|Date:||5/27/97 Record No.: 10455|
|Contact:|| Rich Burrow, DOE HQ,|
Organizational Framework for Bulk Electric System Reliability (Draft)
The entire paper is available on line at the SEAB web site http://www.hr.doe.gov/seab
Draft: May 20, 1997 Task Force on Electric System Reliability
AN ORGANIZATIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR BULK ELECTRIC SYSTEM RELIABILITY: FUNCTIONS AND INTERRELATIONSHIPS
This paper presents one possible organizational framework to ensure the reliable operation of the bulk power system. It was written to provide a focal point for future discussions within the Task Force on Electric System Reliability of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. The paper is based on discussions by Task Force members at their first two meetings as well as their comments on a draft of this paper. The organizational framework is, at this point, necessarily described in broad terms. This document will evolve through further Task Force discussions and will become more specific as issues and alternatives are considered and addressed.
This paper does not attempt to address whether there are sufficient legal authorities to accomplish what is proposed herein. The need for additional legal authorities will be addressed after a suitable organizational framework has been designed.
In addition, five supporting papers discuss and propose positions on some important issues that cut across the organizations proposed in this framework document.