required regulatory information for transmission services

Standards of Conduct Related Information

 

>> Standards of Conduct Compliance Policy and Plan

>> Job Description and Organization Charts (currently under revision)

>> Personnel Transfers:

4/20/2016 Personnel/SOC Update: Effective April 18, 2016, Amber Williams, formerly an Analyst in Transmission Services (a Transmission Function Employee) assumed the responsibilities of Lead Analyst – ISO Issues (a Merchant Function Employee).

11/02/2014 Personnel/SOC Update: Effective November 2, 2014, Danielle Yurko, formerly an Analyst in Transmission Service (a Transmission Function Employee) assumed the responsibilities of Lead Analyst - Energy Buyer (a Merchant Function Employee). 

12/20/2010 Personnel/SOC Update: Effective December 19, 2010, David L. Houlihan, formerly a Lead Analyst in Electric Supply (a Merchant Function Employee), assumed the responsibilities of Lead Analyst - Sales and Load Forecasting (a Transmission Function Employee) in NYSEG. He will continue his duties in Electric Supply and train his replacement for approximately one month. He will perform no customer-related or transmission-related functions until completion of the transition period.

11/10/2010 Personnel/SOC Update: Effective October 24, 2010, Tamara E. Nist, formerly a Supervisor - Gas Supply in Energy Supply (a Merchant Function Employee), accepted the position of Analyst in Asset Management (a Transmission Function Employee) in NYSEG. She will continue her duties in Gas Supply and train her replacement for approximately one month. She will perform no transmission-related functions until completion of the transition period.

10/19/2010 Personnel/SOC Update: Effective October 24, 2010, Patricia A. Caletka, formerly a Lead Analyst - ISO Issues in Electric Supply (a Merchant Function Employee), will assume the responsibilities of Manager - Programs/Projects in Transmission (a Transmission Function Employee) in NYSEG. 

07/20/2009 Personnel/SOC Update: Effective July 20, 2009, Susan J. Dornblaser, formerly Manager - Billing & Risk Management in Electric Supply (a Merchant Function Employee), assumed responsibilities of Supervisor - Dispatch & ECC in System Operations (a Transmission Function Employee) in NYSEG.

08/18/2008 Personnel/SOC Update: Effective August 11, 2008, Valery Balconis, formerly a Contractor in NYSEG Solutions, Inc. (an Energy East affiliate), assumed responsibilities of Analyst - Billing & Risk Management (a Merchant Function Employee)
in NYSEG. 

08/18/2008 Personnel/SOC Update: Effective August 18, 2008, Rebecca L. Wallace, formerly a Customer Representative in the NYSEG Customer Relations Center (a Transmission Function Employee), assumed responsibilities of Analyst - Billing & Risk Management (a Merchant Function Employee) in NYSEG. 

06/18/2008 Personnel/SOC Update: Effective June 9, 2008, Gregory J. Wanchisen, formerly a Lead Analyst - Energy Buyer in Electric Supply (a Merchant Function Employee), assumed responsibilities of System Operator - Transmission in System Operations (a Transmission Function Employee) in NYSEG. 

04/21/2008 Personnel/SOC Update: Effective April 27, 2008, Mark A. Chier, currently a Lead Engineer - Electric Supply (a Merchant Function Employee), will assume responsibilities of Manager - Programs/Projects in Electric Transmission Services (a Transmission Function Employee) in NYSEG.

04/16/2008 Personnel/SOC Update: Effective April 14, 2008, Nancy M. Santucci, previously an Analyst – Gas Supplier Services (a Merchant Function Employee), assumed responsibilities of Senior Analyst – T&D Support Group (a Transmission Function Employee) in NYSEG.

03/24/2008 Personnel/SOC Update: Effective March 31, 2008, Timothy J. Lynch, currently a Lead Analyst – Energy Buyer (a Merchant Function Employee), will assume responsibilities of Program Manager – Electric System Engineering (a Transmission Function Employee) in NYSEG.

>> Deviations - System Emergencies

>> Disclosure Incidents 

On September 20, 2015, an employee transferred from Billing and Risk Management (neither a Transmission Function nor Merchant employee) to Electric Supply (a Merchant employee). While employed in Billing and Risk Management the employee received email communications on reliability commitments of certain generating units driven by transmission system issues.  The purpose of the communications was to provide the employee of documentation of the generating unit commitments for verification of company payment obligations. These notifications were provided simultaneously with notifications to the NYISO for purposes of posting the unit commitments on the NYISO web site.

Following transfer to the Merchant function, the employee continued to receive these email notifications. On January 21, 2016 the employee notified their supervisor and the energy control center personnel that issue the emails. The energy control center personnel in turn reported the transmission of Transmission Function information to a Merchant employee to the Coordinating Compliance Manager. Energy Control Center personnel were notified to remove the Merchant employee from the email distribution list. The Merchant employee was also reminded of the SOC requirements and notified that they should have acted immediately upon receiving the very first email. Further, Company policy was change to provide notice to Transmission Function Personnel when any employee transfers to a Merchant position.

It is important to note that the information was provided to the NYISO and the Merchant employee simultaneously and all information was promptly posted on the NYISO OASIS. Further, the Merchant employee took no action with respect to the information contained in the emails.

On January 12, 2015 a System Operator (a Transmission Function employee) in the Rochester Gas and Electric (RGE) Energy Control Center (ECC) called a Lead Analyst – Energy Buyer (a Market Function employee) on the 24-hour desk and reported an outage of a generating facility in the Rochester Gas and Electric service territory. The information provided in the call was limited to noting that the generating facility had experienced an outage due to a fuel issue. No information regarding expected duration was provided. The Energy Buyer immediately informed their Manager who in turn notified the Coordinating Compliance Manager. The Coordinating Compliance Manager reviewed the incident and determined that the information was not public information, and that such outage information is considered confidential and not disclosed on the NYISO web site.

All System Operators at the RGE ECC  have been notified that transmittal of this type of information to Market Function Employees is not acceptable.

 

On Thursday, March 15, 2012, an e-mail containing transmission system information (a transmission outage) was sent to adjoining transmission utilities National Grid and NYPA. The notice was also inadvertently sent to a merchant function employee (Daniel Rider).

While the outage will be posted and publicly available well before it occurs, the early notice to a merchant function employee is not consistent with the FERC’s Standards of Conduct. The outage notice is being published now to ensure that no preference is given to the Company’s marketing function.

On Tuesday, July 14, 2009, NYSEG began notifying certain of its Key Accounts customers and public officials of potential electric power contingencies that could impact the ability to serve load for the high-load summer months of 2009. An ongoing outage of a critical high-voltage transformer at an Elmira area substation resulting from an ice storm in February, 2008 increases the possibility and severity of such a contingency during this period. This notification included possible mitigation efforts by these customers, as well as by NYSEG, designed to prevent or limit the occurrence and duration of any outages.

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>> Potential Merger Partners

On February 25, 2015 IUSA’s Board of Directors approved the combining of Iberdrola USA and UIL, Inc. UIL, Inc. includes a regulated utility: The United Illuminating Company.

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