Critical Contingency Management
- determine & declare the onset of a Critical Contingency
- call for load curtailment as required to balance the system
- monitor the supply/demand balance and adjust load curtailment directions as necessary, and
- determine when it is safe to terminate a Critical Contingency.
If pressures on the Transmission System reach certain thresholds, the CCO will declare a Critical Contingency. The CCO will issue instructions to the industry designed to ensure that the balance between supply and demand is maintained.
The Transmission System Owner (TSO) remains in direct control and management of the transmission system at all times and activates processes and procedures contained in their Critical Contingency Management Plan (CCMP).