Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at a recent assessment performed by NERC in response to FERC’s request for more information concerning one of the updates proposed in NERC Project 2010-14.2.1 to BAL-005. It provides background supporting the removal of R15, which requires Balancing Authorities to periodically test the backup power supplies at Control Centers.

Over the next few months, FERC will evaluate the assessment and make a final determination concerning BAL-005-1 requirement R15. Once their final Order is released, the updates (and retirement) will take effect a year later.