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52 Pa. Code § 57.193. Transmission system reliability.

§ 57.193. Transmission system reliability.

 (a)  An electric distribution company shall install and maintain its transmission facilities, and ensure that its transmission facilities are operated, in conformity with the applicable requirements of the National Electrical Safety Code. An electric distribution company shall operate its transmission facilities in conformity with the operating policies, criteria, requirements and standards of NERC and the appropriate regional reliability council, or successor organizations, and other applicable requirements.

 (b)  The reliability of an electric distribution company’s transmission service provided to wholesale customers, such as electric cooperative corporations and municipal corporations, shall be comparable to the reliability which the transmission supplier provides at the wholesale level, taking into account the nature of each service area in which electricity is delivered to the customer, the delivery voltage and the configuration and length of the circuit from which electricity is delivered.

 (c)  An electric distribution company shall submit to the Commission, on or before May 31, 1999, and May 31 of each succeeding year, information concerning the performance of the transmission system, as built and operated, to serve a fully competitive generation market efficiently. The report shall include available transfer capability, total transfer capability and the use, in general, of the transmission system. The report shall include an assessment of the past performance of the transmission system and an appraisal of future transmission system performance. In complying with this requirement, electric distribution companies operating under a single system operator may submit a joint report by an independent system operator, or other appropriate transmission system operator.

Cross References

   This section cited in 52 Pa. Code §  57.197 (relating to reliability investigations and enforcement); and 52 Pa. Code §  57.198 (relating to inspection and maintenance standards).

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