Project 2019-06 Cold Weather

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The formal comment period for the Project 2019-06 Cold Weather Standard Authorization Request concluded 8 p.m. Eastern, Thursday, March 19, 2020. The drafting team will review all comments received and determine the next steps of the project.

In July 2019, the FERC and NERC staff report titled The South Central United States Cold Weather Bulk Electronic System Event of January 17, 2018 (Report) was released. Following the report, Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) submitted a SAR proposing a new standard development project to review and address the recommendations in the Report. The industry need for this SAR according to SPP is to enhance the reliability of the BES during cold weather event.

Purpose/Industry Need
To enhance the reliability of the BES during cold weather events by ensuring Generator Owners, Generator Operators, Reliability Coordinators, and Balancing Authorities prepare for extreme cold weather conditions.

Standard(s) Affected: BAL and IRO Standards

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Consideration of Comments


Standard Authorization Req​uest

 Clean | Redline

Supporting Materials

Unofficial Comment Form (Word)


Comment Period


Submit Comments


02/19/20 - 03/19/20


Comments Received

Supporting Materials

Comment Period


Submit Comments​


10/04/19 - 11/05/19



Comments Received



Consideration of Comments​


Drafting Team Nominations

Supporting Materials

Unofficial Nomination Form (Word)

​Nomination Period


Submit Nominations

10/04/19 - 11/05/19​