Revised Feb. 8, 2022
KEY REFERENCES (Non-Entergy):
#2. SERC Reliability Corporation (SERC) Guideline: Facility Interconnection Requirements Guidelines (SERC regional supplement to the NERC Reliability Standard FAC-001). Link: https://www.serc1.org/program-areas/standards-regional-criteria/regional-criteria-and-guidelines
This web site and the documents it refers to serve as a reference to parties (Connecting Customers) that are either considering connecting to or modifying facilities that are already connected to the Entergy Transmission system. Transmission consists of lines and facilities operated at or above the transmission voltage level of 69 kV (69,000 Volts). This scope of the facilities covered are: Generation facilities Transmission facilities End-user facilities (only those connecting at or above 69 kV)
ORGANIZATION OF INFORMATION
The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standard and its companion SERC Reliability Corporation (SERC, which was formerly named the Southeast Electric Reliability Council) Supplement referenced above as Key References #1 and #2 require Entergy, as a Transmission Owner, to publish facility interconnection requirements. This web site and the documents it links to and confidential documents it refers to are designed to fulfill the publication requirements and provide access to the facility connection requirements.
HOW TO FOLLOW ENTERGY’S COMPLIANCE WITH FAC-001-3 & THE SERC SUPPLEMENT THERETO
Entergy has prepared this web site, a text document and a spreadsheet which fulfill the requirements of Key References #1 and #2. Because the SERC Supplement, Key Reference #2, contains more detailed requirements and has assembled them in a manner different from the NERC Standard, Entergy has chosen to format and address the text and spreadsheet documents in the order presented in the SERC Supplement. Key Reference #2 therefore can be compared side-by-side to Entergy’s main text and spreadsheet documents.
These two are:
- Entergy Facilities Connection Requirements Document
- Entergy Facilities Connection Spreadsheet
ENTERGY CONTACTS FOR CONNECTION and/or CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS
Initial contact for interconnections should be made to Entergy’s Transmission Project Development group, either to the Manager or to a local representative. Access to documents that are deemed confidential is available to parties with a need to know who agree to abide by and sign appropriate confidentiality agreements.
Manager, Transmission Project Development
Project Management & Construction
BROAD APPLICABILITY OF FAC-001-3 & THE SERC SUPPLEMENT REQUIREMENTS:
The Generation reader should be aware that NERC Standard FAC-001-3 is applicable to both the FERC functional entity “Transmission Owner” and “Applicable Generator Owner” as written in section 4.1. Additionally, the SERC Supplement, Key Reference #2 is applicable to both the FERC functional entity “Transmission Owner” and “Applicable Generator Owner”.
NERC Standards and SERC Guidelines are periodically reviewed and updated or retired. Entergy will maintain this website as needed.
A Self-Application Statement:
The material contained in the documents which are referenced, or linked, within this document is consistent in content and application to those requirements used by Entergy Transmission for connecting Entergy and Entergy Affiliated new or modified generation, new or modified transmission, and new or modified end-user facilities.
Other Required Statements:
Entergy’s Facility Connection Requirements comply with all applicable codes, standards, federal and state regulations, environmental regulations, siting requirements, contracts, operating agreements, and FERC tariff requirements.
Generation facilities, transmission facilities, and electric end-user facilities connected to Entergy within the SERC Region shall be required to remain in compliance with all applicable NERC Reliability Standards and SERC Supplements. In addition, these facilities shall comply with all reporting requirements as specified by the NERC Reliability Standards, SERC Supplements, interconnection agreements, and other applicable standards, contracts and documents.
Entergy Transmission reserves the right to take such actions as deemed necessary to ensure the reliability of the interconnected transmission system.
Reference Section 5.1. Impact Study Requirements and Provisions for Future Changes
A description of Entergy’s procedures for study of new facilities and their impacts on the interconnected transmission system and provisions for future changes are contained in the document.
Entergy Facilities Connection Requirements Document
Reference Section 5.2.
Entergy information sources regarding the topics listed below which are covered in subsection 2 are cataloged in the Excel document. For documents that are listed as confidential see the note and contact listed in the previous section titled, “ENTERGY CONTACTS FOR CONNECTION and/or CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS”
- Entergy Facilities Connection Spreadsheet
- Voltage level and MW and MVAR capacity or demand at POI
- Breaker duty and surge protection
- System protection and coordination
- Metering and telecommunications
- Grounding and safety issues
- Insulation and insulation coordination
- Voltage, Reactive Power and power factor control
- Power quality impacts
- Equipment Ratings
- Synchronizing of Facilities
- Maintenance coordination
- Operational issues (abnormal frequency and voltages)
- Inspection requirements for existing or new Facilities
- Communications and procedures during normal and emergency operating conditions
- Interconnection and Operating Guides for Inverter Based Resources