Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at FERC Order 836 approving BAL-005-1 and FAC-001-3 which assure that Balancing Authorities have the data they need to calculate Reporting ACE – utilizing the most current approach to match resources and demand in their operating footprint.  Concurrently, the Commission allows the retirement of BAL-006-2, which was created to assure that excessive unplanned Interchange between adjacent BAs will not impact reliability.

BAL-005-1 and FAC-001-3 will take effect in the U.S. on 1/1/2019; BAL-006-2 will be retired at the same time.  By then, every Balancing Authority must assure that the calculation of Reporting ACE underlies their resource control processes