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The subject of today’s LiveWire Spotlight is FERC Docket RD13-2-000, accepting the “rapid revision” of VAR-002-1.1b regarding the engagement of Automatic Voltage Regulators (AVRs) during generator start-up and shutdown. The docket additionally approves a modification to R2 requiring GOPs to sustain voltage or Reactive Power levels within the limits defined by their TOPs.

VAR-002-2b has been posted on the NERC’s “Standards Subject to Future Enforcement“ webpage. It will take effect in the U.S. on 7/1/2013.