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					BAL-002-WECC-1
Contingency Reserve
VRF and VSL Justification


Table of Compliance Elements

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Violation Risk Factor (VRF)

The previous iteration of BAL-002-WECC-1 was reviewed by NERC and FERC resulting
in a remand to WECC under FERC Order 740.1 The order did not require changes to
the Violation Risk Factors; however, upon review the drafting team opted to assign each
of the Requirements a High VRF.

The WECC-0083 Contingency Reserve Drafting Team used the definitions for VRFs
found in the “Sanction Guidelines of the North American Electric Reliability
Corporation”2 to determine the VRF for each requirement. Based upon the definitions,
the drafting team assigned a High VRF for all Requirements, because, if violated, these
requirements could directly cause or contribute to bulk electric system instability,
separation, or a cascading sequence of failures, or could place the bulk electric system
at an unacceptable risk of instability, separation, or cascading failures.

Violation Severity Level (VSL)

The previous iteration of BAL-002-WECC-1 was reviewed by NERC and FERC resulting
in a remand to WECC under FERC Order 740.3 The order did not require changes to
the Violation Severity Levels. The drafting team retained the previous VSLs accepting
non-substantive changes proposed during the NERC Quality Review. In addition to the
non-substantive changes, the team also adopted a change proposed by the NERC


1
 FERC Remand Order 740, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY
COMMISSION, 18 CFR Part 40, Docket No. RM09-15-000; Order No. 740, Version One Regional
Reliability Standard for Resource and Demand Balancing, Issued October 21, 2010.
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    http://www.nerc.com/files/Violation_Risk_Factors.pdf
3
 FERC Remand Order 740, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY
COMMISSION, 18 CFR Part 40, Docket No. RM09-15-000; Order No. 740, Version One Regional
Reliability Standard for Resource and Demand Balancing, Issued October 21, 2010.

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Quality Review team adding the “or” statement to Requirement R4. (Please see table
above for details.)




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