Transparency Rule § 358.7 (a)(1), (2)
"(1) If a transmission provider discloses non-public transmission function information, other than information identified in paragraph (a)(2) of this section, in a manner contrary to the requirements of § 358.6, the transmission provider must immediately post the information that was disclosed on its Internet website.
(2) If a transmission provider discloses, in a manner contrary to the requirements of § 358.6, non-public transmission customer information, critical energy infrastructure information (CEII) as defined in § 388.113(c)(1) of this chapter or any successor provision, or any other information that the Commission by law has determined is to be subject to limited dissemination, the transmission provider must immediately post notice on its website that the information was disclosed."
Updated: July 28, 2022
Reviewed: July 28, 2022
|No.||Date||Non-public transmission functions or customer information||Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII)|
|00||1/30/2009||No new Non-Public Transmission Function or Customer Information to report.||No new Critical Energy Infrastructure Information to report.|
|01||6/22/2009||At 14:06 on Monday, June 22 the following non-public information was disclosed to a marketing function employee: The Meeker-McBryde 345kv line tripped yesterday, and it is still out.|
|02||7/14/2009||On Monday, July 13, 2009 at 8:52 am the following non-public transmission function information was inadvertently contemporaneously disclosed to a distribution list that included certain marketing function employees. EQUIPMENT TO BE RELEASED: 115 KV yah-te-hay metering ct's 69 KV zuni line metering ct's and pt's xfmr T1 revenue meter xfmr T2 revenue meter 115kv yah-te-hay revenue meter cb152 as per maintenance's release mod 261 disc's 151 153 159 cs 264, cs 164, cs 364 This release will become effective upon verbal release from Sage Williams to Tri-State System Dispatcher. This information had no affect on line status or ATC.||No CEII was disclosed.|
|03||9/28/2009||On Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 6:39pm the Market Training and Compliance Coordinator, who is considered a marketing function employee, was copied on a compliance training email. The email had an attachment that contained the following non-public transmission function information. Note that this information was not further disseminated within the marketing group. FAXED A COPY OF LA JUNTA 12.5KV BUS SCADA DISPLAY TO SE/JOY. FIVE 12.5 DISCS ARE MARKED AND NOTE ON BOTTOM READS: "DO NOT CLOSE WITHOUT TS PERMISSION". "GROUND BANK IS BAD". COPY OF DISPLAY ALSO ON T1 CONSOLE.SPECIAL CONDITION TAG # 09-0018-SC HAS BEEN PLACED ON 87B3 DIFFERENTIAL CUTOFF AT THE PANAL BY ISAAC HORVATH ON 9/23/09. BOARD TAG IS # 23. 1302 : RICHARD HEJDE ISSUED CLEARANCE # 09-0653-CL-A ON GLADSTONE 115KV BUS SECTION BETWEEN 115KV DISCS 563 AND 365 1303 : RICK CATLETT RELEASED CLEARANCE # 09-0653-CL ON GLADSTONE 115KV BUS SECTION BETWEEN 115KV DISCS 563 AND 365. WACM/CURT REQUESTS STEGALL DC TIE INCREASED FROM 45 MW TO 50 MW. 1100 : RAMP COMPLETE. CURT SAYS SCHEDULE WAS 50 MW AS OF 0200 THIS MORNING.. I INFORMED HIM THE LAST TIME WACM REQUESTED DC TIE CHANGE WAS AT 0100 ON 9/23/09 BY FITZ. TIE WAS RAMPED FROM 35 MW TO 45 MW, EAST TO WEST. 1114 : DAVE MAY REPLAYED SCENARIO REPLAY FROM 0001 THRU 0300 ON 9/24/09 (TODAY). WACM DID NOT REQUEST A CHANGE ON STEGALL DC TIE. LUCIO GUEVARA MENDOZA ISSUED CL # 09-0853-CL ON TIMNATH 115KV CAP BANK #2 FOR/TO TESTING 1020 : CLEARANCE RELEASED. 1022 : CAP AVAILABLE FOR SERVICE. ROY MCNEELEY ISSUED CL # 09-0811-CL ON BLUEWATER 115KV BUS BETWEEN DISC'S 263 AND DISC 965 AND MOD 161 FOR/TO REPLACE THREE BUS SUPPORTS THAT HAVE DETERIORATED AT BASES DUE TO RUST BLUE WATER FREQUENCY EXCURSION - 60.25. CAUSE UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME. ROY MCNEELEY RELEASED CL # 09-0686-CL ON THE BLUE WATER - TAYLOR SECTION OF THE AMBROSIA - BLUE WATER 115 KV LINE. FOR/TO REPLACE BLUEWATER 115KV MOD 661 0758 : LINE RETURNED TO SERVICE. RECEIVED EQUIPMENT RELEASE FOR MOD 661 AND COPY PLACED IN BOOK. MOD 661 IS IN SERVICE. CLAPHAM CAP 1 ON. MONUMENT 69KV CB 6-11 RECLOSER TURNED OFF AT MV/WILLIE REQUEST. MEEKER - RIFLE 345KV LINE RELAYED. SEE IR #2009-1349 05:10:00 LINE RETURNED TO SERVICE. WALSENBURG F/C RAS MIRROR BIT TROUBLE MAJOR ALARM. 0217 : JIM PEARSAL CONTACTED. COMMUNICATIONS LINE IS TO NOISY TO RESET RELAY. NEED TO CONTACT TCOM. 0223 : SAM GORDON CONTACTED. PROBLEM IS ON APS END. ETR 9/28/09 0322 : NORMAL. 0609 : IN ALARM. AIRPORT RM-METER FAILURE MAJOR ALARM. 0151 : LUCIO GOEVARA-MENDOZA NOTIFIED. 0239 : TIM SHERMAN IN SUBSTATION. PRPA/ELTON NOTIFIED. 0250 : TIM REPORTS WATCH DOG ALARM RESET. LEAVING SUBSTATION. PRPA/ELTON NOTIFIED. AMBROSIA-YAHTAHEY 115KV LINE - SEE ENTRY 9/24/09 AT 1635 AND IR #2009-1347. PNM/MIKE REPORTS FIRE IS OUT AT YAHTAHEY. CREWS WILL NEED TO ABATE PCB'S. SMITH LAKE LOAD WILL REMAIN RADIAL FROM AMBROSIA. ETR 2 WEEKS.|
|04||1/14/13||On 1/14/2013 Transmission Operations received notification from a Transmission Function field employee who indicated that he had a conversation with a Marketing Function employee concerning work at the Tri-State Burlington station. Information concerning the schedule for the work to be performed and the limitation to the generation resource was discussed. Details of the conversation are being investigated and will be posted on the Tri-State OASIS page as soon as possible. The information shared between Transmission and Markets was incorrect and now the proper outage information is posted on the Tri-State OASIS site. While the action taken was incorrect, no correct transmission information was shared and the proper outage information is posted.|
|05||4/4/2013||On Thursday, April 4, 2013, a communication occurred with a market function employee receiving possible transmission switching information. The end result however, was that the unit was not switched as discussed and no action occurred giving Tri-State any market advantage. The generator operator at Burlington informed the market function employee that unit #2 will be coming out of service for switching and will leave the area without operating reserves because unit #1 was unavailable. The intent was to make sure the system was not left without operating reserves but the underlying reason for the unit running was because of transmission switching for another purpose. The operator wanted to make sure unit # 1 was back and in a ready position before unit #2 came out of service. Ultimately, the units were not switched as indicated and the operators stuck to the original schedule, thus making sure any interested party had access to the same (original) information. No advantage was gained by any party.|
|06||7/9/2014||On Wednesday, July 9, 2014 an employee at Craig Power Plant saw breakers opening in the Craig Station transmission yard and called the marketing group (generation dispatch) to ask what happened. This is an inadvertent notification by a non-transmission employee possibly violating the no-conduit rule by notifying a marketing function employee of non-public transmission information. Although the employee was seeking information, he inadvertently disclosed information to the marketing employee. The Marketing employee immediately notified Transmission dispatch, who immediately notified the SOC Officer. The investigation ensued and the transmission status change was posted on the Tri-State OASIS within minutes. The SOC Officer is conducting interviews and will supplement this initial report as soon as interviews are complete.||No CEII was disclosed.|