NERC Reliability Standard VAR-002-4 (R2): Understanding your “voltage schedule” to mitigate risk
- Jul 22, 2021 2:59 pm GMT
On April 29, NERC’s Enforcement Actions 2021 post included a couple of VAR-002 Notice of Penalty violations in the amount of $420,000 for VAR-002-4 R2 and VAR-002-3 R2. These types of public postings provide detailed narratives on interesting facts and circumstances, root causes, and mitigation activities offering valuable insight on lessons learned and many other important takeaways.
I have been following the NERC VAR-002 standard for many years and was surprised by a few recent NERC penalties which were publicly posted on the NERC Enforcement and Mitigation site.
I’ve always had a strong interest in VAR-002, especially from a generation facility perspective. This likely goes back to my control operations days and the struggles I have seen in maintaining various voltage schedules while protecting the facility’s equipment.
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