Today’s LiveWire Spotlight articles concerns the release of four BAL Standards related to the planning and adequacy of real-power operating reserves. Due to the extent of the material, there are two articles covering this topic. Part I is concerned with the performance measures that will be used under normal operating and contingency situations, while part II covers the planning required to ensure sufficient Operating Reserves in the near-term and long-term planning horizons.

The four initial draft BAL Standards and supporting documentation have been posted on the project website for an initial 30 day review. Clients have until July 3, 2012 to return their feedback to the Standards Development Team.