Project 2017-06 Modifications to BAL-002-2

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The formal comment period, ballot, and non-binding poll of the associated Violation Risk Factors and Violation Severity Levels for BAL-002-3 Disturbance Control Standard—Contingency Reserve for Recovery from a Balancing Contingency Event concluded 8 p.m. Eastern, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. The ballots were extended an additional day to reach quorum.

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.

DraftActionsDatesResultsConsideration of Comments

Draft 1

Clean | Redline to Last Approved

Implementation Plan

Supporting Materials

Unofficial Comment Form (Word)
Rationales for BAL-002-3






Initial Ballot and Non-binding Poll

Updated Info



04/27/18 - 05/08/18


Extended an additional day to reach quorum

Ballot Results

Non-binding Poll Results

Comment Period


Submit Comments

03/22/18 - 05/08/18

Comments Received

Join Ballot Pools

03/22/18 - 04/20/18

For Informational Purposes Only
Supplemental Standards Authorization Request Drafting Team Nominations
Supporting Materials

Supplemental Nomination Period
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 ReceivedConsideration of Comments

Standards Authorization Request Drafting Team Nominations

Supporting Materials

Unofficial Nomination Form (Word)

Nomination Period


Submit Nominations

​06/20/17 - 07/03/17