StatusThe final ballot for BAL-002-3 Disturbance Control Standard—Contingency Reserve for Recovery from a Balancing Contingency Event concluded 8 p.m. Eastern, Monday, July 16, 2018. The voting results are available via the link below. The standard will be submitted to the Board of Trustees for adoption then filed with the appropriate regulatory authorites.BackgroundOn January 19, 2017, FERC issued an order approving Reliability Standard BAL-002-2. FERC Order also directed NERC to make two modifications to the BAL-002-2 standard and revise two VRFs. The revision for the VRFs will be handled outside of this SAR.With regard to FERC’s directed modifications to BAL-002-2, the order stated:“Accordingly, we direct NERC to develop modifications to Reliability Standard BAL-002-2, Requirement R1 to require Balancing Authorities (BA) or Reserve Sharing Groups (RSG): (1) to notify the reliability coordinator of the conditions set forth in Requirement R1, Part 1.3.1 preventing it from complying with the 15-minute ACE recovery period; and (2) to provide the reliability coordinator with its ACE recovery plan, including a target recovery time. NERC may also propose an equally efficient and effective alternative.”Standard(s) Affected – BAL-002-2Purpose/Industry NeedThe primary goal of this SAR is to allow the standard drafting team (SDT) for Project 2017-06, Disturbance Control to modify standard BAL-002-2 to address the directives of the January 19, 2017 FERC Order, and to ensure consistency within the NERC body of Reliability Standards.
Draft 1 BAL-002-3 Clean | Redline to Last Approved Implementation Plan Supporting Materials Unofficial Comment Form (Word) Rationales for BAL-002-3
Initial Ballot and Non-binding PollUpdated Info
04/27/18 - 05/08/18
Extended an additional day to reach quorum
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