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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).

12/20/2015 Personnel/SOC Update: Effective December 14, 2015, Julianne Mahoney, formerly a Lead Analyst in Electric Supply (a Merchant Function Employee), assumed the responsibilities of Project Manager – Transmission Services (a Transmission Function Employee) at NYSEG. In her new position Ms. Mahoney will be responsible for generator interconnections.

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.

As part of the Company's response and assistance with the New York Public Service Commission’s review in two cases (“Petition of Cayuga Operating Company, LLC to Mothball Generating Units 1 and 2”, Case No.12-E-0400 and “Proceeding on Motion of the Commission to Examine Repowering Alternatives to Utility Transmission Reinforcements”, Case number 12-E-0577, the following events occurred.  On Tuesday, September 17, 2013 and Wednesday, September 18, 2013 and Friday, September 20, 2013 the following string of emails was inadvertently sent to a marketing employee. The employee did not read the sensitive information contained in previous emails that appeared below the email messages directed to him and forwarded the email(s) to SOC compliance personnel. The employee then deleted the emails and personnel forwarding the emails were reminded of the SOC requirements by SOC compliance personnel.

On Friday, January 14, 2011, an email containing transmission system information was inadvertently sent to a merchant function employee. The employee was immediately notified of the error and did not read the e-mail.

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.

>> Voluntary Consents

>> Discretionary Actions

>> Discounts

>> 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. 

>> Shared Facilities