Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at FERC Order 810 announcing the approval of BAL-001-2 – replacing the NERC standard addressing frequency performance control under normal operating conditions. The Commission leaves the requirements, measures, VRFs, and VSLs for the two performance control metrics (CPS1 and BAAL) unchanged – but one underlying definition must be modified.

NERC Standard BAL-001-2 will take effect in the U.S. on July 1, 2016. By that date, Balancing Authorities and Reserve Sharing Groups must calculate, report, and implement Control Performance using CPS1 and BAAL as described in the standard.