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Mandatory Standards Subject to Enforcement

Section 215 of the Federal Power Act requires the Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) to develop mandatory and enforceable reliability standards, which are subject to Commission review and approval. Commission-approved reliability standards become mandatory and enforceable in the U.S. on a date established in the Orders approving the standards.

Enforcement Date: The date on which the standard becomes mandatory and enforceable in accordance with the existing laws of the jurisdiction and the approval granted by the regulatory authority.

Detail: When a standard has requirements with different enforcement/inactive dates, a ‘Detail’ link will be shown in this column that links to a pop-up which shows the specific enforcement and inactive dates for each of the requirements of that standard.

United States
Mandatory Standards Subject to Enforcement

Title Enforcement
Detail Notes
Resource and Demand Balancing (BAL)
BAL-001-1 Real Power Balancing Control Performance 4/1/2014
BAL-001-TRE-1 Primary Frequency Response in the ERCOT Region 4/1/2014 Please see the implementation plan for specific compliance dates and timeframes.
BAL-002-1 Disturbance Control Performance 4/1/2012
BAL-003-0.1b Frequency Response and Bias 6/29/2009
BAL-004-0 Time Error Correction 6/18/2007
BAL-004-WECC-02 Automatic Time Error Correction (ATEC) 4/1/2014
BAL-005-0.2b Automatic Generation Control 9/13/2012 Detail
BAL-006-2 Inadvertent Interchange 4/1/2011
BAL-502-RFC-02 Planning Resource Adequacy Analysis, Assessment and Documentation 5/23/2011
BAL-STD-002-0 Operating Reserves (WECC) 6/18/2007
Communications (COM )
COM-001-1.1 Telecommunications 5/13/2009
COM-002-2 Communications and Coordination 6/18/2007
Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP)
CIP-002-3 Cyber Security — Critical Cyber Asset Identification 10/1/2010
CIP-003-3 Cyber Security — Security Management Controls 10/1/2010 Detail
CIP-004-3a Cyber Security — Personnel & Training 12/12/2012
CIP-005-3a Cyber Security — Electronic Security Perimeter(s) 2/2/2011 Detail
CIP-006-3c Cyber Security — Physical Security of Critical Cyber Assets 5/19/2011
CIP-007-3a Cyber Security — Systems Security Management 10/1/2010 Detail The version number was updated from CIP-007-3 to CIP-007-3a to incorporate the approved interpretation that should have previously been appended.
CIP-008-3 Cyber Security — Incident Reporting and Response Planning 10/1/2010
CIP-009-3 Cyber Security — Recovery Plans for Critical Cyber Assets 10/1/2010
Emergency Preparedness and Operations (EOP)
EOP-001-2.1b Emergency Operations Planning 7/1/2013
EOP-002-3.1 Capacity and Energy Emergencies 9/13/2012
EOP-003-2 Load Shedding Plans 10/1/2013
EOP-004-2 Event Reporting 1/1/2014
EOP-005-2 System Restoration from Blackstart Resources 7/1/2013 Detail
EOP-006-2 System Restoration Coordination 7/1/2013
EOP-008-1 Loss of Control Center Functionality 7/1/2013
Facilities Design, Connections, and Maintenance (FAC )
FAC-001-1 Facility Connection Requirements 11/25/2013 A FERC order was issued on September 19, 2013, approving FAC-001-1. This standard becomes enforceable on November 25, 2013 for Transmission Owners. For Generator Owners, the standard becomes enforceable on January 1, 2015.
FAC-002-1 Coordination of Plans For New Generation, Transmission, and End-User Facilities 10/1/2011 Detail
FAC-003-1 Transmission Vegetation Management Program 6/18/2007
FAC-008-3 Facility Ratings 1/1/2013 Detail
FAC-010-2.1 System Operating Limits Methodology for the Planning Horizon 4/19/2010 Detail
FAC-011-2 System Operating Limits Methodology for the Operations Horizon 4/29/2009 Detail
FAC-013-2 Assessment of Transfer Capability for the Near-Term Transmission Planning Horizon 4/1/2013 Detail
FAC-014-2 Establish and Communicate System Operating Limits 4/29/2009
FAC-501-WECC-1 Transmission Maintenance 7/1/2011
Interchange Scheduling and Coordination (INT)
INT-001-3 Interchange Information  8/27/2008
INT-003-3 Interchange Transaction Implementation 4/1/2011
INT-004-2 Dynamic Interchange Transaction Modifications 8/27/2008
INT-005-3 Interchange Authority Distributes Arranged Interchange 7/1/2010
INT-006-3 Response to Interchange Authority 7/1/2010
INT-007-1 Interchange Confirmation 6/18/2007 Detail
INT-008-3 Interchange Authority Distributes Status 7/1/2010
INT-009-1 Implementation of Interchange 6/18/2007
INT-010-1 Interchange Coordination Exemptions 6/18/2007
Interconnection Reliability Operations and Coordination (IRO)
IRO-001-1.1 Reliability Coordination — Responsibilities and Authorities 5/13/2009
IRO-002-2 Reliability Coordination — Facilities 10/1/2011
IRO-003-2 Reliability Coordination — Wide-Area View 6/18/2007
IRO-004-2 Reliability Coordination — Operations Planning 10/1/2011
IRO-005-3.1a Reliability Coordination — Current Day Operations 9/13/2012
IRO-006-5 Reliability Coordination — Transmission Loading Relief (TLR) 7/1/2011
IRO-006-EAST-1 Transmission Loading Relief Procedure for the Eastern Interconnection 7/1/2011
IRO-006-TRE-1 IROL and SOL Mitigation in the ERCOT Region 7/1/2012
IRO-006-WECC-1 Qualified Transfer Path Unscheduled Flow (USF) Relief 7/1/2011
IRO-008-1 Reliability Coordinator Operational Analyses and Real-time Assessments 10/1/2011
IRO-009-1 Reliability Coordinator Actions to Operate Within IROLs 10/1/2011
IRO-010-1a Reliability Coordinator Data Specification and Collection 10/1/2011
IRO-014-1 Procedures, Processes, or Plans to Support Coordination Between Reliability Coordinators 6/18/2007
IRO-015-1 Notifications and Information Exchange Between Reliability Coordinators 6/18/2007
IRO-016-1 Coordination of Real-time Activities Between Reliability Coordinators 6/18/2007 Detail
Modeling, Data, and Analysis (MOD )
MOD-001-1a Available Transmission System Capability 4/1/2011
MOD-004-1 Capacity Benefit Margin 4/1/2011
MOD-008-1 Transmission Reliability Margin Calculation Methodology 4/1/2011
MOD-010-0 Steady-State Data for Modeling and Simulation of the Interconnected Transmission System 6/18/2007
MOD-012-0 Dynamics Data for Modeling and Simulation of the Interconnected Transmission System 6/18/2007
MOD-016-1.1 Documentation of Data Reporting Requirements for Actual and Forecast Demands, Net Energy for Load, and Controllable Demand-Side Management 5/13/2009
MOD-017-0.1 Aggregated Actual and Forecast Demands and Net Energy for Load 5/13/2009
MOD-018-0 Treatment of Nonmember Demand Data and How Uncertainties are Addressed in the Forecasts of Demand and Net Energy for Load 6/18/2007
MOD-019-0.1 Reporting of Interruptible Demands and Direct Control Load Management 5/13/2009
MOD-020-0 Providing Interruptible Demands and Direct Control Load Management Data to System Operators and Reliability Coordinators 6/18/2007
MOD-021-1 Documentation of the Accounting Methodology for the Effects of Demand-Side Management in Demand and Energy Forecasts 4/1/2011
MOD-028-2 Area Interchange Methodology 10/1/2013
MOD-029-1a Rated System Path Methodology 4/1/2011
MOD-030-2 Flowgate Methodology 4/1/2011
Nuclear (NUC)
NUC-001-2.1 Nuclear Plant Interface Coordination 4/1/2013 Approved by the Standards Committee
Personnel Performance, Training, and Qualifications (PER )
PER-001-0.2 Operating Personnel Responsibility and Authority 9/13/2012
PER-003-1 Operating Personnel Credentials 10/1/2012
PER-004-2 Reliability Coordination — Staffing 4/1/2011
PER-005-1 System Personnel Training 4/1/2011 Detail
Protection and Control (PRC)
PRC-001-1.1 System Protection Coordination 4/1/2013 Approved by the Standards Committee
PRC-002-NPCC-01 Disturbance Monitoring 1/1/2012 See Implementation Plan posted on the Reliability Standards webpage (phased-in enforcement dates of October 20, 2013, October 20, 2014, and October 20, 2015)
PRC-004-2.1a Analysis and Mitigation of Transmission and Generation Protection System Misoperations 11/25/2013
PRC-004-WECC-1 Protection System and Remedial Action Scheme Misoperation 10/1/2011
PRC-005-1.1b Transmission and Generation Protection System Maintenance and Testing 11/25/2013
PRC-006-1 Automatic Underfrequency Load Shedding 10/1/2013 Parts 4.1 through 4.6 of Requirement R4 will be enforceable one year following the receipt of the generation data required in Reliability Standard PRC-024-1 (once approved and enforceable), but no sooner than October 1, 2013.
PRC-006-SERC-01 Automatic Underfrequency Load Shedding Requirements 4/1/2014 Detail See the implementation plan for guidance on phased-in enforcement dates
PRC-008-0 Implementation and Documentation of Underfrequency Load Shedding Equipment Maintenance Program 6/18/2007
PRC-010-0 Technical Assessment of the Design and Effectiveness of Undervoltage Load Shedding Program 6/18/2007 Detail
PRC-011-0 Undervoltage Load Shedding System Maintenance and Testing 6/18/2007
PRC-015-0 Special Protection System Data and Documentation 6/18/2007
PRC-016-0.1 Special Protection System Misoperations 5/13/2009
PRC-017-0 Special Protection System Maintenance and Testing 6/18/2007
PRC-018-1 Disturbance Monitoring Equipment Installation and Data Reporting 6/18/2007
PRC-021-1 Under-Voltage Load Shedding Program Data 6/18/2007
PRC-022-1 Under-Voltage Load Shedding Program Performance 6/18/2007 Detail
PRC-023-2 Transmission Relay Loadability 7/1/2012 Detail See standard for guidance on phased-in enforcement dates
Transmission Operations (TOP)
TOP-001-1a Reliability Responsibilities and Authorities 11/21/2011
TOP-002-2.1b Normal Operations Planning 9/13/2012
TOP-003-1 Planned Outage Coordination 10/1/2011
TOP-004-2 Transmission Operations 1/22/2009
TOP-005-2a Operational Reliability Information 10/1/2011
TOP-006-2 Monitoring System Conditions 10/1/2011
TOP-007-0 Reporting System Operating Limit (SOL) and Interconnection Reliability Operating Limit (IROL) Violations 6/18/2007
TOP-007-WECC-1 System Operating Limits 7/1/2011
TOP-008-1 Response to Transmission Limit Violations 6/18/2007
Transmission Planning (TPL)
TPL-001-0.1 System Performance Under Normal (No Contingency) Conditions (Category A) 5/13/2009 Will be replaced by TPL-001-4 (R2 through R6 and R8). Please see the details link for TPL-001-4 for more information.
TPL-002-0b System Performance Following Loss of a Single Bulk Electric System Element (Category B) 10/24/2011 Will be replaced by TPL-001-4 (R2 through R6 and R8). Please see the details link for TPL-001-4 for more information.
TPL-003-0b System Performance Following Loss of Two or More Bulk Electric System Elements (Category C) 6/20/2013 Will be replaced by TPL-001-4 (R2 through R6 and R8). Please see the details link for TPL-001-4 for more information.
TPL-004-0a System Performance Following Extreme Events Resulting in the Loss of Two or More Bulk Electric System Elements (Category D) 6/20/2013 Will be replaced by TPL-001-4 (R2 through R6 and R8). Please see the details link for TPL-001-4 for more information.
Voltage and Reactive (VAR)
VAR-001-3 Voltage and Reactive Control 1/1/2014 Detail
VAR-002-2b Generator Operation for Maintaining Network Voltage Schedules 7/1/2013
VAR-002-WECC-1 Automatic Voltage Regulators (AVR) 7/1/2011
VAR-501-WECC-1 Power System Stabilizer (PSS) 7/1/2011

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