Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at FERC Order 804 – which approves a single new MOD standard (MOD-031-1) governing the collection of demand and energy data used in reliability studies. The standard consists of four major requirements that identify the applicable data types, the authorized requestors, and the time frames to comply with a valid request.

NERC Reliability Standard MOD-031-1 will take effect in the U.S. on July 1, 2016. At that time, PCs and BAs must have a compliant demand and energy data request template developed. All recipients of the request must be prepared to respond to it.