Today’s LiveWire Spotlight serves to remind Clients of the new balancing, Facility interconnection, Transmission planning, and voltage control requirements that become mandatory and effective in the U.S. next month. Four are discussed falling under the BAL, FAC, TPL, and VAR category of reliability requirements.

BAL-005-1, FAC-001-3, TPL-007-1 R5, and VAR-001-5 will take effect in the U.S. on January 1. At that time, the applicable owners, operators, and planners must have evidence that they are fully adhering to these standards.