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FPL-NED Facility Connection Requirements
Effective May 1, 2005
May 1, 2005
FPL-NED Facility Connection Requirements
Table of Contents
I. COMMON REQUIREMENTS Page Number
A. Responsibilities 2
B. Site Access 2
C. Safety 2
D. Operations 3
E. Control Areas 3
F. Responsibilities during Emergency Conditions 3
G. Maintenance of Facilities 3
H. Point of Interconnection 4
I. Transmission Line Configurations 4
J. Grounding 5
K. Insulation Coordination 6
L. Structures 6
M. Ratings 6
N. Reliability and System Security 7
O. Protective Relaying 7
P. Metering 9
Q. SCADA 9
R. Ferroresonance 9
S. Future Modifications 9
T. Coordination of Impact Assessments 10
A. Applicability 10
B. Process 10
C. Configuration 10
D. Operations & Safety 10
E. Generator Protection Requirements 11
F. Support of the Grid 12
G. Generator Testing 13
H. Power Factor 13
I. Interrupting Ratings 13
J. Source System Grounding 14
K. Generator Data 14
L. Generator Telemetry 15
A. Applicability 15
B. Process 15
C. Configuration 16
F. Protection 16
G. Transmission Reclosing 17
H. Reactive Power Control 17
I. Unbalanced Phases 17
J. Delivery Point Power Factor 17
K. Delivery Point Power Quality 17
L. Delivery Point Metering 18
M. Delivery Point Auto-Restoration 18
N. Delivery Point Load Shedding Programs 18
O. Delivery Point Generation 18
P. Delivery Point Parallel Operation 18
APPENDIX 1 Generator Data Requirements
APPENDIX 2 Procedures for Notification of Generating Plant Operational Data
And Control Status
This document has been prepared to identify the technical requirements for connecting new facilities to the FPL-NED transmission system. It applies to new connections or substantial modifications of existing generating units or transmission interconnections as well as existing and new end user delivery points. Rather than give detailed technical specifications this document provides a general overview of the functional objectives and requirements to be met in the design of facility connections. These requirements are written to establish a basis for maintaining reliability, power quality, and a safe environment for the general public, power consumers, maintenance personnel and the equipment. The requirements and guidelines found in this document are consistent with those used by FPL-NED when installing new FPL-NED facilities or modifying existing FPL-NED facilities. This document is written to comply with NERC Planning Standards (FAC-001-0 Facility Connection Requirements and FAC-002-0 Coordination of Plans for New Generation, Transmission and End-User Facilities) which requires entities responsible for the reliability of the interconnected transmission systems to maintain and make available a Facility Connections Requirements document These standards also require those entities seeking to add facilities or connect to the interconnected transmission system to comply with this Facility Connection Requirements document. This document is also written to describe the coordination efforts of FPL-NED with the relevant Transmission Planners and Planning Authority with regard to the assessment of the impact on the reliability of the transmission system from the addition of new generation, transmission or end-user facilities being interconnected with FPL-NED’s transmission system so as to avoid any adverse impacts from such interconnections. The NERC Planning Standards are posted on NERC’s web site (www.nerc.com/standards). The standards and technical requirements specified within this document are intended to be consistent with all applicable ISO-New England and Northeast Power Coordinating Council (NPCC) standards, rules and procedures pertaining to facility connections. This Facility Connection Requirements document is revised from time to time to reflect changes or clarifications in planning, operating, or interconnection policies.
I. COMMON REQUIREMENTS
This section addresses the technical requirements that are common to the connection of generation, transmission and delivery point facilities to the FPL-NED transmission system. General overviews of functional requirements are given in this section. This document is not intended to be a comprehensive design specification. This document references, and therefore is supported by other current, applicable industry standards. Specific design and construction of the electrical facilities are to be in accordance with these standards which include, but are not limited to the following.
NFPA 70 – NEC - National Electrical Code
NESC – National Electrical Safety Code
NEMA SG-6 – Power Switching Equipment
ASTM – American Society of Testing Material
AISC – American Institute of Steel Construction
ACI – American Concrete Institute
IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc.
UL – Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
EPA – Environmental Protective Agency
ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASCE – American Society of Civil Engineers
NFPA – National Fire Protective Association
NRMCA – National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
CRSI – Concrete SI – Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
ANSI – American National Standards Institute
ICEA – Insulated Cable Engineers Association
The facility designs shall comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Final design of facility connections to the FPL-NED transmission system will be subject to FPL-NED review and approval on a case-by-case basis.
I. A. Responsibilities
It is the responsibility of the facility owner to provide all devices necessary to protect the customer’s equipment from damage by abnormal conditions and operations that might occur on the interconnected power system. The facility owner shall protect its generator and associated equipment from overvoltage, undervoltage, overload, short circuits (including ground fault conditions), open circuits, phase unbalance, phase reversal, surges from switching and lightning, over and under frequency conditions, and other injurious electrical conditions that may arise on the interconnected system.
It is the responsibility of the facility owner to provide for the orderly re-energization and synchronizing of their high voltage equipment to other parts of the electric system. Appropriate operating procedures and equipment designs are needed to guard against out of synch closure or uncontrolled energization. Each owner is responsible to know and follow all applicable regulations, industry guidelines, safety requirements, and accepted practice for the design, operation and maintenance of the facility.
I. B. Site Access
There are situations where some equipment that is owned by FPL-NED is located within the Customer’s facility. This is often required for data acquisition or metering. Site access is to be provided to FPL-NED employees or its other representatives where FPL-NED equipment is located within the Customer’s facility.
Interconnecting facilities shall be made available for on-site inspection for the purpose of demonstrating conformance to the requirements set forth in this document. Request for inspection will be provided in writing at least 14 days in advance.
I. C. Safety
Safety is of utmost importance. Strict adherence to established switching, tagging and grounding procedures is required at all times for the safety of personnel. Any work carried out within a facility shall be performed in accordance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations and in compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and good utility practice. Automatic and manual disconnect devices are to be provided as a means of removing all sources of current to any particular element of the power system. Only trained operators are to perform switching functions within a facility under the direction of the responsible dispatcher or designated person as outlined in the National Electric Safety Code.