Today’s LiveWire Spotlight deals with the Project 2022-01 Standards Authorization Request (SAR) proposing to change the definition of Reporting Area Control Error (Reporting ACE) to allow every Interconnection to implement automatic time error correction.  The SAR Team sees the restriction in the NERC Glossary term limiting its use to the Western Interconnection as a reliability risk.  However, the change could affect over 100 usage instances of Reporting ACE in the BAL standards and related guidance documents – and each must be evaluated.

The initial draft of the Standards Authorization Request to Modify Reporting ACE Definition and Associated Terms and its unofficial comments form have been posted for a 30-day review.  Your feedback is due back to the project team by March 10, 2022.