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 FRCC Reliability Coordinator

 

The FRCC organization is the Reliability Coordinator (RC) for the FRCC Region. The FRCC which is registered with NERC Compliance Registry as the Reliability Coordinator for the FRCC Region has the responsibility and authority to act and direct actions in accordance with relevant NERC Reliability Standards and other directives put forth from the NERC and FERC. 

 

The FRCC utilizes an agent to perform its’ Reliability Coordinator functions. The agent has the responsibility and authority to take any action necessary, in accordance with the provisions of the FRCC Reliability Coordinator Reliability Plan​ document, to maintain the reliability of the FRCC Bulk Electric System (BES). 

 

The FRCC Reliability Coordinator Reliability Plan is also the NERC approved Regional Reliability plan and as such describes at a high level how reliability of the BES is coordinated within the FRCC Region.  

 

In addition to the FRCC Reliability Coordinator, the FRCC has specific procedures and guidelines that support and supplement NERC Reliability Standards to ensure that the reliability of the region is maintained by all operating entities including, but not limited to, Transmission Operators, Balancing Authorities, Generator Operators, Transmission Service Providers, Load-Serving Entities, and Purchasing-Selling Entities and other users of the FRCC BES, including entities acting as agents to perform functions on their behalf, for maintaining reliability of the BES. 

 

The sections below contain the various documents, procedures and coordination areas that support the FRCC Reliability Coordinator functions.

 Requires FRCC.com account with appropriate permission level

FRCC Member Services Procedures and Guidelines


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FRCC ROG Documents (requires username and password)

Reliability Only Group (ROG) is a classification for folks who have signed a confidentiality agreement and is intended to protect market sensitive information while allowing the coordination activities to support bulk electric system reliability. Generally these documents (or information) may contain non-public transmission information and must be treated in accordance with the FERC Standards of Conduct. In some cases ROG documents (or information) are also designated Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII).

Standards of conduct and safeguards on information are necessary to ensure the Reliability Coordinator does not act in a manner that favors one market participant over another nor jeopardize the security of the bulk electric system.



FRCC Reliability Coordinator Posting Area - RC (requires username and password)

The FRCC Reliability Coordinator (RC) function must have accurate and up to date operating data in order to accurately model the system, perform operational reliability assessments and coordinate reliable operations within the Reliability Coordinator Area. The RC also needs the means to efficiently share plans and provide up to date and redundant access to RC plans and information to ensure that BAs and TOPs within the FRCC RC footprint have quick access to these types of RC coordination documents.



FRCC Operations Planning Coordinator Posting Area - OPC (requires username and password)

The FRCC Operations Planning Coordinator (OPC) must also have accurate and up to date operating data in order to accurately model the system, perform operational reliability assessments and coordinate reliable operations within the FRCC Area. The OPC also needs the means to efficiently share study results and reports on reliability to ensure that BAs and TOPs within the FRCC have quick access to these types of OPC coordination documents.



FRCC State Capacity Emergency Coordinator Posting Area- SCEC (requires username and password)

The FRCC State Capacity Emergency Coordinator (SCEC) function performs various coordination roles with regard to FRCC near term BA capacity monitoring and longer term outage planning. This posting area allows the SCEC to post and share SCEC related documents with FRCC operating entities.



FRCC Operating Entities Posting Area- BA,TOP, PA, TP (requires username and password)

NERC Reliability Standards require that BAs and TOPs annually review and update each emergency plan as well as share various other documents with their RC and neighboring entities. This posting area provides a method for BAS and TOPs to share their emergency plans and other coordination documents with the FRCC RC as well as neighboring FRCC BAs and TOPs. Operating entities have been provided specific permissions to upload and update information for their particular entity to their appropriate area.



FRCC RC Function Related Groups (requires username and password)

 




Reliability Coordinator Performance Evaluation Process- Agent Audit

Over the years, the FRCC has instituted a regimen of Agent audit to ensure that the FRCC Reliability Process has been, and continues to be implemented in a fair and non-discriminatory manner. The Agent Audit process includes a task force of FRCC representatives that audit agent performance to the FRCC Reliability Process. The results of those audits along with recommendations for improving reliability are documented and presented to the FRCC at the conclusion of the Agent Audit process. The last two Agent Audit Reports are included below.



Reliability Coordinator Comments or Complaints

The Florida Reliability Coordinating Council, Inc. (FRCC) has contracted with an Agent to perform the duties of the FRCC Reliability Coordinator. The Agent provides the following functions in accordance with the FRCC Reliability Process:

Real-Time Operating Function

This area contains the procedures to ensure that all entities operating in the FRCC Region have confidence that the FRCC Agent have acted in a manner consistent with the FRCC’s goals of Reliability and no undue discrimination in the application of the Region’s Reliability Process. If an FRCC operating entity in the FRCC Region, has questions or concerns over the actions taken by the FRCC Agent on behalf of the FRCC, and if these questions are not fully answered to the satisfaction of the operating entity by the FRCC Agent, then the entity shall have the right to initiate a request for review to ensure any concerns are addressed fully and appropriately.