System Operating Orders

Our operating procedures enable the safe, reliable and efficient operation of the power system. We develop operating procedures in consideration of safety standards, industry reliability criteria, equipment capabilities and environmental obligations. We develop operating procedures using simulations of the power system.

Policy and Standards Orders

Number Title Date Issued
SOO 1T-22 Outage Scheduling [PDF, 240 KB] 2016 Mar 07
SOO 1T-61 BC Hydro Operating Reserve and NWPP Reserve Sharing Procedures [PDF, 399 KB] 2014 Mar 28


Transmission and Distribution Circuit Orders

Number Title Date Issued

SOO 5T-10
Ratings For All Transmission Circuits 60 kV Or Higher [PDF, 700  KB] 2019 Mar 07
DOO 1D-23 Permit for Entry Into Cable Man Holes [PDF, 125 KB] 2017 Apr 19


Composite Network Orders

Number Title Date Issued
SOO 7T-13 G.M. Shrum / Peace Canyon 500 kV System  [PDF, 500 KB] 2019 Jan 29
SOO 7T-13 Att 4 7T-13 Attachment 4 ILM 500 kV System Operation  [PDF, 1.2 MB] 2019 Jan 29
SOO 7T-13 Att 6 7T-13 Attachment 6 ILM 500 kV System Operation [PDF, 630 KB] 2019 Jan 29
SOO 7T-14 Bridge River - Lower Mainland Interconnection [PDF, 570 KB] 2019 Jan 30
SOO 7T-14 Att 1 Bridge River - Lower Mainland Interconnection Generation Shedding Requirements [PDF, 2600 KB] 2019 Jan 30
SOO 7T-17 BC - Alberta Interconnection [PDF, 610 KB] 2015 Dec 15
SOO 7T-18 BC - US Interconnection [PDF, 611 KB] 2018 Jul 27
SOO 7T-25 Bridge River 1 - Seton - Carquille - 100 Mile House 60 kV Operation [PDF, 340 KB] 2014 Oct 16
SOO 7T-30 North Coast Interconnection [PDF, 1.5 MB] 2019 May 14
SOO 7T-33 South Interior Subsystem [PDF, 212 KB] 2019 May 14
SOO 7T-34 South Interior Generation Shedding and Outage Requirements [PDF, 800 KB] 2019 Jan 17
SOO 7T-34 Att1 SI 500 kV Operation (2L277 Connected to NLY) [PDF, 1800 KB]
2019 Jan 17
SOO 7T-34 Att2 SEL 230 kV / 500 kV Operation (2L277 Connected to NLY) [PDF, 800 KB] 2019 Jan 17
SOO 7T-35 Peace 138/230 kV Network Operation [PDF, 700 KB] 2018 Nov 05
SOO 7T-41 Vancouver Island System Operation [PDF, 1.5 MB] 2019 Jan 17
SOO 7T-62 Unscheduled Flow (USF) Reduction Procedure [PDF, 10 KB] 2011 Sep 27
SOO 7T-64 Rotational Energy to Support Transfer Limits [PDF, 370 KB] 2018 Dec 28