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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

Standard
Number
Title Enforcement
Date
Detail Notes
Resource and Demand Balancing (BAL)
BAL-001-2 Real Power Balancing Control Performance 7/1/2016 Replaced BAL-001-1
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-002-WECC-2 Contingency Reserve 10/1/2014
BAL-003-1.1 Frequency Response and Frequency Bias Setting 11/13/2015 Detail
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
Communications (COM )
COM-001-2.1 Communications 11/13/2015
COM-002-4 Operating Personnel Communications Protocols 7/1/2016
Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP)
CIP-002-5.1 Cyber Security — BES Cyber System Categorization 7/1/2016 Errata approved by the SC on 9/27/2013
CIP-003-6 Cyber Security — Security Management Controls 7/1/2016 Detail See Implementation Plan for Compliance dates. See also CIP V5 Effective Dates here under Key Resources: http://www.nerc.com/pa/CI/Pages/Transition-Program.aspx
CIP-004-6 Cyber Security — Personnel & Training 7/1/2016 Detail See Implementation Plan for Compliance dates. See also CIP V5 Effective Dates here under Key Resources: http://www.nerc.com/pa/CI/Pages/Transition-Program.aspx
CIP-005-5 Cyber Security — Electronic Security Perimeter(s) 7/1/2016
CIP-006-6 Cyber Security — Physical Security of BES Cyber Systems 7/1/2016 Detail See Implementation Plan for Compliance dates. See also CIP V5 Effective Dates here under Key Resources: http://www.nerc.com/pa/CI/Pages/Transition-Program.aspx
CIP-007-6 Cyber Security — System Security Management 7/1/2016 Detail See Implementation Plan for Compliance dates. See also CIP V5 Effective Dates here under Key Resources: http://www.nerc.com/pa/CI/Pages/Transition-Program.aspx
CIP-008-5 Cyber Security — Incident Reporting and Response Planning 7/1/2016 Detail See CIP V5 Effective Dates here under Key Resources: http://www.nerc.com/pa/CI/Pages/Transition-Program.aspx
CIP-009-6 Cyber Security — Recovery Plans for BES Cyber Systems 7/1/2016 Detail See Implementation Plan for Compliance dates. See also CIP V5 Effective Dates here under Key Resources: http://www.nerc.com/pa/CI/Pages/Transition-Program.aspx
CIP-010-2 Cyber Security — Configuration Change Management and Vulnerability Assessments 7/1/2016 Detail See Implementation Plan for Compliance dates. See also CIP V5 Effective Dates here under Key Resources: http://www.nerc.com/pa/CI/Pages/Transition-Program.aspx
CIP-011-2 Cyber Security — Information Protection 7/1/2016 See Implementation Plan for Compliance dates.
CIP-014-2 Physical Security 10/2/2015
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
EOP-010-1 Geomagnetic Disturbance Operations 4/1/2015 Detail A FERC order was issued on June 19, 2014, approving EOP-010-1. Requirement 2 of Reliability Standard EOP-010-1 will not become effective until the first day following retirement of Reliability Standard IRO-005-3.1a.
Facilities Design, Connections, and Maintenance (FAC )
FAC-001-2 Facility Interconnection Requirements 1/1/2016
FAC-002-2 Facility Interconnection Studies 1/1/2016
FAC-003-3 Transmission Vegetation Management 7/1/2014 A FERC order was issued on September 19, 2013, approving FAC-003-3. This standard becomes enforceable on July 1, 2014 for Transmission Owners. For Generator Owners, R3 becomes enforceable on January 1, 2015 and all other requirements (R1, R2, R4, R5, R6,
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-004-3.1 Dynamic Transfers 11/26/2014 Replaced INT-004-3. Requirement R3 will become effective on the first calendar day two calendar quarters after the NAESB Electric Industry Registry is able to accept Pseudo-Tie registrations. All existing and future Pseudo-Ties are to be registered in the NAESB Electric Industry Registry. The retirement date for INT-004-3 and the enforcement date for INT-004-3.1 have been coordinated to ensure seamless transition from the original to the errata Reliability Standard on the date of Commission approval for the errata Reliability Standard.
INT-006-4 Evaluation of Interchange Transactions 10/1/2014 Replaced INT-006-3
INT-009-2.1 Implementation of Interchange 11/26/2014 Replaced INT-009-2. The retirement date for INT-009-2 and the enforcement date for INT-009-2.1 have been coordinated to ensure seamless transition from the original to the errata Reliability Standard on the date of Commission approval for the errata Reliability Standard.
INT-010-2.1 Interchange Initiation and Modification for Reliability 11/26/2014 Replaced INT-010-2. The retirement date for INT-010-2 and the enforcement date for INT-010-2.1 have been coordinated to ensure seamless transition from the original to the errata Reliability Standard on the date of Commission approval for the errata Reliability Standard.
INT-011-1.1 Intra-Balancing Authority Transaction Identification 11/26/2014 Replaced INT-011-1. The retirement date for INT-011-1 and the enforcement date for INT-011-1.1 have been coordinated to ensure seamless transition from the original to the errata Reliability Standard on the date of Commission approval for the errata Reliability Standard.
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-2 Transmission Loading Relief Procedure for the Eastern Interconnection 4/1/2016
IRO-006-TRE-1 IROL and SOL Mitigation in the ERCOT Region 7/1/2012
IRO-006-WECC-2 Qualified Transfer Path Unscheduled Flow (USF) Relief 7/1/2014
IRO-008-1 Reliability Coordinator Operational Analyses and Real-time Assessments 10/1/2011
IRO-009-2 Reliability Coordinator Actions to Operate Within IROLs 1/1/2016
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-020-0 Providing Interruptible Demands and Direct Control Load Management Data to System Operators and Reliability Coordinators 6/18/2007
MOD-025-2 Verification and Data Reporting of Generator Real and Reactive Power Capability and Synchronous Condenser Reactive Power Capability 7/1/2016 Please see the Implementation Plan for specific compliance dates and timeframes.
MOD-026-1 Verification of Models and Data for Generator Excitation Control System or Plant Volt/Var Control Functions 7/1/2014 Detail Please see the Implementation Plan for specific compliance dates and timeframes.
MOD-027-1 Verification of Models and Data for Turbine/Governor and Load Control or Active Power/Frequency Control Functions 7/1/2014 Detail
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
MOD-031-1 Demand and Energy Data 7/1/2016
MOD-032-1 Data for Power System Modeling and Analysis 7/1/2015 Detail Please see the implementation plan for specific compliance dates and timeframes.
Nuclear (NUC)
NUC-001-3 Nuclear Plant Interface Coordination 1/1/2016
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 Please note: The effective date in the standard refers to the retirements in PER-004-1.
PER-005-2 Operations Personnel Training 7/1/2016
Protection and Control (PRC)
PRC-001-1.1(ii) System Protection Coordination 5/29/2015
PRC-002-2 Disturbance Monitoring and Reporting Requirements 7/1/2016 See Implementation Plan for phased-in compliance dates.
PRC-002-NPCC-01 Disturbance Monitoring 10/20/2013 This standard has a phased implementation. Please see the Implementation Plan for further compliance date information. This standard was approved by FERC on 10/20/2011.
PRC-004-4(i) Protection System Misoperation Identification and Correction 7/1/2016
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-005-2(i) Protection System Maintenance 5/29/2015 To be retired 12/31/2016 by PRC-005-6 Implementation Plan.
PRC-005-6 Protection System, Automatic Reclosing, and Sudden Pressure Relaying Maintenance 1/1/2016 Please see the implementation plan for guidance on phased-in enforcement dates.
PRC-006-2 Automatic Underfrequency Load Shedding 10/1/2015 Detail
PRC-006-NPCC-1 Automatic Underfrequency Load Shedding 7/1/2015 Detail
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-019-2 Coordination of Generating Unit or Plant Capabilities, Voltage Regulating Controls, and Protection 7/1/2016 Please see the Implementation Plan for Version 1 for specific compliance dates and timeframes.
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-023-3 Transmission Relay Loadability 10/1/2014
PRC-024-2 Generator Frequency and Voltage Protective Relay Settings 7/1/2016 Please see the Implementation Plan for Version 1 for specific compliance dates and timeframes.
PRC-025-1 Generator Relay Loadability 10/1/2014 See Implementation Plan for specific compliance 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-1a System Operating Limits 6/18/2014
TOP-008-1 Response to Transmission Limit Violations 6/18/2007
Transmission Planning (TPL)
TPL-001-4 Transmission System Planning Performance Requirements 1/1/2015 Detail TPL-001-4 was adopted by the Board of Trustees as TPL-001-3, but a discrepancy in numbering was identified and corrected prior to filing with the regulatory agencies.
Voltage and Reactive (VAR)
VAR-001-4.1 Voltage and Reactive Control 11/13/2015
VAR-002-4 Generator Operation for Maintaining Network Voltage Schedules 5/29/2015
VAR-002-WECC-2 Automatic Voltage Regulators (AVR) 4/1/2015
VAR-501-WECC-2 Power System Stabilizer (PSS) 4/1/2015



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