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NERC and WECC Submit Proposed Interpretation of Regional Reliability Standard BAL-002-WECC-2a

On November 9, 2016, in Docket No. RM17-7-000, NERC and the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) submitted a proposed interpretation of regional Reliability Standard BAL-002-WECC-2. The proposed interpretation provides clarification consistent with Commission’s Order No. 789 approving BAL-002-WECC-2.  The interpretation provides that certain technologies may be used as potential resources to meet the Operating Reserve-Spinning requirement, so long as the resource can meet the response characteristics described in the standard.  The proposed interpretation was approved by the WECC Board of Directors on June 16, 2016 and was adopted by the NERC Board of Trustees on November 2, 2016.

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