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October 19, 2020 NAESB WGQ Request for Formal Comments on Recommendations to Support Standard Request Nos. R20009: Request to add a Sender's Option data element "Location Indicator Data" to NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.20 (Transactional Reporting - Capacity Release) and R20012: Request to modify the Allocation Matrix (NAESB WGQ Standard 2.4.3 Allocation) to reflect usage of Service Requester Contract as mutually agreed, rather than not used, for allocation transaction types 10R and 10D. - Comment Period Ends November 17, 2020
October 16, 2020 NAESB WGQ Request for Formal Comments on Recommendation to Support 2020 WGQ Annual Plan Item 6.c: Develop and/or modify the NAESB Business Practice Standards as needed to address Additional Findings and Considerations identified by Sandia National Laboratories. - Comment Period Ends November 16, 2020
October 16, 2020 NAESB RMQ Request for Formal Comments on R2020 RMQ Annual Plan Item 5.c: Develop and/or modify the applicable NAESB Model Business Practices as needed to address Additional Findings and Considerations identified by Sandia National Laboratories. - Comment Period Ends November 16, 2020
September 22, 2020 NAESB WEQ Request for Formal Comments on Recommendation to Support 2020 WEQ Annual Plan Item 3.f: Evaluate and develop a common industry data specification to support automated Net Scheduled Interchange (NSI) Checkout. - Comment Period Ends October 21, 2020
August 19, 2020 NAESB WEQ Request for Formal Comments on Recommendation to Support Standards Request R20010: Request for an enhancement to the NAESB WEQ-001 Standard. There is conflicting language in the standard, specifically WEQ-001-9.4.3 and WEQ-001-9.5.1.1. Clarification is needed. - Comment Period Ends September 18, 2020
August 17, 2020 NAESB WGQ Version 3.2 Report
July 27, 2020 FERC Action on Version 003.3 and Revisions to Filing Process for Commission Forms
July 17, 2020 Michael Desselle, Chairman and CEO NAESB - Announcement Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Action on WEQ Version 003.3 Business Practice Standards
July 17, 2020 FERC Revisions to the Filing Process for Commission Forms (Docket No. RM19-12-000).
July 16, 2020 FERC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (WEQ, Version 003.3) Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities (Docket Nos. RM05-5-029, RM05-5-030).
July 10, 2020 NAESB WGQ Request for Comments on Minor Corrections MC20003, MC20004, MC20005, MC20007, MC20008, MC20009 and MC20010 as approved by the WGQ Executive Committee on July 8, 2020. - Comment Period Ends July 23, 2020 (Effective August 9, 2020)
July 8, 2020 NAESB WGQ Member Ratification of Recommendations to Support Standards Requests R19016, R20001, R20002, R20004, R20005, R20006, R20007 and R18007-B/2020 WGQ Annual Plan Item 1 as approved by the WGQ Executive Committee on July 8, 2020. - Due August 6, 2020
June 24, 2020 2020 NAESB Survey - Standards Development Projects - Due July 24, 2020
June 23, 2020 NAESB WEQ Request for Formal Comments on Recommendation to Standards Request Standards Request R20003: Request to review WEQ-001-9 and WEQ-001-10 Redirect Standards for Modifications Needed per Order 676-I. - Comment Period Ends July 23, 2020
June 3, 2020 NAESB WGQ Request for Formal Comments on Recommendation to Standards Request R20004: Request new data element Capacity Block ID in the Nomination (NAESB WGQ Standard No. 1.4.1) so that is based upon the business condition of the Transportation Service Provider receiving the nomination. Add necessary validation codes in the Nomination Quick Response (NAESB WGQ Standard No. 1.4.2), as needed. Additionally, modify the nomination key in NAESB WGQ Standard No. 1.3.27, as appropriate. - Comment Period Ends July 2, 2020
May 29, 2020 NAESB WGQ Request for Formal Comments on Recommendations to Standards Request Nos. R20005: Request to add a Sender's Option data element "Call Days Remaining" to NAESB WGQ Standard No. 0.4.1 (Storage Information); R20006: Request to add four mutually agreeable data elements for Nomination Contact information to NAESB WGQ Standard No. 1.4.1 (Nomination); and R20007: Request to add the following new data elements: Authorized Service Requester Account in the Authorization to Post Imbalances (NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.9), Service Requester Account in the Posted Imbalances Download (NAESB WGQ Standard 2.4.10), Account-Confirming Trader in the Imbalance Trade (NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.11), and Account-Initiating Trader in the Imbalance Trade (NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.11). - Comment Period Ends June 29, 2020
May 19, 2020 NAESB WGQ Request for Formal Comments on Recommendation to Standards Request R18007-B/2020 WGQ Annual Plan Item 5.b: Develop standards and definitions for Transaction Confirmation and Sale and Purchase Invoice datasets to support formation of electronic version of transaction confirmation under the Base Contract including fully staffed data dictionary and associated code values. - Comment Period Ends June 17, 2020
May 5, 2020 NAESB WGQ Request for Formal Comments on Recommendation to Standards Requests R19016: Request to Modify usage and condition of 'Discount Indicator' in the Offer; R20001- Request to add a Sender's Option data element "Invoice Notes" to NAESB WGQ Standard No. 3.4.1 (Transportation/Sales Invoice); and R20002- Request to add a Sender's Option data element "Location Indicator" to NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.21 (Transactional Reporting – Firm Transportation). - Comment Period Ends June 4, 2020
April 20, 2020 Publication of NAESB Wholesale Electric Quadrant Business Practice Standards, Version 003.3.
April 15, 2020 NAESB WEQ Request for Formal Comments on No Action Recommendations to Support 2020 WEQ Annual Plan Item 3.b: Development of industry Business Practice Standards for the TP to be able to document any MW limitation on serving total load(s) as firm under the NITS Application at specific POD/Sink locations. This would be outside the scope of a load forecast (customer driven) and 2020 WEQ Annual Plan Item 3.c: Development of industry Business Practice Standards for the need for expanding concept of generation groups. E.g., hierarchical groups - fleet, plant, unit. - Comments due May 15, 2020
April 11, 2020 NAESB WGQ Request for Informal Comments on Standards Request R18007, those postings include - the revised NAESB Base Contract for Sale and Purchase of Natural Gas (NAESB Base Contract), the revised Mexican and Canadian Addendums to the NAESB Base Contract, and the revised NAESB Base Contract Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. - Comments due April 20, 2020
March 30, 2020 NAESB WEQ Version 003.3 Report
March 11, 2020 Coronavirus Announcement
March 9, 2020 Publication of NAESB Retail Markets Quadrant Model Business Practices, Version 3.3.
February 28, 2020 Correspondence from Michael Desselle regarding FERC Order 676-I action on WEQ Version 003.2 Standards
February 21, 2020 NAESB WGQ Request for Comments on Minor Corrections MC19020: Minor correction to Version 3.2 of NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.6 (Measured Volume Audit Statement) proposes a separation of elements in the transaction set table for the data element Component and Unit of Measure; and MC19021 Minor correction to Version 3.2 of NAESB WGQ Standard Nos. 1.4.1 (Nomination), 1.4.5 (Scheduled Quantity), 2.4.4 (Shipper Imbalance) and 3.4.1 (Transportation / Sales Invoice) proposes the addition of 4 new code values for the data element Transaction Type to allow for meter bounce transactions for park and loan agreements as approved by the WGQ Executive Committee on February 20, 2020. - Comment Period Ends March 5, 2020 (Effective March 23, 2020)
February 21, 2020 NAESB WEQ Member Ratification of Recommendation to Support 2020 WEQ Annual Plan Item 2.a: Paragraphs 1627 of Order 890 - Posting of additional information on OASIS regarding firm transmission curtailments as approved by the WEQ Executive Committee on February 20, 2020. - Ballots due March 23, 2020
February 21, 2020 NAESB WEQ Request for Formal Comments on No Action Recommendation to Support 2020 WEQ Annual Plan Item 3.d: Development of industry Business Practice Standards to look into the optional nature be removed to require creating of Scheduling Rights (SRs) whether requested by the customer or generated by the TP. - Comments due March 23, 2020
February 21, 2020 NAESB WGQ Member Ratification of Recommendations to Support WGQ 2019 Annual Plan Items 6.a and 6.b: Review the surety assessment performed by Sandia National Laboratories and determine if standard changes are necessary and Develop and/or modify the NAESB Model Business Practices as needed to address Security Issues identified by Sandia National Laboratories; Standards Request R19011: Review and modify, as necessary, the EDI data set structure of NAESB WGQ Standard No. 3.4.1 (Transportation/Sales Invoice), NAESB WGQ Standard No. 3.4.4 (Service Requester Level Charge/Allowance Invoice), and NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.4 (Shipper Imbalance) to ensure the data sets comply with the hierarchical structure of the 811 ASC x12 data set and can be successfully used by trading partners; and WGQ 2019 Annual Plan Item 2: Review minimum technical characteristics in Appendices B, C, and D of the WGQ QEDM Manual, and make changes as appropriate as approved by the WGQ Executive Committee on February 20, 2020. - Ballots due March 23, 2020
February 20, 2020 NAESB RMQ Request for Comments on Minor Correction MC20001 to NAESB REQ.21 ESPI Model Business Practices, Version 3.3 (Published January 30, 2020). The minor correction is submitted to correct a conflict with both the listed Description of the attributes "thirdPartyScopeSelectionScreenURI" and "dataCustodianScopeSelectionScreenURI" in REQ.21.4.2.1.2.1 Element ("espi:ApplicationInformation") and the ESPI XML schema attribute requirement as approved by the RMQ Executive Committee on February 19, 2020. - Comment Period Ends March 4, 2020 (Effective March 20, 2020)
February 19, 2020 NAESB WEQ Member Ratification of Recommendations to Support 2019 WEQ Annual Plan Item 3.c - Review the NAESB Network Integration Transmission Service (NITS) Business and Technical Standards for needed modifications based on implementation and operational experiences since their adoption; 2019 WEQ Annual Plan Items 6.a, 6.b.ii, and 6.c.ii - Develop and/or modify the NAESB Business Practice Standards if needed to address any recommendations resulting from the surety assessment performed by Sandia National Laboratories; and 2019 WEQ Annual Plan Items 1.a and 1.b - Parallel Flow Visualization/Mitigation for Reliability Coordinators in the Eastern Interconnection and Revise TLR level 5 to be treated similarly to TLR level 3 in terms of treating the next hour allocation separately from that of the current hour as approved by the WEQ Executive Committee on February 18, 2020. - Ballots due March 20, 2020
February 19, 2020 NAESB WEQ Request for Comments on Minor Correction MC20002 to NAESB WEQ Business Practice Standards Version 003.3: WEQ-001 - Open Access Same-Time Information Systems (OASIS), Business Practice Standards as approved by the WEQ Executive Committee on February 18, 2020. - Comment Period Ends March 4, 2020 (Effective March 20, 2020)
February 10, 2020 NAESB Status Report to the Commission Concerning Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities (Docket No. RM05-5-027).
February 4, 2020 FERC Final Rule (WEQ, Version 003.2) Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities (Docket No. RM05-5-025; Docket No. RM05-5-026; Docket No. RM05-5-027, Order No. 676-I).
January 21, 2020 NAESB WGQ Request for Formal Comments on Recommendation to Support 2019 WGQ Annual Plan Item 2- Review minimum technical characteristics in Appendices B, C, and D of the WGQ Quadrant Electronic Delivery Mechanism Related Standards (QEDM) Manual, and make changes as appropriate. - Comment Period Ends February 19, 2020
January 9, 2020 NAESB WEQ Request for Formal Comments on Recommendation to Support Standards Request R19011 - Review and modify, as necessary, the EDI data set structure of NAESB WGQ Standard No. 3.4.1 (Transportation/Sales Invoice), NAESB WGQ Standard No. 3.4.4 (Service Requester Level Charge/Allowance Invoice), and NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.4 (Shipper Imbalance) to ensure the data sets comply with the hierarchical structure of the 811 ASC x12 data set and can be successfully used by trading partners. - Comment Period Ends February 10, 2020
January 8, 2020 NAESB WEQ Request for Formal Comments on Recommendation to Support Standards Request R19015 - Conforming changes to the e-Tag specification in support of the Sandia National Labs report. - Comment Period Ends February 7, 2020
January 8, 2020 NAESB WEQ Request for Formal Comments on Recommendation to Support 2020 WEQ API 2.a - Paragraphs 1627 of Order 890 - Posting of additional information on OASIS regarding firm transmission curtailments. - Comment Period Ends February 7, 2020
December 19, 2019 NAESB RMQ Member Ratification of Recommendations to Support 2019 RMQ Annual Plan Item 6.a and 6.b –Review the surety assessment performed by Sandia National Laboratories and determine if standard changes are necessary and Develop and/or modify the NAESB Model Business Practices as needed to address Security Issues identified by Sandia National Laboratories as as approved by the RMQ Executive Committee via notational ballot on December 19, 2019. - Ballots due January 17, 2020
December 3, 2019 NAESB WGQ Request for Formal Comments on Recommendation to Support WGQ 2019 Annual Plan Items 6.a and 6.b: 6.a (Review the surety assessment performed by Sandia National Laboratories and determine if standard changes are necessary) and 6.b (Develop and/or modify the NAESB Business Practice Standards as needed to address Security Issues identified by Sandia National Laboratories). - Comment Period Ends January 3, 2020
December 2, 2019 NAESB RMQ Request for Formal Comments on Recommendation to Support 2019 RMQ Annual Plan Items 6: Develop and/or modify the NAESB Business Practice Standards if needed to address any recommendations resulting from the surety assessment performed by Sandia National Laboratories. - Comment Period Ends December 17, 2019
November 27, 2019 NAESB WEQ Request for Formal Comments on No Action Recommendation 2019 WEQ APIs 1.a and 1.b: Parallel Flow Visualization/Mitigation for Reliability Coordinators in the Eastern Interconnection and Revise TLR level 5 to be treated similarly to TLR level 3 in terms of treating the next hour allocation separately from that of the current hour (R11020). - Comment Period Ends January 13, 2020
November 15, 2019 NAESB RMQ Request for Formal Comments on Recommendations to Support R19012 with Attachments: Add clarifying verbiage to Section REQ.21.4.2 Energy Usage Information Model and Section REQ.21.4.3 Retail Customer Model to sections discussing Atom Link usage. - Comment Period Ends December 2, 2019
October 31, 2019 NAESB RMQ Request for Formal Comments on Recommendations to Support R19010 with Attachments: Request to revise the NAESB REQ.21 ESPI Retail Customer Schema with additional schema attributes that have been identified. - Comment Period Ends December 2, 2019
October 31, 2019 NAESB WEQ Request for Formal Comments on No Action Recommendation 2019 WEQ API 4.a and 4.b: 4.a. Review annually at a minimum, WEQ-012 and the accreditation requirements for Authorized Certification Authorities
4.b. Evaluate and modify standards as needed to support and/or complement the current version of the NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards and any other activities of NERC and the FERC related to cybersecurity. - Comment Period Ends December 2, 2019
October 25, 2019 NAESB WEQ Member Ratification of Recommendation 2 to Support WEQ 2019 Annual Plan Item 3.h / R18011 – Request regarding the implementation of WEQ-004 Appendix D/Commercial Timing Tables for WECC as approved by the WEQ Executive Committee via Notational ballot on October 23, 2019. - Ballots due November 25, 2019
October 24, 2019 NAESB WGQ Request for Formal Comments on Recommendations to Minor Corrections MC19010, MC19012, MC19014, MC19017, MC19018 and MC19019 approved by the WGQ Executive Committee on October 17, 2019. - Comment Period Ends November 6, 2019
October 23, 2019 Ballot Correction: NAESB WGQ Member Ratification of Recommendations to Support Standards R18013 – Request to modify NAESB WGQ Standard No. 4.3.49 to allow for processing functions at the line item level on Customer Activities websites and to allow for the use of icons and/or graphical control elements for navigation and/or processing functions; R19001 – Request to add a Sender's Option data element "Location Fuel Area" to NAESB WGQ Standard No. 0.4.4 (Location Data Download); R19006 with Attachment (Exhibit A) – Request to change NAESB WGQ Standard No. 6.3.1 Base Contract for Sale and Purchase of Natural Gas, Section 2.31: Spot Price Publication. Argus requests that its Argus Natural Gas Americas service be added as a spot price publication reference; R18007/2019 WGQ Annual Plan Item 5 – Develop a standard digital representation of natural gas trade events, consistent with NAESB WGQ Standard No. 6.3.1 – NAESB Base Contract for Sale and Purchase of Natural Gas, in order to capitalize on smart contract and distributed ledger technologies (Blockchain) with Attachments A, B C as revised and approved by the WGQ Executive Committee on October 17, 2019. - Ballots due November 21, 2019
October 22, 2019 NAESB RMQ Member Ratification of Recommendations to Support Standards Requests R19002, R19003, R19004 and R19005 as as approved by the RMQ Executive Committee on October 16, 2019. - Ballots due November 20, 2019
October 16, 2019 NAESB WEQ Member Ratification of Recommendations to Support Standards Request R19007: Review of NAESB WEQ Business Practice Standards Following NERC Standards Efficiency Review Retirements Affecting the MOD Family of Reliability Standards and Standards Request R19008: Review of NAESB WEQ Business Practice Standards Following NERC Standards Efficiency Review Retirements Affecting the INT Family of Reliability Standards as approved by the WEQ Executive Committee on October 15, 2019. - Ballots due November 15, 2019
October 10, 2019 NAESB WEQ Request for Formal Comments on Recommendations to Support 2019 WEQ API 6.b.1: Develop and/or modify WEQ-012 and/or the NAESB Accreditation Requirements for Authorized Certification Authorities as needed to address Security Issues identified by Sandia National Laboratories. - Comment Period Ends Novebmer 8, 2019
October 4, 2019 NAESB WEQ Request for Formal Comments on Recommendations to Support 2019 WEQ API 3.c: Review the NAESB Network Integration Transmission Service (NITS) Business and Technical Standards for needed modifications based on implementation and operational experiences since their adoption and 2019 WEQ APIs 6.a, 6.b.ii, and 6.c.ii: Develop and/or modify the NAESB Business Practice Standards if needed to address any recommendations resulting from the surety assessment performed by Sandia National Laboratories. - Comment Period Ends Novebmer 4, 2019
September 6, 2019 NAESB RMQ Request for Comments on Minor Corrections MC19013 - TThe minor correction updates the Retail Customer Data Model "IdentifiedObject" Element in REQ.21.4.3.1.3.1 to match the Retail Customer XML schema structure (i.e. customer.xsd) approved by the RMQ Executive Committee via notational ballot on Sepember 5, 2019. - Comment Period Ends September 20, 2019
September 6, 2019 NAESB WEQ Request for Formal Comments on Recommendations to Support Standards Requests R19007: Review of NAESB WEQ Business Practice Standards Following NERC Standards Efficiency Review Retirements Affecting the MOD Family of Reliability Standards. - Comment Period Ends October 7, 2019
August 19, 2019 NAESB WEQ Request for Formal Comments on Recommendations to Support Standards Requests R19008: Review of NAESB WEQ Business Practice Standards Following NERC Standards Efficiency Review Retirements Affecting the INT Family of Reliability Standards and 2019 WEQ Annual Plan Item 3.h/Standards Request R18011: Request regarding the implementation of WEQ-004 Appendix D Commercial Timing Tables for WECC. - Comment Period Ends September 18, 2019
August 7, 2019 NAESB WEQ BPS Request for Informal Comments on Draft Recommendation to Support Standards Request R19007. - Comment Period Ends August 21, 2019
July 31, 2019 NAESB WGQ Request for Formal Comments on Standards Requests R19006: Request to change NAESB WGQ Standard No. 6.3.1 Base Contract for Sale and Purchase of Natural Gas, Section 2.31: Spot Price Publication. Argus requests that its Argus Natural Gas Americas service be added as a spot price publication reference. - Comment Period Ends August 29, 2019
July 23, 2019 NAESB Wholesale Electric Quadrant Version 003.2 Errata Filing - Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Docket No. RM05-5-027).
July 23, 2019 NAESB Submittal to the Commission on the Parallel Flow Visualization Project Status (Docket No. EL14-82-000).
July 17, 2019 NAESB WGQ Request for Formal Comments on Standards Requests R18013: Request to modify NAESB WGQ Standard No. 4.3.49 to allow for processing functions at the line item level on Customer Activities websites and to allow for the use of icons and/or graphical control elements for navigation and/or processing functions, and R19001: Request to add a Sender's Option data element "Location Fuel Area" to NAESB WGQ Standard No. 0.4.4 (Location Data Download). - Comment Period Ends August 15, 2019
June 26, 2019 NAESB RMQ Request for Comments on Minor Corrections MC19009 - The minor correction proposes to correct a typographical error and allow for versioning of the schemas contained in the REQ.21 Energy Services Provider Interface (ESPI) Model Business Practices approved by the RMQ Executive Committee via notational ballot on June 25, 2019. - Comment Period Ends July 9, 2019
June 20, 2019 FERC Final Rule (Order No. 859) Revisions to the Filing Process for Commission Forms (Docket No. RM19-12-000).
June 14, 2019 NAESB RMQ Request for Formal Comments on Standards Request R19005 - Request to Update OpenFMB Platform Specific Model (PSM) approach and OpenFMB publish-subscribe protocols best practices. - Comment Period Ends July 15, 2019
June 5, 2019 FERC Errata to the 5/6/2019 NOPR (WEQ Version 003.2) Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities (Docket No. RM05-5-027).
June 5, 2019 NAESB Comments Submitted to FERC on NOPR issued May 16, 2019 for (WEQ Version 003.2) Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities (Docket No. RM05-5-027).
June 4, 2019 NAESB WEQ Request for Comments on Minor Correction MC190011 - Minor Correction to Version 003.2 NAESB Wholesale Electric Quadrant (WEQ) Business Practice Standards, WEQ-003-0 Open Access Same-Time Information Systems (OASIS) Data Dictionary to remove references to -NERC TRE as defined in NERC Standard IRO-006-TRE-1- for consistency with FERC action on the retirement of IRO-006-TRE-1, to be implemented in Version 003.3, approved by the WEQ Executive Committee by notational ballot on June 3, 2019. - Comment Period Ends June 17, 2019
May 20, 2019 Michael Desselle, Chairman and CEO NAESB - Announcement Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Action on WEQ Version 003.2 Standards
May 20, 2019 NAESB RMQ Request for Formal Comments on Standards Request R19002 - Request to Restructure and clarify OpenFMB Model Business Practices to emphasize how a Utility Service Provider develops its Business Case driven OpenFMB implementation; Standards Request R19003 - Request to Update OpenFMB Data Modeling Approach to draw upon multiple Platform Independent Model (PIM) standards; and Standards Request R19004 - Request to review, update, and develop OpenFMB Model Business Practices to support modern cybersecurity best practices. - Comment Period Ends June 18, 2019
May 16, 2019 FERC NOPR (WEQ Version 003.2) Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities (Docket No. RM05-5-027).
May 6, 2019 NAESB RMQ Request for Comments on Minor Corrections MC19008 - Proposed minor correction to Final Action R13001 - REQ.21 ESPI Model Business Practices, ratified April 8, 2019. The proposed corrections will add clarity to the standard and avoid potential sources of inconsistency or confusion. These clarifications and corrections do not materially change the standard approved by the RMQ Executive Committee via notational ballot on May 6, 2019. - Comment Period Ends May 20, 2019

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