Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at FERC Order 796 which accepts five NERC standards governing the verification of generator capabilities, voltage/frequency control, and relay settings. The Commission called for minor changes in the Violation Severity Levels, but declined to further pursue any further updates at this time.

An appreciable percentage of generator Protection System and capacity validations must be performed by 7/1/2016. In addition, there are procedural requirements in MOD-026/027 that take effect in July of this year.