Reliability Standards Discussion Group

Purpose

The purpose of the Reliability Standards Discussion Group (RSDG) is to provide an open forum for stakeholders and the AESO to have high-level, non-technical discussions about the Alberta Reliability Standards (ARS) Program, and NERC and WECC reliability standards. Specific objectives are to inform stakeholders of upcoming ARS under development, to discuss with stakeholders ARS program lifecycle continuous improvements, and to provide a forum for general questions or concerns about ARS to be introduced and next steps considered. The RSDG meets three times a year.

The RSDG is an Alberta Reliability Council (ARC) working group.

In-scope

  • RSDG will include ARS program work plan updates, ARS program lifecycle continuous improvements discussions and updates, and ARS open industry discussion.

Out-of-scope

  • Detailed content discussions on specific ARS material during any phase of the ARS lifecycle will occur at a Reliability Standards Workshop (RSW).
  • ARS enforcement is under the mandate of the MSA. As a result, it will not be discussed at RSDG meetings.

Purpose

The purpose of the Reliability Standards Discussion Group (RSDG) is to provide an open forum for stakeholders and the AESO to have high-level, non-technical discussions about the Alberta Reliability Standards (ARS) Program, and NERC and WECC reliability standards. Specific objectives are to inform stakeholders of upcoming ARS under development, to discuss with stakeholders ARS program lifecycle continuous improvements, and to provide a forum for general questions or concerns about ARS to be introduced and next steps considered. The RSDG meets three times a year.

The RSDG is an Alberta Reliability Council (ARC) working group.

In-scope

  • RSDG will include ARS program work plan updates, ARS program lifecycle continuous improvements discussions and updates, and ARS open industry discussion.

Out-of-scope

  • Detailed content discussions on specific ARS material during any phase of the ARS lifecycle will occur at a Reliability Standards Workshop (RSW).
  • ARS enforcement is under the mandate of the MSA. As a result, it will not be discussed at RSDG meetings.
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The AESO values stakeholder input and invites all interested stakeholders to provide their feedback on the November 2023 RSDG Session via the following Stakeholder Feedback survey on or before November 28, 2023. Please be as specific as possible with your responses. Thank you for your input.

    Instructions

    1. To submit your feedback, you will need to be registered and signed in on the AESO Engage platform.
    2. Please click on the "Complete Stakeholder Feedback" box below to provide your specific comments.
    3. Please submit one completed Stakeholder Feedback survey per organization.
    4. Stakeholder Feedback results will be posted on AESO Engage, in their original state.
    5. Responses due on or before November 28, 2023


    Stakeholder Feedback Questions

    1. Do you agree with the AESO’s proposed ARS Development Phase Process Guiding Principles? If not, what would you prefer to see and why?
    2. Do you agree with the AESO’s proposed ARS Information Document Guiding Principles? If not, what would you prefer to see and why?
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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The AESO values stakeholder input and invites all interested stakeholders to provide their feedback on the June 2023 RSDG Session via the following Stakeholder Feedback survey on or before July 18, 2023. Please be as specific as possible with your responses. Thank you for your input.

    Instructions

    1. To submit your feedback, you will need to be registered and signed in on the AESO Engage platform.
    2. Please click on the "Complete Stakeholder Feedback" box below to provide your specific comments.
    3. Please submit one completed Stakeholder Feedback survey per organization.
    4. Stakeholder Feedback results will be posted on AESO Engage, in their original state.
    5. Responses due on or before July 18, 2023


    Stakeholder Feedback Questions


    Questions 1 - 8 on Page 1 of the Feedback Request pertain specifically to the Alberta Risk-based Compliance Monitoring Program (ARCMP) Proposal:

    1. Was any part of the ARCMP Proposal unclear? If yes, please outline which section was unclear and what was unclear.
    2. Were you satisfied with the level of detail provided in the ARCMP Proposal?  If no, please indicate what details were missing.
    3. Do you have any suggested changes to the approach described in the ARCMP Proposal? 
    4. Has the ARCMP Proposal adequately addressed your feedback related to design of risk-based compliance monitoring program? 
    5. Do you agree the approach described the ARCMP Proposal is consistent with the risk-based approach discussed as part of the November 2022 and February 2023 RSDG meetings? 
    6. Do you have any other comments on the ARCMP Proposal content? 
    7. Did the written ARCMP Proposal format promote understanding and ease of consumption? If not, do you have suggestions for improvement?
    8. Is there another mode of communication you would have preferred the AESO use to deliver the ARCMP Proposal?


    Questions 9 - 12 on Page 2 of the Feedback Request pertain specifically to the Draft Guiding Principles for Scheduling Prioritized ARS Projects:

          9. Do you agree with the development phase timelines proposed in the draft Guiding Principles for Scheduling Prioritized ARS Projects? If not, what would you prefer and why?

       10. Do you agree with the AESO’s proposed approach to implementation timelines for ARS that relate to FERC-approved reliability standards? If not, what would you prefer to see and why?

       11. Do you agree with the AESO’s proposed approach to implementation timelines for ARS that relate to reliability standards that have not been approved by FERC? If not, what would you prefer to see and why? 

      12. Do you have any other comments for the AESO on the draft Guiding Principles for Scheduling Prioritized ARS Projects?


    Questions 13 & 14 on Page 3 of the Feedback Request pertain specifically to the June 2023 ARS Program Work Plan:

    13. Do you have any questions or concerns related to the June 2023 Work Plan proposed dates and date ranges? If so, please provide.

    14. Do you have any other feedback for the AESO on the June 2023 Work Plan?

    Complete Stakeholder Feedback
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The AESO is seeking feedback from interested stakeholders on their perspectives as it relates to the Enhanced ARS Program Work Plan Template. The AESO values stakeholder feedback and invites all interested stakeholders to provide their comments via the following Stakeholder Feedback survey on or before March 14, 2023. Please be as specific as possible with your responses. Thank you.


    Instructions

    1. To submit your feedback, you will need to be registered and signed in on the AESO Engage platform.
    2. Please click on the "Complete Stakeholder Feedback" box below to provide your specific comments.
    3. Please submit one completed Stakeholder Feedback survey per organization.
    4. Stakeholder Feedback results will be posted on AESO Engage, in their original state.
    5. Responses due on or before March 14, 2023


    Stakeholder Feedback Questions

    1. Do you have any feedback on the Enhanced ARS Program Work Plan Template?
    2. Are you interested in the AESO maintaining previous versions of the AESO’s ARS Program Work Plan on its website? If so, how do you plan to use this information?
    3. Are you interested in the AESO providing information related to its rationale for determining the reliability standards it is prioritizing for development? If so, would you prefer this information to be provided within the ARS Program Work Plan and/or separately? How do you plan to use this information?
    Complete Stakeholder Feedback
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