Month: September 2017

FERC Posts Updates to PORBA, PODBA Values

As of September 25, 2017, FERC has posted updates to the following EQR resources:

What has changed?

Q2 2017

  • Starting with Q2 2017, BCHA is no longer a valid balancing authority.

Q3 2017

  • Starting with Q3 2017, AVRN and NLSO are new, valid balancing authorities.

How does this affect me?

When you prepare an EQR, the data you provide in Data Dictionary fields 39, 41, and 57 are verified against a set of predefined, valid values.  EQRs prepared for Q2 2017 and later must not use the Balancing Authority value BCHA.  EQRs prepared for Q3 2017 and later may use Balancing Authority values AVRN and NLSO.

Will PowerShark EQR be updated?

We will soon release a new utility to greatly simplify the acquisition of balancing authority changes and the update of your PowerShark EQR databases.  We will post to this blog when the utility is available.

In the meantime, if you have questions, please contact PowerShark EQR Support.