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the Utilities Commission Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, Chapter 473




An Implementation Plan for Monitoring Compliance with

British Columbia Reliability Standards in 2013


BEFORE:               D.M. Morton, Commissioner                                                      December 13, 2012


O  R  D  E  R



A.      British Columbia Utilities Commission (Commission) Order G-123-09 approved Rules of Procedure, including a Compliance Monitoring Program appended thereto, setting out the administrative framework for the monitoring of compliance with adopted reliability standards in British Columbia;

B.      Commission Order G-123-09 appointed the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) as the Commission’s Administrator to assist the Commission in carrying out its functions related to Reliability Standards in the manner described in the Administration Agreement between the WECC and the Commission dated October 8, 2009;

C.      Pursuant to the Compliance Monitoring Program, WECC has proposed an Implementation Plan for the calendar year 2013 for Commission approval, including a list of minimum Reliability Standards to be actively monitored, methods to be used for monitoring, an Audit Plan, Self-Certification Program and Schedule, and Periodic Information Submittal requirements;

D.      Pursuant to the Compliance Monitoring Program, the approved Implementation Plan is to be posted on the WECC website with appropriate links from the Commission’s website;

E.       The Commission has reviewed and considered the Implementation Plan submitted by WECC and determined that it should be approved.



NOW THEREFORE pursuant to section 125.2 of the Utilities Commission Act, the Commission orders as follows:


1.       The Commission approves the Implementation Plan as attached as Appendix A to this Order and orders that entities subject to Reliability Standards in British Columbia shall comply with the terms of the Implementation Plan for purposes of the monitoring of compliance with adopted British Columbia Reliability Standards, unless otherwise ordered by the Commission.


2.       The Commission orders that the approved Implementation Plan be posted on the WECC website with links from the Commission’s website throughout the calendar year 2013.

DATED at the City of Vancouver, in the Province of British Columbia, this           13th        day of December 2012.


                                                                                                                                BY ORDER


                                                                                                                                Original signed by:


                                                                                                                                D.M. Morton



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