Resources Subcommittee (RS)

The Resources Subcommittee assists the NERC Operating Committee (OC) in enhancing Bulk Electric System (BES) reliability by implementing the goals and objectives of the OC Strategic Plan with respect to issues in the areas of balancing resources and demand, interconnection frequency, and control performance. The RS’s responsibilities include the following functions:

  • Reviewing and assisting in the development of generation and load “balancing” standards. Which may include developing any necessary reference documents.
  • Reviewing and assisting in the development of interconnection balancing standards to assure problems resulting from balancing do not adversely affect reliability.
  • Providing oversight and guidance to working groups and task forces.
  • Providing industry leadership and guidance on matters relating to balancing resources and demand issues as well as resulting issues related to interconnection frequency.
  • Addressing the reliability aspects of inadvertent interchange creation, accounting, and payback.
  • Review balancing authorities’ control performance (e.g., CPS and DCS) on a periodic basis.
  • Address technical issues on automatic generation control (AGC), time error correction, operating reserve, and frequency response.
  • Provide oversight and guidance on aspects of interchange scheduling as it applies to impacts on balancing and inadvertent interchange.


collapse BAL Standard : BAL-001 ‎(1)
BAL-001-2–Real_Power_Balancing_Control_Performance.pdfBAL-001-2 – Real Power Balancing Control Performance7/18/2017
collapse BAL Standard : BAL-002 ‎(2)
BAL-002-1—Disturbance_Control_Performance.pdfBAL-002-1 - Disturbance Control Performance
collapse BAL Standard : BAL-003 ‎(19)
BAL-003_Frequency_Bias_Setting_Instructions_for_2019_Implementation.pdfBAL-003 Frequency Bias Setting Instructions for 2019 Implementation3/22/2019
BA_FRO_Allocations_for_OY2019.pdfBA FRO Allocations for OY201911/20/2018
IFR_Master_Event_List_REDACTED.xlsxIFR Master Event List5/10/2021
2018_Frequency_Bias_Settings_Posting.pdfBAL-003 Frequency Bias Setting Instructions for 2018OY5/2/2018
BA_FRO_Allocation_for_QY2018.pdfBA FRO Allocation for OY201811/20/2017
BA FRO Allocation for OY 2017.pdfBalancing Authority Frequency Response Obligations – OY 2017 11/18/2016
BAL-003 ATL Workshop 7-14-16.zipBAL-003-1 Implementation Workshop Materials - Workshop date: July 14, 20168/4/2016
BAL-003-1_Implementation_Plan_Timeline_20140820.pdfBAL-003-1 Detailed Implementation Timeline12/3/2015
FRI_Report_10-30-12_Master_w-appendices.pdf​Frequency Response Initiative Report - The Reliability Role of Frequency Response10/30/2012
collapse BAL Standard : BAL-004 ‎(1)
BAL-004-0—Time_Error_Correction.pdfBAL-004-0 - Time Error Correction7/18/2017
collapse BAL Standard : BAL-005 ‎(1)
collapse BAL Standard : BAL-006 ‎(1)
BAL-006-2—Inadvertent_Interchange.pdfBAL-006-2 Inadvertent Interchange7/18/2017

 2019 GOP Survey Webinar

​2019 GOP Survey Webinar - September 26, 2019

Presentation | Streaming Webinar

expand Grouping : 2019 GOP Survey - Supporting Documents ‎(9)
2019_Frequency_Response_Survey_FAQ.pdf2019 Frequency Response Survey FAQ9/19/2019
2019_GOP_Survey_Webinar_20190926.pdf2019 GOP Survey Webinar - September 26, 20199/26/2019
BA_letter_20191010.pdf2019 BA Survey Letter10/10/2019
GO_GOP_Letter_20191002.pdf2019 Generator Survey Letter for GOs and GOPs10/2/2019
PFR_Survey_Calculation_Tool_Instructions.pdfPFR Survey Calculation Tool Instructions9/19/2019
expand Grouping : Eastern Interconnection ‎(6)
PFR_Survey_Ver1_05_03_2019_.xlsmPFR Survey Ver1 - Event Date: 5/3/20199/19/2019
PFR_Survey_Ver1_07_12_2019_.xlsmPFR Survey Ver1 - Event Date: 7/12/20199/19/2019
PFR_Survey_Ver1_09_03_2019_.xlsmPFR Survey Ver1 - Event Date: 9/3/20199/19/2019
expand Grouping : Western Interconnection ‎(4)
PFR_Survey_Ver1_07_26_2019_WI.xlsmPFR Survey Ver1 - Event Date: 7/26/20199/19/2019
PFR_Survey_Ver1_08_23_2019_.xlsmPFR Survey Ver1 - Event Date: 8/23/20199/19/2019