RF Regional Standard BAL-502-RF-03 up for five-year review
30‐Day Comment Period to run from Oct. 9, 2023, through Nov. 7, 2023.
The ReliabilityFirst Standards Committee announces the following Standards action:
The ReliabilityFirst Planning Resource Adequacy Analysis, Assessment and Documentation (BAL-502-RF-03) Standard is posted for the required five-year review, 30‐Day Comment Period (Oct. 9, 2023, through Nov. 7, 2023).
Per the ReliabilityFirst Reliability Standards Development Procedure (Maintenance of Regional Reliability Standards section), the Standards Committee shall ensure that each Standard be reviewed at least once every five years from the effective date of the Standard (BAL‐502‐RF‐03 having an effective date of Jan. 1, 2018). The review process shall be conducted by soliciting comments from the stakeholders. If, through the 30‐day stakeholder comment period, no changes are warranted, the Standards Committee shall recommend to the ReliabilityFirst Board that the Standard be reaffirmed. If the review indicates a need to revise or retire the Standard, a Standards Authorization Request (SAR) shall be prepared and submitted in accordance with ReliabilityFirst Reliability Standards Development Procedure.
We are requesting your input into whether the Planning Resource Adequacy Analysis, Assessment and Documentation Standard should be reaffirmed, revised or retired.
Beginning, Oct. 9, please submit your comment via the following link: BAL-502-RF-03 FYR Comment Form
Background and Additional Information:
The ReliabilityFirst Planning Resource Adequacy Analysis, Assessment and Documentation (BAL-502-RF-03) Standard was approved as a Regional Reliability Standard by the Commission in Order No. 747 on Oct. 16, 2017, and became enforceable on Jan. 1, 2018. The BAL-502-RF-03 Standard establishes requirements for Planning Coordinators in the ReliabilityFirst region regarding resource adequacy assessment, subject matter that is not currently addressed in NERC’s continent-wide Reliability Standards.
The BAL-502-RF-03 Standard is currently applicable to the two Planning Coordinators within the ReliabilityFirst footprint and contains the following three main requirements:
- Requirement R1 requires each Planning Coordinator in the ReliabilityFirst footprint to perform and document an annual resource adequacy analysis. The sub-requirements of Requirement R1 set forth the criteria to be used for the resource adequacy analysis.
- Requirement R2 requires each Planning Coordinator to annually document the projected load and resource capability for each area and transmission constrained sub-area identified in the analysis. The sub-requirements of Requirement R2 set forth the specific documentation requirements.
- Requirement R3 requires each Planning Coordinator to identify any gaps between the needed amount of planning reserves defined in Requirement R1, Part 1.1 and the projected planning reserves documented in Requirement R2.