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FERC Issues Letter Order Approving Reliability Standards VAR-001-4 and VAR-002-3

On August 1, 2014, in Docket No. RD14-11, FERC issued a letter order accepting Reliability Standards VAR-001-4 (Voltage and Reactive Control) and VAR-002-3 (Generator Operation for Maintaining Network Voltage Schedules).  Reliability Standard VAR-001-4 sets forth the requirements applicable to transmission operators for scheduling, monitoring, and controlling reactive power resources in the real-time operations, same-day operations, and operational planning time horizons to regulate voltage and reactive power flows for the reliable operation of the Bulk-Power System; and VAR-002-3 sets forth the requirements applicable to generator operators and generator owners for providing the necessary reactive support and voltage control necessary to maintain reliable operations.

To view FERC’s letter order, click here.