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Project 2016-EPR-02 Enhanced Periodic Review of Voltage and Reactive Standards

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Two concurrent 45-day formal comments periods for the Project 2016-EPR-02 Enhanced Periodic Review of VAR Standard templates VAR-001-4.1 and VAR-002-4, concluded 8 p.m. Eastern, Thursday, April 13, 2017. The drafting team will review all responses received and determine the next steps of the project.


The purpose of this project is to conduct a periodic review of a subset of the Voltage and Reactive (VAR) Reliability Standards. The periodic review comprehensively reviews standards to evaluate, for example, whether the requirements are clear and unambiguous. The periodic review will include background information, along with any associated worksheets or reference documents, to guide a comprehensive review that results in a recommendation that the Reliability Standard should be: (1) reaffirmed as is (i.e., no changes needed); (2) revised (which may include revising or retiring one or more requirements); or (3) withdrawn.

Standard(s) Affected VAR-001, VAR-002

Purpose/Industry Need
Generator Operators, Generator Operators, and Transmission Operators, must ensure that voltage levels, reactive flows, and reactive resources are monitored, controlled, and maintained within limits in Real-time to protect equipment and the reliable operation of the Interconnection.

Draft Actions Dates Results Consideration of Comments

Comment Period


Submit Comments

02/28/17 - 04/13/17
Comments Received​

Comment Period


Submit Comments

02/28/17 - 04/13/17
Comments Received

Drafting Team Nominations

 Supporting Materials

Unofficial Nomination Form (Word)


Nomination Period
02/10/16 - 02/23/16



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