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  • Southwest Power Pool - Open Access Transmission Tariff, Sixth Revised Volume No. 1 - Attachment V Generator Interconnection Procedures (GIP) ...

    Effective Date: 1/23/2020 - Docket #: ER19-1954-000 - Page 1

    ATTACHMENT V

    GENERATOR INTERCONNECTION PROCEDURES (GIP)

    including

    GENERATOR

    INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENT (GIA)

  • Southwest Power Pool - Open Access Transmission Tariff, Sixth Revised Volume No. 1 - Attachment V Generator Interconnection Procedures (GIP) ...

    Effective Date: 1/23/2020 - Docket #: ER19-1954-000 - Page 2

    Generator

    Interconnection Procedures (GIP)

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Section 1. Definitions

    Section 2. Scope and Application

    2.1 Application of Generator Interconnection

    Procedures

    2.2 Pre-Application Process for Interconnection Requests Equal to or Less than 20 MW

    2.3 Comparability

    2.4 Base Case Data

    2.5 No Applicability to Transmission Service

    2.6 Participation by the United States Subject to Federal Laws and Regulations

    Section 3. Interconnection Requests

    3.1 General

    3.2 Identification of Types of Interconnection Services

    3.2.1 Energy Resource Interconnection Service

    3.2.1.1 The Product

    3.2.1.2 The Study

    3.2.2 Network Resource Interconnection Service

    3.2.2.1 The Product

    3.2.2.2 The Study

    3.3 Utilization of Surplus Interconnection Service

    3.3.1 Initiating a Request for Surplus Interconnection Service

    3.3.2 Surplus Interconnection Service Study Agreement

    3.3.3 Surplus Interconnection Service Queue

    3.3.4 Surplus Interconnection Service Studies

    3.3.5 Surplus Interconnection Service Agreement

    3.4 Valid Interconnection Request

    3.4.1 Initiating an Interconnection Request

    3.4.2 Acknowledgment of Interconnection Request

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    3.4.3 Deficiencies in Interconnection Request

    3.4.4 Scoping Meeting

    3.4.5 Environmental Review

    3.5 OASIS Posting

    3.6 Coordination with Affected Systems

    3.7 Withdrawal

    3.8 Identification of Contingent Facilities

    Section 4. Interconnection Request Evaluation Process

    4.1 Queue Position

    4.2 General Study Process

    4.2.1 DISIS Queue Study Procedures

    4.2.2 Study Cost and Network Upgrade Cost Allocation

    4.3 Transferability of Queue Position

    4.4 Modifications

    Section 5. Procedures for Interconnection Requests Submitted Prior to

    Revision Date of Generator Interconnection

    Procedures

    5.1 Transition Procedures

    5.2 New Transmission Provider

    Section 6. Reserved

    Section 7. Reserved

    Section 8. Definitive Planning Phase

    8.1 Generator Interconnection Study Agreement

    8.2 Execution of Generator Interconnection Study Agreement

    8.3 Definitive Interconnection System Impact Study Review Period

    8.4 Scope of Definitive Interconnection System Impact Study

    8.5 Definitive Interconnection System Impact Study Procedures

    8.5.1 Decision Point One

    8.5.2 Decision Point Two

    8.6 Meeting with Transmission Provider

    8.6.1 Environmental Review

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    Effective Date: 1/23/2020 - Docket #: ER19-1954-000 - Page 4

    8.6.1.1 Environmental Review Procedures

    8.7 Interconnection Requests That Require Previously Approved Network Upgrades

    8.8 Re-Study

    8.9 Entry into Interconnection Facilities Study

    8.10 Scope of Interconnection Facilities Study

    8.11 Interconnection Facilities Study Procedures

    8.12 Meeting with Transmission Provider

    8.13 Re-Study

    8.14 Financial Security Refund Eligibility

    Section 9. Engineering & Procurement (‘E&P’) Agreement

    Section 10. Reserved.

    Section 11. Generator Interconnection Agreement (GIA)

    11.1 Tender

    11.2 Negotiation

    11.3 Execution and Filing

    11.4 Commencement of Interconnection Activities

    Section 11A Interim Generator Interconnection Agreement (Interim GIA)

    11A.1 Availability

    11A.2 Eligibility

    11A.3 Tender, Negotiation, Execution and Filing of Interim GIA

    11A.4 Commencement of Interim Interconnection Activities

    11A.5 Interconnection Service upon Termination of Interim GIA

    Section 12. Construction of Interconnection Facilities and Network Upgrades

    12.1 Schedule

    12.2 Construction Sequencing of Transmission Owner’s Interconnection Facilities,

    Network Upgrades and Distribution Upgrades

    12.2.1 General

    12.2.2 Advance Construction of Network Upgrades that are an

    Obligation of an Entity other than Interconnection

    Customer

    12.2.3 Advancing Construction of Network Upgrades that are Part

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    of an Expansion Plan of the Transmission Provider

    12.2.4 Amended Definitive Interconnection System Impact Study

    12.3 Upgrades which will not be constructed by Transmission Owner

    Section 13. Miscellaneous

    13.1 Confidentiality

    13.1.1 Scope

    13.1.2 Release of Confidential Information

    13.1.3 Rights

    13.1.4 No Warranties

    13.1.5 Standard of Care

    13.1.6 Order of Disclosure

    13.1.7 Remedies

    13.1.8 Disclosure to FERC, its Staff or a State

    13.2 Delegation of Responsibility

    13.3 Obligation for Study Costs

    13.4 Third Parties Conducting Studies

    13.5 Disputes

    13.6 Local Furnishing Bonds

    13.6.1 Transmission Owners That Own Facilities Financed by

    Local Furnishing or Other Tax-Exempt Bonds or That Are Tax Exempt

    Entities

    13.6.2 Alternative Procedures for Requesting Interconnection

    Service

    Section 14. Fast Track Process

    14.1 Applicability

    14.2 Initial Review

    14.2.1 Screens

    14.3 Customer Options Meeting

    14.4 Supplemental Review

    Appendix 1 – Reserved

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    Effective Date: 1/23/2020 - Docket #: ER19-1954-000 - Page 6

    Appendix 2 – Reserved

    Appendix 3 – Generator Interconnection Study Agreement

    Appendix 4 – Reserved

    Appendix 5 – Interim Availability Interconnection System Impact Study Agreement

    Appendix 6 – Generator Interconnection Agreement

    Appendix 7 – Interconnection Procedures for a Wind Generation Plant

    Appendix 8 – Interim Generator Interconnection Agreement

    Appendix 9 – Certification Codes and Standards

    Appendix 10 – Certification of Small Generator Equipment Packages

    Appendix 11 – Application, Procedures, and Terms and Conditions for Interconnecting a Certified

    Inverter-Based Small Generating Facility No Larger than 10 kW

    Appendix 12 – Consent to Assignment of GIA

    Appendix 13 – Generator Interconnection Agreement (For use when Western-UGP is a Party to

    the GIA, as the Transmission Owner)

    Appendix 14 – Interim Generator Interconnection Agreement (For use when Western-UGP is a

    Party to the Interim GIA, as the Transmission Owner)

    Appendix 15 – Surplus Interconnection Service Impact Study Agreement

    Appendix 16 – Surplus Interconnection Service Facilities Study Agreement

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    Effective Date: 7/1/2020 - Docket #: ER20-1536-000 - Page 7

    Section 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 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 System in accordance with Good Utility Practice.

    Applicable Laws and Regulations shall mean all duly promulgated applicable federal,