Wacky Weekend: NERC to relax power grid frequency strictures

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Sat Jun 25 21:02:19 UTC 2011

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jason Roysdon" <nanog.20110127 at jason.roysdon.net>

> That's what they're doing here, opting to skip "patching" the time
> error. They're not ignoring frequency altogether, but rather only
> minding that aspects that have to do with grid stability, not your alarm
> clock. This is for the better anyway, and NTP/GPS/WWV/WWVH is the way
> to go to keep clocks accurate and hopefully will be the outcome of any
> consumer complaints.
> I've seen conversation in various forums and lists I read that they are
> going to ignore or not care about the 60Hz standard. This is incorrect.
> They just aren't going to purposely deviate from the scheduled
> frequency to perform manual TEC.
> Mind you, that they still care about why the frequency is off, and when
> things are not able to quickly compensate, they want to know and be able
> to pinpoint it and fix it:
> http://www.nerc.com/filez/standards/Frequency_Response.html
> Specifically, read this PDF:
> http://www.nerc.com/docs/oc/rfwg/NERC%20Balancing%20and%20Frequency%20Control%20July%205%202009.pdf

Thank you, Jason.  I did some searching before I posted that, to see if
I could locate better information, but clearly, I didn't search hard enough.

-- jr 'my google-fu requires 60.01Hz :-)' a
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