Today’s LiveWire Spotlight evaluates FERC Docket RD17-1-000, which accepts NERC’s recommendation to stop the use of BES frequency updates to maintain the accuracy of electric clocks. The action will allow NERC standard BAL-004-0 and NAESB standard WEQ-006 to be retired.

In order to assure a smooth transition away from TEC, BAL-004-0 and NAESB Standard WEQ-006 are to retired on the same day. The earliest this can occur is April 1, 2017, but this date may slip as FERC has not yet acted to retire WEQ-006.