Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines FERC Order 803, which approves PRC-005-3 and its related definitions, VRFs/VSLs, and implementation plan. Once in effect, reclosing relays will become subject to the Protection System Maintenance standard.

NERC Reliability Standard PRC-005-3 will take effect in the U.S. on April 1, 2016. At that time all owners of applicable reclosers will need to have documented and begun to execute their compliant Protection System maintenance activities.