Project 2008-11 Interpretation ― VAR-002-1 ― Voltage and Reactive ― Generator Operations for Maintaining Network Voltage Schedules
The interpretation has been approved by the NERC Board of Trustees and filed with FERC.
The request by ICF Consulting asks:
  1. Which requirements in VAR-002 apply to Generator Operators that operate generators that do not have automatic voltage regulation (AVR) capability?

  2. Does the standard require a Generator Owner to acquire AVR devices to comply with the requirements in this standard?

Interpretation Process:
In accordance with the Reliability Standards Development Procedure, the interpretation must be posted for a 30-day pre-ballot review, and then balloted.   There is no public comment period for an interpretation.   Balloting will be conducted following the same method used for balloting standards.   If the interpretation is approved by its ballot pool, then the interpretation will be appended to the standard and will become effective when adopted by the NERC Board of Trustees and approved by the applicable regulatory authorities.  The interpretation will remain appended to the standard until the standard is revised through the normal standards development process.   When the standard is revised, the clarifications provided by the interpretation will be incorporated into the revised standard.

Draft Action Dates Results Consideration of Comments

ICF Consulting Interpretation
of VAR-002-1a  


Request for Interpretation

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