Entities subject to reliability standards may submit questions regarding current standards or instructions to the Reliability Coordinator.
These questions and the Reliability Coordinator’s answers are published here for information purposes. Please note that entities subject to reliability standards are solely responsible for ensuring their activities comply with these standards, and it is the Régie de l’énergie which is responsible for monitoring and enforcing compliance.
The answers provided below reflect the Reliability Coordinator’s interpretations, which are not necessarily approved or recognized by the Régie de l’énergie.
In the Québec context, the term “neighboring system” refers to a system outside the Québec Interconnection.
NERC TOP-002-2.1b requirement R15 stipulates that wind farms must, at the request of the Balancing Authority or Transmission Operator, provide a forecast in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in schedule QC-TOP-002-2.1b.
Furthermore, since you send your delivery schedule to the HQDAE team, the latter already takes care of preparing the required forecasts and forwarding them to the Reliability Coordinator to allow it to perform its functions as Balancing Authority and Transmission Operator.
Thus, we do not currently ask wind farms to provide us with forecasts, neither in our role as Balancing Authority or as Transmission Operator.
Therefore, until further notice, you do not need to provide us with forecasts so long as you continue to send HQDAE your delivery schedule based on the hourly available power of your facilities.