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NERC Submits Response to Data Request for Reliability Standards BAL-005-1 and FAC-001-3

On April 6, 2017, in Docket No. RM16-13-000, NERC submitted its response to FERC’s data request seeking additional information in response to NERC’s Petition for Approval of Proposed Reliability Standards BAL-005-1 and FAC-001-3. The Commission’s Data Request seeks additional information regarding the proposal to eliminate Requirement R15 from current Reliability Standard BAL-005- 0.2b, which requires Balancing Authorities (BAs) to have and to periodically test backup power supplies at primary Control Centers and other critical locations to ensure continuous operation of Automatic Generation Control and vital data recording equipment during loss of normal power supply. Consistent with the Commission’s request, NERC collected data from a representative sample of nine entities registered with NERC regarding their current practices for backup power supplies at Control Centers and other critical locations.

To view NERC’s filing, click here.