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FERC Issues NOPR to Approve Reliability Standards PRC-027-1 and PER-006-1

On November 16, 2017, in Docket No. RM16-22-000, FERC issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to approve (i) Reliability Standards PRC-027-1 (Coordination of Protection Systems for Performance During Faults) and PER-006-1 (Specific Training for Personnel); (ii) new and revised definitions of Protection System Coordination Study, Operational Planning Analysis and Real-time Assessment; (iii) the associated VRFs/VSLs and Implementation Plans; and (iv) the retirement of currently-effective Reliability Standard PRC-001-1(ii). The purpose of proposed Reliability Standard PRC-027-1 is to maintain the coordination of protection systems installed to detect and isolate faults on bulk electric system elements, such that those protection systems operate in the intended sequence during faults. The purpose of proposed Reliability Standard PER-006-1 is to ensure that personnel are trained on specific topics essential to reliability to perform or support real-time operations of the bulk electric system.

To view the NOPR, click here.