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Facility Connection RequirementsMay 1, 2005

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.

I. D.  Operations

Operational procedures are to be established in accordance with all applicable NRC, NESC, OSHA, Northeast Power Coordinating Council (NPCC), NERC and ISO-NE requirements.  Each party shall designate operating representatives to address: lines of communications, maintenance coordination, actions to be taken after de-energization of interconnected facilities, and other required operating policies.  All parties are to be provided with current station operating diagrams. Common, agreed upon nomenclature is to be used for naming stations, lines and switches.  Updated diagrams are to be provided when changes occur to interconnected facilities.

The operator of facilities interconnecting to the FPL-NED transmission system will not perform any switching that energizes or denergizes portions of the FPL-NED transmission system or that may adversely affect the FPL-NED transmission system without prior notice to FPL-NED or its designated operating representative, and without prior authorization from ISO-NE, or its designated Satellite Control Center.  Operators of facilities interconnecting to the FPL-NED transmission system will notify the FPL-NED, or its designated operating representative before performing any switching that would significantly affect voltages, power flows or reliability in the FPL-NED transmission system.

I. E.Control Areas

All loads, generation, and transmission facilities must be part of the ISO-NE control area, or its designated satellite, as applicable.

I. F.Responsibilities during Emergency Conditions

All control areas within the NPCC region are responsible for maintaining voltage and frequencies within agreed upon limits.  All operators of facilities interconnected to the transmission systems in the NPCC Region are required to communicate and coordinate with the ISO-NE control area operator.  During emergency conditions, the facility operator shall raise or lower generation, adjust reactive power, switch facilities in or out, or reduce end-user load as directed by the ISO-NE control area operator, or its designated Satellite Control Center. Within the NPCC Region, the ISO-NE has overall responsibility for the secure operation of the


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