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facilities. As such it could contain pertinent data,
and might be the only source from which information
might be reconstructed regarding the time, duration, cause,
location, and effects of system disturbances originating
on either Reclamation or non-Reclamation systems.
There are no objections to the continued recording of outage or
service interruption data on important foreign interconnecting
facilities. It is essential, however, that non-Reclamation
ownership of such facilities be indicated in a subsequent column
on the form headed "Foreign Owner" (
codes for numerous "foreign" utilities are listed in various
procedures for storing any operational or maintenance
information on non-Reclamation facilities, however.
While certain of the procedures outlined above may require
somewhat more recording than was required previously by the
field offices to describe a specific outage, they will develop
Reclamation-wide uniformity in reporting, and will permit direct
transcription of data to ADP components for subsequent retrieval.
Two of the laborious tasks of which the field offices consequently
will be relieved are the preparation of the Annual Summary of
Transmission Line Outages and the Annual Summary of
Substation Outages. In addition, the preparation or updating of
other periodic information, such as the System Reliability Criteria
and Standards Study, will be expedited.
An entry must be made in this column for every facility
reported as experiencing an outage. Identify the facility
(transmission line, switchyard, or substation) by approved
single-letter code designation appearing in
"switchyard" is defined as the switching and transformation
facility directly associated with a powerplant or a pumping-
generating plant; all other switching and transformation
facilities are considered "substations." The computer
will recognize only the following codes in this column:
"C, H, L, P, S, U, or X."
It is necessary that each "type" code correspond correctly with
the specific feature reported in the preceding column as
experiencing an outage. For example, if the facility is a
substation, it must be coded "H"; if a pumping
(FIST 1-3 12/89)