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EQUIPMENT COMMISSIONING & DECOMMISSIONING
TABLE OF CONTENTS

PURPOSE AND SCOPE............................................................................................................................2
PART 1 - PROCEDURAL 3
1 RESPONSIBILITIES ........................................................................................................................3
2 HEALTH, SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SECURITY (SHES).................................................8
3 COMMISSIONING CERTIFICATES ................................................................................................11
4 OPERATIONAL DATA.....................................................................................................................12
5 DOCUMENTATION..........................................................................................................................13
6 PROCEDURE FOR COMMISSIONING...........................................................................................15
7 PROCEDURE FOR DECOMMISSIONING .....................................................................................16
8 CONNECTION OF USER'S EQUIPMENT TO THE NATIONAL GRID SYSTEM...........................16
9 UNLICENSED WORK ON USER'S EQUIPMENT...........................................................................17
10 UNLICENSED WORK ON EQUIPMENT NOT DIRECTLY CONNECTED TO THE NATIONAL
GRID SYSTEM.................................................................................................................................18
11 SELF BUILD.....................................................................................................................................18
12 CIVIL, STRUCTURAL AND BUILDING ENGINEERING.................................................................18
13 FORMS AND RECORDS.................................................................................................................19
PART 2 - DEFINITIONS AND DOCUMENT HISTORY 20
14 DEFINITIONS...................................................................................................................................20
15 AMENDMENTS RECORD...............................................................................................................24
16 IMPLEMENTATION.........................................................................................................................25
PART 3 GUIDANCE NOTES AND APPENDICES 26
17 REFERENCES.................................................................................................................................26
APPENDIX A - COMMISSIONING PANEL MEETING MODEL FORMAT AND DOCUMENTATION......27
APPENDIX B - MODEL PRE-COMMISSIONING INSPECTION SCHEDULE ..........................................74
APPENDIX C (1) - MODEL PRE-ENERGISATION INSPECTION SCHEDULE (SUBSTATIONS) ..........75
APPENDIX C (2) - MODEL PRE-ENERGISATION INSPECTION SCHEDULE (OHL).............................77
APPENDIX C (3) - MODEL OHL CONFIRMATION OF NO INFRINGEMENT OF SAFETY
CLEARENCE...............................................................................................................78
APPENDIX D - MODEL POST-COMMISSIONING INSPECTION SCHEDULE........................................79
APPENDIX E - COMMISSIONING SWITCHING PROGRAMME..............................................................80
APPENDIX F - COMMISSIONING SWITCHING PROGRAMME FORMAT..............................................81
APPENDIX G - COMMISSIONING REPORT FRONT SHEET..................................................................84
APPENDIX H - HV SYSTEM CHANGE CERTIFICATE (HVSCC) ............................................................85
APPENDIX I - EQUIPMENT ACCEPTANCE CERTIFICATE ....................................................................89
APPENDIX J - COMMISSIONING CONTROL CONFIRMATION CERTIFICATE.....................................91
APPENDIX K - DEFECT REPORT ............................................................................................................93
APPENDIX L - DECOMMISSIONING REPORT........................................................................................94
APPENDIX M - NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE CERTIFICATE (NCC)......................................................96
APPENDIX N - PROVISION / MODIFICATION OF REMOTE OPERATION FACILITIES
CERTIFICATE ..................................................................................................................97
APPENDIX O - COMMISSIONING & DECOMMISSIONING CERTIFICATES REQUIREMENTS ...........99
APPENDIX P - OPERATIONAL DATA REQUIREMENTS ........................................................................100
APPENDIX Q - COMMISSIONING CERTIFICATE CIRCULATION AT 30 J UNE 2010.........................101
APPENDIX R - OVERVIEW OF COMMISSIONING PROCESS ...............................................................102
APPENDIX S - COMMISSIONING FAMILIARISATION CONFIRMATION ...............................................105
APPENDIX T - MODEL COMMISSIONING DOCUMENTATION FILING ARRANGMENTS....................107

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PURPOSE AND SCOPE
Application
a) This procedure defines National Grid requirements for the commissioning, decommissioning
and recommissioning of all Equipment covered by the Electricity Transmission Licence
including both overhead lines and cables, and auxiliary equipment. It also defines the
commissioning / decommissioning / recommissioning requirements of unlicensed Equipment
when undertaken by National Grid. Appendix R provides an overview of the licensed process.
b) The procedure is formatted on the basis that the Equipment to be commissioned /
decommissioned / recommissioned forms part of a capital investment delivered by Construction
Delivery Unit. The procedure therefore defines both the National Grid, and Construction
Delivery Unit side, tasks and responsibilities. When commissioning / decommissioning /
recommissioning takes place under other circumstances (eg. following equipment fault and
replacement), then the responsible managers must adhere to the principles of this document.
c) TP106 defines a framework of requirement which will apply to the majority of investments.
Where it is evident that TP106 does not provide a fully satisfactory framework (eg for stand
alone projects or equipment not directly connected to the main stream power system such as
Oil Containment, Fire Protection, Compressors, LVAC Supplies, Cable Cooling System,
Batteries etc) then formally defined alternative arrangements specified by the Commissioning
Panel (which may include alternative commissioning authorisation arrangements) may be
defined and utilised.
d) Where there is more than one project being carried out at a single substation the following
criteria shall be used to determine whether separate or combined Commissioning Panel(s) shall
be held.
1. If the projects are completely separate and there are no commissioning interfaces,
separate Commissioning Panels should be held, a combined TP153 Coordination
meeting should be held.
2. If the projects overlap, i.e. use of circuits/schemes one Commissioning Panel held with
one being nominated as the lead project and providing the Chairman. The project
manager/engineer of the other projects (not the lead) will retain responsibility for those
aspect usually covered by the Chairman (i.e. signing part 1 of CCCC and the
Commissioning Report for his own project). Each project will have its own appointed
Commissioning Officer, each one shall attend the Commissioning Panel (in some
instances these may be one of the same individual). A combined TP153 meeting to be
held.
3. In the event that there is more than one project at a substation with the design for these
projects carried out by one party, a single Commissioning Panel shall be held with a
Chairman and Commissioning Officer, having full responsibility for these projects. A
combined TP153 meeting will also be held.
e) Appendix A (Commissioning Panel Meeting Model Format) forms the executive part of this
procedure. This appendix is the cornerstone of TP106 and links to all other requirements
defined in the document.
f) For simple or repetitive projects the Commissioning Panel may define an abridged version of
Appendix A.
NB: In this procedure the term commissioning will usually be taken to include the requirements of
commissioning, decommissioning and recommissioning.

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Commissioning Objectives
To achieve satisfactory Equipment commissioning TP106 targets five prime objectives.
a) Statutory (primarily Health & Safety, and Environmental)
b) Transmission System reliability (i.e. maintaining reliability during commissioning)
c) Organisation (definition of tasks, responsibilities and timescales)
d) Performance tests (i.e. testing regime that ensures satisfactory equipment commissioning)
e) Contractual requirements.
Commissioning Philosophy
To ensure that the National Grid System is commissioned to a standard which enables the objectives
to be achieved, commissioning philosophy comprises:
a) Process framework TP106 thereby ensuring that commissioning is carried out with a
demonstrable level of governance and associated audit trail.
b) Requisite skills, knowledge and competency TP141 thereby ensuring the quality and
accuracy of the commissioning undertaken.
PART 1 - PROCEDURAL
1 RESPONSIBILITIES
1.1 Commissioning Panel Chairman
The Commissioning Panel Chairman is the Project Manager / Project Engineer who will be
authorised in accordance with TP141. The Chairman has overall responsibility for ensuring
that the Equipment is commissioned in accordance with the requirements of this procedure.
Detailed terms of reference are given in Appendix A. Situations may arise whereby the
Commissioning Panel Chairman simultaneously encompasses a number of contracts,
e.g. Separate substations, cables and OHL.
The Commissioning Panel Chairman must be satisfied that site installation is complete to the
point where commissioning may commence through agreement with the Principal
Contractor.
Although many tasks will be discharged by Commissioning Officers and Commissioning
Engineers, the Chairman is accountable (i.e. ultimate responsibility) for ensuring the
existence of a full and completed audit trail of all commissioning activities.
NB: Detailed responsibilities are defined in Appendix A.
1.2 Project Manager / Project Engineer
The Project Manager / Project Engineer is the engineer nominated by an Construction
Delivery Unit to manage a project from investment sanction to investment closure. The
Project Manager / Project Engineer will usually be the Commissioning Panel Chairman. NB:
Some Construction Delivery Units may use different terms for the role of Project Manager /
Project Engineer.
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1.3 Commissioning Officer
The Commissioning Officer is an engineer with project design experience, from (or acting on
behalf of) National Grid Construction, who is authorised in accordance with TP141 to
discharge this role. Prime responsibilities are as follows.
a) To confirm that the Equipment to be commissioned accords with the design
specification defined in the DIDIP3.
b) To confirm the acceptability of design changes which occur during commissioning.
c) To verify that multi-function relays have been subject to satisfactory Type Registration
/ Factory Acceptance Test and to approve Commissioning Handbook 21
documentation prior to the setting sheet being issued.
d) To progress and ensure the availability of all Type Registration requirements to meet
commissioning timescales (e.g. SCT sheets, application diagrams, settings guidance
documents, Equipment technical data). NB: The Commissioning Officer is personally
responsible on behalf of Asset Policy for confirming the acceptability of those
requirements within the above brackets.
e) To confirm that, when a SCT procedure does not exist for an item of equipment,
alternative test documentation is to an acceptable standard.
f) To confirm that the commissioning programme stipulates all requirements as defined
in the model commissioning programme in Commissioning Handbook 1.
g) To approve all commissioning switching programmes.
h) To identify installations those are non-standard and confirm the acceptability of the
test documentation.
i) To progress and sense check of all operational data (e.g. Protection, DAR, rating
schedules, asset technical sheets etc).
j) To chair commissioning working parties when projects involving complex Equipment
require special consideration outside the Commissioning Panel.
k) To undertake an assurance role that confirms that the equipment conforms to National
Grid policy and procedures and is fit to connect to the National Grid transmission
system.
NB: Detailed responsibilities are defined in Appendix A.
1.4 Commissioning Engineer (National Grid)
The Commissioning Engineer (National Grid) is a Senior Authorised Person 2 for Basic &
SAP1 for Advanced authorisations, nominated by Asset Management, and authorised in
accordance with TP141 to undertake this role. Prime responsibilities are as follows.
a) To define and implement the arrangements for achieving safety from the System
b) To manage the implementation of NSI 33 (including Operations Diagrams)
c) To confirm the adequacy of the health and safety file on completion.
d) To provide the necessary access for commissioning.
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e) To review Appendix S Commissioning Familiarisation Confirmation with the
Commissioning Engineer (Supplier).
f) To endorse the Commissioning Officer's confirmation of the commissioning
programme.
g) To ensure that, prior to any commissioning commencing, appropriate isolation is
obtained for purposes of system security.
h) To confirm that the commissioning results are acceptable.
i) To define the extent of witnessing and commissioning hold points during Stage 1
commissioning.
j) To accept from the Commissioning Engineer (Supplier), or otherwise prepare, Stage 2
commissioning switching programmes and commissioning method statements.
k) To direct the Commissioning Team in the execution of Stage 2 commissioning and
accept the Equipment as commissioned.
NB: Detailed responsibilities are defined in Appendix A.
1.5 Commissioning Engineer (Supplier)
The Commissioning Engineer (Supplier) is an engineer, nominated by Construction Delivery
Unit, with Transmission system commissioning experience, and authorised in accordance
with TP141 to undertake this role. Prime responsibilities are as follows.
a) To complete Appendix S Commissioning Familiarisation Confirmation with the
Commissioning Engineer (National Grid).
b) To ensure that the commissioning programme is to the required standard as defined in
Commissioning Handbook N1 and updated as required.
c) To manage and execute the commissioning programme, including completion of
relevant certificates.
NB: When Stage 2 commissioning (i.e. energisation and on load tests) takes place at both
ends of a feeder, a Commissioning Engineer (Supplier) will be required to be located
at each circuit end.
d) To check that, prior to any commissioning commencing, appropriate isolation is
obtained for purposes of system security.
e) To ensure that all commissioning documentation is complete, acceptable and signed.
f) To ensure that all commissioning accords with the requirement of this procedure.
NB: Detailed responsibilities are defined in Appendix A.
1.6 Assistant Commissioning Engineer
An Assistant Commissioning Engineer is either a National Grid or Construction Delivery Unit
engineer under training, carrying out commissioning tasks under the local supervision of an
Authorised Commissioning Engineer (National Grid or Supplier). Specific requirements are
as follows.
a) The Authorised Commissioning Engineer will fully define the work to be undertaken -
and will remain accountable for the work - including signing of all documentation.
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b) An Authorised Commissioning Engineer may only supervise the work of one Assistant
Commissioning Engineer.
1.7 Lead Commissioning Engineer (National Grid)
Where the scale of the work at one site requires a number of Commissioning Engineers
(National Grid), a Lead Commissioning Engineer (National Grid) shall be appointed to co-
ordinate and direct the activities of all.
1.8 Lead Commissioning Engineer (Supplier)
Where the scale of the work at one site requires a number of Commissioning Engineers
(Supplier), a Lead Commissioning Engineer (Supplier) shall be appointed to co-ordinate and
direct the work of all.
1.9 Commissioning Panel
The prime purpose of the Commissioning Panel is to assist and advise the Chairman to
ensure that the commissioning process accords with National Grid policy and procedural
requirements. Whilst the Chairman is required to lead the process, progress should be
achieved through mutual agreement. The composition of the Commissioning Panel is
defined in Appendix A, (Form UKBP/TP106.01) Section 1.
1.10 Commissioning Team
A team of suitably qualified and experienced engineers under the direction of the
Commissioning Engineer (National Grid), with responsibility for carrying out Stage 2
commissioning requirements.
1.11 Asset Policy Manager
The Asset Policy Manager is responsible for the content of the suite of site commissioning
test procedures (SCT procedures) and ensuring that they are prepared as part of Type
Registration.
1.12 Information Delivery Manager
The Information Delivery Manager is responsible for content of the technical data workbooks
and ensuring that they are prepared to capture the static technical data requirements for
each asset category.
1.13 Alliance
The Construction Delivery Unit with commissioning responsibilities for a specific site/route
must discharge their responsibilities in accordance with this procedure. The Construction
Delivery Unit shall produce a quality plan, which must include a Commissioning Programme
to the requirements of Section 14.4 of this procedure.
1.14 Supplier
The supplier appointed by National Grid with responsibility for commissioning and
decommissioning in accordance with the contract specification which will reference the
requirements of this procedure. The Supplier will usually be required to produce a quality
plan, which will include a Commissioning Programme to the requirements of Section 14.4.
Specific responsibilities are usually as follows to:
a) Comply with the National Grid Safety Rules and other relevant safety legislation.
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b) Provide an appropriate number of suitably authorised Commissioning Engineer
(Supplier).
c) Deliver within four days of the completion of the Stage 2 commissioning tests, or to
other agreed timescales, a complete set of all documentation associated with the tests
and inspections for which the Supplier is responsible, duly signed, to the
Commissioning Panel Chairman.
d) Comply with the requirements of this procedure.
1.15 Decommissioning Engineer (National Grid)
A Decommissioning Engineer (National Grid) shall be an authorised Commissioning
Engineer (National Grid) in accordance with TP141. A Decommissioning Engineer (National
Grid) will only be appointed when there are no associated commissioning requirements.
When commissioning occurs all decommissioning activities shall be managed through the
commissioning process. Terms of reference are as follows.
a) To take responsibility for the decommissioning process in those instances where
decommissioning does not form part of a capital project see section 7.
b) To call for and approve the decommissioning programme.
c) To ensure that decommissioning is only undertaken by Construction Delivery Units
and National Grid authorised commissioning personnel, and that the number of such
personnel are sufficient for the task in hand.
d) To ensure that the decommissioned Equipment is not a hazard either to personnel or
to the System and that clear notification is made of any residual dangers.
e) To ensure that decommissioning activities are progressed in compliance with National
Grid Safety Rules and other safety requirements as appropriate.
f) To ensure that decommissioning is carried out in accordance with the appropriate
certificates.
g) To enlist the support of the Construction Manager, for the modification or withdrawal of
Operational Data, static technical data and work management systems.
h) To manage all documentation and test schedules.
i) To ensure that drawings and records are appropriately modified and the Health,
Safety and Environmental File updated accordingly.
1.16 Transmission Requirements Manager (Network Operations)
a) The Transmission Requirements Manager or his nominated representative is Network
Operations representative on the Commissioning Panel, with responsibility both for
agreeing all those aspects of commissioning which are pertinent to the ongoing
security and control of the Transmission System, and for acting as the point of co-
ordination for all matters relating to commissioning within Network Operations.
b) The Transmission Requirements Manager, or his nominated representative, together
with the Commissioning Engineer (National Grid) and the Commissioning Engineer
(Supplier), shall jointly approve the Commissioning Switching Programme.
c) The Power System Manager, or his nominated representative, is responsible for
implementing all approved Commissioning Switching Programmes in conjunction with
the Commissioning Engineer (National Grid).
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1.17 Asset Management Network Operations Centre (NOC) Planning
The Planning Development Engineer (NOC) will nominate a Safety Controller to liaise with
the HVSCC stages of commissioning for each investment. NOC will provide guidance to the
Commissioning Panel with regards to implementation of NSI 33 for the HV system and
general LOW VOLTAGE safety management. NB: The NOC Control Person Safety (CPS)
does not manage LV site issues this is managed by the SAP through the Commissioning
Panel.
1.18 Occupier
As defined TP137.
The Occupier, as controller of premises, has duties and responsibilities under both the
Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, and the Occupiers Liability Acts. The Occupier has
responsibility for the overall management of the premises. For operational sites the role of
Occupier will be undertaken by Maintenance Delivery Electricity. Certain aspects on a
construction site relating to general safety will be discharged on MDE's behalf by
Construction.
1.19 User
This is defined as any company or organisation which has an interface with National Grid.
Typically this will include Generation Companies, Distribution Network Operators (DNO),
Non-embedded Customers and any other organisation with a User System directly
connected to the National Grid Transmission System.
1.20 Specialist Test Engineer (Supplier)
An engineer with specialist knowledge tasked with testing a specialist item of equipment
(e.g. multi-function relay) at a defined and limited location on the site. This engineer shall
work under the local supervision of a Commissioning Engineer (Supplier), who shall also
sign and assume responsibility for all test documentation.
1.21 Site Engineer (National Grid)
The Site Engineer (National Grid) is responsible for undertaking both Client side power
engineering, and civil, structural and building engineering tasks. See TP163, Site Installation
for full definition of the role. Prime responsibilities include both acceptances of the
commissioning programme and test results for the Site Engineer (National Grid) area of
responsibility.
1.22 Site Engineer (Civil) (National Grid)
The Site Engineer (Civil) (National Grid) is responsible for undertaking Client side civil,
structural and building engineering tasks. See TP163, Site Installation for full definition of
the role. Prime responsibilities include acceptance of the commissioning programme and
test results for the Site Engineer (Civil) (National Grid) area of responsibility.
2 HEALTH, SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SECURITY (SHES)
2.1 Statutory / National Grid Documentation
Commissioning and decommissioning must be carried out with rigorous adherence to health,
safety and environmental legislation. The Construction Delivery Unit will be responsible for
providing all information for the Health, Safety, Environmental and Security Plans. Health
and Safety management during commissioning /decommissioning is achieved in accordance
with the following requirement.
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a) Health & Safety at Work Act - general safety
b) National Grid Safety Rules - Safety from the system
c) NSI 33 - The Addition/Removal of Equipment
from the System
d) Construction (Design and Management)
Regulations 2007
- health and safety during construction
as defined in TP137

2.2 National Grid Safety Rules (3
rd
Edition)
All commissioning work carried out on a National Grid operational site must be in
accordance with the requirements of the National Grid Safety Rules and associated National
Safety Instructions. The Commissioning Engineer (National Grid), as a SAP, will advise the
Commissioning Panel on all matters relating to the Safety Rules.
2.3 CDM Regulations 2007
2.3.1 The CDM 2007 Regulations are enacted through adherence to TP137. These Regulations
define commissioning/decommissioning as included activities.
2.3.2 For non-Alliance projects the Commissioning Panel shall be responsible for ensuring that all
commissioning work satisfies the requirements of TP137. Key requirements as defined in
Appendix A of this document, comprise
a) the transfer of all relevant requirements for managing SHES into the Construction
Phase Health, Safety, Environmental & Security (SHES) Plan
b) being assured of the adequacy of the documentation for transfer into the CDM SHES
File
2.4 Site (Weekly) SHESQ&P Meeting
a) For Alliances projects the Site (Weekly) Safety, Health, Environment, Quality and
Progress (SHESQ&P) meeting as defined in TP163A Site Installation is responsible
for ensuring that SHESQ requirements are considered, planned and enacted
throughout both the site installation and commissioning phases.
b) During the commissioning phase both the Commissioning Engineer (National Grid)
and Commissioning Engineer (Supplier) will represent the Commissioning Panel on
the SHESQ&P meeting and will submit the commissioning programme (see model
format in Commissioning Handbook N1) to evaluate and progress the SHES aspects
of commissioning.
2.5 Documentation for Managing SHES Hazards and Risk Reduction
a) With reference to Stage 2 commissioning, both commissioning switching programmes
and commissioning method statements must specify the required measures for
managing SHES hazards and risk reduction.
b) With reference to Stage 1 commissioning all SCT procedures, or other test procedures
prepared in the absence of a SCT procedure, must specify the required measures for
managing SHES hazards and risk reduction.
c) Where necessary method statements defining measures for hazard elimination and
risk reduction shall be prepared in support of the above.
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d) In preparing any of the above documentation, risk assessments must be carried out.
2.6 Addition/Removal of Equipment to / from the System
NSI 33 specifies the procedural requirements for the addition/ removal and renaming of
Equipment to/from the System. A HV System Change Certificate (HVSCC) is issued for
this purpose see Appendix H. Where existing Equipment is directly replaced an (HVSCC)
is not required.
Where a third party is required to sign on to a Site Responsibility Schedule, the third party
shall also sign Part 4 of the HVSCC.
2.7 Earthing, LV and Mechanical Plant
NSI 33 also defines the requirement for the addition/removal of Earthing, LV and Mechanical
Plant. This includes the procedure for managing safety across a temporary connection to the
System. This covers, for example, the situation of test supplies (eg. a feed from an a.c.
distribution board or battery supply) in an operational site being extended to a CDM
demarcation zone which is under the Construction Delivery Units safety management
system.
2.8 Notification of Change Certificate
This certificate is defined in, and reproduced from, Safety NSI 33. It shall be issued to notify
both the Construction Delivery Unit and National Grid Units that the timescales for a HV
System Change Certificate becoming effective have changed, to avoid re-issue of the
HVSCC, see Appendix M (Form UKBP/TP106.12).
2.9 Site Security
A non-operational site becomes an operational site under the safety control of Asset
Management, with the issue of Part 6 of the HV System Change Certificate; this necessitates
the implementation of substation security and access standards, see NSI 33.
2.10 Impressed Voltage Condition
2.10.1 The Commissioning Panel must ensure that all instances, encompassed by the Stage and
Stage 2 commissioning process, of when impressed voltages may endanger personnel are
identified and logged and must be assured that appropriate method statements and
protective measures are defined prior to commissioning work commencing (eg. insulated
working as defined in NSI5).
NB: Commissioning responsibilities encompass the physical connection (or disconnection) of
HV equipment which is under the National Grid Safety Rules via a Permit for Work (or a
Commissioning Switching Programme)
2.10.2 The Commissioning Panel must specify the timing of when HV equipment, which is under
the National Grid Safety Rules, is physically connected together. When this is to be achieved
through a Permit for Work, the Principal Contractors Representative undertaking the work
must be notified of the timing together with any safety requirements.
2.10.3 Accountability for the above will reside with the Chairman of the Commissioning Panel with
responsibility for specialist advice residing with both the Commissioning Engineer (National
Grid) and Commissioning Engineer (Supplier).
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2.11 Decommissioning Requirements
2.11.1 Decommissioning results in the Equipment being physically disconnected from the System.
In those instances where the Equipment remains within Safety Distance, it is deemed as
remaining part of the System, and therefore subject to the Safety Rules applicable to HV
Equipment; this will necessitate the Equipment being retained both on the Operations
Diagram and the Substation Control Point diagrams.
2.11.2 The Decommissioning Report, see Appendix L (Form UKBP/TP106.11), provides notification
that the Equipment is decommissioned, and confirms whether the Equipment either
remains within Safety Distance, or is outside Safety Distance and declared as being
removed from the System, through completion of a HV System Change Certificate.
3 COMMISSIONING CERTIFICATES
3.1 Equipment Acceptance Certificate
The Equipment Acceptance Certificate as shown in Appendix I (Form UKBP/TP106.08) is a
two-part certificate serving the following purpose.
3.1.1 Part 1 confirms both completion of the Stage 1 commissioning programme, and agreement
to proceed to Stage 2, for the purpose of National Grid operating the Equipment to put into
service.
3.1.2 Part 2 confirms both completion of the Stage 2 commissioning programme and that the
Equipment is now commissioned and available for operational service.
3.2 Commissioning Control Confirmation Certificate (CCCC)
The Chairman will ensure that the Commissioning Control Confirmation Certificate (Form
UKBP/TP106.09) shall be completed. Its purpose is to provide documented confirmation
that key tasks essential for safeguarding the security of the transmission systems have been
discharged - see Appendix J .
3.3 Defect Report
The Defect Report (Form UKBP/TP106.10), as shown in Appendix K, shall be initiated by
Asset Management to notify the Project Manager / Project Engineer when Equipment
defects occur during the warranty period. The Report shall be returned by the Project
Manager / Project Engineer to Asset Management to notify the latter that the defect has
been remedied.
3.4 Provision/Modification of Remote Operation Facilities Certificate
3.4.1 This certificate (Form UKBP/TP106.13), as shown in Appendix N, shall be utilised both to
confirm compatibility between Remote Operation Facilities at both the substation and
Electricity National Control Centre (ENCC), and to co-ordinate the time of implementation. It
shall be completed both on the initial commissioning of a Substation Control System (SCS),
and for subsequent changes to the application software or database. The Commissioning
Panel shall determine the date for completing the form. Completion shall simultaneously
take place at both the Substation and the ENCC, with names being exchanged by telephone
or fax etc.
3.4.2 When a new SCS, which is to be controlled from the ENCC is being commissioned, both this
certificate and the Equipment Acceptance Certificate must be issued. This certificate
confirms compatibility between the SCS and the corresponding Equipment in the ENCC,
whereas the Equipment Acceptance Certificate is solely concerned with the commissioning
of a new/replacement SCS and its acceptance by the Commissioning Engineer (National
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Grid) into operational service. This certificate will therefore usually be completed in advance
of the Equipment Acceptance Certificate.
3.5 Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000
The Pressure Systems and Safety Regulations 2000 require that the Construction Delivery
Unit which provides the container shall also provide all relevant information. The information
requirement is defined in the standard Written Schedules of Examination (WSE) format,
available on GridNet. Prior to Stage 2 commissioning the information shall be transferred to
the WSE, the front sheet of which should be forwarded to both the Asset Management
Delivery Manager (i.e. the Occupier) and the Insurance Company Competent Person for
signature. See Asset Management procedures for further details.
3.6 Exceptions/Limitations
Where certificates have an entry for Exceptions/Limitations and this entry is utilised, the
Project Manager / Project Engineer will be responsible for removing the exceptions and
limitations and confirming the removal with all relevant parties.
3.7 Certificate Register
The following documentation will bear a unique number which shall be acquired by the
Commissioning Panel Chairman and drawn from a register located on the intranet, managed
by the Network Operation Centre.
a) Commissioning Switching Programme Form UKBP/TP106.05
b) Commissioning Report Form UKBP/TP106.06
c) HV System Change Certificate (HVSCC) Form UKBP/TP106.07
d) Equipment Acceptance Certificate Form UKBP/TP106.08
e) Commissioning Control Confirmation Certificate Form UKBP/TP106.09
f) Defect Report Form UKBP/TP106.10
g) Decommissioning Report Form UKBP/TP106.11
h) Notification of Change Certificate (NCC) Form UKBP/TP106.12
i) Provision/Modification of Remote Operation
Facilities Certificate Form UKBP/TP106.13
3.8 Commissioning Certificate Circulation
A summary of the Commissioning Certificate Circulation list (Form UKBP/TP106.14) is
shown in Appendix Q. This list will be considered to be a form, and therefore may be
periodically updated without re-issue of this procedure.
4 OPERATIONAL DATA
4.1 An essential requirement of commissioning is the provision of operational data to relevant
units within National Grid prior to the Equipment being commissioned. This requirement
relates to:
a) Relay Settings
b) Thermal Rating Schedules
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c) Protection and DAR Schedules
d) Asset Register Technical Data
e) Operations Diagrams
f) 300 Sheets
g) Facility Schedules (or equivalent documentation)
h) Site Responsibility Schedule
i) Grid Code Compliance Data
j) Settlement Metering Registration
4.2 Appendix P summarises these requirements together with the required timescales for
completion. A pro forma for planning and scheduling these activities is provided in Appendix
A (Form UKBP/TP106.01).
4.3 When instances arise of commissioning being the sole responsibility of Asset Management,
the latter shall ensure that the above requirements are discharged, in accordance with this
procedure. This will necessitate enlisting the assistance of the Construction Manager.
5 DOCUMENTATION
An essential commissioning requirement is the formal documentation of both the managerial
process and the commissioning tests and inspections. This shall be achieved through the
production of two distinct documents: the Commissioning Report and the Commissioning
Technical Record.
5.1 Commissioning Report
The Commissioning Report is a record of the management activities undertaken by the
Commissioning Panel. It shall comprise of a copy of the Design Intent Document which
includes the System Design Specification (SDS), Commissioning Panel minutes, the
Commissioning Programme and any other documents or schedules utilised for managing the
process. The contents shall be acquired as the work proceeds. The Commissioning Report
shall be collated and retained by the Commissioning Panel Chairman or his nominated
representative. On completion of the commissioning of each circuit/stage the
Commissioning Panel Chairman must sign the Commissioning Report front sheet (Form
UKBP/TP106.06), as required by Appendix G, which should then be inserted at the front of
the Report.
5.2 Commissioning Technical Record
The Commissioning Technical Record will usually be collated and retained by the
Commissioning Engineer (Supplier) and shall comprise of a copy of the DID, the completed
SCT schedules, inspection reports, Commissioning Switching Programmes and
Commissioning Method Statements. A list of contents should be produced. The
Commissioning Technical Record shall be periodically audited by the Commissioning
Engineer (National Grid) and on completion incorporated into the CDM Health and Safety
File.
5.3 Site Commissioning Test Procedures
5.3.1 Construction Delivery Units will be required to select SCT procedures from the model SCTs
agreed by Asset Policy at the time of Type Registration. Where a test requirement is not
covered by an SCT procedure, Construction Delivery Units or other specially prepared
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document may be used. In such instances the Commissioning Officer shall confirm that the
test document is to an acceptable standard.
5.3.2 On completion of the Stage 1 and 2 commissioning tests respectively, each test schedule
shall be signed for as accepted by the Commissioning Engineer (National Grid). If the tests
were unwitnessed, the Commissioning Engineer (National Grid) shall check that all entries
are complete, and that the results, following a cursory examination, appear correct before
signing. The Commissioning Panel Chairman must be satisfied that all agreed test
procedures relating to Stage 1 commissioning tests are completed prior to Part 1 of the
Equipment Acceptance Certificate being issued.
5.4 Commissioning Handbook
The Commissioning Handbooks specify model requirements for the commissioning of
Systems or investments (whereas SCTs are primarily concerned with the commissioning of
individual items of Equipment). The person preparing the Commissioning Programme must
produce documentation either in accordance with the Commissioning Handbooks or to
similar standards.
5.5 Commissioning Switching Programme
5.5.1 The Commissioning Switching Programme (see Section 14.5) shall conform to a uniform
format and content, as defined both in Appendix E and in Appendix F. A model
Commissioning Switching Programme which defines the required style, format and
abbreviations is contained within Commissioning Handbook N2. Timescales for preparing
the Commissioning Switching Programme are specified in Appendix P.
5.5.2 Since Stage 2 tests are associated with the in-service System, both Commissioning
Switching Programmes (and Commissioning Method Statements within it) within it must be
prepared by appropriately experienced personnel.
5.5.3 Situations may arise whereby it is necessary to modify the content of an approved
Commissioning Switching Programme either immediately prior to, or during, implementation.
This situation shall be managed as follows:
a) Prior to implementation, the Commissioning Panel Chairman shall obtain from the
original signatories to the Commissioning Switching Programme the names, or titles,
of those personnel nominated to make essential changes, and shall notify the
Commissioning Engineer (National Grid) accordingly.
b) Immediately prior to commencing the Commissioning Switching Programme the
Commissioning Engineer shall declare to the Control Person (Operation), by
telephone, the names, or positions, of those nominated to make such changes, and
these shall be recorded on all copies of the Commissioning Switching Programme.
c) Should subsequent changes be required, the agreement to such changes and
modification to the Commissioning Switching Programme shall be co-ordinated by the
Commissioning Engineer (National Grid).
5.6 Commissioning Method Statements
5.6.1 Commissioning Method statements shall generally adhere to the format and requirements of
Commissioning Switching Programmes, excepting that the content and headings shall be at
the discretion of the Commissioning Panel. The preparation and checking of Commissioning
Method Statements shall accord with the requirements of Section 14.3. A separate
Commissioning Method Statement should be prepared for each relevant stage of the work.
5.6.2 The front sheet must be similar to that of a Commissioning Switching Programme, excepting
that Network Operations will not be a signatory. The comments in Section 14.5 on
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Commissioning Switching Programmes shall also apply to Commissioning Method
Statements and discussed with the relevant Control Person.
5.7 Commissioning Programme
The Commissioning Programme (see Section 14.4) will be prepared by the Construction
Delivery Unit and accepted by the Commissioning Panel. It shall comprise of both an
indexed, comprehensive schedule of tests, inspections, and related test documents, and a
plan which defines the timing and staging of such tests and inspections. The Commissioning
Handbook provides a model of such requirements.
5.8 Inspections
The Pre-commissioning, Pre-energisation, and Post-commissioning inspections will be
prepared by the Construction Delivery Unit prior to the inspection taking place. These
inspections must be jointly executed by the Commissioning Engineer (Supplier) and the
Commissioning Engineer (National Grid). The pre-commissioning inspection should
comprise of a list of plant or Equipment to be inspected, to ascertain whether the work is
complete, such that Off-load commissioning tests can commence without any concerns for
health & safety or possible damage to plant or Equipment. Appendices B, C and D illustrate
model pre-commissioning, pre-energisation and post-commissioning inspections
respectively.
5.9 On Site Filing of Commissioning Documentation
Commissioning documentation shall be subject to a standard filing arrangement - this is
defined in Appendix T. Management and stewardship of the documentation shall reside with
the Commissioning Engineer (Supplier).
6 PROCEDURE FOR COMMISSIONING
6.1 Establishing the Commissioning Panel
6.1.1 For Alliances projects the inaugural meeting should be called just after completion of the
Design Intent Document (DIDIP3) (note some projects may require a meeting prior to
'Authority to Proceed'). For non-Alliances projects this meeting should be called within three
months of contract release (note some projects may require meeting prior to contract
release), ideally after the Design Intent Document is completed.
6.1.2 At the first meeting, consideration must be given to the preparation of the Work
Co-ordination Document. See TP153.
6.2 Model Format for Commissioning Panel Meeting
Appendix A (Form UKBP/TP106.01) stipulates the Commissioning Panel Meeting Model
format for directing the commissioning process. This shall be utilised at the first meeting of
the Commissioning Panel, thereby forming the basis of subsequent meetings. Formal
minutes of all Commissioning Panel meetings shall be prepared and circulated. It is to be
noted that Appendix A addresses the minimum subject matter and is not intended to stifle
wider debate, nor the recording of conclusions arising from that debate. The content of
Appendix A generally reflects the recommendations of Panels of Inquiry.
6.3 Operational Notification Procedure
In those instances where a User is being connected, requiring Operational Notification in
compliance with the Supplemental Agreement, the Commissioning Panel Chairman shall
liaise with National Grids representative from Asset Management (Electrical Network
Investment) with responsibility for New Connections approval. Activities pertinent to the
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Commissioning Panel relating to Operational Notification are identified in Section 20 of
Appendix A (Form UKBP/TP106.01).
6.4 Final Meeting of Commissioning Panel
The final meeting of the Commissioning Panel should ideally be held after the Equipment is
commissioned. This meeting must ensure that any outstanding matters are addressed. The
commissioning Technical Record, drawings and any other documentation required for CDM
purposes shall be then reviewed prior to passing to the stewardship of Asset Management.
The Commissioning Panel Chairman must then sign the Commissioning Report front sheet
(Form UKBP/TP106.02) (see Appendix G), to formally signify that all commissioning
requirements are complete, which shall then be placed at the beginning of the
Commissioning Report.
7 PROCEDURE FOR DECOMMISSIONING
7.1 If, unusually, a investment requires Equipment decommissioning without any associated
commissioning, then the precise organisational arrangements and responsibilities, although
based on the principles within this procedure, shall be agreed between the Project Manager /
Project Engineer and the Commissioning Panel and formally recorded.
7.2 Where the Equipment to be decommissioned does not form part of a capital project but is the
sole responsibility of Asset Management, the Decommissioning Engineer will be responsible
for the Decommissioning Process, i.e. there is no requirement to form a decommissioning
panel - see Section 1.13.
7.3 Specific Requirements for Decommissioning
7.3.1 Decommissioning certificates as defined in Section 2.10 shall be issued.
7.3.2 When decommissioned Equipment is to be dismantled or demolished, all circuit
identification must be removed including, in the case of overhead lines, circuit colour or
symbol plates, danger plates, property and telephone plates and flag stick fittings. However,
the tower number plates shall be left in situ and dismantled with the tower.
7.3.3 When decommissioned Equipment is to be left in situ, and remains subject to the National
Grid Safety Rules for HV Equipment, it shall be identified by appropriate nomenclature.
This nomenclature will be agreed with the Transmission Requirements Manager and shown
on the Operation Diagram and operational data update. In addition, in the case of an
overhead line, the Asset Management NOC shall allocate circuit colour or symbol plates and
flagstick fittings, as appropriate, to a decommissioned circuit.
8 CONNECTION OF USER'S EQUIPMENT TO THE NATIONAL GRID SYSTEM
8.1 When Users Equipment is to be connected to the National Grid System a J oint
Commissioning Panel should be convened which should be separate to that for the licensed
work. The User or Users agent should preferably provide the Chairman of this
Commissioning Panel. National Grid representation should comprise of the Commissioning
Engineer (National Grid), Transmission Requirements Engineer, NOC Development
Engineer, the Commissioning Panel Chairman and the Commissioning Officer, for the
licensed work.
8.2 The requirements of safety document NSI 33 and the Grid Code (Operational Code and
Connection Code Appendix 1) must be followed with regard to the management of the
connection point between National Grids and the Users Equipment.
8.3 The responsibility of National Grid representatives on the J oint Commissioning Panel is
primarily to endorse the J oint Commissioning Programme from the viewpoint of protecting
the National Grid System.
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8.4 The J oint Commissioning Programme will consist of Stage 1 and Stage 2 commissioning
requirements, and should comprise of the following:
a) All required stage 1 interface testing including associated documentation.
b) Commissioning Method Statements and/or Commissioning Switching Programmes
associated with the connecting and testing of protection, control and ancillary
Systems, i.e. busbar protection, circuit breaker fail, synchronising, interlocking etc.
c) Commissioning test documentation associated with Operational Metering and
Indications (local and remote), Control Telephony, System Monitoring and Ancillary
Services.
d) Pre-energisation inspection similar to that shown in Appendix C of this document.
e) Commissioning Switching Programme for connecting the Users Equipment to the HV
Transmission System. The format should, as far as is practicable, adhere to the
principles of section 5.5 and the requirements of Appendix E of this document. In
particular the section on Initial Conditions should confirm that all protection settings
associated with the User/National Grid interface have been correctly applied. In
addition the following shall apply.
(i) When a Commissioning Switching Programme is being prepared to connect a
Users Equipment to the National Grid System, it is recommended that the
Front Sheet is approved by the User, the Commissioning Engineer (National
Grid), Commissioning Officer and Transmission Requirements Manager.
(ii) When executing a Commissioning Switching Programme (or Commissioning
Method Statement), each party who has a defined task within the switching
programme must record when that task has been completed, to ensure the
existence of an audit trail.
NB: Grid Code compliance requirements must be addressed prior to commencing
the Commissioning Switching Programme.
f) A Post-commissioning inspection, similar to that shown in Appendix D of this
document should be undertaken.
9 UNLICENSED WORK ON USER'S EQUIPMENT
9.1 When National Grid undertake unlicensed work on User connected Equipment, a clear
distinction must be made between the Commissioning responsibilities relating to the
unlicensed work, and those relating to any associated licensed work, (such distinctions
should include the correct allocation of costs).
9.2 The requirements of safety document NSI 33 and the Grid Code OC8 must be followed with
regard to the management of the connection point between National Grids and the Users
Equipment.
9.3 The Commissioning Panel for the Users Equipment should preferably be separate from the
Commissioning Panel for any associated licensed work. Excepting where contractual
conditions state otherwise, the User or Users agent should chair the Commissioning Panel.
9.4 If not already clearly defined in the contract specification the User or Users agent should be
requested to clearly define the terms of reference and scope of work (i.e. Section 2 of
Appendix A - Form UKBP/TP106.01), at the first Commissioning Panel meeting (or earlier)
with reference to the responsibilities that National Grid are requested to discharge. In the
absence of comparable documentation, Appendix A (Form UKBP/TP106.01) of this
document may be offered as the basis for a Commissioning Panel agenda.
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10 UNLICENSED WORK ON EQUIPMENT NOT DIRECTLY CONNECTED TO THE
NATIONAL GRID SYSTEM
Section 9 shall apply with the term client replacing User or Users agent. Where National
Grid provides the Commissioning Panel Chairman, this procedure, as far as practicable,
shall be employed; in such instances the responsible managers will agree the required roles.
11 SELF BUILD
The requirements for self build are defined in TP155A.
12 CIVIL, STRUCTURAL AND BUILDING ENGINEERING
12.1 Civil, structural and building engineering (CSBE) comprise the following.
a) Access roads
b) Footpaths
c) Drainage *
d) Oil containment works *
e) Fencing
f) Site security *
g) Surfacing
h) Ducts and trenches
i) Buildings
j) Site and building services (including electricity and telecommunications services) *
k) Foundations
l) Piling works
m) Earthworks
n) Ground improvement/stabilisation
o) Plant support structures
p) Holding down systems
q) Fire protection and control *
r) Acoustic enclosures *
s) Site lighting *
t) Landscaping
u) Enabling infrastructure (operational and non-operational) - eg. retaining structures,
bridges, culverts etc
12.2 Commissioning is concerned with confirmation of satisfactory performance by subjecting
equipment to performance tests. With reference to CSBE, this usually involves those items
in the above list against which a * is placed.
12.3 For Alliances the Site Manager will ensure that a commissioning programme is prepared
solely for CSBE. Both the commissioning programme and subsequent results will be
confirmed as acceptable by the Commissioning Engineer (National Grid).
12.4 For non Alliances the responsibility for confirming the satisfactory inspection and
commissioning of the above shall reside with the Site Engineer (National Grid) and Site
Engineer (Civil)(National Grid) respectively in accordance with their areas of responsibility.
12.5 The Objective of this issue of TP106 is to:
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a) Ensure and confirm that civil, structural and building engineering equipment to be
commissioned has been subject to a design compliance audit.
b) Confirm that responsibility for overseeing the satisfactory commissioning of civil,
structural and building engineering resides with the Commissioning Panel Chairman.
12.6 For non Alliances the Site Engineer (National Grid) and Site Engineer (Civil)(National Grid)
shall be responsible for ensuring that there is a documented audit trail with reference to a
commissioning programme and completed test documentation.
12.7 When the commissioning of civil, structural and building engineering does not include any
associated power system equipment, then alternative requirements to those defined in this
document may be used - but which must be based upon the concepts and principles
enshrined in this document.
13 FORMS AND RECORDS
All records of the commissioning and decommissioning processes, including the
Commissioning Technical Record, should be transferred to the Site Occupier for entry into
the Health, Safety and Environmental File by the Commissioning Panel Chairman, and
appropriately indexed and filed.
UKBP/TP106.01 Commissioning Panel Minutes and Log
UKBP/TP106.02 Model Pre-Commissioning Inspection Schedule
UKBP/TP106.03 (a) Model Pre-Energisation Inspection Schedule (Substations)
UKBP/TP106.03 (b) Model Pre-Energisation Inspection Schedule (OHL)
UKBP/TP106.03 (c) Model OHL Confirmation of No Infringement of Safety Clearance
UKBP/TP106.04 Model Post Commissioning Inspection Schedule
UKBP/TP106.05 Commissioning Switching Programme
UKBP/TP106.06 Commissioning Report
UKBP/TP106.07 HV System Change Certificate
UKBP/TP106.08 Equipment Acceptance Certificate
UKBP/TP106.09 Commissioning Control Confirmation Certificate
UKBP/TP106.10 Defect Report
UKBP/TP106.11 Decommissioning Report
UKBP/TP106.12 Notification of Change Certificate
UKBP/TP106.13 Provision/Mod of Remote Operation Facilities Certificate
UKBP/TP106.14 Commissioning Certificate Circulation
UKBP/TP106.15 Commissioning Familiarisation Confirmation
UKBP/TP106.16 Model Commissioning Documentation Filing
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PART 2 - DEFINITIONS AND DOCUMENT HISTORY
14 DEFINITIONS
14.1 Commissioned
Commissioned Equipment is that which has satisfactorily completed PART 2 of the
Equipment Acceptance Certificate.
14.2 Work Co-ordination Document
The requirements of a Work Co-ordination Document are defined in TP153. The purpose of
the document is to define the sequence of installation and commissioning work for projects
with multi-site/multi-stage activities, or projects which interface with Asset Management
maintenance work. Integral to specifying the sequence of work is the requirement to define
the associated Safety Rule documentation and points of isolation.
Where the work is predominantly project related (the usual situation) the Work Coordination
document should be prepared by the Project Manager/Project Engineer supported by a team
with representation from Asset Management, Network Operations and each commissioning
panel. Where the work is predominantly maintenance related, the Work Coordination
document shall be prepared by Asset Management Maintenance Delivery Electricity.
14.3 Commissioning Method Statement
A Commissioning Method Statement is an approved step-by-step procedure defining Stage
2 commissioning requirement, which must be rigorously adhered to without deviation (unless
jointly agreed by the Commissioning Engineer (Supplier) and Commissioning Engineer
(National Grid).
14.4 Commissioning Programme
The Commissioning Programme shall form part of the Site Quality Plan and accord with the
model in Commissioning Handbook N1. It should consist of:
14.4.1 Commissioning Plan
A plan which defines timing and staging of the commissioning activities.
NB: The timing/staging plan must take account of the requirement of safety document UK
NSI 33 (Addition/Removal of Equipment to/from the System). HV System change
requirements must take place prior to completion of Stage 1 commissioning.
14.4.2 Commissioning Schedule
An approved series of inspections, tests and switching operations which verify that the
Equipment is suitable for operational service, comprising of:
a) Stage 1
i) Pre-commissioning Inspection Schedule
ii) Off-load Commissioning Tests Schedule
iii) Pre-energisation Inspection Schedule
b) Stage 2
iv) Commissioning Method Statements
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v) Commissioning Switching Programmes
vi) Post-Commissioning Inspection Schedule
NB: Commissioning method statements and commissioning switching
programmes will specify both the method of connecting the Equipment to be
commissioned to the System, and the On-load commissioning tests to prove both the
connections and the Equipment.
Civil, structural and building engineering requirements should be contained in a separate
commissioning programme.
14.5 Commissioning Switching Programme
A Commissioning Switching Programme is an approved procedure which defines the
strategy and methodology for Stage 2 energisation and commissioning of all new HV
equipment, covered by TP106. All such programmes must be rigorously adhered to, without
deviation, unless such deviations are jointly agreed by the Construction Delivery Unit
commissioning engineer, National Grid commissioning engineer and Network Operations.
The Commissioning Switching Programme specifies the step by step process of how new
HV equipment is to be energised and placed on load, and identifies the operational
switching necessary to allow the required commissioning tests to be carried out. A
commissioning switching programme may make reference to a Commissioning Method
Statement within it.
For all works not covered by TP106, it is good practice to have a commissioning switching
programme, or approved method statement when energising new equipment for the first
time, however simple, as this will ensure safe and secure commissioning. However, if it is
deemed by the MDE responsible for such work that the above are not required, then the
following criteria as a minimum should be addressed:
a) the commissioning methodology must be risk assessed
b) the new equipment is adequately protected by a fast acting protection
c) all personnel must be clear of the new equipment prior to energisation.
d) all automatic switching equipment and automatic insulator washing equipment should
be switched out of service
ENCC may request confirmation from the responsible MDE prior to energisation of new
equipment, that the above criteria have been addressed.
14.6 Decommissioned
Equipment which has been removed from the Transmission System which is no longer
available for operational service. This will entail physical disconnection from the System.
The Site Responsibility Schedule will be amended where appropriate to place the
Equipment under the control of Asset Management, together with updating of the asset and
work management systems.
14.7 Joint Commissioning Programme
A programme which specifies the commissioning requirements for the interface connections
between National Grid and a User.
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14.8 National Grid Safety Rule (Definitions)
The following terms, as used in this procedure, are shown in bold, and are defined in the
National Grid Safety Rules.
a) Equipment.
b) System.
c) High Voltage (HV).
d) Low Voltage (LV).
e) Live.
f) Safety Distance.
g) Control Person Safety (CPS).
14.9 Off-Load Commissioning Tests
Commissioning tests which are performed on plant or Equipment disconnected from the in-
service System, and which are carried out in accordance with a test programme agreed by
the Commissioning Panel.
NB: To enable these tests to be carried out it may be necessary to connect an item of
Equipment to an ancillary in-service System, such as a site air System, hydraulic
System, LV System, or d.c. System. Testing of the satisfactory working of the
Equipment in conjunction with the ancillary System will be considered as part of the
Off-load commissioning tests of the Equipment (i.e. not On-load commissioning test
of the ancillary System).
14.10 On-Load Commissioning Tests
Commissioning tests which are performed with the Equipment connected to the in-service
System, and which are carried out in accordance with an approved Commissioning
Switching Programme or Commissioning Method Statement.
14.11 Recommissioning
The repeat commissioning of Equipment which has previously been commissioned, for the
purpose of verifying its satisfactory performance when interfaced with new or replacement
Equipment. The requirements for recommissioning are generally identical to those of
commissioning, and within this document the term commissioning will be taken to include
recommissioning.
14.12 Stage 1 Commissioning
Stage 1 commissioning comprises those Off-load inspections and tests defined in Section
14.4 which are carried out on new or replacement Equipment to demonstrate that the
Equipment is fit for connecting to the in-service System, and ready for Stage 2
commissioning. At the discretion of the Commissioning Panel these tests may be carried out
by the Construction Delivery Unit without being witnessed by National Grid personnel (see
Attachment I of Appendix A). Finalisation of Stage 1 commissioning is signified by
completion of PART 1 of the Equipment Acceptance Certificate. See Appendix I.
NB: Stage 1 commissioning does not include Factory Acceptance Tests.
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14.13 Stage 2 Commissioning
Stage 2 commissioning comprises of, (a) the documented method for connecting new or
replacement Equipment to the in-service System (i.e. Commissioning Switching
Programme or Commissioning Method Statement) (b) the associated On-load
commissioning tests which demonstrate that both the new/replacement Equipment and its
interface with the in-service System is satisfactorily commissioned; and (c) the On-load
inspection of the Equipment. The execution of all Stage 2 commissioning must be directed
by a Commissioning Engineer (National Grid). Finalisation of Stage 2 commissioning is
signified by completion of Part 2 of the Equipment Acceptance Certificate.
NB:
a) Examples of Stage 2 commissioning are the connecting of HV Equipment, LV
supplies and d.c. supplies to the in-service System, or the connecting of new circuitry
to busbar protection, interlocking investments, circuit breaker fail protection, SCS
Systems etc, or on-load modifications or tests associated with protection/control
hardware or software.
b) When making connections, or applying test Equipment, during Stage 2 tests
consideration should be given to avoidance of errors by requiring these actions to be
witnessed and confirmed. The latter must always be carried out where trip circuitry is
involved.
14.14 Impressed Voltage
Conditions which could cause dangerous induced voltages or currents, differences in earth
potential, or voltage differences across any break in conductive path see NSI5.
14.15 Operation Diagrams
The series of National Grid issued diagrams, specified in TP119, which define the following
information.
Sheet 1 Substation Busbar Single Line Diagram
Sheet 2 Technical Data Sheet
Sheet 3 Gas Zones
Sheet 4 Gas Zone Alarm Schedule
Sheet 5 Oversailing Conductors
Routes National Routes Diagram (Sheets 1 and 2)
OHL Technical Data Schedule (OHL Colours Database)
Routes Oversailing Conductors Schedule
14.16 Livelink
External web based application for storing, sharing and distributing information.
14.17 Design Intent Document (DID)
The DID summarises the project design and is defined in TP188.
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15 AMENDMENTS RECORD

Issue Date Summary of Changes / Reasons Author(s)
Approved By
(Inc. Job Title)
1
October
1998
New document
Keith Harker
Project Management
Colin Buck
General
Manager
2
J anuary
1999
Inclusion of Off and On-load
Commissioning Tests, Stage 1 and 2
Commissioning
Keith Harker
Project Management
Colin Buck
General
Manager
3 J an 2001
Revised to reflect new organisational
structure
Keith Harker
Project Management
Paul J ohnson
Network
Engineering
Manager
4 Oct 2002
Major revisions to reflect new
organisational structure and reduction in
commissioning certificates
Keith Harker
Network Strategy
Construction
Les Adams
Substation
Manager
5
March
2004
Additional safeguards added following
London and West Midlands Incidents
Keith Harker
Network Strategy
Construction
Les Adams
Substation
Manager
6 April 2005
Revised to incorporate new National Grid
organisational structures, the role of
Commissioning Engineer (Supplier) and
the inclusion of audit requirements
Keith Harker
Network Strategy
Construction
Paul J ohnson
Construction
Manager
7
August
2006
Reformatted to new TP format
Commissioning Officer to confirm
commissioning programme
Assistant Commissioning Engineer defined
CCCC defined as a certificate
Site filing requirements defined
Civil engineering requirements defined
Commissioning programme divided into a
Plan and Schedule
Appendix A refined
Model pre-commissioning inspection
included
Keith Harker
Construction UK
Dave Poulton
Construction
Manager
8 J une 2009
Updated to incorporate comments from
2008 Roll outs
Updated to include the following :-
Feedback from 2008 Rollouts
Comments from Information Delivery
Manager
Recommendations from Indian Queens
system incident
PASS55/LRQA 2008 Audit
Recommendations
Audit criteria transferred to TP202
Clarification on Switching programme
Further guidance on OHL section
Keith Harker (CC)
Bal Rehal (CC)
Kevin Cunningham (CC)
Mary-Ann Ferneley (N/O)
Ian Bradley (OHLE)
Dave Williams (NA)
Peter Milne (CA)
Peter Bateman (SWA)
Kevin Rossington (MDE)
Dave Humphreys (SEA)
Tim Crocker (SWA)
Martin Tait (MDE)
Dave Mercer
Major Projects
Manager
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Issue Date Summary of Changes / Reasons Author(s)
Approved By
(Inc. Job Title)
9
October
2010
TP106 and TP106A combined. Feedback
from Commissioning Procedures Rollout
incorporated.
Bal Rehal (TA)
Kevin Cunningham (TA)
Indy Sokhey (TA)
Mary-Ann Ferneley (NO)
Ajaz Ahmad (EAW)
Tim Inglehearn (EAW)
Chris Vodden (EAN)
Mark Skinner (EAN)
Peter Milne (CA)
Peter Bateman (SWA)
Dave Humphreys(SEESA)
Henry Smith (SEESA)
Dave Mooney (SSP)
Tim Crocker (SSP)
Kevin Rossington (MDE)
Martin Tait (MDE)
Dave Warren (MDE)
Dave Wright
EEPIG
Chairman

16 IMPLEMENTATION
16.1 Audience Awareness and Training Requirements
Audience
Purpose
Compliance (C) /
Awareness (A)
Training
Needs
N/A / Informal /
Workshop /
Formal Course
Training
Target Date
Notification
Method
Memo / letter / fax /
email/ team brief /
other (specify)
Construction C
Annual
Rollout
May 2011 Rollout
Alliances C
Annual
Rollout
May 2011 Rollout
Contractors C
Annual
Rollout
May 2011 Rollout
Consultants C
Annual
Rollout
May 2011 Rollout
MDE C
Annual
Rollout
May 2011 Rollout
16.2 Training Requirements
Training Needs

N/A / Informal / Workshop / Formal Course
Training Target date Implementation Manager
Annual Rollout May 2011
Technical Assurance
Manager
16.3 Compliance
Compliance to this procedure will be assured by the Document Controller prior to procedure
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16.4 Procedure Review Date
Five years from publication date.
PART 3 GUIDANCE NOTES AND APPENDICES
17 REFERENCES
The National Grid Safety Rules
NSI 33: The Addition/Removal of Equipment to/from the System
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007
TP137: The Implementation of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations
Pressure System Safety Regulations 2000
Site Commissioning Tests (Document 099/500)
Other documents listed in Appendices O and P (i.e. TP107, TP119, TP124, TP128, TP130,
TP131, and TP136)
TP135 Management of Drawings
Grid Code OC8 Operating Code and Safety Co-ordination
TP153 Work Coordination and Management
TP141 Commissioning Settings and Design Authorisation
TP199 - Operation & Management of the CPM Livelink System
TP202 Auditing by Technical Assurance
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APPENDIX A - COMMISSIONING PANEL MEETING MODEL FORMAT AND DOCUMENTATION











COMMISSIONING PANEL MEETING



Model Format and Documentation






























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Commissioning Panel Minutes and Log

Meeting No : Date:

Project Title :
Project Number :
Substation :
Circuit(s) :
Date of Meeting :
Location of Meeting :

Commissioning Panel Membership Members Names Member
Attendance
(a) Chairman :
(b) Lead Commissioning Engineer (National Grid):
(c) Commissioning Engineers (National Grid) :
(d) Commissioning Officer :
(e) Project Manager / Project Engineer (Supplier) :
(f) Lead Commissioning Engineer (Supplier) :
(g) Commissioning Engineers (Supplier) :
(h) Network Operations Representative :
(i) SHE Directorate (NOC) Representative :
(j) Site Manager (Supplier) :
(k) CDM Coordinator *
(l) Site Engineer (National Grid)
(m) Site Engineer (Civil)(National Grid)

NB: (1) Attach the ATTACHMENTS A to E to the Log.
(2) In the following sections add to or delete the (a), (b) list as appropriate.
(3) All entries in the minutes and Log shall be made by the Chairman.
(4) Lead Commissioning Engineer only required when two or more Commissioning
Engineers are required on site.
(5) Add others to the Commissioning Panel as appropriate.
* Open invitation to attend the meeting.



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National Grid
Record of Commissioning Personnel and Qualifications

NAMES DATES CERTIFICATE
Chairman
Commissioning
Officer
Commissioning
Engineer
(National Grid) (1)
Commissioning
Engineer (Supplier)
(1)
Appointed Role Transferred
Level of
Authorisation Held










(1) Where a Lead Commissioning Engineer is appointed, state Lead under the name

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AGENDA


A1 Terms of Reference
A2 Scope of Work
A3 Commissioning Personnel Qualifications
A4 Commissioning Programme Content
A5 Commissioning Programme Responsibilities
A6 Commissioning Certificates
A7 Power System Considerations
A8 Drawing Control and Quality
A9 Operational Data
A10 Commissioning Documentation
A11 Health, Safety, Environmental & Security
A12 Training Requirements
A13 Abnormal Running Arrangements
A14 Safeguarding of Operational Equipment
A15 Safeguarding of Commissioned Equipment
A16 Non Standard Installations
A17 Overlap Tests
A18 De-commissioning
A19 Temporary Equipment
A20 Grid Code Compliance
A21 Maintenance Requirements
A22 Co-ordination and Interfacing Arrangements
A23 Errors/Defects and Outstanding Work
A24 Design Changes
A25 Multi-function Relay Quality Management
A26 Commissioning Working Parties
A27 Civil, Structural and Building Engineering
A28 Other Considerations
A29 Future Meetings
A30 Lessons Learned
Attachment A Commissioning Programme Responsibilities Schedule
Attachment B Commissioning & Decommissioning Certificates Progress Schedule
Attachment C Operational Data Progress Schedule
Attachment D Errors/Defect/Exception/Limitation Schedule
Attachment E Design Change Record
Attachment F Overhead Line Requirements
Attachment G Cable Requirements
Attachment H Responsibilities Summary
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A1 Commissioning Panel Terms of Reference

(a) To ensure that the commissioning activities comply with all relevant statutory safety and
environmental requirements with particular reference to the Construction (Design and
Management) Regulations 2007 and National Grid (or customer's) Safety Rules.
(b) To take all necessary steps to ensure that the commissioning activities do not jeopardise
transmission system reliability.
(c) To confirm that the Equipment to be commissioned accords with National Grids design
specification and to ensure that the design change control arrangements are enacted.
(d) To agree both the Construction Delivery Units proposed commissioning methodology and the
inspections and tests which comprise the Construction Delivery Units proposed
Commissioning Programme.
(e) To ensure that the required commissioning tests are witnessed, and that all test
documentation is completed and accepted by National Grid.
(f) To ensure that the required commissioning and decommissioning certificates are completed.
(g) To ensure that operational data is prepared and disseminated within National Grid to the
required timescales.
(h) To ensure the collation and control of drawings, test results and Equipment manuals for
handing to the Occupier - Asset Management for entry into the Site Health, Safety and
Environmental File.
(i) To ensure the preparation of a Work Co-ordination Document for projects with interrelated or
interfacing activities.
(j) To ensure that, whenever there is a change of commissioning personnel, there is a formal
record of both the engineers concerned and that an adequate transfer of tasks, information
and responsibilities has taken place.
(k) To ensure that when the commissioning of outstanding items of equipment take place (i.e.
following at a later time than the commissioning of the major items of equipment) that the full
and formal requirements of TP106 are applied. This will require re-signing of Appendix J in
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Task Responsible Required Date
Actual
Date
A2 Scope of Work
1. The scope of the work was defined with
reference to the following documents:
C/O Prior to Stage 1
starting

(a)
(b)
2. Coordination of Installation During Project
Delivery programme was defined with
reference to the following documents:
Chairman Prior to Stage 1
starting

(a)
(b)
3. List outstanding Type Registration issues. Chairman
Prior to Stage 1
starting

(a)
(b)
A3 Commissioning Personnel and
Qualifications

1. Confirmation that the 'Record of
Commissioning Personnel and Qualifications'
is complete including signatures.
Chairman Prior to Stage 1
starting

2. Confirm that the Commissioning
Familiarisation Confirmation review is
complete. Appendix S
Chairman Prior to Stage 1
Starting

A4 Commissioning Programme Content
1. Appendix J , Commissioning Control
Confirmation Certificate (CCCC) fully
completed.
Chairman After Stage 2
completion

2. Confirmation that test requirements for
changes to CT ratios and metering indication
at ENCC are included in the commissioning
programme.
C/O Prior to Stage 1
starting

A5 Commissioning Programme
Responsibilities

1. Attachment A confirmed as complete. Chairman Prior to Stage 1
starting



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Task Responsible Required Date
Actual
Date
2. Summary of witnessing as defined in Quality
Plan.
Chairman Prior to Stage 1
starting

(a)
(b)
3. Confirmation that witnessing hold points are
recorded in commissioning programme.
C/E (National
Grid)
Prior to Stage 1
starting

A6 Commissioning Certificate
1. Attachment B confirmed as complete. Chairman Prior to Stage 1
A7 Power System Considerations
1. Power system outages/risk of trip comprise the
following:
Chairman N/A
(a)
(b)
A8 Drawing Quality and Control
1. Confirmation that those nominated to mark up
site drawings are as follows:
Chairman Prior to Stage 1
starting

(a)
(b)
2. Confirmation that stewardship of site control
copy is allocated to the following:
Chairman Prior to Stage 1
starting

(a)
(b)
3. Confirmation that as-installed drawings have
been received for the following circuit/stage:
Chairman After Stage 2
completion

(a)
(b)
A9 Operational Data
1. Confirmation that Attachment C is complete. Chairman Prior to Stage 2
starting







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Actual
Date
A10 Commissioning Documentation
1. Confirmation that responsibility for the
commissioning report is allocated to the
following:
Chairman Prior to Stage 1
starting

(a)
(b)
2. Confirmation that responsibility for the collation
of the commissioning technical record is
allocated to the following [usually the
Commissioning Engineer (Supplier):
Chairman Prior to Stage 1
starting

(a)
(b)
3. Confirm that the filing of commissioning
documentation accords with the requirements
of Appendix T.
C/E (Supplier)
& C/E
(National Grid)
Immediately
after
commencement
of Stage 1

A11 Health, Safety, Environmental & Security
1. Confirmation from the Principal Contractor that
site installation is complete to the point where
commissioning may commence.

Chairman Prior to pre-
commissioning
inspection
commencing

2. The following risk assessments/method
statements have been prepared and included
in (or referenced for commissioning by) the
Construction Phase Health, Safety,
Environmental & Security Plan:
Chairman
PC
Prior to
implementation

(a)
(b)
3 Confirmation that:
(a) All instances (encompassed by stage 1
and 2 commissioning) of when
impressed voltage may endanger
personnel having been identified and
attached to these minutes.
Chairman, C/E
(National
Grid), C/E
(Supplier) &
C/O
Prior to Stage 1
Starting

(b)

Appropriate Method Statement with
Protective Measure for managing
impressed voltages have been defined
(with a particular focus on HV cables)

Chairman, C/E
(National
Grid), C/E
(Supplier) &
C/O
Prior to
Implementation


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Actual
Date
(c) When the work is to be undertaken by
the principal contractor/site manager
that the letter has been suitably apprised
of the requirements of the method
statement
Chairman Prior to
Implementation

4. Written schedules of examination for the
following have been prepared/implemented
and returned to and filed on site:
Chairman
PC
Prior to
implementation

(a)
(b)
5. Confirmation that the Health, Safety,
Environmental & Security File contents are
acceptable and forwarded to the occupier.
C/E (National
Grid)
After Stage 2
completion

6. The documentation for extending LV, earthing
and mechanical supplies is summarised as
follows and confirmed as being included in the
Health, Safety, Environmental & Security Plan.
Chairman
PC
Prior to
implementation

(a)
(b)
7. Requirements relating to the SHESQ&P
meeting are summarised as follows.
C/E (National
Grid)
C/E (Supplier)

A12 Training
1. Confirmation that adequate training of
Commissioning Engineers (National Grid)
Commissioning Engineers (Supplier)
Commissioning Officers has been
undertaken/planned as follows:


Chairman Prior to Stage 1
starting

(a)
(b)
A13 Abnormal Running Arrangements
1. Confirmation that abnormal running
arrangements have been agreed and comprise
the following:
C/E (National
Grid)
C/O
Prior to
implementation

(a)
(b)

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Actual
Date
A14 Safeguarding of Operational Equipment
1. Confirmation that the method of identifying/
safeguarding/screening operational equipment
has been explained to all Construction Delivery
Units and relevant National Grid personnel,
and comprises the following,
C/E (National
Grid)
PC
Prior to Stage 1
starting

(a)
(b)
A15 Safeguarding of Commissioned Equipment
1. Confirmation that the method of identifying/
safeguarding/screening equipment which has
completed Stage 1 commissioning has been
explained to all Construction Delivery Units
and relevant National Grid personnel, and
comprises the following.
C/E (National
Grid)
PC
Prior to Stage 1
starting

(a)
(b)
A16 Non Standard Installation
1. Installations that do not accord with TSs /
NGTSs comprise the following:
C/O Prior to Stage 1
starting

(a)
(b)

2.
Commissioning arrangements for non-
standard installations comprise the following:
C/O Prior to Stage 1
starting

(a)
(b)
3. Maintenance requirements for non-standard
installations comprise the following:
C/E (National
Grid)
C/O
Prior to Stage 1
starting

(a)
(b)
A17 Overlap Tests
1. Overlap tests comprise the following: C/E (National
Grid)
Prior to Stage 1
starting

(a)
(b)
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Actual
Date
A18 Decommissioning
1. Decommissioning requirements agreed and
comprise the following:
C/E (National
Grid)
Prior to decomm
starting

(a)
(b)
A19 Temporary Equipment
1. Type, installation and commissioning
programme requirements comprise the
following:
C/O Prior to Stage 1
starting

(a)
(b)
A20 Grid Code Compliance
1. Operational notification procedure
arrangements are as follows:
Chairman As programme
(a)
(b)
A21 Maintenance Requirements
1. Equipment spares confirmed as obtained. Chairman Prior to Stage 2
starting

2. Following specialist tools have been obtained. Chairman Prior to Stage 2
starting

(a)
(b)
3. Support contracts (PDSA) arrangements are
as follows:
Chairman Prior to Stage 2
starting

(a)
(b)
4. Equipment warranty arrangements are as
follows:
Chairman Prior to Stage 2
starting

(a)
(b)
5. Site routine inspection sheets confirmed as
prepared / modified.
Chairman Prior to Stage 2
starting


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Actual
Date
6. Work specifications for new equipment
confirmed as prepared.
Chairman Prior to Stage 2
starting

7. Transmission asset and work management
system confirmed as updated.
Chairman Prior to Stage 2
starting

8. O&M Manuals produced Chairman Prior to Stage 2
starting

A22 Co-ordination and Interfacing
Arrangements

1. Arrangements are as follows: Chairman As required
(a)
(b)
A23 Errors/Defects and Outstanding Work
1. Confirmation that Attachment D has been
completed (including any Technical
Limitations) and forwarded to Project Manager.
Chairman After Stage 2
completion

2. Confirmation that all outstanding work has
been entered on Commissioning Report front
sheet and forwarded to Project Manager and
Construction Business Systems Engineer.
Chairman Final
commissioning
meeting

A24 Design Changes
1. Confirmation that all design changes have
been recorded in Attachment E, operational
data updated and forwarded to the Project
Manager / Project Engineer on completion of
commissioning.
Chairman Final
commissioning
meeting

A25 Multi-function Relay Quality Management
1. Confirmation that all
hardware/firmware/software changes are
recorded in Attachment E (Site Design Change
Record).
C/O Prior to Stage 2
starting

A26 Commissioning Working Parties
1. The composition/terms of reference of
commissioning working parties are as follows:
Chairman As required
(a)
(b)



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Actual
Date
A27 Civil, Structural and Building Engineering
1. Confirmation shall be obtained from the Civil
Design Assurance Engineer that the drawings
have been subject to a design compliance
audit and that they were satisfactory for civil,
structural and building engineering site
installation/ commissioning to commence.
Chairman Prior to site
commissioning
commencing

2. Confirmation shall be obtained from the
Commissioning Engineer (National Grid) that a
suitable commissioning programme has been
prepared.
Chairman Prior to CSBE
commissioning
commencing

3. Confirmation shall be obtained from the
Commissioning Engineer (National Grid) that
the CSBE commissioning programme has
been satisfactorily completed.
Chairman On completion
of CSBE
commissioning

A28 Other Considerations
NB: Include any other tasks/actions in this
section

A29 Future Meetings
Chairman
A30 Lessons Learned
All lessons learned collated and forwarded to
the Post Project Review.
Chairman Prior to Post
Project Review























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ATTACHMENT A (of Appendix A) COMMISSIONING PROGRAMME RESPONSIBILITIES SCHEDULE

Prepared by: (Chairman) Date:
Substation: Circuit: Stage:
Planned Decommissioning Date: Planned Commissioning Date:



DOCUMENT
PREPARED BY
(Supplier)
DOCUMENT
ACCEPTED BY
(National Grid)
DOCUMENT
EXECUTED BY
TESTS
WITNESSED BY
(National Grid)

TESTS RESULTS
ACCEPTED BY
(National Grid)
Stage 1 Pre-
commissioning
Inspection Schedule

Commissioning Engineer
(National Grid)
Commissioning
Engineer (Supplier)
Commissioning
Engineer (National Grid)
N/A
Commissioning
Engineer (National
Grid)
Stage 1 Off-load
Commissioning Test
Programme
Commissioning Officer
Commissioning
Engineer (Supplier)
Commissioning
Engineer
(National Grid)
Commissioning
Engineer (National
Grid)
Stage 1 Pre-energisation
Inspection Schedule

Commissioning Engineer
(National Grid)
Commissioning
Engineer (Supplier)
Commissioning
Engineer (National Grid)
N/A
Commissioning
Engineer (National
Grid)
Stage 2 Commissioning
Method Statements

Commissioning Engineer
(National Grid)
Commissioning
Engineer (National Grid)
Commissioning
Engineer (Supplier)
Commissioning
Engineer
(National Grid)
Commissioning
Engineer (National
Grid)
Stage 2 Commissioning
Switching Programme &
On-load Tests

Commissioning Engineer
(National Grid)
Network Operations
Transmission
Requirements Manager
Commissioning
Engineer (National Grid)
Network Operations
Power System Manager
Commissioning
Engineer (Supplier)
Commissioning
Engineer
(National Grid)
Commissioning
Engineer (National
Grid)
Post-commissioning
Inspection Schedule

Commissioning Engineer
(National Grid)
Commissioning
Engineer (Supplier)
Commissioning
Engineer (National Grid)
N/A
Commissioning
Engineer (National
Grid)
NB: Enter the name of the responsible engineer(s)
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ATTACHMENT B (of Appendix A) COMMISSIONING & DECOMMISSIONING CERTIFICATES PROGRESS SCHEDULE

Prepared by: (Chairman) Date:
Substation / Route: Circuit: Stage:
Planned Decommissioning Date: Planned Commissioning Date:


CERTIFICATE
REQUIRED
ISSUE DATE
REQUIRED
EFFECTIVE
DATE
CERT N EXECUTED BY EQUIPMENT COVERED
ACTUAL
ISSUE
DATE
HV System Change Certificate CE (NG)
Equipment Acceptance Certificate N/A CPC
Operations Diagram
N/A CE (NG)
Site Responsibility Schedule CE (NG)
Decommissioning Report N/A CPC
Provision/Modification of Remote
Operation Facilities Certificate
N/A CPC

Insurance Certificate for
Pressure Systems
N/A CPC


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ATTACHMENT C (of Appendix A) OPERATIONAL DATA PROGRESS SCHEDULE
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Substation: Circuit: Stage:
Planned Decommissioning Date: Planned Commissioning Date:


ACTIVITY
REQUIRED
DATE
EXECUTED BY ISSUED TO EQUIPMENT
ACTUAL
DATE
Relay Setting Calculations confirmed as
correct
SE (Assurance) SE (Verification)
Relay Setting Information available in CEs
Livelink assignment.
SE (Assurance) CE (NG)
Relay Setting Sheets returned to Settings
Administrator
C/E Const
Protection C/O Asset Policy
Thermal Rating
Schedules to be
forwarded to Asset
Policy
Equipment C/O Asset Policy
Protection & DAR Schedule published on
Gridnet
C/O Const
Phase 2 technical data workbook prepared
/ updated and returned to Asset
Management and confirmed by CPC that
work managements system have been
updated prior to energisation.
C/O
Information Delivery
Manager

300 Sheets Issued to IEMS C/O Net Ops
Facility Schedules Finalised C/O Net Ops
VOP Transfer Schedule (only required for SCS
replacement using VOP method)
C/O Net Ops
Written Description:
(a) Operational Tripping
(b) Equipment Operation
C/O Net Ops
Grid Code Compliance Data finalised
C/O & C/E (NG)
CUSC Account
Manager

Metering Registration Completed C/O
Manuals & Handbooks Confirmed as
Delivered
C/E (NG) MDE
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ATTACHMENT D (of Appendix A) ERRORS / DEFECTS / TECHNICAL LIMITATIONS SCHEDULE

COMMISSIONING
ENGINEER (National Grid)
CHAIRMAN
(detail endorsed)
N DETAILS
TECHNICAL
LIMITATION
REQUIRED
(YES/NO)
Name Date Name Date
















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ATTACHMENT E (of Appendix A) SITE DESIGN CHANGE RECORD


COMMISSIONING OFFICER
(change confirmed as acceptable) N DESIGN CHANGE DETAILS
Name Date
















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SUPPORT DOCUMENTATION AND GUIDANCE NOTES ON APPENDIX A


The Commissioning Panel Minutes and Log (which includes Attachments A to E) should be completed
as the Commissioning Panel Meetings progress. The Support Documentation and Guidance Notes
(which includes Attachments F to J) should be used as supporting information to the Minutes and Log.

The Log may be compiled on either a whole commissioning basis or on a per circuit basis
as the Chairman deems appropriate.


1. Inaugural Meeting (usually shortly after 'Authority to Proceed, i.e. IP3')

(a) This is essentially a planning and familiarisation meeting.

(b) Progress only the relevant sections of Appendix A.

(c) Consider requesting the attendance of the Construction Delivery Units Lead Designer to
explain the design and the commissioning methodology.


2. Meeting Two (first site commissioning meeting)

(a) This will normally take place some weeks/months prior to commissioning commencing. The
Minutes and Log act as the agenda.

(b) Appendix A should be progressed in its entirety.

(c) Both actions and narrative text should be recorded in the Log.



3. Meeting Three and Subsequent Meetings

(a) Continue to complete the Minutes and Log.


4. Support Documentation

The support documentation commencing on the following page and comprising sections A2 to
A31 provides additional information to assist in completing the minutes and log.



NB: (1) Data entry into the Log should be of a standard to ensure the existence of an audit trail.
As such it is perfectly acceptable to reference other documents, or attach
document/appendices to the Log.
(2) Commissioning Panel Chairman may incorporate Attachment A, B and C into a
spreadsheet which must include all the requirements of the attachments and which
must be suitable for audit purposes.




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SUPPORT DOCUMENTATION

TASK INFORMATIVE
A2 Scope of Work
1.




2.







3.
The scope of work shall be defined by the
Commissioning Officer. List of documents
defining the scope shall be recorded in the
Log.

Confirmation that Coordination of Installation
During Project Delivery arrangements are
required/in place shall be confirmed by the
Chairman. Arrangements, relevant
documentation and responsibilities shall be
recorded in the Log.


List Outstanding Type Registration Issues.
This is to ensure that all members of
Commissioning Panel are conversant with
extent of equipment to be commissioned.
Copy of DID shall be appended to these
minutes.
Scope shall be recorded as being restated
each time there is a change to either the
scope or Commissioning Panel
membership.
Design change requirements are addressed
in Section A25.
Circuits may only enter service if all
equipment is either Type Registered or a
formal derogation (with timescales for
obtaining Type Registration) has been
received by the Commissioning Officer from
the Asset Policy Manager.
A3 Commissioning Personnel and Qualifications
1. Confirmation that commissioning authorisation
requirements are satisfactory shall be
confirmed by the Chairman, who shall both
examine the authorisation certificate (which
may be a photocopy) of each of the following,
and complete the Record of Commissioning
Personnel and Qualifications located at the
front of the log.

(i) Commissioning Panel Chairman

(ii) Commissioning Officer

(iii) Commissioning Engineer (National Grid)

(iv) Commissioning Engineer (Supplier)
When a change of personnel occurs the
incoming engineer must record in writing in
the log that an adequate transfer of tasks
and information has taken place from the
outgoing engineer, and that the incoming
engineer understands the installation design
and commissioning tasks to be undertaken.
All changes of commissioning personnel
must be recorded in the Record of
Commissioning Personnel and
Qualifications located at the front of the log.
When the Chairman considers that
personnel change causes an unacceptable
risk, the Chairmans line manager must be
notified and a record of notification stated in
Section A3 the Log.










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TASK INFORMATIVE
A4 Commissioning Programme (Content)
1. (a)



(b)




(c)










(d)






(e)







The Commissioning Engineer (Supplier) shall
table and fully present the contents of the
Commissioning Programme.

The standard of proposed test documentation
shall be confirmed by the Commissioning
Officer through completion of CCCC Task 8 by
completion of CCCC Task 15.

The Commissioning Officer shall (preferably
before the meeting) fully examine the structure
and content of the commissioning programme
and confirm its acceptance at the meeting by
signing CCCC Task 9. Endorsement of the
commissioning programme shall be
undertaken by both the Commissioning
Engineer (National Grid) and the
Commissioning Engineer (Supplier) who shall
also sign the CCCC Task 9.

Confirmation that all requirements of the
commissioning programme have been
completed and duly 'signed off' shall be
undertaken by both the Commissioning
Engineer (National Grid) and Commissioning
Engineer (Supplier) by signing CCCC Task 13.

Communication link provision (Cable &
Wireless) must be included in the programme.
Commissioning programme shall comprise
the following.

1) Stage 1
Pre-commissioning inspection
schedule
Off-load commissioning test
programme
Pre-energisation inspection

Stage 2
Commissioning method statements
Commissioning switching
programmes
Post commissioning inspection

2) Plan which defines timing and staging of
the above

Where relevant, the Commissioning
Programme must identify the
Commissioning Handbook procedure on
which the tests are based.
Penultimate Stage 1 off-load commissioning
test shall comprise one day only, to repeat
as many trip and alarm functional tests as
possible. Tripping shall be the priority.
Content will be defined by Commissioning
Engineers (National Grid) and
documentation will be prepared by
Construction Delivery Unit, both of whom will
carry out the tests. This requirement to be
recorded in Commissioning Programme as
Trip and Alarm Audit.

If during above test deficiencies are found,
more extensive tests will be agreed by the
Commissioning Officer and Commissioning
Engineer (National Grid).
Final Stage 1 off-load commissioning test
will be the Settings Load Acceptance test
defined in Commissioning Handbook N20.
One day shall be set aside for this test.
Commissioning Switching Programmes/Method
Statements all Stage 2 requirements (e.g.
busbar protection, interlocking, synchronising,
Confirmation of CT ratio, metering indications at
ENCC etc) must be recorded.


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TASK INFORMATIVE
The following civil engineering
commissioning requirements must be
included (as appropriate) for the project.
- Drains and oil containment
- Site services (i) operational
(ii) non operational
- Fire protection/containment
- Noise enclosure
- Site lighting
- Site security

NB: Guidance on the content of a SCT
procedure for civils commissioning shall be
obtained from Construction Services.

The commissioning plan must take account
of:
1) dates for progressing the HVSCC (which
must be finalised prior to completion of
Stage 1) as detailed in NSI 33
2) SCS database changes
3) proving of communications circuits
(requiring interfacing with Energis)

NB: All temporary commissioning instructions
issued following the 2003 system incidents
(e.g. 100% witnessing) are withdrawn.
A5 Commissioning Programme Responsibilities
1.




2.




3.



4.
Commissioning programme responsibilities
shall be confirmed by the Chairman through
completion of Attachment A and recorded in
the Log.

The witnessing strategy shall be jointly
determined by the Chairman and
Commissioning Engineer (National Grid) and
summarised in the Log.

Commissioning Engineer (National Grid) shall
define hold points in the commissioning
programme.

Summary for witnessing as defined in Quality
Plan.
All accepted by activities must be carried
out by the Commissioning Engineer
(National Grid).
Attachment I defines the extent to which
witnessing shall normally be undertaken.
More extensive witnessing should only be
undertaken if the Chairman and
Commissioning Engineer (National Grid)
consider that there are grounds for extra
surveillance.
A pre-commissioning inspection must be
prepared for each circuit (see Appendix B).
Pre-Energisation Inspection Schedules must
be based on model in Appendix C.
Post-Commissioning Inspection Schedule
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TASK INFORMATIVE
A6 Commissioning Certificate
1. Commissioning Certificate requirements shall
be confirmed by the Chairman through
completion of Attachment B and recorded in
the Log.
Appendix O defines timescales.
A7 Power System Considerations
1.

The arrangements for and timing of power
system outages/risk of trip shall be confirmed
and either recorded in the Log or appended to
the minutes by the Chairman.
This covers

1) proximity outages
2) risk of trip
3) changes to high voltage nomenclature
4) changes to control/ operational
boundaries
5) outages for
(i) primary injections
(ii) primary connections
(iii) Commissioning Switching
Programmes/Method Statements
6) Third party outages
A8 Drawing Quality & Control
1.



2.



3.





4.
Drawing mark-up shall be confirmed by the
Commissioning Engineer (Supplier) through
completion of CCCC Task 1.

Drawing availability shall be confirmed by the
Commissioning Engineer (Supplier) through
completion of CCCC Task 5.

Design/drawing familiarity shall be confirmed
by the Commissioning Engineer (Supplier) and
Commissioning Engineer (National Grid)
through completion of CCCC Tasks 6 and 7
respectively.

Responsibilities for control of site drawings
shall be confirmed by the Chairman (and
usually allocated to the Commissioning
Engineer (Supplier)) and recorded in the Log.

(i) Authority to mark up site drawings
(ii) Stewardship of site control copy during
commissioning
(iii) Providing as-installed drawings for
immediate handover when equipment is
commissioned
Final drawings must be available to Asset
Management, to gain familiarity, at least four
weeks prior to Stage 1 commissioning
commencing.
When a project comprises a number of
stages, the commissioning of each stage
must be accompanied by drawings that
accurately reflect that stage.
The need for extracted diagrams must be
considered and implemented.

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TASK INFORMATIVE
A9 Operational Data
1. Operational data requirements shall be
confirmed by the Chairman through completion
of Attachment C, a record of which shall be
included in the Log.
Appendix P defines timescales.
All operational data shall be progressed
either by the Commissioning Officer,
Commissioning Engineer (National Grid) or
Network Operations.
A10 Commissioning Documentation
1.






2.








3.

Commissioning documentation responsibilities
shall be allocated and confirmed by the
Chairman and recorded in the Log as follows.

Collation of the Commissioning Report
(usually the Chairman)

Collation of the Commissioning Technical
Record (usually Commissioning Engineer
(Supplier))

Written descriptions of operational tripping,
auto-close or other special investments should
be prepared by the Commissioning Officer and
recorded in Attachment C.

The suitability of commissioning
documentation for commissioning stages 1
and 2 shall be confirmed by the
Commissioning Engineer (National Grid)
through completion of CCCC, Tasks 11 and 12
respectively.

Confirmation that filing of the commissioning
documentation accords with the format in
Appendix T will be jointly confirmed by the
Commissioning Engineer (Supplier) and
Commissioning Engineer (National Grid).
Written descriptions must be agreed with
Network Operations and should usually be
appended to the Protection & DAR
Schedule.
In particular, the Commissioning Officer
must ensure that Network Operations are
apprised of the operational implications of
multi-function relay busbar protection alarms
especially those relating to protection
lockout.
The Construction Delivery Unit shall provide
a complete and presentable set of all test
documentation (which has been accepted by
National Grid), to National Grid, within four
days of the Stage 2 on-load commissioning
tests being completed.
A11 Health, Safety, Environmental & Security
1.




The Chairman and Principal Contractor shall
progress the following:

Confirmation that site installation is completed
to the point where commissioning may
commence. Should site installation continue
after commencement of commissioning then
the confirmation should be sought at each
stage.


HSE file requirements cover
Drawings
Commissioning Technical Record and
FAT results
Handbooks and manuals



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TASK INFORMATIVE
2.






3.





4.




5.
Risk assessment and method statements
required for SHES purposes during Stage 1
commissioning. These shall both be listed in
the Log and recorded in the Construction
Phase Health, Safety, Environmental &
Security Plan.

Pressure System Safety Regulations 2000.
Requirements shall be copied into a Written
Schedule of Examination and implemented.
Completion of this task shall be recorded in the
Log.

On completion the SHES file shall be
confirmed and recorded in the Log as
acceptable by the Commissioning Engineer
(National Grid) and forwarded to the Occupier.

The need to manage the extension of LV,
earthing and mechanical supplies from the
system to a non-operational site shall be
recorded in the Log. Detailed requirements
shall be included in the Health, Safety and
Environmental Plan.
Rendering of de-commissioned equipment
safe shall be included in Section A18.
When working on earthing systems, consult
NSI 24.
The requirements of TP137 must be
considered and discharged.
A12 Training
1. Confirmation that adequate training of
Commissioning Engineers (National Grid)
Commissioning Engineers (Supplier)
Commissioning Officers
on the equipment to be commissioned has
been undertaken / planned shall be confirmed
by the Chairman and recorded in the Log.
Where essential the project will fund
training. However, it is not expected that
projects will fund all training and therefore
management units should make early
provision for training external to the project.
A13 Abnormal Running Arrangements
Abnormal running arrangements must be
agreed by the Commissioning Officer,
Commissioning Engineer (National Grid) and
Network Operations and recorded in the Log.
Eg. protection depletions, or situations which
may risk ferroresonance occurring.












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TASK INFORMATIVE
A14 Safeguarding of Operational Equipment
1.

Risk assessments for safeguarding operational
equipment shall be carried out by the
Commissioning Engineer (National Grid) and
recorded in the Log.


This shall be via barriers, screens, notices
etc (ref. NSI 6).
Method Statements shall be included in the
Construction Phase Health, Safety &
Environmental Plan.
Responsibility for the full isolation of all
equipment to ensure operational equipment
is safeguarded rests with the
Commissioning Engineer (National Grid).
[NB: and not with Construction Delivery Unit
specialist test engineers]
2. The method of identifying and safeguarding
operational equipment shall be agreed by the
Principal Contractor and Commissioning
Engineer (National Grid). Confirmation that
this has been explained to all Construction
Delivery Units and relevant National Grid
personnel shall be recorded in the Log.
This shall be via barriers, screens, notices
etc (ref. NSI 6).
Method Statements shall be included in the
Construction Phase Health, Safety &
Environmental Plan.
Responsibility for the full isolation of all
equipment to ensure operational equipment
is safeguarded rests with the
Commissioning Engineer (National Grid).
[NB: and not with Construction Delivery Unit
specialist test engineers]
A15 Safeguarding of Commissioned Equipment
1. The method of identifying and safeguarding
equipment which has completed the Stage 1
off-load commissioning tests shall be agreed
by the Principal Contractor and Commissioning
Engineer (National Grid). Confirmation that
this has been explained to all Construction
Delivery Units and relevant National Grid
personnel shall be recorded in the Log by the
Chairman.
Method Statements shall be included in the
Construction Phase Health & Safety Plan.
A16 Non-Standard Installations
1.



2.





Installations that do not accord with NGSs
shall be identified by the Commissioning
Officer. These shall be recorded in the Log.

The safeguards and commissioning
arrangements for non-standard installations
shall be specified by the Commissioning
Officer. These shall be recorded in the Log.


The need for risk assessments prior to
commissioning shall be considered.
Any SHES implications shall be recorded in
the Construction Phase Health & Safety
Plan.
The Construction Delivery Unit must be
requested to supply detailed O&M
instructions for non-standard installations.


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TASK INFORMATIVE
3. The maintenance requirements for non-
standard installations shall be assessed,
defined and incorporated into Asset
Management maintenance procedures by the
Commissioning Engineer (National Grid) after
consultation with the Commissioning Officer.
These shall be recorded in the Log.
The need for risk assessments prior to
commissioning shall be considered.
Any SHES implications shall be recorded in
the Construction Phase Health & Safety
Plan.
The Construction Delivery Unit must be
requested to supply detailed O&M
instructions for non-standard installations.
A17 Overlap Tests
1. Overlap test requirements shall be agreed
between the Commissioning Engineer
(National Grid) and Commissioning Engineer
(Supplier) and recorded in the Log.
Applies to equipment which has been
undisturbed or does not form part of the
contract.
The need for risk assessments shall be
considered.
Any safety implications shall be recorded in
the Construction Phase Health & Safety
Plan.
A18 Decommissioning
1. A formal programme of decommissioning
requirements shall be prepared by the
Commissioning Engineer (Supplier) and
agreed by the Commissioning Engineer
(National Grid). This shall either be recorded
in the Log or attached to these minutes.
The following shall be considered.

(a) Timing of de-commissioning
(b) Interfacing with Network Operations and
NOC
(c) Removal of power supplies, and associated
identification labels, etc
(d) Removal of telemetry Equipment
connections
(e) Formal notification to Energis to cease
unwanted communication circuits
(f) The requirements for colour plates, circuit
identification plates, danger plates etc
(g) Equipment left in situ to be appropriately
identified
(h) Equipment storage arrangements after de-
commissioning
(i) Recommissioning requirements
(j) Environmental considerations
(k) Health, safety and environmental hazards
A19 Temporary Equipment
1. The type, installation and commissioning
requirements for temporary equipment will be
defined by the Commissioning Officer and
recorded in the Log.
Eg. applies to temporary equipment required
for circuit energisation purposes
subsequently removed.
All temporary protection and trip relays must
be connected to a fault recorder.
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TASK INFORMATIVE
A20 Grid Code Compliance
1. The requirements of the Operational
Notification Procedure timetable to satisfy Grid
Code compliance of Users equipment shall be
progressed through Network Design, with
whom the Chairman shall make early contact.
Requirements shall be recorded in the Log.
The following will require action by members
of the Commissioning Panel.
(a) Site Specific Safety Information
(b) Operation Diagram
(c) Site Common Drawings
(d) Site Responsibility Schedule
(e) Special Automatic Facilities
(f) Operational Broadcast System
(g) Fault Clearance Times and Relay Settings
(h) Operational Metering and Indications
(i) Protection of Interconnecting Circuits and
Circuit Breaker Fail
(j) Control Telephony
(k) System Monitoring
(l) Ancillary Services Monitoring
(m) Operational Notification Compliance list
A21 Maintenance Requirements




1.

2.




3.

4.


5.


6.

7.


8.
For each of the following maintenance
requirements the Chairman will record both the
actions and responsibilities in the Log.

Equipment spares.

Specialist test equipment, tools, access
equipment and maintenance and diagnostic
facilities (particularly relating to protection and
control relays).

Support contracts (PDSAs).

Equipment warranty arrangements/periods
details.

Site routine inspection sheets
prepared/modified.

Work specifications for new equipment.

Asset Management work management system
updated.

O&M Manuals prepared
Consultation with National Stores may be
required.

Policy relating to this requirement resides with
Asset Management.


Establish which equipment requires the use of
PDSA as specified in the contract.



As specified in contract document.

Updated in consultation with Asset Management
Data Delivery Team.
Technical data added to MIMS.



This should be produced by the appropriate
Construction Delivery Unit.






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TASK INFORMATIVE
A22 Co-ordination Interfacing Arrangements
1. Interfacing arrangements with other parties
shall be defined and recorded in the Log by the
Chairman.
Eg.
Users Commissioning Panels
Remote end Commissioning Panels
Maintenance activities
OHL and cable projects see attachments F
and G
A23 Errors/Defects and Outstanding Work


1.







2.





3.

The Chairman shall ensure that:

A list of all errors/defects found during both
Stage 1 and Stage 2 commissioning shall be
entered in Attachment D. A copy of the list
shall be submitted to the Project Manager for
forwarding to the Project Closure Meeting for
incorporation of lessons learned/
recommendations into best practice.

The Commissioning Engineer (Supplier) is
requested to table any Non-Conformance
Reports (NCR) and report progress. Those
with an operational impact must be recorded in
these minutes and actioned.

On completion of commissioning all
outstanding work shall be recorded on the
commissioning report front sheet and a copy
forwarded to the Project Manager for future
resolution (and recorded in the schedule of
outstanding work).
The errors/defects do not include design
changes
The Chairman must ensure, once a potential
Operational Limitation is identified, that a
dialogue is commenced with Network
Operations that continues up to the point of
energisation
All technical limitations must also be
recorded in Attachment D
A24 Design Changes
All design changes arising on site during the
period of commissioning shall be recorded by
the Chairman in Attachment E, a final copy of
which must be forwarded to the Project
Manager on completion of commissioning.
The Commissioning Officer shall agree all
design changes.
The Commissioning Officer shall also
ensure that all design changes are referred
to the appropriate Design Engineer and
recorded in the Design Status Report.









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TASK INFORMATIVE
A25 Multi-function Relay Quality Management
1.






2.
Completion of the multi-function relay
management control schedule (see
Commissioning Handbook 21) shall be
confirmed by the Commissioning Officer
(National Grid) through completion of CCCC
Task 10.

All changes/corrections to multi-function relays
hardware, firmware and software shall be
recorded in Attachment E and confirmed by
the Commissioning Officer.
The confirmation shall include all changes
following the initial FAT.
Construction Delivery Units may agree
variants to the Commissioning Handbook
Procedure 21. These will be confirmed by
Construction.
A26 Commissioning Working Parties
1. The composition and terms of reference of any
Commissioning Working Parties should be
defined by the Chairman and recorded in the
Log.
Commissioning Working Parties chaired by
the Commissioning Officer are required to
develop detailed commissioning
requirements, e.g. test documentation.
A27 Civil, Structural and Building Engineering
1. The Chairman is required to confirm that a
design compliance audit has been carried out
prior to installation / commissioning
commencing. This check is considered
important for CSBE since much of the CSBE is
not subject to performance tests.
It is recognised that civil, structural and
building engineering installation may, in
some instances, overlap Stage 1
commissioning commencing. Should this be
the case, Stage 1 commissioning must not
commence unless the Chairman is assured
that incomplete CSBE works will not have
an adverse effect on SHES performance or
system reliability.
A28 Other Considerations
1. Progress/record other tasks/considerations as
required and record in the Log.
Other considerations as required should be
minuted.
A29 Future Meetings
1. Future meeting dates shall be planned and
agreed and recorded in the Log by the
Chairman.


A30 Lessons Learned
1. All lessons learned shall be collated and
forwarded to the Post Project Review by the
Chairman.




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ATTACHMENT F (of Appendix A)

OVERHEAD LINE REQUIREMENTS
1. General

TP106 applies to overhead lines (OHL). OHL work divides into two categories as follows.

(a) OHL work WITH coincident work at, at least one of the infeeding substations.
(b) OHL work WITHOUT coincident work at any of the infeeding substations.
2. OHL work WITH Coincident Work at, at Least One of the Infeeding Substations
2.1 Commissioning Panel
(a) The Commissioning Panel at one of the infeeding substations will also be the Commissioning
Panel for the OHL.

(b) The OHL commissioning work may be managed either by including in Appendix A (model
format) for the substation, or by a separate abridged version of Appendix A for the OHL work.
Within this context, consideration will need to be given to

the timing of HVSCCs for both substation and OHL
whether the OHL is included in the Equipment Acceptance Certificate for the substation or
provided separately

Consideration will also need to be given by the commissioning panel to all points raised in
section 3 - OHL work WITHOUT Coincident Work at the Infeeding Substations.

(c) The Commissioning Panel Chairman will be responsible for determining and agreeing
representation on the Commissioning Panel from both the OHL Construction Delivery Unit and
National Grid Asset Management OHL personnel. The Chairman will also agree with National
Grid Asset Management OHL Managers those National Grid OHL personnel who are
nominated to accept OHL test results.

2.2 Commissioning Programme

(a) Stage 1

Pre- Commissioning
Inspection

At the discretion of the Commissioning Panel this
may be dispensed with

Off-load Commissioning
Tests Programme




This will typically include joint resistances and tower
earthing

Operational Data

The extent of this requirement will be determined by
the Commissioning Panel. However the panel should
ensure all technical Data Workbooks have been
updated and submitted, (including submission of
information/changes to Asset Engineering/ENI, which
may impact on induced circulating currents), in order
to ensure operational models are available prior to
commissioning.


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Pre-energisation
Inspection

This will always be carried out and will include
- Notices
- colour plates
- OHL Colour Technical Data Sheets
- climbing guards
- confirmation of earth removal (this may be
covered by the DEC form)
- confirmation that there are no infringements of
safety distances (including scaffold, equipment
removal and vegetation clearances)
- confirmation that all tests are complete
- confirmation that test results are acceptable

(b) Stage 2

Commissioning Switching Programme and On-load Tests
This will be included in a single switching programme for the substations
Post Commissioning Inspection
At the discretion of the Commissioning Panel, this may be dispensed with

3. OHL work WITHOUT Coincident Work at the Infeeding Substations
3.1 Commissioning Panel

(a) An inaugural Commissioning Panel meeting solely for the OHL work should always be
convened by the Construction Delivery Unit Project Manager/Project Engineer for all capital
project work. For non-capital investment work (i.e. MDE minor investment work) a judgement
will need to be taken on the commissioning management arrangements as allowed in the
scope of this document.

(b) The inaugural meeting will be attended as a minimum by the Commissioning Panel Chairman,
the Construction Delivery Unit Project Manager/Project Engineer, the OHL Delivery Engineer
(or their representative). The initial meeting will establish the scope of works and the required
extent to which TP106 will be applied and the involvement for each Panel Member. For
example the TP106 process may be very limited for fittings only projects, however where an
investment impacts on down leads, a change to the conductors or jumpers, a more rigorous
process should be followed.

(i) Commissioning Officer and Settings Engineer National Grid involvement is likely
to be required on OHL activities where the scope of work includes any of the
following.

Changes to conductor type
Down Lead removal / replacement
Configuration changes
Cross jumpering
Any other changes which may impact on thermal ratings or protection settings

(ii) The Commissioning Engineer (National Grid) must be informed or be aware of
any OHL work where coordination will be required on OHL activities where the
scope of work includes any of the following:-
Changes to conductor type
Down Lead removal / replacement
Configuration changes


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Cross jumpering
Any other changes which may impact on thermal ratings or protection setting
The work necessitates an Equipment Acceptance certificate
The work necessitates an HV System Change Certificate

3.2 Commissioning Programme

(a) Changes to scope of work

Following any changes to the scope of work, the Construction Delivery Unit Project
Engineer should ensure the Commissioning Panel Chairman is notified and a
commissioning panel meeting convened in order to re-evaluate the application of TP106
to the investment.

In addition, unlike Substation investments, the Commissioning Officer should seek
confirmation that Design Changes have been verified and assured (as opposed to being
involved with them).

(b) Stage 1


Pre- Commissioning
Inspection

At the discretion of the Commissioning Panel
this may be dispensed with

Standard Commissioning
Tests

This may be replaced with a quality plan,
containing method statements that include
acceptance of satisfactory arcing horn gaps,
insulator string lengths, bolt tightness and
Ductor readings and phasing out.

Operational Data

The extent of this requirement will be
determined by the Commissioning Panel.
However the panel should ensure all
technical Data Workbooks have been
updated and submitted (including
submission of information/changes to Asset
Engineering/ENI, which may impact on
induced circulating currents), in order to
ensure operational models are available
prior to commissioning.
Pre-energisation
Inspection

This will always be carried out and will
include
- notices
- colour plates
- climbing guards
- OHL Colour Technical Data Sheets
- confirmation of earth removal (this may
be covered by the DEC form)
- confirmation that there are no
infringements of safety distances
(including scaffold, equipment removal
and vegetation clearances)
- confirmation that all tests are complete
- confirmation that test results are
acceptable
- (a full template is attached)


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(c) Stage 2

Commissioning Switching Programme and On-load Tests
Post Commissioning Inspection
Following energisation, Asset Management will ensure a defect patrol is carried out. Any
defects or issues identified will be sent to the Construction Delivery Unit Project
Manager/Engineer using Appendix K of TP106.



3.3 Documentation

(a) The Equipment Acceptance Certificate will be signed by the OHL Construction Delivery Unit
Project Engineer in place of the Commissioning Engineer (Supplier).

HV System Change Certificate will be completed by the Asset Management OHL Project Technician
and signed by the Asset Management OHL Delivery engineer as the Occupiers representative. The
Commissioning File should reside at the OHL Report Centres for inclusion in the OHL site Health
and Safety file.

(b) For OHL only projects, the Commissioning File standard indexing can be reduced and must
include:

Minutes of Commissioning Panel meetings, including confirmation of initial scope of works
and changes to the scope.
EAC
HVSCCs Methodology
Switching Programme
Records of Pre-Commissioning Tests
Pre-Energisation Schedule
Thermal Rating submissions
Confirmation of whether a settings change was required or not, including a copy of the
settings transmittal where settings change was required.


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ATTACHMENT G (of Appendix A)

CABLE REQUIREMENTS
1. General

TP106 applies equally to Cables. Cable work divides into two categories as follows.

(a) Cable work WITH coincident work at at least one of the infeeding substations.

(b) Cable work WITHOUT coincident work at any of the infeeding substations.

2. Cable work WITH Coincident Work at at Least One of the Infeeding Substations

2.1 Commissioning Panel

(a) The Commissioning Panel at one of the infeeding substations will also be the Commissioning
Panel for the Cable.

(b) The Cable commissioning work may be managed either by including in Appendix A (model
format) for the substation, or by a separate abridged version Appendix A for the Cable work.
Within this context, consideration will need to be given to

the timing of HVSCCs for both substation and Cable
whether the Cable is included in the Equipment Acceptance Certificate for the substation or
provided separately

(c) The Commissioning Panel Chairman will be responsible for determining and agreeing
representation on the Commissioning Panel from both the Cable supplier from within the
Construction Delivery Unit and National Grid Asset Management personnel. The Chairman
will also agree those National Grid Cable personnel who are nominated to accept Cable test
results.

2.2 Commissioning Programme

(a) Stage 1

Pre-Commissioning Inspection At the discretion of the Commissioning Panel this
may be dispensed with

Off-load Commissioning Tests
Programme
This will typically include

- high voltage test
- sheath insulation
- proving of gauges and valves
- cross-bonding tests
- sequence impedance tests
- SVL tests

Operational Data This requirement will be determined by the
Commissioning Panel

Pre-energisation Inspection This will include

- all locks applied
- all labels correct
- no oil weeps
- all gauge readings acceptable

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(a) Stage 2

Commissioning Switching
Programme and On-load Tests
This will be included in the single switching
programme for the substations

Post Commissioning Inspection At the discretion of the Commissioning Panel, this
may be dispensed with


3. Cable work WITHOUT Coincident Work at the Infeeding Substations

3.1 Commissioning Panel

(a) A Commissioning Panel solely for the Cable work, at which the Commissioning Panel
Chairman, Commissioning Engineer and Commissioning Officer must be authorised, should
be convened by the Construction Delivery Unit Project Manager / Project Engineer for all
capital investment work. For non-capital investment work a judgement will need to be taken
on the commissioning management arrangements as allowed in the purpose / scope of this
document.

(b) The Commissioning Panel Chairman will be responsible for determining and agreeing
representation on the Commissioning Panel from both the Cable supplier from within the
Construction Delivery Unit and National Grid Asset Management personnel. The Chairman
will also agree those National Grid Cable personnel who are nominated to accept Cable test
results.

(c) Commissioning Programme arrangements shall follow the requirements of section 2.2 above.
The Stage 1 requirements will need to consider whether the following are required.

(i) Relay settings
(ii) Thermal Rating Schedules
(iii) Asset Register Technical Data




















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ATTACHMENT H (of Appendix A)
RESPONSIBILITIES SUMMARY SCHEDULE
[NB: These lists are not exhaustive]
CHAIRMAN
Task Timescales
(1) Call meetings, prepare agenda / minutes N/A
(2) Confirm Project Co-ordination
Programme arrangements are in place
Prior to Stage 1 commissioning commencing
(3) Confirm commissioning personnel
qualifications
Prior to Stage 1 commissioning commencing
(4) Complete Attachment A
Commissioning Programme
Responsibilities
Prior to Stage 1 commissioning commencing
Complete Attachment B
Commissioning Certificates
Prior to Stage 1 commissioning commencing
a) HVSCC a) Draft =9 weeks in advance of Equipment
subject to safety rules
b) EAC b) Part 1 finalised on completion of Stage 1
c) Decommissioning Report c) Immediately following decommissioning
d) Operations Diagram d) Draft =9 weeks in advance of energisation
or issue of HVSCC
(5)
e) Remote Operation Facilities e) Part 1 =as agreed with NGCC
(6) Confirm power system outages/risk of
trip
Prior to Stage 1 commissioning commencing
(7) Confirm responsibilities for control of site
drawings
Prior to Stage 1 commissioning commencing
(8) Confirm Attachment C completed
Operational Data Requirements
Prior to Stage 1 commissioning commencing
(9) Confirm commissioning documentation
responsibilities
Prior to Stage 1 commissioning commencing
(10) Ensure risk assessments/method
statements prepared for reasons of SHE
Prior to Stage 1 commissioning commencing
(11) Ensure Pressure System Regulation
requirements copied into WSE
Prior to Stage 1 commissioning commencing
(12) Confirm training requirements Prior to Stage 1 commissioning commencing
(13) Confirm that method of identifying
safeguarding operational equipment has
been agreed/explained to all personnel
Prior to Stage 1 commissioning commencing
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Task Timescales
(14) Confirm that method of safeguarding
commissioned equipment has been
defined/explained to personnel
Prior to Stage 1 commissioning commencing
(15) Confirm that contact made with Network
Design for Grid Code compliance
Prior to Stage 1 commissioning commencing
(16) Confirm that all Grid Code compliance
task required by the Commissioning
Panel are complete
Prior to energisation
(17) Confirm that all maintenance
requirements are complete
Prior to final CP meeting
(18) Confirm Asset Management procedure
requirements are complete
Prior to final CP meeting
(19) Confirm all entries in Attachment J are
complete
Following Stage 2 commissioning
(20) Confirm that errors, defects etc are
logged Attachment D
Prior to final CP meeting
(21) Ensure TP143 installation schedule
complete
Prior to Stage 1 commissioning
(22) Confirm that all design changes are
logged
Prior to final CP meeting
(23) Take responsibility for ensuring that all
civil, structural and building engineering
commissioning requirements are
complete
From first on-site commissioning panel
meeting
(24) Confirm that Commissioning Report
front sheet is completed and copy
forwarded to Project Manager / Engineer
Final CP meeting
(25) Ensure that commissioning of
outstanding items of equipment (i.e. at a
later time than main commissioning) are
subject to the full requirements of TP106
Prior to Stage 1 commissioning of outstanding
works
(26) Ensure that all lessons learned are
forwarded to Post Project Review
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COMMISSIONING OFFICER
Task Timescales
(1) Confirm scope of work Inaugural/subsequent meeting
(2) Confirm Appendix J , Task 2 design
release for commissioning
Prior to Stage 1 commissioning
(3) Confirm Appendix J , Task 3 Type
Registration and Task 4 FAT
Prior to Stage 1 commissioning
(4) Confirm Appendix J , Task 8 test
document confirmation and Task 9
Commissioning Programme Acceptance
Prior to Stage 1 commissioning
(5) Confirm acceptability of commissioning
programme
Prior to Stage 1 commissioning
(6) Confirm relay settings calculations are
progressed in accordance with TP107
20 weeks in advance of energisation
(7) Ensure relay settings forwarded to site
by required date
No later than 4 weeks in advance of
energisation
(8) Confirm thermal rating schedules data
for protection forwarded to Asset
Strategy
18 weeks in advance of energisation
(9) Confirm thermal rating schedules for HV
equipment forwarded to Asset Strategy
18 weeks in advance of energisation
(10) Confirm protection and DAR schedules
are progressed and published on
Gridnet
8 weeks in advance of energisation
(11) Confirm Phase 2 technical data
workbooks complete and returned to
Asset Management Data Delivery.
No later than two weeks in advance of
energisation
(12) Confirm 300 sheets forwarded to N/O
IEMS Change Management - ENCC

4 weeks in advance of data switch date
(13) Approve commissioning switching
programme
Prior to commencement of switching
programme
(14) Confirm facility schedules finalised Prior to SCS Stage 1 commissioning tests
commencing
(15) Confirm written descriptions of
operational tripping/equipment operation
finalised
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Task Timescales
(16) Confirm Grid Code compliance data
finalised
Operational broadcast system
Fault clearance times and relay
settings
Protection of interconnecting circuit
and circuit breaker fail
Control telephony
Timescales agreed with Network Design
(17) Confirm metering registration finalised Various dates
(18) Agree abnormal running arrangements Prior to Stage 2 commissioning commencing
(19) Confirm the safeguards and
commissioning arrangements for non-
standard installations are specified
Prior to Stage 1 commissioning commencing
(20) Confirm Appendix J , Task 10 prior to
Stage 1 commissioning multi-function
relay quality management

(21) Confirm type, installation and
commissioning arrangements of
temporary equipment
Prior to Stage 1 commissioning of this
equipment commencing
(22) Record design changes on the Design
Status Report
Immediately following design changes
(23) Ensure that all design issues/problems
that arise during commissioning are
resolved
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COMMISSIONING ENGINEER (National Grid)
Task Timescales
(1) Confirm Appendix J , Task 9
Commissioning Programme Acceptance
Prior to Stage 1 commissioning commencing
(2) Confirmation that sufficient familiarity
has been obtained with both the
drawings/design, and the site, to enable
Stage 1 commissioning to commence
(see Appendix J Task 7 and review
Appendix S).
Prior to Stage 1 commissioning commencing
(3) Confirmation that all Stage 1
commissioning documentation listed in
the commissioning programme has
been completed, examined as
acceptable and signed as accepted by
National Grid (see Appendix J Task 11).
Prior to Stage 2 commissioning commencing
(4) Confirmation that all Stage 2
commissioning documentation has been
completed, examined as acceptable and
signed as accepted by National Grid and
that all documents and as-installed
drawings have been handed over (see
Appendix J Task 12).
Following completion of Stage 2
commissioning
(5) Confirmation that all requirements
defined in the Commissioning
Programme are complete, together with
all required 'sign off' signatures (see
Appendix J Task 13).
Following completion of Stage 2
commissioning
(6) Confirm extent of witnessing to be
undertaken
Prior to Stage 1 commissioning commencing
(7) Confirm the hold point on the
commissioning programme
Prior to Stage 1 commissioning commencing
(8) Confirm relay settings sheets returned to
Settings Administrator
Prior to Stage 2 commissioning commencing
(9) Confirm Grid Code compliance data
finalised
Local safety instructions
Operations diagrams
Site responsibility schedule
Special automatic facilities
System monitoring
Ancillary services monitoring
Timescales agreed with Asset Management
(10) Confirm abnormal running arrangements
agreed
Prior to Stage 2 commissioning commencing


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Task Timescales
(11) Confirm that method of
identifying/safeguarding/ screening
operational equipment has been
agreed/explained
Prior to Stage 1 commissioning tests being
finalised
(12) Confirm method of
identifying/safeguarding/ screening
equipment that has satisfactorily
completed Stage 1 commissioning tests
has been agreed/explained
Prior to Stage 1 commissioning tests being
finalised
(13) Confirm that maintenance requirements
for non-standard installations have been
assessed / defined and progressed
Prior to final meeting of CP
(14) Confirm overlap test requirements have
been agreed
Prior to Stage 1 commissioning commencing
(15) Confirm decommissioning programme is
accepted
Prior to decommissioning commencing
(16) Accept pre-commissioning inspection

Prior to inspection
(17) Accept pre-energisation inspection

Prior to inspection
(18) Accept post-commissioning inspection

Prior to inspection
(19) Approve/prepare commissioning
switching programme
8 days in advance of energisation
(20) Approve/prepare commissioning method
statements
Prior to implementation
(21) Sign the HV System Change Certificate Nine weeks in advance of being subject to
Rules
(22) Confirm issue of Equipment Acceptance
Certificate
After commissioning Stages 1 and 2
(23) Sign decommissioning report

Prior to issue of the report
(24) Confirm provision/modification of remote
operations facilities certificate
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COMMISSIONING ENGINEER (SUPPLIER)
Task Timescales
(1) Ensuring full familiarity with the project
and all commissioning requirements

Complete Appendix S Commissioning
Familiarisation Confirmation.
Prior to first site based Commissioning Panel
meeting

To be completed on site and reviewed by the
Commissioning Engineer (National Grid).

(2)
Ensuring that the Commissioning
Programme is to the required standard,
equivalent/better than that in the
Commissioning Handbook.
To be submitted to the Chairman four weeks
before first site based Commissioning Panel
meeting
(3) To ensure that the Commissioning
Programme is updated as
commissioning proceeds
As commissioning proceeds
(4) Confirm Appendix J Task 1 drawing
mark-up
First site based Commissioning Panel meeting
(5) Confirm Appendix J Task 5 drawing
availability
Prior to Stage 1 commencing
(6) Confirm Appendix J Task 6 design
familiarity
Prior to Stage 1 commencing
(7) Manage and execute the
Commissioning Programme
Stage 1 and 2
(8) Check that appropriate points of
isolation for purposes of power system
security are in place
Prior to the item of equipment being subject to
commissioning tests
(9) Signing appropriate certificates
(a) HVSCC
(b) EAC
(c) NCC
(d) Decommissioning Report
To defined timescales
(10) Manage and update drawings During Stage 1 and 2 commissioning
(11) Provide as-installed drawings for
immediate handover when the
equipment is commissioned
On completion of Stage 2 commissioning
(12) Manage and collate the Commissioning
Technical Record
During Stage 1 and 2 commissioning
(13) Carry out risk assessments for reasons
of both SHE and power system security
prepare associated method
statements
During Stage 1 and 2 commissioning
(14) Prepare Commissioning Switching
Programme and Commissioning Method
Statement as defined by the Chairman
Prior to relevant Stage 2 test commencing
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Task Timescales
(15) Agree overlap tests with Commissioning
Engineer (National Grid)
Prior to tests commencing
(16) Complete the requirements of
Commissioning Handbook 21 Multi-
function Relays
Prior to Stage 2 commissioning
(17) Sign relay settings sheets Prior to Stage 2 commissioning
(18) Provide a complete and presentable set
of all test documentation (ie. the
Technical Record) to National Grid
Within 4 days of completing Stage 2
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ATTACHMENT I (of Appendix A)
WITNESSING REQUIREMENT
1. FAT
The authorised Commissioning Officer must witness all multi-function relay FATs (unless
very familiar with the equipment). The Commissioning Officer must accept the FAT
documentation. See Commissioning Handbook Procedure N21. The Commissioning
Engineer (National Grid) should attend the FAT to ensure equipment familiarity and
commissioning continuity between FAT and site.
The following witnessing requirements shall be undertaken by the Commissioning
Engineer (National Grid). Extra witnessing should only be undertaken if unacceptable
levels of errors are experienced and following a risk assessment.

2. STAGE 1
Pre-commissioning and pre-energisation inspections
All Stage 1 CT testing including - flick tests, magnetisation tests and Insulation resistance
tests
On multiple new CT installations this requirement can be relaxed at the
Commissioning Engineers (National Grid) discretion once the standard has been
agreed.
All primary injections
NB: - On multiple new CT installations this requirement to witness all injections may be
relaxed at the Commissioning Engineers (National Grid) discretion once the
standard has been agreed.
- When primary injection involves interfacing with existing CTs 100% witnessing
shall apply
Multi-function relay SCT procedures specifically:
Confirmation that all required functions have been selected (eg. DAR, HSOC, IDMT
E/F etc)
All power system settings defined on the SCT sheet
NB: SCS input/output can be sample witnessed at the Commissioning Engineer
(National Grid) discretion once the standard has been agreed.

Selected SCT procedure tests depending on:
Construction Delivery Units experience
equipment complexity
equipment familiarity
Trip and alarm functionality check both on interfaces with third parties and on equipment of
unusual complexity
All two winding transformer vector group tests
All HV pressure tests/partial discharge tests
End to end communication send/receive
Operation of each item of primary equipment
All circuit breaker tripping
Selected wire, ferrule checks and terminal tightness
Trip and alarm audit test (one day)
Settings loading verification test

3. STAGE 2
All on-load tests
Post commissioning inspection
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APPENDIX B - MODEL PRE-COMMISSIONING INSPECTION SCHEDULE
NATIONAL GRID

Substation: Circuit: Stage:

LOCATION

(List all items of HV equipment, equipment
cubicles, kiosks, wall boxes etc)
CONFIRMATION (Tick)

(Check with reference to safety and operational
considerations that:
all equipment is accounted for
all terminations are made
all labels in position
no obstruction/risks/hazards)
no damaged equipment
all equipment bolted down
satisfactory access/egress














NAME SIGNATURE DATE
Prepared by
Commissioning
Engineer
(Supplier)

Accepted by
Commissioning
Engineer
(National Grid)

Commissioning
Engineer
(Supplier)

Jointly carried
out by Commissioning
Engineer
(National Grid)






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APPENDIX C (1) - MODEL PRE-ENERGISATION INSPECTION SCHEDULE (SUBSTATIONS)
NATIONAL GRID

Substation: Circuit: Stage:

ACTIVITY (Visual Inspection) DATE CONFIRMED
1 Confirm correct circuit nomenclature
(a) Each item of Equipment
(b) Each relay panel/cubicle
(c) Control board or SCP

2 Confirm against phasing diagrams
(a) OHL circuit colours
(b) OHL down droppers
(c) Phase colours of transformers and quadrature boosters
(d) Substation aerials and down droppers
(e) Cable Sealing Ends

3 Confirm no obvious infringement of safety clearances
4 Carry out ground level inspection to confirm the satisfactory
condition of flexible busbar connections

5 Confirm application of locks to plant/kiosks/panels
6 Confirm status of mechanical interlock keys and boxes
7 Confirm for each item that the mechanical position indicator is
showing the appropriate position (including tap position
indicator)

8 Confirm position of all valves (e.g. Transformer cooling
Equipment)

9 Confirm satisfactory indication of all pressure gauges
10 Confirm no obvious Equipment damage (e.g. insulators,
cables, paintwork)

11 Confirm adequacy of key cabinets
12 Confirm all Equipment is satisfactorily earthed
13 Confirm correct position of all LV supply switches
14 Confirm satisfactory condition of battery supplies (visually/on
meters)

15 Confirm all fuses/links replaced
16 Check all test connections removed

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ACTIVITY (Visual Inspection) DATE CONFIRMED
17 Confirm tightness of all wiring terminations (if not already
confirmed)

18 Check panel/cubicle wiring against diagram (if not already
confirmed)

19 Check panel/cubicle layouts against layout diagram (if not
already confirmed)

20 Confirm all current transformer test links normal
21 Confirm that
(a) each relay is defined on a setting sheet
(b) that all settings are selected as defined on the settings
sheet
(c) that all setting sheets have been signed and returned to
the Construction Settings Administrator.

22 Confirm the satisfactory status of Safety and Commissioning
Certificates

23 Confirmation from the Asset Management representative with
responsibilities for the OHL or Cable work that, where an OHL
or Cable will form part of the Commissioning Switching
Programme, the necessary Stage 1 commissioning
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NAME SIGNATURE DATE
Prepared by
Commissioning
Engineer
(Supplier)

Accepted by
Commissioning
Engineer
(National Grid)

Commissioning
Engineer
(Supplier)

Jointly
carried out by Commissioning
Engineer
(National Grid)




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APPENDIX C (2) - MODEL PRE-ENERGISATION INSPECTION SCHEDULE (OHL)


NATIONAL GRID



Overhead Line: Circuit: Date: .............................

Circuit Colours:

ACTIVITY (Visual Inspection) CONFIRMED BY
1 Confirm correct circuit nomenclature
(a) Each item of Equipment (Tower)



2 Confirm against phasing diagrams
(a) OHL circuit colours
(b) OHL down droppers


3 Confirm no infringement of safety clearances appendix C (3)
4 Confirm application of bolts/locks to plant/kiosks/panels/ACDS
5 Confirm no visible Equipment damage (e.g. insulators, cables,
paintwork)

6 Confirm all equipment is satisfactorily earthed
7 Confirm tightness of all wiring terminations (if not already
confirmed)

8 Review status of Safety and Commissioning Certificates, and test
documentation

9 Confirm acceptance of test results
10 Confirmation that there are no infringements of safety distances
including scaffold, equipment removal and vegetation clearance of
a minimum 3 years growth (or a minimum clearance of 5.2m at
maximum sag)







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APPENDIX C (3) - MODEL OHL CONFIRMATION OF NO INFRINGEMENT OF SAFETY
CLEARENCE

Tower Tower Clear of
Earths and
Equipment
Forward span
safety distance
maintained
Comments Signed Time/Date
































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APPENDIX D - MODEL POST-COMMISSIONING INSPECTION SCHEDULE

NATIONAL GRID


Substation: Circuit: Stage:


ACTIVITY (Visual Inspection) DATE CONFIRMED
1 Confirm that all temporary commissioning protection Systems have
been removed/disabled and the corresponding setting sheet
withdrawn

2 Confirm that all current transformer test links are normal
3 Confirm that the Commissioning Switching Programme has verified
that all settings have been returned to normal

4 Confirm that all settings sheets have been appropriately filed
5 Confirm correct position of all Equipment IN/OUT switches and
transformer tap positions

6 Confirm correct status of control facilities local/remote alarms,
indications and analogues

7 General visual inspection to ensure that no item of Equipment
appears to be either in a state of distress or an abnormal condition

8 Confirm satisfactory status of substation control point indications and
alarms




NAME SIGNATURE DATE
Prepared by
Commissioning
Engineer
(Supplier)

Accepted by
Commissioning
Engineer
(National Grid)

Commissioning
Engineer
(Supplier)

Jointly
carried out by Commissioning
Engineer
(National Grid)






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APPENDIX E - COMMISSIONING SWITCHING PROGRAMME
NATIONAL GRID


Programme N


Scheme Title :
Scheme Number :
TOPAM Number :
Location :
Equipment :
Date of Tests :
Prepared by :

APPROVED BY: COMMISSIONING OFFICER (National Grid)

Signed:

Date:


APPROVED BY: COMMISSIONING ENGINEER (National Grid)

Signed:

Date:


APPROVED BY: COMMISSIONING ENGINEER (Supplier)

Signed:

Date:


APPROVED BY: TRANSMISSION REQUIREMENTS MANAGER Network Operations

Signed:

Date:


PERSONNEL NOMINATED TO AGREE POST-APPROVAL CHANGES

Asset Management
(Maintenance Delivery
Electricity)
Network Operations
(Transmission Despatch
Engineer)
Construction Delivery Unit





Distribution: 1 Transmission Requirements Manager (ENCC) (FAO)
2 Commissioning Engineer (National Grid).................................)
3 Commissioning Engineer (Supplier).................)
4 Other Parties (FAO......................................................)

Registered Office Registered in
National Grid England and Wales
1 3 The Strand No. 2366977
London
WC2N 5EH

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APPENDIX F - COMMISSIONING SWITCHING PROGRAMME FORMAT

Commissioning switching programmes shall adhere to the following categories and format:

(NB: Some switching programmes may not require the full detail specified in each category).

F1 Purpose of the Switching Programme

(a) Briefly describe the purpose of the project.

(b) List the Equipment to be commissioned.

(c) Briefly list the key stages of the Commissioning Switching Programme.

(d) List any risk assessments carried out for addressing SHES hazards.

F2 Diagrams

List the Operations or other diagrams to be worked to whilst executing the Commissioning
Switching Programme.

F3 Unproven Protection Equipment

(a) List the protection Equipment to be commissioned and which may be required to operate
whilst executing the Commissioning Switching Programme, but as a result of being unproven,
cannot be relied upon to perform in the intended manner - and briefly state the corresponding
zone that each respective item of Equipment protects.

(b) Against each protection listed above, state the minimum load current to enable the on-load
tests at the settings in use to be carried out. This should be provided by the Construction
Delivery Unit at the first draft stage.

F4 Temporary Protection & Automatic Switching Arrangements

(a) List the temporary protection, and any automatic switching arrangements which will be in force
during the Equipment energisation and On-load test period.

(b) State the temporary protection range of cover and fault clearance time(s). (To be obtained
from the Commissioning Officer).

(c) Identify points in the programme where there is unavoidable depletion of protection. Identify
the back-up protection which may operate and the estimated fault clearance time.

(d) Confirm that both Asset Management and Network Operations are in possession of any
temporary protection setting sheets (including rating and protection schedules if, exceptionally,
they are required). Confirm that settings have been applied, to the temporary protection: this
may alternatively be carried out in Section 9 of the Switching programme.

F5 Personnel

List the names of personnel participating in the tests on the day with a brief statement of their
respective roles and responsibilities including Users and Customers where applicable.

NB: Some names may be entered on the day.


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F6 Communications

List pertinent telephone numbers
NB: These may be entered on the day.

F7 Documentation

Confirm to Network Operations that all commissioning certificates, and safety and testing
documentation is complete.

F8 Initial Conditions

(a) Confirm that the Stage 1 Settings Load Acceptance test has been satisfactorily completed.

(b) The responsibilities for .......... circuit has been handed over from Network Operation Centre
(NOC) to Network Operations.

(c) Confirm the status of disconnectors on indications board or SCP.

(d) Confirm the status of all circuit breakers (check on indication board or SCP).

(e) Confirm the status of all alarms. (Check on indication board or SCP).

(f) Confirm the transformer tap position, and the position of any other Equipment which has a
range selector. (Check on indication board or SCP).

(g) Confirm the state of protection Equipment. A circuit is usually energised with all protection
normal and in service.

(h) Confirm that auto switching/reclose and Automatic Voltage Control (AVC) Equipment is
switched out of service. A circuit is usually energised with these items out of service.

(i) Confirm that all settings sheets have been signed and returned to the Construction Settings
Administrator.

(j) Confirm that all circuit Rating Schedules and protection and DAR schedules have been
issued.

(k) Confirm that arrangement are in place to ensure that at point of energisation all personnel,
including third parties are physically remote/shielded from the energised equipment for
reasons of health and safety.

F9 Equipment Energisation and On-load Commissioning Test

The following should be stated in the Contents Sheet:

(a) The stated switching sequence.

(b) Clearly state when an item of Equipment is being energised for the first time.

(c) Clearly state the locations at which phasing - tests will take place.

(d) Clearly state the locations at which check synchronisation close of circuit breakers will take
place.

(e) Itemise any checks to be carried out on High Voltage Equipment.




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(f) Itemise On-load tests to be carried out.

(i) Verification of CT ratios and connection to appropriate Equipment;
(ii) Verification of metering direction and magnitude;
(iii) Verification of protection polarity/stability;
(iv) Verification VT connections to appropriate Equipment;


(g) State sequence of events required to disable any temporary protection.

NB: (1) At the end of each On-load test it shall be confirmed that CT test links and relay
settings are returned to normal.

(2) The final statement of the Commissioning Switching Programme shall be confirmation
that all CT test links and relay settings are returned to normal.

F10 Restoration

(a) Reconfigure the Power System to Network Operationss requirements.

(b) Confirm the status of all Equipment at the end of the tests.

(i) All protection switched into service;
(ii) Temporary protection Systems disabled;
(iii) All relay settings normal.

F11 On-load Auto Switching/Reclose Tests

(a) These should be carried out in accordance with a schedule of such tests. The form should
closely accord with that of the DAR schedule.

(b) The schedule should specify:

(i) The starting conditions;
(ii) The type of test to be simulated;
(iii) The protection to be operated;
(iv) The circuit breakers which trip and reclose; any disconnectors that open;
(v) Point at which trip relays reset;
(vi) Protection and DAR schedule (specifying the sequence timing).

F12 AVC or Other Automatic Equipment Tests

(a) These should be carried out in accordance with a schedule of such tests.

Appendix F - Notes

(1) If, to facilitate the On-load tests, the Equipment is required to be temporarily altered or changed
in any way whatsoever, both the change and associated restoration shall be recorded.

(2) Immediately prior to commencing the Commissioning Switching Programme the names or
positions of those nominated to make essential modifications to the approved programme shall
be entered on the front of the programme.



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APPENDIX G - COMMISSIONING REPORT FRONT SHEET

NATIONAL GRID


Report N:

Scheme Title :
Scheme Number :
Contract number :
Substation :
Circuit(s) :
Stage :
Date of Inaugural Commissioning
Panel Meeting :

Date of Final Commissioning Panel
Meeting :



On behalf of the Commissioning Panel, I certify that all commissioning requirements and associated
documentation for this circuit/stage have been completed, apart from the exceptions detailed below.


Signed:

Date:

Commissioning Panel Chairman




EXCEPTIONS:






Distribution of Front Sheet:

1. Commissioning Engineer (National Grid)
2. Project Manager/Engineer


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National Grid England and Wales
1 3 The Strand No. 2366977
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APPENDIX H - HV SYSTEM CHANGE CERTIFICATE (HVSCC)
NATIONAL GRID

From: Commissioning Engineer (National Grid)

To: Construction Delivery Unit/National Grid Unit Contract Number





PART 1: NOTICE

This H.V. System Change Certificate is planned to become effective from the following date. This
date may be changed by issue of a Notification of Change Certificate.

Date Time

Tick below where applicable.




The Equipment scheduled in Part 3A will be removed from the HV System and defined as Plant.
The Equipment scheduled in Part 3B is subject to a circuit name/nomenclature change.




The Plant scheduled in Part 3C will be declared as part of the National Grid HV System and
defined as Equipment. Following which the Network Operations Centre
+
will be the Control
Person (Safety) for the Equipment defined in Part 3C.




The Equipment scheduled in Part 3D will be declared/removed as part of the National Grid HV
System. Following which the Network Operations Centre
+
will/will not be the Control Person
(Safety) for the Equipment.

No further work shall be done on or near to the Equipment or Plant as defined in Part 3 after this time
and date unless it is sanctioned by a Senior Authorised Person in accordance with the requirements
of the National Grid Safety Rules.

Please sign Part 2 (Occupier), and (Network Operations Manager)
+
and/or Part 4 (all) and return to
the Commissioning Engineer. Retain a copy of this document and any attached diagrams.

Signed:

Date:

Commissioning Engineer (National Grid)







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PART 2: ACCEPTANCE (Occupier and Network Operations Manager)
+

To be returned to the Commissioning Engineer (National
Grid) by (date ):


I confirm my agreement to the issue to this draft HV System Change Certificate.

Signed:

Date:

Occupier


I confirm my agreement to the issue of this draft HV System Change Certificate and will inform the
Control Person (Operation) of this planned change to the HV System.

Signed:

Date:


+
Network Operations Manager






































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HV System Change Certificate Part 3 Location Certificate No
*For fields not required insert N/A


*Part A: Equipment being removed from the System (the described Equipment will become
Plant)
Operations Diagrams References
Description of Plant (including colour and plates) New/Revised Drawings Sht
No
Location
Circuit Number Issue/Sheet No
1
40/
2
40/
3
40/

Residual Dangers:
Part B: Name and/or* Nomenclature Change
4
40/
Old Equipment Identification and Location: New Equipment Identification and Location
5
40/

National
Route
40/
*Part C: Plant being added to the System (the described Plant will become Equipment)
Description of Plant (including colour and plates)
OHL
Colours
See OHL database
reference for this HVSCC
number
Database N
OHL
Oversail
40/
Location(s) Rev Date Issue N

Part D: Equipment transfer
Organisation transferred from: Organisation transferred to:
Equipment Identification:
Equipment Location (1):

Equipment Identification:
Equipment Location (1):
(SRS)
Site Res
Schedule

(1) applies if HVSCC covers Equipment at more than one location

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Registered Office Registered in
National Grid England and Wales
1 - 3 The Strand No. 2366977
London
WC2N 5EH
PART 4: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Location Certificate No
To be returned to the Commissioning
Engineer (National Grid) by
Time Date TOPAM Booking N

I acknowledge receipt of this final HV System Change Certificate.
I confirm that all persons in my charge have been informed that the changes specified in Part 3 will
become effective at the time and date specified in Part 1.

Any further work to be done on or near to the Equipment or Plant after this time and date will be
sanctioned by a Senior Authorised Person in accordance with the requirements of the National Grid
Safety Rules.

Construction
Delivery Unit /
National Grid Unit
Signature Date Time



PART 5: CONFIRMATION OF ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
I confirm that all Construction Delivery Units and National Grid Units are in receipt of this HV System
Change Certificate and have signed the Acknowledgement.

Signed: Date: Time:
Commissioning Engineer (National Grid)

PART 6: DECLARATION
Tick below where applicable.

The Equipment scheduled in Part 3A is removed from the National Grid HV System and is now
defined as Plant.

The Circuit Name / Nomenclature change scheduled in Part 3B becomes effective.

The Plant scheduled in Part 3C is declared as part of the National Grid HV System and defined
as Equipment.

The Equipment scheduled in Part 3D is declared/removed from the National Grid HV System.

Signed: Date: Time:
* Senior Authorised Person (Substations)
Signed: Date: Time:
* Senior Authorised Person (Overhead Lines)
Agreed with: Date: Time:
Control Person (Safety)

This HVSCC is now effective
[* For fields not required insert N/A] [
+
Amend if NOC is not Control Person (Safety)]

Distribution: Delivery Manager, MDE
Network Operations Manager, NOC
+

Transmission Requirements Manager (NGCC)
Customers Control Manager
Information Delivery Manager
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APPENDIX I - EQUIPMENT ACCEPTANCE CERTIFICATE

NATIONAL GRID

LOCATION: Certificate N:
Scheme N:
PART 1: STAGE 1 COMPLETION
CONSTRUCTION
DELIVERY UNIT:
PROJECT REF:


The Equipment scheduled below has satisfactorily completed the Stage 1 commissioning
programme. The Equipment may now be operated by National Grid for the purpose of being put into
service, in accordance with the Stage 2 commissioning programme. Exceptions / Limitations are
specified below. This Certificate does not alter any responsibility for the safety of personnel or
Equipment.


DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT
(Drawing ref if appropriate)




EXCEPTIONS / LIMITATIONS



Issued by: Date: Time:
Commissioning Panel Chairman
Confirmed: Date: Time:
Commissioning Engineer (Supplier)


Confirmed: Date: Time:
Commissioning Engineer (National Grid)
Acknowledged
: Date: Time:
Control Person, Network Operations


Distribution: Commissioning Engineer (Supplier)
Commissioning Engineer (National Grid)
Commissioning Panel Chairman
Information Delivery Manager

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EQUIPMENT ACCEPTANCE CERTIFICATE



LOCATION: Certificate N:
Scheme N:
PART 2: STAGE 2 COMPLETION


The Equipment specified in PART 1 of this Certificate has satisfactorily completed the Stage 2
commissioning programme. All drawings and requirements necessary for safety/environmental and
operational control of the Equipment have been transferred to National Grid Asset Management.
This certificate does not alter the responsibility for safety of personnel or Equipment.

The Equipment was commissioned and available for operational service, with the following
Exceptions / Limitations on.

Date: Time:
EXCEPTIONS / LIMITATIONS









Issued by: Date: Time:

Commissioning Engineer
(National Grid)
Confirmed: Date: Time:

Commissioning Engineer
(Supplier)
Acknowledged: Date: Time:
Control Person, Network Operations


Distribution: Commissioning Panel Chairman
Transmission Requirements Manager (NGCC)
Project Manager
Delivery Manager
Information Delivery Manager


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APPENDIX J - COMMISSIONING CONTROL CONFIRMATION CERTIFICATE
NATIONAL GRID

Certificate N
Prepared by: (Chairman) Date:
Substation: Circuit: Stage:
Planned Decommissioning Date: Planned Commissioning Date:

TO BE UNDERTAKEN BY
TASK
ROLE NAME & SIGNATURE
CONFIRMATION
DATE
1. DRAWING MARK-UP CONFIRMATION
Confirmation that all drawings were marked up to reflect the existing site installation prior to
commencing detail design.
Commissioning
Panel Chairman

2. RELEASE FOR COMMISSIONING TO COMMENCE
Confirmation that drawings have been subject to design compliance audit in accordance with
TP188A, that they are compliant with the requirements for this stage of the work and are
released for Stage 1 commissioning to commence.
Commissioning
Officer

3. TYPE REGISTRATION
Confirmation that all equipment is Type Registered or that a derogation to enter service prior
to achievement of Type Registration has been provided by Asset Policy.
Commissioning
Officer

4. FACTORY ACCEPTANCE TEST (FAT)
Confirmation that the FAT for each multi-function relay has been satisfactorily completed
prior to Stage 1 commissioning of the relevant multi-function relay.
Commissioning
Officer

5. DRAWING AVAILABILITY CONFIRMATION (Construction Delivery Unit)
Confirmation that the drawing list is complete and that all drawings are correct, and on site,
to enable Stage 1 commissioning to commence.
Commissioning
Engineer (Supplier)

6. DESIGN FAMILIARITY CONFIRMATION (Construction Deli very Unit)
Confirmation that sufficient familiarity has been obtained with both the drawings/design, and
the site, to enable Stage 1 commissioning to commence.
Commissioning
Engineer (Supplier)

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TO BE UNDERTAKEN BY
TASK
ROLE NAME & SIGNATURE
CONFIRMATION
DATE
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7. DESIGN FAMILIARITY CONFIRMATION (National Grid)
Confirmation that sufficient familiarity has been obtained with both the drawings/design, and
the site, to enable Stage 1 commissioning to commence.
Commissioning
Engineer
(National Grid)

8. TEST DOCUMENT CONFIRMATION
Confirmation that all test documents have been prepared and comprise either SCT
procedures or other test documents (where a SCT does not exist) of an acceptable standard.
Commissioning
Officer

Commissioning
Officer

Commissioning
Engineer
(National Grid)

9. COMMISSIONING PROGRAMME ACCEPTANCE
Confirmation that the Commissioning Programme is to an equivalent standard to that defined
in the model procedure in the Commissioning Handbook N1.
Commissioning
Engineer (Supplier)

10. MULTI-FUNCTION RELAY QUALITY MANAGEMENT
Confirmation that all Management Control Schedules, as defined in Commissioning
Handbook 21, have been completed and finalised.
Commissioning
Officer

11. TEST DOCUMENT COMPLETION (STAGE 1)
Confirmation that all Stage 1 commissioning documentation listed in the commissioning
programme has been completed, examined as acceptable and signed as accepted by
National Grid.
Commissioning
Engineer
(National Grid)

12. COMMISSIONING COMPLETION (STAGE 2)
Confirmation that all Stage 2 commissioning documentation has been completed, examined
as acceptable and signed as accepted by National Grid and that all documents and as-
installed drawings have been handed over.
Commissioning
Engineer
(National Grid)

Commissioning
Engineer
(National Grid)

13. COMMISSIONING PROGRAMME COMPLETION
Confirmation that all requirements defined in the Commissioning Programme are complete,
together with all required 'sign off' signatures.
Commissioning
Engineer (Supplier)


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APPENDIX K - DEFECT REPORT

NATIONAL GRID


PART 1

To: Project Manager /
Engineer
Report N:
LOCATION SCHEME N
CONSTRUCTION
DELIVERY UNIT
PROJECT REF


The defect detailed below has been identified and is considered to be one arising from defective
design, materials or workmanship.

NATURE OF DEFECT








Signed:

Date:

For Asset Management



PART 2

To: Asset Management
The above defect was cleared by the Construction
Delivery Unit on


REMEDIAL ACTION






Signed:

Date:

For (..) Construction
Delivery Unit




Distribution (for both Parts 1 and 2): Asset Management Delivery Manager

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APPENDIX L - DECOMMISSIONING REPORT

NATIONAL GRID



LOCATION Report N:


I HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that the EQUIPMENT scheduled below was decommissioned on:


Time Date


*A The Equipment remains within Safety Distance and is therefore considered as remaining
part of the System and subject to the National Grid Safety Rules for HV Equipment.

*B The Equipment is no longer part of the National Grid System. A completed HV System
Change Certificate is attached. (In which case only Part 2(a), 2(c) and Part 4 of this Report
require to be completed).

*Delete as appropriate.


PART 1 - DESCRIPTION AND LOCATION OF EQUIPMENT
Drawing Reference






PART 2
(a) REASON FOR DECOMMISSIONING






(b) DISCONNECTION DETAILS






(c) ACTION TAKEN ON PLANT IDENTIFICATION




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PART 3 - RESIDUAL DANGERS





LOCATION Report N:





PART 4 - National Grid

Signed: Date: Time:
Senior Authorised Person (Substations)
Signed: Date: Time:
Commissioning Engineer (National Grid)
Agreed with: Date: Time:
Asset Management Delivery Manager




PART 5 - ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I/We acknowledge receipt of the above notice and confirm that all persons in my/our charge have
been duly advised to the above.

Signed
National Grid Unit(s)
Construction Delivery
Unit(s)/Customer
Date Time






Distribution: Transmission Requirements Manager (NGCC)
Commissioning Panel Chairman
Construction Delivery Units
Network Operation Manager (NOC)
Asset Management Delivery Manager
Customer
National Stores Manager
Information Delivery Manager

Registered Office Registered in
National Grid England and Wales
1 - 3 The Strand No. 2366977
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APPENDIX M - NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE CERTIFICATE (NCC)

NATIONAL GRID

LOCATION
ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE NUMBER (copy attached of amended
certificate)

PART 1 The timescales contained in PART 1 of the Original Equipment HV System Change
Certificate has been amended as follows.

From
Time Date
To
Time Date
Signed Date TOPAM
Booking N

Commissioning Engineer (National Grid)


Construction Delivery
Unit/National Grid
Operating Units
Project Number Acknowledged by Time Date






PART 2 CONFIRMATION OF ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I confirm that all Construction Delivery Units and National Grid Units defined in Part 3 of the original
certificate *HVSCC signed the Acknowledgement.


Signed Date
Commissioning Engineer (National Grid)


Distribution: Network Operations Manager, NOC
Transmission Requirements Manager (NGCC)

*Delete as appropriate

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National Grid England and Wales
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APPENDIX N - PROVISION / MODIFICATION OF REMOTE OPERATION FACILITIES
CERTIFICATE
NATIONAL GRID

National Grid Scheme
No
Certificate No
Substation Equipment
Reason for change


PART 1
SCS and IEMS databases have been provided / modified, the changes being defined against the
following references:

Reference Control Centre (IEMS) Substation (SCS)
Facility Schedule Issue No
300 Sheet Issue No
Emulator Tape/Disk Issue No

The new/modified database is now confirmed as acceptable for use in both the IEMS and SCS


Confirmed for each
respective end by:
Date
(For N/O IEMS Change Management - ENCC)
Date
(Commissioning Engineer National Grid)

PART 2
Both local tests and a scanning test of the communication link have been completed at the Substation
and Control Centre, and the SCS is now acceptable for service subject to the attached
exceptions/limitations.


Confirmed for each
respective end by:
Date
(For N/O IEMS Change Management - ENCC)
Date
(Commissioning Engineer National Grid)



Copy to: Commissioning Panel Chairman
Power System Manager (ENCC)
Commissioning Engineer (Supplier)

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Certificate No
Substation Equipment
Date


EXCEPTIONS/LIMITATIONS

EQUIPMENT
FACILITY PROBLEM PLANNED CLEAR

























Registered Office Registered in
National Grid England and Wales
1 - 3 The Strand No. 2366977
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APPENDIX O - COMMISSIONING & DECOMMISSIONING CERTIFICATES REQUIREMENTS

ITEM ACTIVITY
SOURCE
DOCUMENT
TIMESCALES
1 HV System
Change
Certificate
(HVSCC)
NSI 33 (1) 9 WEEKS in advance of Equipment being subject to HV
Safety Rules, draft HVSCC is circulated for comment,
accompanied by draft operations Diagrams and preferably
Site Responsibility Schedule, up to Part 3 of HVSCC.

(2) 4 WEEKS in advance of Equipment being subject to HV
Safety Rules, final signed HVSCC is issued up to first line
of Part 4 (time, date, TOGA N)

(3) 3 DAYS in advance of Equipment being subject to HV
Safety Rules, all of Part 4 and Part 5 completed

(4) Date document becomes effective. Part 6 is completed
2 Equipment
Acceptance
Certificate
(EAC)
TP 106 (1) Part 1 of the EAC is finalised on completion of Stage 1

(2) Part 2 of the EAC is finalised on completion of Stage 2
3 Operation
Diagrams
TP119 (1) 9 WEEKS in advance of ENERGISATION date, or issue of
HVSCC, Commissioning Engineer (National Grid) submits
draft new/revised diagram/sheet
(2) 4 weeks in advance of ENERGISATION/HVSCC final
diagram/sheet authorised for issue.
4 Site Responsibility
Schedule
TP136 (1) 9 weeks in advance of either the issue of HVSCC, or
energisation/ decommissioning of secondary Equipment,
SRS prepared/updated by Delivery Manager
(2) 6 weeks in advance of either issue of HVSCC or
energisation/decommissioning of secondary Equipment,
SRS circulated for comment.

(3) 2 weeks in advance of either issue of HVSCC or
energisation / decommissioning of secondary Equipment,
SRS issued

5 Decommissioning
Report
TP 106 (1) Immediately following decommissioning
6 Provision/
Modifications of
Remote Operation
Facilities
Certificate
TP 106 (1) Part 1 is completed when substation and ENCC are in
possession of databases.

(2) Part 2 is completed when both local tests and the
communication link are complete
(3) Part 3 is completed at the earliest time after Part 2
7 Defect Report TP 106 (1) Part 1 is completed when required during the warranty
period by Asset Management
(2) Part 2 is completed on clearance of defect by Project
Manager
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APPENDIX P - OPERATIONAL DATA REQUIREMENTS

ITEM ACTIVITY SOURCE
DOCUMENT
TIMESCALES
1 Relay Settings TP107 (1) 20 WEEKS in advance of ENERGISATION date,
calculation (to facilitate Ratings) to be confirmed as
correct by Settings Engineer (National Grid)
(2) Timescales for obtaining the setting sheet on site to
facilitate commissioning tests to be defined via
Commissioning Panel but must be no earlier than six
weeks or no later than 14 DAYS in advance of
ENERGISATION date.
2 Thermal Ratings
Schedules
TP128 (1) 18 WEEKS in advance of ENERGISATION date, High
Voltage Equipment data and protection constraints to be
conveyed to Asset Strategy
(2) 16 WEEKS in advance of ENERGISATION date, Asset
Strategy to produce master schedules and forward a copy
to Construction
(3) 12 WEEKS in advance of ENERGISATION date, Network
Strategy and other recipients receive schedule from Asset
Strategy
3 Protection and
Delayed Auto-
Reclose
Schedules

TP124
(1) 16 WEEKS in advance of ENERGISATION date,
Construction Delivery Unit to produce schedule
(2) 12 WEEKS in advance of ENERGISATION date,
recipients receive schedule from Construction Delivery
Unit
4 Asset and Work
Management
System Technical
Data Workbooks
TP146 Phase 1 technical data workbook to be completed and
returned within two weeks after Factory Testing. Phase 2
technical data workbook to be completed and entered into
register prior to stage 1 commissioning.
5 300 Sheets
TP127
(1) 4 WEEKS in advance of National Control Database
Switch is the TARGET date for Network Operations
receiving 300 Sheets. NB: Database Switch date may
vary from days to weeks in advance of energisation,
depending upon scale of the job
6 Facility Schedules TP127 Final Facility Schedule to be issued prior to SCS Equipment
site tests commencing.
7 Metering
Registration
TP131 As specified in TP131
8 New Connections
Operational
Approval
TP130 As specified in TP130
9 Commissioning
Switching
Programme
TP106 (1) 6 WEEKS in advance of Equipment ENERGISATION
draft issued.
(2) 4 WEEKS in advance of ENERGISATION, comments
returned.
(3) 8 DAYS in advance of ENERGISATION, document
received.
(4) 3 Days in advance of ENERGISATION, signatures
obtained.
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APPENDIX Q - COMMISSIONING CERTIFICATE CIRCULATION AT 30 JUNE 2010


Function Name Location
Commissioning
Switching
Programme
Equipment
Acceptance Cert
Decommissioning
Report
HVSCC
Transmission Requirements
Manager
J ohn Carnwath Wokingham Y Y Y Y
Network Operation Centre Steve Cole National Grid House Y - - Y
National Stores Manager David Henderson Didcot - - Y -
Drawings & Documents
Team Leader
Vic Kubulus National Grid House - Y - -
Information Delivery
Manager
(Asset Management)
J acqueline Harrison National Grid House - Y Y Y
Transformers & Condition
Monitoring (Asset
Management)
Dave Woodcock National Grid House - Y - -


NB: Copies of all certificates are distributed to the Project Manager and Delivery Manager or Maintenance Manager for OHL




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APPENDIX R - OVERVIEW OF COMMISSIONING PROCESS






Pre-installation





Appoint Principal Contractor


Inaugural meeting of the Commissioning Panel
(Decide the need for a Work Co-ordination
Document)



Site Installation




Stage 1 Commissioning


(Off load
Commissioning Tests
and Inspections)















Issue HV System Connection Certificate (HVSCC)





Deliver Operational Data / Stage 2 Tech Info
Provision/Mod of Remote Op Fac Cert issued
Settings Load Acceptance Test completed

Equipment Acceptance Cert Part 1 issued


Stage 2 commissioning

(Energisation & On-load
Commissioning Tests
and Inspections)






Warranty
Period








Commissioned
Equipment Acceptance Cert Part 2 Issued
Final Meeting of Commissioning Panel
(Commissioning Report Front Sheet Completed)



Issue Defect Report
as required





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1 Project Manager to assemble
Commissioning Panel
1. Chairman
2. Commissioning Engineer
3. Commissioning Officer
4. Network Operations
5. Network Operations Centre
6. Construction Delivery Unit Partners
7. Principal Contractor
2 Hold first meeting of
Commissioning Panel
1. Hold as soon as practicable after DIDIP3 completion
2. TP 106A Appendix A defines model format
3. Decide whether Work Co-ordination Document required
4. Agree a Commissioning Programme (see item 3 below)
5. Allocate Commissioning Programme responsibilities (Attachment A)
6. Plan Commissioning Certs (Attachment B)
7. Plan Operational Data/Tech Info (Attachment C)
8. Confirm outages
9. Plan Decommissioning requirements
10. Consider CDM requirements
11. Define Drawing Management requirements
12. Allocate responsibility for Commissioning documentation
3 Construction Delivery Unit to
prepare Commissioning
Programme
To comprise of:
a) Stage 1 I) Pre-commissioning Inspection Schedule
ii) Off-load commissioning tests
iii) Pre-energisation Inspection Schedule
Stage 2 iv) Commissioning Switching Programme
v)Commissioning Method Statements
vi) Post Commissioning Inspection Schedule
b) Plan defining timing and stages
NB: See Commissioning Handbook for model requirements
4 Prepare and issue
Commissioning Certificates
1. HVSCC: Used to identify and add/remove Equipment to/from the
System
2. NCC: Notification of date change of HVSCC
3. Equipment Acceptance: Controls the Stage 1 and Stage 2 testing and
energisation
4. Decommissioning Report: Confirmation that Decommissioning has
occurred
5. Prov/Mod Remote Op Fac: Confirms that NGCC and S/S SCS
databases are identical
6. Defect Report: Identification of Equipment Defects during warranty
period
7. Operations Diagram
8. Site Responsibility Schedules
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9. Commissioning Control Confirmation Certificates confirms completion
of key tasks essential to the security of the system
5 Prepare and progress
Operational Data and
Technical Information
1. Relay Settings: Process starts 20 weeks in advance of energisation
2. Thermal Ratings: 18 weeks in advance of energisation
3. Prot & DAR Schedules: 16 weeks in advance of energisation
4. Asset Register Tech Data Workbook: Stage 1 at completion of FAT
5. Stage 2, 2 weeks in advance of energisation
6. 300 Sheets: 4 weeks in advance of energisation
7. Facility Schedules
8. Pool Boundary Metering
6 Arrange outages Plan and arrange/confirm booking of:
1. ROT
2. Proximity
3. Primary Injections
4. New Connections
5. Commissioning Switching Programme
7 Manage the drawings 1. Available to NS 6 weeks prior to energisation
2. Nominated authority to mark up drawing
3. Nominated Steward of Site Control Copy
4. Need for extracted
5. Provision as-installed drawings
8 Discharge CDM
requirements
1. Under direction of Principal Contractor
2. Prepare method statements for reasons of H&S for entry into H&S Plan
3. Formal handover of drawings, results, manuals into H&S File
9 Discharge Grid Code
Compliance Requirements
To be accomplished in conjunction with New Connections Group
10 Manage the documentation 1. Allocate responsibility for Commissioning Technical Record
2. Allocate responsibility for Commissioning Report
11 Close the Commissioning
Panel
1. Sign the front sheet of Commissioning Report on completion of
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APPENDIX S - COMMISSIONING FAMILIARISATION CONFIRMATION


Site: Circuit(s):
Project No.

The following items must be completed at a meeting between Commissioning Engineer (National Grid)
and the Commissioning Engineer (Supplier) preferably held on site.


1. I confirm that I have been fully briefed by [Name of the Commissioning
Engineer (Supplier)] on the commissioning requirements for this circuit(s).


2. I confirm that I am in possession of and am familiar with:-

The Design Intent Document
(The signed copy should already be in the Commissioning File)

The design and drawings.
(Familiarity with the drawings and be in a position to discuss with
confidence how the scheme will be implemented.)


The Contract Drawing List.

(Be in possession of a list of all new drawings and those containing
significant changes and not just transmittal lists, minor changes such as
those only containing updates to cross references may not be fully listed.)


The quality plan

(Be in possession of all required test documentation.)

The commissioning programme.

(Being familiar with the scope and sequencing of work to the extent that
he / she is in a position to constructively discuss updates and
modifications to the original programme regarding the staging and
sequencing of work.)


The outage requirements and dates including ERTS as required.

(Be able to constructively discuss outage dates and method of
implementing ERTS referring to required drawings and instructions.)


The documentation filing arrangements.

(Be in possession of the formatted commissioning files, already containing
those items that are available prior to stage 1 testing commencing.)


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Commissioning Method Statements.

(Pro-actively discuss those method statements that are likely to be
required and their delivery timescale.)


3. The commissioning work to be undertaken comprises the following:-


(For a NICAP single circuit list the functions, for SCS replacement list the circuits, for larger projects
list the items of Primary Plant for each circuit and the associated Main Protections.)




Signed by: Date:
Print Name
Commissioning Engineer (Supplier)
Reviewed by: Date:
Print Name
Commissioning Engineer (National Grid)

Notes:

This form ensures the new Commissioning Engineer (Supplier) has been briefed in detail during the
handover process and is in possession of items listed in the form. It must be completed either upon
commencement of work on site by the Commissioning Engineer (Supplier) or during a change of
Commissioning Engineer (Supplier).

The form is to be completed on site by the Commissioning Engineer (Supplier) and endorsed by the
Commissioning Engineer (National Grid) for all projects and filed in the Commissioning File.

On complex projects, the form is completed by the Lead Commissioning Engineer (Supplier). It is the
responsibility of the Lead Commissioning Engineer (Supplier) to ensure that engineers working under
his/her supervision are sufficiently aware of the Commissioning requirements and implications of that
project.

Where there is sufficient lead time and the Commissioning Engineer (Supplier) carrying out the
Commissioning work is available on site in advance of the Stage 1 testing, the form should be used as
an aide memoir to ensure that the listed requirements are in place.




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APPENDIX T - MODEL COMMISSIONING DOCUMENTATION FILING ARRANGMENTS
Text in italics is for guidance
Scheme Title : National Grid scheme title
Scheme Number : National Grid scheme number
Project/Contract number : Construction Delivery Unit Contract Number
Section of Work : Description of circuits
Equipment : Summary
Location : Site Including remote ends
Date of Commissioning
Outages :
Proposed first outage start & finish date, or for multiple stages list
of commissioning outages
Stage 1 Commissioning Dates Proposed first commissioning stage 1 start & finish date, or for
multiple stages list of planned dates
Stage 2 Commissioning Dates Proposed first commissioning stage 1 start & finish date, or for
multiple stages list of planned dates

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section A: Commissioning Report (Management Activity Documentation)

1. Commissioning Report Certificate (TP106.06)
2. Decommissioning Report Certificate (TP106.11)
3. Commissioning Team Details, TP141 Authorisation Certificates, Org Chart & Contact
information Include sample signatures and Familiarisation Questionnaire. Alternatively, sample
signatures may be included on page 2 of meeting minutes.
4. Commissioning Control Confirmation Schedules (TP106.09)
5. Commissioning Programme Responsibility Schedule (TP106.01 Attachment A)
6. Commissioning & Decommissioning Certificate Progress Schedule (TP106.01 Attachment B)
7. Operational Data Progress Schedule (TP106.01 Attachment C)
8. Multi-Function Relay Management Control Schedule (CH21)
9. Commissioning Panel Minutes & Action Log (TP106.01)
10. Notification of Database Changes Required (TP127.03)
11. Transfer of 300 Sheets (TP127.02)
12. Provision/Modification of Remote Operations Facilities Certificate (TP106.13)
13. System Connection Forms LV, Earthing & Mechanical (NSI 33 Appendix 2)
14. High Voltage System Change Certificates (TP106.07)
15. Notification of Change Certificate (TP106.12)
16. Equipment Acceptance Certificates (TP106.08)
17. Errors, defects & Technical Limitations (TP106.01 Attachment D & TP114.01)
18. Site Design Change Record (TP106.01 Attachment E)
19. Defect Reports (TP106.10)
20. Outstanding Works Register (as at Commissioning Stage 2)





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Section B: Commissioning Programme

21. Commissioning Scope of Work
22. Commissioning Strategy (developed from DID)
23. Witnessing Strategy (TP106.01 Attachment I ) i.e. who does what, particularly for 3
rd
parties.
24. Commissioning Requirements for System Access, Outage, Depletions and Risk of Trip
25. Commissioning Schedule (CH01)
26. Commissioning Plan (CH01)
27. Commissioning Contingency Plans (ERTS - Programme, HVSCC, EAC, RAMS etc)

Section C: Design Information

28. System Design Specification
29. Construction Design Specification
30. Design Intent Document
31. Asset Listing Schedules
32. Technical Data Workbooks
33. Proposed Single Line Diagrams (DH11)
34. Main connections & protection 'key line' diagram (DH11)
35. Proposed Operational Diagrams Changes

Section D: Technical Information

36. Static Wound Plant ie Transformer, Reactors, QB general information
37. Switchgear equipment general information
38. Protection & Control equipment general information
39. Metering equipment general information
40. Cable equipment general information
41. Secondary Systems LVAC, DC, Fire Control, PAC general information
42. Overhead System general information i.e. includes OHL, gantries, insulators etc.
43. List of Operations Installation Maintenance Service Manuals

Section E: Commissioning Technical Record

44. Pre-Commissioning Inspection Certificate (TP106.02)
45. Pre-Energisation Inspection Certificate (TP106.03)
46. Post Commissioning Inspection Certificate (TP106.04)
47. Commissioning Method Statements
48. Commissioning Switching Programmes (TP106.05)
49. Factory Acceptance Test documentation
50. Thermal Rating Schedules (TP175.01, 02, 03, 04 / TP128.01, form A, B & C)
51. New/Revised Protection & Automatic Switching Schedules (document & form TP124.01)
52. Substation Control Facility Schedule Changes
53. Relay Protection Calculation Reports
54. Relay Setting Schedules
55. Grid Code Compliance data
56. Customer Protection Setting Correspondence (TP107.05 & Construction Agreement App F,
Schedule 1)
57. Trip and alarm tests
58. Settings Load Test Verification







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Section F: Site Commissioning Test Schedules
May wish to file by equipment or by circuit, using Commissioning Schedule reference
59. Switchgear
60. Static Wound Equipment
61. Primary Injection, CT Verification and Integrity
62. Protection & Control
63. Metering
64. Mechanical & Site Electrical Systems
65. Civil, structural and building engineering commissioning results Also includes Temporary Works

Section G: Commissioning Drawing Management
66. Contract Drawing List
67. Commissioning Handover Drawing Register
68. Highlighted Commissioning Control Diagrams

NB: For large commissioning projects the filing may be undertaken on a complete commissioning
basis or a per contract section basis as determined by the Commissioning Panel.































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