Today’s LiveWire Spotlight evaluates NERC’s most recent Reliability Guideline approval.  This document offers technical and logistical assistance to planners looking to simulate utility (U-DER) and retail-scale (R-DER) renewables in BES reliability studies.  The guideline focuses on acquiring the MOD-032-1 data needed to conduct steady-state, dynamics, short-circuit, electromagnetic transient (EMT), and other studies.

The wide-spread adoption of highly distributed eco-friendly generation has introduced a series of new BES reliability challenges.  NERC is addressing them as they arise and will continue to do so until the transition stabilizes.