Project 2017-03 FAC-008-3 Periodic Review

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A 45-day formal comment period for the Project 2017-03 FAC-008-3 Periodic Review team preliminary recommendation concluded at 8 p.m. Eastern, Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
The drafting team will review all responses received during the comment period and determine the next steps of the project.
The purpose of this project is to conduct a periodic review of Reliability Standard FAC-008-3 Facility Ratings. The periodic review comprehensively reviews standards to evaluate, for example, whether the requirements are clear and unambiguous. The periodic review will include background information, along with any associated worksheets or reference documents, to guide a comprehensive review that results in a recommendation that the Reliability Standard should be: (1) reaffirmed as is (i.e., no changes needed); (2) revised (which may include revising or retiring one or more requirements); or (3) withdrawn.
The Periodic Review team will use the grading from the Standing Review Team as an input to their work. If a Periodic Review team recommends changes to a Reliability Standard(s), the Standing Review Team will re-grade and post the revised draft standard(s) for stakeholder comment. The results of the re-graded standard will then accompany the standard recommendation when it is presented to the Board of Trustees for adoption.
Standard(s) Affected: FAC-008-3 – Facility Ratings
Purpose/Industry Need
The stated purpose of FAC-008-3 is: “To ensure that Facility Ratings used in the reliable planning and operation of the Bulk Electric System (BES) are determined based on technically sound principles. A Facility Rating is essential for the determination of System Operating Limits.”


Draft Actions Dates Results Consideration of Comments
Supporting Materials
Comment Period
10/30/17 – 12/13/17 Comments Received
Periodic Review Team Nominations
Supporting Materials
Nomination Period
 05/10/17 - 05/23/17