May 2018 Bar Bulletin
By Sarah Dennison-Leonard
(Second of Two Parts)
The Northwest’s Collaborative Programs for Sharing Contingency Reserve and Frequency Response
All of the Balancing Authorities in the Northwest Power Pool area belong to the Northwest Power Pool Contingency Reserve Sharing Group (or “Contingency Reserve Group,” for short). Most, but not all, of the Balancing Authorities also belong to the Western Frequency Response Sharing Group (or “Frequency Response Group,” for short). These two programs allow Balancing Authorities to gain efficiency, while lowering risk, by helping each other comply with BAL-002 and BAL-003.
What these two programs have in common is that:
• membership is...