Status A formal comment period for the Project 2019-06 Cold Weather Standard Authorization Request (SAR) is open through 8 p.m. Eastern, Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Additionally, nominations are being sought for SAR drafting team members through 8 p.m. Eastern, Tuesday November 5, 2019. The Standards Committee is expected to appoint members to the team December 2019. Nominees will be notified shortly after they have been selected.
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 NeedTo 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
10/04/19 - 11/05/19
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