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FERC Issues Final Rule Remanding WECC’s Revised Regional Reliability Standard BAL-002-WECC-1 for Resource and Demand Balancing

On October 21, 2010, in Docket No. RM09-15, FERC issued a final rule in Order No. 740, remanding a revised regional Reliability Standard developed by the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) and approved by NERC.  The revised regional Reliability Standards, BAL-002-WECC-1, would set revised contingency reserve requirements meant to maintain scheduled frequency and avoid loss of firm load following transmission or generation contingencies.  To view Order No. 740, click here.