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FERC Approves Regional Reliability Standards VAR-002-WECC-2 and VAR-501-WECC-2

On March 3, 2015, in Docket No. RD15-1, FERC issued a letter order approving the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) Regional Reliability Standards VAR-002-WECC-2, Automatic Voltage Regulators, and VAR-501-WECC-2, Power System Stabilizer.  NERC and WECC submitted a joint petition seeking Commission approval of revisions to the regional standards on December 15, 2014.  The revised standards remove administrative requirements that are no longer necessary or the violation of which poses a lesser risk to the Bulk-Power System.

To view FERC’s order, click here.