Does SPAREConnect replace my organization’s existing sparing program or other industry resiliency programs?
No, SPAREConnect will not be used in place of an organization’s existing sparing program and is meant to complement other industry resiliency programs.
What information does SPAREConnect provide to participants?
SPAREConnect provides decentralized access to points of contact with similar equipment.
Does SPAREConnect store information about participating utilities in a central database?
No, SPAREConnect does not create or manage a central database.
In the event that my spare equipment matches another organization’s SPAREConnect request, am I required to respond to their request or make my equipment available to them?
No, SPAREConnect does not create a binding obligation on any participant to provide any information or to make any particular piece of equipment available.
Who is eligible to participate in SPAREConnect?
SPAREConnect participation is open to all bulk power system asset owners and operators in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Does SPAREConnect guarantee that the information I provide remains confidential?
SPAREConnect Terms of Service include standard confidentiality provisions.
When can I use SPAREConnect to make a request or provide equipment?
SPAREConnect participants are able to request the availability of transformers and related equipment from other participants only in the event of an emergency or other non-routine failure. Those participants who are interested in providing transformers or related equipment work directly and privately with each other on specific terms and conditions around the voluntary provision or sale of equipment.