Spare Equipment Database Begins Operation
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ATLANTA – The North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) online spare equipment database is now operational. The inventory of spare equipment will be a helpful industry resource should a high-impact, low-frequency event result in damaged equipment. Providing information to the database is voluntary and meant to complement existing transformer sharing and mutual assistance agreements. The database is populated and managed by participating organizations bound by a mutual confidentiality agreement. NERC’s initial focus is on high-voltage transmission and generator step-up transformers, which are vital for operation of the integrated bulk power system.
 
 
Posted On: 05/23/2012