Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines FERC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to accept TPL-001-4, which will replace all four existing Transmission Planning standards when it takes effect. In it, the Commission agrees that NERC has addressed deficiencies related to limiting the amount of load that a Transmission Planner or Planning Coordinator may plan to shed under single contingency conditions.

FERC’s proposal to accept TPL-004-1 is posted for public review. Clients have until June 15, 2013 to submit comments on the standard and/or the regulatory processes limiting the shedding of non-consequential load.