Today’s LiveWire Spotlight article examines five new balancing and emergency operations standards that become mandatory and effective in the U.S. on April 1. The updates were either directed by FERC or are a result of the recommendations arising from an expert review of their clarity, succinctness, and technical accuracy.

BAL-002-3, EOP-004-4, EOP-005-3, EOP-006-3, and EOP-008-2 will take effect in the U.S. on April 1. At that time, the applicable owners and operators must have evidence that they are fully adhering to these standards.