Today’s LiveWire Spotlight evaluates the initial version of NERC’s support document identifying the generator governor settings that best support electric system frequency, and methods to confirm their performance. It calls for frequency response performance to be measured at the generator plant level to best assure that control systems/governors are operating coherently.

Draft 1 of the NERC Reliability Guideline on Primary Frequency Control has been posted for a 45 day industry stakeholder review. Comments must be returned to reliabilityguidelinecomments@nerc.net by November 12, 2015.