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Project 2017-06 Modifications to BAL-002-2

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A supplemental 14-day nomination period for additional Standards Authorization Request (SAR) drafting team members is open through 8 p.m. Eastern, Wednesday, August 9, 2017. If you submitted a nomination during the initial nomination period (June 20 through July 3, 2017), you do not need to resubmit your nomination.

The nomination period is being reopened at the request of the Standards Committee (SC). There was considerable overlap in the nominations received for this project and Project 2017-01 Modifications to BAL-003-1.1. The SC
 requested the additional nomination period to 1) reduce the overlap between the two aforementioned projects; and, 2) increase the diversity within the two drafting teams. The SC is expected to appoint members to the drafting team September 2017.

A 30-day informal comment period on the SAR for BAL-002-2 Disturbance Control Standard—Contingency Reserve for Recovery from a Balancing Contingency Event concluded 8 p.m. Eastern, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Once the drafting team is established, they will consider all comments received and determine the next steps of the project.

On 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-002-2

Purpose/Industry Need
The 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 Actions Dates Results Consideration of Comments

Supplemental Standards Authorization Request Drafting Team Nominations

Supporting Materials

Unofficial Nomination Form (Word)

Supplemental Nomination Period


Submit Nominations

07/27/17 - 08/09/17

Standards Authorization Request

Supporting Materials

Unofficial Comment Form (Word)

Comment Period


Submit Comments

06/20/17 - 07/20/17

Comments Received

Standards Authorization Request Drafting Team Nominations

Supporting Materials

Unofficial Nomination Form (Word)

Nomination Period


Submit Nominations

​06/20/17 - 07/03/17




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