FERC Approves Reliability Standard FAC-003-4
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On April 26, 2016, in Docket No. RD16-4, FERC issued a letter order accepting NERC’s March 14, 2016 petition requesting approval of proposed Reliability Standard FAC-003-4, Transmission Vegetation Management. Reliability Standard FAC-003-4 requires entities to manage vegetation located on transmission rights of way and minimize encroachments from vegetation located adjacent to the rights of way to reduce the risk of vegetation-related outages that could lead to cascading. NERC expects the Reliability Standard to enhance reliability and provide additional confidence by applying a more conservative approach to determining the vegetation clearing distances.
To view FERC’s Letter Order, click here.