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NERC Files Petition for Approval of PRC-004-3

On September 15, 2014, in Docket No. ___, NERC filed a petition for FERC’s approval of proposed Reliability Standard PRC-004-3 (Protection System Misoperation Identification and Correction). NERC also requests approval of: (i) a revised definition of “Misoperation” and a new definition of “Composite Protection System” for inclusion in the NERC Glossary of Terms; (ii) the Implementation Plan for the proposed Reliability Standard; (iii) the associated Violation Risk Factors and Violation Severity Levels; and (iv) the retirement of Reliability Standards PRC-004-2.1a (Analysis and Mitigation of Transmission and Generation Protection System Misoperations) and PRC-003-1 (Regional Procedure for Analysis of Misoperations of Transmission and Generation Protection System) as listed in the Implementation Plan.  Proposed PRC-004-3 and the separate Request for Data or Information prepared pursuant to Section 1600 of NERC’s Rules of Procedure, provide the means to accomplish a systematic analysis and correction of the underlying causes of preventable Protection System Misoperations. Proposed Reliability Standard PRC-004-3 replaces Reliability Standards PRC-004-2.1a and PRC-003-1 to create a single Reliability Standard requiring Transmission Owners, Generator Owners, and Distribution Providers to identify and correct causes of Misoperations of certain Protection Systems for Bulk Electric System Elements.

To view NERC’s petition, click here.