facilities located in the Transmission Provider
Control Area, where only a portion of unit output is designated as a
Network Resource
•
Description of purchased power designated as a Network Resource
including source of supply, Control Area location, transmission
arrangements and delivery point(s) to the Transmission Provider's
Transmission System;
Description of Eligible Customer's transmission system:
•
Load flow and stability data, such as real and reactive parts of the
load, lines, transformers, reactive devices and load type, including
normal and emergency ratings of all transmission equipment in a
load flow format compatible with that used by the Transmission
Provider
•
Operating restrictions needed for reliability
•
Operating guides employed by system operators
•
Contractual restrictions or committed uses of the Eligible
Customer's transmission system, other than the Eligible Customer's
Network Loads and Resources
•
Location of Network Resources described in subsection (v) above
•
10-year projection of system expansions or upgrades
•
Transmission System maps that include any proposed expansions or
upgrades
•
Thermal ratings of Eligible Customer's Control Area ties with other
Control Areas; and
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
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Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
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Original Sheet No. 50
Service Commencement Date and the term of the requested Network
Integration Transmission Service. The minimum term for Network
Integration Transmission Service is one year.
Unless the Parties agree to a different time frame, the Transmission Provider must
acknowledge the request within ten (10) days of receipt. The acknowledgment must
include a date by which a response, including a Service Agreement, will be sent to the
Eligible Customer. If an Application fails to meet the requirements of this section, the
Transmission Provider shall notify the Eligible Customer requesting service within fifteen
(15) days of receipt and specify the reasons for such failure. Wherever possible, the
Transmission Provider will attempt to remedy deficiencies in the Application through
informal communications with the Eligible Customer. If such efforts are unsuccessful, the
Transmission Provider shall return the Application without prejudice to the Eligible
Customer filing a new or revised Application that fully complies with the requirements of
this section. The Eligible Customer will be assigned a new priority consistent with the
date of the new or revised Application. The Transmission Provider shall treat this
information consistent with the standards of conduct contained in Part 37 of the
Commission's regulations.
29.3
Technical Arrangements to be Completed Prior to Commencement of
Service: Network Integration Transmission Service shall not commence until the
Transmission Provider and the Network Customer, or a third party, have completed
installation of all equipment specified under the Network Operating Agreement consistent
with Good Utility Practice and any additional requirements reasonably and consistently
imposed to ensure the reliable operation of the Transmission System. The Transmission
Provider shall exercise reasonable efforts, in coordination with the Network Customer, to
complete such arrangements as soon as practicable taking into consideration the Service
Commencement Date.
29.4 Network Customer Facilities:
The provision of Network Integration
Transmission Service shall be conditioned upon the Network Customer's constructing,
maintaining and operating the facilities on its side of each delivery point or interconnection
necessary to reliably deliver capacity and energy from the Transmission Provider's
Transmission System to the Network Customer. The Network Customer shall be solely
responsible for constructing or installing all facilities on the Network Customer's side of
each such delivery point or interconnection.
29.5 Filing of Service Agreement: The Transmission Provider will file Service
Agreements with the Commission in compliance with applicable Commission regulations.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
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30.
Original Sheet No. 51
Network Resources.
30.1 Designation of Network Resources: Network Resources shall include all
generation owned or purchased by the Network Customer designated to serve Network
Load under the Tariff. Network Resources may not include resources, or any portion
thereof, that are committed for sale to non-designated third party load or otherwise cannot
be called upon to meet the Network Customer's Network Load on a non-interruptible basis.
Any owned or purchased resources that were serving the Network Customer's loads under
firm agreements entered into on or before the Service Commencement Date shall initially
be designated as Network Resources until the Network Customer terminates the
designation of such resources.
30.2 Designation of New Network Resources: The Network Customer may designate
a new Network Resource by providing the Transmission Provider with as much advance
notice as practicable. A designation of a new Network Resource must be made by a
request for modification of service pursuant to an Application under Section 29.
30.3 Termination of Network Resources: The Network Customer may terminate the
designation of all or part of a generating resource as a Network Resource at any time but
should provide notification to the Transmission Provider as soon as reasonably practicable.
30.4 Operation of Network Resources: The Network Customer shall not operate its
designated Network Resources located in the Network Customer's or Transmission
Provider's Control Area such that the output of those facilities exceeds its designated
Network Load, plus non-firm sales delivered pursuant to Part II of the Tariff, plus losses.
This limitation shall not apply to changes in the operation of a Transmission Customer's
Network Resources at the request of the Transmission Provider to respond to an
emergency or other unforeseen condition which may impair or degrade the reliability of
the Transmission System.
30.5 Network Customer Redispatch Obligation: As a condition to receiving Network
Integration Transmission Service, the Network Customer agrees to redispatch its Network
Resources as requested by the Transmission Provider pursuant to Section 33.2. To the
extent practical, the redispatch of resources pursuant to this section shall be on a least cost,
non-discriminatory basis between all Network Customers, and the Transmission Provider.
30.6 Transmission Arrangements for Network Resources Not Physically
Interconnected With The Transmission Provider: The Network Customer shall be
responsible for any arrangements necessary to deliver capacity and energy from a Network
Resource not physically interconnected with the Transmission Provider's Transmission
System. The Transmission Provider will undertake reasonable efforts to assist the
Network Customer in obtaining such arrangements, including without limitation, providing
any information or data required by such other entity pursuant to Good Utility Practice.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
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Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 52
30.7 Limitation on Designation of Network Resources: The Network Customer must
demonstrate that it owns or has committed to purchase generation pursuant to an executed
contract in order to designate a generating resource as a Network Resource. Alternatively,
the Network Customer may establish that execution of a contract is contingent upon the
availability of transmission service under Part III of the Tariff.
30.8 Use of Interface Capacity by the Network Customer: There is no limitation
upon a Network Customer's use of the Transmission Provider's Transmission System at
any particular interface to integrate the Network Customer's Network Resources (or
substitute economy purchases) with its Network Loads. However, a Network Customer's
use of the Transmission Provider's total interface capacity with other transmission systems
may not exceed the Network Customer's Load Ratio Share.
30.9 Network Customer Owned Transmission Facilities: The Network Customer
that owns existing transmission facilities that are integrated with the Transmission
Provider's Transmission System may be eligible to receive consideration either through a
billing credit or some other mechanism. In order to receive such consideration the
Network Customer must demonstrate that its transmission facilities are integrated into the
plans or operations of the Transmission Provider to serve its power and transmission
customers. For facilities constructed by the Network Customer subsequent to the Service
Commencement Date under Part III of the Tariff, the Network Customer shall receive
credit where such facilities are jointly planned and installed in coordination with the
Transmission Provider. Calculation of the credit shall be addressed in either the Network
Customer's Service Agreement or any other agreement between the Parties.
31.
Designation of Network Load.
31.1 Network Load: The Network Customer must designate the individual Network
Loads on whose behalf the Transmission Provider will provide Network Integration
Transmission Service. The Network Loads shall be specified in the Service Agreement.
31.2 New Network Loads Connected With the Transmission Provider: The
Network Customer shall provide the Transmission Provider with as much advance notice
as reasonably practicable of the designation of new Network Load that will be added to its
Transmission System. A designation of new Network Load must be made through a
modification of service pursuant to a new Application. The Transmission Provider will
use due diligence to install any transmission facilities required to interconnect a new
Network Load designated by the Network Customer. The costs of new facilities required
to interconnect a new Network Load shall be determined in accordance with the
procedures provided in Section 32.4 and shall be charged to the Network Customer in
accordance with Commission policies.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
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Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 53
31.3 Network Load Not Physically Interconnected with the Transmission Provider:
This section applies to both initial designation pursuant to Section 31.1 and the subsequent
addition of new Network Load not physically interconnected with the Transmission
Provider. To the extent that the Network Customer desires to obtain transmission service
for a load outside the Transmission Provider's Transmission System, the Network
Customer shall have the option of (1) electing to include the entire load as Network Load
for all purposes under Part III of the Tariff and designating Network Resources in
connection with such additional Network Load, or (2) excluding that entire load from its
Network Load and purchasing Point-To-Point Transmission Service under Part II of the
Tariff. To the extent that the Network Customer gives notice of its intent to add a new
Network Load as part of its Network Load pursuant to this section the request must be
made through a modification of service pursuant to a new Application.
31.4 New Interconnection Points: To the extent the Network Customer desires to add
a new Delivery Point or interconnection point between the Transmission Provider's
Transmission System and a Network Load, the Network Customer shall provide the
Transmission Provider with as much advance notice as reasonably practicable.
31.5 Changes in Service Requests: Under no circumstances shall the Network
Customer's decision to cancel or delay a requested change in Network Integration
Transmission Service (e.g. the addition of a new Network Resource or designation of a
new Network Load) in any way relieve the Network Customer of its obligation to pay the
costs of transmission facilities constructed by the Transmission Provider and charged to
the Network Customer as reflected in the Service Agreement. However, the Transmission
Provider must treat any requested change in Network Integration Transmission Service in a
non-discriminatory manner.
31.6 Annual Load and Resource Information Updates: The Network Customer shall
provide the Transmission Provider with annual updates of Network Load and Network
Resource forecasts consistent with those included in its Application for Network
Integration Transmission Service under Part III of the Tariff. The Network Customer also
other information provided in its Application relating to the Network Customer's Network
Load, Network Resources, its transmission system or other aspects of its facilities or
operations affecting the Transmission Provider's ability to provide reliable service.
32.
Additional Study Procedures For Network Integration Transmission Service
Requests.
32.1 Notice of Need for System Impact Study: After receiving a request for service,
the Transmission Provider shall determine on a non-discriminatory basis whether a System
Impact Study is needed. A description of the Transmission Provider's methodology for
completing a System Impact Study is provided in Attachment D. If the Transmission
Provider determines that a System Impact Study is necessary to accommodate the
requested service, it shall so inform the Eligible Customer, as soon as practicable. In such
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
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Yadkin Division
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First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 54
cases, the Transmission Provider shall within thirty (30) days of receipt of a Completed
Application, tender a System Impact Study Agreement pursuant to which the Eligible
Customer shall agree to reimburse the Transmission Provider for performing the required
System Impact Study. For a service request to remain a Completed Application, the
Eligible Customer shall execute the System Impact Study Agreement and return it to the
Transmission Provider within fifteen (15) days. If the Eligible Customer elects not to
execute the System Impact Study Agreement, its Application shall be deemed withdrawn
and its deposit shall be returned with interest.
32.2
System Impact Study Agreement and Cost Reimbursement:
(i)
The System Impact Study Agreement will clearly specify the Transmission
Provider's estimate of the actual cost, and time for completion of the System
Impact Study. The charge shall not exceed the actual cost of the study. In
performing the System Impact Study, the Transmission Provider shall rely,
to the extent reasonably practicable, on existing transmission planning
studies. The Eligible Customer will not be assessed a charge for such
existing studies; however, the Eligible Customer will be responsible for
charges associated with any modifications to existing planning studies that
are reasonably necessary to evaluate the impact of the Eligible Customer's
request for service on the Transmission System.
(ii)
If in response to multiple Eligible Customers requesting service in relation
to the same competitive solicitation, a single System Impact Study is
sufficient for the Transmission Provider to accommodate the service
requests, the costs of that study shall be pro-rated among the Eligible
Customers.
(ii)
For System Impact Studies that the Transmission Provider conducts on its
own behalf, the Transmission Provider shall record the cost of the System
Impact Studies pursuant to Section 8.
32.3 System Impact Study Procedures: Upon receipt of an executed System Impact
Study Agreement, the Transmission Provider will use due diligence to complete the
required System Impact Study within a sixty (60) day period. The System Impact Study
shall identify any system constraints and redispatch options, additional Direct Assignment
Facilities or Network Upgrades required to provide the requested service. In the event that
the Transmission Provider is unable to complete the required System Impact Study within
such time period, it shall so notify the Eligible Customer and provide an estimated
completion date along with an explanation of the reasons why additional time is required
to complete the required studies. A copy of the completed System Impact Study and
related work papers shall be made available to the Eligible Customer. The Transmission
Provider will use the same due diligence in completing the System Impact Study for an
Eligible Customer as it uses when completing studies for itself. The Transmission
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
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Yadkin Division
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First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 55
Provider shall notify the Eligible Customer immediately upon completion of the System
Impact Study if the Transmission System will be adequate to accommodate all or part of a
request for service or that no costs are likely to be incurred for new transmission facilities
or upgrades. In order for a request to remain a Completed Application, within fifteen (15)
days of completion of the System Impact Study the Eligible Customer must execute a
Service Agreement or request the filing of an unexecuted Service Agreement, or the
Application shall be deemed terminated and withdrawn.
32.4 Facilities Study Procedures: If a System Impact Study indicates that additions or
upgrades to the Transmission System are needed to supply the Eligible Customer's service
request, the Transmission Provider, within thirty (30) days of the completion of the System
Impact Study, shall tender to the Eligible Customer a Facilities Study Agreement pursuant
to which the Eligible Customer shall agree to reimburse the Transmission Provider for
performing the required Facilities Study. For a service request to remain a Completed
Application, the Eligible Customer shall execute the Facilities Study Agreement and return
it to the Transmission Provider within fifteen (15) days. If the Eligible Customer elects not
to execute the Facilities Study Agreement, its Application shall be deemed withdrawn and
its deposit shall be returned with interest. Upon receipt of an executed Facilities Study
Agreement, the Transmission Provider will use due diligence to complete the required
Facilities Study within a sixty (60) day period. If the Transmission Provider is unable to
complete the Facilities Study in the allotted time period, the Transmission Provider shall
notify the Eligible Customer and provide an estimate of the time needed to reach a final
determination along with an explanation of the reasons that additional time is required to
complete the study. When completed, the Facilities Study will include a good faith
estimate of (i) the cost of Direct Assignment Facilities to be charged to the Eligible
Customer, (ii) the Eligible Customer's appropriate share of the cost of any required
Network Upgrades, and (iii) the time required to complete such construction and initiate
the requested service. The Eligible Customer shall provide the Transmission Provider with
a letter of credit or other reasonable form of security acceptable to the Transmission
Provider equivalent to the costs of new facilities or upgrades consistent with commercial
practices as established by the Uniform Commercial Code. The Eligible Customer shall
have thirty (30) days to execute a Service Agreement or request the filing of an unexecuted
Service Agreement and provide the required letter of credit or other form of security or the
request no longer will be a Completed Application and shall be deemed terminated and
withdrawn.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
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Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
33.
Original Sheet No. 56
Load Shedding and Curtailments.
33.1 Procedures: Prior to the Service Commencement Date, the Transmission Provider
and the Network Customer shall establish Load Shedding and Curtailment procedures
pursuant to the Network Operating Agreement with the objective of responding to
contingencies on the Transmission System. The Parties will implement such programs
during any period when the Transmission Provider determines that a system contingency
exists and such procedures are necessary to alleviate such contingency. The Transmission
Provider will notify all affected Network Customers in a timely manner of any scheduled
Curtailment.
33.2 Transmission Constraints: During any period when the Transmission Provider
determines that a transmission constraint exists on the Transmission System, and such
constraint may impair the reliability of the Transmission Provider's system, the
Transmission Provider will take whatever actions, consistent with Good Utility Practice,
that are reasonably necessary to maintain the reliability of the Transmission Provider's
system. To the extent the Transmission Provider determines that the reliability of the
Transmission System can be maintained by redispatching resources, the Transmission
Provider will initiate procedures pursuant to the Network Operating Agreement to
redispatch all Network Resources and the Transmission Provider's own resources on a
least-cost basis without regard to the ownership of such resources. Any redispatch under
this section may not unduly discriminate between the Transmission Provider's use of the
Transmission System on behalf of its Native Load Customers and any Network Customer's
use of the Transmission System to serve its designated Network Load.
33.3 Cost Responsibility for Relieving Transmission Constraints: Whenever the
Transmission Provider implements least-cost redispatch procedures in response to a
transmission constraint, the Transmission Provider and Network Customers will each bear
a proportionate share of the total redispatch cost based on their respective Load Ratio
Shares.
33.4 Curtailments of Scheduled Deliveries: If a transmission constraint on the
Transmission Provider's Transmission System cannot be relieved through the
implementation of least-cost redispatch procedures and the Transmission Provider
determines that it is necessary to Curtail scheduled deliveries, the Parties shall Curtail such
schedules in accordance with the Network Operating Agreement.
33.5 Allocation of Curtailments: The Transmission Provider shall, on a nondiscriminatory basis, Curtail the transaction(s) that effectively relieve the constraint.
However, to the extent practicable and consistent with Good Utility Practice, any
Curtailment will be shared by the Transmission Provider and Network Customer in
proportion to their respective Load Ratio Shares. The Transmission Provider shall not
direct the Network Customer to Curtail schedules to an extent greater than the
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
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Transmission Provider would curtail the Transmission Provider's schedules under similar
circumstances.
33.6 Load Shedding: To the extent that a system contingency exists on the
Transmission Provider's Transmission System and the Transmission Provider determines
that it is necessary for the Transmission Provider and the Network Customer to shed load,
the Parties shall shed load in accordance with previously established procedures under the
Network Operating Agreement.
33.7 System Reliability: Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Tariff, the
Transmission Provider reserves the right, consistent with Good Utility Practice and on a
not unduly discriminatory basis, to Curtail Network Integration Transmission Service
without liability on the Transmission Provider's part for the purpose of making necessary
adjustments to, changes in, or repairs on its lines, substations and facilities, and in cases
where the continuance of Network Integration Transmission Service would endanger
persons or property. In the event of any adverse condition(s) or disturbance(s) on the
Transmission Provider's Transmission System or on any other system(s) directly or
indirectly interconnected with the Transmission Provider's Transmission System, the
Transmission Provider, consistent with Good Utility Practice, also may Curtail Network
Integration Transmission Service in order to (i) limit the extent or damage of the adverse
condition(s) or disturbance(s), (ii) prevent damage to generating or transmission facilities,
or (iii) expedite restoration of service. The Transmission Provider will give the Network
Customer as much advance notice as is practicable in the event of such Curtailment. Any
Curtailment of Network Integration Transmission Service will be not unduly
discriminatory relative to the Transmission Provider's use of the Transmission System on
behalf of its Native Load Customers. The Transmission Provider shall specify the rate
treatment and all related terms and conditions applicable in the event that the Network
Customer fails to respond to established Load Shedding and Curtailment procedures.
34.
Rates and Charges.
The Network Customer shall pay the Transmission Provider for any Direct Assignment
Facilities, Ancillary Services, and applicable study costs, consistent with Commission policy,
along with the following:
34.1 Monthly Demand Charge: The Network Customer shall pay a monthly Demand
Charge, which shall be determined by multiplying its Load Ratio Share times one twelfth
(1/12) of the Transmission Provider's Annual Transmission Revenue Requirement
specified in Schedule H.
34.2 Determination of Network Customer's Monthly Network Load: The Network
Customer's monthly Network Load is its hourly load (including its designated Network
Load not physically interconnected with the Transmission Provider under Section 31.3)
coincident with the Transmission Provider's Monthly Transmission System Peak.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
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Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 58
34.3 Determination of Transmission Provider's Monthly Transmission System
Load:
The Transmission Provider's monthly Transmission System load is the
Transmission Provider's Monthly Transmission System Peak minus the coincident peak
usage of all Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service customers pursuant to Part II of this
Tariff plus the Reserved Capacity of all Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service
customers.
34.4 Redispatch Charge: The Network Customer shall pay a Load Ratio Share of any
redispatch costs allocated between the Network Customer and the Transmission Provider
pursuant to Section 33. To the extent that the Transmission Provider incurs an obligation
to the Network Customer for redispatch costs in accordance with Section 33, such amounts
shall be credited against the Network Customer's bill for the applicable month.
34.5 Stranded Cost Recovery: The Transmission Provider may seek to recover
stranded costs from the Network Customer pursuant to this Tariff in accordance with the
terms, conditions and procedures set forth in FERC Order No. 888. However, the
Transmission Provider must separately file any proposal to recover stranded costs under
Section 205 of the Federal Power Act.
35.
Operating Arrangements.
35.1 Operation under The Network Operating Agreement: The Network Customer
shall plan, construct, operate and maintain its facilities in accordance with Good Utility
Practice and in conformance with the Network Operating Agreement.
35.2 Network Operating Agreement: The terms and conditions under which the
Network Customer shall operate its facilities and the technical and operational matters
associated with the implementation of Part III of the Tariff shall be specified in the
Network Operating Agreement. The Network Operating Agreement shall provide for the
Parties to (i) operate and maintain equipment necessary for integrating the Network
Customer within the Transmission Provider's Transmission System (including, but not
limited to, remote terminal units, metering, communications equipment and relaying
equipment), (ii) transfer data between the Transmission Provider and the Network
Customer (including, but not limited to, heat rates and operational characteristics of
Network Resources, generation schedules for units outside the Transmission Provider's
Transmission System, interchange schedules, unit outputs for redispatch required under
programs required for data links and constraint dispatching, (iii) exchange data on
forecasted loads and resources necessary for long-term planning, and (iv) address any other
technical and operational considerations required for implementation of Part III of the
Tariff, including scheduling protocols. The Network Operating Agreement will recognize
that the Network Customer shall either (i) operate as a Control Area under applicable
guidelines of the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) and the
Southeastern Electric Reliability Council (SERC) and Virginia-Carolinas Reliability
Subregion (VACAR), (ii) satisfy its Control Area requirements, including all necessary
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
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Yadkin Division
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Original Sheet No. 59
Ancillary Services, by contracting with the Transmission Provider, or (iii) satisfy its
Control Area requirements, including all necessary Ancillary Services, by contracting with
another entity, consistent with Good Utility Practice, which satisfies NERC and the
Southeastern Electric Reliability Council (SERC) and Virginia-Carolinas Reliability
Subregion (VACAR) requirements. The Transmission Provider shall not unreasonably
refuse to accept contractual arrangements with another entity for Ancillary Services. The
Network Operating Agreement is included in Attachment G.
35.3 Network Operating Committee: A Network Operating Committee (Committee)
shall be established to coordinate operating criteria for the Parties' respective
responsibilities under the Network Operating Agreement. Each Network Customer shall
be entitled to have at least one representative on the Committee. The Committee shall
meet from time to time as need requires, but no less than once each calendar year.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 60
IV.
STANDARD LARGE GENERATOR INTERCONNECTION
(LGIP) (Applicable to Generating Facilities that exceed 20 MW).
36.
PROCEDURES
Definitions.
"Adverse System Impact" shall mean the negative effects due to technical or operational
limits on conductors or equipment being exceeded that may compromise the safety and reliability
of the electric system.
"Affected System" shall mean an electric system other than the Transmission Provider's
Transmission System that may be affected by the proposed interconnection.
"Affected System Operator" shall mean the entity that operates an Affected System.
"Affiliate" shall mean, with respect to a corporation, partnership or other entity, each such
other corporation, partnership or other entity that directly or indirectly, through one or more
intermediaries, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with, such corporation,
partnership or other entity.
"Ancillary Services" shall mean those services that are necessary to support the
transmission of capacity and energy from resources to loads while maintaining reliable operation
of the Transmission Provider's Transmission System in accordance with Good Utility Practice.
"Applicable Laws and Regulations" shall mean all duly promulgated applicable federal,
state and local laws, regulations, rules, ordinances, codes, decrees, judgments, directives, or
judicial or administrative orders, permits and other duly authorized actions of any Governmental
Authority.
"Applicable Reliability Council" shall mean the reliability council applicable to the
Transmission System to which the Generating Facility is directly interconnected.
"Applicable Reliability Standards" shall mean the requirements and guidelines of
NERC, the Applicable Reliability Council, and the Control Area of the Transmission System to
which the Generating Facility is directly interconnected.
"Base Case" shall mean the base case power flow, short circuit, and stability data bases
used for the Interconnection Studies by the Transmission Provider or Interconnection Customer.
"Breach" shall mean the failure of a Party to perform or observe any material term or
condition of the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement.
"Breaching Party" shall mean a Party that is in Breach of the Standard Large Generator
Interconnection Agreement.
"Business Day" shall mean Monday through Friday, excluding Federal Holidays.
"Calendar Day" shall mean any day including Saturday, Sunday or a Federal Holiday.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 61
"Clustering" shall mean the process whereby a group of Interconnection Requests is
studied together, instead of serially, for the purpose of conducting the Interconnection System
Impact Study.
"Commercial Operation" shall mean the status of a Generating Facility that has
commenced generating electricity for sale, excluding electricity generated during Trial Operation.
"Commercial Operation Date" of a unit shall mean the date on which the Generating
Facility commences Commercial Operation as agreed to by the Parties pursuant to Appendix E to
the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement.
"Confidential Information" shall mean any confidential, proprietary or trade secret
information of a plan, specification, pattern, procedure, design, device, list, concept, policy or
compilation relating to the present or planned business of a Party, which is designated as
confidential by the Party supplying the information, whether conveyed orally, electronically, in
writing, through inspection, or otherwise.
"Control Area" shall mean an electrical system or systems bounded by interconnection
metering and telemetry, capable of controlling generation to maintain its interchange schedule
with other Control Areas and contributing to frequency regulation of the interconnection. A
Control Area must be certified by an Applicable Reliability Council.
"Default" shall mean the failure of a Breaching Party to cure its Breach in accordance
with Article 17 of the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement.
"Dispute Resolution" shall mean the procedure for resolution of a dispute between the
Parties in which they will first attempt to resolve the dispute on an informal basis.
"Distribution System" shall mean the Transmission Provider's facilities and equipment
used to transmit electricity to ultimate usage points such as homes and industries directly from
nearby generators or from interchanges with higher voltage transmission networks which transport
bulk power over longer distances. The voltage levels at which distribution systems operate differ
among areas.
"Distribution Upgrades" shall mean the additions, modifications, and upgrades to the
Transmission Provider's Distribution System at or beyond the Point of Interconnection to facilitate
interconnection of the Generating Facility and render the transmission service necessary to effect
Interconnection Customer's wholesale sale of electricity in interstate commerce. Distribution
Upgrades do not include Interconnection Facilities.
"Effective Date" shall mean the date on which the Standard Large Generator
Interconnection Agreement becomes effective upon execution by the Parties subject to acceptance
by FERC, or if filed unexecuted, upon the date specified by FERC.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 62
"Emergency Condition" shall mean a condition or situation: (1) that in the judgment of
the Party making the claim is imminently likely to endanger life or property; or (2) that, in the case
of a Transmission Provider, is imminently likely (as determined in a non-discriminatory manner)
to cause a material adverse effect on the security of, or damage to Transmission Provider's
Transmission System, Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities or the electric systems of
others to which the Transmission Provider's Transmission System is directly connected; or (3)
that, in the case of Interconnection Customer, is imminently likely (as determined in a nondiscriminatory manner) to cause a material adverse effect on the security of, or damage to, the
Generating Facility or Interconnection Customer's Interconnection Facilities. System restoration
and black start shall be considered Emergency Conditions; provided that Interconnection
Customer is not obligated by the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement to possess
black start capability.
"Energy Resource Interconnection Service" shall mean an Interconnection Service that
allows the Interconnection Customer to connect its Generating Facility to the Transmission
Provider's Transmission System to be eligible to deliver the Generating Facility's electric output
using the existing firm or non-firm capacity of the Transmission Provider's Transmission System
on an as available basis. Energy Resource Interconnection Service in and of itself does not convey
transmission service.
"Engineering & Procurement (E&P) Agreement" shall mean an agreement that
authorizes the Transmission Provider to begin engineering and procurement of long lead-time
items necessary for the establishment of the interconnection in order to advance the
implementation of the Interconnection Request.
"Environmental Law" shall mean Applicable Laws or Regulations relating to pollution
or protection of the environment or natural resources.
"Federal Power Act" shall mean the Federal Power Act, as amended, 16 U.S.C. §§ 791a,
et seq.
"FERC" shall mean the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) or its
successor.
"Force Majeure" shall mean any act of God, labor disturbance, act of the public enemy,
war, insurrection, riot, fire, storm or flood, explosion, breakage or accident to machinery or
equipment, any order, regulation or restriction imposed by governmental, military or lawfully
established civilian authorities, or any other cause beyond a Party's control. A Force Majeure
event does not include acts of negligence or intentional wrongdoing by the Party claiming Force
Majeure.
"Generating Facility" shall mean Interconnection Customer's device for the production
of electricity identified in the Interconnection Request, but shall not include the Interconnection
Customer's Interconnection Facilities.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 63
"Generating Facility Capacity" shall mean the net capacity of the Generating Facility
and the aggregate net capacity of the Generating Facility where it includes multiple energy
production devices.
"Good Utility Practice" shall mean any of the practices, methods and acts engaged in or
approved by a significant portion of the electric industry during the relevant time period, or any of
the practices, methods and acts which, in the exercise of reasonable judgment in light of the facts
known at the time the decision was made, could have been expected to accomplish the desired
result at a reasonable cost consistent with good business practices, reliability, safety and
expedition. Good Utility Practice is not intended to be limited to the optimum practice, method, or
act to the exclusion of all others, but rather to be acceptable practices, methods, or acts generally
accepted in the region.
"Governmental Authority" shall mean any federal, state, local or other governmental
regulatory or administrative agency, court, commission, department, board, or other governmental
subdivision, legislature, rulemaking board, tribunal, or other governmental authority having
jurisdiction over the Parties, their respective facilities, or the respective services they provide, and
exercising or entitled to exercise any administrative, executive, police, or taxing authority or
power; provided, however, that such term does not include Interconnection Customer,
Transmission Provider, or any Affiliate thereof.
"Hazardous Substances" shall mean any chemicals, materials or substances defined as or
included in the definition of "hazardous substances," "hazardous wastes," "hazardous materials,"
"hazardous constituents," "restricted hazardous materials," "extremely hazardous substances,"
"toxic substances," "radioactive substances," "contaminants," "pollutants," "toxic pollutants" or
words of similar meaning and regulatory effect under any applicable Environmental Law, or any
other chemical, material or substance, exposure to which is prohibited, limited or regulated by any
applicable Environmental Law.
"Initial Synchronization Date" shall mean the date upon which the Generating Facility is
initially synchronized and upon which Trial Operation begins.
"In-Service Date" shall mean the date upon which the Interconnection Customer
reasonably expects it will be ready to begin use of the Transmission Provider's Interconnection
Facilities to obtain back feed power.
"Interconnection Customer" shall mean any entity, including the Transmission Provider,
Transmission Owner or any of the Affiliates or subsidiaries of either, that proposes to interconnect
its Generating Facility with the Transmission Provider's Transmission System.
"Interconnection Customer's Interconnection Facilities" shall mean all facilities and
equipment, as identified in Appendix A of the Standard Large Generator Interconnection
Agreement, that are located between the Generating Facility and the Point of Change of
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 64
Ownership, including any modification, addition, or upgrades to such facilities and equipment
necessary to physically and electrically interconnect the Generating Facility to the Transmission
Provider's Transmission System. Interconnection Customer's Interconnection Facilities are sole
use facilities.
"Interconnection Facilities" shall mean the Transmission Provider's Interconnection
Facilities and the Interconnection Customer's Interconnection Facilities.
Collectively,
Interconnection Facilities include all facilities and equipment between the Generating Facility and
the Point of Interconnection, including any modification, additions or upgrades that are necessary
to physically and electrically interconnect the Generating Facility to the Transmission Provider's
Transmission System. Interconnection Facilities are sole use facilities and shall not include
Distribution Upgrades, Stand Alone Network Upgrades or Network Upgrades.
"Interconnection Facilities Study" shall mean a study conducted by the Transmission
Provider or a third party consultant for the Interconnection Customer to determine a list of
facilities (including Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities and Network Upgrades as
identified in the Interconnection System Impact Study), the cost of those facilities, and the time
required to interconnect the Generating Facility with the Transmission Provider's Transmission
System. The scope of the study is defined in Section 43 of the Standard Large Generator
Interconnection Procedures.
"Interconnection Facilities Study Agreement" shall mean the form of agreement
contained in Appendix 4 of the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Procedures for
conducting the Interconnection Facilities Study.
"Interconnection Feasibility Study" shall mean a preliminary evaluation of the system
impact and cost of interconnecting the Generating Facility to the Transmission Provider's
Transmission System, the scope of which is described in Section 41 of the Standard Large
Generator Interconnection Procedures.
"Interconnection Feasibility Study Agreement" shall mean the form of agreement
contained in Appendix 2 of the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Procedures for
conducting the Interconnection Feasibility Study.
"Interconnection Request" shall mean an Interconnection Customer's request, in the
form of Appendix 1 to the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Procedures, in accordance
with the Tariff, to interconnect a new Generating Facility, or to increase the capacity of, or make a
Material Modification to the operating characteristics of, an existing Generating Facility that is
interconnected with the Transmission Provider's Transmission System.
"Interconnection Service" shall mean the service provided by the Transmission Provider
associated with interconnecting the Interconnection Customer's Generating Facility to the
Transmission Provider's Transmission System and enabling it to receive electric energy and
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 65
capacity from the Generating Facility at the Point of Interconnection, pursuant to the terms of the
Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement and, if applicable, the Transmission
Provider's Tariff.
"Interconnection Study" shall mean any of the following studies: the Interconnection
Feasibility Study, the Interconnection System Impact Study, and the Interconnection Facilities
Study described in the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Procedures.
"Interconnection System Impact Study" shall mean an engineering study that evaluates
the impact of the proposed interconnection on the safety and reliability of Transmission Provider's
Transmission System and, if applicable, an Affected System. The study shall identify and detail
the system impacts that would result if the Generating Facility were interconnected without project
modifications or system modifications, focusing on the Adverse System Impacts identified in the
Interconnection Feasibility Study, or to study potential impacts, including but not limited to those
identified in the Scoping Meeting as described in the Standard Large Generator Interconnection
Procedures.
"Interconnection System Impact Study Agreement" shall mean the form of agreement
contained in Appendix 3 of the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Procedures for
conducting the Interconnection System Impact Study.
"IRS" shall mean the Internal Revenue Service.
"Joint Operating Committee" shall be a group made up of representatives from
Interconnection Customers and the Transmission Provider to coordinate operating and technical
considerations of Interconnection Service.
"Large Generating Facility" shall mean a Generating Facility having a Generating
Facility Capacity of more than 20 MW.
"Loss" shall mean any and all losses relating to injury to or death of any person or damage
to property, demand, suits, recoveries, costs and expenses, court costs, attorney fees, and all other
obligations by or to third parties, arising out of or resulting from the other Party's performance, or
non-performance of its obligations under the Standard Large Generator Interconnection
Agreement on behalf of the indemnifying Party, except in cases of gross negligence or intentional
wrongdoing by the indemnifying Party.
"Material Modification" shall mean those modifications that have a material impact on
the cost or timing of any Interconnection Request with a later queue priority date.
"Metering Equipment" shall mean all metering equipment installed or to be installed at
the Generating Facility pursuant to the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement at
the metering points, including but not limited to instrument transformers, MWh-meters, data
acquisition equipment, transducers, remote terminal unit, communications equipment, phone lines,
and fiber optics.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 66
"NERC" shall mean the North American Electric Reliability Council or its successor
organization.
"Network Resource" shall mean any designated generating resource owned, purchased,
or leased by a Network Customer under the Network Integration Transmission Service Tariff.
Network Resources do not include any resource, or any portion thereof, that is committed for sale
to third parties or otherwise cannot be called upon to meet the Network Customer's Network Load
on a non-interruptible basis.
"Network Resource Interconnection Service" shall mean an Interconnection Service
that allows the Interconnection Customer to integrate its Large Generating Facility with the
Transmission Provider's Transmission System (1) in a manner comparable to that in which the
Transmission Provider integrates its generating facilities to serve native load customers; or (2) in
an RTO or ISO with market based congestion management, in the same manner as Network
Resources. Network Resource Interconnection Service in and of itself does not convey
transmission service.
"Network Upgrades" shall mean the additions, modifications, and upgrades to the
Transmission Provider's Transmission System required at or beyond the point at which the
Interconnection Facilities connect to the Transmission Provider's Transmission System to
accommodate the interconnection of the Large Generating Facility to the Transmission Provider's
Transmission System.
"Notice of Dispute" shall mean a written notice of a dispute or claim that arises out of or
in connection with the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement or its performance.
"Optional Interconnection Study" shall mean a sensitivity analysis based on
assumptions specified by the Interconnection Customer in the Optional Interconnection Study
Agreement.
"Optional Interconnection Study Agreement" shall mean the form of agreement
contained in Appendix 5 of the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Procedures for
conducting the Optional Interconnection Study.
"Party or Parties" shall mean Transmission Provider, Transmission Owner,
Interconnection Customer or any combination of the above.
"Point of Change of Ownership" shall mean the point, as set forth in Appendix A to the
Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement, where the Interconnection Customer's
Interconnection Facilities connect to the Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities.
"Point of Interconnection" shall mean the point, as set forth in Appendix A to the
Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement, where the Interconnection Facilities
connect to the Transmission Provider's Transmission System.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 67
"Queue Position" shall mean the order of a valid Interconnection Request, relative to all
other pending valid Interconnection Requests, that is established based upon the date and time of
receipt of the valid Interconnection Request by the Transmission Provider.
"Reasonable Efforts" shall mean, with respect to an action required to be attempted or
taken by a Party under the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement, efforts that are
timely and consistent with Good Utility Practice and are otherwise substantially equivalent to
those a Party would use to protect its own interests.
"Scoping Meeting" shall mean the meeting between representatives of the
Interconnection Customer and Transmission Provider conducted for the purpose of discussing
alternative interconnection options, to exchange information including any transmission data and
earlier study evaluations that would be reasonably expected to impact such interconnection
options, to analyze such information, and to determine the potential feasible Points of
Interconnection.
"Site Control" shall mean documentation reasonably demonstrating: (1) ownership of, a
leasehold interest in, or a right to develop a site for the purpose of constructing the Generating
Facility; (2) an option to purchase or acquire a leasehold site for such purpose; or (3) an
exclusivity or other business relationship between Interconnection Customer and the entity having
the right to sell, lease or grant Interconnection Customer the right to possess or occupy a site for
such purpose.
"Small Generating Facility" shall mean a Generating Facility that has a Generating
Facility Capacity of no more than 20 MW.
"Stand Alone Network Upgrades" shall mean Network Upgrades that an Interconnection
Customer may construct without affecting day-to-day operations of the Transmission System
during their construction. Both the Transmission Provider and the Interconnection Customer must
agree as to what constitutes Stand Alone Network Upgrades and identify them in Appendix A to
the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement.
"Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA)" shall mean the form
of interconnection agreement applicable to an Interconnection Request pertaining to a Large
Generating Facility that is included in the Transmission Provider's Tariff.
"Standard Large Generator Interconnection Procedures (LGIP)" shall mean the
interconnection procedures applicable to an Interconnection Request pertaining to a Large
Generating Facility that are included in the Transmission Provider's Tariff.
"System Protection Facilities" shall mean the equipment, including necessary protection
signal communications equipment, required to protect (1) the Transmission Provider's
Transmission System from faults or other electrical disturbances occurring at the Generating
Facility and (2) the Generating Facility from faults or other electrical system disturbances
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
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Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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occurring on the Transmission Provider's Transmission System or on other delivery systems or
other generating systems to which the Transmission Provider's Transmission System is directly
connected.
"Tariff" shall mean the Transmission Provider's Tariff through which open access
transmission service and Interconnection Service are offered, as filed with FERC, and as amended
or supplemented from time to time, or any successor tariff.
"Transmission Owner" shall mean an entity that owns, leases or otherwise possesses an
interest in the portion of the Transmission System at the Point of Interconnection and may be a
Party to the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement to the extent necessary.
"Transmission Provider" shall mean the public utility (or its designated agent) that owns,
controls, or operates transmission or distribution facilities used for the transmission of electricity
in interstate commerce and provides transmission service under the Tariff. The term Transmission
Provider should be read to include the Transmission Owner when the Transmission Owner is
separate from the Transmission Provider.
"Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities" shall mean all facilities and
equipment owned, controlled, or operated by the Transmission Provider from the Point of Change
of Ownership to the Point of Interconnection as identified in Appendix A to the Standard Large
Generator Interconnection Agreement, including any modifications, additions or upgrades to such
facilities and equipment. Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities are sole use facilities
and shall not include Distribution Upgrades, Stand Alone Network Upgrades or Network
Upgrades.
"Transmission System" shall mean the facilities owned, controlled or operated by the
Transmission Provider or Transmission Owner that are used to provide transmission service under
the Tariff.
"Trial Operation" shall mean the period during which Interconnection Customer is
engaged in on-site test operations and commissioning of the Generating Facility prior to
Commercial Operation.
37.
Scope and Application.
37.1
Application of Standard Large Generator Interconnection Procedures.
Sections 37 through 48 apply to processing an Interconnection Request pertaining
to a Large Generating Facility.
37.2
Comparability.
Transmission Provider shall receive, process and analyze all Interconnection
Requests in a timely manner as set forth in this LGIP. Transmission Provider will use the
same Reasonable Efforts in processing and analyzing Interconnection Requests from all
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
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Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Interconnection Customers, whether the Generating Facilities are owned by Transmission
Provider, its subsidiaries or Affiliates or others.
37.3
Base Case Data.
Transmission Provider shall provide base power flow, short circuit and stability
databases, including all underlying assumptions, and contingency list upon request subject
to confidentiality provisions in LGIP Section 48.1. Transmission Provider is permitted to
require that Interconnection Customer sign a confidentiality agreement before the release
of commercially sensitive information or Critical Energy Infrastructure Information in the
Base Case data. Such databases and lists, hereinafter referred to as Base Cases, shall
include all (1) generation projects and (ii) transmission projects, including merchant
transmission projects that are proposed for the Transmission System for which a
transmission expansion plan has been submitted and approved by the applicable authority.
37.4
No Applicability to Transmission Service.
Nothing in this LGIP shall constitute a request for transmission service or confer
upon an Interconnection Customer any right to receive transmission service.
38.
Interconnection Requests.
38.1
General.
An Interconnection Customer shall submit to Transmission Provider an
Interconnection Request in the form of Appendix 1 to this LGIP and a refundable deposit
of $10,000. Transmission Provider shall apply the deposit toward the cost of an
Interconnection Feasibility Study. Interconnection Customer shall submit a separate
Interconnection Request for each site and may submit multiple Interconnection Requests
for a single site.
Interconnection Customer must submit a deposit with each
Interconnection Request even when more than one request is submitted for a single site.
An Interconnection Request to evaluate one site at two different voltage levels shall be
treated as two Interconnection Requests.
At Interconnection Customer's option, Transmission Provider and Interconnection
Customer will identify alternative Point(s) of Interconnection and configurations at the
Scoping Meeting to evaluate in this process and attempt to eliminate alternatives in a
reasonable fashion given resources and information available. Interconnection Customer
will select the definitive Point(s) of Interconnection to be studied no later than the
execution of the Interconnection Feasibility Study Agreement.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Identification of Types of Interconnection Services.
At the time the Interconnection Request is submitted, Interconnection Customer
must request either Energy Resource Interconnection Service or Network Resource
Interconnection Service, as described; provided, however, any Interconnection Customer
requesting Network Resource Interconnection Service may also request that it be
concurrently studied for Energy Resource Interconnection Service, up to the point when an
Interconnection Facility Study Agreement is executed. Interconnection Customer may
then elect to proceed with Network Resource Interconnection Service or to proceed under a
lower level of interconnection service to the extent that only certain upgrades will be
completed.
38.2.1
Energy Resource Interconnection Service.
38.2.1.1 The Product. Energy Resource Interconnection Service allows
Interconnection Customer to connect the Large Generating Facility to the
Transmission System and be eligible to deliver the Large Generating
Facility's output using the existing firm or non-firm capacity of the
Transmission System on an "as available" basis. Energy Resource
Interconnection Service does not in and of itself convey any right to deliver
electricity to any specific customer or Point of Delivery.
38.2.1.2 The Study. The study consists of short circuit/fault duty, steady
state (thermal and voltage) and stability analyses. The short circuit/fault
duty analysis would identify direct Interconnection Facilities required and
the Network Upgrades necessary to address short circuit issues associated
with the Interconnection Facilities. The stability and steady state studies
would identify necessary upgrades to allow full output of the proposed
Large Generating Facility and would also identify the maximum allowed
output, at the time the study is performed, of the interconnecting Large
Generating Facility without requiring additional Network Upgrades.
38.2.2
Network Resource Interconnection Service.
38.2.2.1 The Product.
Transmission Provider must conduct the
necessary studies and construct the Network Upgrades needed to integrate
the Large Generating Facility (1) in a manner comparable to that in which
Transmission Provider integrates its generating facilities to serve native
load customers; or (2) in an ISO or RTO with market based congestion
management, in the same manner as Network Resources. Network
Resource Interconnection Service Allows Interconnection Customer 's
Large Generating Facility to be designated as a Network Resource, up to the
Large Generating Facility's full output, on the same basis as existing
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
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Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Network Resources interconnected to Transmission Provider's Transmission
System, and to be studied as a Network Resource on the assumption that
such a designation will occur.
38.2.2.2 The Study. The Interconnection Study for Network Resource
Interconnection Service shall assure that Interconnection Customer's Large
Generating Facility meets the requirements for Network Resource
Interconnection Service and as a general matter, that such Large Generating
Facility's interconnection is also studied with Transmission Provider's
Transmission System at peak load, under a variety of severely stressed
conditions, to determine whether, with the Large Generating Facility at full
output, the aggregate of generation in the local area can be delivered to the
aggregate of load on Transmission Provider's Transmission System,
consistent with Transmission Provider's reliability criteria and procedures.
This approach assumes that some portion of existing Network Resources
are displaced by the output of Interconnection Customer's Large Generating
Facility. Network Resource Interconnection Service in and of itself does
not convey any right to deliver electricity to any specific customer or Point
of Delivery. The Transmission Provider may also study the Transmission
System under non-peak load conditions. However, upon request by the
Interconnection Customer, the Transmission Provider must explain in
writing to the Interconnection Customer why the study of non-peak load
conditions is required for reliability purposes.
38.3
Valid Interconnection Request.
38.3.1
Initiating an Interconnection Request.
To initiate an Interconnection Request, Interconnection Customer must
submit all of the following: (i) a $10,000 deposit, (ii) a completed application in the
form of Appendix 1, and (iii) demonstration of Site Control or a posting of an
additional deposit of $10,000. Such deposits shall be applied toward any
Interconnection Studies pursuant to the Interconnection Request.
If
Interconnection Customer demonstrates Site Control within the cure period
specified in Section 38.3.3 after submitting its Interconnection Request, the
additional deposit shall be refundable; otherwise, all such deposit(s), additional and
initial, become non-refundable.
The expected In-Service Date of the new Large Generating Facility or
increase in capacity of the existing Generating Facility shall be no more than the
process window for the regional expansion planning period (or in the absence of a
regional planning process, the process window for Transmission Provider's
expansion planning period) not to exceed seven (7) years from the date the
Interconnection Request is received by Transmission Provider, unless
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Interconnection Customer demonstrates that engineering, permitting and construction of
the new Large Generating Facility or increase in capacity of the existing Generating
Facility will take longer than the regional expansion planning period. The In-Service Date
may succeed the date the Interconnection Request is received by Transmission Provider by
a period up to ten (10) years, or longer where Interconnection Customer and Transmission
Provider agree, such agreement not to be unreasonably withheld.
38.3.2
Acknowledgment of Interconnection Request.
Transmission Provider shall acknowledge receipt of the Interconnection
Request within five (5) Business Days of receipt of the request and attach a copy of
the received Interconnection Request to the acknowledgement.
38.3.3
Deficiencies in Interconnection Request.
An Interconnection Request will not be considered to be a valid request
until all items in Section 38.3.1 have been received by Transmission Provider. If
an Interconnection Request fails to meet the requirements set forth in Section
38.3.1, Transmission Provider shall notify Interconnection Customer within five (5)
Business Days of receipt of the initial Interconnection Request of the reasons for
such failure and that the Interconnection Request does not constitute a valid
request. Interconnection Customer shall provide Transmission Provider the
additional requested information needed to constitute a valid request within ten (10)
Business Days after receipt of such notice. Failure by Interconnection Customer to
comply with this Section 38.3.3 shall be treated in accordance with Section 38.6.
38.3.4
Scoping Meeting.
Within ten (10) Business Days after receipt of a valid Interconnection
Request, Transmission Provider shall establish a date agreeable to Interconnection
Customer for the Scoping Meeting, and such date shall be no later than thirty (30)
Calendar Days from receipt of the valid Interconnection Request, unless otherwise
mutually agreed upon by the Parties.
The purpose of the Scoping Meeting shall be to discuss alternative
interconnection options, to exchange information including any transmission data
that would reasonably be expected to impact such interconnection options, to
analyze such information and to determine the potential feasible Points of
Interconnection. Transmission Provider and Interconnection Customer will bring
to the meeting such technical data, including, but not limited to: (i) general facility
loadings, (ii) general instability issues, (iii) general short circuit issues, (iv) general
voltage issues, and (v) general reliability issues as may be reasonably required to
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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accomplish the purpose of the meeting. Transmission Provider and Interconnection
Customer will also bring to the meeting personnel and other resources as may be
reasonably required to accomplish the purpose of the meeting in the time allocated
for the meeting. On the basis of the meeting, Interconnection Customer shall
designate its Point of Interconnection, pursuant to Section 41.1, and one or more
available alternative Point(s) of Interconnection. The duration of the meeting shall
be sufficient to accomplish its purpose.
38.4
OASIS Posting.
Transmission Provider will maintain on its OASIS a list of all Interconnection
Requests. The list will identify, for each Interconnection Request: (i) the maximum
summer and winter megawatt electrical output; (ii) the location by county and state; (iii)
the station or transmission line or lines where the interconnection will be made; (iv) the
projected In-Service Date; (v) the status of the Interconnection Request, including Queue
Position; (vi) the type of Interconnection Service being requested; and (vii) the availability
of any studies related to the Interconnection Request; (viii) the date of the Interconnection
Request; (ix) the type of Generating Facility to be constructed (combined cycle, base load
or combustion turbine and fuel type); and (x) for Interconnection Requests that have not
resulted in a completed interconnection, an explanation as to why it was not completed.
Except in the case of an Affiliate, the list will not disclose the identity of Interconnection
Customer until Interconnection Customer executes an LGIA or requests that Transmission
Provider file an unexecuted LGIA with FERC. Before holding a Scoping Meeting with its
Affiliate, Transmission Provider shall post on OASIS an advance notice of its intent to do
so. Transmission Provider shall post to its OASIS site any deviations from the study
timelines set forth herein. Interconnection Study reports and Optional Interconnection
Study reports shall be posted to Transmission Provider's OASIS site subsequent to the
meeting between Interconnection Customer and Transmission Provider to discuss the
applicable study results. Transmission Provider shall also post any known deviations in
the Large Generating Facility's In-Service Date.
38.5
Coordination with Affected Systems.
Transmission Provider will coordinate the conduct of any studies required to
determine the impact of the Interconnection Request on Affected Systems with Affected
System Operators and, if possible, include those results (if available) in its applicable
Interconnection Study within the time frame specified in this LGIP. Transmission
Provider will include such Affected System Operators in all meetings held with
Interconnection Customer as required by this LGIP. Interconnection Customer will
cooperate with Transmission Provider in all matters related to the conduct of studies and
the determination of modifications to Affected Systems. A Transmission Provider which
may be an Affected System shall cooperate with Transmission Provider with whom
interconnection has been requested in all matters related to the conduct of studies and the
determination of modifications to Affected Systems.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Withdrawal.
Interconnection Customer may withdraw its Interconnection Request at any time by
written notice of such withdrawal to Transmission Provider. In addition, if Interconnection
Customer fails to adhere to all requirements of this LGIP, except as provided in Section
48.5 (Disputes), Transmission Provider shall deem the Interconnection Request to be
withdrawn and shall provide written notice to Interconnection Customer of the deemed
withdrawal and an explanation of the reasons for such deemed withdrawal. Upon receipt
of such written notice, Interconnection Customer shall have fifteen (15) Business Days in
which to either respond with information or actions that cures the deficiency or to notify
Transmission Provider of its intent to pursue Dispute Resolution.
Withdrawal shall result in the loss of Interconnection Customer's Queue Position.
If an Interconnection Customer disputes the withdrawal and loss of its Queue Position,
then during Dispute Resolution, Interconnection Customer's Interconnection Request is
eliminated from the queue until such time that the outcome of Dispute Resolution would
restore its Queue Position. An Interconnection Customer that withdraws or is deemed to
have withdrawn its Interconnection Request shall pay to Transmission Provider all costs
that Transmission Provider prudently incurs with respect to that Interconnection Request
prior to Transmission Provider's receipt of notice described above. Interconnection
Customer must pay all monies due to Transmission Provider before it is allowed to obtain
any Interconnection Study data or results.
Transmission Provider shall (i) update the OASIS Queue Position posting and (ii)
refund to Interconnection Customer any portion of Interconnection Customer's deposit or
study payments that exceeds the costs that Transmission Provider has incurred, including
interest calculated in accordance with Section 35.19a(a)(2) of FERC's regulations. In the
event of such withdrawal, Transmission Provider, subject to the confidentiality provisions
of Section 48.1, shall provide, at Interconnection Customer's request, all information that
Transmission Provider developed for any completed study conducted up to the date of
withdrawal of the Interconnection Request.
39.
Queue Position.
39.1
General.
Transmission Provider shall assign a Queue Position based upon the date and time
of receipt of the valid Interconnection Request; provided that, if the sole reason an
Interconnection Request is not valid is the lack of required information on the application
form, and Interconnection Customer provides such information in accordance with Section
38.3.3, then Transmission Provider shall assign Interconnection Customer a Queue
Position based on the date the application form was originally filed. Moving a Point of
Interconnection shall result in a lowering of Queue Position if it is deemed a Material
Modification under Section 49.4.3.
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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The Queue Position of each Interconnection Request will be used to determine the
order of performing the Interconnection Studies and determination of cost responsibility
for the facilities necessary to accommodate the Interconnection Request. A higher queued
Interconnection Request is one that has been placed "earlier" in the queue in relation to
another Interconnection Request that is lower queued.
Transmission Provider may allocate the cost of the common upgrades for clustered
Interconnection Requests without regard to Queue Position.
39.2
Clustering.
At Transmission Provider's option, Interconnection Requests may be studied
serially or in clusters for the purpose of the Interconnection System Impact Study.
Clustering shall be implemented on the basis of Queue Position. If Transmission
Provider elects to study Interconnection Requests using Clustering, all Interconnection
Requests received within a period not to exceed one hundred and eighty (180) Calendar
Days, hereinafter referred to as the "Queue Cluster Window" shall be studied together
without regard to the nature of the underlying Interconnection Service, whether Energy
Resource Interconnection Service or Network Resource Interconnection Service. The
deadline for completing all Interconnection System Impact Studies for which an
Interconnection System Impact Study Agreement has been executed during a Queue
Cluster Window shall be in accordance with Section 42.4, for all Interconnection Requests
assigned to the same Queue Cluster Window. Transmission Provider may study an
Interconnection Request separately to the extent warranted by Good Utility Practice based
upon the electrical remoteness of the proposed Large Generating Facility.
Clustering Interconnection System Impact Studies shall be conducted in such a
manner to ensure the efficient implementation of the applicable regional transmission
expansion plan in light of the Transmission System's capabilities at the time of each study.
The Queue Cluster Window shall have a fixed time interval based on fixed annual
opening and closing dates. Any changes to the established Queue Cluster Window interval
and opening or closing dates shall be announced with a posting on Transmission Provider's
OASIS beginning at least one hundred and eighty (180) Calendar Days in advance of the
change and continuing thereafter through the end date of the first Queue Cluster Window
that is to be modified.
39.3
Transferability of Queue Position.
An Interconnection Customer may transfer its Queue Position to another entity only
if such entity acquires the specific Generating Facility identified in the Interconnection
Request and the Point of Interconnection does not change.
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Modifications.
Interconnection Customer shall submit to Transmission Provider, in writing,
modifications to any information provided in the Interconnection Request. Interconnection
Customer shall retain its Queue Position if the modifications are in accordance with
Sections 39.4.1, 39.4.2 or 39.4.5, or are determined not to be Material Modifications
pursuant to Section 39.4.3.
Notwithstanding the above, during the course of the Interconnection Studies, either
Interconnection Customer or Transmission Provider may identify changes to the planned
interconnection that may improve the costs and benefits (including reliability) of the
interconnection, and the ability of the proposed change to accommodate the
Interconnection Request. To the extent the identified changes are acceptable to
Transmission Provider and Interconnection Customer, such acceptance not to be
unreasonably withheld, Transmission Provider shall modify the Point of Interconnection
and/or configuration in accordance with such changes and proceed with any re-studies
necessary to do so in accordance with Section 41.4, Section 42.6 and Section 43.5 as
applicable and Interconnection Customer shall retain its Queue Position.
39.4.1 Prior to the return of the executed Interconnection System Impact Study
Agreement to Transmission Provider, modifications permitted under this section
shall include specifically: (a) a decrease of up to 60 percent of electrical output
(MW) of the proposed project; (b) modifying the technical parameters associated
with the Large Generating Facility technology or the Large Generating Facility
step-up transformer impedance characteristics; and (c) modifying the
interconnection configuration. For plant increases, the incremental increase in
plant output will go to the end of the queue for the purposes of cost allocation and
study analysis.
39.4.2
Prior to the return of the executed Interconnection Facility Study
Agreement to Transmission Provider, the modifications permitted under this
section shall include specifically: (a) additional 15 percent decrease of electrical
output (MW), and (b) Large Generating Facility technical parameters associated
with modifications to Large Generating Facility technology and transformer
impedances; provided, however, the incremental costs associated with those
modifications are the responsibility of the requesting Interconnection Customer.
39.4.3
Prior to making any modification other than those specifically permitted
by Sections 39.4.1, 39.4.2, and 39.4.5, Interconnection Customer may first request
that Transmission Provider evaluate whether such modification is a Material
Modification. In response to Interconnection Customer's request, Transmission
Provider shall evaluate the proposed modifications prior to making them and
inform Interconnection Customer in writing of whether the modifications would
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
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Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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constitute a Material Modification. Any change to the Point of Interconnection,
except those deemed acceptable under Sections39.4.1, 41.1, 42.2 or so allowed
elsewhere, shall constitute a Material Modification. Interconnection Customer may
then withdraw the proposed modification or proceed with a new Interconnection
Request for such modification.
39.4.4
Upon receipt of Interconnection Customer's request for modification
permitted under this Section 39.4, Transmission Provider shall commence and
perform any necessary additional studies as soon as practicable, but in no event
shall Transmission Provider commence such studies later than thirty (30) Calendar
Days after receiving notice of Interconnection Customer's request. Any additional
studies resulting from such modification shall be done at Interconnection
Customer's cost.
39.4.5
Extensions of less than three (3) cumulative years in the Commercial
Operation Date of the Large Generating Facility to which the Interconnection
Request relates are not material and should be handled through construction
sequencing.
40.
Procedures for Interconnection Requests Submitted Prior to Effective Date of
Standard Large Generator Interconnection Procedures.
40.1
Queue Position for Pending Requests.
40.1.1
Any Interconnection Customer assigned a Queue Position prior to the
effective date of this LGIP shall retain that Queue Position.
40.1.1.1 If an Interconnection Study Agreement has not been executed as
of the effective date of this LGIP, then such Interconnection Study, and any
subsequent Interconnection Studies, shall be processed in accordance with
this LGIP.
40.1.1.2 If an Interconnection Study Agreement has been executed prior
to the effective date of this LGIP, such Interconnection Study shall be
completed in accordance with the terms of such agreement. With respect to
any remaining studies for which an Interconnection Customer has not
signed an Interconnection Study Agreement prior to the effective date of the
LGIP, Transmission Provider must offer Interconnection Customer the
option of either continuing under Transmission Provider's existing
interconnection study process or going forward with the completion of the
necessary Interconnection Studies (for which it does not have a signed
Interconnection Studies Agreement) in accordance with this LGIP.
40.1.1.3 If an LGIA has been submitted to FERC for approval before the
effective date of the LGIP, then the LGIA would be grandfathered.
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
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Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Transition Period.
To the extent necessary, Transmission Provider and Interconnection
Customers with an outstanding request (i.e., an Interconnection Request for which
an LGIA has not been submitted to FERC for approval as of the effective date of
this LGIP) shall transition to this LGIP within a reasonable period of time not to
exceed sixty (60) Calendar Days. The use of the term "outstanding request" herein
shall mean any Interconnection Request, on the effective date of this LGIP: (i) that
has been submitted but not yet accepted by Transmission Provider; (ii) where the
related interconnection agreement has not yet been submitted to FERC for approval
in executed or unexecuted form, (iii) where the relevant Interconnection Study
Agreements have not yet been executed, or (iv) where any of the relevant
Interconnection Studies are in process but not yet completed. Any Interconnection
Customer with an outstanding request as of the effective date of this LGIP may
request a reasonable extension of any deadline, otherwise applicable, if necessary
to avoid undue hardship or prejudice to its Interconnection Request. A reasonable
extension shall be granted by Transmission Provider to the extent consistent with
the intent and process provided for under this LGIP.
40.2
New Transmission Provider.
If Transmission Provider transfers control of its Transmission System to a
successor Transmission Provider during the period when an Interconnection Request is
pending, the original Transmission Provider shall transfer to the successor Transmission
Provider any amount of the deposit or payment with interest thereon that exceeds the cost
that it incurred to evaluate the request for interconnection. Any difference between such
net amount and the deposit or payment required by this LGIP shall be paid by or refunded
to the Interconnection Provider, as appropriate. The original Transmission Provider shall
coordinate with the successor Transmission Provider to complete any Interconnection
Study, as appropriate, that the original Transmission Provider has begun but has not
completed. If Transmission Provider has tendered a draft LGIA to Interconnection
Customer but Interconnection Customer has not either executed the LGIA or requested the
filing of an unexecuted LGIA with FERC, unless otherwise provided, Interconnection
Customer must complete negotiations with the successor Transmission Provider.
41.
Interconnection Feasibility Study.
41.1
Interconnection Feasibility Study Agreement.
Simultaneously with the acknowledgement of a valid Interconnection Request
Transmission Provider shall provide to Interconnection Customer an Interconnection
Feasibility Study Agreement in the form of Appendix 2. The Interconnection Feasibility
Study Agreement shall specify that Interconnection Customer is responsible for the actual
cost of the Interconnection Feasibility Study. Within five (5) Business Days following the
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
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Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Scoping Meeting Interconnection Customer shall specify for inclusion in the attachment to
the Interconnection Feasibility Study Agreement the Point(s) of Interconnection and any
reasonable alternative Point(s) of Interconnection. Within five (5) Business Days
following Transmission Provider's receipt of such designation, Transmission Provider shall
tender to Interconnection Customer the Interconnection Feasibility Study Agreement
signed by Transmission Provider, which includes a good faith estimate of the cost for
completing the Interconnection Feasibility Study. Interconnection Customer shall execute
and deliver to Transmission Provider the Interconnection Feasibility Study Agreement
along with a $10,000 deposit no later than thirty (30) Calendar Days after its receipt.
On or before the return of the executed Interconnection Feasibility Study
Agreement to Transmission Provider, Interconnection Customer shall provide the technical
data called for in Appendix 1, Attachment A.
If the Interconnection Feasibility Study uncovers any unexpected result(s) not
contemplated during the Scoping Meeting, a substitute Point of Interconnection identified
by either Interconnection Customer or Transmission Provider, and acceptable to the other,
such acceptance not to be unreasonably withheld, will be substituted for the designated
Point of Interconnection specified above without loss of Queue Position, and Re-studies
shall be completed pursuant to Section 41.4 as applicable. For the purpose of this Section
41.1, if Transmission Provider and Interconnection Customer cannot agree on the
substituted Point of Interconnection, then Interconnection Customer may direct that one of
the alternatives as specified in the Interconnection Feasibility Study Agreement, as
specified pursuant to Section 38.3.4, shall be the substitute.
If Interconnection Customer and Transmission Provider agree to forgo the
Interconnection Feasibility Study, Transmission Provider will initiate an Interconnection
System Impact Study under Section 42 of this LGIP and apply the $10,000 deposit towards
the Interconnection System Impact Study.
41.2
Scope of Interconnection Feasibility Study.
The Interconnection Feasibility Study shall preliminarily evaluate the feasibility of
the proposed interconnection to the Transmission System.
The Interconnection Feasibility Study will consider the Base Case as well as all
generating facilities (and with respect to (iii), any identified Network Upgrades) that, on
the date the Interconnection Feasibility Study is commenced: (i) are directly interconnected
to the Transmission System; (ii) are interconnected to Affected Systems and may have an
impact on the Interconnection Request; (iii) have a pending higher queued Interconnection
Request to interconnect to the Transmission System; and (iv) have no Queue Position but
have executed an LGIA or requested that an unexecuted LGIA be filed with FERC. The
Interconnection Feasibility Study will consist of a power flow and short circuit analysis.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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The Interconnection Feasibility Study will provide a list of facilities and a non-binding
good faith estimate of cost responsibility and a non-binding good faith estimated time to
construct.
41.3
Interconnection Feasibility Study Procedures.
Transmission Provider shall utilize existing studies to the extent practicable when it
performs the study. Transmission Provider shall use Reasonable Efforts to complete the
Interconnection Feasibility Study no later than forty-five (45) Calendar Days after
Transmission Provider receives the fully executed Interconnection Feasibility Study
Agreement. At the request of Interconnection Customer or at any time Transmission
Provider determines that it will not meet the required time frame for completing the
Interconnection Feasibility Study, Transmission Provider shall notify Interconnection
Customer as to the schedule status of the Interconnection Feasibility Study. If
Transmission Provider is unable to complete the Interconnection Feasibility Study within
that time period, it shall notify Interconnection Customer and provide an estimated
completion date with an explanation of the reasons why additional time is required. Upon
request, Transmission Provider shall provide Interconnection Customer supporting
documentation, workpapers and relevant power flow, short circuit and stability databases
for the Interconnection Feasibility Study, subject to confidentiality arrangements consistent
with Section 48.1.
41.3.1
Meeting with Transmission Provider.
Within ten (10) Business Days of providing an Interconnection Feasibility
Study report to Interconnection Customer, Transmission Provider and
Interconnection Customer shall meet to discuss the results of the Interconnection
Feasibility Study.
41.4
Re-Study.
If Re-Study of the Interconnection Feasibility Study is required due to a higher
queued project dropping out of the queue, or a modification of a higher queued project
subject to Section 39.4, or re-designation of the Point of Interconnection pursuant to
Section 41.1 Transmission Provider shall notify Interconnection Customer in writing.
Such Re-Study shall take not longer than forty-five (45) Calendar Days from the date of
the notice. Any cost of Re-Study shall be borne by the Interconnection Customer being restudied.
42.
Interconnection System Impact Study.
42.1
Interconnection System Impact Study Agreement.
Unless otherwise agreed, pursuant to the Scoping Meeting provided in Section
38.3.4, simultaneously with the delivery of the Interconnection Feasibility Study to
Interconnection Customer, Transmission Provider shall provide to Interconnection
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Customer an Interconnection System Impact Study Agreement in the form of Appendix 3
to this LGIP. The Interconnection System Impact Study Agreement shall provide that
Interconnection Customer shall compensate Transmission Provider for the actual cost of
the Interconnection System Impact Study. Within three (3) Business Days following the
Interconnection Feasibility Study results meeting, Transmission Provider shall provide to
Interconnection Customer a non-binding good faith estimate of the cost and timeframe for
completing the Interconnection System Impact Study.
42.2
Execution of Interconnection System Impact Study Agreement.
Interconnection Customer shall execute the Interconnection System Impact Study
Agreement and deliver the executed Interconnection System Impact Study Agreement to
Transmission Provider no later than thirty (30) Calendar Days after its receipt along with
demonstration of Site Control, and a $50,000 deposit.
If Interconnection Customer does not provide all such technical data when it
delivers the Interconnection System Impact Study Agreement, Transmission Provider shall
notify Interconnection Customer of the deficiency within five (5) Business Days of the
receipt of the executed Interconnection System Impact Study Agreement and
Interconnection Customer shall cure the deficiency within ten (10) Business Days of
receipt of the notice, provided, however, such deficiency does not include failure to deliver
the executed Interconnection System Impact Study Agreement or deposit.
If the Interconnection System Impact Study uncovers any unexpected result(s) not
contemplated during the Scoping Meeting and the Interconnection Feasibility Study, a
substitute Point of Interconnection identified by either Interconnection Customer or
Transmission Provider, and acceptable to the other, such acceptance not to be unreasonably
withheld, will be substituted for the designated Point of Interconnection specified above
without loss of Queue Position, and restudies shall be completed pursuant to Section 42.6
as applicable. For the purpose of this Section 42.2, if Transmission Provider and
Interconnection Customer cannot agree on the substituted Point of Interconnection, then
Interconnection Customer may direct that one of the alternatives as specified in the
Interconnection Feasibility Study Agreement, as specified pursuant to Section 38.3.4, shall
be the substitute.
42.3
Scope of Interconnection System Impact Study.
The Interconnection System Impact Study shall evaluate the impact of the proposed
interconnection on the reliability of the Transmission System. The Interconnection System
Impact Study will consider the Base Case as well as all generating facilities (and with
respect to (iii) below, any identified Network Upgrades associated with such higher queued
interconnection) that, on the date the Interconnection System Impact Study is commenced:
(i) are directly interconnected to the Transmission System; (ii) are interconnected to
Affected Systems and may have an impact on the Interconnection Request; (iii)
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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have a pending higher queued Interconnection Request to interconnect to the Transmission
System; and (iv) have no Queue Position but have executed an LGIA or requested that an
unexecuted LGIA be filed with FERC.
The Interconnection System Impact Study will consist of a short circuit analysis, a
stability analysis, and a power flow analysis. The Interconnection System Impact Study
will state the assumptions upon which it is based; state the results of the analyses; and
provide the requirements or potential impediments to providing the requested
interconnection service, including a preliminary indication of the cost and length of time
that would be necessary to correct any problems identified in those analyses and
implement the interconnection. The Interconnection System Impact Study will provide a
list of facilities that are required as a result of the Interconnection Request and a nonbinding good faith estimate of cost responsibility and a non-binding good faith estimated
time to construct.
42.4
Interconnection System Impact Study Procedures.
Transmission Provider shall coordinate the Interconnection System Impact Study
with any Affected System that is affected by the Interconnection Request pursuant to
Section 38.5 above. Transmission Provider shall utilize existing studies to the extent
practicable when it performs the study. Transmission Provider shall use Reasonable
Efforts to complete the Interconnection System Impact Study within ninety (90) Calendar
Days after the receipt of the Interconnection System Impact Study Agreement or
notification to proceed, study payment, and technical data. If Transmission Provider uses
Clustering, Transmission Provider shall use Reasonable Efforts to deliver a completed
Interconnection System Impact Study within ninety (90) Calendar Days after the close of
the Queue Cluster Window.
At the request of Interconnection Customer or at any time Transmission Provider
determines that it will not meet the required time frame for completing the Interconnection
System Impact Study, Transmission Provider shall notify Interconnection Customer as to
the schedule status of the Interconnection System Impact Study. If Transmission Provider
is unable to complete the Interconnection System Impact Study within the time period, it
shall notify Interconnection Customer and provide an estimated completion date with an
explanation of the reasons why additional time is required. Upon request, Transmission
Provider shall provide Interconnection Customer all supporting documentation,
workpapers and relevant pre-Interconnection Request and post-Interconnection Request
power flow, short circuit and stability databases for the Interconnection System Impact
Study, subject to confidentiality arrangements consistent with Section 48.1.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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42.5
Original Sheet No. 83
Meeting with Transmission Provider.
Within ten (10) Business Days of providing an Interconnection System Impact
Study report to Interconnection Customer, Transmission Provider and Interconnection
Customer shall meet to discuss the results of the Interconnection System Impact Study.
42.6
Re-Study.
If Re-Study of the Interconnection System Impact Study is required due to a higher
queued project dropping out of the queue, or a modification of a higher queued project
subject to Section 39.4, or re-designation of the Point of Interconnection pursuant to
Section 42.2 Transmission Provider shall notify Interconnection Customer in writing.
Such Re-Study shall take no longer than sixty (60) Calendar Days from the date of notice.
Any cost of Re-Study shall be borne by the Interconnection Customer being re-studied.
43.
Interconnection Facilities Study.
43.1
Interconnection Facilities Study Agreement.
Simultaneously with the delivery of the Interconnection System Impact Study to
Interconnection Customer, Transmission Provider shall provide to Interconnection
Customer an Interconnection Facilities Study Agreement in the form of Appendix 4 to this
LGIP. The Interconnection Facilities Study Agreement shall provide that Interconnection
Customer shall compensate Transmission Provider for the actual cost of the
Interconnection Facilities Study. Within three (3) Business Days following the
Interconnection System Impact Study results meeting, Transmission Provider shall provide
to Interconnection Customer a non-binding good faith estimate of the cost and timeframe
for completing the Interconnection Facilities Study. Interconnection Customer shall
execute the Interconnection Facilities Study Agreement and deliver the executed
Interconnection Facilities Study Agreement to Transmission Provider within thirty (30)
Calendar Days after its receipt, together with the required technical data and the greater of
$100,000 or Interconnection Customer's portion of the estimated monthly cost of
conducting the Interconnection Facilities Study.
43.1.1
Transmission Provider shall invoice Interconnection Customer on a
monthly basis for the work to be conducted on the Interconnection Facilities Study
each month. Interconnection Customer shall pay invoiced amounts within thirty
(30) Calendar Days of receipt of invoice. Transmission Provider shall continue to
hold the amounts on deposit until settlement of the final invoice.
43.2
Scope of Interconnection Facilities Study.
The Interconnection Facilities Study shall specify and estimate the cost of the
equipment, engineering, procurement and construction work needed to implement the
conclusions of the Interconnection System Impact Study in accordance with Good Utility
Practice to physically and electrically connect the Interconnection Facility to the
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Transmission System. The Interconnection Facilities Study shall also identify the
electrical switching configuration of the connection equipment, including, without
limitation: the transformer, switchgear, meters, and other station equipment; the
nature and estimated cost of any Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities
and Network Upgrades necessary to accomplish the interconnection; and an
estimate of the time required to complete the construction and installation of such
facilities.
43.3
Interconnection Facilities Study Procedures.
Transmission Provider shall coordinate the Interconnection Facilities Study with
any Affected System pursuant to Section 38.5 above. Transmission Provider shall utilize
existing studies to the extent practicable in performing the Interconnection Facilities Study.
Transmission Provider shall use Reasonable Efforts to complete the study and issue a draft
Interconnection Facilities Study report to Interconnection Customer within the following
number of days after receipt of an executed Interconnection Facilities Study Agreement:
ninety (90) Calendar Days, with no more than a +/- 20 percent cost estimate contained in
the report; or one hundred eighty (180) Calendar Days, if Interconnection Customer
requests a +/- 10 percent cost estimate.
At the request of Interconnection Customer or at any time Transmission Provider
determines that it will not meet the required time frame for completing the Interconnection
Facilities Study, Transmission Provider shall notify Interconnection Customer as to the
schedule status of the Interconnection Facilities Study. If Transmission Provider is unable
to complete the Interconnection Facilities Study and issue a draft Interconnection Facilities
Study report within the time required, it shall notify Interconnection Customer and provide
an estimated completion date and an explanation of the reasons why additional time is
required.
Interconnection Customer may, within thirty (30) Calendar Days after receipt of the
draft report, provide written comments to Transmission Provider, which Transmission
Provider shall include in the final report. Transmission Provider shall issue the final
Interconnection Facilities Study report within fifteen (15) Business Days of receiving
Interconnection Customer's comments or promptly upon receiving Interconnection
Customer's statement that it will not provide comments. Transmission Provider may
reasonably extend such fifteen-day period upon notice to Interconnection Customer if
Interconnection Customer's comments require Transmission Provider to perform additional
analyses or make other significant modifications prior to the issuance of the final
Interconnection Facilities Report. Upon request, Transmission Provider shall provide
Interconnection Customer supporting documentation, workpapers, and databases or data
developed in the preparation of the Interconnection Facilities Study, subject to
confidentiality arrangements consistent with Section 48.1.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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43.4
Original Sheet No. 85
Meeting with Transmission Provider.
Within ten (10) Business Days of providing a draft Interconnection Facilities Study
report to Interconnection Customer, Transmission Provider and Interconnection Customer
shall meet to discuss the results of the Interconnection Facilities Study.
43.5
Re-Study.
If Re-Study of the Interconnection Facilities Study is required due to a higher
queued project dropping out of the queue or a modification of a higher queued project
pursuant to Section 39.4, Transmission Provider shall so notify Interconnection Customer
in writing. Such Re-Study shall take no longer than sixty (60) Calendar Days from the
date of notice. Any cost of Re-Study shall be borne by the Interconnection Customer
being re-studied.
44.
Engineering & Procurement (E&P) Agreement.
Prior to executing an LGIA, an Interconnection Customer may, in order to advance the
implementation of its interconnection, request and Transmission Provider shall offer the
Interconnection Customer, an E&P Agreement that authorizes Transmission Provider to begin
engineering and procurement of long lead-time items necessary for the establishment of the
interconnection. However, Transmission Provider shall not be obligated to offer an E&P
Agreement if Interconnection Customer is in Dispute Resolution as a result of an allegation that
Interconnection Customer has failed to meet any milestones or comply with any prerequisites
specified in other parts of the LGIP. The E&P Agreement is an optional procedure and it will not
alter the Interconnection Customer's Queue Position or In-Service Date. The E&P Agreement
shall provide for Interconnection Customer to pay the cost of all activities authorized by
Interconnection Customer and to make advance payments or provide other satisfactory security for
such costs.
Interconnection Customer shall pay the cost of such authorized activities and any
cancellation costs for equipment that is already ordered for its interconnection, which cannot be
mitigated as hereafter described, whether or not such items or equipment later become
unnecessary. If Interconnection Customer withdraws its application for interconnection or either
Party terminates the E&P Agreement, to the extent the equipment ordered can be canceled under
reasonable terms, Interconnection Customer shall be obligated to pay the associated cancellation
costs. To the extent that the equipment cannot be reasonably canceled, Transmission Provider
may elect: (i) to take title to the equipment, in which event Transmission Provider shall refund
Interconnection Customer any amounts paid by Interconnection Customer for such equipment and
shall pay the cost of delivery of such equipment, or (ii) to transfer title to and deliver such
equipment to Interconnection Customer, in which event Interconnection Customer shall pay any
unpaid balance and cost of delivery of such equipment.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Original Sheet No. 86
Optional Interconnection Study.
45.1
Optional Interconnection Study Agreement.
On or after the date when Interconnection Customer receives Interconnection
System Impact Study results, Interconnection Customer may request, and Transmission
Provider shall perform a reasonable number of Optional Studies. The request shall
describe the assumptions that Interconnection Customer wishes Transmission Provider to
study within the scope described in Section 45.2. Within five (5) Business Days after
receipt of a request for an Optional Interconnection Study, Transmission Provider shall
provide to Interconnection Customer an Optional Interconnection Study Agreement in the
form of Appendix 5.
The Optional Interconnection Study Agreement shall: (i) specify the technical data
that Interconnection Customer must provide for each phase of the Optional Interconnection
Study, (ii) specify Interconnection Customer's assumptions as to which Interconnection
Requests with earlier queue priority dates will be excluded from the Optional
Interconnection Study case and assumptions as to the type of interconnection service for
Interconnection Requests remaining in the Optional Interconnection Study case, and (iii)
Transmission Provider's estimate of the cost of the Optional Interconnection Study. To the
extent known by Transmission Provider, such estimate shall include any costs expected to
be incurred by any Affected System whose participation is necessary to complete the
Optional Interconnection Study. Notwithstanding the above, Transmission Provider shall
not be required as a result of an Optional Interconnection Study request to conduct any
additional Interconnection Studies with respect to any other Interconnection Request.
Interconnection Customer shall execute the Optional Interconnection Study
Agreement within ten (10) Business Days of receipt and deliver the Optional
Interconnection Study Agreement, the technical data and a $10,000 deposit to
Transmission Provider.
45.2
Scope of Optional Interconnection Study.
The Optional Interconnection Study will consist of a sensitivity analysis based on
the assumptions specified by Interconnection Customer in the Optional Interconnection
Study Agreement. The Optional Interconnection Study will also identify Transmission
Provider's Interconnection Facilities and the Network Upgrades, and the estimated cost
thereof, that may be required to provide transmission service or Interconnection Service
based upon the results of the Optional Interconnection Study.
The Optional
Interconnection Study shall be performed solely for informational purposes. Transmission
Provider shall use Reasonable Efforts to coordinate the study with any Affected Systems
that may be affected by the types of Interconnection Services that are being studied.
Transmission Provider shall utilize existing studies to the extent practicable in conducting
the Optional Interconnection Study.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Original Sheet No. 87
Optional Interconnection Study Procedures.
The executed Optional Interconnection Study Agreement, the prepayment, and
technical and other data called for therein must be provided to Transmission Provider
within ten (10) Business Days of Interconnection Customer receipt of the Optional
Interconnection Study Agreement. Transmission Provider shall use Reasonable Efforts to
complete the Optional Interconnection Study within a mutually agreed upon time period
specified within the Optional Interconnection Study Agreement. If Transmission Provider
is unable to complete the Optional Interconnection Study within such time period, it shall
notify Interconnection Customer and provide an estimated completion date and an
explanation of the reasons why additional time is required. Any difference between the
study payment and the actual cost of the study shall be paid to Transmission Provider or
refunded to Interconnection Customer, as appropriate. Upon request, Transmission
Provider shall provide Interconnection Customer supporting documentation and
workpapers and databases or data developed in the preparation of the Optional
Interconnection Study, subject to confidentiality arrangements consistent with Section
48.1.
46.
Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA).
46.1
Tender.
Interconnection Customer shall tender comments on the draft Interconnection
Facilities Study Report within thirty (30) Calendar Days of receipt of the report. Within
thirty (30) Calendar Days after the comments are submitted, Transmission Provider shall
tender a draft LGIA, together with draft appendices completed to the extent practicable.
The draft LGIA shall be in the form of Transmission Provider's FERC-approved standard
form LGIA, which is in Appendix 6. Interconnection Customer shall execute and return
the completed draft appendices within thirty (30) Calendar Days.
46.2
Negotiation.
Notwithstanding Section 46.1, at the request of Interconnection Customer
Transmission Provider shall begin negotiations with Interconnection Customer concerning
the appendices to the LGIA at any time after Interconnection Customer executes the
Interconnection Facilities Study Agreement. Transmission Provider and Interconnection
Customer shall negotiate concerning any disputed provisions of the appendices to the draft
LGIA for not more than sixty (60) Calendar Days after tender of the final Interconnection
Facilities Study Report. If Interconnection Customer determines that negotiations are at an
impasse, it may request termination of the negotiations at any time after tender of the draft
LGIA pursuant to Section 46.1 and request submission of the unexecuted LGIA with
FERC or initiate Dispute Resolution procedures pursuant to Section 48.5.
If
Interconnection Customer requests termination of the negotiations, but within sixty (60)
Calendar Days thereafter fails to request either the filing of the unexecuted LGIA or
initiate Dispute Resolution, it shall be deemed to have withdrawn its Interconnection
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Request. Unless otherwise agreed by the Parties, if Interconnection Customer has not
executed the LGIA, requested filing of an unexecuted LGIA, or initiated Dispute
Resolution procedures pursuant to Section 48.5 within sixty (60) Calendar Days of tender
of draft LGIA, it shall be deemed to have withdrawn its Interconnection Request.
Transmission Provider shall provide to Interconnection Customer a final LGIA within
fifteen (15) Business Days after the completion of the negotiation process.
46.3
Execution and Filing.
Within fifteen (15) Business Days after receipt of the final LGIA, Interconnection
Customer shall provide Transmission Provider (A) reasonable evidence that continued Site
Control, or (B) posting of $250,000, non-refundable additional security, which shall be
applied toward future construction costs. At the same time, Interconnection Customer also
shall provide reasonable evidence that one or more of the following milestones in the
development of the Large Generating Facility, at Interconnection Customer election, has
been achieved: (i) the execution of a contract for the supply or transportation of fuel to the
Large Generating Facility; (ii) the execution of a contract for the supply of cooling water to
the Large Generating Facility; (iii) execution of a contract for the engineering for,
procurement of major equipment for, or construction of, the Large Generating Facility; (iv)
execution of a contract for the sale of electric energy or capacity from the Large
Generating Facility; or (v) application for an air, water, or land use permit.
Interconnection Customer shall either: (i) execute two originals of the tendered
LGIA and return them to Transmission Provider; or (ii) request in writing that
Transmission Provider file with FERC an LGIA in unexecuted form. As soon as
practicable, but not later than ten (10) Business Days after receiving either the two
executed originals of the tendered LGIA (if it does not conform with a FERC-approved
standard form of interconnection agreement) or the request to file an unexecuted LGIA,
Transmission Provider shall file the LGIA with FERC, together with its explanation of any
matters as to which Interconnection Customer and Transmission Provider disagree and
support for the costs that Transmission Provider proposes to charge to Interconnection
Customer under the LGIA. An unexecuted LGIA should contain terms and conditions
deemed appropriate by Transmission Provider for the Interconnection Request. If the
Parties agree to proceed with design, procurement, and construction of facilities and
upgrades under the agreed-upon terms of the unexecuted LGIA, they may proceed pending
FERC action.
46.4
Commencement of Interconnection Activities.
If Interconnection Customer executes the final LGIA, Transmission Provider and
Interconnection Customer shall perform their respective obligations in accordance with the
terms of the LGIA, subject to modification by FERC. Upon submission of an unexecuted
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
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Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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LGIA, Interconnection Customer and Transmission Provider shall promptly comply with
the unexecuted LGIA, subject to modification by FERC.
47.
Construction of Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities and Network
Upgrades.
47.1
Schedule.
Transmission Provider and Interconnection Customer shall negotiate in good faith
concerning a schedule for the construction of Transmission Provider's Interconnection
Facilities and the Network Upgrades.
47.2
Construction Sequencing.
47.2.1
General.
In general, the In-Service Date of an Interconnection Customers seeking
interconnection to the Transmission System will determine the sequence of
construction of Network Upgrades.
47.2.2
Advance Construction of Network Upgrades that are an Obligation
of an Entity other than Interconnection Customer.
An Interconnection Customer with an LGIA, in order to maintain its InService Date, may request that Transmission Provider advance to the extent
necessary the completion of Network Upgrades that: (i) were assumed in the
Interconnection Studies for such Interconnection Customer, (ii) are necessary to
support such In-Service Date, and (iii) would otherwise not be completed, pursuant
to a contractual obligation of an entity other than Interconnection Customer that is
seeking interconnection to the Transmission System, in time to support such InService Date. Upon such request, Transmission Provider will use Reasonable
Efforts to advance the construction of such Network Upgrades to accommodate
such request; provided that Interconnection Customer commits to pay Transmission
Provider: (i) any associated expediting costs and (ii) the cost of such Network
Upgrades.
Transmission Provider will refund to Interconnection Customer both the
expediting costs and the cost of Network Upgrades, in accordance with Article 11.4
of the LGIA. Consequently, the entity with a contractual obligation to construct
such Network Upgrades shall be obligated to pay only that portion of the costs of
the Network Upgrades that Transmission Provider has not refunded to
Interconnection Customer. Payment by that entity shall be due on the date that it
would have been due had there been no request for advance construction.
Transmission Provider shall forward to Interconnection Customer the amount paid
by the entity with a contractual obligation to construct the Network Upgrades as
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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payment in full for the outstanding balance owed to Interconnection Customer.
Transmission Provider then shall refund to that entity the amount that it paid for the
Network Upgrades, in accordance with Article 11.4 of the LGIA.
47.2.3 Advancing Construction of Network Upgrades that are Part of an
Expansion Plan of the Transmission Provider.
An Interconnection Customer with an LGIA, in order to maintain its InService Date, may request that Transmission Provider advance to the extent
necessary the completion of Network Upgrades that: (i) are necessary to support
such In-Service Date and (ii) would otherwise not be completed, pursuant to an
expansion plan of Transmission Provider, in time to support such In-Service Date.
Upon such request, Transmission Provider will use Reasonable Efforts to advance
the construction of such Network Upgrades to accommodate such request; provided
that Interconnection Customer commits to pay Transmission Provider any
associated expediting costs. Interconnection Customer shall be entitled to
transmission credits, if any, for any expediting costs paid.
47.2.4
Amended Interconnection System Impact Study.
An Interconnection System Impact Study will be amended to determine the
facilities necessary to support the requested In-Service Date. This amended study
will include those transmission and Large Generating Facilities that are expected to
be in service on or before the requested In-Service Date.
48.
Miscellaneous.
48.1
Confidentiality.
Confidential Information shall include, without limitation, all information relating
to a Party's technology, research and development, business affairs, and pricing, and any
information supplied by either of the Parties to the other prior to the execution of an LGIA.
Information is Confidential Information only if it is clearly designated or marked in
writing as confidential on the face of the document, or, if the information is conveyed
orally or by inspection, if the Party providing the information orally informs the Party
receiving the information that the information is confidential.
If requested by either Party, the other Party shall provide in writing, the basis for
asserting that the information referred to in this article warrants confidential treatment, and
the requesting Party may disclose such writing to the appropriate Governmental Authority.
Each Party shall be responsible for the costs associated with affording confidential
treatment to its information.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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48.1.1
Original Sheet No. 91
Scope.
Confidential Information shall not include information that the receiving
Party can demonstrate: (1) is generally available to the public other than as a result
of a disclosure by the receiving Party; (2) was in the lawful possession of the
receiving Party on a non-confidential basis before receiving it from the disclosing
Party; (3) was supplied to the receiving Party without restriction by a third party,
who, to the knowledge of the receiving Party after due inquiry, was under no
obligation to the disclosing Party to keep such information confidential; (4) was
independently developed by the receiving Party without reference to Confidential
Information of the disclosing Party; (5) is, or becomes, publicly known, through no
wrongful act or omission of the receiving Party or Breach of the LGIA; or (6) is
required, in accordance with Section 48.1.6, Order of Disclosure, to be disclosed by
any Governmental Authority or is otherwise required to be disclosed by law or
subpoena, or is necessary in any legal proceeding establishing rights and
obligations under the LGIA. Information designated as Confidential Information
will no longer be deemed confidential if the Party that designated the information
as confidential notifies the other Party that it no longer is confidential.
48.1.2
Release of Confidential Information.
Neither Party shall release or disclose Confidential Information to any other
person, except to its Affiliates (limited by the Standards of Conduct requirements),
employees, consultants, or to parties who may be or considering providing
financing to or equity participation with Interconnection Customer, or to potential
purchasers or assignees of Interconnection Customer, on a need-to-know basis in
connection with these procedures, unless such person has first been advised of the
confidentiality provisions of this Section 48.1 and has agreed to comply with such
provisions. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a Party providing Confidential
Information to any person shall remain primarily responsible for any release of
Confidential Information in contravention of this Section 48.1.
48.1.3
Rights.
Each Party retains all rights, title, and interest in the Confidential
Information that each Party discloses to the other Party. The disclosure by each
Party to the other Party of Confidential Information shall not be deemed a waiver
by either Party or any other person or entity of the right to protect the Confidential
Information from public disclosure.
48.1.4
No Warranties.
By providing Confidential Information, neither Party makes any warranties
or representations as to its accuracy or completeness. In addition, by supplying
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Confidential Information, neither Party obligates itself to provide any particular
information or Confidential Information to the other Party nor to enter into any
further agreements or proceed with any other relationship or joint venture.
48.1.5
Standard of Care.
Each Party shall use at least the same standard of care to protect
Confidential Information it receives as it uses to protect its own Confidential
Information from unauthorized disclosure, publication or dissemination. Each
Party may use Confidential Information solely to fulfill its obligations to the other
Party under these procedures or its regulatory requirements.
48.1.6
Order of Disclosure.
If a court or a Government Authority or entity with the right, power, and
apparent authority to do so requests or requires either Party, by subpoena, oral
deposition, interrogatories, requests for production of documents, administrative
order, or otherwise, to disclose Confidential Information, that Party shall provide
the other Party with prompt notice of such request(s) or requirement(s) so that the
other Party may seek an appropriate protective order or waive compliance with the
terms of the LGIA. Notwithstanding the absence of a protective order or waiver,
the Party may disclose such Confidential Information which, in the opinion of its
counsel, the Party is legally compelled to disclose. Each Party will use Reasonable
Efforts to obtain reliable assurance that confidential treatment will be accorded any
Confidential Information so furnished.
48.1.7
Remedies.
The Parties agree that monetary damages would be inadequate to
compensate a Party for the other Party's Breach of its obligations under this Section
48.1. Each Party accordingly agrees that the other Party shall be entitled to
equitable relief, by way of injunction or otherwise, if the first Party Breaches or
threatens to Breach its obligations under this Section 48.1, which equitable relief
shall be granted without bond or proof of damages, and the receiving Party shall
not plead in defense that there would be an adequate remedy at law. Such remedy
shall not be deemed an exclusive remedy for the Breach of this Section 48.1, but
shall be in addition to all other remedies available at law or in equity. The Parties
further acknowledge and agree that the covenants contained herein are necessary
for the protection of legitimate business interests and are reasonable in scope. No
Party, however, shall be liable for indirect, incidental, or consequential or punitive
damages of any nature or kind resulting from or arising in connection with this
Section 48.1.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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48.1.8
Original Sheet No. 93
Disclosure to FERC, its Staff, or a State.
Notwithstanding anything in this Section 48.1 to the contrary, and pursuant
to 18 C.F.R. § 1b.20, if FERC or its staff, during the course of an investigation or
otherwise, requests information from one of the Parties that is otherwise required to
be maintained in confidence pursuant to the LGIP, the Party shall provide the
requested information to FERC or its staff, within the time provided for in the
request for information. In providing the information to FERC or its staff, the
Party must, consistent with 18 C.F.R. § 388.112, request that the information be
treated as confidential and non-public by FERC and its staff and that the
information be withheld from public disclosure. Parties are prohibited from
notifying the other Party prior to the release of the Confidential Information to
FERC or its staff. The Party shall notify the other Party to the LGIA when its is
notified by FERC or its staff that a request to release Confidential Information has
been received by FERC, at which time either of the Parties may respond before
such information would be made public, pursuant to 18 C.F.R. § 388.112.
Requests from a state regulatory body conducting a confidential investigation shall
be treated in a similar manner, consistent with applicable state rules and
regulations.
48.1.9 Subject to the exception in Section 48.1.8, any information that a Party
claims is competitively sensitive, commercial or financial information
("Confidential Information") shall not be disclosed by the other Party to any person
not employed or retained by the other Party, except to the extent disclosure is (i)
required by law; (ii) reasonably deemed by the disclosing Party to be required to be
disclosed in connection with a dispute between or among the Parties, or the defense
of litigation or dispute; (iii) otherwise permitted by consent of the other Party, such
consent not to be unreasonably withheld; or (iv) necessary to fulfill its obligations
under this LGIP or as a transmission service provider or a Control Area operator
including disclosing the Confidential Information to an RTO or ISO or to a
subregional, regional or national reliability organization or planning group. The
Party asserting confidentiality shall notify the other Party in writing of the
information it claims is confidential. Prior to any disclosures of the other Party's
Confidential Information under this subparagraph, or if any third party or
Governmental Authority makes any request or demand for any of the information
described in this subparagraph, the disclosing Party agrees to promptly notify the
other Party in writing and agrees to assert confidentiality and cooperate with the
other Party in seeking to protect the Confidential Information from public
disclosure by confidentiality agreement, protective order or other reasonable
measures.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Original Sheet No. 94
48.1.10 This provision shall not apply to any information that was or is hereafter
in the public domain (except as a result of a Breach of this provision).
48.1.11 Transmission Provider shall, at Interconnection Customer's election,
destroy, in a confidential manner, or return the Confidential Information provided
at the time of Confidential Information is no longer needed.
48.2
Delegation of Responsibility.
Transmission Provider may use the services of subcontractors as it deems
appropriate to perform its obligations under this LGIP. Transmission Provider shall
remain primarily liable to Interconnection Customer for the performance of such
subcontractors and compliance with its obligations of this LGIP. The subcontractor shall
keep all information provided confidential and shall use such information solely for the
performance of such obligation for which it was provided and no other purpose.
48.3
Obligation for Study Costs.
Transmission Provider shall charge and Interconnection Customer shall pay the
actual costs of the Interconnection Studies. Any difference between the study deposit and
the actual cost of the applicable Interconnection Study shall be paid by or refunded, except
as otherwise provided herein, to Interconnection Customer or offset against the cost of any
future Interconnection Studies associated with the applicable Interconnection Request prior
to beginning of any such future Interconnection Studies. Any invoices for Interconnection
Studies shall include a detailed and itemized accounting of the cost of each Interconnection
Study. Interconnection Customer shall pay any such undisputed costs within thirty (30)
Calendar Days of receipt of an invoice therefore. Transmission Provider shall not be
obligated to perform or continue to perform any studies unless Interconnection Customer
has paid all undisputed amounts in compliance herewith.
48.4
Third Parties Conducting Studies.
If (i) at the time of the signing of an Interconnection Study Agreement there is
disagreement as to the estimated time to complete an Interconnection Study, (ii)
Interconnection Customer receives notice pursuant to Sections 41.3, 42.4 or 43.3 that
Transmission Provider will not complete an Interconnection Study within the applicable
timeframe for such Interconnection Study, or (iii) Interconnection Customer receives
neither the Interconnection Study nor a notice under Sections 41.3, 42.4 or 43.3 within the
applicable timeframe for such Interconnection Study, then Interconnection Customer may
require Transmission Provider to utilize a third party consultant reasonably acceptable to
Interconnection Customer and Transmission Provider to perform such Interconnection
Study under the direction of Transmission Provider. At other times, Transmission
Provider may also utilize a third party consultant to perform such Interconnection Study,
either in response to a general request of Interconnection Customer, or on its own volition.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Original Sheet No. 95
In all cases, use of a third party consultant shall be in accord with Article 26 of the
LGIA (Subcontractors) and limited to situations where Transmission Provider determines
that doing so will help maintain or accelerate the study process for Interconnection
Customer's pending Interconnection Request and not interfere with Transmission
Provider's progress on Interconnection Studies for other pending Interconnection Requests.
In cases where Interconnection Customer requests use of a third party consultant to
perform such Interconnection Study, Interconnection Customer and Transmission Provider
shall negotiate all of the pertinent terms and conditions, including reimbursement
arrangements and the estimated study completion date and study review deadline.
Transmission Provider shall convey all work papers, data bases, study results and all other
supporting documentation prepared to date with respect to the Interconnection Request as
soon as soon as practicable upon Interconnection Customer's request subject to the
confidentiality provision in Section 48.1. In any case, such third party contract may be
entered into with either Interconnection Customer or Transmission Provider at
Transmission Provider's discretion. In the case of (iii) Interconnection Customer maintains
its right to submit a claim to Dispute Resolution to recover the costs of such third party
study. Such third party consultant shall be required to comply with this LGIP, Article 26
of the LGIA (Subcontractors), and the relevant Tariff procedures and protocols as would
apply if Transmission Provider were to conduct the Interconnection Study and shall use the
information provided to it solely for purposes of performing such services and for no other
purposes. Transmission Provider shall cooperate with such third party consultant and
Interconnection Customer to complete and issue the Interconnection Study in the shortest
reasonable time.
48.5
Disputes.
48.5.1
Submission.
In the event either Party has a dispute, or asserts a claim, that arises out of
or in connection with the LGIA, the LGIP, or their performance, such Party (the
"disputing Party") shall provide the other Party with written notice of the dispute or
claim ("Notice of Dispute"). Such dispute or claim shall be referred to a designated
senior representative of each Party for resolution on an informal basis as promptly
as practicable after receipt of the Notice of Dispute by the other Party. In the event
the designated representatives are unable to resolve the claim or dispute through
unassisted or assisted negotiations within thirty (30) Calendar Days of the other
Party's receipt of the Notice of Dispute, such claim or dispute may, upon mutual
agreement of the Parties, be submitted to arbitration and resolved in accordance
with the arbitration procedures set forth below. In the event the Parties do not
agree to submit such claim or dispute to arbitration, each Party may exercise
whatever rights and remedies it may have in equity or at law consistent with the
terms of this LGIA.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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48.5.2
Original Sheet No. 96
External Arbitration Procedures.
Any arbitration initiated under these procedures shall be conducted before a
single neutral arbitrator appointed by the Parties. If the Parties fail to agree upon a
single arbitrator within ten (10) Calendar Days of the submission of the dispute to
arbitration, each Party shall choose one arbitrator who shall sit on a three-member
arbitration panel. The two arbitrators so chosen shall within twenty (20) Calendar
Days select a third arbitrator to chair the arbitration panel. In either case, the
arbitrators shall be knowledgeable in electric utility matters, including electric
transmission and bulk power issues, and shall not have any current or past
substantial business or financial relationships with any party to the arbitration
(except prior arbitration). The arbitrator(s) shall provide each of the Parties an
opportunity to be heard and, except as otherwise provided herein, shall conduct the
arbitration in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American
Arbitration Association ("Arbitration Rules") and any applicable FERC regulations
or RTO rules; provided, however, in the event of a conflict between the Arbitration
Rules and the terms of this Section 48, the terms of this Section 48 shall prevail.
48.5.3
Arbitration Decisions.
Unless otherwise agreed by the Parties, the arbitrator(s) shall render a
decision within ninety (90) Calendar Days of appointment and shall notify the
Parties in writing of such decision and the reasons therefor. The arbitrator(s) shall
be authorized only to interpret and apply the provisions of the LGIA and LGIP and
shall have no power to modify or change any provision of the LGIA and LGIP in
any manner. The decision of the arbitrator(s) shall be final and binding upon the
Parties, and judgment on the award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction.
The decision of the arbitrator(s) may be appealed solely on the grounds that the
conduct of the arbitrator(s), or the decision itself, violated the standards set forth in
the Federal Arbitration Act or the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act. The
final decision of the arbitrator must also be filed with FERC if it affects
jurisdictional rates, terms and conditions of service, Interconnection Facilities, or
Network Upgrades.
48.5.4
Costs.
Each Party shall be responsible for its own costs incurred during the
arbitration process and for the following costs, if applicable: (1) the cost of the
arbitrator chosen by the Party to sit on the three member panel and one half of the
cost of the third arbitrator chosen; or (2) one half the cost of the single arbitrator
jointly chosen by the Parties.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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48.6
Original Sheet No. 97
Local Furnishing Bonds.
48.6.1
Transmission Providers That Own Facilities Financed by Local
Furnishing Bonds.
This provision is applicable only to a Transmission Provider that has
financed facilities for the local furnishing of electric energy with tax-exempt bonds,
as described in Section 142(f) of the Internal Revenue Code ("local furnishing
bonds").
Notwithstanding any other provision of this LGIA and LGIP,
Transmission Provider shall not be required to provide Interconnection Service to
Interconnection Customer pursuant to this LGIA and LGIP if the provision of such
Transmission Service would jeopardize the tax-exempt status of any local
furnishing bond(s) used to finance Transmission Provider’s facilities that would be
used in providing such Interconnection Service.
48.6.2
Alternative Procedures for Requesting Interconnection Service.
If Transmission Provider determines that the provision of Interconnection
Service requested by Interconnection Customer would jeopardize the tax-exempt
status of any local furnishing bond(s) used to finance its facilities that would be
used in providing such Interconnection Service, it shall advise the Interconnection
Customer within thirty (30) Calendar Days of receipt of the Interconnection
Request.
Interconnection Customer thereafter may renew its request for
interconnection using the process specified in Article 5.2(ii) of the Transmission
Provider’s Tariff.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Original Sheet No. 98
APPENDIX 1 to LGIP
INTERCONNECTION REQUEST FOR A LARGE GENERATING FACILITY
1.
The undersigned Interconnection Customer submits this request to interconnect its Large
Generating Facility with Transmission Provider's Transmission System pursuant to a
Tariff.
2.
This Interconnection Request is for (check one):
_____ A proposed new Large Generating Facility.
_____ An increase in the generating capacity or a Material Modification of an existing
Generating Facility.
3.
The type of interconnection service requested (check one):
_____ Energy Resource Interconnection Service
_____ Network Resource Interconnection Service
4.
_____ Check here only if Interconnection Customer requesting Network Resource
Interconnection Service also seeks to have its Generating Facility studied for Energy
Resource Interconnection Service
5.
Interconnection Customer provides the following information:
a.
Address or location or the proposed new Large Generating Facility site (to the
extent known) or, in the case of an existing Generating Facility, the name and
specific location of the existing Generating Facility;
b.
Maximum summer at ____ degrees C and winter at _____ degrees C megawatt
electrical output of the proposed new Large Generating Facility or the amount of
megawatt increase in the generating capacity of an existing Generating Facility;
c.
General description of the equipment configuration;
d.
Commercial Operation Date (Day, Month, and Year);
e.
Name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address of Interconnection
Customer's contact person;
f.
Approximate location of the proposed Point of Interconnection (optional); and
g.
Interconnection Customer Data (set forth in Attachment A).
6.
Applicable deposit amount as specified in the LGIP.
7.
Evidence of Site Control as specified in the LGIP (check one)
____
Is attached to this Interconnection Request
____
Will be provided at a later date in accordance with this LGIP
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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8.
Original Sheet No. 99
This Interconnection Request shall be submitted to the representative indicated below:
[To be completed by Transmission Provider]
9.
Representative of Interconnection Customer to contact:
[To be completed by Interconnection Customer]
10.
This Interconnection Request is submitted by:
Name of Interconnection Customer: ___________________________________
By (signature): ____________________________________________________
Name (type or print): _______________________________________________
Title: ____________________________________________________________
Date: ___________________
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Original Sheet No. 100
Attachment A to Appendix 1
Interconnection Request
LARGE GENERATING FACILITY DATA
UNIT RATINGS
°F
kVA
Voltage _____________
Power Factor
Speed (RPM)
Connection (e.g. Wye) _____________
Short Circuit Ratio ________
Frequency, Hertz ____________
Stator Amperes at Rated kVA
Field Volts _______________
°F ______
Max Turbine MW
COMBINED TURBINE-GENERATOR-EXCITER INERTIA DATA
kW sec/kVA
Inertia Constant, H =
Moment-of-Inertia, WR2 =______________________ lb. ft.2
REACTANCE DATA (PER UNIT-RATED KVA)
DIRECT AXIS
QUADRATURE AXIS
Synchronous – saturated
Xdv
Xqv
_______
Synchronous – unsaturated
Xdi
Xqi
_______
Transient – saturated
X'dv
X'qv
_______
Transient – unsaturated
X'di
X'qi
_______
Subtransient – saturated
X"dv
X"qv
_______
Subtransient – unsaturated
X"di
X"qi
_______
Negative Sequence – saturated
X2v
Negative Sequence – unsaturated
X2i
Zero Sequence – saturated
X0v
Zero Sequence – unsaturated
X0i
Leakage Reactance
Xlm
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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FIELD TIME CONSTANT DATA (SEC)
Open Circuit
T'do
T'qo
_______
Three-Phase Short Circuit Transient
T'd3
T'q
_______
Line to Line Short Circuit Transient
T'd2
Line to Neutral Short Circuit Transient
T'd1
Short Circuit Subtransient
T"d
T"q
_______
Open Circuit Subtransient
T"do
T"qo
_______
ARMATURE TIME CONSTANT DATA (SEC)
Three Phase Short Circuit
Ta3
_______
Line to Line Short Circuit
Ta2
_______
Line to Neutral Short Circuit
Ta1
_______
NOTE: If requested information is not applicable, indicate by marking "N/A."
MW CAPABILITY AND PLANT CONFIGURATION
LARGE GENERATING FACILITY DATA
ARMATURE WINDING RESISTANCE DATA (PER UNIT)
Positive
R1
_______
Negative
R2
_______
Zero
R0
_______
Rotor Short Time Thermal Capacity I22t = _______
Field Current at Rated kVA, Armature Voltage and PF =
amps
Field Current at Rated kVA and Armature Voltage, 0 PF =
Three Phase Armature Winding Capacitance =
amps
microfarad
Field Winding Resistance = _______ ohms _____ °C
Armature Winding Resistance (Per Phase) =
ohms
°C
CURVES
Provide Saturation, Vee, Reactive Capability, Capacity Temperature Correction curves. Designate
normal and emergency Hydrogen Pressure operating range for multiple curves.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Original Sheet No. 102
GENERATOR STEP-UP TRANSFORMER DATA RATINGS
Capacity
Self-cooled/
Maximum Nameplate
/
kVA
Voltage Ratio(Generator Side/System side/Tertiary)
/
/
kV
Winding Connections (Low V/High V/Tertiary V (Delta or Wye))
/______________/_______________
Fixed Taps Available _____________________________________________________
Present Tap Setting _______________________________________________________
IMPEDANCE
Positive
Z1 (on self-cooled kVA rating)
%
X/R
Zero
Z0 (on self-cooled kVA rating)
%
X/R
EXCITATION SYSTEM DATA
Identify appropriate IEEE model block diagram of excitation system and power system stabilizer
(PSS) for computer representation in power system stability simulations and the corresponding
excitation system and PSS constants for use in the model.
GOVERNOR SYSTEM DATA
Identify appropriate IEEE model block diagram of governor system for computer representation in
power system stability simulations and the corresponding governor system constants for use in the
model.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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WIND GENERATORS
Number of generators to be interconnected pursuant to this Interconnection Request:___________
Elevation: _____________
_____ Single Phase
_____ Three Phase
Inverter manufacturer, model name, number, and version:
_________________________________________________________________
List of adjustable setpoints for the protective equipment or software:
_________________________________________________________________
Note: A completed General Electric Company Power Systems Load Flow (PSLF) data sheet or
other compatible formats, such as IEEE and PTI power flow models, must be supplied with the
Interconnection Request. If other data sheets are more appropriate to the proposed device, then
they shall be provided and discussed at Scoping Meeting.
INDUCTION GENERATORS
(*) Field Volts: _________________
(*) Field Amperes: ______________
(*) Motoring Power (kW): ________
(*) Neutral Grounding Resistor (If Applicable): ____________
(*) I22t or K (Heating Time Constant): ____________
(*) Rotor Resistance: ____________
(*) Stator Resistance: ____________
(*) Stator Reactance: _____________
(*) Rotor Reactance: _____________
(*) Magnetizing Reactance: ___________
(*) Short Circuit Reactance: ___________
(*) Exciting Current: ________________
(*) Temperature Rise: ________________
(*) Frame Size: _______________
(*) Design Letter: _____________
(*) Reactive Power Required In Vars (No Load): ________
(*) Reactive Power Required In Vars (Full Load): ________
(*) Total Rotating Inertia, H: ________Per Unit on KVA Base
Note: Please consult Transmission Provider prior to submitting the Interconnection Request to
determine if the information designated by (*) is required.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 104
APPENDIX 2 to LGIP
INTERCONNECTION FEASIBILITY STUDY AGREEMENT
THIS AGREEMENT is made and entered into this
day of
, 20___
by and between
, a _____________
organized
, ("Interconnection Customer,")
and existing under the laws of the State of
and _________________________a
existing under the laws of the State of
_________________________, ("Transmission Provider "). Interconnection Customer and
Transmission Provider each may be referred to as a "Party," or collectively as the "Parties."
RECITALS
WHEREAS, Interconnection Customer is proposing to develop a Large Generating
Facility or generating capacity addition to an existing Generating Facility consistent with the
Interconnection Request submitted by Interconnection Customer dated
; and
WHEREAS, Interconnection Customer desires to interconnect the Large Generating
Facility with the Transmission System; and
WHEREAS, Interconnection Customer has requested Transmission Provider to perform
an Interconnection Feasibility Study to assess the feasibility of interconnecting the proposed Large
Generating Facility to the Transmission System, and of any Affected Systems;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of and subject to the mutual covenants contained
herein the Parties agreed as follows:
1.0
When used in this Agreement, with initial capitalization, the terms specified shall
have the meanings indicated in Transmission Provider's FERC-approved LGIP.
2.0
Interconnection Customer elects and Transmission Provider shall cause to be
performed an Interconnection Feasibility Study consistent with Section 41.0 of this
LGIP in accordance with the Tariff.
3.0
The scope of the Interconnection Feasibility Study shall be subject to the
assumptions set forth in Attachment A to this Agreement.
4.0
The Interconnection Feasibility Study shall be based on the technical information
provided by Interconnection Customer in the Interconnection Request, as may be
modified as the result of the Scoping Meeting. Transmission Provider reserves the
right to request additional technical information from Interconnection Customer as
may reasonably become necessary consistent with Good Utility Practice during the
course of the Interconnection Feasibility Study and as designated in accordance
with Section 38.3.4 of the LGIP. If, after the designation of the Point of
Interconnection pursuant to Section 38.3.4 of the LGIP, Interconnection Customer
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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modifies its Interconnection Request pursuant to Section 39.4, the time to complete
the Interconnection Feasibility Study may be extended.
5.0
6.0
The Interconnection Feasibility Study report shall provide the following
information:
-
preliminary identification of any circuit breaker short circuit capability
limits exceeded as a result of the interconnection;
-
preliminary identification of any thermal overload or voltage limit
violations resulting from the interconnection; and
-
preliminary description and non-bonding estimated cost of facilities
required to interconnect the Large Generating Facility to the Transmission
System and to address the identified short circuit and power flow issues.
Interconnection Customer shall provide a deposit of $10,000 for the performance of
the Interconnection Feasibility Study.
Upon receipt of the Interconnection Feasibility Study Transmission Provider shall
charge and Interconnection Customer shall pay the actual costs of the
Interconnection Feasibility Study.
Any difference between the deposit and the actual cost of the study shall be paid by
or refunded to Interconnection Customer, as appropriate.
7.0
Miscellaneous. The Interconnection Feasibility Study Agreement shall include
standard miscellaneous terms including, but not limited to, indemnities,
representations, disclaimers, warranties, governing law, amendment, execution,
waiver, enforceability and assignment, that reflect best practices in the electric
industry, and that are consistent with regional practices, Applicable Laws and
Regulations, and the organizational nature of each Party. All of these provisions, to
the extent practicable, shall be consistent with the provisions of the LGIP and the
LGIA.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties have caused this Agreement to be duly executed
by their duly authorized officers or agents on the day and year first above written.
[Insert name of Transmission Provider or Transmission Owner, if applicable]
By:
By:
______________________________
Title:
Title:
_____________________________
Date:
Date:
_____________________________
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 106
[Insert name of Interconnection Customer]
By:
Title:
Date:
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 107
Attachment A to Appendix 2
Interconnection Feasibility
Study Agreement
ASSUMPTIONS USED IN CONDUCTING THE
INTERCONNECTION FEASIBILITY STUDY
The Interconnection Feasibility Study will be based upon the information set forth in the
Interconnection Request and agreed upon in the Scoping Meeting held on ___________________:
Designation of Point of Interconnection and configuration to be studied.
Designation of alternative Point(s) of Interconnection and configuration.
[Above assumptions to be completed by Interconnection Customer and other assumptions
to be provided by Interconnection Customer and Transmission Provider]
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 108
APPENDIX 3 to LGIP
INTERCONNECTION SYSTEM IMPACT STUDY AGREEMENT
THIS AGREEMENT is made and entered into this
day of
, 20___
by and between
,a
organized and existing
under the laws of the State of
, ("Interconnection Customer,") and
existing under the laws of the State of
________________________ a
________________________, ("Transmission Provider "). Interconnection Customer and
Transmission Provider each may be referred to as a "Party," or collectively as the "Parties."
RECITALS
WHEREAS, Interconnection Customer is proposing to develop a Large Generating
Facility or generating capacity addition to an existing Generating Facility consistent with the
Interconnection Request submitted by Interconnection Customer dated _________________; and
WHEREAS, Interconnection Customer desires to interconnect the Large Generating
Facility with the Transmission System;
WHEREAS, Transmission Provider has completed an Interconnection Feasibility Study
(the "Feasibility Study") and provided the results of said study to Interconnection Customer (This
recital to be omitted if Transmission Provider does not require the Interconnection Feasibility
Study.); and
WHEREAS, Interconnection Customer has requested Transmission Provider to perform
an Interconnection System Impact Study to assess the impact of interconnecting the Large
Generating Facility to the Transmission System, and of any Affected Systems;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of and subject to the mutual covenants contained
herein the Parties agreed as follows:
1.0
When used in this Agreement, with initial capitalization, the terms specified shall
have the meanings indicated in Transmission Provider's FERC-approved LGIP.
2.0
Interconnection Customer elects and Transmission Provider shall cause to be
performed an Interconnection System Impact Study consistent with Section 42.0 of
this LGIP in accordance with the Tariff.
3.0
The scope of the Interconnection System Impact Study shall be subject to the
assumptions set forth in Attachment A to this Agreement.
4.0
The Interconnection System Impact Study will be based upon the results of the
Interconnection Feasibility Study and the technical information provided by
Interconnection Customer in the Interconnection Request, subject to any
modifications in accordance with Section 39.4 of the LGIP. Transmission Provider
reserves the right to request additional technical information from Interconnection
Customer as may reasonably become necessary consistent with Good Utility
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 109
Practice during the course of the Interconnection Customer System Impact Study.
If Interconnection Customer modifies its designated Point of Interconnection,
Interconnection Request, or the technical information provided therein is modified,
the time to complete the Interconnection System Impact Study may be extended.
5.0
6.0
The Interconnection System Impact Study report shall provide the following
information:
-
identification of any circuit breaker short circuit capability limits exceeded
as a result of the interconnection;
-
identification of any thermal overload or voltage limit violations resulting
from the interconnection;
-
identification of any instability or inadequately damped response to system
disturbances resulting from the interconnection and
-
description and non-binding, good faith estimated cost of facilities required
to interconnect the Large Generating Facility to the Transmission System
and to address the identified short circuit, instability, and power flow issues.
Interconnection Customer shall provide a deposit of $50,000 for the performance of
the Interconnection System Impact Study. Transmission Provider's good faith
estimate for the time of completion of the Interconnection System Impact Study is
[insert date].
Upon receipt of the Interconnection System Impact Study, Transmission Provider
shall charge and Interconnection Customer shall pay the actual costs of the
Interconnection System Impact Study.
Any difference between the deposit and the actual cost of the study shall be paid by
or refunded to Interconnection Customer, as appropriate.
7.0
Miscellaneous. The Interconnection System Impact Study Agreement shall include
standard miscellaneous terms including, but not limited to, indemnities,
representations, disclaimers, warranties, governing law, amendment, execution,
waiver, enforceability and assignment, that reflect best practices in the electric
industry, that are consistent with regional practices, Applicable Laws and
Regulations and the organizational nature of each Party. All of these provisions, to
the extent practicable, shall be consistent with the provisions of the LGIP and the
LGIA.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 110
IN WITNESS THEREOF, the Parties have caused this Agreement to be duly executed by
their duly authorized officers or agents on the day and year first above written.
[Insert name of Transmission Provider or Transmission Owner, if applicable]
By:
By:
______________________________
Title:
Title:
_____________________________
Date:
Date:
_____________________________
[Insert name of Interconnection Customer]
By:
Title:
Date:
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 111
Attachment A To Appendix 3
Interconnection System Impact
Study Agreement
Assumptions Used In Conducting The
Interconnection System Impact Study
The Interconnection System Impact Study will be based upon the results of the
Interconnection Feasibility Study, subject to any modifications in accordance with Section 39.4 of
the LGIP, and the following assumptions:
Designation of Point of Interconnection and configuration to be studied.
Designation of alternative Point(s) of Interconnection and configuration.
[Above assumptions to be completed by Interconnection Customer and other assumptions
to be provided by Interconnection Customer and Transmission Provider]
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 112
APPENDIX 4 to LGIP
INTERCONNECTION FACILITIES STUDY AGREEMENT
THIS AGREEMENT is made and entered into this
day of
, 20___
by and between
,a
organized and existing
under the laws of the State of
, ("Interconnection Customer,") and
existing under the laws of the State of
________________________ a
_____________________________, ("Transmission Provider "). Interconnection Customer and
Transmission Provider each may be referred to as a "Party," or collectively as the "Parties."
RECITALS
WHEREAS, Interconnection Customer is proposing to develop a Large Generating
Facility or generating capacity addition to an existing Generating Facility consistent with the
Interconnection Request submitted by Interconnection Customer dated
_________ ; and
WHEREAS, Interconnection Customer desires to interconnect the Large Generating
Facility with the Transmission System;
WHEREAS, Transmission Provider has completed an Interconnection System Impact
Study (the "System Impact Study") and provided the results of said study to Interconnection
Customer; and
WHEREAS, Interconnection Customer has requested Transmission Provider to perform
an Interconnection Facilities Study to specify and estimate the cost of the equipment, engineering,
procurement and construction work needed to implement the conclusions of the Interconnection
System Impact Study in accordance with Good Utility Practice to physically and electrically
connect the Large Generating Facility to the Transmission System.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of and subject to the mutual covenants contained
herein the Parties agreed as follows:
1.0
When used in this Agreement, with initial capitalization, the terms specified shall
have the meanings indicated in Transmission Provider's FERC-approved LGIP.
2.0
Interconnection Customer elects and Transmission Provider shall cause an
Interconnection Facilities Study consistent with Section 43.0 of this LGIP to be
performed in accordance with the Tariff.
3.0
The scope of the Interconnection Facilities Study shall be subject to the
assumptions set forth in Attachment A and the data provided in Attachment B to
this Agreement.
4.0
The Interconnection Facilities Study report (i) shall provide a description, estimated
cost of (consistent with Attachment A), schedule for required facilities to
interconnect the Large Generating Facility to the Transmission System and (ii)
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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shall address the short circuit, instability, and power flow issues identified in the
Interconnection System Impact Study.
5.0
Interconnection Customer shall provide a deposit of $100,000 for the performance
of the Interconnection Facilities Study. The time for completion of the
Interconnection Facilities Study is specified in Attachment A.
Transmission Provider shall invoice Interconnection Customer on a monthly basis
for the work to be conducted on the Interconnection Facilities Study each month.
Interconnection Customer shall pay invoiced amounts within thirty (30) Calendar
Days of receipt of invoice. Transmission Provider shall continue to hold the
amounts on deposit until settlement of the final invoice.
6.0
Miscellaneous. The Interconnection Facility Study Agreement shall include
standard miscellaneous terms including, but not limited to, indemnities,
representations, disclaimers, warranties, governing law, amendment, execution,
waiver, enforceability and assignment, that reflect best practices in the electric
industry, and that are consistent with regional practices, Applicable Laws and
Regulations, and the organizational nature of each Party. All of these provisions, to
the extent practicable, shall be consistent with the provisions of the LGIP and the
LGIA.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties have caused this Agreement to be duly executed
by their duly authorized officers or agents on the day and year first above written.
[Insert name of Transmission Provider or Transmission Owner, if applicable]
By:
By:
______________________________
Title:
Title:
_____________________________
Date:
Date:
_____________________________
[Insert name of Interconnection Customer]
By:
Title:
Date:
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 114
Attachment A To Appendix 4
Interconnection Facilities
Study Agreement
Interconnection Customer Schedule Election For
Conducting The Interconnection Facilities Study
Transmission Provider shall use Reasonable Efforts to complete the study and issue a draft
Interconnection Facilities Study report to Interconnection Customer within the following number
of days after of receipt of an executed copy of this Interconnection Facilities Study Agreement:
ninety (90) Calendar Days with no more than a +/- 20 percent cost estimate
contained in the report, or
one hundred eighty (180) Calendar Days with no more than a +/- 10 percent cost
estimate contained in the report.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 115
Attachment B to Appendix 4
Interconnection Facilities
Study Agreement
Data Form To Be Provided By Interconnection
Customer With The
Interconnection Facilities Study Agreement
Provide location plan and simplified one-line diagram of the plant and station facilities. For
staged projects, please indicate future generation, transmission circuits, etc.
One set of metering is required for each generation connection to the new ring bus or existing
Transmission Provider station. Number of generation connections:
On the one line diagram indicate the generation capacity attached at each metering location.
(Maximum load on CT/PT)
On the one line diagram indicate the location of auxiliary power. (Minimum load on CT/PT)
Amps
Will an alternate source of auxiliary power be available during CT/PT maintenance?
_________Yes
__________No
Will a transfer bus on the generation side of the metering require that each meter set be designed
for the total plant generation?
________Yes _________No (Please indicate on one line
diagram).
What type of control system or PLC will be located at Interconnection Customer's Large
Generating Facility?
_______________________________________________________________________
What protocol does the control system or PLC use?
_______________________________________________________________________
Please provide a 7.5-minute quadrangle of the site. Sketch the plant, station, transmission line,
and property line.
Physical dimensions of the proposed interconnection station:
_______________________________________________________________________
Bus length from generation to interconnection station:
_______________________________________________________________________
Line length from interconnection station to Transmission Provider's transmission line.
_______________________________________________________________________
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Original Sheet No. 116
Tower number observed in the field. (Painted on tower leg)* ______________________
Number of third party easements required for transmission lines*:
_______________________________________________________________________
* To be completed in coordination with Transmission Provider.
Is the Large Generating Facility in the Transmission Provider's service area?
________Yes _________No
Local provider: ____________________________
Please provide proposed schedule dates:
Begin Construction
Date: ____________________
Generator step-up transformer
Date: ____________________
receives back feed power
Generation Testing
Date: ____________________
Commercial Operation
Date: ____________________
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 117
APPENDIX 5 to LGIP
OPTIONAL INTERCONNECTION STUDY AGREEMENT
day of
, 20___
THIS AGREEMENT is made and entered into this
by and between
,a
organized and existing
, ("Interconnection Customer,") and
under the laws of the State of
_______________________a ____________________________existing under the laws of the
State of ___________________________, ("Transmission Provider "). Interconnection Customer
and Transmission Provider each may be referred to as a "Party," or collectively as the "Parties."
RECITALS
WHEREAS, Interconnection Customer is proposing to develop a Large Generating
Facility or generating capacity addition to an existing Generating Facility consistent with the
Interconnection Request submitted by Interconnection Customer dated __________________;
WHEREAS, Interconnection Customer is proposing to establish an interconnection with
the Transmission System; and
WHEREAS, Interconnection Customer has submitted to Transmission Provider an
Interconnection Request; and
WHEREAS, on or after the date when Interconnection Customer receives the
Interconnection System Impact Study results, Interconnection Customer has further requested that
Transmission Provider prepare an Optional Interconnection Study;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of and subject to the mutual covenants contained
herein the Parties agree as follows:
1.0
When used in this Agreement, with initial capitalization, the terms specified shall
have the meanings indicated in Transmission Provider's FERC-approved LGIP.
2.0
Interconnection Customer elects and Transmission Provider shall cause an Optional
Interconnection Study consistent with Section 45.0 of this LGIP to be performed in
accordance with the Tariff.
3.0
The scope of the Optional Interconnection Study shall be subject to the
assumptions set forth in Attachment A to this Agreement.
4.0
The Optional Interconnection Study shall be performed solely for informational
purposes.
5.0
The Optional Interconnection Study report shall provide a sensitivity analysis based
on the assumptions specified by Interconnection Customer in Attachment A to this
Agreement. The Optional Interconnection Study will identify Transmission
Provider's Interconnection Facilities and the Network Upgrades, and the estimated
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Original Sheet No. 118
cost thereof, that may be required to provide transmission service or
interconnection service based upon the assumptions specified by Interconnection
Customer in Attachment A.
6.0
Interconnection Customer shall provide a deposit of $10,000 for the performance of
the Optional Interconnection Study. Transmission Provider's good faith estimate
for the time of completion of the Optional Interconnection Study is [insert date].
Upon receipt of the Optional Interconnection Study, Transmission Provider shall
charge and Interconnection Customer shall pay the actual costs of the Optional
Study.
Any difference between the initial payment and the actual cost of the study shall be
paid by or refunded to Interconnection Customer, as appropriate.
7.0
Miscellaneous. The Optional Interconnection Study Agreement shall include
standard miscellaneous terms including, but not limited to, indemnities,
representations, disclaimers, warranties, governing law, amendment, execution,
waiver, enforceability and assignment, that reflect best practices in the electric
industry, and that are consistent with regional practices, Applicable Laws and
Regulations, and the organizational nature of each Party. All of these provisions, to
the extent practicable, shall be consistent with the provisions of the LGIP and the
LGIA.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties have caused this Agreement to be duly executed
by their duly authorized officers or agents on the day and year first above written.
[Insert name of Transmission Provider or Transmission Owner, if applicable]
By:
By:
______________________________
Title:
Title:
_____________________________
Date:
Date:
_____________________________
[Insert name of Interconnection Customer]
By:
Title:
Date: ___________________________
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 119
APPENDIX 6 to LGIP
STANDARD LARGE GENERATOR INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENT (LGIA)
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 120
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
Recitals ....................................................................................................................................... 126
Article 1.
Definitions........................................................................................................... 126
Article 2.
Effective Date, Term, and Termination .............................................................. 135
2.1
Effective Date.......................................................................................... 135
2.2
Term of Agreement ................................................................................. 135
2.3
Termination Procedures .......................................................................... 135
2.3.1 Written Notice ............................................................................. 135
2.3.2 Default ......................................................................................... 135
2.4
Termination Costs ................................................................................... 135
2.5
Disconnection.......................................................................................... 136
2.6
Survival ................................................................................................... 136
Article 3.
Regulatory Filings ............................................................................................... 137
3.1
Filing ....................................................................................................... 137
Article 4.
Scope of Service.................................................................................................. 137
4.1
Interconnection Product Options............................................................. 137
4.1.1 Energy Resource Interconnection Service .................................. 137
4.1.1.1 The Product ................................................................... 137
4.1.1.2 Transmission Delivery Service Implications ................ 137
4.1.2 Network Resource Interconnection Service ................................ 138
4.1.2.1 The Product ................................................................... 138
4.1.2.2 Transmission Delivery Service Implications ................ 138
4.2
Provision of Service ................................................................................ 140
4.3
Performance Standards............................................................................ 140
4.4
No Transmission Delivery Service ......................................................... 140
4.5
Interconnection Customer Provided Services ......................................... 140
Article 5.
Interconnection Facilities Engineering, Procurement, and Construction............ 140
5.1
Options .................................................................................................... 140
5.1.1 Standard Option........................................................................... 140
5.1.2 Alternate Option.......................................................................... 141
5.1.3 Option to Build............................................................................ 141
5.1.4 Negotiated Option ....................................................................... 141
5.2
General Conditions Applicable to Option to Build ................................. 142
5.3
Liquidated Damages................................................................................ 143
5.4
Power System Stabilizers ........................................................................ 144
5.5
Equipment Procurement .......................................................................... 144
5.6
Construction Commencement ................................................................. 145
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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5.7
5.8
5.9
5.10
Article 6.
Article 7.
Work Progress ......................................................................................... 145
Information Exchange ............................................................................. 145
Limited Operation ................................................................................... 145
Interconnection Customer's Interconnection Facilities (ICIF) ................ 146
5.10.1 Interconnection Customer's Interconnection
Facility Specifications ................................................................. 146
5.10.2 Transmission Provider's Review ................................................. 146
5.10.3 ICIF Construction........................................................................ 146
5.11 Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities Construction........... 147
5.12 Access Rights .......................................................................................... 147
5.13 Lands of Other Property Owners ............................................................ 147
5.14 Permits..................................................................................................... 148
5.15 Early Construction of Base Case Facilities ............................................. 148
5.16 Suspension............................................................................................... 148
5.17 Taxes ....................................................................................................... 149
5.17.1 Interconnection Customer Payments Not Taxable...................... 149
5.17.2 Representations and Covenants................................................... 149
5.17.3 Indemnification for the Cost Consequences of Current
Tax Liability Imposed Upon the Transmission Provider ............ 149
5.17.4 Tax Gross-Up Amount ................................................................ 150
5.17.5 Private Letter Ruling or Change or Clarification of Law............ 151
5.17.6 Subsequent Taxable Events........................................................ 151
5.17.7 Contests ....................................................................................... 151
5.17.8 Refund ........................................................................................ 152
5.17.9 Taxes Other Than Income Taxes ............................................... 153
5.17.10 Transmission Owners Who Are Not Transmission Providers .. 154
5.18 Tax Status................................................................................................ 154
5.19 Modification ............................................................................................ 154
5.19.1 General ........................................................................................ 154
5.19.2 Standards ..................................................................................... 155
5.19.3 Modification Costs ...................................................................... 155
Testing and Inspection ........................................................................................ 155
6.1
Pre-Commercial Operation Date Testing and Modifications.................. 155
6.2
Post-Commercial Operation Date Testing and Modifications ................ 155
6.3
Right to Observe Testing......................................................................... 155
6.4
Right to Inspect ....................................................................................... 156
Metering .............................................................................................................. 156
7.1
General .................................................................................................... 156
7.2
Check Meters........................................................................................... 156
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Article 8.
Article 9.
Article 10.
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7.3
Standards ................................................................................................. 156
7.4
Testing of Metering Equipment .............................................................. 156
7.5
Metering Data.......................................................................................... 157
Communications.................................................................................................. 157
8.1
Interconnection Customer Obligations.................................................... 157
8.2
Remote Terminal Unit............................................................................. 157
8.3
No Annexation ........................................................................................ 158
Operations ........................................................................................................... 158
9.1
General .................................................................................................... 158
9.2
Control Area Notification........................................................................ 158
9.3
Transmission Provider Obligations......................................................... 158
9.4
Interconnection Customer Obligations.................................................... 159
9.5
Start-Up and Synchronization ................................................................. 159
9.6
Reactive Power........................................................................................ 159
9.6.1 Power Factor Design Criteria ...................................................... 159
9.6.2 Voltage Schedules ....................................................................... 159
9.6.2.1 Governors and Regulators ............................................. 160
9.6.3 Payment for Reactive Power ....................................................... 160
9.7
Outages and Interruptions ....................................................................... 160
9.7.1 Outages........................................................................................ 160
9.7.1.1 Outage Authority and Coordination.............................. 160
9.7.1.2 Outage Schedules .......................................................... 161
9.7.1.3 Outage Restoration........................................................ 161
9.7.2 Interruption of Service ................................................................ 161
9.7.3 Under-Frequency and Over-Frequency Conditions .................... 162
9.7.4 System Protection and Other Control Requirements .................. 163
9.7.4.1 System Protection Facilities .......................................... 163
9.7.5 Requirements for Protection........................................................ 163
9.7.6 Power Quality.............................................................................. 164
9.8
Switching and Tagging Rules ................................................................. 164
9.9
Use of Interconnection Facilities by Third Parties.................................. 164
9.9.1 Purpose of Interconnection Facilities .......................................... 164
9.9.2 Third Party Users ........................................................................ 164
9.10 Disturbance Analysis Data Exchange ..................................................... 165
Maintenance ........................................................................................................ 165
10.1 Transmission Provider Obligations......................................................... 165
10.2 Interconnection Customer Obligations.................................................... 165
10.3 Coordination............................................................................................ 165
10.4 Secondary Systems.................................................................................. 165
10.5 Operating and Maintenance Expenses .................................................... 165
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Article 11.
Article 12.
Article 13.
Article 14.
Article 15.
Article 16.
Article 17.
Original Sheet No. 123
Performance Obligation ...................................................................................... 166
11.1 Interconnection Customer Interconnection Facilities ............................. 166
11.2 Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities................................. 166
11.3 Network Upgrades and Distribution Upgrades ....................................... 166
11.4 Transmission Credits............................................................................... 166
11.4.1 Repayment of Amounts Advanced for Network Upgrades........ 166
11.4.2 Special Provisions ....................................................................... 167
11.5 Provision of Security............................................................................... 167
11.6 Interconnection Customer Compensation ............................................... 168
11.6.1 Interconnection Customer Compensation for
Actions During Emergency Condition ........................................ 168
Invoice................................................................................................................. 169
12.1 General .................................................................................................... 169
12.2 Final Invoice............................................................................................ 169
12.3 Payment ................................................................................................... 169
12.4 Disputes................................................................................................... 169
Emergencies ........................................................................................................ 169
13.1 Definition ................................................................................................ 169
13.2 Obligations .............................................................................................. 170
13.3 Notice ...................................................................................................... 170
13.4 Immediate Action .................................................................................... 170
13.5 Transmission Provider Authority ............................................................ 170
13.5.1 General ........................................................................................ 170
13.5.2 Reduction and Disconnection...................................................... 171
13.6 Interconnection Customer Authority....................................................... 171
13.7 Limited Liability ..................................................................................... 172
Regulatory Requirements and Governing Law ................................................... 172
14.1 Regulatory Requirements ........................................................................ 172
14.2 Governing Law........................................................................................ 172
Notices................................................................................................................. 172
15.1 General .................................................................................................... 172
15.2 Billings and Payments ............................................................................. 173
15.3 Alternative Forms of Notice.................................................................... 173
15.4 Operations and Maintenance Notice ....................................................... 173
Force Majeure ..................................................................................................... 173
Default ................................................................................................................. 173
17.1 Default ..................................................................................................... 173
17.1.1 General ........................................................................................ 173
17.1.2 Right to Terminate ...................................................................... 174
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Article 18.
Article 19.
Article 20.
Article 21.
Article 22.
Article 23.
Article 24.
Article 25.
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Indemnity, Consequential Damages and Insurance ............................................ 174
18.1 Indemnity ................................................................................................ 174
18.1.1 Indemnified Person .................................................................... 174
18.1.2 Indemnifying Party..................................................................... 174
18.1.3 Indemnity Procedures................................................................. 174
18.2 Consequential Damages .......................................................................... 175
18.3 Insurance ................................................................................................. 175
Assignment.......................................................................................................... 177
Severability.......................................................................................................... 178
Comparability...................................................................................................... 178
Confidentiality..................................................................................................... 178
22.1 Confidentiality......................................................................................... 178
22.1.1 Term ............................................................................................ 179
22.1.2 Scope ........................................................................................... 179
22.1.3 Release of Confidential Information ........................................... 179
22.1.4 Rights .......................................................................................... 180
22.1.5 No Warranties ............................................................................. 180
22.1.6 Standard of Care.......................................................................... 180
22.1.7 Order of Disclosure ..................................................................... 180
22.1.8 Termination of Agreement .......................................................... 180
22.1.9 Remedies ..................................................................................... 180
22.1.10 Disclosure to FERC, its Staff, or a State ................................... 181
Environmental Releases ...................................................................................... 182
Information Requirements................................................................................... 182
24.1 Information Acquisition .......................................................................... 182
24.2 Information Submission by Transmission Provider................................ 182
24.3 Updated Information Submission by Interconnection Customer ............ 182
24.4 Information Supplementation.................................................................. 183
Information Access and Audit Rights ................................................................. 184
25.1 Information Access ................................................................................. 184
25.2 Reporting of Non-Force Majeure Events ................................................ 184
25.3 Audit Rights ............................................................................................ 184
25.4 Audit Rights Periods ............................................................................... 184
25.4.1 Audit Rights Period for Construction-Related
Accounts and Records ................................................................. 184
25.4.2 Audit Rights Period for All Other Accounts and Records .......... 185
25.5 Audit Results ........................................................................................... 185
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Article 27.
Article 28.
Article 29.
Article 30.
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Subcontractors ..................................................................................................... 185
26.1 General .................................................................................................... 185
26.2 Responsibility of Principal ...................................................................... 185
26.3 No Limitation by Insurance..................................................................... 185
Disputes............................................................................................................... 185
27.1 Submission .............................................................................................. 185
27.2 External Arbitration Procedures.............................................................. 186
27.3 Arbitration Decisions .............................................................................. 186
27.4 Costs ........................................................................................................ 186
Representations, Warranties, and Covenants ...................................................... 187
28.1 General .................................................................................................... 187
28.1.1 Good Standing............................................................................. 187
28.1.2 Authority ..................................................................................... 187
28.1.3 No Conflict .................................................................................. 187
28.1.4 Consent and Approval ................................................................. 187
Joint Operating Committee ................................................................................. 187
Miscellaneous...................................................................................................... 188
30.1 Binding Effect ......................................................................................... 188
30.2 Conflicts .................................................................................................. 188
30.3 Rules of Interpretation............................................................................. 188
30.4 Entire Agreement .................................................................................... 189
30.5 No Third Party Beneficiaries................................................................... 189
30.6 Waiver ..................................................................................................... 189
30.7 Headings.................................................................................................. 189
30.8 Multiple Counterparts ............................................................................. 190
30.9 Amendment ............................................................................................. 190
30.10 Modification by the Parties ..................................................................... 190
30.11 Reservation of Rights .............................................................................. 190
30.12 No Partnership......................................................................................... 190
Appendix A - Interconnection Facilities, Network Upgrades, and Distribution Upgrades ........ 192
Appendix B – Milestones ............................................................................................................ 193
Appendix C – Interconnection Details ........................................................................................ 194
Appendix D – Security Arrangements Details ............................................................................ 195
Appendix E – Commercial Operation Date ................................................................................ 196
Appendix F – Addresses for Delivery of Notices and Billings................................................... 197
Appendix G – Interconnection Requirements For A Wind Generating Plant............................. 198
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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THIS STANDARD LARGE GENERATOR INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENT
("Agreement") is made and entered into this ____ day of ___________ 20__, by and between
_____________________________, a ____________________________organized and existing
under the laws of the State/Commonwealth of ________________("Interconnection Customer"
with a Large Generating Facility), and __________________________________________, a
_______________________________________ organized and existing under the laws of the
State/Commonwealth of _________________ ("Transmission Provider and/or Transmission
Owner"). Interconnection Customer and Transmission Provider each may be referred to as a
"Party" or collectively as the "Parties."
RECITALS
WHEREAS, Transmission Provider operates the Transmission System; and
WHEREAS, Interconnection Customer intends to own, lease and/or control and operate
the Generating Facility identified as a Large Generating Facility in Appendix C to this Agreement;
and,
WHEREAS, Interconnection Customer and Transmission Provider have agreed to enter
into this Agreement for the purpose of interconnecting the Large Generating Facility with the
Transmission System;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of and subject to the mutual covenants contained
herein, it is agreed:
When used in this Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement, terms with initial
capitalization that are not defined in Article 1 shall have the meanings specified in the article in
which they are used or the Open Access Transmission Tariff (Tariff).
Article 1.
Definitions.
"Adverse System Impact" shall mean the negative effects due to technical or operational
limits on conductors or equipment being exceeded that may compromise the safety and reliability
of the electric system.
"Affected System" shall mean an electric system other than the Transmission Provider's
Transmission System that may be affected by the proposed interconnection.
"Affected System Operator" shall mean the entity that operates an Affected System.
"Affiliate" shall mean, with respect to a corporation, partnership or other entity, each such
other corporation, partnership or other entity that directly or indirectly, through one or more
intermediaries, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with, such corporation,
partnership or other entity.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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"Ancillary Services" shall mean those services that are necessary to support the
transmission of capacity and energy from resources to loads while maintaining reliable operation
of the Transmission Provider's Transmission System in accordance with Good Utility Practice.
"Applicable Laws and Regulations" shall mean all duly promulgated applicable federal,
state and local laws, regulations, rules, ordinances, codes, decrees, judgments, directives, or
judicial or administrative orders, permits and other duly authorized actions of any Governmental
Authority.
"Applicable Reliability Council" shall mean the reliability council applicable to the
Transmission System to which the Generating Facility is directly interconnected.
"Applicable Reliability Standards" shall mean the requirements and guidelines of
NERC, the Applicable Reliability Council, and the Control Area of the Transmission System to
which the Generating Facility is directly interconnected.
"Base Case" shall mean the base case power flow, short circuit, and stability data bases
used for the Interconnection Studies by the Transmission Provider or Interconnection Customer.
"Breach" shall mean the failure of a Party to perform or observe any material term or
condition of the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement.
"Breaching Party" shall mean a Party that is in Breach of the Standard Large Generator
Interconnection Agreement.
"Business Day" shall mean Monday through Friday, excluding Federal Holidays.
"Calendar Day" shall mean any day including Saturday, Sunday or a Federal Holiday.
"Clustering" shall mean the process whereby a group of Interconnection Requests is
studied together, instead of serially, for the purpose of conducting the Interconnection System
Impact Study.
"Commercial Operation" shall mean the status of a Generating Facility that has
commenced generating electricity for sale, excluding electricity generated during Trial Operation.
"Commercial Operation Date" of a unit shall mean the date on which the Generating
Facility commences Commercial Operation as agreed to by the Parties pursuant to Appendix E to
the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement.
"Confidential Information" shall mean any confidential, proprietary or trade secret
information of a plan, specification, pattern, procedure, design, device, list, concept, policy or
compilation relating to the present or planned business of a Party, which is designated as
confidential by the Party supplying the information, whether conveyed orally, electronically, in
writing, through inspection, or otherwise.
"Control Area" shall mean an electrical system or systems bounded by interconnection
metering and telemetry, capable of controlling generation to maintain its interchange schedule
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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with other Control Areas and contributing to frequency regulation of the interconnection. A
Control Area must be certified by the Applicable Reliability Council.
"Default" shall mean the failure of a Breaching Party to cure its Breach in accordance
with Article 17 of the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement.
"Dispute Resolution" shall mean the procedure for resolution of a dispute between the
Parties in which they will first attempt to resolve the dispute on an informal basis.
"Distribution System" shall mean the Transmission Provider's facilities and equipment
used to transmit electricity to ultimate usage points such as homes and industries directly from
nearby generators or from interchanges with higher voltage transmission networks which transport
bulk power over longer distances. The voltage levels at which distribution systems operate differ
among areas.
"Distribution Upgrades" shall mean the additions, modifications, and upgrades to the
Transmission Provider's Distribution System at or beyond the Point of Interconnection to facilitate
interconnection of the Generating Facility and render the transmission service necessary to effect
Interconnection Customer's wholesale sale of electricity in interstate commerce. Distribution
Upgrades do not include Interconnection Facilities.
"Effective Date" shall mean the date on which the Standard Large Generator
Interconnection Agreement becomes effective upon execution by the Parties subject to acceptance
by FERC, or if filed unexecuted, upon the date specified by FERC.
"Emergency Condition" shall mean a condition or situation: (1) that in the judgment of
the Party making the claim is imminently likely to endanger life or property; or (2) that, in the case
of a Transmission Provider, is imminently likely (as determined in a non-discriminatory manner)
to cause a material adverse effect on the security of, or damage to Transmission Provider's
Transmission System, Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities or the electric systems of
others to which the Transmission Provider's Transmission System is directly connected; or (3)
that, in the case of Interconnection Customer, is imminently likely (as determined in a nondiscriminatory manner) to cause a material adverse effect on the security of, or damage to, the
Generating Facility or Interconnection Customer's Interconnection Facilities. System restoration
and black start shall be considered Emergency Conditions; provided, that Interconnection
Customer is not obligated by the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement to possess
black start capability.
"Energy Resource Interconnection Service" shall mean an Interconnection Service that
allows the Interconnection Customer to connect its Generating Facility to the Transmission
Provider's Transmission System to be eligible to deliver the Generating Facility's electric output
using the existing firm or non-firm capacity of the Transmission Provider's Transmission System
on an as available basis. Energy Resource Interconnection Service in and of itself does not convey
transmission service.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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"Engineering & Procurement (E&P) Agreement" shall mean an agreement that
authorizes the Transmission Provider to begin engineering and procurement of long lead-time
items necessary for the establishment of the interconnection in order to advance the
implementation of the Interconnection Request.
"Environmental Law" shall mean Applicable Laws or Regulations relating to pollution
or protection of the environment or natural resources.
"Federal Power Act" shall mean the Federal Power Act, as amended, 16 U.S.C. §§ 791a,
et seq.
"FERC" shall mean the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) or its
successor.
"Force Majeure" shall mean any act of God, labor disturbance, act of the public enemy,
war, insurrection, riot, fire, storm or flood, explosion, breakage or accident to machinery or
equipment, any order, regulation or restriction imposed by governmental, military or lawfully
established civilian authorities, or any other cause beyond a Party's control. A Force Majeure
event does not include acts of negligence or intentional wrongdoing by the Party claiming Force
Majeure.
"Generating Facility" shall mean Interconnection Customer's device for the production
of electricity identified in the Interconnection Request, but shall not include the Interconnection
Customer's Interconnection Facilities.
"Generating Facility Capacity" shall mean the net capacity of the Generating Facility
and the aggregate net capacity of the Generating Facility where it includes multiple energy
production devices.
"Good Utility Practice" shall mean any of the practices, methods and acts engaged in or
approved by a significant portion of the electric industry during the relevant time period, or any of
the practices, methods and acts which, in the exercise of reasonable judgment in light of the facts
known at the time the decision was made, could have been expected to accomplish the desired
result at a reasonable cost consistent with good business practices, reliability, safety and
expedition. Good Utility Practice is not intended to be limited to the optimum practice, method, or
act to the exclusion of all others, but rather to be acceptable practices, methods, or acts generally
accepted in the region.
"Governmental Authority" shall mean any federal, state, local or other governmental
regulatory or administrative agency, court, commission, department, board, or other governmental
subdivision, legislature, rulemaking board, tribunal, or other governmental authority having
jurisdiction over the Parties, their respective facilities, or the respective services they provide, and
exercising or entitled to exercise any administrative, executive, police, or taxing authority or
power; provided, however, that such term does not include Interconnection Customer,
Transmission Provider, or any Affiliate thereof.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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"Hazardous Substances" shall mean any chemicals, materials or substances defined as or
included in the definition of "hazardous substances," "hazardous wastes," "hazardous materials,"
"hazardous constituents," "restricted hazardous materials," "extremely hazardous substances,"
"toxic substances," "radioactive substances," "contaminants," "pollutants," "toxic pollutants" or
words of similar meaning and regulatory effect under any applicable Environmental Law, or any
other chemical, material or substance, exposure to which is prohibited, limited or regulated by any
applicable Environmental Law.
"Initial Synchronization Date" shall mean the date upon which the Generating Facility is
initially synchronized and upon which Trial Operation begins.
"In-Service Date" shall mean the date upon which the Interconnection Customer
reasonably expects it will be ready to begin use of the Transmission Provider's Interconnection
Facilities to obtain back feed power.
"Interconnection Customer shall mean any entity, including the Transmission Provider,
Transmission Owner or any of the Affiliates or subsidiaries of either, that proposes to interconnect
its Generating Facility with the Transmission Provider's Transmission System.
"Interconnection Customer's Interconnection Facilities" shall mean all facilities and
equipment, as identified in Appendix A of the Standard Large Generator Interconnection
Agreement, that are located between the Generating Facility and the Point of Change of
Ownership, including any modification, addition, or upgrades to such facilities and equipment
necessary to physically and electrically interconnect the Generating Facility to the Transmission
Provider's Transmission System. Interconnection Customer's Interconnection Facilities are sole
use facilities.
"Interconnection Facilities" shall mean the Transmission Provider's Interconnection
Facilities and the Interconnection Customer's Interconnection Facilities.
Collectively,
Interconnection Facilities include all facilities and equipment between the Generating Facility and
the Point of Interconnection, including any modification, additions or upgrades that are necessary
to physically and electrically interconnect the Generating Facility to the Transmission Provider's
Transmission System. Interconnection Facilities are sole use facilities and shall not include
Distribution Upgrades, Stand Alone Network Upgrades or Network Upgrades.
"Interconnection Facilities Study" shall mean a study conducted by the Transmission
Provider or a third party consultant for the Interconnection Customer to determine a list of
facilities (including Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities and Network Upgrades as
identified in the Interconnection System Impact Study), the cost of those facilities, and the time
required to interconnect the Generating Facility with the Transmission Provider's Transmission
System. The scope of the study is defined in Section 43 of the Standard Large Generator
Interconnection Procedures.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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"Interconnection Facilities Study Agreement" shall mean the form of agreement
contained in Appendix 4 of the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Procedures for
conducting the Interconnection Facilities Study.
"Interconnection Feasibility Study" shall mean a preliminary evaluation of the system
impact and cost of interconnecting the Generating Facility to the Transmission Provider's
Transmission System, the scope of which is described in Section 41 of the Standard Large
Generator Interconnection Procedures.
"Interconnection Feasibility Study Agreement" shall mean the form of agreement
contained in Appendix 2 of the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Procedures for
conducting the Interconnection Feasibility Study.
"Interconnection Request" shall mean an Interconnection Customer's request, in the
form of Appendix 1 to the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Procedures, in accordance
with the Tariff, to interconnect a new Generating Facility, or to increase the capacity of, or make a
Material Modification to the operating characteristics of, an existing Generating Facility that is
interconnected with the Transmission Provider's Transmission System.
"Interconnection Service" shall mean the service provided by the Transmission Provider
associated with interconnecting the Interconnection Customer's Generating Facility to the
Transmission Provider's Transmission System and enabling it to receive electric energy and
capacity from the Generating Facility at the Point of Interconnection, pursuant to the terms of the
Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement and, if applicable, the Transmission
Provider's Tariff.
"Interconnection Study" shall mean any of the following studies: the Interconnection
Feasibility Study, the Interconnection System Impact Study, and the Interconnection Facilities
Study described in the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Procedures.
"Interconnection System Impact Study" shall mean an engineering study that evaluates
the impact of the proposed interconnection on the safety and reliability of Transmission Provider's
Transmission System and, if applicable, an Affected System. The study shall identify and detail
the system impacts that would result if the Generating Facility were interconnected without project
modifications or system modifications, focusing on the Adverse System Impacts identified in the
Interconnection Feasibility Study, or to study potential impacts, including but not limited to those
identified in the Scoping Meeting as described in the Standard Large Generator Interconnection
Procedures.
"Interconnection System Impact Study Agreement" shall mean the form of agreement
contained in Appendix 3 of the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Procedures for
conducting the Interconnection System Impact Study.
"IRS" shall mean the Internal Revenue Service.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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"Joint Operating Committee" shall be a group made up of representatives from
Interconnection Customers and the Transmission Provider to coordinate operating and technical
considerations of Interconnection Service.
"Large Generating Facility" shall mean a Generating Facility having a Generating
Facility Capacity of more than 20 MW.
"Loss" shall mean any and all losses relating to injury to or death of any person or damage
to property, demand, suits, recoveries, costs and expenses, court costs, attorney fees, and all other
obligations by or to third parties, arising out of or resulting from the other Party's performance, or
non-performance of its obligations under the Standard Large Generator Interconnection
Agreement on behalf of the indemnifying Party, except in cases of gross negligence or intentional
wrongdoing by the indemnifying Party.
"Material Modification" shall mean those modifications that have a material impact on
the cost or timing of any Interconnection Request with a later queue priority date.
"Metering Equipment" shall mean all metering equipment installed or to be installed at
the Generating Facility pursuant to the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement at
the metering points, including but not limited to instrument transformers, MWh-meters, data
acquisition equipment, transducers, remote terminal unit, communications equipment, phone lines,
and fiber optics.
"NERC' shall mean the North American Electric Reliability Council or its successor
organization.
"Network Resource" shall mean any designated generating resource owned, purchased,
or leased by a Network Customer under the Network Integration Transmission Service Tariff.
Network Resources do not include any resource, or any portion thereof, that is committed for sale
to third parties or otherwise cannot be called upon to meet the Network Customer's Network Load
on a non-interruptible basis.
"Network Resource Interconnection Service" shall mean an Interconnection Service
that allows the Interconnection Customer to integrate its Large Generating Facility with the
Transmission Provider's Transmission System (1) in a manner comparable to that in which the
Transmission Provider integrates its generating facilities to serve native load customers; or (2) in
an RTO or ISO with market based congestion management, in the same manner as Network
Resources. Network Resource Interconnection Service in and of itself does not convey
transmission service.
"Network Upgrades" shall mean the additions, modifications, and upgrades to the
Transmission Provider's Transmission System required at or beyond the point at which the
Interconnection Facilities connect to the Transmission Provider's Transmission System to
accommodate the interconnection of the Large Generating Facility to the Transmission Provider's
Transmission System.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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"Notice of Dispute" shall mean a written notice of a dispute or claim that arises out of or
in connection with the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement or its performance.
"Optional Interconnection Study" shall mean a sensitivity analysis based on
assumptions specified by the Interconnection Customer in the Optional Interconnection Study
Agreement.
"Optional Interconnection Study Agreement" shall mean the form of agreement
contained in Appendix 5 of the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Procedures for
conducting the Optional Interconnection Study.
"Party or Parties" shall mean Transmission Provider, Transmission Owner,
Interconnection Customer or any combination of the above.
"Point of Change of Ownership" shall mean the point, as set forth in Appendix A to the
Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement, where the Interconnection Customer's
Interconnection Facilities connect to the Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities.
"Point of Interconnection" shall mean the point, as set forth in Appendix A to the
Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement, where the Interconnection Facilities
connect to the Transmission Provider's Transmission System.
"Queue Position" shall mean the order of a valid Interconnection Request, relative to all
other pending valid Interconnection Requests, that is established based upon the date and time of
receipt of the valid Interconnection Request by the Transmission Provider.
"Reasonable Efforts" shall mean, with respect to an action required to be attempted or
taken by a Party under the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement, efforts that are
timely and consistent with Good Utility Practice and are otherwise substantially equivalent to
those a Party would use to protect its own interests.
"Scoping Meeting" shall mean the meeting between representatives of the
Interconnection Customer and Transmission Provider conducted for the purpose of discussing
alternative interconnection options, to exchange information including any transmission data and
earlier study evaluations that would be reasonably expected to impact such interconnection
options, to analyze such information, and to determine the potential feasible Points of
Interconnection.
"Site Control" shall mean documentation reasonably demonstrating: (1) ownership of, a
leasehold interest in, or a right to develop a site for the purpose of constructing the Generating
Facility; (2) an option to purchase or acquire a leasehold site for such purpose; or (3) an
exclusivity or other business relationship between Interconnection Customer and the entity having
the right to sell, lease or grant Interconnection Customer the right to possess or occupy a site for
such purpose.
"Small Generating Facility" shall mean a Generating Facility that has a Generating
Facility Capacity of no more than 20 MW.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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"Stand Alone Network Upgrades" shall mean Network Upgrades that an Interconnection
Customer may construct without affecting day-to-day operations of the Transmission System
during their construction. Both the Transmission Provider and the Interconnection Customer must
agree as to what constitutes Stand Alone Network Upgrades and identify them in Appendix A to
the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement.
"Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA)" shall mean the form
of interconnection agreement applicable to an Interconnection Request pertaining to a Large
Generating Facility that is included in the Transmission Provider's Tariff.
"Standard Large Generator Interconnection Procedures (LGIP)" shall mean the
interconnection procedures applicable to an Interconnection Request pertaining to a Large
Generating Facility that are included in the Transmission Provider's Tariff.
"System Protection Facilities" shall mean the equipment, including necessary protection
signal communications equipment, required to protect (1) the Transmission Provider's
Transmission System from faults or other electrical disturbances occurring at the Generating
Facility and (2) the Generating Facility from faults or other electrical system disturbances
occurring on the Transmission Provider's Transmission System or on other delivery systems or
other generating systems to which the Transmission Provider's Transmission System is directly
connected.
"Tariff" shall mean the Transmission Provider's Tariff through which open access
transmission service and Interconnection Service are offered, as filed with FERC, and as amended
or supplemented from time to time, or any successor tariff.
"Transmission Owner" shall mean an entity that owns, leases or otherwise possesses an
interest in the portion of the Transmission System at the Point of Interconnection and may be a
Party to the Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement to the extent necessary.
"Transmission Provider" shall mean the public utility (or its designated agent) that owns,
controls, or operates transmission or distribution facilities used for the transmission of electricity
in interstate commerce and provides transmission service under the Tariff. The term Transmission
Provider should be read to include the Transmission Owner when the Transmission Owner is
separate from the Transmission Provider.
"Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities" shall mean all facilities and
equipment owned, controlled or operated by the Transmission Provider from the Point of Change
of Ownership to the Point of Interconnection as identified in Appendix A to the Standard Large
Generator Interconnection Agreement, including any modifications, additions or upgrades to such
facilities and equipment. Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities are sole use facilities
and shall not include Distribution Upgrades, Stand Alone Network Upgrades or Network
Upgrades.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Original Sheet No. 135
"Transmission System" shall mean the facilities owned, controlled or operated by the
Transmission Provider or Transmission Owner that are used to provide transmission service under
the Tariff.
"Trial Operation" shall mean the period during which Interconnection Customer is
engaged in on-site test operations and commissioning of the Generating Facility prior to
Commercial Operation.
Article 2.
Effective Date, Term, and Termination.
2.1
Effective Date. This LGIA shall become effective upon execution by the Parties
subject to acceptance by FERC (if applicable), or if filed unexecuted, upon the date
specified by FERC. Transmission Provider shall promptly file this LGIA with FERC upon
execution in accordance with Article 3.1, if required.
2.2
Term of Agreement. Subject to the provisions of Article 2.3, this LGIA shall
remain in effect for a period of ten (10) years from the Effective Date or such other longer
period as Interconnection Customer may request (Term to be specified in individual
agreements) and shall be automatically renewed for each successive one-year period
thereafter.
2.3
Termination Procedures.
2.3.1 Written Notice. This LGIA may be terminated by Interconnection
Customer after giving Transmission Provider ninety (90) Calendar Days advance
written notice, or by Transmission Provider notifying FERC after the Generating
Facility permanently ceases Commercial Operation.
2.3.2
17.
Default. Either Party may terminate this LGIA in accordance with Article
2.3.3 Notwithstanding Articles 2.3.1 and 2.3.2, no termination shall become
effective until the Parties have complied with all Applicable Laws and Regulations
applicable to such termination, including the filing with FERC of a notice of
termination of this LGIA, which notice has been accepted for filing by FERC.
2.4
Termination Costs. If a Party elects to terminate this Agreement pursuant to
Article 2.3 above, each Party shall pay all costs incurred (including any cancellation costs
relating to orders or contracts for Interconnection Facilities and equipment) or charges
assessed by the other Party, as of the date of the other Party's receipt of such notice of
termination, that are the responsibility of the Terminating Party under this LGIA. In the
event of termination by a Party, the Parties shall use commercially Reasonable Efforts to
mitigate the costs, damages and charges arising as a consequence of termination. Upon
termination of this LGIA, unless otherwise ordered or approved by FERC:
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Original Sheet No. 136
2.4.1 With respect to any portion of Transmission Provider's Interconnection
Facilities that have not yet been constructed or installed, Transmission Provider
shall to the extent possible and with Interconnection Customer's authorization
cancel any pending orders of, or return, any materials or equipment for, or contracts
for construction of, such facilities; provided that in the event Interconnection
Customer elects not to authorize such cancellation, Interconnection Customer shall
assume all payment obligations with respect to such materials, equipment, and
contracts, and Transmission Provider shall deliver such material and equipment,
and, if necessary, assign such contracts, to Interconnection Customer as soon as
practicable, at Interconnection Customer's expense.
To the extent that
Interconnection Customer has already paid Transmission Provider for any or all
such costs of materials or equipment not taken by Interconnection Customer,
Transmission Provider shall promptly refund such amounts to Interconnection
Customer, less any costs, including penalties incurred by Transmission Provider to
cancel any pending orders of or return such materials, equipment, or contracts.
If an Interconnection Customer terminates this LGIA, it shall be responsible
for all costs incurred in association with that Interconnection Customer's
interconnection, including any cancellation costs relating to orders or contracts for
Interconnection Facilities and equipment, and other expenses including any
Network Upgrades for which Transmission Provider has incurred expenses and has
not been reimbursed by Interconnection Customer.
2.4.2 Transmission Provider may, at its option, retain any portion of such
materials, equipment, or facilities that Interconnection Customer chooses not to
accept delivery of, in which case Transmission Provider shall be responsible for all
costs associated with procuring such materials, equipment, or facilities.
2.4.3 With respect to any portion of the Interconnection Facilities, and any other
facilities already installed or constructed pursuant to the terms of this LGIA,
Interconnection Customer shall be responsible for all costs associated with the
removal, relocation or other disposition or retirement of such materials, equipment,
or facilities.
2.5
Disconnection. Upon termination of this LGIA, the Parties will take all
appropriate steps to disconnect the Large Generating Facility from the Transmission
System. All costs required to effectuate such disconnection shall be borne by the
terminating Party, unless such termination resulted from the non-terminating Party's
Default of this LGIA or such non-terminating Party otherwise is responsible for these costs
under this LGIA.
2.6
Survival. This LGIA shall continue in effect after termination to the extent
necessary to provide for final billings and payments and for costs incurred hereunder,
including billings and payments pursuant to this LGIA; to permit the determination and
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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enforcement of liability and indemnification obligations arising from acts or events that
occurred while this LGIA was in effect; and to permit each Party to have access to the
lands of the other Party pursuant to this LGIA or other applicable agreements, to
disconnect, remove or salvage its own facilities and equipment.
Article 3.
Regulatory Filings.
3.1
Filing. Transmission Provider shall file this LGIA (and any amendment hereto)
with the appropriate Governmental Authority, if required. Interconnection Customer may
request that any information so provided be subject to the confidentiality provisions of
Article 22. If Interconnection Customer has executed this LGIA, or any amendment
thereto, Interconnection Customer shall reasonably cooperate with Transmission Provider
with respect to such filing and to provide any information reasonably requested by
Transmission Provider needed to comply with applicable regulatory requirements.
Article 4.
Scope of Service.
4.1
Interconnection Product Options. Interconnection Customer has selected the
following (checked) type of Interconnection Service:
4.1.1
Energy Resource Interconnection Service.
4.1.1.1 The Product. Energy Resource Interconnection Service allows
Interconnection Customer to connect the Large Generating Facility to the
Transmission System and be eligible to deliver the Large Generating
Facility's output using the existing firm or non-firm capacity of the
Transmission System on an "as available" basis.
To the extent
Interconnection Customer wants to receive Energy Resource
Interconnection Service, Transmission Provider shall construct facilities
identified in Attachment A.
4.1.1.2 Transmission Delivery Service Implications. Under Energy
Resource Interconnection Service, Interconnection Customer will be
eligible to inject power from the Large Generating Facility into and deliver
power across the interconnecting Transmission Provider's Transmission
System on an "as available" basis up to the amount of MWs identified in the
applicable stability and steady state studies to the extent the upgrades
initially required to qualify for Energy Resource Interconnection Service
have been constructed. Where eligible to do so (e.g., PJM, ISO-NE,
NYISO), Interconnection Customer may place a bid to sell into the market
up to the maximum identified Large Generating Facility output, subject to
any conditions specified in the interconnection service approval, and the
Large Generating Facility will be dispatched to the extent Interconnection
Customer's bid clears. In all other instances, no transmission delivery
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Yadkin Division
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Original Sheet No. 138
service from the Large Generating Facility is assured, but Interconnection
Customer may obtain Point-To-Point Transmission Service, Network
Integration Transmission Service, or be used for secondary network
transmission service, pursuant to Transmission Provider's Tariff, up to the
maximum output identified in the stability and steady state studies. In those
instances, in order for Interconnection Customer to obtain the right to
deliver or inject energy beyond the Large Generating Facility Point of
Interconnection or to improve its ability to do so, transmission delivery
service must be obtained pursuant to the provisions of Transmission
Provider's Tariff. The Interconnection Customer's ability to inject its Large
Generating Facility output beyond the Point of Interconnection, therefore,
will depend on the existing capacity of Transmission Provider's
Transmission System at such time as a transmission service request is made
that would accommodate such delivery. The provision of firm Point-ToPoint Transmission Service or Network Integration Transmission Service
may require the construction of additional Network Upgrades.
4.1.2
Network Resource Interconnection Service.
4.1.2.1
The Product.
Transmission Provider must conduct the
necessary studies and construct the Network Upgrades needed to integrate
the Large Generating Facility (1) in a manner comparable to that in which
Transmission Provider integrates its generating facilities to serve native
load customers; or (2) in an ISO or RTO with market based congestion
management, in the same manner as all Network Resources. To the extent
Interconnection Customer wants to receive Network Resource
Interconnection Service, Transmission Provider shall construct the facilities
identified in Attachment A to this LGIA.
4.1.2.2
Transmission Delivery Service Implications.
Network
Resource Interconnection Service allows Interconnection Customer's Large
Generating Facility to be designated by any Network Customer under the
Tariff on Transmission Provider's Transmission System as a Network
Resource, up to the Large Generating Facility's full output, on the same
basis as existing Network Resources interconnected to Transmission
Provider's Transmission System, and to be studied as a Network Resource
on the assumption that such a designation will occur. Although Network
Resource Interconnection Service does not convey a reservation of
transmission service, any Network Customer under the Tariff can utilize its
network service under the Tariff to obtain delivery of energy from the
interconnected Interconnection Customer's Large Generating Facility in the
same manner as it accesses Network Resources. A Large Generating
Facility receiving Network Resource Interconnection Service may also be
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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used to provide Ancillary Services after technical studies and/or periodic
analyses are performed with respect to the Large Generating Facility's
ability to provide any applicable Ancillary Services, provided that such
studies and analyses have been or would be required in connection with the
provision of such Ancillary Services by any existing Network Resource.
However, if an Interconnection Customer's Large Generating Facility has
not been designated as a Network Resource by any load, it cannot be
required to provide Ancillary Services except to the extent such
requirements extend to all generating facilities that are similarly situated.
The provision of Network Integration Transmission Service or firm PointTo-Point Transmission Service may require additional studies and the
construction of additional upgrades. Because such studies and upgrades
would be associated with a request for delivery service under the Tariff,
cost responsibility for the studies and upgrades would be in accordance with
FERC's policy for pricing transmission delivery services.
Network Resource Interconnection Service does not necessarily
provide Interconnection Customer with the capability to physically deliver
the output of its Large Generating Facility to any particular load on
Transmission Provider's Transmission System without incurring congestion
costs. In the event of transmission constraints on Transmission Provider's
Transmission System, Interconnection Customer's Large Generating
Facility shall be subject to the applicable congestion management
procedures in Transmission Provider's Transmission System in the same
manner as Network Resources.
There is no requirement either at the time of study or
interconnection, or at any point in the future, that Interconnection
Customer's Large Generating Facility be designated as a Network Resource
by a Network Service Customer under the Tariff or that Interconnection
Customer identify a specific buyer (or sink). To the extent a Network
Customer does designate the Large Generating Facility as a Network
Resource, it must do so pursuant to Transmission Provider's Tariff.
Once an Interconnection Customer satisfies the requirements for
obtaining Network Resource Interconnection Service, any future
transmission service request for delivery from the Large Generating Facility
within Transmission Provider's Transmission System of any amount of
capacity and/or energy, up to the amount initially studied, will not require
that any additional studies be performed or that any further upgrades
associated with such Large Generating Facility be undertaken, regardless of
whether or not such Large Generating Facility is ever designated by a
Network Customer as a Network Resource and regardless of changes in
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
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Original Sheet No. 140
ownership of the Large Generating Facility. However, the reduction or
elimination of congestion or redispatch costs may require additional studies
and the construction of additional upgrades.
To the extent Interconnection Customer enters into an arrangement
for long term transmission service for deliveries from the Large Generating
Facility outside Transmission Provider's Transmission System, such request
may require additional studies and upgrades in order for Transmission
Provider to grant such request.
4.2
Provision of Service. Transmission Provider shall provide Interconnection Service
for the Large Generating Facility at the Point of Interconnection.
4.3
Performance Standards. Each Party shall perform all of its obligations under this
LGIA in accordance with Applicable Laws and Regulations, Applicable Reliability
Standards, and Good Utility Practice, and to the extent a Party is required or prevented or
limited in taking any action by such regulations and standards, such Party shall not be
deemed to be in Breach of this LGIA for its compliance therewith. If such Party is a
Transmission Provider or Transmission Owner, then that Party shall amend the LGIA and
submit the amendment to FERC for approval.
4.4
No Transmission Delivery Service. The execution of this LGIA does not
constitute a request for, nor the provision of, any transmission delivery service under
Transmission Provider's Tariff, and does not convey any right to deliver electricity to any
specific customer or Point of Delivery.
4.5
Interconnection Customer Provided Services. The services provided by
Interconnection Customer under this LGIA are set forth in Article 9.6 and Article 13.5.1.
Interconnection Customer shall be paid for such services in accordance with Article 11.6.
Article 5.
Interconnection Facilities Engineering, Procurement, and Construction.
5.1
Options. Unless otherwise mutually agreed to between the Parties, Interconnection
Customer shall select the In-Service Date, Initial Synchronization Date, and Commercial
Operation Date; and either Standard Option or Alternate Option set forth below for
completion of Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities and Network Upgrades as
set forth in Appendix A, Interconnection Facilities and Network Upgrades, and such dates
and selected option shall be set forth in Appendix B, Milestones.
5.1.1 Standard Option. Transmission Provider shall design, procure, and
construct Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities and Network
Upgrades, using Reasonable Efforts to complete Transmission Provider's
Interconnection Facilities and Network Upgrades by the dates set forth in Appendix
B, Milestones. Transmission Provider shall not be required to undertake any action
which is inconsistent with its standard safety practices, its material and equipment
specifications, its design criteria and construction procedures, its labor agreements,
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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and Applicable Laws and Regulations. In the event Transmission Provider
reasonably expects that it will not be able to complete Transmission Provider's
Interconnection Facilities and Network Upgrades by the specified dates,
Transmission Provider shall promptly provide written notice to Interconnection
Customer and shall undertake Reasonable Efforts to meet the earliest dates
thereafter.
5.1.2 Alternate Option. If the dates designated by Interconnection Customer are
acceptable to Transmission Provider, Transmission Provider shall so notify
Interconnection Customer within thirty (30) Calendar Days, and shall assume
responsibility for the design, procurement and construction of Transmission
Provider's Interconnection Facilities by the designated dates.
If Transmission Provider subsequently fails to complete Transmission
Provider's Interconnection Facilities by the In-Service Date, to the extent necessary
to provide back feed power; or fails to complete Network Upgrades by the Initial
Synchronization Date to the extent necessary to allow for Trial Operation at full
power output, unless other arrangements are made by the Parties for such Trial
Operation; or fails to complete the Network Upgrades by the Commercial
Operation Date, as such dates are reflected in Appendix B, Milestones;
Transmission Provider shall pay Interconnection Customer liquidated damages in
accordance with Article 5.3, Liquidated Damages, provided, however, the dates
designated by Interconnection Customer shall be extended day for day for each day
that the applicable RTO or ISO refuses to grant clearances to install equipment.
5.1.3 Option to Build. If the dates designated by Interconnection Customer are
not acceptable to Transmission Provider, Transmission Provider shall so notify
Interconnection Customer within thirty (30) Calendar Days, and unless the Parties
agree otherwise, Interconnection Customer shall have the option to assume
responsibility for the design, procurement and construction of Transmission
Provider's Interconnection Facilities and Stand Alone Network Upgrades on the
dates specified in Article 5.1.2. Transmission Provider and Interconnection
Customer must agree as to what constitutes Stand Alone Network Upgrades and
identify such Stand Alone Network Upgrades in Appendix A. Except for Stand
Alone Network Upgrades, Interconnection Customer shall have no right to
construct Network Upgrades under this option.
5.1.4 Negotiated Option. If Interconnection Customer elects not to exercise its
option under Article 5.1.3, Option to Build, Interconnection Customer shall so
notify Transmission Provider within thirty (30) Calendar Days, and the Parties shall
in good faith attempt to negotiate terms and conditions (including revision of the
specified dates and liquidated damages, the provision of incentives or the
procurement and construction of a portion of Transmission Provider's
Interconnection Facilities and Stand Alone Network Upgrades by Interconnection
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Customer) pursuant to which Transmission Provider is responsible for the design,
procurement and construction of Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities
and Network Upgrades. If the Parties are unable to reach agreement on such terms
and conditions, Transmission Provider shall assume responsibility for the design,
procurement and construction of Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities
and Network Upgrades pursuant to 5.1.1, Standard Option.
5.2
General Conditions Applicable to Option to Build. If Interconnection Customer
assumes responsibility for the design, procurement and construction of Transmission
Provider's Interconnection Facilities and Stand Alone Network Upgrades,
(1)
Interconnection Customer shall engineer, procure equipment, and construct
Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities and Stand Alone
Network Upgrades (or portions thereof) using Good Utility Practice and
using standards and specifications provided in advance by Transmission
Provider;
(2)
Interconnection Customer's engineering, procurement and construction of
Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities and Stand Alone
Network Upgrades shall comply with all requirements of law to which
Transmission Provider would be subject in the engineering, procurement or
construction of Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities and Stand
Alone Network Upgrades;
(3)
Transmission Provider shall review and approve the engineering design,
equipment acceptance tests, and the construction of Transmission Provider's
Interconnection Facilities and Stand Alone Network Upgrades;
(4)
prior to commencement of construction, Interconnection Customer shall
provide to Transmission Provider a schedule for construction of
Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities and Stand Alone
Network Upgrades, and shall promptly respond to requests for information
from Transmission Provider;
(5)
at any time during construction, Transmission Provider shall have the right
to gain unrestricted access to Transmission Provider's Interconnection
Facilities and Stand Alone Network Upgrades and to conduct inspections of
the same;
(6)
at any time during construction, should any phase of the engineering,
equipment procurement, or construction of Transmission Provider's
Interconnection Facilities and Stand Alone Network Upgrades not meet the
standards and specifications provided by Transmission Provider,
Interconnection Customer shall be obligated to remedy deficiencies in that
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
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portion of Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities and Stand
Alone Network Upgrades;
(7)
Interconnection Customer shall indemnify Transmission Provider for claims
arising from Interconnection Customer's construction of Transmission
Provider's Interconnection Facilities and Stand Alone Network Upgrades
under the terms and procedures applicable to Article 18.1 Indemnity;
(8)
Interconnection Customer shall transfer control of Transmission Provider's
Interconnection Facilities and Stand Alone Network Upgrades to
Transmission Provider;
(9)
Unless Parties otherwise agree, Interconnection Customer shall transfer
ownership of Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities and StandAlone Network Upgrades to Transmission Provider;
(10)
Transmission Provider shall approve and accept for operation and
maintenance Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities and Stand
Alone Network Upgrades to the extent engineered, procured, and
constructed in accordance with this Article 5.2; and
(11)
Interconnection Customer shall deliver to Transmission Provider "as-built"
drawings, information, and any other documents that are reasonably
required by Transmission Provider to assure that the Interconnection
Facilities and Stand-Alone Network Upgrades are built to the standards and
specifications required by Transmission Provider.
5.3
Liquidated Damages. The actual damages to Interconnection Customer, in the
event Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities or Network Upgrades are not
completed by the dates designated by Interconnection Customer and accepted by
Transmission Provider pursuant to subparagraphs 5.1.2 or 5.1.4, above, may include
Interconnection Customer's fixed operation and maintenance costs and lost opportunity
costs. Such actual damages are uncertain and impossible to determine at this time.
Because of such uncertainty, any liquidated damages paid by Transmission Provider to
Interconnection Customer in the event that Transmission Provider does not complete any
portion of Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities or Network Upgrades by the
applicable dates, shall be an amount equal to ½ of 1 percent per day of the actual cost of
Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities and Network Upgrades, in the
aggregate, for which Transmission Provider has assumed responsibility to design, procure
and construct.
However, in no event shall the total liquidated damages exceed 20 percent of the
actual cost of Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities and Network Upgrades
for which Transmission Provider has assumed responsibility to design, procure, and
construct. The foregoing payments will be made by Transmission Provider to
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
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Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Interconnection Customer as just compensation for the damages caused to Interconnection
Customer, which actual damages are uncertain and impossible to determine at this time,
and as reasonable liquidated damages, but not as a penalty or a method to secure
performance of this LGIA. Liquidated damages, when the Parties agree to them, are the
exclusive remedy for the Transmission Provider's failure to meet its schedule.
No liquidated damages shall be paid to Interconnection Customer if: (1)
Interconnection Customer is not ready to commence use of Transmission Provider's
Interconnection Facilities or Network Upgrades to take the delivery of power for the Large
Generating Facility's Trial Operation or to export power from the Large Generating
Facility on the specified dates, unless Interconnection Customer would have been able to
commence use of Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities or Network Upgrades
to take the delivery of power for Large Generating Facility's Trial Operation or to export
power from the Large Generating Facility, but for Transmission Provider's delay; (2)
Transmission Provider's failure to meet the specified dates is the result of the action or
inaction of Interconnection Customer or any other Interconnection Customer who has
entered into an LGIA with Transmission Provider or any cause beyond Transmission
Provider's reasonable control or reasonable ability to cure; (3) the Interconnection
Customer has assumed responsibility for the design, procurement and construction of
Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities and Stand Alone Network Upgrades; or
(4) the Parties have otherwise agreed.
5.4
Power System Stabilizers. The Interconnection Customer shall procure, install,
maintain and operate Power System Stabilizers in accordance with the guidelines and
procedures established by the Applicable Reliability Council. Transmission Provider
reserves the right to reasonably establish minimum acceptable settings for any installed
Power System Stabilizers, subject to the design and operating limitations of the Large
Generating Facility. If the Large Generating Facility's Power System Stabilizers are
removed from service or not capable of automatic operation, Interconnection Customer
shall immediately notify Transmission Provider's system operator, or its designated
representative. The requirements of this paragraph shall not apply to wind generators.
5.5
Equipment Procurement. If responsibility for construction of Transmission
Provider's Interconnection Facilities or Network Upgrades is to be borne by Transmission
Provider, then Transmission Provider shall commence design of Transmission Provider's
Interconnection Facilities or Network Upgrades and procure necessary equipment as soon
as practicable after all of the following conditions are satisfied, unless the Parties otherwise
agree in writing:
5.5.1 Transmission Provider has completed the Facilities Study pursuant to the
Facilities Study Agreement;
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
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Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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5.5.2 Transmission Provider has received written authorization to proceed with
design and procurement from Interconnection Customer by the date specified in
Appendix B, Milestones; and
5.5.3 Interconnection Customer has provided security to Transmission Provider
in accordance with Article 11.5 by the dates specified in Appendix B, Milestones.
5.6
Construction Commencement.
Transmission Provider shall commence
construction of Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities and Network Upgrades
for which it is responsible as soon as practicable after the following additional conditions
are satisfied:
5.6.1 Approval of the appropriate Governmental Authority has been obtained for
any facilities requiring regulatory approval;
5.6.2 Necessary real property rights and rights-of-way have been obtained, to the
extent required for the construction of a discrete aspect of Transmission Provider's
Interconnection Facilities and Network Upgrades;
5.6.3 Transmission Provider has received written authorization to proceed with
construction from Interconnection Customer by the date specified in Appendix B,
Milestones; and
5.6.4 Interconnection Customer has provided security to Transmission Provider
in accordance with Article 11.5 by the dates specified in Appendix B, Milestones.
5.7
Work Progress. The Parties will keep each other advised periodically as to the
progress of their respective design, procurement and construction efforts. Either Party
may, at any time, request a progress report from the other Party. If, at any time,
Interconnection Customer determines that the completion of Transmission Provider's
Interconnection Facilities will not be required until after the specified In-Service Date,
Interconnection Customer will provide written notice to Transmission Provider of such
later date upon which the completion of Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities
will be required.
5.8
Information Exchange. As soon as reasonably practicable after the Effective
Date, the Parties shall exchange information regarding the design and compatibility of the
Parties' Interconnection Facilities and compatibility of the Interconnection Facilities with
Transmission Provider's Transmission System, and shall work diligently and in good faith
to make any necessary design changes.
5.9
Limited Operation. If any of Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities
or Network Upgrades are not reasonably expected to be completed prior to the Commercial
Operation Date of the Large Generating Facility, Transmission Provider shall, upon the
request and at the expense of Interconnection Customer, perform operating studies on a
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
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Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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timely basis to determine the extent to which the Large Generating Facility and
Interconnection Customer's Interconnection Facilities may operate prior to the completion
of Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities or Network Upgrades consistent with
Applicable Laws and Regulations, Applicable Reliability Standards, Good Utility Practice,
and this LGIA. Transmission Provider shall permit Interconnection Customer to operate
the Large Generating Facility and Interconnection Customer's Interconnection Facilities in
accordance with the results of such studies.
5.10 Interconnection Customer's Interconnection Facilities (ICIF). Interconnection
Customer shall, at its expense, design, procure, construct, own and install the ICIF, as set
forth in Appendix A, Interconnection Facilities, Network Upgrades and Distribution
Upgrades.
5.10.1 Interconnection Customer's Interconnection Facility Specifications.
Interconnection Customer shall submit initial specifications for the ICIF, including
System Protection Facilities, to Transmission Provider at least one hundred eighty
(180) Calendar Days prior to the Initial Synchronization Date; and final
specifications for review and comment at least ninety (90) Calendar Days prior to
the Initial Synchronization Date. Transmission Provider shall review such
specifications to ensure that the ICIF are compatible with the technical
specifications, operational control, and safety requirements of Transmission
Provider and comment on such specifications within thirty (30) Calendar Days of
Interconnection Customer's submission. All specifications provided hereunder
shall be deemed confidential.
5.10.2 Transmission Provider's Review. Transmission Provider's review of
Interconnection Customer's final specifications shall not be construed as
confirming, endorsing, or providing a warranty as to the design, fitness, safety,
durability or reliability of the Large Generating Facility, or the ICIF.
Interconnection Customer shall make such changes to the ICIF as may reasonably
be required by Transmission Provider, in accordance with Good Utility Practice, to
ensure that the ICIF are compatible with the technical specifications, operational
control, and safety requirements of Transmission Provider.
5.10.3 ICIF Construction. The ICIF shall be designed and constructed in
accordance with Good Utility Practice. Within one hundred twenty (120) Calendar
Days after the Commercial Operation Date, unless the Parties agree on another
mutually acceptable deadline, Interconnection Customer shall deliver to
Transmission Provider "as-built" drawings, information and documents for the
ICIF, such as: a one-line diagram, a site plan showing the Large Generating Facility
and the ICIF, plan and elevation drawings showing the layout of the ICIF, a relay
functional diagram, relaying AC and DC schematic wiring diagrams and relay
settings for all facilities associated with Interconnection Customer's step-up
transformers, the facilities connecting the Large Generating Facility to the step-up
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
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Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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transformers and the ICIF, and the impedances (determined by factory tests) for the
associated step-up transformers and the Large Generating Facility.
The
Interconnection Customer shall provide Transmission Provider specifications for
the excitation system, automatic voltage regulator, Large Generating Facility
control and protection settings, transformer tap settings, and communications, if
applicable.
5.11 Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities Construction. Transmission
Provider's Interconnection Facilities shall be designed and constructed in accordance with
Good Utility Practice. Upon request, within one hundred twenty (120) Calendar Days after
the Commercial Operation Date, unless the Parties agree on another mutually acceptable
deadline, Transmission Provider shall deliver to Interconnection Customer the following
"as-built" drawings, information and documents for Transmission Provider's
Interconnection Facilities [include appropriate drawings and relay diagrams].
Transmission Provider will obtain control of Transmission Provider's
Interconnection Facilities and Stand Alone Network Upgrades upon completion of such
facilities.
5.12 Access Rights. Upon reasonable notice and supervision by a Party, and subject to
any required or necessary regulatory approvals, a Party ("Granting Party") shall furnish at
no cost to the other Party ("Access Party") any rights of use, licenses, rights of way and
easements with respect to lands owned or controlled by the Granting Party, its agents (if
allowed under the applicable agency agreement), or any Affiliate, that are necessary to
enable the Access Party to obtain ingress and egress to construct, operate, maintain, repair,
test (or witness testing), inspect, replace or remove facilities and equipment to: (i)
interconnect the Large Generating Facility with the Transmission System; (ii) operate and
maintain the Large Generating Facility, the Interconnection Facilities and the Transmission
System; and (iii) disconnect or remove the Access Party's facilities and equipment upon
termination of this LGIA. In exercising such licenses, rights of way and easements, the
Access Party shall not unreasonably disrupt or interfere with normal operation of the
Granting Party's business and shall adhere to the safety rules and procedures established in
advance, as may be changed from time to time, by the Granting Party and provided to the
Access Party.
5.13 Lands of Other Property Owners. If any part of Transmission Provider or
Transmission Owner's Interconnection Facilities and/or Network Upgrades is to be
installed on property owned by persons other than Interconnection Customer or
Transmission Provider or Transmission Owner, Transmission Provider or Transmission
Owner shall at Interconnection Customer's expense use efforts, similar in nature and extent
to those that it typically undertakes on its own behalf or on behalf of its Affiliates,
including use of its eminent domain authority, and to the extent consistent with state law,
to procure from such persons any rights of use, licenses, rights of way and easements that
are necessary to construct, operate, maintain, test, inspect, replace or remove Transmission
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
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Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Provider or Transmission Owner's Interconnection Facilities and/or Network Upgrades
upon such property.
5.14 Permits. Transmission Provider or Transmission Owner and Interconnection
Customer shall cooperate with each other in good faith in obtaining all permits, licenses,
and authorizations that are necessary to accomplish the interconnection in compliance with
Applicable Laws and Regulations. With respect to this paragraph, Transmission Provider
or Transmission Owner shall provide permitting assistance to Interconnection Customer
comparable to that provided to Transmission Provider's own, or an Affiliate's generation.
5.15 Early Construction of Base Case Facilities. Interconnection Customer may
request Transmission Provider to construct, and Transmission Provider shall construct,
using Reasonable Efforts to accommodate Interconnection Customer's In-Service Date, all
or any portion of any Network Upgrades required for Interconnection Customer to be
interconnected to the Transmission System which are included in the Base Case of the
Facilities Study for Interconnection Customer, and which also are required to be
constructed for another Interconnection Customer, but where such construction is not
scheduled to be completed in time to achieve Interconnection Customer's In-Service Date.
5.16 Suspension. Interconnection Customer reserves the right, upon written notice to
Transmission Provider, to suspend at any time all work by Transmission Provider
associated with the construction and installation of Transmission Provider's
Interconnection Facilities and/or Network Upgrades required under this LGIA with the
condition that Transmission System shall be left in a safe and reliable condition in
accordance with Good Utility Practice and Transmission Provider's safety and reliability
criteria. In such event, Interconnection Customer shall be responsible for all reasonable
and necessary costs which Transmission Provider (i) has incurred pursuant to this LGIA
prior to the suspension and (ii) incurs in suspending such work, including any costs
incurred to perform such work as may be necessary to ensure the safety of persons and
property and the integrity of the Transmission System during such suspension and, if
applicable, any costs incurred in connection with the cancellation or suspension of
material, equipment and labor contracts which Transmission Provider cannot reasonably
avoid; provided, however, that prior to canceling or suspending any such material,
equipment or labor contract, Transmission Provider shall obtain Interconnection
Customer's authorization to do so.
Transmission Provider shall invoice Interconnection Customer for such costs
pursuant to Article 12 and shall use due diligence to minimize its costs. In the event
Interconnection Customer suspends work by Transmission Provider required under this
LGIA pursuant to this Article 5.16, and has not requested Transmission Provider to
recommence the work required under this LGIA on or before the expiration of three (3)
years following commencement of such suspension, this LGIA shall be deemed
terminated. The three-year period shall begin on the date the suspension is requested, or
the date of the written notice to Transmission Provider, if no effective date is specified.
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
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Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Taxes.
5.17.1
Interconnection Customer Payments Not Taxable. The Parties intend
that all payments or property transfers made by Interconnection Customer to
Transmission Provider for the installation of Transmission Provider's
Interconnection Facilities and the Network Upgrades shall be non-taxable, either as
contributions to capital, or as an advance, in accordance with the Internal Revenue
Code and any applicable state income tax laws and shall not be taxable as
contributions in aid of construction or otherwise under the Internal Revenue Code
and any applicable state income tax laws.
5.17.2
Representations and Covenants. In accordance with IRS Notice 200182 and IRS Notice 88-129, Interconnection Customer represents and covenants that
(i) ownership of the electricity generated at the Large Generating Facility will pass
to another party prior to the transmission of the electricity on the Transmission
System, (ii) for income tax purposes, the amount of any payments and the cost of
any property transferred to Transmission Provider for Transmission Provider's
Interconnection Facilities will be capitalized by Interconnection Customer as an
intangible asset and recovered using the straight-line method over a useful life of
twenty (20) years, and (iii) any portion of Transmission Provider's Interconnection
Facilities that is a "dual-use intertie," within the meaning of IRS Notice 88-129, is
reasonably expected to carry only a de minimis amount of electricity in the
direction of the Large Generating Facility. For this purpose, "de minimis amount"
means no more than 5 percent of the total power flows in both directions,
calculated in accordance with the "5 percent test" set forth in IRS Notice 88-129.
This is not intended to be an exclusive list of the relevant conditions that must be
met to conform to IRS requirements for non-taxable treatment.
At Transmission Provider's request, Interconnection Customer shall provide
Transmission Provider with a report from an independent engineer confirming its
representation in clause (iii), above. Transmission Provider represents and
covenants that the cost of Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities paid
for by Interconnection Customer will have no net effect on the base upon which
rates are determined.
5.17.3
Indemnification for the Cost Consequences of Current Tax Liability
Imposed Upon the Transmission Provider. Notwithstanding Article 5.17.1,
Interconnection Customer shall protect, indemnify and hold harmless Transmission
Provider from the cost consequences of any current tax liability imposed against
Transmission Provider as the result of payments or property transfers made by
Interconnection Customer to Transmission Provider under this LGIA for
Interconnection Facilities, as well as any interest and penalties, other than interest
and penalties attributable to any delay caused by Transmission Provider.
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
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Transmission Provider shall not include a gross-up for the cost
consequences of any current tax liability in the amounts it charges Interconnection
Customer under this LGIA unless (i) Transmission Provider has determined, in
good faith, that the payments or property transfers made by Interconnection
Customer to Transmission Provider should be reported as income subject to
taxation or (ii) any Governmental Authority directs Transmission Provider to report
payments or property as income subject to taxation; provided, however, that
Transmission Provider may require Interconnection Customer to provide security
for Interconnection Facilities, in a form reasonably acceptable to Transmission
Provider (such as a parental guarantee or a letter of credit), in an amount equal to
the cost consequences of any current tax liability under this Article 5.17.
Interconnection Customer shall reimburse Transmission Provider for such costs on
a fully grossed-up basis, in accordance with Article 5.17.4, within thirty (30)
Calendar Days of receiving written notification from Transmission Provider of the
amount due, including detail about how the amount was calculated.
The indemnification obligation shall terminate at the earlier of (1) the
expiration of the ten (10) year testing period and the applicable statute of limitation,
as it may be extended by Transmission Provider upon request of the IRS, to keep
these years open for audit or adjustment, or (2) the occurrence of a subsequent
taxable event and the payment of any related indemnification obligations as
contemplated by this Article 5.17.
5.17.4
Tax Gross-Up Amount. Interconnection Customer's liability for the
cost consequences of any current tax liability under this Article 5.17 shall be
calculated on a fully grossed-up basis. Except as may otherwise be agreed to by
the parties, this means that Interconnection Customer will pay Transmission
Provider, in addition to the amount paid for the Interconnection Facilities and
Network Upgrades, an amount equal to (1) the current taxes imposed on
Transmission Provider ("Current Taxes") on the excess of (a) the gross income
realized by Transmission Provider as a result of payments or property transfers
made by Interconnection Customer to Transmission Provider under this LGIA
(without regard to any payments under this Article 5.17) (the "Gross Income
Amount") over (b) the present value of future tax deductions for depreciation that
will be available as a result of such payments or property transfers (the "Present
Value Depreciation Amount"), plus (2) an additional amount sufficient to permit
Transmission Provider to receive and retain, after the payment of all Current Taxes,
an amount equal to the net amount described in clause (1).
For this purpose, (i) Current Taxes shall be computed based on
Transmission Provider's composite federal and state tax rates at the time the
payments or property transfers are received and Transmission Provider will be
treated as being subject to tax at the highest marginal rates in effect at that time (the
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
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Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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"Current Tax Rate"), and (ii) the Present Value Depreciation Amount shall be
computed by discounting Transmission Provider's anticipated tax depreciation
deductions as a result of such payments or property transfers by Transmission
Provider's current weighted average cost of capital. Thus, the formula for
calculating Interconnection Customer's liability to Transmission Owner pursuant to
this Article 5.17.4 can be expressed as follows: (Current Tax Rate x (Gross Income
Amount – Present Value of Tax Depreciation))/(1-Current Tax Rate).
Interconnection Customer's estimated tax liability in the event taxes are imposed
shall be stated in Appendix A, Interconnection Facilities, Network Upgrades and
Distribution Upgrades.
5.17.5 Private Letter Ruling or Change or Clarification of Law. At
Interconnection Customer's request and expense, Transmission Provider shall file
with the IRS a request for a private letter ruling as to whether any property
transferred or sums paid, or to be paid, by Interconnection Customer to
Transmission Provider under this LGIA are subject to federal income taxation.
Interconnection Customer will prepare the initial draft of the request for a private
letter ruling, and will certify under penalties of perjury that all facts represented in
such request are true and accurate to the best of Interconnection Customer's
knowledge. Transmission Provider and Interconnection Customer shall cooperate
in good faith with respect to the submission of such request.
Transmission Provider shall keep Interconnection Customer fully informed
of the status of such request for a private letter ruling and shall execute either a
privacy act waiver or a limited power of attorney, in a form acceptable to the IRS,
that authorizes Interconnection Customer to participate in all discussions with the
IRS regarding such request for a private letter ruling. Transmission Provider shall
allow Interconnection Customer to attend all meetings with IRS officials about the
request and shall permit Interconnection Customer to prepare the initial drafts of
any follow-up letters in connection with the request.
5.17.6
Subsequent Taxable Events. If, within ten (10) years from the date on
which the relevant Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities are placed in
service, (i) Interconnection Customer Breaches the covenants contained in Article
5.17.2, (ii) a "disqualification event" occurs within the meaning of IRS Notice 88129, or (iii) this LGIA terminates and Transmission Provider retains ownership of
the Interconnection Facilities and Network Upgrades, Interconnection Customer
shall pay a tax gross-up for the cost consequences of any current tax liability
imposed on Transmission Provider, calculated using the methodology described in
Article 5.17.4 and in accordance with IRS Notice 90-60.
5.17.7 Contests. In the event any Governmental Authority determines that
Transmission Provider's receipt of payments or property constitutes income that is
subject to taxation, Transmission Provider shall notify Interconnection Customer,
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in writing, within thirty (30) Calendar Days of receiving notification of such
determination by a Governmental Authority. Upon the timely written request by
Interconnection Customer and at Interconnection Customer's sole expense,
Transmission Provider may appeal, protest, seek abatement of, or otherwise oppose
such determination. Upon Interconnection Customer's written request and sole
expense, Transmission Provider may file a claim for refund with respect to any
taxes paid under this Article 5.17, whether or not it has received such a
determination. Transmission Provider reserves the right to make all decisions with
regard to the prosecution of such appeal, protest, abatement or other contest,
including the selection of counsel and compromise or settlement of the claim, but
Transmission Provider shall keep Interconnection Customer informed, shall
consider in good faith suggestions from Interconnection Customer about the
conduct of the contest, and shall reasonably permit Interconnection Customer or an
Interconnection Customer representative to attend contest proceedings.
Interconnection Customer shall pay to Transmission Provider on a periodic
basis, as invoiced by Transmission Provider, Transmission Provider's documented
reasonable costs of prosecuting such appeal, protest, abatement or other contest. At
any time during the contest, Transmission Provider may agree to a settlement either
with Interconnection Customer's consent or after obtaining written advice from
nationally-recognized tax counsel, selected by Transmission Provider, but
reasonably acceptable to Interconnection Customer, that the proposed settlement
represents a reasonable settlement given the hazards of litigation. Interconnection
Customer's obligation shall be based on the amount of the settlement agreed to by
Interconnection Customer, or if a higher amount, so much of the settlement that is
supported by the written advice from nationally-recognized tax counsel selected
under the terms of the preceding sentence. The settlement amount shall be
calculated on a fully grossed-up basis to cover any related cost consequences of the
current tax liability. Any settlement without Interconnection Customer's consent or
such written advice will relieve Interconnection Customer from any obligation to
indemnify Transmission Provider for the tax at issue in the contest.
5.17.8 Refund. In the event that (a) a private letter ruling is issued to
Transmission Provider which holds that any amount paid or the value of any
property transferred by Interconnection Customer to Transmission Provider under
the terms of this LGIA is not subject to federal income taxation, (b) any legislative
change or administrative announcement, notice, ruling or other determination
makes it reasonably clear to Transmission Provider in good faith that any amount
paid or the value of any property transferred by Interconnection Customer to
Transmission Provider under the terms of this LGIA is not taxable to Transmission
Provider, (c) any abatement, appeal, protest, or other contest results in a
determination that any payments or transfers made by Interconnection Customer to
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
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Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Transmission Provider are not subject to federal income tax, or (d) if Transmission
Provider receives a refund from any taxing authority for any overpayment of tax
attributable to any payment or property transfer made by Interconnection Customer
to Transmission Provider pursuant to this LGIA, Transmission Provider shall
promptly refund to Interconnection Customer the following:
(i)
any payment made by Interconnection Customer under this Article
5.17 for taxes that is attributable to the amount determined to be
non-taxable, together with interest thereon,
(ii)
interest on any amounts paid by Interconnection Customer to
Transmission Provider for such taxes which Transmission Provider
did not submit to the taxing authority, calculated in accordance with
the methodology set forth in FERC's regulations at 18 C.F.R. §
35.19a(a)(2)(iii) from the date payment was made by
Interconnection Customer to the date Transmission Provider refunds
such payment to Interconnection Customer, and
(iii)
with respect to any such taxes paid by Transmission Provider, any
refund or credit Transmission Provider receives or to which it may
be entitled from any Governmental Authority, interest (or that
portion thereof attributable to the payment described in clause (i),
above) owed to Transmission Provider for such overpayment of
taxes (including any reduction in interest otherwise payable by
Transmission Provider to any Governmental Authority resulting
from an offset or credit); provided, however, that Transmission
Provider will remit such amount promptly to Interconnection
Customer only after and to the extent that Transmission Provider has
received a tax refund, credit or offset from any Governmental
Authority for any applicable overpayment of income tax related to
Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities.
The intent of this provision is to leave the Parties, to the
extent practicable, in the event that no taxes are due with respect to
any payment for Interconnection Facilities and Network Upgrades
hereunder, in the same position they would have been in had no such
tax payments been made.
5.17.9 Taxes Other Than Income Taxes. Upon the timely request by
Interconnection Customer, and at Interconnection Customer's sole expense,
Transmission Provider may appeal, protest, seek abatement of, or otherwise contest
any tax (other than federal or state income tax) asserted or assessed against
Transmission Provider for which Interconnection Customer may be required to
reimburse Transmission Provider under the terms of this LGIA. Interconnection
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
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Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Customer shall pay to Transmission Provider on a periodic basis, as invoiced by
Transmission Provider, Transmission Provider's documented reasonable costs of
prosecuting such appeal, protest, abatement, or other contest. Interconnection
Customer and Transmission Provider shall cooperate in good faith with respect to
any such contest. Unless the payment of such taxes is a prerequisite to an appeal or
abatement or cannot be deferred, no amount shall be payable by Interconnection
Customer to Transmission Provider for such taxes until they are assessed by a final,
non-appealable order by any court or agency of competent jurisdiction. In the
event that a tax payment is withheld and ultimately due and payable after appeal,
Interconnection Customer will be responsible for all taxes, interest and penalties,
other than penalties attributable to any delay caused by Transmission Provider.
5.17.10 Transmission Owners Who Are Not Transmission Providers. If
Transmission Provider is not the same entity as the Transmission Owner, then (i)
all references in this Article 5.17 to Transmission Provider shall be deemed also to
refer to and to include the Transmission Owner, as appropriate, and (ii) this LGIA
shall not become effective until such Transmission Owner shall have agreed in
writing to assume all of the duties and obligations of Transmission Provider under
this Article 5.17 of this LGIA.
5.18 Tax Status. Each Party shall cooperate with the other to maintain the other Party's
tax status. Nothing in this LGIA is intended to adversely affect any Transmission
Provider's tax exempt status with respect to the issuance of bonds including, but not limited
to, Local Furnishing Bonds.
5.19
Modification.
5.19.1 General. Either Party may undertake modifications to its facilities. If a
Party plans to undertake a modification that reasonably may be expected to affect
the other Party's facilities, that Party shall provide to the other Party sufficient
information regarding such modification so that the other Party may evaluate the
potential impact of such modification prior to commencement of the work. Such
information shall be deemed to be confidential hereunder and shall include
information concerning the timing of such modifications and whether such
modifications are expected to interrupt the flow of electricity from the Large
Generating Facility. The Party desiring to perform such work shall provide the
relevant drawings, plans, and specifications to the other Party at least ninety (90)
Calendar Days in advance of the commencement of the work or such shorter period
upon which the Parties may agree, which agreement shall not unreasonably be
withheld, conditioned or delayed.
In the case of Large Generating Facility modifications that do not require
Interconnection Customer to submit an Interconnection Request, Transmission
Provider shall provide, within thirty (30) Calendar Days (or such other time as the
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Parties may agree), an estimate of any additional modifications to the Transmission
System, Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities or Network Upgrades
necessitated by such Interconnection Customer modification and a good faith
estimate of the costs thereof.
5.19.2 Standards. Any additions, modifications, or replacements made to a
Party's facilities shall be designed, constructed and operated in accordance with this
LGIA and Good Utility Practice.
5.19.3 Modification Costs. Interconnection Customer shall not be directly
assigned for the costs of any additions, modifications, or replacements that
Transmission Provider makes to Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities
or the Transmission System to facilitate the interconnection of a third party to
Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities or the Transmission System, or
to provide transmission service to a third party under Transmission Provider's
Tariff. Interconnection Customer shall be responsible for the costs of any
additions, modifications, or replacements to Interconnection Customer's
Interconnection Facilities that may be necessary to maintain or upgrade such
Interconnection Customer's Interconnection Facilities consistent with Applicable
Laws and Regulations, Applicable Reliability Standards or Good Utility Practice.
Article 6.
Testing and Inspection.
6.1
Pre-Commercial Operation Date Testing and Modifications. Prior to the
Commercial Operation Date, Transmission Provider shall test Transmission Provider's
Interconnection Facilities and Network Upgrades and Interconnection Customer shall test
the Large Generating Facility and Interconnection Customer's Interconnection Facilities to
ensure their safe and reliable operation. Similar testing may be required after initial
operation. Each Party shall make any modifications to its facilities that are found to be
necessary as a result of such testing. Interconnection Customer shall bear the cost of all
such testing and modifications. Interconnection Customer shall generate test energy at the
Large Generating Facility only if it has arranged for the delivery of such test energy.
6.2
Post-Commercial Operation Date Testing and Modifications. Each Party shall
at its own expense perform routine inspection and testing of its facilities and equipment in
accordance with Good Utility Practice as may be necessary to ensure the continued
interconnection of the Large Generating Facility with the Transmission System in a safe
and reliable manner. Each Party shall have the right, upon advance written notice, to
require reasonable additional testing of the other Party's facilities, at the requesting Party's
expense, as may be in accordance with Good Utility Practice.
6.3
Right to Observe Testing. Each Party shall notify the other Party in advance of its
performance of tests of its Interconnection Facilities. The other Party has the right, at its
own expense, to observe such testing.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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6.4
Right to Inspect. Each Party shall have the right, but shall have no obligation to:
(i) observe the other Party's tests and/or inspection of any of its System Protection
Facilities and other protective equipment, including Power System Stabilizers; (ii) review
the settings of the other Party's System Protection Facilities and other protective
equipment; and (iii) review the other Party's maintenance records relative to the
Interconnection Facilities, the System Protection Facilities and other protective equipment.
A Party may exercise these rights from time to time as it deems necessary upon reasonable
notice to the other Party. The exercise or non-exercise by a Party of any such rights shall
not be construed as an endorsement or confirmation of any element or condition of the
Interconnection Facilities or the System Protection Facilities or other protective equipment
or the operation thereof, or as a warranty as to the fitness, safety, desirability, or reliability
of same. Any information that a Party obtains through the exercise of any of its rights
under this Article 6.4 shall be deemed to be Confidential Information and treated pursuant
to Article 22 of this LGIA.
Article 7.
Metering.
7.1
General. Each Party shall comply with the Applicable Reliability Council
requirements. Unless otherwise agreed by the Parties, Transmission Provider shall install
Metering Equipment at the Point of Interconnection prior to any operation of the Large
Generating Facility and shall own, operate, test and maintain such Metering Equipment.
Power flows to and from the Large Generating Facility shall be measured at or, at
Transmission Provider's option, compensated to, the Point of Interconnection.
Transmission Provider shall provide metering quantities, in analog and/or digital form, to
Interconnection Customer upon request. Interconnection Customer shall bear all
reasonable documented costs associated with the purchase, installation, operation, testing
and maintenance of the Metering Equipment.
7.2
Check Meters. Interconnection Customer, at its option and expense, may install
and operate, on its premises and on its side of the Point of Interconnection, one or more
check meters to check Transmission Provider's meters. Such check meters shall be for
check purposes only and shall not be used for the measurement of power flows for
purposes of this LGIA, except as provided in Article 7.4 below. The check meters shall be
subject at all reasonable times to inspection and examination by Transmission Provider or
its designee. The installation, operation and maintenance thereof shall be performed
entirely by Interconnection Customer in accordance with Good Utility Practice.
7.3
Standards. Transmission Provider shall install, calibrate, and test revenue quality
Metering Equipment in accordance with applicable ANSI standards.
7.4
Testing of Metering Equipment. Transmission Provider shall inspect and test all
Transmission Provider-owned Metering Equipment upon installation and at least once
every two (2) years thereafter. If requested to do so by Interconnection Customer,
Transmission Provider shall, at Interconnection Customer's expense, inspect or test
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Metering Equipment more frequently than every two (2) years. Transmission Provider
shall give reasonable notice of the time when any inspection or test shall take place, and
Interconnection Customer may have representatives present at the test or inspection. If at
any time Metering Equipment is found to be inaccurate or defective, it shall be adjusted,
repaired or replaced at Interconnection Customer's expense, in order to provide accurate
metering, unless the inaccuracy or defect is due to Transmission Provider's failure to
maintain, then Transmission Provider shall pay. If Metering Equipment fails to register, or
if the measurement made by Metering Equipment during a test varies by more than two
percent from the measurement made by the standard meter used in the test, Transmission
Provider shall adjust the measurements by correcting all measurements for the period
during which Metering Equipment was in error by using Interconnection Customer's check
meters, if installed. If no such check meters are installed or if the period cannot be
reasonably ascertained, the adjustment shall be for the period immediately preceding the
test of the Metering Equipment equal to one-half the time from the date of the last previous
test of the Metering Equipment.
7.5
Metering Data. At Interconnection Customer's expense, the metered data shall be
telemetered to one or more locations designated by Transmission Provider and one or more
locations designated by Interconnection Customer. Such telemetered data shall be used,
under normal operating conditions, as the official measurement of the amount of energy
delivered from the Large Generating Facility to the Point of Interconnection.
Article 8.
Communications.
8.1
Interconnection Customer Obligations. Interconnection Customer shall maintain
satisfactory operating communications with Transmission Provider's Transmission System
dispatcher or representative designated by Transmission Provider. Interconnection
Customer shall provide standard voice line, dedicated voice line and facsimile
communications at its Large Generating Facility control room or central dispatch facility
through use of either the public telephone system, or a voice communications system that
does not rely on the public telephone system. Interconnection Customer shall also provide
the dedicated data circuit(s) necessary to provide Interconnection Customer data to
Transmission Provider as set forth in Appendix D, Security Arrangements Details. The
data circuit(s) shall extend from the Large Generating Facility to the location(s) specified
by Transmission Provider. Any required maintenance of such communications equipment
shall be performed by Interconnection Customer. Operational communications shall be
activated and maintained under, but not be limited to, the following events: system
paralleling or separation, scheduled and unscheduled shutdowns, equipment clearances,
and hourly and daily load data.
8.2
Remote Terminal Unit. Prior to the Initial Synchronization Date of the Large
Generating Facility, a Remote Terminal Unit, or equivalent data collection and transfer
equipment acceptable to the Parties, shall be installed by Interconnection Customer, or by
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Transmission Provider at Interconnection Customer's expense, to gather accumulated and
instantaneous data to be telemetered to the location(s) designated by Transmission
Provider through use of a dedicated point-to-point data circuit(s) as indicated in Article
8.1. The communication protocol for the data circuit(s) shall be specified by Transmission
Provider. Instantaneous bi-directional analog real power and reactive power flow
information must be telemetered directly to the location(s) specified by Transmission
Provider.
Each Party will promptly advise the other Party if it detects or otherwise learns of
any metering, telemetry or communications equipment errors or malfunctions that require
the attention and/or correction by the other Party. The Party owning such equipment shall
correct such error or malfunction as soon as reasonably feasible.
8.3
No Annexation. Any and all equipment placed on the premises of a Party shall be
and remain the property of the Party providing such equipment regardless of the mode and
manner of annexation or attachment to real property, unless otherwise mutually agreed by
the Parties.
Article 9.
Operations.
9.1
General. Each Party shall comply with the Applicable Reliability Council
requirements. Each Party shall provide to the other Party all information that may
reasonably be required by the other Party to comply with Applicable Laws and Regulations
and Applicable Reliability Standards.
9.2
Control Area Notification.
At least three (3) months before Initial
Synchronization Date, Interconnection Customer shall notify Transmission Provider in
writing of the Control Area in which the Large Generating Facility will be located. If
Interconnection Customer elects to locate the Large Generating Facility in a Control Area
other than the Control Area in which the Large Generating Facility is physically located,
and if permitted to do so by the relevant transmission tariffs, all necessary arrangements,
including but not limited to those set forth in Article 7 and Article 8 of this LGIA, and
remote Control Area generator interchange agreements, if applicable, and the appropriate
measures under such agreements, shall be executed and implemented prior to the
placement of the Large Generating Facility in the other Control Area.
9.3
Transmission Provider Obligations. Transmission Provider shall cause the
Transmission System and Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities to be
operated, maintained and controlled in a safe and reliable manner and in accordance with
this LGIA. Transmission Provider may provide operating instructions to Interconnection
Customer consistent with this LGIA and Transmission Provider's operating protocols and
procedures as they may change from time to time. Transmission Provider will consider
changes to its operating protocols and procedures proposed by Interconnection Customer.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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9.4
Interconnection Customer Obligations. Interconnection Customer shall at its
own expense operate, maintain and control the Large Generating Facility and
Interconnection Customer's Interconnection Facilities in a safe and reliable manner and in
accordance with this LGIA. Interconnection Customer shall operate the Large Generating
Facility and Interconnection Customer's Interconnection Facilities in accordance with all
applicable requirements of the Control Area of which it is part, as such requirements are
set forth in Appendix C, Interconnection Details, of this LGIA. Appendix C,
Interconnection Details, will be modified to reflect changes to the requirements as they
may change from time to time. Either Party may request that the other Party provide
copies of the requirements set forth in Appendix C, Interconnection Details, of this LGIA.
9.5
Start-Up and Synchronization. Consistent with the Parties' mutually acceptable
procedures, Interconnection Customer is responsible for the proper synchronization of the
Large Generating Facility to Transmission Provider's Transmission System.
9.6
Reactive Power.
9.6.1
Power Factor Design Criteria. Interconnection Customer shall design
the Large Generating Facility to maintain a composite power delivery at continuous
rated power output at the Point of Interconnection at a power factor within the
range of 0.95 leading to 0.95 lagging, unless Transmission Provider has established
different requirements that apply to all generators in the Control Area on a
comparable basis. The requirements of this paragraph shall not apply to wind
generators.
9.6.2
Voltage Schedules. Once Interconnection Customer has synchronized
the Large Generating Facility with the Transmission System, Transmission
Provider shall require Interconnection Customer to operate the Large Generating
Facility to produce or absorb reactive power within the design limitations of the
Large Generating Facility set forth in Article 9.6.1 (Power Factor Design Criteria).
Transmission Provider's voltage schedules shall treat all sources of reactive power
in the Control Area in an equitable and not unduly discriminatory manner.
Transmission Provider shall exercise Reasonable Efforts to provide Interconnection
Customer with such schedules at least one (1) day in advance, and may make
changes to such schedules as necessary to maintain the reliability of the
Transmission System.
Interconnection Customer shall operate the Large
Generating Facility to maintain the specified output voltage or power factor at the
Point of Interconnection within the design limitations of the Large Generating
Facility set forth in Article 9.6.1 (Power Factor Design Criteria). If Interconnection
Customer is unable to maintain the specified voltage or power factor, it shall
promptly notify the System Operator.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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9.6.2.1 Governors and Regulators. Whenever the Large Generating
Facility is operated in parallel with the Transmission System and the speed
governors (if installed on the generating unit pursuant to Good Utility
Practice) and voltage regulators are capable of operation, Interconnection
Customer shall operate the Large Generating Facility with its speed
governors and voltage regulators in automatic operation. If the Large
Generating Facility's speed governors and voltage regulators are not capable
of such automatic operation, Interconnection Customer shall immediately
notify Transmission Provider's system operator, or its designated
representative, and ensure that such Large Generating Facility's reactive
power production or absorption (measured in MVARs) are within the
design capability of the Large Generating Facility's generating unit(s) and
steady state stability limits. Interconnection Customer shall not cause its
Large Generating Facility to disconnect automatically or instantaneously
from the Transmission System or trip any generating unit comprising the
Large Generating Facility for an under or over frequency condition unless
the abnormal frequency condition persists for a time period beyond the
limits set forth in ANSI/IEEE Standard C37.106, or such other standard as
applied to other generators in the Control Area on a comparable basis.
9.6.3
Payment for Reactive Power. Transmission Provider is required to pay
Interconnection Customer for reactive power that Interconnection Customer
provides or absorbs from the Large Generating Facility when Transmission
Provider requests Interconnection Customer to operate its Large Generating
Facility outside the range specified in Article 9.6.1, provided that if Transmission
Provider pays its own or affiliated generators for reactive power service within the
specified range, it must also pay Interconnection Customer. Payments shall be
pursuant to Article 11.6 or such other agreement to which the Parties have
otherwise agreed.
9.7
Outages and Interruptions.
9.7.1
Outages.
9.7.1.1 Outage Authority and Coordination. Each Party may in
accordance with Good Utility Practice in coordination with the other Party
remove from service any of its respective Interconnection Facilities or
Network Upgrades that may impact the other Party's facilities as necessary
to perform maintenance or testing or to install or replace equipment.
Absent an Emergency Condition, the Party scheduling a removal of such
facility(ies) from service will use Reasonable Efforts to schedule such
removal on a date and time mutually acceptable to the Parties. In all
circumstances, any Party planning to remove such facility(ies) from service
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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shall use Reasonable Efforts to minimize the effect on the other Party of
such removal.
9.7.1.2 Outage Schedules. Transmission Provider shall post scheduled
outages of its transmission facilities on the OASIS. Interconnection
Customer shall submit its planned maintenance schedules for the Large
Generating Facility to Transmission Provider for a minimum of a rolling
twenty-four (24) month period. Interconnection Customer shall update its
planned maintenance schedules as necessary. Transmission Provider may
request Interconnection Customer to reschedule its maintenance as
necessary to maintain the reliability of the Transmission System; provided,
however, adequacy of generation supply shall not be a criterion in
determining Transmission System reliability. Transmission Provider shall
compensate Interconnection Customer for any additional direct costs that
Interconnection Customer incurs as a result of having to reschedule
maintenance, including any additional overtime, breaking of maintenance
contracts or other costs above and beyond the cost Interconnection
Customer would have incurred absent Transmission Provider's request to
reschedule maintenance. Interconnection Customer will not be eligible to
receive compensation, if during the twelve (12) months prior to the date of
the scheduled maintenance, Interconnection Customer had modified its
schedule of maintenance activities.
9.7.1.3 Outage Restoration. If an outage on a Party's Interconnection
Facilities or Network Upgrades adversely affects the other Party's
operations or facilities, the Party that owns or controls the facility that is out
of service shall use Reasonable Efforts to promptly restore such facility(ies)
to a normal operating condition consistent with the nature of the outage.
The Party that owns or controls the facility that is out of service shall
provide the other Party, to the extent such information is known,
information on the nature of the Emergency Condition, an estimated time of
restoration, and any corrective actions required. Initial verbal notice shall
be followed up as soon as practicable with written notice explaining the
nature of the outage.
9.7.2
Interruption of Service. If required by Good Utility Practice to do so,
Transmission Provider may require Interconnection Customer to interrupt or reduce
deliveries of electricity if such delivery of electricity could adversely affect
Transmission Provider's ability to perform such activities as are necessary to safely
and reliably operate and maintain the Transmission System. The following
provisions shall apply to any interruption or reduction permitted under this Article
9.7.2:
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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9.7.2.1 The interruption or reduction shall continue only for so long as
reasonably necessary under Good Utility Practice;
9.7.2.2 Any such interruption or reduction shall be made on an equitable,
non-discriminatory basis with respect to all generating facilities directly
connected to the Transmission System;
9.7.2.3 When the interruption or reduction must be made under
circumstances which do not allow for advance notice, Transmission
Provider shall notify Interconnection Customer by telephone as soon as
practicable of the reasons for the curtailment, interruption, or reduction,
and, if known, its expected duration. Telephone notification shall be
followed by written notification as soon as practicable;
9.7.2.4 Except during the existence of an Emergency Condition, when the
interruption or reduction can be scheduled without advance notice,
Transmission Provider shall notify Interconnection Customer in advance
regarding the timing of such scheduling and further notify Interconnection
Customer of the expected duration. Transmission Provider shall coordinate
with Interconnection Customer using Good Utility Practice to schedule the
interruption or reduction during periods of least impact to Interconnection
Customer and Transmission Provider;
9.7.2.5 The Parties shall cooperate and coordinate with each other to the
extent necessary in order to restore the Large Generating Facility,
Interconnection Facilities, and the Transmission System to their normal
operating state, consistent with system conditions and Good Utility Practice.
9.7.3 Under-Frequency and Over-Frequency Conditions. The Transmission
System is designed to automatically activate a load-shed program as required by
the Applicable Reliability Council in the event of an under-frequency system
disturbance. Interconnection Customer shall implement under-frequency and overfrequency relay set points for the Large Generating Facility as required by the
Applicable Reliability Council to ensure "ride through" capability of the
Transmission System. Large Generating Facility response to frequency deviations
of pre-determined magnitudes, both under-frequency and over-frequency
deviations, shall be studied and coordinated with Transmission Provider in
accordance with Good Utility Practice. The term "ride through" as used herein
shall mean the ability of a Generating Facility to stay connected to and
synchronized with the Transmission System during system disturbances within a
range of under-frequency and over-frequency conditions, in accordance with Good
Utility Practice.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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System Protection and Other Control Requirements.
9.7.4.1 System Protection Facilities. Interconnection Customer shall, at
its expense, install, operate and maintain System Protection Facilities as a
part of the Large Generating Facility or Interconnection Customer's
Interconnection Facilities.
Transmission Provider shall install at
Interconnection Customer's expense any System Protection Facilities that
may be required on Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities or
the Transmission System as a result of the interconnection of the Large
Generating Facility and Interconnection Customer's Interconnection
Facilities.
9.7.4.2 Each Party's protection facilities shall be designed and
coordinated with other systems in accordance with Good Utility Practice.
9.7.4.3 Each Party shall be responsible for protection of its facilities
consistent with Good Utility Practice.
9.7.4.4 Each Party's protective relay design shall incorporate the
necessary test switches to perform the tests required in Article 6. The
required test switches will be placed such that they allow operation of
lockout relays while preventing breaker failure schemes from operating and
causing unnecessary breaker operations and/or the tripping of
Interconnection Customer's units.
9.7.4.5 Each Party will test, operate and maintain System Protection
Facilities in accordance with Good Utility Practice.
9.7.4.6 Prior to the In-Service Date, and again prior to the Commercial
Operation Date, each Party or its agent shall perform a complete calibration
test and functional trip test of the System Protection Facilities. At intervals
suggested by Good Utility Practice and following any apparent malfunction
of the System Protection Facilities, each Party shall perform both
calibration and functional trip tests of its System Protection Facilities.
These tests do not require the tripping of any in-service generation unit.
These tests do, however, require that all protective relays and lockout
contacts be activated.
9.7.5
Requirements for Protection. In compliance with Good Utility Practice,
Interconnection Customer shall provide, install, own, and maintain relays, circuit
breakers and all other devices necessary to remove any fault contribution of the
Large Generating Facility to any short circuit occurring on the Transmission
System not otherwise isolated by Transmission Provider's equipment, such that the
removal of the fault contribution shall be coordinated with the protective
requirements of the Transmission System. Such protective equipment shall
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
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Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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include, without limitation, a disconnecting device or switch with load-interrupting
capability located between the Large Generating Facility and the Transmission
System at a site selected upon mutual agreement (not to be unreasonably withheld,
conditioned or delayed) of the Parties. Interconnection Customer shall be
responsible for protection of the Large Generating Facility and Interconnection
Customer's other equipment from such conditions as negative sequence currents,
over- or under-frequency, sudden load rejection, over- or under-voltage, and
generator loss-of-field. Interconnection Customer shall be solely responsible to
disconnect the Large Generating Facility and Interconnection Customer's other
equipment if conditions on the Transmission System could adversely affect the
Large Generating Facility.
9.7.6
Power Quality. Neither Party's facilities shall cause excessive voltage
flicker nor introduce excessive distortion to the sinusoidal voltage or current waves
as defined by ANSI Standard C84.1-1989, in accordance with IEEE Standard 519,
or any applicable superseding electric industry standard. In the event of a conflict
between ANSI Standard C84.1-1989, or any applicable superseding electric
industry standard, ANSI Standard C84.1-1989, or the applicable superseding
electric industry standard, shall control.
9.8
Switching and Tagging Rules. Each Party shall provide the other Party a copy of
its switching and tagging rules that are applicable to the other Party's activities. Such
switching and tagging rules shall be developed on a non-discriminatory basis. The Parties
shall comply with applicable switching and tagging rules, as amended from time to time, in
obtaining clearances for work or for switching operations on equipment.
9.9
Use of Interconnection Facilities by Third Parties.
9.9.1
Purpose of Interconnection Facilities. Except as may be required by
Applicable Laws and Regulations, or as otherwise agreed to among the Parties, the
Interconnection Facilities shall be constructed for the sole purpose of
interconnecting the Large Generating Facility to the Transmission System and shall
be used for no other purpose.
9.9.2
Third Party Users. If required by Applicable Laws and Regulations or if
the Parties mutually agree, such agreement not to be unreasonably withheld, to
allow one or more third parties to use Transmission Provider's Interconnection
Facilities, or any part thereof, Interconnection Customer will be entitled to
compensation for the capital expenses it incurred in connection with the
Interconnection Facilities based upon the pro rata use of the Interconnection
Facilities by Transmission Provider, all third party users, and Interconnection
Customer, in accordance with Applicable Laws and Regulations or upon some
other mutually-agreed upon methodology. In addition, cost responsibility for
ongoing costs, including operation and maintenance costs associated with the
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
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Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Interconnection Facilities, will be allocated between Interconnection Customer and
any third party users based upon the pro rata use of the Interconnection Facilities
by Transmission Provider, all third party users, and Interconnection Customer, in
accordance with Applicable Laws and Regulations or upon some other mutually
agreed upon methodology. If the issue of such compensation or allocation cannot
be resolved through such negotiations, it shall be submitted to FERC for resolution.
9.10 Disturbance Analysis Data Exchange. The Parties will cooperate with one
another in the analysis of disturbances to either the Large Generating Facility or
Transmission Provider's Transmission System by gathering and providing access to any
information relating to any disturbance, including information from oscillography,
protective relay targets, breaker operations and sequence of events records, and any
disturbance information required by Good Utility Practice.
Article 10.
Maintenance.
10.1 Transmission Provider Obligations. Transmission Provider shall maintain the
Transmission System and Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities in a safe and
reliable manner and in accordance with this LGIA.
10.2 Interconnection Customer Obligations. Interconnection Customer shall maintain
the Large Generating Facility and Interconnection Customer's Interconnection Facilities in
a safe and reliable manner and in accordance with this LGIA.
10.3 Coordination. The Parties shall confer regularly to coordinate the planning,
scheduling and performance of preventive and corrective maintenance on the Large
Generating Facility and the Interconnection Facilities.
10.4 Secondary Systems. Each Party shall cooperate with the other in the inspection,
maintenance, and testing of control or power circuits that operate below 600 volts, AC or
DC, including, but not limited to, any hardware, control or protective devices, cables,
conductors, electric raceways, secondary equipment panels, transducers, batteries,
chargers, and voltage and current transformers that directly affect the operation of a Party's
facilities and equipment which may reasonably be expected to impact the other Party.
Each Party shall provide advance notice to the other Party before undertaking any work on
such circuits, especially on electrical circuits involving circuit breaker trip and close
contacts, current transformers, or potential transformers.
10.5 Operating and Maintenance Expenses. Subject to the provisions herein
addressing the use of facilities by others, and except for operations and maintenance
expenses associated with modifications made for providing interconnection or transmission
service to a third party and such third party pays for such expenses, Interconnection
Customer shall be responsible for all reasonable expenses including overheads, associated
with: (1) owning, operating, maintaining, repairing, and replacing Interconnection
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Customer's Interconnection Facilities; and (2) operation, maintenance, repair and
replacement of Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities.
Article 11.
Performance Obligation.
11.1 Interconnection Customer Interconnection Facilities. Interconnection Customer
shall design, procure, construct, install, own and/or control Interconnection Customer
Interconnection Facilities described in Appendix A, Interconnection Facilities, Network
Upgrades and Distribution Upgrades, at its sole expense.
11.2 Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities. Transmission Provider or
Transmission Owner shall design, procure, construct, install, own and/or control the
Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities described in Appendix A,
Interconnection Facilities, Network Upgrades and Distribution Upgrades, at the sole
expense of the Interconnection Customer.
11.3 Network Upgrades and Distribution Upgrades. Transmission Provider or
Transmission Owner shall design, procure, construct, install, and own the Network
Upgrades and Distribution Upgrades described in Appendix A, Interconnection Facilities,
Network Upgrades and Distribution Upgrades. The Interconnection Customer shall be
responsible for all costs related to Distribution Upgrades. Unless Transmission Provider or
Transmission Owner elects to fund the capital for the Network Upgrades, they shall be
solely funded by Interconnection Customer.
11.4
Transmission Credits.
11.4.1
Repayment of Amounts Advanced for Network Upgrades.
Interconnection Customer shall be entitled to a cash repayment, equal to the total
amount paid to Transmission Provider and Affected System Operator, if any, for
the Network Upgrades, including any tax gross-up or other tax-related payments
associated with Network Upgrades, and not refunded to Interconnection Customer
pursuant to Article 5.17.8 or otherwise, to be paid to Interconnection Customer on a
dollar-for-dollar basis for the non-usage sensitive portion of transmission charges,
as payments are made under Transmission Provider's Tariff and Affected System's
Tariff for transmission services with respect to the Large Generating Facility. Any
repayment shall include interest calculated in accordance with the methodology set
forth in FERC's regulations at 18 C.F.R. § 35.19a(a)(2)(iii) from the date of any
payment for Network Upgrades through the date on which the Interconnection
Customer receives a repayment of such payment pursuant to this subparagraph.
Interconnection Customer may assign such repayment rights to any person.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Interconnection Customer, Transmission
Provider, and Affected System Operator may adopt any alternative payment
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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schedule that is mutually agreeable so long as Transmission Provider and Affected
System Operator take one of the following actions no later than five (5) years from
the Commercial Operation Date: (1) return to Interconnection Customer any
amounts advanced for Network Upgrades not previously repaid, or (2) declare in
writing that Transmission Provider or Affected System Operator will continue to
provide payments to Interconnection Customer on a dollar-for-dollar basis for the
non-usage sensitive portion of transmission charges, or develop an alternative
schedule that is mutually agreeable and provides for the return of all amounts
advanced for Network Upgrades not previously repaid; however, full
reimbursement shall not extend beyond twenty (20) years from the Commercial
Operation Date.
If the Large Generating Facility fails to achieve commercial operation, but it
or another Generating Facility is later constructed and makes use of the Network
Upgrades, Transmission Provider and Affected System Operator shall at that time
reimburse Interconnection Customer for the amounts advanced for the Network
Upgrades. Before any such reimbursement can occur, the Interconnection
Customer, or the entity that ultimately constructs the Generating Facility, if
different, is responsible for identifying the entity to which reimbursement must be
made.
11.4.2
Special Provisions for Affected Systems.
Unless Transmission
Provider provides, under the LGIA, for the repayment of amounts advanced to
Affected System Operator for Network Upgrades, Interconnection Customer and
Affected System Operator shall enter into an agreement that provides for such
repayment. The agreement shall specify the terms governing payments to be made
by Interconnection Customer to the Affected System Operator as well as the
repayment by the Affected System Operator.
11.4.3
Notwithstanding any other provision of this LGIA, nothing herein shall
be construed as relinquishing or foreclosing any rights, including but not limited to
firm transmission rights, capacity rights, transmission congestion rights, or
transmission credits, that Interconnection Customer, shall be entitled to, now or in
the future under any other agreement or tariff as a result of, or otherwise associated
with, the transmission capacity, if any, created by the Network Upgrades, including
the right to obtain cash reimbursements or transmission credits for transmission
service that is not associated with the Large Generating Facility.
11.5 Provision of Security. At least thirty (30) Calendar Days prior to the
commencement of the procurement, installation, or construction of a discrete portion of a
Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities, Network Upgrades, or Distribution
Upgrades, Interconnection Customer shall provide Transmission Provider, at
Interconnection Customer's option, a guarantee, a surety bond, letter of credit or other form
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
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Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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of security that is reasonably acceptable to Transmission Provider and is consistent with
the Uniform Commercial Code of the jurisdiction identified in Article 14.2.1. Such
security for payment shall be in an amount sufficient to cover the costs for constructing,
procuring and installing the applicable portion of Transmission Provider's Interconnection
Facilities, Network Upgrades, or Distribution Upgrades and shall be reduced on a dollarfor-dollar basis for payments made to Transmission Provider for these purposes.
In addition:
11.5.1 The guarantee must be made by an entity that meets the creditworthiness
requirements of Transmission Provider, and contain terms and conditions that
guarantee payment of any amount that may be due from Interconnection Customer,
up to an agreed-to maximum amount.
11.5.2
The letter of credit must be issued by a financial institution reasonably
acceptable to Transmission Provider and must specify a reasonable expiration date.
11.5.3
The surety bond must be issued by an insurer reasonably acceptable to
Transmission Provider and must specify a reasonable expiration date.
11.6 Interconnection Customer Compensation. If Transmission Provider requests or
directs Interconnection Customer to provide a service pursuant to Articles 9.6.3 (Payment
for Reactive Power), or 13.5.1 of this LGIA, Transmission Provider shall compensate
Interconnection Customer in accordance with Interconnection Customer's applicable rate
schedule then in effect unless the provision of such service(s) is subject to an RTO or ISO
FERC-approved rate schedule. Interconnection Customer shall serve Transmission
Provider or RTO or ISO with any filing of a proposed rate schedule at the time of such
filing with FERC. To the extent that no rate schedule is in effect at the time the
Interconnection Customer is required to provide or absorb any Reactive Power under this
LGIA, Transmission Provider agrees to compensate Interconnection Customer in such
amount as would have been due Interconnection Customer had the rate schedule been in
effect at the time service commenced; provided, however, that such rate schedule must be
filed at FERC or other appropriate Governmental Authority within sixty (60) Calendar
Days of the commencement of service.
11.6.1
Interconnection Customer Compensation for Actions During
Emergency Condition. Transmission Provider or RTO or ISO shall compensate
Interconnection Customer for its provision of real and reactive power and other
Emergency Condition services that Interconnection Customer provides to support
the Transmission System during an Emergency Condition in accordance with
Article 11.6.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Article 12.
Original Sheet No. 169
Invoice.
12.1 General. Each Party shall submit to the other Party, on a monthly basis, invoices
of amounts due for the preceding month. Each invoice shall state the month to which the
invoice applies and fully describe the services and equipment provided. The Parties may
discharge mutual debts and payment obligations due and owing to each other on the same
date through netting, in which case all amounts a Party owes to the other Party under this
LGIA, including interest payments or credits, shall be netted so that only the net amount
remaining due shall be paid by the owing Party.
12.2 Final Invoice. Within six (6) months after completion of the construction of
Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities and the Network Upgrades,
Transmission Provider shall provide an invoice of the final cost of the construction of
Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities and the Network Upgrades and shall set
forth such costs in sufficient detail to enable Interconnection Customer to compare the
actual costs with the estimates and to ascertain deviations, if any, from the cost estimates.
Transmission Provider shall refund to Interconnection Customer any amount by which the
actual payment by Interconnection Customer for estimated costs exceeds the actual costs of
construction within thirty (30) Calendar Days of the issuance of such final construction
invoice.
12.3 Payment. Invoices shall be rendered to the paying Party at the address specified in
Appendix F. The Party receiving the invoice shall pay the invoice within thirty (30)
Calendar Days of receipt. All payments shall be made in immediately available funds
payable to the other Party, or by wire transfer to a bank named and account designated by
the invoicing Party. Payment of invoices by either Party will not constitute a waiver of any
rights or claims either Party may have under this LGIA.
12.4 Disputes. In the event of a billing dispute between Transmission Provider and
Interconnection Customer, Transmission Provider shall continue to provide
Interconnection Service under this LGIA as long as Interconnection Customer: (i)
continues to make all payments not in dispute; and (ii) pays to Transmission Provider or
into an independent escrow account the portion of the invoice in dispute, pending
resolution of such dispute. If Interconnection Customer fails to meet these two
requirements for continuation of service, then Transmission Provider may provide notice
to Interconnection Customer of a Default pursuant to Article 17. Within thirty (30)
Calendar Days after the resolution of the dispute, the Party that owes money to the other
Party shall pay the amount due with interest calculated in accord with the methodology set
forth in FERC's regulations at 18 C.F.R. § 35.19a(a)(2)(iii).
Article 13.
Emergencies.
13.1 Definition. "Emergency Condition" shall mean a condition or situation: (i) that in
the judgment of the Party making the claim is imminently likely to endanger life or
property; or (ii) that, in the case of Transmission Provider, is imminently likely (as
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
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Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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determined in a non-discriminatory manner) to cause a material adverse effect on the
security of, or damage to the Transmission System, Transmission Provider's
Interconnection Facilities or the Transmission Systems of others to which the Transmission
System is directly connected; or (iii) that, in the case of Interconnection Customer, is
imminently likely (as determined in a non-discriminatory manner) to cause a material
adverse effect on the security of, or damage to, the Large Generating Facility or
Interconnection Customer's Interconnection Facilities' System restoration and black start
shall be considered Emergency Conditions; provided, that Interconnection Customer is not
obligated by this LGIA to possess black start capability.
13.2 Obligations. Each Party shall comply with the Emergency Condition procedures
of the applicable ISO/RTO, NERC, the Applicable Reliability Council, Applicable Laws
and Regulations, and any emergency procedures agreed to by the Joint Operating
Committee.
13.3 Notice. Transmission Provider shall notify Interconnection Customer promptly
when it becomes aware of an Emergency Condition that affects Transmission Provider's
Interconnection Facilities or the Transmission System that may reasonably be expected to
affect Interconnection Customer's operation of the Large Generating Facility or
Interconnection Customer's Interconnection Facilities. Interconnection Customer shall
notify Transmission Provider promptly when it becomes aware of an Emergency Condition
that affects the Large Generating Facility or Interconnection Customer's Interconnection
Facilities that may reasonably be expected to affect the Transmission System or
Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities. To the extent information is known,
the notification shall describe the Emergency Condition, the extent of the damage or
deficiency, the expected effect on the operation of Interconnection Customer's or
Transmission Provider's facilities and operations, its anticipated duration and the corrective
action taken and/or to be taken. The initial notice shall be followed as soon as practicable
with written notice.
13.4 Immediate Action. Unless, in Interconnection Customer's reasonable judgment,
immediate action is required, Interconnection Customer shall obtain the consent of
Transmission Provider, such consent to not be unreasonably withheld, prior to performing
any manual switching operations at the Large Generating Facility or Interconnection
Customer's Interconnection Facilities in response to an Emergency Condition either
declared by Transmission Provider or otherwise regarding the Transmission System.
13.5
Transmission Provider Authority.
13.5.1
General. Transmission Provider may take whatever actions or inactions
with regard to the Transmission System or Transmission Provider's Interconnection
Facilities it deems necessary during an Emergency Condition in order to (i)
preserve public health and safety, (ii) preserve the reliability of the Transmission
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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System or Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities, (iii) limit or prevent
damage, and (iv) expedite restoration of service.
Transmission Provider shall use Reasonable Efforts to minimize the effect
of such actions or inactions on the Large Generating Facility or Interconnection
Customer's Interconnection Facilities. Transmission Provider may, on the basis of
technical considerations, require the Large Generating Facility to mitigate an
Emergency Condition by taking actions necessary and limited in scope to remedy
the Emergency Condition, including, but not limited to, directing Interconnection
Customer to shut-down, start-up, increase or decrease the real or reactive power
output of the Large Generating Facility; implementing a reduction or disconnection
pursuant to Article 13.5.2; directing Interconnection Customer to assist with
blackstart (if available) or restoration efforts; or altering the outage schedules of the
Large Generating Facility and Interconnection Customer's Interconnection
Facilities. Interconnection Customer shall comply with all of Transmission
Provider's operating instructions concerning Large Generating Facility real power
and reactive power output within the manufacturer's design limitations of the Large
Generating Facility's equipment that is in service and physically available for
operation at the time, in compliance with Applicable Laws and Regulations.
13.5.2
Reduction and Disconnection. Transmission Provider may reduce
Interconnection Service or disconnect the Large Generating Facility or
Interconnection Customer's Interconnection Facilities, when such, reduction or
disconnection is necessary under Good Utility Practice due to Emergency
Conditions. These rights are separate and distinct from any right of curtailment of
Transmission Provider pursuant to Transmission Provider's Tariff.
When
Transmission Provider can schedule the reduction or disconnection in advance,
Transmission Provider shall notify Interconnection Customer of the reasons, timing
and expected duration of the reduction or disconnection. Transmission Provider
shall coordinate with Interconnection Customer using Good Utility Practice to
schedule the reduction or disconnection during periods of least impact to
Interconnection Customer and Transmission Provider.
Any reduction or
disconnection shall continue only for so long as reasonably necessary under Good
Utility Practice. The Parties shall cooperate with each other to restore the Large
Generating Facility, the Interconnection Facilities, and the Transmission System to
their normal operating state as soon as practicable consistent with Good Utility
Practice.
13.6 Interconnection Customer Authority. Consistent with Good Utility Practice and
the LGIA and the LGIP, Interconnection Customer may take actions or inactions with
regard to the Large Generating Facility or Interconnection Customer's Interconnection
Facilities during an Emergency Condition in order to (i) preserve public health and safety,
(ii) preserve the reliability of the Large Generating Facility or Interconnection Customer's
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Interconnection Facilities, (iii) limit or prevent damage, and (iv) expedite restoration of
service. Interconnection Customer shall use Reasonable Efforts to minimize the effect of
such actions or inactions on the Transmission System and Transmission Provider's
Interconnection Facilities. Transmission Provider shall use Reasonable Efforts to assist
Interconnection Customer in such actions.
13.7 Limited Liability. Except as otherwise provided in Article 11.6.1 of this LGIA,
neither Party shall be liable to the other for any action it takes in responding to an
Emergency Condition so long as such action is made in good faith and is consistent with
Good Utility Practice.
Article 14.
Regulatory Requirements and Governing Law.
14.1 Regulatory Requirements. Each Party's obligations under this LGIA shall be
subject to its receipt of any required approval or certificate from one or more
Governmental Authorities in the form and substance satisfactory to the applying Party, or
the Party making any required filings with, or providing notice to, such Governmental
Authorities, and the expiration of any time period associated therewith. Each Party shall in
good faith seek and use its Reasonable Efforts to obtain such other approvals. Nothing in
this LGIA shall require Interconnection Customer to take any action that could result in its
inability to obtain, or its loss of, status or exemption under the Federal Power Act, the
Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935, as amended, or the Public Utility Regulatory
Policies Act of 1978.
14.2
Governing Law.
14.2.1
The validity, interpretation and performance of this LGIA and each of its
provisions shall be governed by the laws of the state where the Point of
Interconnection is located, without regard to its conflicts of law principles.
14.2.2
This LGIA is subject to all Applicable Laws and Regulations.
14.2.3
Each Party expressly reserves the right to seek changes in, appeal, or
otherwise contest any laws, orders, rules, or regulations of a Governmental
Authority.
Article 15.
Notices.
15.1 General. Unless otherwise provided in this LGIA, any notice, demand or request
required or permitted to be given by either Party to the other and any instrument required
or permitted to be tendered or delivered by either Party in writing to the other shall be
effective when delivered and may be so given, tendered or delivered, by recognized
national courier, or by depositing the same with the United States Postal Service with
postage prepaid, for delivery by certified or registered mail, addressed to the Party, or
personally delivered to the Party, at the address set out in Appendix F, Addresses for
Delivery of Notices and Billings.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Either Party may change the notice information in this LGIA by giving five (5)
Business Days written notice prior to the effective date of the change.
15.2 Billings and Payments. Billings and payments shall be sent to the addresses set
out in Appendix F.
15.3 Alternative Forms of Notice. Any notice or request required or permitted to be
given by a Party to the other and not required by this Agreement to be given in writing
may be so given by telephone, facsimile or email to the telephone numbers and email
addresses set out in Appendix F.
15.4 Operations and Maintenance Notice. Each Party shall notify the other Party in
writing of the identity of the person(s) that it designates as the point(s) of contact with
respect to the implementation of Articles 9 and 10.
Article 16.
16.1
Force Majeure.
Force Majeure.
16.1.1
Economic hardship is not considered a Force Majeure event.
16.1.2 Neither Party shall be considered to be in Default with respect to any
obligation hereunder, (including obligations under Article 4), other than the
obligation to pay money when due, if prevented from fulfilling such obligation by
Force Majeure. A Party unable to fulfill any obligation hereunder (other than an
obligation to pay money when due) by reason of Force Majeure shall give notice
and the full particulars of such Force Majeure to the other Party in writing or by
telephone as soon as reasonably possible after the occurrence of the cause relied
upon. Telephone notices given pursuant to this article shall be confirmed in writing
as soon as reasonably possible and shall specifically state full particulars of the
Force Majeure, the time and date when the Force Majeure occurred and when the
Force Majeure is reasonably expected to cease. The Party affected shall exercise
due diligence to remove such disability with reasonable dispatch, but shall not be
required to accede or agree to any provision not satisfactory to it in order to settle
and terminate a strike or other labor disturbance.
Article 17.
17.1
Default.
Default.
17.1.1 General. No Default shall exist where such failure to discharge an
obligation (other than the payment of money) is the result of Force Majeure as
defined in this LGIA or the result of an act of omission of the other Party. Upon a
Breach, the non-breaching Party shall give written notice of such Breach to the
breaching Party. Except as provided in Article 17.1.2, the breaching Party shall
have thirty (30) Calendar Days from receipt of the Default notice within which to
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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cure such Breach; provided however, if such Breach is not capable of cure within
thirty (30) Calendar Days, the breaching Party shall commence such cure within
thirty (30) Calendar Days after notice and continuously and diligently complete
such cure within ninety (90) Calendar Days from receipt of the Default notice; and,
if cured within such time, the Breach specified in such notice shall cease to exist.
17.1.2
Right to Terminate. If a Breach is not cured as provided in this article,
or if a Breach is not capable of being cured within the period provided for herein,
the non-breaching Party shall have the right to declare a Default and terminate this
LGIA by written notice at any time until cure occurs, and be relieved of any further
obligation hereunder and, whether or not that Party terminates this LGIA, to
recover from the breaching Party all amounts due hereunder, plus all other damages
and remedies to which it is entitled at law or in equity. The provisions of this
article will survive termination of this LGIA.
Article 18.
Indemnity, Consequential Damages and Insurance.
18.1 Indemnity. The Parties shall at all times indemnify, defend, and hold the other
Party harmless from, any and all damages, losses, claims, including claims and actions
relating to injury to or death of any person or damage to property, demand, suits,
recoveries, costs and expenses, court costs, attorney fees, and all other obligations by or to
third parties, arising out of or resulting from the other Party's action or inactions of its
obligations under this LGIA on behalf of the Indemnifying Party, except in cases of gross
negligence or intentional wrongdoing by the indemnified Party.
18.1.1 Indemnified Person.
If an Indemnified Person is entitled to
indemnification under this Article 18 as a result of a claim by a third party, and the
Indemnifying Party fails, after notice and reasonable opportunity to proceed under
Article 18.1, to assume the defense of such claim, such Indemnified Person may at
the expense of the Indemnifying Party contest, settle or consent to the entry of any
judgment with respect to, or pay in full, such claim.
18.1.2 Indemnifying Party. If an Indemnifying Party is obligated to indemnify
and hold any Indemnified Person harmless under this Article 18, the amount owing
to the Indemnified Person shall be the amount of such Indemnified Person's actual
Loss, net of any insurance or other recovery.
18.1.3
Indemnity Procedures. Promptly after receipt by an Indemnified
Person of any claim or notice of the commencement of any action or administrative
or legal proceeding or investigation as to which the indemnity provided for in
Article 18.1 may apply, the Indemnified Person shall notify the Indemnifying Party
of such fact. Any failure of or delay in such notification shall not affect a Party's
indemnification obligation unless such failure or delay is materially prejudicial to
the Indemnifying Party.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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The Indemnifying Party shall have the right to assume the defense thereof with
counsel designated by such Indemnifying Party and reasonably satisfactory to the
Indemnified Person. If the defendants in any such action include one or more
Indemnified Persons and the Indemnifying Party and if the Indemnified Person
reasonably concludes that there may be legal defenses available to it and/or other
Indemnified Persons which are different from or additional to those available to the
Indemnifying Party, the Indemnified Person shall have the right to select separate
counsel to assert such legal defenses and to otherwise participate in the defense of
such action on its own behalf. In such instances, the Indemnifying Party shall only
be required to pay the fees and expenses of one additional attorney to represent an
Indemnified Person or Indemnified Persons having such differing or additional
legal defenses.
The Indemnified Person shall be entitled, at its expense, to participate in
any such action, suit or proceeding, the defense of which has been assumed by the
Indemnifying Party. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Indemnifying Party (i)
shall not be entitled to assume and control the defense of any such action, suit or
proceedings if and to the extent that, in the opinion of the Indemnified Person and
its counsel, such action, suit or proceeding involves the potential imposition of
criminal liability on the Indemnified Person, or there exists a conflict or adversity
of interest between the Indemnified Person and the Indemnifying Party, in such
event the Indemnifying Party shall pay the reasonable expenses of the Indemnified
Person, and (ii) shall not settle or consent to the entry of any judgment in any
action, suit or proceeding without the consent of the Indemnified Person, which
shall not be reasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed.
18.2 Consequential Damages. Other than the Liquidated Damages heretofore
described, in no event shall either Party be liable under any provision of this LGIA for any
losses, damages, costs or expenses for any special, indirect, incidental, consequential, or
punitive damages, including but not limited to loss of profit or revenue, loss of the use of
equipment, cost of capital, cost of temporary equipment or services, whether based in
whole or in part in contract, in tort, including negligence, strict liability, or any other
theory of liability; provided, however, that damages for which a Party may be liable to the
other Party under another agreement will not be considered to be special, indirect,
incidental, or consequential damages hereunder.
18.3 Insurance. Each party shall, at its own expense, maintain in force throughout the
period of this LGIA, and until released by the other Party, the following minimum
insurance coverages, with insurers authorized to do business in the state where the Point of
Interconnection is located:
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
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Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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18.3.1
Employers' Liability and Workers' Compensation Insurance providing
statutory benefits in accordance with the laws and regulations of the state in which
the Point of Interconnection is located.
18.3.2
Commercial General Liability Insurance including premises and
operations, personal injury, broad form property damage, broad form blanket
contractual liability coverage (including coverage for the contractual
indemnification) products and completed operations coverage, coverage for
explosion, collapse and underground hazards, independent contractors coverage,
coverage for pollution to the extent normally available and punitive damages to the
extent normally available and a cross liability endorsement, with minimum limits
of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence/One Million Dollars
($1,000,000) aggregate combined single limit for personal injury, bodily injury,
including death and property damage.
18.3.3
Comprehensive Automobile Liability Insurance for coverage of owned
and non-owned and hired vehicles, trailers or semi-trailers designed for travel on
public roads, with a minimum, combined single limit of One Million Dollars
($1,000,000) per occurrence for bodily injury, including death, and property
damage.
18.3.4
Excess Public Liability Insurance over and above the Employers'
Liability Commercial General Liability and Comprehensive Automobile Liability
Insurance coverage, with a minimum combined single limit of Twenty Million
Dollars ($20,000,000) per occurrence/Twenty Million Dollars ($20,000,000)
aggregate.
18.3.5
The Commercial General Liability Insurance, Comprehensive
Automobile Insurance and Excess Public Liability Insurance policies shall name
the other Party, its parent, associated and Affiliate companies and their respective
directors, officers, agents, servants and employees ("Other Party Group") as
additional insured. All policies shall contain provisions whereby the insurers waive
all rights of subrogation in accordance with the provisions of this LGIA against the
Other Party Group and provide thirty (30) Calendar Days advance written notice to
the Other Party Group prior to anniversary date of cancellation or any material
change in coverage or condition.
18.3.6 The Commercial General Liability Insurance, Comprehensive Automobile
Liability Insurance and Excess Public Liability Insurance policies shall contain
provisions that specify that the policies are primary and shall apply to such extent
without consideration for other policies separately carried and shall state that each
insured is provided coverage as though a separate policy had been issued to each,
except the insurer's liability shall not be increased beyond the amount for which the
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
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Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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insurer would have been liable had only one insured been covered. Each Party
shall be responsible for its respective deductibles or retentions.
18.3.7 The Commercial General Liability Insurance, Comprehensive Automobile
Liability Insurance and Excess Public Liability Insurance policies, if written on a
Claims First Made Basis, shall be maintained in full force and effect for two (2)
years after termination of this LGIA, which coverage may be in the form of tail
coverage or extended reporting period coverage if agreed by the Parties.
18.3.8
The requirements contained herein as to the types and limits of all
insurance to be maintained by the Parties are not intended to and shall not in any
manner, limit or qualify the liabilities and obligations assumed by the Parties under
this LGIA.
18.3.9 Within ten (10) days following execution of this LGIA, and as soon as
practicable after the end of each fiscal year or at the renewal of the insurance policy
and in any event within ninety (90) days thereafter, each Party shall provide
certification of all insurance required in this LGIA, executed by each insurer or by
an authorized representative of each insurer.
18.3.10 Notwithstanding the foregoing, each Party may self-insure to meet the
minimum insurance requirements of Articles 18.3.2 through 18.3.8 to the extent it
maintains a self-insurance program; provided that, such Party's senior secured debt
is rated at investment grade or better by Standard & Poor's and that its selfinsurance program meets the minimum insurance requirements of Articles 18.3.2
through 18.3.8. For any period of time that a Party's senior secured debt is unrated
by Standard & Poor's or is rated at less than investment grade by Standard &
Poor's, such Party shall comply with the insurance requirements applicable to it
under Articles 18.3.2 through 18.3.9. In the event that a Party is permitted to selfinsure pursuant to this article, it shall notify the other Party that it meets the
requirements to self-insure and that its self-insurance program meets the minimum
insurance requirements in a manner consistent with that specified in Article 18.3.9.
18.3.11 The Parties agree to report to each other in writing as soon as practical all
accidents or occurrences resulting in injuries to any person, including death, and
any property damage arising out of this LGIA.
Article 19.
Assignment.
19.1 Assignment. This LGIA may be assigned by either Party only with the written
consent of the other; provided that either Party may assign this LGIA without the consent
of the other Party to any Affiliate of the assigning Party with an equal or greater credit
rating and with the legal authority and operational ability to satisfy the obligations of the
assigning Party under this LGIA; and provided further that Interconnection Customer shall
have the right to assign this LGIA, without the consent of Transmission Provider, for
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
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Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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collateral security purposes to aid in providing financing for the Large Generating Facility,
provided that Interconnection Customer will promptly notify Transmission Provider of any
such assignment. Any financing arrangement entered into by Interconnection Customer
pursuant to this article will provide that prior to or upon the exercise of the secured party's,
trustee's or mortgagee's assignment rights pursuant to said arrangement, the secured
creditor, the trustee or mortgagee will notify Transmission Provider of the date and
particulars of any such exercise of assignment right(s), including providing the
Transmission Provider with proof that it meets the requirements of Articles 11.5 and 18.3.
Any attempted assignment that violates this article is void and ineffective. Any
assignment under this LGIA shall not relieve a Party of its obligations, nor shall a Party's
obligations be enlarged, in whole or in part, by reason thereof. Where required, consent to
assignment will not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed.
Article 20.
Severability.
20.1 Severability. If any provision in this LGIA is finally determined to be invalid,
void or unenforceable by any court or other Governmental Authority having jurisdiction,
such determination shall not invalidate, void or make unenforceable any other provision,
agreement or covenant of this LGIA; provided that if Interconnection Customer (or any
third party, but only if such third party is not acting at the direction of Transmission
Provider) seeks and obtains such a final determination with respect to any provision of the
Alternate Option (Article 5.1.2), or the Negotiated Option (Article 5.1.4), then none of
these provisions shall thereafter have any force or effect and the Parties' rights and
obligations shall be governed solely by the Standard Option (Article 5.1.1).
Article 21.
Comparability.
21.1 Comparability. The Parties will comply with all applicable comparability and
code of conduct laws, rules and regulations, as amended from time to time.
Article 22.
Confidentiality.
22.1 Confidentiality. Confidential Information shall include, without limitation, all
information relating to a Party's technology, research and development, business affairs,
and pricing, and any information supplied by either of the Parties to the other prior to the
execution of this LGIA.
Information is Confidential Information only if it is clearly designated or marked in
writing as confidential on the face of the document, or, if the information is conveyed
orally or by inspection, if the Party providing the information orally informs the Party
receiving the information that the information is confidential.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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If requested by either Party, the other Party shall provide in writing, the basis for
asserting that the information referred to in this Article 22 warrants confidential treatment,
and the requesting Party may disclose such writing to the appropriate Governmental
Authority. Each Party shall be responsible for the costs associated with affording
confidential treatment to its information.
22.1.1 Term. During the term of this LGIA, and for a period of three (3) years
after the expiration or termination of this LGIA, except as otherwise provided in
this Article 22, each Party shall hold in confidence and shall not disclose to any
person Confidential Information.
22.1.2
Scope. Confidential Information shall not include information that the
receiving Party can demonstrate: (1) is generally available to the public other than
as a result of a disclosure by the receiving Party; (2) was in the lawful possession of
the receiving Party on a non-confidential basis before receiving it from the
disclosing Party; (3) was supplied to the receiving Party without restriction by a
third party, who, to the knowledge of the receiving Party after due inquiry, was
under no obligation to the disclosing Party to keep such information confidential;
(4) was independently developed by the receiving Party without reference to
Confidential Information of the disclosing Party; (5) is, or becomes, publicly
known, through no wrongful act or omission of the receiving Party or Breach of
this LGIA; or (6) is required, in accordance with Article 22.1.7 of the LGIA, Order
of Disclosure, to be disclosed by any Governmental Authority or is otherwise
required to be disclosed by law or subpoena, or is necessary in any legal proceeding
establishing rights and obligations under this LGIA. Information designated as
Confidential Information will no longer be deemed confidential if the Party that
designated the information as confidential notifies the other Party that it no longer
is confidential.
22.1.3
Release of Confidential Information. Neither Party shall release or
disclose Confidential Information to any other person, except to its Affiliates
(limited by the Standards of Conduct requirements), subcontractors, employees,
consultants, or to parties who may be or considering providing financing to or
equity participation with Interconnection Customer, or to potential purchasers or
assignees of Interconnection Customer, on a need-to-know basis in connection with
this LGIA, unless such person has first been advised of the confidentiality
provisions of this Article 22 and has agreed to comply with such provisions.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, a Party providing Confidential Information to any
person shall remain primarily responsible for any release of Confidential
Information in contravention of this Article 22.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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22.1.4 Rights. Each Party retains all rights, title, and interest in the Confidential
Information that each Party discloses to the other Party. The disclosure by each
Party to the other Party of Confidential Information shall not be deemed a waiver
by either Party or any other person or entity of the right to protect the Confidential
Information from public disclosure.
22.1.5
No Warranties. By providing Confidential Information, neither Party
makes any warranties or representations as to its accuracy or completeness. In
addition, by supplying Confidential Information, neither Party obligates itself to
provide any particular information or Confidential Information to the other Party
nor to enter into any further agreements or proceed with any other relationship or
joint venture.
22.1.6
Standard of Care. Each Party shall use at least the same standard of
care to protect Confidential Information it receives as it uses to protect its own
Confidential Information from unauthorized disclosure, publication or
dissemination. Each Party may use Confidential Information solely to fulfill its
obligations to the other Party under this LGIA or its regulatory requirements.
22.1.7 Order of Disclosure. If a court or a Government Authority or entity with
the right, power, and apparent authority to do so requests or requires either Party,
by subpoena, oral deposition, interrogatories, requests for production of documents,
administrative order, or otherwise, to disclose Confidential Information, that Party
shall provide the other Party with prompt notice of such request(s) or
requirement(s) so that the other Party may seek an appropriate protective order or
waive compliance with the terms of this LGIA. Notwithstanding the absence of a
protective order or waiver, the Party may disclose such Confidential Information
which, in the opinion of its counsel, the Party is legally compelled to disclose.
Each Party will use Reasonable Efforts to obtain reliable assurance that confidential
treatment will be accorded any Confidential Information so furnished.
22.1.8
Termination of Agreement. Upon termination of this LGIA for any
reason, each Party shall, within ten (10) Calendar Days of receipt of a written
request from the other Party, use Reasonable Efforts to destroy, erase, or delete
(with such destruction, erasure, and deletion certified in writing to the other Party)
or return to the other Party, without retaining copies thereof, any and all written or
electronic Confidential Information received from the other Party.
22.1.9
Remedies. The Parties agree that monetary damages would be
inadequate to compensate a Party for the other Party's Breach of its obligations
under this Article 22. Each Party accordingly agrees that the other Party shall be
entitled to equitable relief, by way of injunction or otherwise, if the first Party
Breaches or threatens to Breach its obligations under this Article 22, which
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Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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equitable relief shall be granted without bond or proof of damages, and the
receiving Party shall not plead in defense that there would be an adequate remedy
at law. Such remedy shall not be deemed an exclusive remedy for the Breach of
this Article 22, but shall be in addition to all other remedies available at law or in
equity. The Parties further acknowledge and agree that the covenants contained
herein are necessary for the protection of legitimate business interests and are
reasonable in scope. No Party, however, shall be liable for indirect, incidental, or
consequential or punitive damages of any nature or kind resulting from or arising in
connection with this Article 22.
22.1.10
Disclosure to FERC, its Staff, or a State. Notwithstanding anything
in this Article 22 to the contrary, and pursuant to 18 C.F.R. § 1b.20, if FERC or its
staff, during the course of an investigation or otherwise, requests information from
one of the Parties that is otherwise required to be maintained in confidence
pursuant to this LGIA, the Party shall provide the requested information to FERC
or its staff, within the time provided for in the request for information. In providing
the information to FERC or its staff, the Party must, consistent with 18 C.F.R. §
388.112, request that the information be treated as confidential and non-public by
FERC and its staff and that the information be withheld from public disclosure.
Parties are prohibited from notifying the other Party to this LGIA prior to the
release of the Confidential Information to FERC or its staff. The Party shall notify
the other Party to the LGIA when it is notified by FERC or its staff that a request to
release Confidential Information has been received by FERC, at which time either
of the Parties may respond before such information would be made public, pursuant
to 18 C.F.R. § 388.112. Requests from a state regulatory body conducting a
confidential investigation shall be treated in a similar manner if consistent with the
applicable state rules and regulations.
22.1.11
Subject to the exception in Article 22.1.10, any information that a Party
claims is competitively sensitive, commercial or financial information under this
LGIA ("Confidential Information") shall not be disclosed by the other Party to any
person not employed or retained by the other Party, except to the extent disclosure
is (i) required by law; (ii) reasonably deemed by the disclosing Party to be required
to be disclosed in connection with a dispute between or among the Parties, or the
defense of litigation or dispute; (iii) otherwise permitted by consent of the other
Party, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld; or (iv) necessary to fulfill its
obligations under this LGIA or as a transmission service provider or a Control Area
operator including disclosing the Confidential Information to an RTO or ISO or to
a regional or national reliability organization. The Party asserting confidentiality
shall notify the other Party in writing of the information it claims is confidential.
Prior to any disclosures of the other Party's Confidential Information under this
subparagraph, or if any third party or Governmental Authority makes
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
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Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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any request or demand for any of the information described in this subparagraph,
the disclosing Party agrees to promptly notify the other Party in writing and agrees
to assert confidentiality and cooperate with the other Party in seeking to protect the
Confidential Information from public disclosure by confidentiality agreement,
protective order or other reasonable measures.
Article 23.
Environmental Releases.
23.1 Each Party shall notify the other Party, first orally and then in writing, of the
release of any Hazardous Substances, any asbestos or lead abatement activities, or any type
of remediation activities related to the Large Generating Facility or the Interconnection
Facilities, each of which may reasonably be expected to affect the other Party. The
notifying Party shall: (i) provide the notice as soon as practicable, provided such Party
makes a good faith effort to provide the notice no later than twenty-four hours after such
Party becomes aware of the occurrence; and (ii) promptly furnish to the other Party copies
of any publicly available reports filed with any Governmental Authorities addressing such
events.
Article 24.
Information Requirements.
24.1 Information Acquisition. Transmission Provider and Interconnection Customer
shall submit specific information regarding the electrical characteristics of their respective
facilities to each other as described below and in accordance with Applicable Reliability
Standards.
24.2 Information Submission by Transmission Provider. The initial information
submission by Transmission Provider shall occur no later than one hundred eighty (180)
Calendar Days prior to Trial Operation and shall include Transmission System information
necessary to allow Interconnection Customer to select equipment and meet any system
protection and stability requirements, unless otherwise agreed to by the Parties. On a
monthly basis Transmission Provider shall provide Interconnection Customer a status
report on the construction and installation of Transmission Provider's Interconnection
Facilities and Network Upgrades, including, but not limited to, the following information:
(1) progress to date; (2) a description of the activities since the last report (3) a description
of the action items for the next period; and (4) the delivery status of equipment ordered.
24.3 Updated Information Submission by Interconnection Customer. The updated
information submission by Interconnection Customer, including manufacturer information,
shall occur no later than one hundred eighty (180) Calendar Days prior to the Trial
Operation. Interconnection Customer shall submit a completed copy of the Large
Generating Facility data requirements contained in Appendix 1 to the LGIP. It shall also
include any additional information provided to Transmission Provider for the Feasibility
and Facilities Study. Information in this submission shall be the most current Large
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
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Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Generating Facility design or expected performance data. Information submitted for
stability models shall be compatible with Transmission Provider standard models. If there
is no compatible model, Interconnection Customer will work with a consultant mutually
agreed to by the Parties to develop and supply a standard model and associated
information.
If Interconnection Customer's data is materially different from what was originally
provided to Transmission Provider pursuant to the Interconnection Study Agreement
between Transmission Provider and Interconnection Customer, then Transmission Provider
will conduct appropriate studies to determine the impact on Transmission Provider
Transmission System based on the actual data submitted pursuant to this Article 24.3. The
Interconnection Customer shall not begin Trial Operation until such studies are completed.
24.4 Information Supplementation. Prior to the Operation Date, the Parties shall
supplement their information submissions described above in this Article 24 with any and
all "as-built" Large Generating Facility information or "as-tested" performance information
that differs from the initial submissions or, alternatively, written confirmation that no such
differences exist. The Interconnection Customer shall conduct tests on the Large
Generating Facility as required by Good Utility Practice such as an open circuit "step
voltage" test on the Large Generating Facility to verify proper operation of the Large
Generating Facility's automatic voltage regulator.
Unless otherwise agreed, the test conditions shall include: (1) Large Generating
Facility at synchronous speed; (2) automatic voltage regulator on and in voltage control
mode; and (3) a five percent change in Large Generating Facility terminal voltage initiated
by a change in the voltage regulators reference voltage. Interconnection Customer shall
provide validated test recordings showing the responses of Large Generating Facility
terminal and field voltages. In the event that direct recordings of these voltages is
impractical, recordings of other voltages or currents that mirror the response of the Large
Generating Facility's terminal or field voltage are acceptable if information necessary to
translate these alternate quantities to actual Large Generating Facility terminal or field
voltages is provided. Large Generating Facility testing shall be conducted and results
provided to Transmission Provider for each individual generating unit in a station.
Subsequent to the Operation Date, Interconnection Customer shall provide
Transmission Provider any information changes due to equipment replacement, repair, or
adjustment.
Transmission Provider shall provide Interconnection Customer any
information changes due to equipment replacement, repair or adjustment in the directly
connected substation or any adjacent Transmission Provider-owned substation that may
affect Interconnection Customer's Interconnection Facilities equipment ratings, protection
or operating requirements. The Parties shall provide such information no later than thirty
(30) Calendar Days after the date of the equipment replacement, repair or adjustment.
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
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Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Article 25.
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Information Access and Audit Rights.
25.1 Information Access. Each Party (the "disclosing Party") shall make available to
the other Party information that is in the possession of the disclosing Party and is necessary
in order for the other Party to:
(i)
verify the costs incurred by the disclosing Party for which the other Party is
responsible under this LGIA; and
(ii)
carry out its obligations and responsibilities under this LGIA. The Parties
shall not use such information for purposes other than those set forth in this
Article 25.1 and to enforce their rights under this LGIA.
25.2 Reporting of Non-Force Majeure Events. Each Party (the "notifying Party")
shall notify the other Party when the notifying Party becomes aware of its inability to
comply with the provisions of this LGIA for a reason other than a Force Majeure event.
The Parties agree to cooperate with each other and provide necessary information
regarding such inability to comply, including the date, duration, reason for the inability to
comply, and corrective actions taken or planned to be taken with respect to such inability
to comply. Notwithstanding the foregoing, notification, cooperation or information
provided under this article shall not entitle the Party receiving such notification to allege a
cause for anticipatory breach of this LGIA.
25.3 Audit Rights. Subject to the requirements of confidentiality under Article 22 of
this LGIA, each Party shall have the right, during normal business hours, and upon prior
reasonable notice to the other Party, to audit at its own expense the other Party's accounts
and records pertaining to either Party's performance or either Party's satisfaction of
obligations under this LGIA. Such audit rights shall include audits of the other Party's
costs, calculation of invoiced amounts, Transmission Provider's efforts to allocate
responsibility for the provision of reactive support to the Transmission System,
Transmission Provider's efforts to allocate responsibility for interruption or reduction of
generation on the Transmission System, and each Party's actions in an Emergency
Condition. Any audit authorized by this article shall be performed at the offices where
such accounts and records are maintained and shall be limited to those portions of such
accounts and records that relate to each Party's performance and satisfaction of obligations
under this LGIA. Each Party shall keep such accounts and records for a period equivalent
to the audit rights periods described in Article 25.4.
25.4
Audit Rights Periods.
25.4.1
Audit Rights Period for Construction-Related Accounts and
Records. Accounts and records related to the design, engineering, procurement,
and construction of Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities and Network
Upgrades shall be subject to audit for a period of twenty-four (24) months
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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following Transmission Provider's issuance of a final invoice in accordance with
Article 12.2.
25.4.2
Audit Rights Period for All Other Accounts and Records. Accounts
and records related to either Party's performance or satisfaction of all obligations
under this LGIA other than those described in Article 25.4.1 shall be subject to
audit as follows: (i) for an audit relating to cost obligations, the applicable audit
rights period shall be twenty-four (24) months after the auditing Party's receipt of
an invoice giving rise to such cost obligations; and (ii) for an audit relating to all
other obligations, the applicable audit rights period shall be twenty-four (24)
months after the event for which the audit is sought.
25.5 Audit Results. If an audit by a Party determines that an overpayment or an
underpayment has occurred, a notice of such overpayment or underpayment shall be given
to the other Party together with those records from the audit which support such
determination.
Article 26.
Subcontractors.
26.1 General. Nothing in this LGIA shall prevent a Party from utilizing the services of
any subcontractor as it deems appropriate to perform its obligations under this LGIA;
provided, however, that each Party shall require its subcontractors to comply with all
applicable terms and conditions of this LGIA in providing such services and each Party
shall remain primarily liable to the other Party for the performance of such subcontractor.
26.2 Responsibility of Principal. The creation of any subcontract relationship shall not
relieve the hiring Party of any of its obligations under this LGIA. The hiring Party shall be
fully responsible to the other Party for the acts or omissions of any subcontractor the hiring
Party hires as if no subcontract had been made; provided, however, that in no event shall
Transmission Provider be liable for the actions or inactions of Interconnection Customer or
its subcontractors with respect to obligations of Interconnection Customer under Article 5
of this LGIA. Any applicable obligation imposed by this LGIA upon the hiring Party shall
be equally binding upon, and shall be construed as having application to, any subcontractor
of such Party.
26.3 No Limitation by Insurance. The obligations under this Article 26 will not be
limited in any way by any limitation of subcontractor's insurance.
Article 27.
Disputes.
27.1 Submission. In the event either Party has a dispute, or asserts a claim, that arises
out of or in connection with this LGIA or its performance, such Party (the "disputing
Party") shall provide the other Party with written notice of the dispute or claim ("Notice of
Dispute"). Such dispute or claim shall be referred to a designated senior representative of
each Party for resolution on an informal basis as promptly as practicable after receipt of the
Notice of Dispute by the other Party. In the event the designated representatives are unable
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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to resolve the claim or dispute through unassisted or assisted negotiations within thirty (30)
Calendar Days of the other Party's receipt of the Notice of Dispute, such claim or dispute
may, upon mutual agreement of the Parties, be submitted to arbitration and resolved in
accordance with the arbitration procedures set forth below. In the event the Parties do not
agree to submit such claim or dispute to arbitration, each Party may exercise whatever
rights and remedies it may have in equity or at law consistent with the terms of this LGIA.
27.2 External Arbitration Procedures. Any arbitration initiated under this LGIA shall
be conducted before a single neutral arbitrator appointed by the Parties. If the Parties fail
to agree upon a single arbitrator within ten (10) Calendar Days of the submission of the
dispute to arbitration, each Party shall choose one arbitrator who shall sit on a threemember arbitration panel. The two arbitrators so chosen shall within twenty (20) Calendar
Days select a third arbitrator to chair the arbitration panel. In either case, the arbitrators
shall be knowledgeable in electric utility matters, including electric transmission and bulk
power issues, and shall not have any current or past substantial business or financial
relationships with any party to the arbitration (except prior arbitration). The arbitrator(s)
shall provide each of the Parties an opportunity to be heard and, except as otherwise
provided herein, shall conduct the arbitration in accordance with the Commercial
Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association ("Arbitration Rules") and any
applicable FERC regulations or RTO rules; provided, however, in the event of a conflict
between the Arbitration Rules and the terms of this Article 27, the terms of this Article 27
shall prevail.
27.3 Arbitration Decisions. Unless otherwise agreed by the Parties, the arbitrator(s)
shall render a decision within ninety (90) Calendar Days of appointment and shall notify
the Parties in writing of such decision and the reasons therefor. The arbitrator(s) shall be
authorized only to interpret and apply the provisions of this LGIA and shall have no power
to modify or change any provision of this Agreement in any manner. The decision of the
arbitrator(s) shall be final and binding upon the Parties, and judgment on the award may be
entered in any court having jurisdiction. The decision of the arbitrator(s) may be appealed
solely on the grounds that the conduct of the arbitrator(s), or the decision itself, violated
the standards set forth in the Federal Arbitration Act or the Administrative Dispute
Resolution Act. The final decision of the arbitrator must also be filed with FERC if it
affects jurisdictional rates, terms and conditions of service, Interconnection Facilities, or
Network Upgrades.
27.4 Costs. Each Party shall be responsible for its own costs incurred during the
arbitration process and for the following costs, if applicable: (1) the cost of the arbitrator
chosen by the Party to sit on the three member panel and one half of the cost of the third
arbitrator chosen; or (2) one half the cost of the single arbitrator jointly chosen by the
Parties.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Article 28.
Original Sheet No. 187
Representations, Warranties, and Covenants.
28.1 General.
covenants:
Each Party makes the following representations, warranties and
28.1.1
Good Standing. Such Party is duly organized, validly existing and in
good standing under the laws of the state in which it is organized, formed, or
incorporated, as applicable; that it is qualified to do business in the state or states in
which the Large Generating Facility, Interconnection Facilities and Network
Upgrades owned by such Party, as applicable, are located; and that it has the
corporate power and authority to own its properties, to carry on its business as now
being conducted and to enter into this LGIA and carry out the transactions
contemplated hereby and perform and carry out all covenants and obligations on its
part to be performed under and pursuant to this LGIA.
28.1.2
Authority. Such Party has the right, power and authority to enter into
this LGIA, to become a Party hereto and to perform its obligations hereunder. This
LGIA is a legal, valid and binding obligation of such Party, enforceable against
such Party in accordance with its terms, except as the enforceability thereof may be
limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or other similar laws
affecting creditors' rights generally and by general equitable principles (regardless
of whether enforceability is sought in a proceeding in equity or at law).
28.1.3
No Conflict. The execution, delivery and performance of this LGIA
does not violate or conflict with the organizational or formation documents, or
bylaws or operating agreement, of such Party, or any judgment, license, permit,
order, material agreement or instrument applicable to or binding upon such Party or
any of its assets.
28.1.4
Consent and Approval. Such Party has sought or obtained, or, in
accordance with this LGIA will seek or obtain, each consent, approval,
authorization, order, or acceptance by any Governmental Authority in connection
with the execution, delivery and performance of this LGIA, and it will provide to
any Governmental Authority notice of any actions under this LGIA that are
required by Applicable Laws and Regulations.
Article 29.
Joint Operating Committee.
29.1 Joint Operating Committee. Except in the case of ISOs and RTOs, Transmission
Provider shall constitute a Joint Operating Committee to coordinate operating and
technical considerations of Interconnection Service. At least six (6) months prior to the
expected Initial Synchronization Date, Interconnection Customer and Transmission
Provider shall each appoint one representative and one alternate to the Joint Operating
Committee. Each Interconnection Customer shall
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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notify Transmission Provider of its appointment in writing. Such appointments may be
changed at any time by similar notice. The Joint Operating Committee shall meet as
necessary, but not less than once each calendar year, to carry out the duties set forth herein.
The Joint Operating Committee shall hold a meeting at the request of either Party, at a time
and place agreed upon by the representatives. The Joint Operating Committee shall
perform all of its duties consistent with the provisions of this LGIA. Each Party shall
cooperate in providing to the Joint Operating Committee all information required in the
performance of the Joint Operating Committee's duties. All decisions and agreements, if
any, made by the Joint Operating Committee, shall be evidenced in writing. The duties of
the Joint Operating Committee shall include the following:
29.1.1
Establish data requirements and operating record requirements.
29.1.2
Review the requirements, standards, and procedures for data acquisition
equipment, protective equipment, and any other equipment or software.
29.1.3
Annually review the one (1) year forecast of maintenance and planned
outage schedules of Transmission Provider's and Interconnection Customer's
facilities at the Point of Interconnection.
29.1.4
Coordinate the scheduling of maintenance and planned outages on the
Interconnection Facilities, the Large Generating Facility and other facilities that
impact the normal operation of the interconnection of the Large Generating Facility
to the Transmission System.
29.1.5
Ensure that information is being provided by each Party regarding
equipment availability.
29.1.6
Perform such other duties as may be conferred upon it by mutual
agreement of the Parties.
Article 30.
Miscellaneous.
30.1 Binding Effect. This LGIA and the rights and obligations hereof, shall be binding
upon and shall inure to the benefit of the successors and assigns of the Parties hereto.
30.2 Conflicts. In the event of a conflict between the body of this LGIA and any
attachment, appendices or exhibits hereto, the terms and provisions of the body of this
LGIA shall prevail and be deemed the final intent of the Parties.
30.3 Rules of Interpretation. This LGIA, unless a clear contrary intention appears,
shall be construed and interpreted as follows: (1) the singular number includes the plural
number and vice versa; (2) reference to any person includes such person's successors and
assigns but, in the case of a Party, only if such successors and assigns are permitted by this
LGIA, and reference to a person in a particular capacity excludes such person in any other
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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capacity or individually; (3) reference to any agreement (including this LGIA), document,
instrument or tariff means such agreement, document, instrument, or tariff as amended or
modified and in effect from time to time in accordance with the terms thereof and, if
applicable, the terms hereof; (4) reference to any Applicable Laws and Regulations means
such Applicable Laws and Regulations as amended, modified, codified, or reenacted, in
whole or in part, and in effect from time to time, including, if applicable, rules and
regulations promulgated thereunder; (5) unless expressly stated otherwise, reference to any
Article, Section or Appendix means such Article of this LGIA or such Appendix to this
LGIA, or such section to the LGIP or such Appendix to the LGIP, as the case may be; (6)
"hereunder", "hereof", "herein", "hereto" and words of similar import shall be deemed
references to this LGIA as a whole and not to any particular Article or other provision
hereof or thereof; (7) "including" (and with correlative meaning "include") means
including without limiting the generality of any description preceding such term; and (8)
relative to the determination of any period of time, "from" means "from and including",
"to" means "to but excluding" and "through" means "through and including".
30.4 Entire Agreement. This LGIA, including all Appendices and Schedules attached
hereto, constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties with reference to the subject
matter hereof, and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings or
agreements, oral or written, between the Parties with respect to the subject matter of this
LGIA. There are no other agreements, representations, warranties, or covenants which
constitute any part of the consideration for, or any condition to, either Party's compliance
with its obligations under this LGIA.
30.5 No Third Party Beneficiaries. This LGIA is not intended to and does not create
rights, remedies, or benefits of any character whatsoever in favor of any persons,
corporations, associations, or entities other than the Parties, and the obligations herein
assumed are solely for the use and benefit of the Parties, their successors in interest and,
where permitted, their assigns.
30.6 Waiver. The failure of a Party to this LGIA to insist, on any occasion, upon strict
performance of any provision of this LGIA will not be considered a waiver of any
obligation, right, or duty of, or imposed upon, such Party.
Any waiver at any time by either Party of its rights with respect to this LGIA shall
not be deemed a continuing waiver or a waiver with respect to any other failure to comply
with any other obligation, right, duty of this LGIA. Termination or Default of this LGIA
for any reason by Interconnection Customer shall not constitute a waiver of
Interconnection Customer's legal rights to obtain an interconnection from Transmission
Provider. Any waiver of this LGIA shall, if requested, be provided in writing.
30.7 Headings. The descriptive headings of the various Articles of this LGIA have
been inserted for convenience of reference only and are of no significance in the
interpretation or construction of this LGIA.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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30.8 Multiple Counterparts. This LGIA may be executed in two or more counterparts,
each of which is deemed an original but all constitute one and the same instrument.
30.9 Amendment. The Parties may by mutual agreement amend this LGIA by a written
instrument duly executed by the Parties.
30.10 Modification by the Parties. The Parties may by mutual agreement amend the
Appendices to this LGIA by a written instrument duly executed by the Parties. Such
amendment shall become effective and a part of this LGIA upon satisfaction of all
Applicable Laws and Regulations.
30.11 Reservation of Rights. Transmission Provider shall have the right to make a
unilateral filing with FERC to modify this LGIA with respect to any rates, terms and
conditions, charges, classifications of service, rule or regulation under Section 205 or any
other applicable provision of the Federal Power Act and FERC's rules and regulations
thereunder, and Interconnection Customer shall have the right to make a unilateral filing
with FERC to modify this LGIA pursuant to Section 206 or any other applicable provision
of the Federal Power Act and FERC's rules and regulations thereunder; provided that each
Party shall have the right to protest any such filing by the other Party and to participate
fully in any proceeding before FERC in which such modifications may be considered.
Nothing in this LGIA shall limit the rights of the Parties or of FERC under Sections 205 or
206 of the Federal Power Act and FERC's rules and regulations thereunder, except to the
extent that the Parties otherwise mutually agree as provided herein.
30.12 No Partnership. This LGIA shall not be interpreted or construed to create an
association, joint venture, agency relationship, or partnership between the Parties or to
impose any partnership obligation or partnership liability upon either Party. Neither Party
shall have any right, power or authority to enter into any agreement or undertaking for, or
act on behalf of, or to act as or be an agent or representative of, or to otherwise bind, the
other Party.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties have executed this LGIA in duplicate originals,
each of which shall constitute and be an original effective Agreement between the Parties.
[Insert name of Transmission Provider or Transmission Owner, if applicable]
By:
____________________________
By:
______________________________
Title: ____________________________ Title:
_____________________________
Date: ____________________________ Date:
_____________________________
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Original Sheet No. 191
[Insert name of Interconnection Customer]
By:
______________________________
Title: ______________________________
Date: ______________________________
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Original Sheet No. 192
Appendix A to LGIA
Interconnection Facilities, Network Upgrades and Distribution Upgrades
1.
2.
3.
Interconnection Facilities:
(a)
[insert Interconnection Customer's Interconnection Facilities]:
(b)
[insert Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities]:
Network Upgrades:
(a)
[insert Stand Alone Network Upgrades]:
(b)
[insert Other Network Upgrades]:
Distribution Upgrades:
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Appendix B to LGIA
Milestones
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Appendix C to LGIA
Interconnection Details
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Original Sheet No. 195
Appendix D to LGIA
Security Arrangements Details
Infrastructure security of Transmission System equipment and operations and control
hardware and software is essential to ensure day-to-day Transmission System reliability and
operational security. FERC will expect all Transmission Providers, market participants, and
Interconnection Customers interconnected to the Transmission System to comply with the
recommendations offered by the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board and,
eventually, best practice recommendations from the electric reliability authority. All public
utilities will be expected to meet basic standards for system infrastructure and operational security,
including physical, operational, and cyber-security practices.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Original Sheet No. 196
Appendix E to LGIA
Commercial Operation Date
This Appendix E is a part of the LGIA between Transmission Provider and Interconnection
Customer.
[Date]
[Transmission Provider Address]
Re: _____________ Large Generating Facility
Dear _______________:
On [Date] [Interconnection Customer] has completed Trial Operation of Unit No. ___.
This letter confirms that [Interconnection Customer] commenced Commercial Operation of Unit
No. ___ at the Large Generating Facility, effective as of [Date plus one day].
Thank you.
[Signature]
[Interconnection Customer Representative]
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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Original Sheet No. 197
Appendix F to LGIA
Addresses for Delivery of Notices and Billings
Notices:
Transmission Provider:
[To be supplied.]
Interconnection Customer:
[To be supplied.]
Billings and Payments:
Transmission Provider:
[To be supplied.]
Interconnection Customer:
[To be supplied.]
Alternative Forms of Delivery of Notices (telephone, facsimile or email):
Transmission Provider:
[To be supplied.]
Interconnection Customer:
[To be supplied.]
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-1006, issued June 30, 2005, Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2003-C, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,190 (2005).
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First Revised Sheet No. 198
Superseding Original Sheet No. 198
Appendix G to LGIA
Interconnection Requirements For A Wind Generating Plant
Appendix G sets forth requirements and provisions specific to a wind generating plant. All
other requirements of this LGIA continue to apply to wind generating plant interconnections.
A.
Technical Standards Applicable to a Wind Generating Plant.
i.
Low Voltage Ride-Through (LVRT) Capability.
A wind generating plant shall be able to remain online during voltage disturbances up to
the time periods and associated voltage levels set forth in the standard below. The LVRT standard
provides for a transition period standard and a post-transition standard.
Transition Period LVRT Standard
The transition period standard applies to wind generating plants subject to FERC Order
661 that have either: (i) interconnection agreements signed and filed with the Commission, filed
with the Commission in unexecuted form, or filed with the Commission as non-conforming
agreements between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2006, with a scheduled in-service date no
later than December 31, 2007, or (ii) wind generating turbines subject to a wind turbine
procurement contract executed prior to December 31, 2005, for delivery through 2007.
1.
Wind generating plants are required to remain in-service during three-phase faults
with normal clearing (which is a time period of approximately 4 – 9 cycles) and
single line to ground faults with delayed clearing, and subsequent post-fault voltage
recovery to prefault voltage unless clearing the fault effectively disconnects the
generator from the system. The clearing time requirement for a three-phase fault
will be specific to the wind generating plant substation location, as determined by
and documented by the transmission provider. The maximum clearing time the
wind generating plant shall be required to withstand for a three-phase fault shall be
9 cycles at a voltage as low as 0.15 p.u., as measured at the high side of the wind
generating plant step-up transformer (i.e. the transformer that steps the voltage up
to the transmission interconnection voltage or “GSU”), after which, if the fault
remains following the location-specific normal clearing time for three-phase faults,
the wind generating plant may disconnect from the transmission system.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: January 18, 2006
Vice President
Issued On: January 10, 2006
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM05-4001, issued December 12, 2005, Interconnection for Wind Energy, Order No. 661-A, III FERC
Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,198 (2005).
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2.
This requirement does not apply to faults that would occur between the wind
generator terminals and the high side of the GSU or to faults that would result in a
voltage lower than 0.15 per unit on the high side of the GSU serving the facility.
3.
Wind generating plants may be tripped after the fault period if this action is
intended as part of a special protection system.
4.
Wind generating plants may meet the LVRT requirements of this standard by the
performance of the generators or by installing additional equipment (e.g., Static
VAr Compensator, etc.) within the wind generating plant or by a combination of
generator performance and additional equipment.
5.
Existing individual generator units that are, or have been, interconnected to the
network at the same location at the effective date of the Appendix G LVRT
Standard are exempt from meeting the Appendix G LVRT Standard for the
remaining life of the existing generation equipment. Existing individual generator
units that are replaced are required to meet the Appendix G LVRT Standard.
Post-transition Period LVRT Standard
All wind generating plants subject to FERC Order No. 661 and not covered by the
transition period described above must meet the following requirements:
1.
Wind generating plants are required to remain in-service during three-phase faults
with normal clearing (which is a time period of approximately 4 – 9 cycles) and
single line to ground faults with delayed clearing, and subsequent post-fault voltage
recovery to prefault voltage unless clearing the fault effectively disconnects the
generator from the system. The clearing time requirement for a three-phase fault
will be specific to the wind generating plant substation location, as determined by
and documented by the transmission provider. The maximum clearing time the
wind generating plant shall be required to withstand for a three-phase fault shall be
9 cycles after which, if the fault remains following the location-specific normal
clearing time for three-phase faults, the wind generating plant may disconnect from
the transmission system. A wind generating plant shall remain interconnected
during such a fault on the transmission system for a voltage level as low as zero
volts, as measured at the high voltage side of the wind GSU.
2.
This requirement does not apply to faults that would occur between the wind
generator terminals and the high side of the GSU.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: January 18, 2006
Vice President
Issued On: January 10, 2006
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM05-4001, issued December 12, 2005, Interconnection for Wind Energy, Order No. 661-A, III FERC
Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,198 (2005).
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3.
Wind generating plants may be tripped after the fault period if this action is
intended as part of a special protection system.
4.
Wind generating plants may meet the LVRT requirements of this standard by the
performance of the generators or by installing additional equipment (e.g., Static
VAr Compensator) within the wind generating plant or by a combination of
generator performance and additional equipment.
5.
Existing individual generator units that are, or have been, interconnected to the
network at the same location at the effective date of the Appendix G LVRT
Standard are exempt from meeting the Appendix G LVRT Standard for the
remaining life of the existing generation equipment. Existing individual generator
units that are replaced are required to meet the Appendix G LVRT Standard.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: January 18, 2006
Vice President
Issued On: January 10, 2006
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM05-4001, issued December 12, 2005, Interconnection for Wind Energy, Order No. 661-A, III FERC
Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,198 (2005).
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Superseding Original Sheet No. 199
ii. Power Factor Design Criteria (Reactive Power).
A wind generating plant shall maintain a power factor within the range of 0.95 leading to
0.95 lagging, measured at the Point of Interconnection as defined in this LGIA, if the
Transmission Provider’s System Impact Study shows that such a requirement is necessary to
ensure safety or reliability. The power factor range standard can be met by using, for example,
power electronics designed to supply this level of reactive capability (taking into account any
limitations due to voltage level, real power output, etc.) or fixed and switched capacitors if agreed
to by the Transmission Provider, or a combination of the two. The Interconnection Customer shall
not disable power factor equipment while the wind plant is in operation. Wind plants shall also be
able to provide sufficient dynamic voltage support in lieu of the power system stabilizer and
automatic voltage regulation at the generator excitation system if the System Impact Study shows
this to be required for system safety or reliability.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: January 18, 2006
Vice President
Issued On: January 10, 2006
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM05-4001, issued December 12, 2005, Interconnection for Wind Energy, Order No. 661-A, III FERC
Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,198 (2005).
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iii.
Original Sheet No. 200
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Capability.
The wind plant shall provide SCADA capability to transmit data and receive instructions
from the Transmission Provider to protect system reliability. The Transmission Provider and the
wind plant Interconnection Customer shall determine what SCADA information is essential for
the proposed wind plant, taking into account the size of the plant and its characteristics, location,
and importance in maintaining generation resource adequacy and transmission system reliability in
its area.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM05-4000, issued June 16, 2005, Interconnection for Wind Energy, Order No. 661, III FERC Stats. &
Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,186 (2005).
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APPENDIX 7 to LGIP
INTERCONNECTION PROCEDURES FOR A WIND GENERATING PLANT
Appendix 7 sets forth procedures specific to a wind generating plant.
All other
requirements of this LGIP continue to apply to wind generating plant interconnections.
A.
Special Procedures Applicable to Wind Generators.
The wind plant Interconnection Customer, in completing the Interconnection Request
required by Section 38.3 of this LGIP, may provide to the Transmission Provider a set of
preliminary electrical design specifications depicting the wind plant as a single equivalent
generator. Upon satisfying these and other applicable Interconnection Request conditions, the
wind plant may enter the queue and receive the base case data as provided for in this LGIP.
No later than six (6) months after submitting an Interconnection Request completed in this
manner, the wind plant Interconnection Customer must submit completed detailed electrical
design specifications and other data (including collector system layout data) needed to allow the
Transmission Provider to complete the System Impact Study.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM05-4000, issued June 16, 2005, Interconnection for Wind Energy, Order No. 661, III FERC Stats. &
Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,186 (2005).
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V.
SMALL GENERATOR INTERCONNECTION PROCEDURES (SGIP) (For
Generating Facilities No Larger Than 20 MW).
49.
Application.
49.1
Applicability.
49.1.1
A request to interconnect a certified Small Generating Facility (See
Attachments 3 and 4 for description of certification criteria) no larger than 2 MW
shall be evaluated under the Section 50 Fast Track Process. A request to
interconnect a certified inverter-based Small Generating Facility no larger than 10
kW shall be evaluated under the Attachment 5 10 kW Inverter Process. A request
to interconnect a Small Generating Facility larger than 2 MW but no larger than 20
MW or a Small Generating Facility that does not pass the Fast Track Process or the
10 kW Inverter Process, shall be evaluated under the Section 51 Study Process.
49.1.2
Capitalized terms used herein shall have the meanings specified in the
Glossary of Terms in Attachment 1 or the body of these procedures.
49.1.3
Neither these procedures nor the requirements included hereunder apply
to Small Generating Facilities interconnected or approved for interconnection prior
to sixty (60) Business Days after the effective date of these procedures.
49.1.4
Prior to submitting its Interconnection Request (Attachment 2), the
Interconnection Customer may ask the Transmission Provider's interconnection
contact employee or office whether the proposed interconnection is subject to these
procedures. The Transmission Provider shall respond within fifteen (15) Business
Days.
49.1.5
Infrastructure security of electric system equipment and operations and
control hardware and software is essential to ensure day-to-day reliability and
operational security. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission expects all
Transmission Providers, market participants, and Interconnection Customers
interconnected with electric systems to comply with the recommendations offered
by the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board and best practice
recommendations from the electric reliability authority. All public utilities are
expected to meet basic standards for electric system infrastructure and operational
security, including physical, operational, and cyber-security practices.
49.1.6
References in these procedures to interconnection agreement are to the
Small Generator Interconnection Agreement (SGIA).
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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49.2
Original Sheet No. 203
Pre-Application.
The Transmission Provider shall designate an employee or office from which
information on the application process and on an Affected System can be obtained through
informal requests from the Interconnection Customer presenting a proposed project for a
specific site. The name, telephone number, and e-mail address of such contact employee
or office shall be made available on the Transmission Provider's Internet web site. Electric
system information provided to the Interconnection Customer should include relevant
system studies, interconnection studies, and other materials useful to an understanding of
an interconnection at a particular point on the Transmission Provider's Transmission
System, to the extent such provision does not violate confidentiality provisions of prior
agreements or critical infrastructure requirements. The Transmission Provider shall
comply with reasonable requests for such information.
49.3
Interconnection Request.
The Interconnection Customer shall submit its Interconnection Request to the
Transmission Provider, together with the processing fee or deposit specified in the
Interconnection Request. The Interconnection Request shall be date- and time-stamped
upon receipt. The original date- and time-stamp applied to the Interconnection Request at
the time of its original submission shall be accepted as the qualifying date- and time-stamp
for the purposes of any timetable in these procedures. The Interconnection Customer shall
be notified of receipt by the Transmission Provider within three (3) Business Days of
receiving the Interconnection Request. The Transmission Provider shall notify the
Interconnection Customer within ten (10) Business Days of the receipt of the
Interconnection Request as to whether the Interconnection Request is complete or
incomplete. If the Interconnection Request is incomplete, the Transmission Provider shall
provide along with the notice that the Interconnection Request is incomplete, a written list
detailing all information that must be provided to complete the Interconnection Request.
The Interconnection Customer will have ten (10) Business Days after receipt of the notice
to submit the listed information or to request an extension of time to provide such
information. If the Interconnection Customer does not provide the listed information or a
request for an extension of time within the deadline, the Interconnection Request will be
deemed withdrawn. An Interconnection Request will be deemed complete upon
submission of the listed information to the Transmission Provider.
49.4
Modification of the Interconnection Request.
Any modification to machine data or equipment configuration or to the
interconnection site of the Small Generating Facility not agreed to in writing by the
Transmission Provider and the Interconnection Customer may be deemed a withdrawal of
the Interconnection Request and may require submission of a new Interconnection
Request, unless proper notification of each Party by the other and a reasonable time to cure
the problems created by the changes are undertaken.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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49.5
Original Sheet No. 204
Site Control.
Documentation of site control must be submitted with the Interconnection Request.
Site control may be demonstrated through:
49.8.1
Ownership of, a leasehold interest in, or a right to develop a site for the
purpose of constructing the Small Generating Facility;
49.8.2
An option to purchase or acquire a leasehold site for such purpose; or
49.8.3
An exclusivity or other business relationship between the
Interconnection Customer and the entity having the right to sell, lease, or grant the
Interconnection Customer the right to possess or occupy a site for such purpose.
49.6
Queue Position.
The Transmission Provider shall assign a Queue Position based upon the date- and
time-stamp of the Interconnection Request. The Queue Position of each Interconnection
Request will be used to determine the cost responsibility for the Upgrades necessary to
accommodate the interconnection. The Transmission Provider shall maintain a single
queue per geographic region. At the Transmission Provider's option, Interconnection
Requests may be studied serially or in clusters for the purpose of the system impact study.
49.7
Interconnection Requests Submitted Prior to the Effective Date of the SGIP.
Nothing in this SGIP affects an Interconnection Customer's Queue Position
assigned before the effective date of this SGIP. The Parties agree to complete work on any
interconnection study agreement executed prior the effective date of this SGIP in
accordance with the terms and conditions of that interconnection study agreement. Any
new studies or other additional work will be completed pursuant to this SGIP.
50.
Fast Track Process.
50.1
Applicability.
The Fast Track Process is available to an Interconnection Customer proposing to
interconnect its Small Generating Facility with the Transmission Provider's Transmission
System if the Small Generating Facility is no larger than 2 MW and if the Interconnection
Customer's proposed Small Generating Facility meets the codes, standards, and
certification requirements of Attachments 3 and 4 of these procedures, or the Transmission
Provider has reviewed the design or tested the proposed Small Generating Facility and is
satisfied that it is safe to operate.
50.2
Initial Review.
Within fifteen (15) Business Days after the Transmission Provider notifies the
Interconnection Customer it has received a complete Interconnection Request, the
Transmission Provider shall perform an initial review using the screens set forth below,
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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shall notify the Interconnection Customer of the results, and include with the notification
copies of the analysis and data underlying the Transmission Provider's determinations
under the screens.
50.2.1
Screens.
50.2.1.1 The proposed Small Generating Facility’s Point of
Interconnection must be on a portion of the Transmission Provider’s
Distribution System that is subject to the Tariff.
50.2.1.2 For interconnection of a proposed Small Generating Facility to a
radial distribution circuit, the aggregated generation, including the proposed
Small Generating Facility, on the circuit shall not exceed 15% of the line
section annual peak load as most recently measured at the substation. A
line section is that portion of a Transmission Provider’s electric system
connected to a customer bounded by automatic sectionalizing devices or the
end of the distribution line.
50.2.1.3 For interconnection of a proposed Small Generating Facility to
the load side of spot network protectors, the proposed Small Generating
Facility must utilize an inverter-based equipment package and, together
with the aggregated other inverter-based generation, shall not exceed the
smaller of 5% of a spot network's maximum load or 50 kW.1
50.2.1.4 The proposed Small Generating Facility, in aggregation with
other generation on the distribution circuit, shall not contribute more than
10% to the distribution circuit's maximum fault current at the point on the
high voltage (primary) level nearest the proposed point of change of
ownership.
50.2.1.5 The proposed Small Generating Facility, in aggregate with other
generation on the distribution circuit, shall not cause any distribution
protective devices and equipment (including, but not limited to, substation
breakers, fuse cutouts, and line reclosers), or Interconnection Customer
equipment on the system to exceed 87.5% of the short circuit interrupting
capability; nor shall the interconnection be proposed for a circuit that
already exceeds 87.5% of the short circuit interrupting capability.
50.2.1.6 Using the table below, determine the type of interconnection to a
primary distribution line. This screen includes a review of the type of
electrical service provided to the Interconnecting Customer, including line
1
A spot Network is a type of distribution system found within modern commercial buildings to provide high
reliability of service to a single customer. (Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers, 11th edition, Donald
Fink, McGraw Hill Book Company).
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: December 30, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: January 10, 2006
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-001, issued November 22, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection
Agreements and Procedures, Order No. 2006-A, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles
¶ 31,196 (2005).
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configuration and the transformer connection to limit the potential for
creating over-voltages on the Transmission Provider's electric power system
due to a loss of ground during the operating time of any anti-islanding
function.
Primary Distribution Line
Type
Three-phase, three wire
Three-phase, four wire
Type of Interconnection to Result/Criteria
Primary Distribution Line
3-phase or single phase,
Pass screen
phase-to-phase
Effectively-grounded 3
Pass screen
phase or Single-phase, lineto-neutral
50.2.1.7 If the proposed Small Generating Facility is to be interconnected
on single-phase shared secondary, the aggregate generation capacity on the
shared secondary, including the proposed Small Generating Facility, shall
not exceed 20 kW.
50.2.1.8 If the proposed Small Generating Facility is single-phase and is to
be interconnected on a center tap neutral of a 240 volt service, its addition
shall not create an imbalance between the two sides of the 240 volt service
of more than 20% of the nameplate rating of the service transformer.
50.2.1.9 The Small Generating Facility, in aggregate with other generation
interconnected to the transmission side of a substation transformer feeding
the circuit where the Small Generating Facility proposes to interconnect
shall not exceed 10 MW in an area where there are known, or posted,
transient stability limitations to generating units located in the general
electrical vicinity (e.g., three or four transmission busses from the point of
interconnection).
50.2.1.10 No construction of facilities by the Transmission Provider on its
own system shall be required to accommodate the Small Generating
Facility.
50.2.2
If the proposed interconnection passes the screens, the Interconnection
Request shall be approved and the Transmission Provider will provide the
Interconnection Customer an executable interconnection agreement within five (5)
Business Days after the determination.
50.2.3
If the proposed interconnection fails the screens, but the Transmission
Provider determines that the Small Generating Facility may nevertheless be
interconnected consistent with safety, reliability, and power quality standards, the
Transmission Provider shall provide the Interconnection Customer an executable
interconnection agreement within five (5) Business Days after the determination.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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50.2.4
If the proposed interconnection fails the screens, but the Transmission
Provider does not or cannot determine from the initial review that the Small
Generating Facility may nevertheless be interconnected consistent with safety,
reliability, and power quality standards unless the Interconnection Customer is
willing to consider minor modifications or further study, the Transmission Provider
shall provide the Interconnection Customer with the opportunity to attend a
customer options meeting.
50.3
Customer Options Meeting.
If the Transmission Provider determines the Interconnection Request cannot
be approved without minor modifications at minimal cost; or a supplemental study
or other additional studies or actions; or at significant cost to address safety,
reliability, or power quality problems, within the five (5) Business Day period after
the determination, the Transmission Provider shall notify the Interconnection
Customer and provide copies of all data and analyses underlying its conclusion.
Within ten (10) Business Days of the Transmission Provider's determination, the
Transmission Provider shall offer to convene a customer options meeting with the
Transmission Provider to review possible Interconnection Customer facility
modifications or the screen analysis and related results, to determine what further
steps are needed to permit the Small Generating Facility to be connected safely and
reliably. At the time of notification of the Transmission Provider's determination,
or at the customer options meeting, the Transmission Provider shall:
50.3.1 Offer to perform facility modifications or minor modifications to the
Transmission Provider's electric system(e.g., changing meters, fuses, relay settings)
and provide a non-binding good faith estimate of the limited cost to make such
modifications to the Transmission Provider's electric system; or
50.3.2 Offer to perform a supplemental review if the Transmission Provider
concludes that the supplemental review might determine that the Small Generating
Facility could continue to qualify for interconnection pursuant to the Fast Track
Process, and provide a non-binding good faith estimate of the costs of such review;
or
50.3.3 Obtain the Interconnection Customer's agreement to continue evaluating
the Interconnection Request under the Section 51 Study Process.
50.4
Supplemental Review.
If the Interconnection Customer agrees to a supplemental review, the
Interconnection Customer shall agree in writing within fifteen (15) Business Days of the
offer, and submit a deposit for the estimated costs. The Interconnection Customer shall be
responsible for the Transmission Provider's actual costs for conducting the supplemental
review. The Interconnection Customer must pay any review costs that exceed the deposit
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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within twenty (20) Business Days of receipt of the invoice or resolution of any dispute. If
the deposit exceeds the invoiced costs, the Transmission Provider will return such excess
within twenty (20) Business Days of the invoice without interest.
50.4.1
Within ten (10) Business Days following receipt of the deposit for a
supplemental review, the Transmission Provider will determine if the Small
Generating Facility can be interconnected safely and reliably.
50.4.1.1 If so, the Transmission Provider shall forward an executable
interconnection agreement to the Interconnection Customer within five (5)
Business Days.
50.4.1.2 If so, and Interconnection Customer facility modifications are
required to allow the Small Generating Facility to be interconnected
consistent with safety, reliability, and power quality standards under these
procedures, the Transmission Provider shall forward an executable
interconnection agreement to the Interconnection Customer within five (5)
Business Days after confirmation that the Interconnection Customer has
agreed to make the necessary changes at the Interconnection Customer's
cost.
50.4.1.3 If so, and minor modifications to the Transmission Provider's
electric system are required to allow the Small Generating Facility to be
interconnected consistent with safety, reliability, and power quality
standards under the Fast Track Process, the Transmission Provider shall
forward an executable interconnection agreement to the Interconnection
Customer within ten (10) Business Days that requires the Interconnection
Customer to pay the costs of such system modifications prior to
interconnection.
50.4.1.4 If not, the Interconnection Request will continue to be evaluated
under the Section 51 Study Process.
51.
Study Process.
51.1
Applicability.
The Study Process shall be used by an Interconnection Customer proposing to
interconnect its Small Generating Facility with the Transmission Provider's Transmission
System if the Small Generating Facility (1) is larger than 2 MW but no larger than 20 MW,
(2) is not certified, or (3) is certified but did not pass the Fast Track Process or the 10 kW
Inverter Process.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: December 30, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: January 10, 2006
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-001, issued November 22, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection
Agreements and Procedures, Order No. 2006-A, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles
¶ 31,196 (2005).
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51.2
First Revised Sheet No. 209
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Scoping Meeting.
51.2.1
A scoping meeting will be held within ten (10) Business Days after the
Interconnection Request is deemed complete, or as otherwise mutually agreed to by
the Parties. The Transmission Provider and the Interconnection Customer will
bring to the meeting personnel, including system engineers and other resources as
may be reasonably required to accomplish the purpose of the meeting.
51.2.2
The purpose of the scoping meeting is to discuss the Interconnection
Request and review existing studies relevant to the Interconnection Request. The
Parties shall further discuss whether the Transmission Provider should perform a
feasibility study or proceed directly to a system impact study, or a facilities study,
or an interconnection agreement. If the Parties agree that a feasibility study should
be performed, the Transmission Provider shall provide the Interconnection
Customer, as soon as possible, but not later than five (5) Business Days after the
scoping meeting, a feasibility study agreement (Attachment 6) including an outline
of the scope of the study and a non-binding good faith estimate of the cost to
perform the study.
51.2.3 The scoping meeting may be omitted by mutual agreement. In order to
remain in consideration for interconnection, an Interconnection Customer who has
requested a feasibility study must return the executed feasibility study agreement
within fifteen (15) Business Days. If the Parties agree not to perform a feasibility
study, the Transmission Provider shall provide the Interconnection Customer, no
later than five (5) Business Days after the scoping meeting, a system impact study
agreement (Attachment 7) including an outline of the scope of the study and a nonbinding good faith estimate of the cost to perform the study.
51.3
Feasibility Study.
51.3.1
The feasibility study shall identify any potential adverse system impacts
that would result from the interconnection of the Small Generating Facility.
51.3.2
A deposit of the lesser of 50 percent of the good faith estimated
feasibility study costs or earnest money of $1,000 may be required from the
Interconnection Customer.
51.3.3
The scope of and cost responsibilities for the feasibility study are
described in the attached feasibility study agreement (Attachment 6).
51.3.4
If the feasibility study shows no potential for adverse system impacts, the
Transmission Provider shall send the Interconnection Customer a facilities study
agreement, including an outline of the scope of the study and a non-binding good
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: December 30, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: January 10, 2006
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-001, issued November 22, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection
Agreements and Procedures, Order No. 2006-A, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles
¶ 31,196 (2005).
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faith estimate of the cost to perform the study. If no additional facilities are
required, the Transmission Provider shall send the Interconnection Customer an
executable interconnection agreement within five (5) Business Days.
51.3.5
If the feasibility study shows the potential for adverse system impacts,
the review process shall proceed to the appropriate system impact study(s).
51.4
System Impact Study.
51.4.1
A system impact study shall identify and detail the electric system
impacts that would result if the proposed Small Generating Facility were
interconnected without project modifications or electric system modifications,
focusing on the adverse system impacts identified in the feasibility study, or to
study potential impacts, including but not limited to those identified in the scoping
meeting. A system impact study shall evaluate the impact of the proposed
interconnection on the reliability of the electric system.
51.4.2 If no transmission system impact study is required, but potential electric
power Distribution System adverse system impacts are identified in the scoping
meeting or shown in the feasibility study, a distribution system impact study must
be performed. The Transmission Provider shall send the Interconnection Customer
a distribution system impact study agreement within fifteen (15) Business Days of
transmittal of the feasibility study report, including an outline of the scope of the
study and a non-binding good faith estimate of the cost to perform the study, or
following the scoping meeting if no feasibility study is to be performed.
51.4.3
In instances where the feasibility study or the distribution system impact
study shows potential for transmission system adverse system impacts, within five
(5) Business Days following transmittal of the feasibility study report, the
Transmission Provider shall send the Interconnection Customer a transmission
system impact study agreement, including an outline of the scope of the study and a
non-binding good faith estimate of the cost to perform the study, if such a study is
required.
51.4.4
If a transmission system impact study is not required, but electric power
Distribution System adverse system impacts are shown by the feasibility study to
be possible and no distribution system impact study has been conducted, the
Transmission Provider shall send the Interconnection Customer a distribution
system impact study agreement.
51.4.5
If the feasibility study shows no potential for transmission system or
Distribution System adverse system impacts, the Transmission Provider shall send
the Interconnection Customer either a facilities study agreement (Attachment 8),
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Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
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and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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including an outline of the scope of the study and a non-binding good faith estimate
of the cost to perform the study, or an executable interconnection agreement, as
applicable.
51.4.6 In order to remain under consideration for interconnection, the
Interconnection Customer must return executed system impact study agreements, if
applicable, within thirty (30) Business Days.
51.4.7 A deposit of the good faith estimated costs for each system impact study
may be required from the Interconnection Customer.
51.4.8 The scope of and cost responsibilities for a system impact study are
described in the attached system impact study agreement.
51.4.9 Where transmission systems and Distribution Systems have separate
owners, such as is the case with transmission-dependent utilities ("TDUs") –
whether investor-owned or not – the Interconnection Customer may apply to the
nearest Transmission Provider (Transmission Owner, Regional Transmission
Operator, or Independent Transmission Provider) providing transmission service to
the TDU to request project coordination. Affected Systems shall participate in the
study and provide all information necessary to prepare the study.
51.5
Facilities Study.
51.5.1 Once the required system impact study(s) is completed, a system impact
study report shall be prepared and transmitted to the Interconnection Customer
along with a facilities study agreement within five (5) Business Days, including an
outline of the scope of the study and a non-binding good faith estimate of the cost
to perform the facilities study. In the case where one or both impact studies are
determined to be unnecessary, a notice of the fact shall be transmitted to the
Interconnection Customer within the same timeframe.
51.5.2 In order to remain under consideration for interconnection, or, as
appropriate, in the Transmission Provider's interconnection queue, the
Interconnection Customer must return the executed facilities study agreement or a
request for an extension of time within thirty (30) Business Days.
51.5.3 The facilities study shall specify and estimate the cost of the equipment,
engineering, procurement and construction work (including overheads) needed to
implement the conclusions of the system impact study(s).
51.5.4 Design for any required Interconnection Facilities and/or Upgrades shall
be performed under the facilities study agreement. The Transmission Provider may
contract with consultants to perform activities required under the facilities study
agreement. The Interconnection Customer and the Transmission Provider may
agree to allow the Interconnection Customer to separately arrange for the design of
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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some of the Interconnection Facilities. In such cases, facilities design will be
reviewed and/or modified prior to acceptance by the Transmission Provider, under
the provisions of the facilities study agreement. If the Parties agree to separately
arrange for design and construction, and provided security and confidentiality
requirements can be met, the Transmission Provider shall make sufficient
information available to the Interconnection Customer in accordance with
confidentiality and critical infrastructure requirements to permit the Interconnection
Customer to obtain an independent design and cost estimate for any necessary
facilities.
51.5.5
A deposit of the good faith estimated costs for the facilities study may be
required from the Interconnection Customer.
51.5.6
The scope of and cost responsibilities for the facilities study are described
in the attached facilities study agreement.
51.5.7
Upon completion of the facilities study, and with the agreement of the
Interconnection Customer to pay for Interconnection Facilities and Upgrades
identified in the facilities study, the Transmission Provider shall provide the
Interconnection Customer an executable interconnection agreement within (5) five
Business Days.
52.
Provisions that Apply to All Interconnection Requests.
52.1
Reasonable Efforts.
The Transmission Provider shall make reasonable efforts to meet all time
frames provided in these procedures unless the Transmission Provider and the
Interconnection Customer agree to a different schedule. If the Transmission
Provider cannot meet a deadline provided herein, it shall notify the Interconnection
Customer, explain the reason for the failure to meet the deadline, and provide an
estimated time by which it will complete the applicable interconnection procedure
in the process.
52.2
Disputes.
52.2.1 The Parties agree to attempt to resolve all disputes arising out of the
interconnection process according to the provisions of this article.
52.2.2
In the event of a dispute, either Party shall provide the other Party with a
written Notice of Dispute. Such Notice shall describe in detail the nature of the
dispute.
52.2.3
If the dispute has not been resolved within two (2) Business Days after
receipt of the Notice, either Party may contact FERC's Dispute Resolution Service
(DRS) for assistance in resolving the dispute.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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Superseding Original Sheet No. 213
52.2.4
The DRS will assist the Parties in either resolving their dispute or in
selecting an appropriate dispute resolution venue (e.g., mediation, settlement judge,
early neutral evaluation, or technical expert) to assist the Parties in resolving their
dispute. DRS can be reached at 1-877-337-2237 or via the internet at
http://www.ferc.gov/legal/adr.asp.
52.2.5 Each Party agrees to conduct all negotiations in good faith and will be
responsible for one-half of any costs paid to neutral third-parties.
52.2.6 If neither Party elects to seek assistance from the DRS, or if the attempted
dispute resolution fails, then either Party may exercise whatever rights and
remedies it may have in equity or law consistent with the terms of this these
procedures.
52.3
Interconnection Metering.
Any metering necessitated by the use of the Small Generating Facility shall be
installed at the Interconnection Customer's expense in accordance with Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission, state, or local regulatory requirements or the Transmission
Provider's specifications.
52.4
Commissioning.
Commissioning tests of the Interconnection Customer's installed equipment shall be
performed pursuant to applicable codes and standards. The Transmission Provider must be
given at least five (5) Business Days written notice, or as otherwise mutually agreed to by
the Parties, of the tests and may be present to witness the commissioning tests.
52.5.
Confidentiality.
52.5.1 Confidential information shall mean any confidential and/or proprietary
information provided by one Party to the other Party that is clearly marked or otherwise
designated "Confidential." For purposes of these procedures all design, operating
specifications, and metering data provided by the Interconnection Customer shall be
deemed confidential information regardless of whether it is clearly marked or otherwise
designated as such.
52.5.2 Confidential Information does not include information previously in the
public domain, required to be publicly submitted or divulged by Governmental Authorities
(after notice to the other Party and after exhausting any opportunity to oppose such
publication or release), or necessary to be divulged in an action to enforce these
procedures. Each Party receiving Confidential Information shall hold such information in
confidence and shall not disclose it to any third party nor to the public without the prior
written authorization from the Party providing that information, except to fulfill
obligations under these procedures, or to fulfill legal or regulatory requirements.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Vice President
Issued On: January 10, 2006
Effective Date: December 30, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-12-001,
issued November 22, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2006-A, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,196 (2005).
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52.5.2.1 Each Party shall employ at least the same standard of care to
protect Confidential Information obtained from the other Party as it
employs to protect its own Confidential Information.
52.5.2.2 Each Party is entitled to equitable relief, by injunction or
otherwise, to enforce its rights under this provision to prevent the release of
Confidential Information without bond or proof of damages, and may seek
other remedies available at law or in equity for breach of this provision.
52.5.3
Notwithstanding anything in this article to the contrary, and pursuant to
18 C.F.R. § 1b.20, if FERC, during the course of an investigation or otherwise, requests
information from one of the Parties that is otherwise required to be maintained in
confidence pursuant to these procedures, the Party shall provide the requested information
to FERC, within the time provided for in the request for information. In providing the
information to FERC, the Party may, consistent with 18 C.F.R. § 388.112, request that the
information be treated as confidential and non-public by FERC and that the information be
withheld from public disclosure. Parties are prohibited from notifying the other Party prior
to the release of the Confidential Information to FERC. The Party shall notify the other
Party when it is notified by FERC that a request to release Confidential Information has
been received by FERC, at which time either of the Parties may respond before such
information would be made public, pursuant to 18 C.F.R. § 388.112. Requests from a state
regulatory body conducting a confidential investigation shall be treated in a similar manner
if consistent with the applicable state rules and regulations.
52.6
Comparability.
The Transmission Provider shall receive, process and analyze all Interconnection
Requests in a timely manner as set forth in this document. The Transmission Provider
shall use the same reasonable efforts in processing and analyzing Interconnection Requests
from all Interconnection Customers, whether the Small Generating Facility is owned or
operated by the Transmission Provider, its subsidiaries or affiliates, or others.
52.7
Record Retention.
The Transmission Provider shall maintain for three (3) years records, subject to
audit, of all Interconnection Requests received under these procedures, the times required
to complete Interconnection Request approvals and disapprovals, and justification for the
actions taken on the Interconnection Requests.
52.8
Interconnection Agreement.
After receiving an interconnection agreement from the Transmission Provider, the
Interconnection Customer shall have thirty (30) Business Days or another mutually
agreeable timeframe to sign and return the interconnection agreement, or request that the
Transmission Provider file an unexecuted interconnection agreement with the Federal
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Vice President
Issued On: January 10, 2006
Effective Date: December 30, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-12-001,
issued November 22, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2006-A, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,196 (2005).
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Energy Regulatory Commission. If the Interconnection Customer does not sign the
interconnection agreement, or ask that it be filed unexecuted by the Transmission Provider
within thirty (30) Business Days, the Interconnection Request shall be deemed withdrawn.
After the interconnection agreement is signed by the Parties, the interconnection of the
Small Generating Facility shall proceed under the provisions of the interconnection
agreement.
52.9
Coordination with Affected Systems.
The Transmission Provider shall coordinate the conduct of any studies required to
determine the impact of the Interconnection Request on Affected Systems with Affected
System operators and, if possible, include those results (if available) in its applicable
interconnection study within the time frame specified in these procedures. The
Transmission Provider will include such Affected System operators in all meetings held
with the Interconnection Customer as required by these procedures. The Interconnection
Customer will cooperate with the Transmission Provider in all matters related to the
conduct of studies and the determination of modifications to Affected Systems. A
Transmission Provider which may be an Affected System shall cooperate with the
Transmission Provider with whom interconnection has been requested in all matters related
to the conduct of studies and the determination of modifications to Affected Systems.
52.10 Capacity of the Small Generating Facility.
52.10.1 If the Interconnection Request is for an increase in capacity for an
existing Small Generating Facility, the Interconnection Request shall be evaluated
on the basis of the new total capacity of the Small Generating Facility.
52.10.2 If the Interconnection Request is for a Small Generating Facility that
includes multiple energy production devices at a site for which the Interconnection
Customer seeks a single Point of Interconnection, the Interconnection Request shall
be evaluated on the basis of the aggregate capacity of the multiple devices.
52.10.3 The Interconnection Request shall be evaluated using the maximum rated
capacity of the Small Generating Facility.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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Superseding Original Sheet No. 216
ATTACHMENT 1
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
10 kW Inverter Process – The procedure for evaluating an Interconnection Request for a certified
inverter-based Small Generating Facility no larger than 10 kW that uses the Section 50 screens.
The application process uses an all-in-one document that includes a simplified Interconnection
Request, simplified procedures, and a brief set of terms and conditions. See SGIP Attachment 5.
Affected System – An electric system other than the Transmission Provider's Transmission
System that may be affected by the proposed interconnection.
Business Day – Monday through Friday, excluding Federal Holidays.
Distribution System – The Transmission Provider's facilities and equipment used to transmit
electricity to ultimate usage points such as homes and industries directly from nearby generators or
from interchanges with higher voltage transmission networks which transport bulk power over
longer distances. The voltage levels at which Distribution Systems operate differ among areas.
Distribution Upgrades – The additions, modifications, and upgrades to the Transmission
Provider's Distribution System at or beyond the Point of Interconnection to facilitate
interconnection of the Small Generating Facility and render the transmission service necessary to
effect the Interconnection Customer's wholesale sale of electricity in interstate commerce.
Distribution Upgrades do not include Interconnection Facilities.
Fast Track Process – The procedure for evaluating an Interconnection Request for a certified
Small Generating Facility no larger than 2 MW that includes the Section 50 screens, customer
options meeting, and optional supplemental review.
Good Utility Practice – Any of the practices, methods and acts engaged in or approved by a
significant portion of the electric industry during the relevant time period, or any of the practices,
methods and acts which, in the exercise of reasonable judgment in light of the facts known at the
time the decision was made, could have been expected to accomplish the desired result at a
reasonable cost consistent with good business practices, reliability, safety and expedition. Good
Utility Practice is not intended to be limited to the optimum practice, method, or act to the
exclusion of all others, but rather to be acceptable practices, methods, or acts generally accepted in
the region.
Interconnection Customer – Any entity, including the Transmission Provider, the Transmission
Owner or any of the affiliates or subsidiaries of either, that proposes to interconnect its Small
Generating Facility with the Transmission Provider's Transmission System.
Interconnection Facilities – The Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities and the
Interconnection Customer's Interconnection Facilities. Collectively, Interconnection Facilities
include all facilities and equipment between the Small Generating Facility and the Point of
Interconnection, including any modification, additions or upgrades that are necessary to physically
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: December 30, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: January 10, 2006
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-001, issued November 22, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection
Agreements and Procedures, Order No. 2006-A, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles
¶ 31,196 (2005).
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and electrically interconnect the Small Generating Facility to the Transmission Provider's
Transmission System. Interconnection Facilities are sole use facilities and shall not include
Distribution Upgrades or Network Upgrades.
Interconnection Request – The Interconnection Customer's request, in accordance with the
Tariff, to interconnect a new Small Generating Facility, or to increase the capacity of, or make a
Material Modification to the operating characteristics of, an existing Small Generating Facility
that is interconnected with the Transmission Provider’s Transmission System.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: December 30, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: January 10, 2006
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-001, issued November 22, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection
Agreements and Procedures, Order No. 2006-A, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles
¶ 31,196 (2005).
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Material Modification – A modification that has a material impact on the cost or timing of any
Interconnection Request with a later queue priority date.
Network Upgrades – Additions, modifications, and upgrades to the Transmission Provider's
Transmission System required at or beyond the point at which the Small Generating Facility
interconnects with the Transmission Provider’s Transmission System to accommodate the
interconnection with the Small Generating Facility to the Transmission Provider’s Transmission
System. Network Upgrades do not include Distribution Upgrades.
Party or Parties – The Transmission Provider, Transmission Owner, Interconnection Customer or
any combination of the above.
Point of Interconnection – The point where the Interconnection Facilities connect with the
Transmission Provider's Transmission System.
Queue Position – The order of a valid Interconnection Request, relative to all other pending valid
Interconnection Requests, that is established based upon the date and time of receipt of the valid
Interconnection Request by the Transmission Provider.
Small Generating Facility – The Interconnection Customer's device for the production of
electricity identified in the Interconnection Request, but shall not include the Interconnection
Customer's Interconnection Facilities.
Study Process – The procedure for evaluating an Interconnection Request that includes the
Section 51 scoping meeting, feasibility study, system impact study, and facilities study.
Transmission Owner – The entity that owns, leases or otherwise possesses an interest in the
portion of the Transmission System at the Point of Interconnection and may be a Party to the
Small Generator Interconnection Agreement to the extent necessary.
Transmission Provider – The public utility (or its designated agent) that owns, controls, or
operates transmission or distribution facilities used for the transmission of electricity in interstate
commerce and provides transmission service under the Tariff. The term Transmission Provider
should be read to include the Transmission Owner when the Transmission Owner is separate from
the Transmission Provider.
Transmission System – The facilities owned, controlled or operated by the Transmission
Provider or the Transmission Owner that are used to provide transmission service under the Tariff.
Upgrades – The required additions and modifications to the Transmission Provider's
Transmission System at or beyond the Point of Interconnection. Upgrades may be Network
Upgrades or Distribution Upgrades. Upgrades do not include Interconnection Facilities.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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ATTACHMENT 2
SMALL GENERATOR INTERCONNECTION REQUEST
(Application Form)
Transmission Provider: ________________________________________________________
Designated Contact Person: ________________________________________________
Address: _______________________________________________________________
Telephone Number: ______________________________________________________
Fax: ___________________________________________________________________
E-Mail Address: _________________________________________________________
An Interconnection Request is considered complete when it provides all applicable and
correct information required below. Per SGIP section 49.5, documentation of site control must be
submitted with the Interconnection Request.
Preamble and Instructions
An Interconnection Customer who requests a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
jurisdictional interconnection must submit this Interconnection Request by hand delivery, mail, email, or fax to the Transmission Provider.
Processing Fee or Deposit:
If the Interconnection Request is submitted under the Fast Track Process, the nonrefundable processing fee is $500.
If the Interconnection Request is submitted under the Study Process, whether a new
submission or an Interconnection Request that did not pass the Fast Track Process, the
Interconnection Customer shall submit to the Transmission Provider a deposit not to exceed
$1,000 towards the cost of the feasibility study.
Interconnection Customer Information
Legal Name of the Interconnection Customer (or, if an individual, individual's name)
Name:
Contact Person:
Mailing Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
Effective Date: December 30, 2005
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Vice President
Issued On: January 10, 2006
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-12-001,
issued November 22, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2006-A, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,196 (2005).
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Facility Location (if different from above):
Telephone (Day): ______________________ Telephone (Evening): ______________________
Fax: _______________________________ E-Mail Address: _____________________________
Alternative Contact Information (if different from the Interconnection Customer)
Contact Name: _________________________________________________________________
Title: ________________________________________________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
Telephone (Day): ______________________ Telephone (Evening):________________________
Fax: ______________________________ E-Mail Address: ______________________________
Application is for: ______New Small Generating Facility
______Capacity addition to Existing Small Generating Facility
If capacity addition to existing facility, please describe:
Will the Small Generating Facility be used for any of the following?
Net Metering? Yes ___ No ___
To Supply Power to the Interconnection Customer? Yes ___No ___
To Supply Power to Others? Yes ____ No ____
For installations at locations with existing electric service to which the proposed Small Generating
Facility will interconnect, provide:
(Local Electric Service Provider*)
(Existing Account Number*)
[*To be provided by the Interconnection Customer if the local electric service provider is different
from the Transmission Provider]
Contact Name: __________________________________________________________________
Title: __________________________________________________________________________
Address: ________________________ __________________________________
Telephone (Day): ________________________ Telephone (Evening): _____________________
Fax: _____________________________________ E-Mail Address: _______________________
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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Requested Point of Interconnection: _______________________________________________
Interconnection Customer's Requested In-Service Date: ________________________________
Small Generating Facility Information
Data apply only to the Small Generating Facility, not the Interconnection Facilities.
Energy Source: ___ Solar ___ Wind ___ Hydro ___ Hydro Type (e.g. Run-of-River): ___ Diesel
___ Natural Gas ___ Fuel Oil ___ Other (state type) ___________________________________
Prime Mover:
Fuel Cell
Recip Engine
Microturbine
Type of Generator: ____Synchronous
Gas Turb
Steam Turb
PV
Other
____Induction
Generator Nameplate Rating: ______kW (Typical)
____ Inverter
Generator Nameplate kVAR: _______
Interconnection Customer or Customer-Site Load: _________________kW (if none, so state)
Typical Reactive Load (if known): _________________
Maximum Physical Export Capability Requested: ______________ kW
List components of the Small Generating Facility equipment package that are currently certified:
Equipment Type
Certifying Entity
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Is the prime mover compatible with the certified protective relay package? ____Yes
____No
Generator (or solar collector)
Manufacturer, Model Name & Number:
Version Number:
Nameplate Output Power Rating in kW: (Summer) _____________ (Winter) ______________
Nameplate Output Power Rating in kVA: (Summer) _____________ (Winter) ______________
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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Individual Generator Power Factor
Rated Power Factor: Leading: _____________Lagging: _______________
Total Number of Generators in wind farm to be interconnected pursuant to this Interconnection
Request: __________ Elevation: ______
___Single phase
___Three phase
Inverter Manufacturer, Model Name & Number (if used): ________________________________
List of adjustable set points for the protective equipment or software: _______________________
Note: A completed Power Systems Load Flow data sheet must be supplied with the
Interconnection Request.
Small Generating Facility Characteristic Data (for inverter-based machines)
Max design fault contribution current:
Instantaneous
or RMS?
Harmonics Characteristics:
Start-up requirements:
Small Generating Facility Characteristic Data (for rotating machines)
RPM Frequency: _____________
(*) Neutral Grounding Resistor (If Applicable): ____________
Synchronous Generators:
Direct Axis Synchronous Reactance, Xd: _______ P.U.
Direct Axis Transient Reactance, X' d: ___________P.U.
Direct Axis Subtransient Reactance, X" d: ______________P.U.
Negative Sequence Reactance, X2: _________ P.U.
Zero Sequence Reactance, X0: ____________ P.U.
KVA Base: __________________________
Field Volts: ______________
Field Amperes: ______________
Induction Generators:
Motoring Power (kW): ______________
I22t or K (Heating Time Constant): ______________
Rotor Resistance, Rr: ______________
Customer: ____________________________________ Date: ____________
Stator Resistance, Rs: ______________
Stator Reactance, Xs: ______________
Rotor Reactance, Xr: ______________
Magnetizing Reactance, Xm: ______________
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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Short Circuit Reactance, Xd'': ______________
Exciting Current: ______________
Temperature Rise: ______________
Frame Size: ______________
Design Letter: ______________
Reactive Power Required In Vars (No Load): ______________
Reactive Power Required In Vars (Full Load): ______________
Total Rotating Inertia, H: _____________ Per Unit on kVA Base
Note: Please contact the Transmission Provider prior to submitting the Interconnection Request to
determine if the specified information above is required.
Excitation and Governor System Data for Synchronous Generators Only
Provide appropriate IEEE model block diagram of excitation system, governor system and
power system stabilizer (PSS) in accordance with the regional reliability council criteria. A PSS
may be determined to be required by applicable studies. A copy of the manufacturer's block
diagram may not be substituted.
Interconnection Facilities Information
Will a transformer be used between the generator and the point of common coupling?
___Yes ___No
Will the transformer be provided by the Interconnection Customer? ____Yes ____No
Transformer Data (If Applicable, for Interconnection Customer-Owned Transformer):
Is the transformer: ____single phase _____three phase?
Size: ___________kVA
Transformer Impedance: _______% on __________kVA Base
If Three Phase:
Transformer Primary: _____ Volts _____ Delta _____Wye _____ Wye Grounded
Transformer Secondary: _____ Volts _____ Delta _____Wye _____ Wye Grounded
Transformer Tertiary: _____ Volts _____ Delta _____Wye _____ Wye Grounded
Transformer Fuse Data (If Applicable, for Interconnection Customer-Owned Fuse):
(Attach copy of fuse manufacturer's Minimum Melt and Total Clearing Time-Current Curves)
Manufacturer: _______________ Type: ____________ Size: ________Speed: ______________
Interconnecting Circuit Breaker (if applicable):
Manufacturer: ____________________________ Type: __________
Load Rating (Amps): _____ Interrupting Rating (Amps): ______ Trip Speed (Cycles): ________
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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Interconnection Protective Relays (If Applicable):
If Microprocessor-Controlled:
List of Functions and Adjustable Setpoints for the protective equipment or software:
Setpoint Function
Minimum
Maximum
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
If Discrete Components:
(Enclose Copy of any Proposed Time-Overcurrent Coordination Curves)
Manufacturer:
Manufacturer:
Manufacturer:
Manufacturer:
Manufacturer:
Type:
Type:
Type:
Type:
Type:
Style/Catalog No.:
Style/Catalog No.:
Style/Catalog No.:
Style/Catalog No.:
Style/Catalog No.:
Proposed Setting:
Proposed Setting:
Proposed Setting:
Proposed Setting:
Proposed Setting:
Current Transformer Data (If Applicable):
(Enclose Copy of Manufacturer's Excitation and Ratio Correction Curves)
Manufacturer:
Type:
Accuracy Class:
Proposed Ratio Connection: ____
Manufacturer:
Type:
Accuracy Class:
Proposed Ratio Connection: ____
Potential Transformer Data (If Applicable):
Manufacturer:
Type:
Accuracy Class:
Proposed Ratio Connection: ____
Manufacturer:
Type:
Accuracy Class:
Proposed Ratio Connection: ____
General Information
Enclose copy of site electrical one-line diagram showing the configuration of all Small Generating
Facility equipment, current and potential circuits, and protection and control schemes. This oneline diagram must be signed and stamped by a licensed Professional Engineer if the Small
Generating Facility is larger than 50 kW. Is One-Line Diagram Enclosed? ____Yes ____No
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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Original Sheet No. 224
Enclose copy of any site documentation that indicates the precise physical location of the proposed
Small Generating Facility (e.g., USGS topographic map or other diagram or documentation).
Proposed location of protective interface equipment on property (include address if different from
the Interconnection Customer's address) ______________________________________________
Enclose copy of any site documentation that describes and details the operation of the protection
and control schemes.
Is Available Documentation Enclosed? ___Yes ____No
Enclose copies of schematic drawings for all protection and control circuits, relay current circuits,
relay potential circuits, and alarm/monitoring circuits (if applicable).
Are Schematic Drawings Enclosed? ___Yes ____No
Applicant Signature
I hereby certify that, to the best of my knowledge, all the information provided in this
Interconnection Request is true and correct.
For Interconnection Customer: ____________________________________ Date: ____________
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 225
ATTACHMENT 3
CERTIFICATION CODES AND STANDARDS
IEEE1547 Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems
(including use of IEEE 1547.1 testing protocols to establish conformity)
UL 1741 Inverters, Converters, and Controllers for Use in Independent Power Systems
IEEE Std 929-2000 IEEE Recommended Practice for Utility Interface of Photovoltaic (PV)
Systems
NFPA 70 (2002), National Electrical Code
IEEE Std C37.90.1-1989 (R1994), IEEE Standard Surge Withstand Capability (SWC) Tests for
Protective Relays and Relay Systems
IEEE Std C37.90.2 (1995), IEEE Standard Withstand Capability of Relay Systems to Radiated
Electromagnetic Interference from Transceivers
IEEE Std C37.108-1989 (R2002), IEEE Guide for the Protection of Network Transformers
IEEE Std C57.12.44-2000, IEEE Standard Requirements for Secondary Network Protectors
IEEE Std C62.41.2-2002, IEEE Recommended Practice on Characterization of Surges in Low
Voltage (1000V and Less) AC Power Circuits
IEEE Std C62.45-1992 (R2002), IEEE Recommended Practice on Surge Testing for Equipment
Connected to Low-Voltage (1000V and Less) AC Power Circuits
ANSI C84.1-1995 Electric Power Systems and Equipment – Voltage Ratings (60 Hertz)
IEEE Std 100-2000, IEEE Standard Dictionary of Electrical and Electronic Terms
NEMA MG 1-1998, Motors and Small Resources, Revision 3
IEEE Std 519-1992, IEEE Recommended Practices and Requirements for Harmonic Control in
Electrical Power Systems
NEMA MG 1-2003 (Rev 2004), Motors and Generators, Revision 1
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 226
ATTACHMENT 4
CERTIFICATION OF SMALL GENERATOR EQUIPMENT PACKAGES
1.0
Small Generating Facility equipment proposed for use separately or packaged with other
equipment in an interconnection system shall be considered certified for interconnected
operation if (1) it has been tested in accordance with industry standards for continuous
utility interactive operation in compliance with the appropriate codes and standards
referenced below by any Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) recognized
by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration to test and certify
interconnection equipment pursuant to the relevant codes and standards listed in SGIP
Attachment 3, (2) it has been labeled and is publicly listed by such NRTL at the time of
the interconnection application, and (3) such NRTL makes readily available for
verification all test standards and procedures it utilized in performing such equipment
certification, and, with consumer approval, the test data itself. The NRTL may make such
information available on its website and by encouraging such information to be included in
the manufacturer’s literature accompanying the equipment.
2.0
The Interconnection Customer must verify that the intended use of the equipment falls
within the use or uses for which the equipment was tested, labeled, and listed by the
NRTL.
3.0
Certified equipment shall not require further type-test review, testing, or additional
equipment to meet the requirements of this interconnection procedure; however, nothing
herein shall preclude the need for an on-site commissioning test by the parties to the
interconnection nor follow-up production testing by the NRTL.
4.0
If the certified equipment package includes only interface components (switchgear,
inverters, or other interface devices), then an Interconnection Customer must show that the
generator or other electric source being utilized with the equipment package is compatible
with the equipment package and is consistent with the testing and listing specified for this
type of interconnection equipment.
5.0
Provided the generator or electric source, when combined with the equipment package, is
within the range of capabilities for which it was tested by the NRTL, and does not violate
the interface components' labeling and listing performed by the NRTL, no further design
review, testing or additional equipment on the customer side of the point of common
coupling shall be required to meet the requirements of this interconnection procedure.
6.0
An equipment package does not include equipment provided by the utility.
7.0
Any equipment package approved and listed in a state by that state’s regulatory body for
interconnected operation in that state prior to the effective date of these small generator
interconnection procedures shall be considered certified under these procedures for use in
that state.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 227
ATTACHMENT 5
APPLICATION, PROCEDURES, AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR
INTERCONNECTING A CERTIFIED INVERTER-BASED SMALL GENERATING
FACILITY NO LARGER THAN 10 KW ("10 KW INVERTER PROCESS")
1.0
The Interconnection Customer ("Customer") completes the Interconnection Request
("Application") and submits it to the Transmission Provider ("Company").
2.0
The Company acknowledges to the Customer receipt of the Application within three (3)
Business Days of receipt.
3.0
The Company evaluates the Application for completeness and notifies the Customer within
ten (10) Business Days of receipt that the Application is or is not complete and, if not,
advises what material is missing.
4.0
The Company verifies that the Small Generating Facility can be interconnected safely and
reliably using the screens contained in the Fast Track Process in the Small Generator
Interconnection Procedures (SGIP). The Company has fifteen (15) Business Days to
complete this process. Unless the Company determines and demonstrates that the Small
Generating Facility cannot be interconnected safely and reliably, the Company approves
the Application and returns it to the Customer. Note to Customer: Please check with the
Company before submitting the Application if disconnection equipment is required.
5.0
After installation, the Customer returns the Certificate of Completion to the Company.
Prior to parallel operation, the Company may inspect the Small Generating Facility for
compliance with standards which may include a witness test, and may schedule appropriate
metering replacement, if necessary.
6.0
The Company notifies the Customer in writing that interconnection of the Small
Generating Facility is authorized. If the witness test is not satisfactory, the Company has
the right to disconnect the Small Generating Facility. The Customer has no right to
operate in parallel until a witness test has been performed, or previously waived on the
Application. The Company is obligated to complete this witness test within ten (10)
Business Days of the receipt of the Certificate of Completion. If the Company does not
inspect within ten (10) Business Days or by mutual agreement of the Parties, the witness
test is deemed waived.
7.0
Contact Information – The Customer must provide the contact information for the legal
applicant (i.e., the Interconnection Customer). If another entity is responsible for
interfacing with the Company, that contact information must be provided on the
Application.
8.0
Ownership Information – Enter the legal names of the owner(s) of the Small Generating
Facility. Include the percentage ownership (if any) by any utility or public utility holding
company, or by any entity owned by either.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
9.0
Original Sheet No. 228
UL1741 Listed – This standard ("Inverters, Converters, and Controllers for Use in
Independent Power Systems") addresses the electrical interconnection design of various
forms of generating equipment. Many manufacturers submit their equipment to a
Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) that verifies compliance with UL1741.
This "listing" is then marked on the equipment and supporting documentation.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
First Revised Sheet No. 229
Superseding Original Sheet No. 229
Application for Interconnecting a Certified Inverter-Based Small
Generating Facility No Larger than 10kW
This Application is considered complete when it provides all applicable and correct information
required below. Per SGIP section 49.5, documentation of site control must be submitted with the
Interconnection Request. Additional information to evaluate the Application may be required.
Processing Fee
A non-refundable processing fee of $100 must accompany this Application.
Interconnection Customer
Name: _______________________________________________________________________
Contact Person:
Address:
City:
State:
Telephone (Day):
(Evening):
Fax:
E-Mail Address:
Zip:
Contact (if different from Interconnection Customer)
Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Telephone (Day):
(Evening):
Fax:
E-Mail Address:
Zip:
Owner of the facility (include % ownership by any electric utility):
Small Generating Facility Information
Location (if different from above):
Electric Service Company:
Account Number:
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: December 30, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: January 10, 2006
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-001, issued November 22, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection
Agreements and Procedures, Order No. 2006-A, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles
¶ 31,196 (2005).
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First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 230
Inverter Manufacturer:
Nameplate Rating:
Model
(kW)
(kVA)
(AC Volts)
Single Phase _______ Three Phase
System Design Capacity: _________ (kW) _______ (kVA)
Prime Mover: Photovoltaic
Turbine
Energy Source:
Fuel Oil
Reciprocating Engine
Fuel Cell
Other
Solar
Wind
Hydro
Diesel
Natural Gas
Other (describe) _______________________________
Is the equipment UL1741 Listed?
Yes
No
If Yes, attach manufacturer’s cut-sheet showing UL1741 listing
Estimated Installation Date: _____________ Estimated In-Service Date: ____________
The 10 kW Inverter Process is available only for inverter-based Small Generating Facilities no
larger than 10 kW that meet the codes, standards, and certification requirements of Attachments 3
and 4 of the Small Generator Interconnection Procedures (SGIP), or the Transmission Provider
has reviewed the design or tested the proposed Small Generating Facility and is satisfied that it is
safe to operate.
List components of the Small Generating Facility equipment package that are currently certified:
Equipment Type
Certifying Entity
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Interconnection Customer Signature
I hereby certify that, to the best of my knowledge, the information provided in this Application is
true. I agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions for Interconnecting an Inverter-Based Small
Generating Facility No Larger than 10kW and return the Certificate of Completion when the Small
Generating Facility has been installed.
Signed: ___________________________________
Title:
Date:
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 231
Contingent Approval to Interconnect the Small Generating Facility
(For Company use only)
Interconnection of the Small Generating Facility is approved contingent upon the Terms and
Conditions for Interconnecting an Inverter-Based Small Generating Facility No Larger than 10kW
and return of the Certificate of Completion.
Company Signature: __________________________________________________
Title:
Date:
Application ID number: __________________
Company waives inspection/witness test? Yes___No___
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 232
Small Generating Facility Certificate of Completion
Is the Small Generating Facility owner-installed? Yes______ No ______
Interconnection Customer: ________________________________________________________
Contact Person:
Address:
Location
of
the
Small
Generating
Facility
(if
different
from
above):
______________________________________________________________________________
City:
State:
Telephone (Day):
(Evening):
Fax:
E-Mail Address:
Zip Code:
Electrician:
Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Telephone (Day):
(Evening):
Fax:
E-Mail Address:
Zip Code:
License number: ____________________________________
Date Approval to Install Facility granted by the Company: ___________________
Application ID number: ______________________________
Inspection:
The Small Generating Facility has been installed and inspected in compliance with the local
building/electrical code of
Signed (Local electrical wiring inspector, or attach signed electrical inspection):
______________________________________________________________________________
Print Name:
Date: ___________
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 233
As a condition of interconnection, you are required to send/fax a copy of this form along with a
copy of the signed electrical permit to (insert Company information below):
Name: _______________________________________________
Company: ____________________________________________
Address:______________________________________________
_____________________________________________________
City, State ZIP: ________________________________________
Fax:
Approval to Energize the Small Generating Facility (For Company use only)
Energizing the Small Generating Facility is approved contingent upon the Terms and Conditions
for Interconnecting an Inverter-Based Small Generating Facility No Larger than 10kW
Company Signature:
Title:
Date:
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 234
Terms and Conditions for Interconnecting an Inverter-Based
Small Generating Facility No Larger than 10kW
1.0
Construction of the Facility.
The Interconnection Customer (the "Customer") may proceed to construct (including
operational testing not to exceed two hours) the Small Generating Facility when the
Transmission Provider (the "Company") approves the Interconnection Request (the
"Application") and returns it to the Customer.
2.0
Interconnection and Operation.
The Customer may operate Small Generating Facility and interconnect with the
Company’s electric system once all of the following have occurred:
2.1
Upon completing construction, the Customer will cause the Small Generating
Facility to be inspected or otherwise certified by the appropriate local electrical
wiring inspector with jurisdiction, and
2.2
The Customer returns the Certificate of Completion to the Company, and
2.3
The Company has either:
2.3.1
Completed its inspection of the Small Generating Facility to ensure that all
equipment has been appropriately installed and that all electrical
connections have been made in accordance with applicable codes. All
inspections must be conducted by the Company, at its own expense, within
ten (10) Business Days after receipt of the Certificate of Completion and
shall take place at a time agreeable to the Parties. The Company shall
provide a written statement that the Small Generating Facility has passed
inspection or shall notify the Customer of what steps it must take to pass
inspection as soon as practicable after the inspection takes place; or
2.3.2
If the Company does not schedule an inspection of the Small Generating
Facility within ten (10) Business Days after receiving the Certificate of
Completion, the witness test is deemed waived (unless the Parties agree
otherwise); or
2.3.3
The Company waives the right to inspect the Small Generating Facility.
2.4
The Company has the right to disconnect the Small Generating Facility in the event
of improper installation or failure to return the Certificate of Completion.
2.5
Revenue quality metering equipment must be installed and tested in accordance
with applicable ANSI standards.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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3.0
4.0
5.0
6.0
7. 0
8.0
First Revised Sheet No. 235
Superseding Original Sheet No. 235
Safe Operations and Maintenance.
The Customer shall be fully responsible to operate, maintain, and repair the Small
Generating Facility as required to ensure that it complies at all times with the
interconnection standards to which it has been certified.
Access.
The Company shall have access to the disconnect switch (if the disconnect switch is
required) and metering equipment of the Small Generating Facility at all times. The
Company shall provide reasonable notice to the Customer when possible prior to using its
right of access.
Disconnection.
The Company may temporarily disconnect the Small Generating Facility upon the
following conditions:
5.1
For scheduled outages upon reasonable notice.
5.2
For unscheduled outages or emergency conditions.
5.3
If the Small Generating Facility does not operate in the manner consistent with
these Terms and Conditions.
5.4
The Company shall inform the Customer in advance of any scheduled
disconnection, or as is reasonable after an unscheduled disconnection.
Indemnification.
The Parties shall at all times indemnify, defend, and save the other Party harmless from,
any and all damages, losses, claims, including claims and actions relating to injury to or
death of any person or damage to property, demand, suits, recoveries, costs and expenses,
court costs, attorney fees, and all other obligations by or to third parties, arising out of or
resulting from the other Party's action or inactions of its obligations under this agreement
on behalf of the indemnifying Party, except in cases of gross negligence or intentional
wrongdoing by the indemnified Party.
Insurance.
The Parties agree to follow all applicable insurance requirements imposed by the state in
which the Point of Interconnection is located. All insurance policies must be maintained
with insurers authorized to do business in that state.
Limitation of Liability.
Each party’s liability to the other party for any loss, cost, claim, injury, liability, or
expense, including reasonable attorney’s fees, relating to or arising from any act or
omission in its performance of this Agreement, shall be limited to the amount of direct
damage actually incurred. In no event shall either party be liable to the other party for any
indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages of any kind whatsoever,
except as allowed under paragraph 6.0.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: December 30, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: January 10, 2006
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-001, issued November 22, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection
Agreements and Procedures, Order No. 2006-A, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles
¶ 31,196 (2005).
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Yadkin Division
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First Revised Volume No. 3
9.0
Original Sheet No. 236
Termination.
The agreement to operate in parallel may be terminated under the following conditions:
9.1
By the Customer.
By providing written notice to the Company.
9.2
By the Company.
If the Small Generating Facility fails to operate for any consecutive twelve (12)
month period or the Customer fails to remedy a violation of these Terms and
Conditions.
9.3
Permanent Disconnection.
In the event this Agreement is terminated, the Company shall have the right to
disconnect its facilities or direct the Customer to disconnect its Small Generating
Facility.
9.4
Survival Rights.
This Agreement shall continue in effect after termination to the extent necessary to
allow or require either Party to fulfill rights or obligations that arose under the
Agreement.
10.0
Assignment/Transfer of Ownership of the Facility.
This Agreement shall survive the transfer of ownership of the Small Generating Facility to
a new owner when the new owner agrees in writing to comply with the terms of this
Agreement and so notifies the Company.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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Yadkin Division
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First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 237
ATTACHMENT 6
FEASIBILITY STUDY AGREEMENT
THIS AGREEMENT is made and entered into this_____day of______________20___
by and between________________________________________________________________,
a_________________________ organized and existing under the laws of the State of
_______________________________________________, ("Interconnection Customer,") and
_________________________________________________, a________________ existing under
the laws of the State of________________________________________, ("Transmission
Provider"). Interconnection Customer and Transmission Provider each may be referred to as a
"Party," or collectively as the "Parties."
RECITALS
WHEREAS, Interconnection Customer is proposing to develop a Small Generating
Facility or generating capacity addition to an existing Small Generating Facility consistent with
the
Interconnection
Request
completed
by
Interconnection
Customer
on_________________________; and
WHEREAS, Interconnection Customer desires to interconnect the Small Generating
Facility with the Transmission Provider's Transmission System; and
WHEREAS, Interconnection Customer has requested the Transmission Provider to
perform a feasibility study to assess the feasibility of interconnecting the proposed Small
Generating Facility with the Transmission Provider's Transmission System, and of any Affected
Systems;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of and subject to the mutual covenants contained
herein the Parties agreed as follows:
1.0
When used in this Agreement, with initial capitalization, the terms specified shall
have the meanings indicated or the meanings specified in the standard Small
Generator Interconnection Procedures.
2.0
The Interconnection Customer elects and the Transmission Provider shall cause to
be performed an interconnection feasibility study consistent the standard Small
Generator Interconnection Procedures in accordance with the Open Access
Transmission Tariff.
3.0
The scope of the feasibility study shall be subject to the assumptions set forth in
Attachment A to this Agreement.
4.0
The feasibility study shall be based on the technical information provided by the
Interconnection Customer in the Interconnection Request, as may be modified as
the result of the scoping meeting. The Transmission Provider reserves the right to
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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First Revised Volume No. 3
First Revised Sheet No. 238
Superseding Original Sheet No. 238
request additional technical information from the Interconnection Customer as may
reasonably become necessary consistent with Good Utility Practice during the
course of the feasibility study and as designated in accordance with the standard
Small Generator Interconnection Procedures. If the Interconnection Customer
modifies its Interconnection Request, the time to complete the feasibility study may
be extended by agreement of the Parties.
5.0
In performing the study, the Transmission Provider shall rely, to the extent
reasonably practicable, on existing studies of recent vintage. The Interconnection
Customer shall not be charged for such existing studies; however, the
Interconnection Customer shall be responsible for charges associated with any new
study or modifications to existing studies that are reasonably necessary to perform
the feasibility study.
6.0
The feasibility study report shall provide the following analyses for the purpose of
identifying any potential adverse system impacts that would result from the
interconnection of the Small Generating Facility as proposed:
6.1
Initial identification of any circuit breaker short circuit capability limits
exceeded as a result of the interconnection;
6.2
Initial identification of any thermal overload or voltage limit violations
resulting from the interconnection;
6.3
Initial review of grounding requirements and electric system protection; and
6.4
Description and non-binding estimated cost of facilities required to
interconnect the proposed Small Generating Facility and to address the
identified short circuit and power flow issues.
7.0
The feasibility study shall model the impact of the Small Generating Facility
regardless of purpose in order to avoid the further expense and interruption of
operation for reexamination of feasibility and impacts if the Interconnection
Customer later changes the purpose for which the Small Generating Facility is
being installed.
8.0
The study shall include the feasibility of any interconnection at a proposed project
site where there could be multiple potential Points of Interconnection, as requested
by the Interconnection Customer and at the Interconnection Customer's cost.
9.0
A deposit of the lesser of 50 percent of good faith estimated feasibility study costs
or earnest money of $1,000 may be required from the Interconnection Customer.
10.0
Once the feasibility study is completed, a feasibility study report shall be prepared
and transmitted to the Interconnection Customer. Barring unusual circumstances,
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: December 30, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: January 10, 2006
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-001, issued November 22, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection
Agreements and Procedures, Order No. 2006-A, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles
¶ 31,196 (2005).
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the feasibility study must be completed and the feasibility study report transmitted
within thirty (30) Business Days of the Interconnection Customer's agreement to
conduct a feasibility study.
11.0
Any study fees shall be based on the Transmission Provider's actual costs and will
be invoiced to the Interconnection Customer after the study is completed and
delivered and will include a summary of professional time.
12.0
The Interconnection Customer must pay any study costs that exceed the deposit
without interest within thirty (30) Calendar Days on receipt of the invoice or
resolution of any dispute. If the deposit exceeds the invoiced fees, the
Transmission Provider shall refund such excess within thirty (30) Calendar Days of
the invoice without interest.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties have caused this Agreement to be duly executed
by their duly authorized officers or agents on the day and year first above written.
[Insert name of Transmission Provider]
[Insert name of Interconnection Customer]
___________________________________ _________________________________
Signed______________________________ Signed____________________________
Name (Printed):
Name (Printed):
___________________________________ _________________________________
Title_______________________________ Title_____________________________
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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Attachment A to
Feasibility Study Agreement
Assumptions Used in Conducting the Feasibility Study
The feasibility study will be based upon the information set forth in the Interconnection Request
and agreed upon in the scoping meeting held on _____________________:
1)
Designation of Point of Interconnection and configuration to be studied.
2)
Designation of alternative Points of Interconnection and configuration.
1) and 2) are to be completed by the Interconnection Customer. Other assumptions (listed below)
are to be provided by the Interconnection Customer and the Transmission Provider.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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ATTACHMENT 7
SYSTEM IMPACT STUDY AGREEMENT
THIS AGREEMENT is made and entered into this_____day of______________20___
by and between________________________________________________________________,
a_____________________________ organized and existing under the laws of the State of
_________________________________________________, ("Interconnection Customer,") and
______________________________________________________, a________________ existing
under the laws of the State of________________________________________, ("Transmission
Provider"). Interconnection Customer and Transmission Provider each may be referred to as a
"Party," or collectively as the "Parties."
RECITALS
WHEREAS, the Interconnection Customer is proposing to develop a Small Generating
Facility or generating capacity addition to an existing Small Generating Facility consistent with
the Interconnection Request completed by the Interconnection Customer on
________________________; and
WHEREAS, the Interconnection Customer desires to interconnect the Small Generating
Facility with the Transmission Provider's Transmission System;
WHEREAS, the Transmission Provider has completed a feasibility study and provided the
results of said study to the Interconnection Customer (This recital to be omitted if the Parties have
agreed to forego the feasibility study.); and
WHEREAS, the Interconnection Customer has requested the Transmission Provider to
perform a system impact study(s) to assess the impact of interconnecting the Small Generating
Facility with the Transmission Provider's Transmission System, and of any Affected Systems;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of and subject to the mutual covenants contained
herein the Parties agreed as follows:
1.0
When used in this Agreement, with initial capitalization, the terms specified shall
have the meanings indicated or the meanings specified in the standard Small
Generator Interconnection Procedures.
2.0
The Interconnection Customer elects and the Transmission Provider shall cause to
be performed a system impact study(s) consistent with the standard Small
Generator Interconnection Procedures in accordance with the Open Access
Transmission Tariff.
3.0
The scope of a system impact study shall be subject to the assumptions set forth in
Attachment A to this Agreement.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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4.0
A system impact study will be based upon the results of the feasibility study and
the technical information provided by Interconnection Customer in the
Interconnection Request. The Transmission Provider reserves the right to request
additional technical information from the Interconnection Customer as may
reasonably become necessary consistent with Good Utility Practice during the
course of the system impact study. If the Interconnection Customer modifies its
designated Point of Interconnection, Interconnection Request, or the technical
information provided therein is modified, the time to complete the system impact
study may be extended.
5.0
A system impact study shall consist of a short circuit analysis, a stability analysis, a
power flow analysis, voltage drop and flicker studies, protection and set point
coordination studies, and grounding reviews, as necessary. A system impact study
shall state the assumptions upon which it is based, state the results of the analyses,
and provide the requirement or potential impediments to providing the requested
interconnection service, including a preliminary indication of the cost and length of
time that would be necessary to correct any problems identified in those analyses
and implement the interconnection. A system impact study shall provide a list of
facilities that are required as a result of the Interconnection Request and nonbinding good faith estimates of cost responsibility and time to construct.
6.0
A distribution system impact study shall incorporate a distribution load flow study,
an analysis of equipment interrupting ratings, protection coordination study,
voltage drop and flicker studies, protection and set point coordination studies,
grounding reviews, and the impact on electric system operation, as necessary.
7.0
Affected Systems may participate in the preparation of a system impact study, with
a division of costs among such entities as they may agree. All Affected Systems
shall be afforded an opportunity to review and comment upon a system impact
study that covers potential adverse system impacts on their electric systems, and the
Transmission Provider has twenty (20) additional Business Days to complete a
system impact study requiring review by Affected Systems.
8.0
If the Transmission Provider uses a queuing procedure for sorting or prioritizing
projects and their associated cost responsibilities for any required Network
Upgrades, the system impact study shall consider all generating facilities (and with
respect to paragraph 8.3 below, any identified Upgrades associated with such
higher queued interconnection) that, on the date the system impact study is
commenced –
8.1
Are directly interconnected with the Transmission Provider's electric
system; or
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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8.2
Are interconnected with Affected Systems and may have an impact on the
proposed interconnection; and
8.3
Have a pending higher queued Interconnection Request to interconnect with
the Transmission Provider's electric system.
9.0
A distribution system impact study, if required, shall be completed and the results
transmitted to the Interconnection Customer within thirty (30) Business Days after
this Agreement is signed by the Parties. A transmission system impact study, if
required, shall be completed and the results transmitted to the Interconnection
Customer within forty five (45) Business Days after this Agreement is signed by
the Parties, or in accordance with the Transmission Provider's queuing procedures.
10.0
A deposit of the equivalent of the good faith estimated cost of a distribution system
impact study and the one half the good faith estimated cost of a transmission
system impact study may be required from the Interconnection Customer.
11.0
Any study fees shall be based on the Transmission Provider's actual costs and will
be invoiced to the Interconnection Customer after the study is completed and
delivered and will include a summary of professional time.
12.0
The Interconnection Customer must pay any study costs that exceed the deposit
without interest within thirty (30) calendar days on receipt of the invoice or
resolution of any dispute. If the deposit exceeds the invoiced fees, the
Transmission Provider shall refund such excess within thirty (30) calendar days of
the invoice without interest.
IN WITNESS THEREOF, the Parties have caused this Agreement to be duly executed by
their duly authorized officers or agents on the day and year first above written.
[Insert name of Transmission Provider]
[Insert name of Interconnection Customer]
___________________________________ ________________________________
Signed______________________________ Signed__________________________
Name (Printed):
Name (Printed):
___________________________________ ________________________________
Title_______________________________ Title____________________________
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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Attachment A to System
Impact Study Agreement
Assumptions Used in Conducting the System Impact Study
The system impact study shall be based upon the results of the feasibility study, subject to
any modifications in accordance with the standard Small Generator Interconnection Procedures,
and the following assumptions:
1)
Designation of Point of Interconnection and configuration to be studied.
2)
Designation of alternative Points of Interconnection and configuration.
1) and 2) are to be completed by the Interconnection Customer. Other assumptions (listed below)
are to be provided by the Interconnection Customer and the Transmission Provider.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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ATTACHMENT 8
FACILITIES STUDY AGREEMENT
THIS AGREEMENT is made and entered into this_____day of______________ 20___
by and between________________________________________________________________, a
________________________________ organized and existing under the laws of the State of
__________________________________________________, ("Interconnection Customer,") and
_____________________________________________________, a________________ existing
under the laws of the State of________________________________, ("Transmission Provider").
Interconnection Customer and Transmission Provider each may be referred to as a "Party," or
collectively as the "Parties."
RECITALS
WHEREAS, the Interconnection Customer is proposing to develop a Small Generating
Facility or generating capacity addition to an existing Small Generating Facility consistent with
the
Interconnection
Request
completed
by
the
Interconnection
Customer
on______________________; and
WHEREAS, the Interconnection Customer desires to interconnect the Small Generating
Facility with the Transmission Provider's Transmission System;
WHEREAS, the Transmission Provider has completed a system impact study and
provided the results of said study to the Interconnection Customer; and
WHEREAS, the Interconnection Customer has requested the Transmission Provider to
perform a facilities study to specify and estimate the cost of the equipment, engineering,
procurement and construction work needed to implement the conclusions of the system impact
study in accordance with Good Utility Practice to physically and electrically connect the Small
Generating Facility with the Transmission Provider's Transmission System.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of and subject to the mutual covenants contained
herein the Parties agreed as follows:
1.0
When used in this Agreement, with initial capitalization, the terms specified shall
have the meanings indicated or the meanings specified in the standard Small
Generator Interconnection Procedures.
2.0
The Interconnection Customer elects and the Transmission Provider shall cause a
facilities study consistent with the standard Small Generator Interconnection
Procedures to be performed in accordance with the Open Access Transmission
Tariff.
3.0
The scope of the facilities study shall be subject to data provided in Attachment A
to this Agreement.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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4.0
The facilities study shall specify and estimate the cost of the equipment,
engineering, procurement and construction work (including overheads) needed to
implement the conclusions of the system impact study(s). The facilities study shall
also identify (1) the electrical switching configuration of the equipment, including,
without limitation, transformer, switchgear, meters, and other station equipment,
(2) the nature and estimated cost of the Transmission Provider's Interconnection
Facilities and Upgrades necessary to accomplish the interconnection, and (3) an
estimate of the time required to complete the construction and installation of such
facilities.
5.0
The Transmission Provider may propose to group facilities required for more than
one Interconnection Customer in order to minimize facilities costs through
economies of scale, but any Interconnection Customer may require the installation
of facilities required for its own Small Generating Facility if it is willing to pay the
costs of those facilities.
6.0
A deposit of the good faith estimated facilities study costs may be required from
the Interconnection Customer.
7.0
In cases where Upgrades are required, the facilities study must be completed within
forty five (45) Business Days of the receipt of this Agreement. In cases where no
Upgrades are necessary, and the required facilities are limited to Interconnection
Facilities, the facilities study must be completed within thirty (30) Business Days.
8.0
Once the facilities study is completed, a facilities study report shall be prepared and
transmitted to the Interconnection Customer. Barring unusual circumstances, the
facilities study must be completed and the facilities study report transmitted within
thirty (30) Business Days of the Interconnection Customer's agreement to conduct a
facilities study.
9.0
Any study fees shall be based on the Transmission Provider's actual costs and will
be invoiced to the Interconnection Customer after the study is completed and
delivered and will include a summary of professional time.
10.0
The Interconnection Customer must pay any study costs that exceed the deposit
without interest within thirty (30) Calendar Days on receipt of the invoice or
resolution of any dispute. If the deposit exceeds the invoiced fees, the
Transmission Provider shall refund such excess within thirty (30) Calendar Days of
the invoice without interest.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties have caused this Agreement to be duly executed
by their duly authorized officers or agents on the day and year first above written.
[Insert name of Transmission Provider]
[Insert name of Interconnection Customer]
___________________________________ _________________________________
Signed______________________________ Signed___________________________
Name (Printed):
Name (Printed):
___________________________________ ________________________________
Title_______________________________ Title____________________________
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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Attachment A to
Facilities Study Agreement
Data to Be Provided by the Interconnection Customer
with the Facilities Study Agreement
Provide location plan and simplified one-line diagram of the plant and station facilities. For
staged projects, please indicate future generation, transmission circuits, etc.
On the one-line diagram, indicate the generation capacity attached at each
metering location. (Maximum load on CT/PT)
On the one-line diagram, indicate the location of auxiliary power. (Minimum load
on CT/PT) Amps
One set of metering is required for each generation connection to the new ring bus or existing
Transmission Provider station. Number of generation connections: _____________
Will an alternate source of auxiliary power be available during CT/PT maintenance?
Yes ______ No ______
Will a transfer bus on the generation side of the metering require that each meter set be designed
for the total plant generation?
Yes______ No _____
(Please indicate on the one-line diagram).
What type of control system or PLC will be located at the Small Generating Facility?
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
What protocol does the control system or PLC use?
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
Please provide a 7.5-minute quadrangle map of the site. Indicate the plant, station, transmission
line, and property lines.
Physical dimensions of the proposed interconnection station:
______________________________________________________________________________
Bus length from generation to interconnection station:
______________________________________________________________________________
Line length from interconnection station to Transmission Provider's Transmission System.
______________________________________________________________________________
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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Tower number observed in the field. (Painted on tower leg)*:
______________________________________________________________________________
Number of third party easements required for transmission lines*:
______________________________________________________________________________
* To be completed in coordination with Transmission Provider.
Is the Small Generating Facility located in Transmission Provider’s service area?
Yes ______ No ______ If No, please provide name of local provider:
______________________________________________________________________________
Please provide the following proposed schedule dates:
Begin Construction
Date:____________________________
Generator step-up transformers
Date:____________________________
receive back feed power
Generation Testing
Date:____________________________
Commercial Operation
Date:____________________________
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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ATTACHMENT 9
SMALL GENERATOR
INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENT (SGIA)
(For Generating Facilities No Larger Than 20 MW)
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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First Revised Sheet No. 251
Superseding Original Sheet No. 251
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Article 1.
Article 2.
Article 3.
Article 4.
Article 5.
Article 6.
Page No.
Scope and Limitations of Agreement.................................................................. 254
1.5
Responsibilities of the Parties ................................................................. 255
1.6
Parallel Operation Obligations ................................................................ 255
1.7
Metering .................................................................................................. 256
1.8
Reactive Power........................................................................................ 256
Inspection, Testing, Authorization, and Right of Access.................................... 257
2.1
Equipment Testing and Inspection.......................................................... 257
2.2
Authorization Required Prior to Parallel Operation................................ 257
2.3
Right of Access ....................................................................................... 257
Effective Date, Term, Termination, and Disconnection ..................................... 258
3.1
Effective Date.......................................................................................... 258
3.2
Term of Agreement ................................................................................. 258
3.3
Termination ............................................................................................. 258
3.4
Temporary Disconnection ....................................................................... 259
3.4.1 Emergency Conditions ................................................................ 259
3.4.2 Routine Maintenance, Construction, and Repair ..................... 259A
3.4.3 Forced Outages............................................................................ 260
3.4.4 Adverse Operating Effects .......................................................... 260
3.4.5 Modification of the Small Generating Facility ........................... 260
3.4.6 Reconnection............................................................................... 260
Cost Responsibility for Interconnection Facilities and Distribution
Upgrades.............................................................................................................. 261
4.1
Interconnection Facilities ........................................................................ 261
4.2
Distribution Upgrades ............................................................................. 261
Cost Responsibility for Network Upgrades ........................................................ 261
5.1
Applicability............................................................................................ 261
5.2
Network Upgrades................................................................................... 261
5.2.1 Repayment of Amounts Advanced for
Network Upgrades....................................................................... 261
5.3
Special Provisions for Affected Systems ................................................ 262
5.4
Rights Under Other Agreements ............................................................. 263
Billing, Payment, Milestones, and Financial Security ........................................ 263
6.1
Billing and Payment Procedures and Final Accounting.......................... 263
6.2
Milestones. .............................................................................................. 263
6.3
Financial Security Arrangements ............................................................ 264
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: December 30, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: January 10, 2006
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-001, issued November 22, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection
Agreements and Procedures, Order No. 2006-A, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles
¶ 31,196 (2005).
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Article 7.
Article 8.
Article 9.
Article 10.
Article 11.
Article 12.
Article 13.
Article 14.
Original Sheet No. 252
Assignment, Liability, Indemnity, Force Majeure, Consequential
Damages, and Default ......................................................................................... 264
7.1
Assignment.............................................................................................. 264
7.2
Limitation of Liability............................................................................. 265
7.3
Indemnity ................................................................................................ 265
7.4
Consequential Damages .......................................................................... 266
7.5
Force Majeure. ........................................................................................ 266
7.6
Default ..................................................................................................... 267
Insurance ............................................................................................................. 267
Confidentiality..................................................................................................... 268
Disputes............................................................................................................... 269
Taxes ................................................................................................................... 269
Miscellaneous...................................................................................................... 269
12.1 Governing Law, Regulatory Authority, and Rules ................................. 269
12.2 Amendment ............................................................................................. 270
12.3 No Third-Party Beneficiaries .................................................................. 270
12.4 Waiver ..................................................................................................... 270
12.5 Entire Agreement .................................................................................... 270
12.6 Multiple Counterparts. ............................................................................ 270
12.7 No Partnership......................................................................................... 270
12.8 Severability.............................................................................................. 271
12.9 Security Arrangements ............................................................................ 271
12.10 Environmental Releases .......................................................................... 271
12.11 Subcontractors ......................................................................................... 271
12.12 Reservation of Rights .............................................................................. 272
Notices................................................................................................................. 272
13.1 General .................................................................................................... 272
13.2 Billing and Payment ................................................................................ 273
13.3 Alternative Forms of Notice.................................................................... 273
13.4 Designated Operating Representative ..................................................... 274
13.5 Changes to the Notice Information ......................................................... 274
Signatures ............................................................................................................ 274
Attachment 1 – Glossary of Terms ............................................................................................. 275
Attachment 2 – Description and Costs of the Small Generating Facility, Interconnection
Facilities, and Metering Equipment .................................................................. 278
Attachment 3 – One-line Diagram Depicting the Small Generating Facility,
Interconnection Facilities, Metering Equipment, and Upgrades....................... 279
Attachment 4 – Milestones.......................................................................................................... 280
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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Attachment 5 – Additional Operating Requirements for the Transmission
Provider's Transmission System and Affected Systems Needed to
Support the Interconnection Customer’s Needs................................................ 281
Attachment 6 – Transmission Provider's Description of its Upgrades and
Best Estimate of Upgrade Costs........................................................................ 282
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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SMALL GENERATOR INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENT (SGIA)
THIS INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENT ("Agreement") is made and entered into
this
_______________
day
of
_____________________________,
20__,
by
________________________________________________ ("Transmission Provider"), and
_________________________________________________ ("Interconnection Customer") each
hereinafter sometimes referred to individually as "Party" or both referred to collectively as the
"Parties."
Transmission Provider Information
Transmission Provider: ______________________________________________
Attention: _________________________________________________________
Address: __________________________________________________________
City: _______________________________ State: ______________ Zip: ______
Phone: ________________
Fax: _________________
Interconnection Customer Information
Interconnection Customer: ____________________________________________
Attention: _________________________________________________________
Address: __________________________________________________________
City: _______________________________ State: ______________ Zip: ______
Phone: ________________
Fax: _________________
Interconnection Customer Application No: _____________
In consideration of the mutual covenants set forth herein, the Parties agree as follows:
Article 1.
Scope and Limitations of Agreement.
1.1
This Agreement shall be used for all Interconnection Requests submitted under the
Small Generator Interconnection Procedures (SGIP) except for those submitted under the
10 kW Inverter Process contained in SGIP Attachment 5.
1.2
This Agreement governs the terms and conditions under which the Interconnection
Customer’s Small Generating Facility will interconnect with, and operate in parallel with,
the Transmission Provider's Transmission System.
1.3
This Agreement does not constitute an agreement to purchase or deliver the
Interconnection Customer's power. The purchase or delivery of power and other services
that the Interconnection Customer may require will be covered under separate agreements,
if any. The Interconnection Customer will be responsible for separately making all
necessary arrangements (including scheduling) for delivery of electricity with the
applicable Transmission Provider.
1.4
Nothing in this Agreement is intended to affect any other agreement between the
Transmission Provider and the Interconnection Customer.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Vice President
Issued On: January 10, 2006
Effective Date: December 30, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-12-001,
issued November 22, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2006-A, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,196 (2005).
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Responsibilities of the Parties.
1.5.1 The Parties shall perform all obligations of this Agreement in accordance
with all Applicable Laws and Regulations, Operating Requirements, and Good
Utility Practice.
1.5.2 The Interconnection Customer shall construct, interconnect, operate and
maintain its Small Generating Facility and construct, operate, and maintain its
Interconnection Facilities in accordance with the applicable manufacturer's
recommended maintenance schedule, and in accordance with this Agreement, and
with Good Utility Practice.
1.5.3 The Transmission Provider shall construct, operate, and maintain its
Transmission System and Interconnection Facilities in accordance with this
Agreement, and with Good Utility Practice.
1.5.4 The Interconnection Customer agrees to construct its facilities or systems in
accordance with applicable specifications that meet or exceed those provided by the
National Electrical Safety Code, the American National Standards Institute, IEEE,
Underwriter's Laboratory, and Operating Requirements in effect at the time of
construction and other applicable national and state codes and standards. The
Interconnection Customer agrees to design, install, maintain, and operate its Small
Generating Facility so as to reasonably minimize the likelihood of a disturbance
adversely affecting or impairing the system or equipment of the Transmission
Provider and any Affected Systems.
1.5.5 Each Party shall operate, maintain, repair, and inspect, and shall be fully
responsible for the facilities that it now or subsequently may own unless otherwise
specified in the Attachments to this Agreement. Each Party shall be responsible for
the safe installation, maintenance, repair and condition of their respective lines and
appurtenances on their respective sides of the point of change of ownership. The
Transmission Provider and the Interconnection Customer, as appropriate, shall
provide Interconnection Facilities that adequately protect the Transmission
Provider's Transmission System, personnel, and other persons from damage and
injury. The allocation of responsibility for the design, installation, operation,
maintenance and ownership of Interconnection Facilities shall be delineated in the
Attachments to this Agreement.
1.5.6 The Transmission Provider shall coordinate with all Affected Systems to
support the interconnection.
1.6
Parallel Operation Obligations.
Once the Small Generating Facility has been authorized to commence
parallel operation, the Interconnection Customer shall abide by all rules and
procedures pertaining to the parallel operation of the Small Generating Facility in
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Vice President
Issued On: January 10, 2006
Effective Date: December 30, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-12-001,
issued November 22, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2006-A, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,196 (2005).
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Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
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First Revised Sheet No. 256
Superseding Original Sheet No. 256
the applicable control area, including, but not limited to; 1) the rules and
procedures concerning the operation of generation set forth in the Tariff or by the
applicable system operator(s) for the Transmission Provider's Transmission System
and; 2) the Operating Requirements set forth in Attachment 5 of this Agreement.
1.7
Metering.
The Interconnection Customer shall be responsible for the Transmission
Provider's reasonable and necessary cost for the purchase, installation, operation,
maintenance, testing, repair, and replacement of metering and data acquisition
equipment specified in Attachments 2 and 3 of this Agreement.
The
Interconnection Customer's metering (and data acquisition, as required) equipment
shall conform to applicable industry rules and Operating Requirements.
1.8
Reactive Power.
1.8.1 The Interconnection Customer shall design its Small Generating Facility to
maintain a composite power delivery at continuous rated power output at the Point
of Interconnection at a power factor within the range of 0.95 leading to 0.95
lagging, unless the Transmission Provider has established different requirements
that apply to all similarly situated generators in the control area on a comparable
basis. The requirements of this paragraph shall not apply to wind generators.
1.8.2 The Transmission Provider is required to pay the Interconnection Customer
for reactive power that the Interconnection Customer provides or absorbs from the
Small Generating Facility when the Transmission Provider requests the
Interconnection Customer to operate its Small Generating Facility outside the range
specified in Article 1.8.1. In addition, if the Transmission Provider pays its own or
affiliated generators for reactive power service within the specified range, it must
also pay the Interconnection Customer.
1.8.3 Payments shall be in accordance with the Interconnection Customer's
applicable rate schedule then in effect unless the provision of such service(s) is
subject to a regional transmission organization or independent system operator
FERC-approved rate schedule. To the extent that no rate schedule is in effect at the
time the Interconnection Customer is required to provide or absorb reactive power
under this Agreement, the Parties agree to expeditiously file such rate schedule and
agree to support any request for waiver of the Commission's prior notice
requirement in order to compensate the Interconnection Customer from the time
service commenced.
1.9
Capitalized terms used herein shall have the meanings specified in the Glossary of
Terms in Attachment 1 or the body of this Agreement.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: December 30, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: January 10, 2006
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-001, issued November 22, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection
Agreements and Procedures, Order No. 2006-A, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles
¶ 31,196 (2005).
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Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Article 2.
2.1
Original Sheet No. 257
Inspection, Testing, Authorization, and Right of Access.
Equipment Testing and Inspection.
2.1.1 The Interconnection Customer shall test and inspect its Small Generating
Facility and Interconnection Facilities prior to interconnection.
The
Interconnection Customer shall notify the Transmission Provider of such activities
no fewer than five (5) Business Days (or as may be agreed to by the Parties) prior
to such testing and inspection. Testing and inspection shall occur on a Business
Day. The Transmission Provider may, at its own expense, send qualified personnel
to the Small Generating Facility site to inspect the interconnection and observe the
testing. The Interconnection Customer shall provide the Transmission Provider a
written test report when such testing and inspection is completed.
2.1.2 The Transmission Provider shall provide the Interconnection Customer
written acknowledgment that it has received the Interconnection Customer's written
test report. Such written acknowledgment shall not be deemed to be or construed
as any representation, assurance, guarantee, or warranty by the Transmission
Provider of the safety, durability, suitability, or reliability of the Small Generating
Facility or any associated control, protective, and safety devices owned or
controlled by the Interconnection Customer or the quality of power produced by the
Small Generating Facility.
2.2
Authorization Required Prior to Parallel Operation.
2.2.1 The Transmission Provider shall use Reasonable Efforts to list applicable
parallel operation requirements in Attachment 5 of this Agreement. Additionally,
the Transmission Provider shall notify the Interconnection Customer of any
changes to these requirements as soon as they are known. The Transmission
Provider shall make Reasonable Efforts to cooperate with the Interconnection
Customer in meeting requirements necessary for the Interconnection Customer to
commence parallel operations by the in-service date.
2.2.2 The Interconnection Customer shall not operate its Small Generating
Facility in parallel with the Transmission Provider's Transmission System without
prior written authorization of the Transmission Provider. The Transmission
Provider will provide such authorization once the Transmission Provider receives
notification that the Interconnection Customer has complied with all applicable
parallel operation requirements. Such authorization shall not be unreasonably
withheld, conditioned, or delayed.
2.3
Right of Access.
2.3.1 Upon reasonable notice, the Transmission Provider may send a qualified
person to the premises of the Interconnection Customer at or immediately before
the time the Small Generating Facility first produces energy to inspect the
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 258
interconnection, and observe the commissioning of the Small Generating Facility
(including any required testing), startup, and operation for a period of up to three
(3) Business Days after initial start-up of the unit. In addition, the Interconnection
Customer shall notify the Transmission Provider at least five (5) Business Days
prior to conducting any on-site verification testing of the Small Generating Facility.
2.3.2 Following the initial inspection process described above, at reasonable
hours, and upon reasonable notice, or at any time without notice in the event of an
emergency or hazardous condition, the Transmission Provider shall have access to
the Interconnection Customer's premises for any reasonable purpose in connection
with the performance of the obligations imposed on it by this Agreement or if
necessary to meet its legal obligation to provide service to its customers.
2.3.3 Each Party shall be responsible for its own costs associated with following
this article.
Article 3.
3.1
Effective Date, Term, Termination, and Disconnection.
Effective Date.
This Agreement shall become effective upon execution by the Parties subject to
acceptance by FERC (if applicable), or if filed unexecuted, upon the date specified by the
FERC. The Transmission Provider shall promptly file this Agreement with the FERC
upon execution, if required.
3.2
Term of Agreement.
This Agreement shall become effective on the Effective Date and shall remain in
effect for a period of ten (10) years from the Effective Date or such other longer period as
the Interconnection Customer may request and shall be automatically renewed for each
successive one-year period thereafter, unless terminated earlier in accordance with Article
3.3 of this Agreement.
3.3
Termination.
No termination shall become effective until the Parties have complied with all
Applicable Laws and Regulations applicable to such termination, including the filing with
FERC of a notice of termination of this Agreement (if required), which notice has been
accepted for filing by FERC.
3.3.1 The Interconnection Customer may terminate this Agreement at any time by
giving the Transmission Provider twenty (20) Business Days written notice.
3.3.2
7.6.
Either Party may terminate this Agreement after Default pursuant to Article
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
First Revised Sheet No. 259
Superseding Original Sheet No. 259
3.3.3 Upon termination of this Agreement, the Small Generating Facility will be
disconnected from the Transmission Provider's Transmission System. All costs
required to effectuate such disconnection shall be borne by the terminating Party,
unless such termination resulted from the non-terminating Party's Default of this
SGIA or such non-terminating Party otherwise is responsible for these costs under
this SGIA.
3.3.4 The termination of this Agreement shall not relieve either Party of its
liabilities and obligations, owed or continuing at the time of the termination.
3.3.5 This provisions of this Article shall survive termination or expiration of this
Agreement.
3.4
Temporary Disconnection.
Temporary disconnection shall continue only for so long as reasonably necessary
under Good Utility Practice.
3.4.1 Emergency Conditions. "Emergency Condition" shall mean a condition or
situation: (1) that in the judgment of the Party making the claim is imminently
likely to endanger life or property; or (2) that, in the case of the Transmission
Provider, is imminently likely (as determined in a non-discriminatory manner) to
cause a material adverse effect on the security of, or damage to the Transmission
System, the Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities or the Transmission
Systems of others to which the Transmission System is directly connected; or (3)
that, in the case of the Interconnection Customer, is imminently likely (as
determined in a non-discriminatory manner) to cause a material adverse effect on
the security of, or damage to, the Small Generating Facility or the Interconnection
Customer's Interconnection Facilities.
Under Emergency Conditions, the
Transmission Provider may immediately suspend interconnection service and
temporarily disconnect the Small Generating Facility. The Transmission Provider
shall notify the Interconnection Customer promptly when it becomes aware of an
Emergency Condition that may reasonably be expected to affect the
Interconnection Customer's operation of the Small Generating Facility. The
Interconnection Customer shall notify the Transmission Provider promptly when it
becomes aware of an Emergency Condition that may reasonably be expected to
affect the Transmission Provider's Transmission System or any Affected Systems.
To the extent information is known, the notification shall describe the Emergency
Condition, the extent of the damage or deficiency, the expected effect on the
operation of both Parties' facilities and operations, its anticipated duration, and the
necessary corrective action.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: December 30, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: January 10, 2006
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-001, issued November 22, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection
Agreements and Procedures, Order No. 2006-A, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles
¶ 31,196 (2005).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
3.4.2
Original Sheet No. 259A
Routine Maintenance, Construction, and Repair.
The Transmission Provider may interrupt interconnection service or curtail
the output of the Small Generating Facility and temporarily disconnect the Small
Generating Facility from the Transmission Provider's Transmission System when
necessary for routine maintenance, construction, and repairs on the Transmission
Provider's Transmission System. The Transmission Provider shall provide the
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: December 30, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: January 10, 2006
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-001, issued November 22, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection
Agreements and Procedures, Order No. 2006-A, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles
¶ 31,196 (2005).
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Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 260
Interconnection Customer with five (5) Business Days notice prior to such
interruption. The Transmission Provider shall use Reasonable Efforts to coordinate
such reduction or temporary disconnection with the Interconnection Customer.
3.4.3
Forced Outages.
During any forced outage, the Transmission Provider may suspend
interconnection service to effect immediate repairs on the Transmission Provider's
Transmission System. The Transmission Provider shall use Reasonable Efforts to
provide the Interconnection Customer with prior notice. If prior notice is not given,
the Transmission Provider shall, upon request, provide the Interconnection
Customer written documentation after the fact explaining the circumstances of the
disconnection.
3.4.4
Adverse Operating Effects.
The Transmission Provider shall notify the Interconnection Customer as
soon as practicable if, based on Good Utility Practice, operation of the Small
Generating Facility may cause disruption or deterioration of service to other
customers served from the same electric system, or if operating the Small
Generating Facility could cause damage to the Transmission Provider's
Transmission System or Affected Systems. Supporting documentation used to
reach the decision to disconnect shall be provided to the Interconnection Customer
upon request. If, after notice, the Interconnection Customer fails to remedy the
adverse operating effect within a reasonable time, the Transmission Provider may
disconnect the Small Generating Facility. The Transmission Provider shall provide
the Interconnection Customer with five (5) Business Days notice of such
disconnection, unless the provisions of Article 3.4.1 apply.
3.4.5 Modification of the Small Generating Facility.
The Interconnection Customer must receive written authorization from the
Transmission Provider before making any change to the Small Generating Facility
that may have a material impact on the safety or reliability of the Transmission
System. Such authorization shall not be unreasonably withheld. Modifications
shall be done in accordance with Good Utility Practice. If the Interconnection
Customer makes such modification without the Transmission Provider's prior
written authorization, the latter shall have the right to temporarily disconnect the
Small Generating Facility.
3.4.6 Reconnection.
The Parties shall cooperate with each other to restore the Small Generating
Facility, Interconnection Facilities, and the Transmission Provider's Transmission
System to their normal operating state as soon as reasonably practicable following
a temporary disconnection.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Article 4.
4.1
Original Sheet No. 261
Cost Responsibility for Interconnection Facilities and Distribution Upgrades.
Interconnection Facilities.
4.1.1 The Interconnection Customer shall pay for the cost of the Interconnection
Facilities itemized in Attachment 2 of this Agreement. The Transmission Provider
shall provide a best estimate cost, including overheads, for the purchase and
construction of its Interconnection Facilities and provide a detailed itemization of
such costs. Costs associated with Interconnection Facilities may be shared with
other entities that may benefit from such facilities by agreement of the
Interconnection Customer, such other entities, and the Transmission Provider.
4.1.2 The Interconnection Customer shall be responsible for its share of all
reasonable expenses, including overheads, associated with (1) owning, operating,
maintaining, repairing, and replacing its own Interconnection Facilities, and (2)
operating, maintaining, repairing, and replacing the Transmission Provider's
Interconnection Facilities.
4.2
Distribution Upgrades.
The Transmission Provider shall design, procure, construct, install, and own the
Distribution Upgrades described in Attachment 6 of this Agreement. If the Transmission
Provider and the Interconnection Customer agree, the Interconnection Customer may
construct Distribution Upgrades that are located on land owned by the Interconnection
Customer. The actual cost of the Distribution Upgrades, including overheads, shall be
directly assigned to the Interconnection Customer.
Article 5.
5.1
Cost Responsibility for Network Upgrades.
Applicability.
No portion of this Article 5 shall apply unless the interconnection of the Small
Generating Facility requires Network Upgrades.
5.2
Network Upgrades.
The Transmission Provider or the Transmission Owner shall design, procure,
construct, install, and own the Network Upgrades described in Attachment 6 of this
Agreement. If the Transmission Provider and the Interconnection Customer agree, the
Interconnection Customer may construct Network Upgrades that are located on land
owned by the Interconnection Customer. Unless the Transmission Provider elects to pay
for Network Upgrades, the actual cost of the Network Upgrades, including overheads, shall
be borne initially by the Interconnection Customer.
5.2.1
Repayment of Amounts Advanced for Network Upgrades.
The Interconnection Customer shall be entitled to a cash repayment, equal
to the total amount paid to the Transmission Provider and Affected System
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
First Revised Sheet No. 262
Superseding Original Sheet No. 262
operator, if any, for Network Upgrades, including any tax gross-up or other taxrelated payments associated with the Network Upgrades, and not otherwise
refunded to the Interconnection Customer, to be paid to the Interconnection
Customer on a dollar-for-dollar basis for the non-usage sensitive portion of
transmission charges, as payments are made under the Transmission Provider's
Tariff and Affected System's Tariff for transmission services with respect to the
Small Generating Facility. Any repayment shall include interest calculated in
accordance with the methodology set forth in FERC's regulations at 18 C.F.R. §
35.19a(a)(2)(iii) from the date of any payment for Network Upgrades through the
date on which the Interconnection Customer receives a repayment of such payment
pursuant to this subparagraph. The Interconnection Customer may assign such
repayment rights to any person.
5.2.1.1 Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Interconnection Customer, the
Transmission Provider, and any applicable Affected System operators may
adopt any alternative payment schedule that is mutually agreeable so long
as the Transmission Provider and said Affected System operators take one
of the following actions no later than five (5) years from the Commercial
Operation Date: (1) return to the Interconnection Customer any amounts
advanced for Network Upgrades not previously repaid, or (2) declare in
writing that the Transmission Provider or any applicable Affected System
operators will continue to provide payments to the Interconnection
Customer on a dollar-for-dollar basis for the non-usage sensitive portion of
transmission charges, or develop an alternative schedule that is mutually
agreeable and provides for the return of all amounts advanced for Network
Upgrades not previously repaid; however, full reimbursement shall not
extend beyond twenty (20) years from the commercial operation date.
5.2.1.2 If the Small Generating Facility fails to achieve commercial
operation, but it or another generating facility is later constructed and
requires use of the Network Upgrades, the Transmission Provider and
Affected System operator shall at that time reimburse the Interconnection
Customer for the amounts advanced for the Network Upgrades. Before any
such reimbursement can occur, the Interconnection Customer, or the entity
that ultimately constructs the generating facility, if different, is responsible
for identifying the entity to which reimbursement must be made.
5.3
Special Provisions for Affected Systems.
Unless the Transmission Provider provides, under this Agreement, for the
repayment of amounts advanced to any applicable Affected System operators for Network
Upgrades, the Interconnection Customer and Affected System operator shall enter into an
agreement that provides for such repayment. The agreement shall specify the terms
governing payments
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Vice President
Issued On: January 10, 2006
Effective Date: December 30, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-12-001,
issued November 22, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2006-A, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,196 (2005).
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Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 263
to be made by the Interconnection Customer to Affected System operator as well as the
repayment by Affected System operator.
5.4
Rights Under Other Agreements.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, nothing herein shall be
construed as relinquishing or foreclosing any rights, including but not limited to firm
transmission rights, capacity rights, transmission congestion rights, or transmission credits,
that the Interconnection Customer shall be entitled to, now or in the future, under any other
agreement or tariff as a result of, or otherwise associated with, the transmission capacity, if
any, created by the Network Upgrades, including the right to obtain cash reimbursements
or transmission credits for transmission service that is not associated with the Small
Generating Facility.
Article 6.
6.1
Billing, Payment, Milestones, and Financial Security.
Billing and Payment Procedures and Final Accounting.
6.1.1 The Transmission Provider shall bill the Interconnection Customer for the
design, engineering, construction, and procurement costs of Interconnection
Facilities and Upgrades contemplated by this Agreement on a monthly basis, or as
otherwise agreed by the Parties. The Interconnection Customer shall pay each bill
within thirty (30) Calendar Days of receipt, or as otherwise agreed to by the Parties.
6.1.2 Within three (3) months of completing the construction and installation of
the Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities and/or Upgrades described in
the Attachments to this Agreement, the Transmission Provider shall provide the
Interconnection Customer with a final accounting report of any difference between
(1) the Interconnection Customer's cost responsibility for the actual cost of such
facilities or Upgrades, and (2) the Interconnection Customer's previous aggregate
payments to the Transmission Provider for such facilities or Upgrades. If the
Interconnection Customer's cost responsibility exceeds its previous aggregate
payments, the Transmission Provider shall invoice the Interconnection Customer
for the amount due and the Interconnection Customer shall make payment to the
Transmission Provider within thirty (30) Calendar Days. If the Interconnection
Customer's previous aggregate payments exceed its cost responsibility under this
Agreement, the Transmission Provider shall refund to the Interconnection
Customer an amount equal to the difference within thirty (30) Calendar Days of the
final accounting report.
6.2
Milestones.
The Parties shall agree on milestones for which each Party is responsible and list
them in Attachment 4 of this Agreement. A Party's obligations under this provision may
be extended by agreement. If a Party anticipates that it will be unable to meet a milestone
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
First Revised Sheet No. 264
Superseding Original Sheet No. 264
for any reason other than a Force Majeure Event, it shall immediately notify the other Party
of the reason(s) for not meeting the milestone and (1) propose the earliest reasonable
alternate date by which it can attain this and future milestones, and (2) requesting
appropriate amendments to Attachment 4. The Party affected by the failure to meet a
milestone shall not unreasonably withhold agreement to such an amendment unless it will
suffer significant uncompensated economic or operational harm from the delay, (2)
attainment of the same milestone has previously been delayed, or (3) it has reason to
believe that the delay in meeting the milestone is intentional or unwarranted
notwithstanding the circumstances explained by the Party proposing the amendment.
6.3
Financial Security Arrangements.
At least twenty (20) Business Days prior to the commencement of the design,
procurement, installation, or construction of a discrete portion of the Transmission
Provider's Interconnection Facilities and Upgrades, the Interconnection Customer shall
provide the Transmission Provider, at the Interconnection Customer's option, a guarantee,
a surety bond, letter of credit or other form of security that is reasonably acceptable to the
Transmission Provider and is consistent with the Uniform Commercial Code of the
jurisdiction where the Point of Interconnection is located. Such security for payment shall
be in an amount sufficient to cover the costs for constructing, designing, procuring, and
installing the applicable portion of the Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities
and Upgrades and shall be reduced on a dollar-for-dollar basis for payments made to the
Transmission Provider under this Agreement during its term. In addition:
6.3.1 The guarantee must be made by an entity that meets the creditworthiness
requirements of the Transmission Provider, and contain terms and conditions that
guarantee payment of any amount that may be due from the Interconnection
Customer, up to an agreed-to maximum amount.
6.3.2 The letter of credit or surety bond must be issued by a financial institution
or insurer reasonably acceptable to the Transmission Provider and must specify a
reasonable expiration date.
Article 7.
Assignment, Liability, Indemnity, Force Majeure, Consequential Damages,
and Default.
7.1
Assignment.
This Agreement may be assigned by either Party upon fifteen (15) Business Days
prior written notice and opportunity to object by the other Party; provided that:
7.1.1 Either Party may assign this Agreement without the consent of the other
Party to any affiliate of the assigning Party with an equal or greater credit rating
and with the legal authority and operational ability to satisfy the obligations of the
assigning Party under this Agreement, provided that the Interconnection Customer
promptly notifies the Transmission Provider of any such assignment;
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Vice President
Issued On: January 10, 2006
Effective Date: December 30, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-12-001,
issued November 22, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2006-A, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,196 (2005).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 265
7.1.2 The Interconnection Customer shall have the right to assign this Agreement,
without the consent of the Transmission Provider, for collateral security purposes
to aid in providing financing for the Small Generating Facility, provided that the
Interconnection Customer will promptly notify the Transmission Provider of any
such assignment.
7.1.3 Any attempted assignment that violates this article is void and ineffective.
Assignment shall not relieve a Party of its obligations, nor shall a Party's
obligations be enlarged, in whole or in part, by reason thereof. An assignee is
responsible for meeting the same financial, credit, and insurance obligations as the
Interconnection Customer. Where required, consent to assignment will not be
unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed.
7.2
Limitation of Liability.
Each Party's liability to the other Party for any loss, cost, claim, injury, liability, or
expense, including reasonable attorney's fees, relating to or arising from any act or
omission in its performance of this Agreement, shall be limited to the amount of direct
damage actually incurred. In no event shall either Party be liable to the other Party for any
indirect, special, consequential, or punitive damages, except as authorized by this
Agreement.
7.3
Indemnity.
7.3.1 This provision protects each Party from liability incurred to third parties as
a result of carrying out the provisions of this Agreement. Liability under this
provision is exempt from the general limitations on liability found in Article 7.2.
7.3.2 The Parties shall at all times indemnify, defend, and hold the other Party
harmless from, any and all damages, losses, claims, including claims and actions
relating to injury to or death of any person or damage to property, demand, suits,
recoveries, costs and expenses, court costs, attorney fees, and all other obligations
by or to third parties, arising out of or resulting from the other Party's action or
failure to meet its obligations under this Agreement on behalf of the indemnifying
Party, except in cases of gross negligence or intentional wrongdoing by the
indemnified Party.
7.3.3 If an indemnified person is entitled to indemnification under this article as a
result of a claim by a third party, and the indemnifying Party fails, after notice and
reasonable opportunity to proceed under this article, to assume the defense of such
claim, such indemnified person may at the expense of the indemnifying Party
contest, settle or consent to the entry of any judgment with respect to, or pay in full,
such claim.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 266
7.3.4 If an indemnifying party is obligated to indemnify and hold any indemnified
person harmless under this article, the amount owing to the indemnified person
shall be the amount of such indemnified person's actual loss, net of any insurance
or other recovery.
7.3.5 Promptly after receipt by an indemnified person of any claim or notice of
the commencement of any action or administrative or legal proceeding or
investigation as to which the indemnity provided for in this article may apply, the
indemnified person shall notify the indemnifying party of such fact. Any failure of
or delay in such notification shall not affect a Party's indemnification obligation
unless such failure or delay is materially prejudicial to the indemnifying party.
7.4
Consequential Damages.
Other than as expressly provided for in this Agreement, neither Party shall be liable
under any provision of this Agreement for any losses, damages, costs or expenses for any
special, indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages, including but not limited
to loss of profit or revenue, loss of the use of equipment, cost of capital, cost of temporary
equipment or services, whether based in whole or in part in contract, in tort, including
negligence, strict liability, or any other theory of liability; provided, however, that damages
for which a Party may be liable to the other Party under another agreement will not be
considered to be special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages hereunder.
7.5
Force Majeure.
7.5.1 As used in this article, a Force Majeure Event shall mean "any act of God,
labor disturbance, act of the public enemy, war, insurrection, riot, fire, storm or
flood, explosion, breakage or accident to machinery or equipment, any order,
regulation or restriction imposed by governmental, military or lawfully established
civilian authorities, or any other cause beyond a Party’s control. A Force Majeure
Event does not include an act of negligence or intentional wrongdoing."
7.5.2 If a Force Majeure Event prevents a Party from fulfilling any obligations
under this Agreement, the Party affected by the Force Majeure Event (Affected
Party) shall promptly notify the other Party, either in writing or via the telephone,
of the existence of the Force Majeure Event. The notification must specify in
reasonable detail the circumstances of the Force Majeure Event, its expected
duration, and the steps that the Affected Party is taking to mitigate the effects of the
event on its performance. The Affected Party shall keep the other Party informed
on a continuing basis of developments relating to the Force Majeure Event until the
event ends. The Affected Party will be entitled to suspend or modify its
performance of obligations under this Agreement (other than the obligation to make
payments) only to the extent that the effect of the Force Majeure Event cannot be
mitigated by the use of Reasonable Efforts. The Affected Party will use
Reasonable Efforts to resume its performance as soon as possible.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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Original Sheet No. 267
Default.
7.6.1 No Default shall exist where such failure to discharge an obligation (other
than the payment of money) is the result of a Force Majeure Event as defined in
this Agreement or the result of an act or omission of the other Party. Upon a
Default, the non-defaulting Party shall give written notice of such Default to the
defaulting Party. Except as provided in Article 7.6.2, the defaulting Party shall
have sixty (60) Calendar Days from receipt of the Default notice within which to
cure such Default; provided however, if such Default is not capable of cure within
sixty (60) Calendar Days, the defaulting Party shall commence such cure within
twenty (20) Calendar Days after notice and continuously and diligently complete
such cure within six (6) months from receipt of the Default notice; and, if cured
within such time, the Default specified in such notice shall cease to exist.
7.6.2 If a Default is not cured as provided in this article, or if a Default is not
capable of being cured within the period provided for herein, the non-defaulting
Party shall have the right to terminate this Agreement by written notice at any time
until cure occurs, and be relieved of any further obligation hereunder and, whether
or not that Party terminates this Agreement, to recover from the defaulting Party all
amounts due hereunder, plus all other damages and remedies to which it is entitled
at law or in equity. The provisions of this article will survive termination of this
Agreement.
Article 8.
Insurance.
8.1
The Interconnection Customer shall, at its own expense, maintain in force general
liability insurance without any exclusion for liabilities related to the interconnection
undertaken pursuant to this Agreement. The amount of such insurance shall be sufficient
to insure against all reasonably foreseeable direct liabilities given the size and nature of the
generating equipment being interconnected, the interconnection itself, and the
characteristics of the system to which the interconnection is made. The Interconnection
Customer shall obtain additional insurance only if necessary as a function of owning and
operating a generating facility. Such insurance shall be obtained from an insurance
provider authorized to do business in the State where the interconnection is located.
Certification that such insurance is in effect shall be provided upon request of the
Transmission Provider, except that the Interconnection Customer shall show proof of
insurance to the Transmission Provider no later than ten (10) Business Days prior to the
anticipated commercial operation date. An Interconnection Customer of sufficient creditworthiness may propose to self-insure for such liabilities, and such a proposal shall not be
unreasonably rejected.
8.2
The Transmission Provider agrees to maintain general liability insurance or selfinsurance consistent with the Transmission Provider’s commercial practice. Such
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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insurance or self-insurance shall not exclude coverage for the Transmission Provider's
liabilities undertaken pursuant to this Agreement.
8.3
The Parties further agree to notify each other whenever an accident or incident
occurs resulting in any injuries or damages that are included within the scope of coverage
of such insurance, whether or not such coverage is sought.
Article 9.
Confidentiality.
9.1
Confidential Information shall mean any confidential and/or proprietary
information provided by one Party to the other Party that is clearly marked or otherwise
designated "Confidential." For purposes of this Agreement all design, operating
specifications, and metering data provided by the Interconnection Customer shall be
deemed Confidential Information regardless of whether it is clearly marked or otherwise
designated as such.
9.2
Confidential Information does not include information previously in the public
domain, required to be publicly submitted or divulged by Governmental Authorities (after
notice to the other Party and after exhausting any opportunity to oppose such publication
or release), or necessary to be divulged in an action to enforce this Agreement. Each Party
receiving Confidential Information shall hold such information in confidence and shall not
disclose it to any third party nor to the public without the prior written authorization from
the Party providing that information, except to fulfill obligations under this Agreement, or
to fulfill legal or regulatory requirements.
9.2.1 Each Party shall employ at least the same standard of care to protect
Confidential Information obtained from the other Party as it employs to protect its
own Confidential Information.
9.2.2 Each Party is entitled to equitable relief, by injunction or otherwise, to
enforce its rights under this provision to prevent the release of Confidential
Information without bond or proof of damages, and may seek other remedies
available at law or in equity for breach of this provision.
9.3
Notwithstanding anything in this article to the contrary, and pursuant to 18 C.F.R. §
1b.20, if FERC, during the course of an investigation or otherwise, requests information
from one of the Parties that is otherwise required to be maintained in confidence pursuant
to this Agreement, the Party shall provide the requested information to FERC, within the
time provided for in the request for information. In providing the information to FERC,
the Party may, consistent with 18 C.F.R. § 388.112, request that the information be treated
as confidential and non-public by FERC and that the information be withheld from public
disclosure. Parties are prohibited from notifying the other Party to this Agreement prior to
the release of the Confidential Information to FERC. The Party shall notify the other Party
to this Agreement when it is notified by FERC that a request to release Confidential
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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Information has been received by FERC, at which time either of the Parties may respond
before such information would be made public, pursuant to 18 C.F.R. § 388.112. Requests
from a state regulatory body conducting a confidential investigation shall be treated in a
similar manner if consistent with the applicable state rules and regulations.
Article 10.
Disputes.
10.1 The Parties agree to attempt to resolve all disputes arising out of the
interconnection process according to the provisions of this article.
10.2 In the event of a dispute, either Party shall provide the other Party with a written
Notice of Dispute. Such Notice shall describe in detail the nature of the dispute.
10.3 If the dispute has not been resolved within two (2) Business Days after receipt of
the Notice, either Party may contact FERC's Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) for
assistance in resolving the dispute.
10.4 The DRS will assist the Parties in either resolving their dispute or in selecting an
appropriate dispute resolution venue (e.g., mediation, settlement judge, early neutral
evaluation, or technical expert) to assist the Parties in resolving their dispute. DRS can be
reached at 1-877-337-2237 or via the internet at http://www.ferc.gov/legal/adr.asp.
10.5 Each Party agrees to conduct all negotiations in good faith and will be responsible
for one-half of any costs paid to neutral third-parties.
10.6 If neither Party elects to seek assistance from the DRS, or if the attempted dispute
resolution fails, then either Party may exercise whatever rights and remedies it may have in
equity or law consistent with the terms of this Agreement.
Article 11.
Taxes.
11.1 The Parties agree to follow all applicable tax laws and regulations, consistent with
FERC policy and Internal Revenue Service requirements.
11.2 Each Party shall cooperate with the other to maintain the other Party's tax status.
Nothing in this Agreement is intended to adversely affect the Transmission Provider's tax
exempt status with respect to the issuance of bonds including, but not limited to, local
furnishing bonds.
Article 12.
12.1
Miscellaneous.
Governing Law, Regulatory Authority, and Rules.
The validity, interpretation and enforcement of this Agreement and each of its
provisions shall be governed by the laws of the state of __________________ (where the
Point of Interconnection is located), without regard to its conflicts of law principles. This
Agreement is subject to all Applicable Laws and Regulations. Each Party expressly
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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reserves the right to seek changes in, appeal, or otherwise contest any laws, orders, or
regulations of a Governmental Authority.
12.2
Amendment.
The Parties may amend this Agreement by a written instrument duly executed by both Parties, or
under article 12.12 of this Agreement.
12.3
No Third-Party Beneficiaries.
This Agreement is not intended to and does not create rights, remedies, or benefits
of any character whatsoever in favor of any persons, corporations, associations, or entities
other than the Parties, and the obligations herein assumed are solely for the use and benefit
of the Parties, their successors in interest and where permitted, their assigns.
12.4
Waiver.
12.4.1
The failure of a Party to this Agreement to insist, on any occasion, upon
strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not be considered a
waiver of any obligation, right, or duty of, or imposed upon, such Party.
12.4.2
Any waiver at any time by either Party of its rights with respect to this
Agreement shall not be deemed a continuing waiver or a waiver with respect to any
other failure to comply with any other obligation, right, duty of this Agreement.
Termination or default of this Agreement for any reason by Interconnection
Customer shall not constitute a waiver of the Interconnection Customer's legal
rights to obtain an interconnection from the Transmission Provider. Any waiver of
this Agreement shall, if requested, be provided in writing.
12.5
Entire Agreement.
This Agreement, including all Attachments, constitutes the entire agreement
between the Parties with reference to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes all prior
and contemporaneous understandings or agreements, oral or written, between the Parties
with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement. There are no other agreements,
representations, warranties, or covenants which constitute any part of the consideration for,
or any condition to, either Party's compliance with its obligations under this Agreement.
12.6
Multiple Counterparts.
This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which is
deemed an original but all constitute one and the same instrument.
12.7
No Partnership.
This Agreement shall not be interpreted or construed to create an association, joint
venture, agency relationship, or partnership between the Parties or to impose any
partnership obligation or partnership liability upon either Party. Neither Party shall have
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Vice President
Issued On: January 10, 2006
Effective Date: December 30, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-12-001,
issued November 22, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2006-A, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,196 (2005).
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any right, power or authority to enter into any agreement or undertaking for, or act on
behalf of, or to act as or be an agent or representative of, or to otherwise bind, the other
Party.
12.8
Severability.
If any provision or portion of this Agreement shall for any reason be held or adjudged to be
invalid or illegal or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction or other
Governmental Authority, (1) such portion or provision shall be deemed separate and
independent, (2) the Parties shall negotiate in good faith to restore insofar as practicable
the benefits to each Party that were affected by such ruling, and (3) the remainder of this
Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.
12.9
Security Arrangements.
Infrastructure security of electric system equipment and operations and control
hardware and software is essential to ensure day-to-day reliability and operational security.
FERC expects all Transmission Providers, market participants, and Interconnection
Customers interconnected to electric systems to comply with the recommendations offered
by the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board and, eventually, best practice
recommendations from the electric reliability authority. All public utilities are expected to
meet basic standards for system infrastructure and operational security, including physical,
operational, and cyber-security practices.
12.10 Environmental Releases.
Each Party shall notify the other Party, first orally and then in writing, of the
release of any hazardous substances, any asbestos or lead abatement activities, or any type
of remediation activities related to the Small Generating Facility or the Interconnection
Facilities, each of which may reasonably be expected to affect the other Party. The
notifying Party shall (1) provide the notice as soon as practicable, provided such Party
makes a good faith effort to provide the notice no later than 24 hours after such Party
becomes aware of the occurrence, and (2) promptly furnish to the other Party copies of any
publicly available reports filed with any governmental authorities addressing such events.
12.11 Subcontractors.
Nothing in this Agreement shall prevent a Party from utilizing the services of any
subcontractor as it deems appropriate to perform its obligations under this Agreement;
provided, however, that each Party shall require its subcontractors to comply with all
applicable terms and conditions of this Agreement in providing such services and each
Party shall remain primarily liable to the other Party for the performance of such
subcontractor.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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12.11.1
The creation of any subcontract relationship shall not relieve the hiring
Party of any of its obligations under this Agreement. The hiring Party shall be fully
responsible to the other Party for the acts or omissions of any subcontractor the
hiring Party hires as if no subcontract had been made; provided, however, that in no
event shall the Transmission Provider be liable for the actions or inactions of the
Interconnection Customer or its subcontractors with respect to obligations of the
Interconnection Customer under this Agreement. Any applicable obligation
imposed by this Agreement upon the hiring Party shall be equally binding upon,
and shall be construed as having application to, any subcontractor of such Party.
12.11.2
The obligations under this article will not be limited in any way by any
limitation of subcontractor’s insurance.
12.12 Reservation of Rights.
The Transmission Provider shall have the right to make a unilateral filing with
FERC to modify this Agreement with respect to any rates, terms and conditions, charges,
classifications of service, rule or regulation under Section 205 or any other applicable
provision of the Federal Power Act and FERC's rules and regulations thereunder, and the
Interconnection Customer shall have the right to make a unilateral filing with FERC to
modify this Agreement under any applicable provision of the Federal Power Act and
FERC's rules and regulations; provided that each Party shall have the right to protest any
such filing by the other Party and to participate fully in any proceeding before FERC in
which such modifications may be considered. Nothing in this Agreement shall limit the
rights of the Parties or of FERC under Sections 205 or 206 of the Federal Power Act and
FERC's rules and regulations, except to the extent that the Parties otherwise agree as
provided herein.
Article 13.
13.1
Notices.
General.
Unless otherwise provided in this Agreement, any written notice, demand, or
request required or authorized in connection with this Agreement ("Notice") shall be
deemed properly given if delivered in person, delivered by recognized national currier
service, or sent by first class mail, postage prepaid, to the person specified below:
If to the Interconnection Customer:
Interconnection Customer: ____________________________________________
Attention: _________________________________
Address: __________________________________________________________
City: _______________________________ State:______________ Zip:_______
Phone: ________________
Fax: _________________
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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If to the Transmission Provider:
Transmission Provider: _____________________________________________
Attention: _________________________________
Address: __________________________________________________________
City: _______________________________ State:______________ Zip:_______
Phone: ________________
Fax: _________________
13.2
Billing and Payment.
Billings and payments shall be sent to the addresses set out below:
Interconnection Customer: ____________________________________________
Attention: _________________________________
Address: __________________________________________________________
City: _______________________________ State:______________ Zip:_______
Transmission Provider: _____________________________________________
Attention: _________________________________
Address: __________________________________________________________
City: _______________________________ State:______________ Zip:_______
13.3
Alternative Forms of Notice.
Any notice or request required or permitted to be given by either Party to the other
and not required by this Agreement to be given in writing may be so given by telephone,
facsimile or e-mail to the telephone numbers and e-mail addresses set out below:
If to the Interconnection Customer:
Interconnection Customer: ____________________________________________
Attention: _________________________________
Address: __________________________________________________________
City: _______________________________ State:______________ Zip:_______
Phone: ________________
Fax: _________________
If to the Transmission Provider:
Transmission Provider: _____________________________________________
Attention: _________________________________
Address: __________________________________________________________
City: _______________________________ State:______________ Zip:_______
Phone: ________________
Fax: _________________
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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13.4
Original Sheet No. 274
Designated Operating Representative.
The Parties may also designate operating representatives to conduct the
communications which may be necessary or convenient for the administration of this
Agreement. This person will also serve as the point of contact with respect to operations
and maintenance of the Party’s facilities.
Interconnection Customer’s Operating Representative:
Interconnection Customer: ____________________________________________
Attention: _________________________________
Address: __________________________________________________________
City: _______________________________ State:______________ Zip:_______
Phone: ________________
Fax: _________________
Transmission Provider’s Operating Representative:
Transmission Provider: _____________________________________________
Attention: _________________________________
Address: __________________________________________________________
City: _______________________________ State:______________ Zip:_______
Phone: ________________
Fax: _________________
13.5
Changes to the Notice Information.
Either Party may change this information by giving five (5) Business Days written
notice prior to the effective date of the change.
Article 14.
Signatures.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties have caused this Agreement to be executed by
their respective duly authorized representatives.
For the Transmission Provider
Name: ___________________________________________
Title: ___________________________________________
Date: ___________________
For the Interconnection Customer
Name: ___________________________________________
Title: ___________________________________________
Date: ___________________
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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Attachment 1
Glossary of Terms
Affected System – An electric system other than the Transmission Provider's Transmission
System that may be affected by the proposed interconnection.
Applicable Laws and Regulations – All duly promulgated applicable federal, state and local
laws, regulations, rules, ordinances, codes, decrees, judgments, directives, or judicial or
administrative orders, permits and other duly authorized actions of any Governmental Authority.
Business Day – Monday through Friday, excluding Federal Holidays.
Default – The failure of a breaching Party to cure its breach under the Small Generator
Interconnection Agreement.
Distribution System – The Transmission Provider's facilities and equipment used to transmit
electricity to ultimate usage points such as homes and industries directly from nearby generators or
from interchanges with higher voltage transmission networks which transport bulk power over
longer distances. The voltage levels at which Distribution Systems operate differ among areas.
Distribution Upgrades – The additions, modifications, and upgrades to the Transmission
Provider's Distribution System at or beyond the Point of Interconnection to facilitate
interconnection of the Small Generating Facility and render the transmission service necessary to
effect the Interconnection Customer's wholesale sale of electricity in interstate commerce.
Distribution Upgrades do not include Interconnection Facilities.
Good Utility Practice – Any of the practices, methods and acts engaged in or approved by a
significant portion of the electric industry during the relevant time period, or any of the practices,
methods and acts which, in the exercise of reasonable judgment in light of the facts known at the
time the decision was made, could have been expected to accomplish the desired result at a
reasonable cost consistent with good business practices, reliability, safety and expedition. Good
Utility Practice is not intended to be limited to the optimum practice, method, or act to the
exclusion of all others, but rather to be acceptable practices, methods, or acts generally accepted in
the region.
Governmental Authority – Any federal, state, local or other governmental regulatory or
administrative agency, court, commission, department, board, or other governmental subdivision,
legislature, rulemaking board, tribunal, or other governmental authority having jurisdiction over
the Parties, their respective facilities, or the respective services they provide, and exercising or
entitled to exercise any administrative, executive, police, or taxing authority or power; provided,
however, that such term does not include the Interconnection Customer, the Interconnection
Provider, or any Affiliate thereof.
Interconnection Customer – Any entity, including the Transmission Provider, the Transmission
Owner or any of the affiliates or subsidiaries of either, that proposes to interconnect its Small
Generating Facility with the Transmission Provider's Transmission System.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Vice President
Issued On: January 10, 2006
Effective Date: December 30, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM02-12-001,
issued November 22, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements and
Procedures, Order No. 2006-A, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,196 (2005).
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Interconnection Facilities – The Transmission Provider's Interconnection Facilities and the
Interconnection Customer's Interconnection Facilities. Collectively, Interconnection Facilities
include all facilities and equipment between the Small Generating Facility and the Point of
Interconnection, including any modification, additions or upgrades that are necessary to physically
and electrically interconnect the Small Generating Facility to the Transmission Provider's
Transmission System. Interconnection Facilities are sole use facilities and shall not include
Distribution Upgrades or Network Upgrades.
Interconnection Request – The Interconnection Customer's request, in accordance with the
Tariff, to interconnect a new Small Generating Facility, or to increase the capacity of, or make a
Material Modification to the operating characteristics of, an existing Small Generating Facility
that is interconnected with the Transmission Provider’s Transmission System.
Material Modification – A modification that has a material impact on the cost or timing of any
Interconnection Request with a later queue priority date.
Network Upgrades – Additions, modifications, and upgrades to the Transmission Provider's
Transmission System required at or beyond the point at which the Small Generating Facility
interconnects with the Transmission Provider’s Transmission System to accommodate the
interconnection of the Small Generating Facility with the Transmission Provider’s Transmission
System. Network Upgrades do not include Distribution Upgrades.
Operating Requirements – Any operating and technical requirements that may be applicable due
to Regional Transmission Organization, Independent System Operator, control area, or the
Transmission Provider's requirements, including those set forth in the Small Generator
Interconnection Agreement.
Party or Parties – The Transmission Provider, Transmission Owner, Interconnection Customer or
any combination of the above.
Point of Interconnection – The point where the Interconnection Facilities connect with the
Transmission Provider's Transmission System.
Reasonable Efforts – With respect to an action required to be attempted or taken by a Party under
the Small Generator Interconnection Agreement, efforts that are timely and consistent with Good
Utility Practice and are otherwise substantially equivalent to those a Party would use to protect its
own interests.
Small Generating Facility – The Interconnection Customer's device for the production of
electricity identified in the Interconnection Request, but shall not include the Interconnection
Customer's Interconnection Facilities.
Tariff – The Transmission Provider or Affected System's Tariff through which open access
transmission service and Interconnection Service are offered, as filed with the FERC, and as
amended or supplemented from time to time, or any successor tariff.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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Transmission Owner – The entity that owns, leases or otherwise possesses an interest in the
portion of the Transmission System at the Point of Interconnection and may be a Party to the
Small Generator Interconnection Agreement to the extent necessary.
Transmission Provider – The public utility (or its designated agent) that owns, controls, or
operates transmission or distribution facilities used for the transmission of electricity in interstate
commerce and provides transmission service under the Tariff. The term Transmission Provider
should be read to include the Transmission Owner when the Transmission Owner is separate from
the Transmission Provider.
Transmission System – The facilities owned, controlled or operated by the Transmission
Provider or the Transmission Owner that are used to provide transmission service under the Tariff.
Upgrades – The required additions and modifications to the Transmission Provider's
Transmission System at or beyond the Point of Interconnection. Upgrades may be Network
Upgrades or Distribution Upgrades. Upgrades do not include Interconnection Facilities.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
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Attachment 2
Description and Costs of the Small Generating Facility,
Interconnection Facilities, and Metering Equipment
Equipment, including the Small Generating Facility, Interconnection Facilities, and
metering equipment shall be itemized and identified as being owned by the Interconnection
Customer, the Transmission Provider, or the Transmission Owner. The Transmission Provider
will provide a best estimate itemized cost, including overheads, of its Interconnection Facilities
and metering equipment, and a best estimate itemized cost of the annual operation and
maintenance expenses associated with its Interconnection Facilities and metering equipment.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 279
Attachment 3
One-line Diagram Depicting the Small Generating Facility, Interconnection
Facilities, Metering Equipment, and Upgrades
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 280
Attachment 4
Milestones
In-Service Date:
___________________
Critical milestones and responsibility as agreed to by the Parties:
Milestone/Date
Responsible Party
(1)
_______________________________________
______________________
(2)
_______________________________________
______________________
(3)
_______________________________________
______________________
(4)
_______________________________________
______________________
(5)
_______________________________________
______________________
(6)
_______________________________________
______________________
(7)
_______________________________________
______________________
(8)
_______________________________________
______________________
(9)
_______________________________________
______________________
(10)
_______________________________________
______________________
Agreed to by:
For the Transmission Provider__________________________ Date______________________
For the Transmission Owner (If Applicable) ________________________ Date_____________
For the Interconnection Customer________________________ Date_____________________
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 281
Attachment 5
Additional Operating Requirements for the Transmission Provider's
Transmission System and Affected Systems Needed to Support
the Interconnection Customer's Needs
The Transmission Provider shall also provide requirements that must be met by the
Interconnection Customer prior to initiating parallel operation with the Transmission Provider's
Transmission System.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 282
Attachment 6
Transmission Provider's Description of its Upgrades
and Best Estimate of Upgrade Costs
The Transmission Provider shall describe Upgrades and provide an itemized best estimate
of the cost, including overheads, of the Upgrades and annual operation and maintenance expenses
associated with such Upgrades. The Transmission Provider shall functionalize Upgrade costs and
annual expenses as either transmission or distribution related.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM0212-000, issued May 12, 2005, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements
and Procedures, Order No. 2006, III FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,180 (2005).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 283
SCHEDULE 1
Scheduling, System Control and Dispatch Service
This service is required to schedule the movement of power through, out of, within, or into
a Control Area. This service can be provided only by the operator of the Control Area in which
the transmission facilities used for transmission service are located. Scheduling, System Control
and Dispatch Service is to be provided directly by the Transmission Provider. The Transmission
Customer must purchase this service from the Transmission Provider. The charges for
Scheduling, System Control and Dispatch Service are to be based on the rates set forth below.
(1)
Monthly delivery: $0.36/kW of Reserved Capacity per month.
(2)
Weekly delivery: $0.08/kW of Reserved Capacity per week.
(3)
Daily delivery: $0.02/kW of Reserved Capacity per day.
The total demand charge in any week, pursuant to a reservation for Daily delivery,
shall not exceed the rate specified in section (2) above times the highest amount in
kilowatts of Reserved Capacity in any day during such week.
(4)
Hourly Delivery: The basic charge shall be that agreed upon by the Parties at the
time this service is reserved and in no event shall exceed $1.05/MWh. The total
demand charge in any day, pursuant to a reservation for Hourly delivery, shall not
exceed the rate specified in section (3) above times the highest amount in kilowatts
of Reserved Capacity in any hour during such day. In addition, the total demand
charge in any week, pursuant to a reservation for Hourly or Daily delivery, shall
not exceed the rate specified in section (2) above times the highest amount in
kilowatts of Reserved Capacity in any hour during such week.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 284
SCHEDULE 2
Reactive Supply and Voltage Control from Generation Sources Service
In order to maintain transmission voltages on the Transmission Provider's transmission
facilities within acceptable limits, generation facilities under the control of the control area
operator are operated to produce (or absorb) reactive power. Thus, Reactive Supply and Voltage
Control from Generation Sources Service must be provided for each transaction on the
Transmission Provider's transmission facilities. The amount of Reactive Supply and Voltage
Control from Generation Sources Service that must be supplied with respect to the Transmission
Customer's transaction will be determined based on the reactive power support necessary to
maintain transmission voltages within limits that are generally accepted in the region and
consistently adhered to by the Transmission Provider.
Reactive Supply and Voltage Control from Generation Sources Service is to be provided
directly by the Transmission Provider. The Transmission Customer must purchase this service
from the Transmission Provider. The charges for such service will be based on the rates set forth
below.
(1)
Monthly delivery: $0.35/kW of Reserved Service per month.
(2)
Weekly delivery: $0.08/kW of Reserved Service per week.
(3)
Daily delivery: $0.02/kW of Reserved Service per day.
The total demand charge in any week, pursuant to a reservation for Daily delivery,
shall not exceed the rate specified in section (2) above times the highest amount in
kilowatts of Reserved Service in any day during such week.
(4)
Hourly Delivery: The basic charge shall be that agreed upon by the Parties at the
time this service is reserved and in no event shall exceed $1.00/MWh. The total
demand charge in any day, pursuant to a reservation for Hourly delivery, shall not
exceed the rate specified in section (3) above times the highest amount in kilowatts
of Reserved Service in any hour during such day. In addition, the total demand
charge in any week, pursuant to a reservation for Hourly or Daily delivery, shall
not exceed the rate specified in section (2) above times the highest amount in
kilowatts of Reserved Service in any hour during such week.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 285
SCHEDULE 3
Regulation and Frequency Response Service
Regulation and Frequency Response Service is necessary to provide for the continuous
balancing of resources (generation and interchange) with load and for maintaining scheduled
Interconnection frequency at sixty cycles per second (60 Hz). Regulation and Frequency
Response Service is accomplished by committing on-line generation whose output is raised or
lowered (predominantly through the use of automatic generating control equipment) as necessary
to follow the moment-by-moment changes in load. The obligation to maintain this balance
between resources and load lies with the Transmission Provider.
The Transmission Provider must offer this service when the transmission service is used to
serve load within its Control Area. The Transmission Customer must either purchase this service
from the Transmission Provider or make alternative comparable arrangements to satisfy its
Regulation and Frequency Response Service obligation.
Arrangements for this service may be negotiated between Yadkin and the Transmission
Customer.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 286
SCHEDULE 4
Energy Imbalance Service
Energy Imbalance Service is provided when a difference occurs between the scheduled and
the actual delivery of energy to a load located within a Control Area over a single hour. The
Transmission Provider must offer this service when the transmission service is used to serve load
within its Control Area. The Transmission Customer must either purchase this service from the
Transmission Provider or make alternative comparable arrangements to satisfy its Energy
Imbalance Service obligation.
The Transmission Provider shall establish a deviation band of +/- 1.5 percent (with a
minimum of 2 MW) of the scheduled transaction to be applied hourly to any energy imbalance
that occurs as a result of the Transmission Customer's scheduled transaction(s). Parties should
attempt to eliminate energy imbalances within the limits of the deviation band within thirty (30)
days or within such other reasonable period of time as is generally accepted in the region and
consistently adhered to by the Transmission Provider. If an energy imbalance is not corrected
within thirty (30) days or a reasonable period of time that is generally accepted in the region and
consistently adhered to by the Transmission Provider, the Transmission Customer will compensate
the Transmission Provider for such service. Energy imbalances outside the deviation band will be
subject to charges to be specified by the Transmission Provider.
Arrangements for this service may be negotiated between Yadkin and the Transmission
Customer.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 287
SCHEDULE 5
Operating Reserve – Spinning Reserve Service
Spinning Reserve Service is needed to serve load immediately in the event of a system
contingency. Spinning Reserve Service may be provided by generating units that are on-line and
loaded at less than maximum output. The Transmission Provider must offer this service when the
transmission service is used to serve load within its Control Area. The Transmission Customer
must either purchase this service from the Transmission Provider or make alternative comparable
arrangements to satisfy its Spinning Reserve Service obligation.
Arrangements for this service may be negotiated between Yadkin and the Transmission
Customer.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 288
SCHEDULE 6
Operating Reserve – Supplemental Reserve Service
Supplemental Reserve Service is needed to serve load in the event of a system
contingency; however, it is not available immediately to serve load but rather within a short period
of time. Supplemental Reserve Service may be provided by generating units that are on-line but
unloaded, by quick-start generation or by interruptible load. The Transmission Provider must
offer this service when the transmission service is used to serve load within its Control Area. The
Transmission Customer must either purchase this service from the Transmission Provider or make
alternative comparable arrangements to satisfy its Supplemental Reserve Service obligation.
Arrangements for this service may be negotiated between Yadkin and the Transmission
Customer.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 289
SCHEDULE 7
Long-Term Firm and Short-Term Firm Point-To-Point
Transmission Service
The Transmission Customer shall compensate the Transmission Provider each month for
Reserved Capacity at the sum of the applicable charges set forth below:
1)
Yearly delivery: one-twelfth of the demand charge of $22.94/KW of Reserved
Capacity per year.
2)
Monthly delivery: $1.91/KW of Reserved Capacity per month.
3)
Weekly delivery: $0.44/KW of Reserved Capacity per week.
4)
Daily delivery: $0.09/KW of Reserved Capacity per day. The total demand charge
in any week, pursuant to a reservation for Daily delivery, shall not exceed the rate
specified in section (3) above times the highest amount in kilowatts of Reserved
Capacity in any day during such week.
5)
Discounts: Three principal requirements apply to discounts for transmission
service as follows (1) any offer of a discount made by the Transmission Provider
must be announced to all Eligible Customers solely by posting on the OASIS, (2)
any customer-initiated requests for discounts (including requests for use by one's
wholesale merchant or an affiliate's use) must occur solely by posting on the
OASIS, and (3) once a discount is negotiated, details must be immediately posted
on the OASIS. For any discount agreed upon for service on a path, from point(s) of
receipt to point(s) of delivery, the Transmission Provider must offer the same
discounted transmission service rate for the same time period to all Eligible
Customers on all unconstrained transmission paths that go to the same point(s) of
delivery on the Transmission System.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 290
SCHEDULE 8
Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service
The Transmission Customer shall compensate the Transmission Provider for Non-Firm
Point-To-Point Transmission Service up to the sum of the applicable charges set forth below:
1)
Monthly delivery: $1.91/KW of Reserved Capacity per month.
2)
Weekly delivery: $0.44/KW of Reserved Capacity per week.
3)
Daily delivery: $0.09/KW of Reserved Capacity per day.
The total demand charge in any week, pursuant to a reservation for Daily delivery,
shall not exceed the rate specified in section (2) above times the highest amount in
kilowatts of Reserved Capacity in any day during such week.
4)
Hourly delivery: The basic charge shall be that agreed upon by the Parties at the
time this service is reserved and in no event shall exceed $5.51/MWH. The total
demand charge in any day, pursuant to a reservation for Hourly delivery, shall not
exceed the rate specified in section (3) above times the highest amount in kilowatts
of Reserved Capacity in any hour during such day. In addition, the total demand
charge in any week, pursuant to a reservation for Hourly or Daily delivery, shall
not exceed the rate specified in section (2) above times the highest amount in
kilowatts of Reserved Capacity in any hour during such week.
5)
Discounts: Three principal requirements apply to discounts for transmission service
as follows (1) any offer of a discount made by the Transmission Provider must be
announced to all Eligible Customers solely by posting on the OASIS, (2) any
customer-initiated requests for discounts (including requests for use by one's
wholesale merchant or an affiliate's use) must occur solely by posting on the
OASIS, and (3) once a discount is negotiated, details must be immediately posted
on the OASIS. For any discount agreed upon for service on a path, from point(s) of
receipt to point(s) of delivery, the Transmission Provider must offer the same
discounted transmission service rate for the same time period to all Eligible
Customers on all unconstrained transmission paths that go to the same point(s) of
delivery on the Transmission System.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 291
ATTACHMENT A
Form Of Service Agreement For
Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service
1.0
This Service Agreement, dated as of _______________, is entered into, by and between
Yadkin (the Transmission Provider), and ____________ ("Transmission Customer").
2.0
The Transmission Customer has been determined by the Transmission Provider to have a
Completed Application for Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service under the Tariff.
3.0
The Transmission Customer has provided to the Transmission Provider an Application
deposit, in accordance with the provisions of Section 17.3 of the Tariff.
4.0
Service under this agreement shall commence on the later of (l) the requested service
commencement date, or (2) the date on which construction of any Direct Assignment
Facilities and/or Network Upgrades are completed, or (3) such other date as it is permitted
to become effective by the Commission. Service under this agreement shall terminate on
such date as mutually agreed upon by the parties.
5.0
The Transmission Provider agrees to provide and the Transmission Customer agrees to
take and pay for Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service in accordance with the
provisions of Part II of the Tariff and this Service Agreement.
6.0
Any notice or request made to or by either Party regarding this Service Agreement shall be
made to the representative of the other Party as indicated below.
Transmission Provider:
Operations Manager
Yadkin
300 North Hall Road
Alcoa, TN 37701
Transmission Customer:
_______________________
_______________________
_______________________
7.0
The Tariff is incorporated herein and made a part hereof.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 292
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties have caused this Service Agreement to be
executed by their respective authorized officials.
Transmission Provider:
By:______________________
Name
_________________
______________
Title
Date
_________________
______________
Title
Date
Transmission Customer:
By:______________________
Name
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 293
Specifications For Long-Term Firm Point-To-Point
Transmission Service
l.0
Term of Transaction: _________________________________________
Start Date: __________________________________________________
Termination Date: ___________________________________________
2.0
Description of capacity and energy to be transmitted by Transmission Provider including
the electric Control Area in which the transaction originates.
___________________________________________________________
3.0
Point(s) of Receipt: ___________________________________________
Delivering Party: ____________________________________________
4.0
Point(s) of Delivery: __________________________________________
Receiving Party: _____________________________________________
5.0
Maximum amount of capacity and energy to be transmitted
(Reserved Capacity): _________________________________________
6.0
Designation
of
party(ies)
subject
to
reciprocal
service
obligation:________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
7.0
Name(s)
of
any
Intervening
Systems
providing
transmission
service:__________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
8.0
Service under this Agreement may be subject to some combination of the charges detailed
below. (The appropriate charges for individual transactions will be determined in
accordance with the terms and conditions of the Tariff.)
8.1
Transmission Charge:________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
8.2
System Impact and/or Facilities Study Charge(s) ___________________________
___________________________________________________________________
8.3
Direct Assignment Facilities Charge:_____________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
8.4
Original Sheet No. 294
Ancillary Services Charges: ___________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 295
ATTACHMENT B
Form Of Service Agreement For Non-Firm Point-To-Point
Transmission Service
1.0
This Service Agreement, dated as of _______________, is entered into, by and between
Yadkin (the Transmission Provider), and ____________ (Transmission Customer).
2.0
The Transmission Customer has been determined by the Transmission Provider to be a
Transmission Customer under Part II of the Tariff and has filed a Completed Application
for Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service in accordance with Section 18.2 of the
Tariff.
3.0
Service under this Agreement shall be provided by the Transmission Provider upon request
by an authorized representative of the Transmission Customer.
4.0
The Transmission Customer agrees to supply information the Transmission Provider
deems reasonably necessary in accordance with Good Utility Practice in order for it to
provide the requested service.
5.0
The Transmission Provider agrees to provide and the Transmission Customer agrees to
take and pay for Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service in accordance with the
provisions of Part II of the Tariff and this Service Agreement.
6.0
Any notice or request made to or by either Party regarding this Service Agreement shall be
made to the representative of the other Party as indicated below.
Transmission Provider:
Operations Manager
Yadkin
300 North Hall Road
Alcoa, TN 37701
Transmission Customer:
_____________________________________
_____________________________________
_____________________________________
7.0
The Tariff is incorporated herein and made a part hereof.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 296
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties have caused this Service Agreement to be
executed by their respective authorized officials.
Transmission Provider:
By:______________________
Name
_________________
______________
Title
Date
_________________
______________
Title
Date
Transmission Customer:
By:______________________
Name
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Substitute Original Sheet No. 297
Superseding Original Sheet No. 297
ATTACHMENT C
Methodology To Assess Available Transmission Capability
The Transmission Provider, Yadkin, is located within the region of the Southeastern
Electric Reliability Council (SERC). Yadkin owns and operates limited generation and
transmission facilities for the primary purpose of delivering power to Alcoa Inc.'s (Alcoa) Badin
Works smelter and, when operations of that smelter are curtailed, to the interstate grid. Although
Yadkin is a control area operator, almost all of its transmission facilities connect the four dams of
Alcoa's Project No. 2197 to the Badin Works smelter. Yadkin's electric system also contains
115kV and 100kV transmission facilities that provide interconnections between Badin Works
smelter and respectively Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc. (Progress) and Duke Power Company
(Duke). All systems located within SERC have coordinated their transmission planning and
operations to ensure the reliable use of the transmission network. All systems within SERC are
expected to meet SERC and North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) reliability
criteria.
Evaluation and determination of Total Transfer Capability (TTC) over control area-tocontrol area interfaces and internal control area interfaces/limitations is necessary to establish the
Available Transmission Capability (ATC). When necessary, Yadkin will calculate ATC as the
amount of transfer capability remaining after considering Yadkin's TTC and Yadkin's existing
Transmission Service commitments less a Capacity Benefit Margin, less a Transmission
Reliability Margin. The following outlines the methodology that Yadkin will employ when
necessary to estimate whether sufficient transmission transfer capability is available for a
Transmission Request.
1.
Available Transmission Capability (ATC) is the amount of unused TTC after consideration
of reliability requirements to:
•
meet obligations of existing transmission commitments for Network Integration
Transmission Service under this Tariff,
•
meet obligations of existing transmission commitments for Point-To-Point
Transmission Service under this Tariff;
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Vice President
Issued On: October 20, 2005
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
2.
Substitute Original Sheet No. 298
Superseding Original Sheet No. 298
•
meet the Capacity Benefit Margin;
•
meet the Transmission Reliability Margin; and
•
meet obligations of other existing contracts under which transmission service is
provided.
Guidelines and Principles - When estimating ATC, Yadkin will apply the following, as
amended and/or adopted from time to time:
•
Good Utility Practice, and
•
NERC and SERC criteria, rules and reliability standards
3.
Transmission System Model Representation - Yadkin shall estimate TTC using
transmission system load flow models developed for Yadkin's system recognizing that the
TTC and ATC change over different time horizons. The models shall include
representations of other neighboring systems consistent with guidelines in Item 2. Yadkin
shall use system models that it deems appropriate for study of the Request for Firm
Transmission Service. Additional system models and operating conditions, including
assumptions specific to a particular analysis, shall be developed for conditions not
available in the library of load flow cases. The system models shall be modified, if
necessary, to include additional system information on load, transfers and configuration, as
it becomes available.
4.
Contingency Analysis - Yadkin shall perform, when necessary, analysis to estimate TTC.
TTC and ATC will be estimated for point-to-point transfers based on First Contingency
Total Transfer Capability (FCTTC) and First Contingency Incremental Transfer Capability
(FCITC).1 The ATC, based on contingency analysis, is the incremental transfer capability
of the transmission system following the loss of the most critical element while
maintaining thermal and stability performance of the system within acceptable regional
practices and consistent with the guidelines of Item 2.
1
As defined by NERC in Transmission Transfer Capability, May 1995.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Vice President
Issued On: October 20, 2005
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 300
ATTACHMENT D
Methodology for Completing a System Impact Study
Upon receipt of a request for service pursuant to the applicable terms and conditions of this
tariff, the Transmission Provider will complete a System Impact Study associated with the
requested transmission service. The study procedure will use Good Utility Practice and the
engineering and operating principles, standards, guidelines and criteria of the Transmission
Provider, the Southeastern Electric Reliability Council (SERC), of which the Transmission
Provider is a member, any entity of which the Transmission Provider is a member and is approved
by the Commission to promulgate or apply regional or national planning and reliability standards
(such as a Regional Transmission Group), NERC or any similar organization that may exist in the
future of which the Transmission Provider is then a member.
The Transmission Provider shall use its sole discretion as to the scope, details and methods
used to perform the Study. If necessary, a meeting between the Transmission Provider and
applicant shall be held as soon as practical after execution of this Agreement to: (a) review the
application and any known issue that could affect the scope of the study; and (b) develop a scope
of study. The location of the meeting shall be at the Transmission Provider's offices unless
another location is mutually agreed to.
Factors to be considered in determining the capacity availability on the Transmission
Provider's Transmission System may include but not be limited to:
1.
Steady state power flow study results;
2.
Stability study results;
3.
NERC, SERC and the Transmission Provider's system design criteria;
4.
Transmission capacity of the existing system;
5.
Transmission capacity of the system after the request is added;
6.
Reliability requirements of the Transmission Provider and applicant;
7.
Type and terms of the service requested;
8.
Capacity needed to meet current and reasonably forecasted load of Native Load
Customers and Network Customers' loads; and
9.
Capacity needed to meet contractual obligations that are expected before the
requested Transmission Service begins.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 301
ATTACHMENT E
Index Of Point-To-Point Transmission Service Customers
Customer
Date of
Service Agreement
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 302
ATTACHMENT F
Form of Service Agreement For
Network Integration Transmission Service
1.0
This Service Agreement, dated as of _______________, is entered into, by and between
Yadkin (the Transmission Provider), and ____________ (the Transmission Customer).
2.0
The Transmission Customer has been determined to have a Valid Request for Network
Integration Transmission Service under the Transmission Provider's Open Access
Transmission Tariff ("Tariff").
3.0
The Transmission Customer has provided to the Transmission Provider an Application
deposit in the amount of $______, which will be applied to charges for service under this
Agreement in accordance with the provisions of Section 29 of the Tariff.
4.0
Service under this agreement shall commence on the later of: (1) _______________, or
(2) the data on which construction of any Direct Assignment Facilities and/or Network
Upgrades are completed, or (3) such other data as it is permitted to become effective by the
Commission. Service under this agreement shall terminate on ____________________.
5.0
The Transmission Provider agrees to provide and the Transmission Customer agrees to
take and pay for Network Integration Transmission Service in accordance with the
provisions of the Tariff and this Service Agreement, as they may be amended from time to
time.
6.0
Any notice or request made to or by either Party regarding this Service Agreement shall be
made to the representative of the other Party as indicated below.
Transmission Provider:
Operations Manager
Yadkin
300 North Hall Road Alcoa, TN 37701
Transmission Customer:
_______________________
_______________________
_______________________
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
7.0
Original Sheet No. 303
The Tariff and Network Operating Agreement are incorporated herein and made a part
hereof.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties have caused this Service Agreement to be
executed by their respective authorized officials.
Transmission Provider:
By:______________________
Name
_________________
______________
Title
Date
_________________
______________
Title
Date
Transmission Customer:
By:______________________
Name
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 304
SPECIFICATIONS FOR NETWORK INTEGRATION SERVICE TRANSMISSION
1.0
Term of Network Service: ___________________________________
Start Date: _______________________________________________
Termination Date: _________________________________________
2.0
Description of capacity and/or energy to be transmitted by Transmission Provider across
the Transmission Provider's Transmission System (including electric control area in which
the transaction originates).
_________________________________________________________________
3.0
Network Resources
(1)
Transmission Customer Generation Owned:
Resources
(2)
Capacity
Capacity Designated as Network Resource
Transmission Customer Generation Purchased:
Source
Capacity
Total Network Resources: (1) + (2) = _______________
4.0
Network Load
(1)
Transmission Customer Network Load
Network Load
(2)
Transmission Voltage Level
Member Systems Loads Designated and Network Load
Member Systems Load
Transmission Voltage Level
Total Network Load (Estimated: (1) + (2) = ___________
5.0
Designation of party subject to reciprocal service obligation:
6.0
Service under this Agreement may be subject to some combination of the charges detailed
below. (The appropriate) charges for individual transactions will be determined in
accordance with the terms and conditions of the Tariff.)
6.1
Load Ratio Share of Annual Transmission Revenue Requirement:
____________________________________________________________
6.2
Facilities Study Charge:_________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
6.3
Direct Assignment Facilities Charge:______________________________
____________________________________________________________
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
6.4
Original Sheet No. 305
Ancillary Services Charge:______________________________________
____________________________________________________________
6.5
Redispatch Charges: ___________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 306
ATTACHMENT G
Network Operating Agreement
This Operating Agreement will be negotiated on an as-requested basis between Yadkin and
the Transmission Customer.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 307
ATTACHMENT H
Annual Transmission Revenue Requirement
For Network Integration Transmission Service
1.
The Annual Transmission Revenue Requirement for purposes of the Network Integration
Transmission Service shall be $2,679,857.
2.
The amount in (1) shall be effective until amended by the Transmission Provider or
modified by the Commission.
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
Yadkin Division
FERC Electric Tariff
First Revised Volume No. 3
Original Sheet No. 308
ATTACHMENT I
Index Of Network Integration Transmission Service Customers
Customer Service
Date of
Agreement
Issued By: Walter F. Brockway
Effective Date: September 17, 2005
Vice President
Issued On: September 16, 2005
Filed to comply with order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM9912-000, issued March 31, 2000, Designation of Electric Rate Schedule Sheets, Order No. 614,
1996-2000 FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 61,096 (2000).
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