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NERC and WECC Propose Retirement of Regional Reliability Standard VAR-002-WECC-2

March 7, 2018, in Docket No. RD18-1-000, NERC and WECC submitted a joint petition for approval of the retirement of Regional Reliability Standard VAR-002-WECC-2 Automatic Voltage Regulators (AVR). The primary purpose of Regional Reliability Standard VAR-002-WECC-2 is to ensure that automatic voltage regulators on synchronous generators and condensers shall be kept in service and controlling voltage. The joint petition notes that experience with Regional Reliability Standard VAR-002-WECC-2 has shown that the reliability-related issues addressed in the regional standard are adequately addressed by the continent-wide Voltage and Reactive (VAR) Reliability Standards and that retention of the regional standard would not provide additional benefits for reliability.

To view the joint petition, click here.