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Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks FERC Order 835, which announces their approval of BAL-002-2, the Disturbance Control Performance (DCP) standard. In the Order, the Commission also directs a modification to the exemption given to BAs to exceed the 15-minute ACE recovery period during an Energy Emergency Alert.

BAL-002-2 will take effect in the U.S. on 1/1/2018. By that time, Balancing Authorities must be operating in accordance with the new disturbance control criteria and the contingency reserve requirements.