2024 Goals

The NYSRC Executive Committee approved its business goals for 2024 and beyond.

Welcome to the New York State Reliability Council

The New York State Reliability Council, L.L.C. (“NYSRC”) is a not-for-profit entity, organized in 1999 as a Delaware limited liability company, whose mission is to promote and preserve the reliability of electric service on the New York State Power System by developing, maintaining, and, from time-to-time, updating the Reliability Rules which shall be complied with by the New York Independent System Operator (“NYISO”) and all entities engaging in electric transmission, ancillary services, energy and power transactions on the New York State Power System. The NYSRC shall carry out its mission with no intent to advantage or disadvantage any Market Participant’s commercial interests.

Video — Highlights 20 years of Reliability Progress since the 2003 Blackout — posted with permission of courtesy of NERC

The Grid – 20 Years of Progress Since the 2003 Northeast Blackout (vimeo.com)

 

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Meeting Schedule

Executive Committee Meeting  March 8, Wolfert’s Roost Country Club,  9:30AM

Installed Capacity SubCommittee Meeting February 27, Teams,  9:30AM

Reliability Rules SubCommittee Meeting February 29, WebEx, 10:00AM

Reliability Compliance Monitoring SubCommittee Meeting February 29, WebEx, 10:00AM

Extreme Weather Working Group Meeting February 23, CANCELLED

Our Mission

The NYSRC's mission also includes monitoring compliance with the Reliability Rules by working in consultation with the NYISO to assure compliance, including when necessary, seeking compliance through the dispute resolution procedure contained in the ISO/NYSRC Agreement, and taking such other actions which may be necessary to carry out the purpose of the NYSRC Agreement.

Latest Rule Postings

Draft Reliability Rules Posted for Review and Comment:

None

Approved New Rules:

Reliability Rule #151
RR #151 2-11-2024

Reliability Rule – RR #151- Reliability Rule B.5: Establishing New York Control Area (NYCA) Interconnection Standards for Large IBR Generating Facilities

On Friday February 9, 2024, the NYSRC Executive Committee approved Potential Reliability Rule PRR 151 – Establish minimum interconnection standards for Large Inverter Based Resource (IBR) Generating Facilities based on IEEE Standard 2800 – 2022 and its associated procedures document as Reliability Rule B.5: Establishing New York Control Area (NYCA) Interconnection Standards for Large IBR Generating Facilities for inclusion in its Reliability Rule & Compliance Manual.

The need for Reliability Rule B.5 is based upon: (1) recent disturbances in Texas and California where IBRs failed to perform reliably creating system supply deficits; (2) the cumulative expected magnitude of IBRs in the NYCA per New York State’s Climate Leadership & Community Protection Act (CLCPA) mandates; (3) NERC’s recommendation for Authorities Governing Interconnection Requirements (AGIR) to immediately adopt IEEE Standard 2800-2022; and (4) FERC’s RM22-12-000 NOPR on Reliability Standards to Address Inverter Based Resources.  In addition, the need for the new rule is demonstrated by the New York Independent System Operator’s (NYISO) Interconnection Queue as of 6/30/23 having greater than 120,000 MW’s of Large Facility (>20MW) Inverter Based Resources.

Reliability Rule B.5 addresses interconnection study and compliance requirements for “as-designed” IBR plants based on IEEE 2800-2022.

RR #151 2-12-2024.pdf(nysrc.org)
RR #151 Procedure Document 2-11-2024
RR #151 Memorandum 2-12-2024.pdf(nysrc.org)

Reliability Rule #149
RR #149 4-8-22
Reliability Rule Revision – RR 149 Clarify the Interpretation of the LOLE Reliability Risk Metric in the NYSRC Resource Adequacy Criterion and the Application of Multiple Reliability Risk Metrics in IRM and Resource Adequacy Assessments

This rule change has two components: (1) To express the NYSRC’s LOLE criterion’s quantification of resource adequacy in terms of “loss of load event-days per year” instead of “days per year,” in order to avoid a possible misinterpretation that the NYSRC ‘s LOLE criterion allows a loss of load duration of 2.4 hours per year, and (2) to require IRM and resource adequacy assessments to include multiple reliability risk metrics in order to more fully describe loss of load events.

The proposed LOLE criterion change is consistent with recommendations in the IEEE Resource Adequacy WG ‘s paper, Clarifying the Interpretation and Use of the LOLE Resource Adequacy Metric, presented at NERC’s Probabilistic Analysis Forum on October 5, 2021. This change would not affect in any way present ICS and NYISO procedures and models for IRM and resource adequacy assessments — it brings the resource adequacy criterion in line with present study applications and criterion interpretations.

Normal Process Review
Posted on April 12, 2022
Comments were due on May 26, 2022
No comments were received
Approved by the NYSRC Executive Committee on June 10, 2022
The modified Rule will be incorporated into the next revision of the NYSRC Reliability Rules and Compliance Manual.

RR 149
RR 149 Red Line

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Notices

  • New Unaffiliated Executive Committee Member The NYSRC is pleased to announce the addition of a new Unaffiliated Member, Rick Gonzalez, formerly of the NYISO.  Details of his experience can be found here.
  • NYSRC is implementing a solicitation for new Legal Counsel  The NYSRC is seeking proposals from attorneys interested in serving as counsel the the NYSRC.  Instructions for responding to the opportunity can be found here.
  • NYSRC 2023 Goals Results — At its meeting on January 12, 2024, the NYSRC Executive Committee accepted the final results of its 2023 goals.  The report can be found here.
  • December 8, 2023Required Installed Reserve Margin for the 2024-25 Capability Year Established. The Executive Committee of the New York State Reliability Council established the New York Control Area (NYCA) Installed Reserve Margin (IRM) requirement for the May 1, 2024 to April 30, 2025 Capability Period at 22.0%. This decision is described in the Executive Committee’s 2024-25 IRM Resolution.
  • November 17, 2023 The NYSRC Executive Committee has extended the deadline for comments on the revised PRR 151 until December 26, 2023.
  • Friday November 10, 2023 At it’s meeting on Thursday, November 9, 2023 the NYSRC EC approved posting a revision of a revised PRR #151 for industry comments.  The comment period will end December 26, 2023.  The instructions for submitting comments can be found here.
  • Search for a qualified candidate to fill an open unaffiliated Executive Committee Member Position
    The New York State Reliability Council (NYSRC) is seeking qualified candidates who are interested in fulfilling the role of Unaffiliated Member of the New York State Reliability Council’s Executive Committee. To be considered for the position please review the information and instructions for submitting an application at this link.
  • NYSRC EC Approves 2024 Business Goals
    At the meeting of the NYSRC Executive Committee on October 14, 2023, the Executive Committee approved the business Goals for 2024. The goals document can be found at this link.
  • At the meeting of the NYSRC Executive Committee on October 14, 2023, the Executive Committee approved the Emergency Operating Procedures (EOP) Whitepaper. The EOP Whitepaper describes the research on how EOPs, especially Emergency Assistance are accounted for in the IRM base case model and recommends changes to the IRM modelling assumptions. The EOP Whitepaper can be found at this link.
  • NYSRC has filed comments supporting NPCC’s proposed plan regarding how to include the requirements of  IEEE 2800 into NPCC’s Directories which contain NPCC’s Bulk Power System Criteria.  The comments can be found at this link.
  • Notice
    Please take note that at its meeting on July 14, 2024 the NYSRC Executive Committee approved the Executive Committee, Subcommittee and Working Groups meeting schedules for calendar year 2024.  The details can be found here.
  • Approval of the Extreme Weather Working Group Report on Off Shore Wind Performance
    During its meeting on July 14, 2023, the NYSRC Executive Committee approved a report from the Extreme Weather Working Group on its analysis of wind output. The analyses examined high resolution data characterizing Off Shore Wind (OSW) performance recently provided by NYISO and its consultant DNV. The analysis revealed that wind lulls, defined for the purposes of this analysis as periods of each hour of wind output of less than 5%-20% for extended periods of 24 hours or longer, occur about 30 times per year on average. Wind lulls of 48 hours or longer occur on average about seven times per year, and wind lulls of 72 hours or longer occur on average two times per year. The analysis also found wind lull events to be highly correlated interregional events simultaneously impacting wind output from NJ to Rhode Island.  The report can be found here.
  • NYSRC Notice Regarding Inverter Based Resources (IBR) Actions
    Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (“CLCPA”) Legislation recently enacted in New York State has mandated a very significant increase in Inverter Based Resources (IBR) on the New York State electric system. In light of this legislation, and after extensive review, the New York State Reliability Council (NYSRC) identified the need for, and is in the process of implementing, a number of actions necessary to preserve to New York State Bulk Power System.  The complete notice and summary of the actions may be found here.
  • NYSRC Establishes Goals for 2023
    At its meeting on November 10, 2022, the NYSRC Executive Committee approved its business goals for 2023 and beyond.  The goals can be found here.
  • Availability of the NYSRC DER and Decarbonization Monthly Report
    For industry use, the monthly status report of the industry (New York and beyond) activities related to Decarbonization and Distributed Energy Resources (DER) is available here..