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NERC Submits Proposed Reliability Standard for Approval

On January 29, 2016, in Docket No. RM16-7, NERC submitted proposed Reliability Standard BAL-002-2 “Disturbance Control Performance – Contingency Reserve for Recovery from a Balancing Contingency Event.”  The proposed Reliability Standard was designed to properly identify entities that have the ability to take actions that will ensure reliable operation of the Bulk-Power System by preparing entities to balance resources and demand and return the relevant Area Control Error to defined values.  The proposed Reliability Standard improves upon the existing Reliability Standard BAL-002-1 by streamlining currently effective requirements, clarifying specific timelines for recovery, setting continent-wide requirements for events that impact frequency, and coordinating with requirements in BAL-003-1.1 to implement a continent-wide reserve policy with clear, objective parameters for measuring reserves.

To view NERC’s filing, click here.