Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at the updated version of a NERC reference document describing the proper composition of a Balancing Authority’s Operating Reserve, and their ability to offset changes in load.  It includes two categories of updates to the original guideline issued in 2013, that account for the most recent developments in Bulk Electric System reliability oversight.

Version 2 of NERC’s Reliability Guideline on Operating Reserve Management has been posted for a 45-day stakeholder review.  Comments must be returned to reliabilityguidelinecomments@nerc.net bySeptember 18, 2017.