NERC PRC-005-2 Protection System Maintenance
In a move to prevent another regional blackout of that scale, the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) now regulates bulk power systems. The not-for-profit regulatory organization, which oversees the United States, Canada and Northern Baja California, Mexico, ensures reliability of power utilities by developing and enforcing maintenance and monitoring standards.
One of those standards is PRC-005-2, Protection System Maintenance. The U.S. Government, as a way to ensure that utilities were taking measures and paying attention to their systems, established the PRC-005-2 Protection System Maintenance Program (PSMP).
One of the components of PRC-005-2 is assessing the reliability of batteries used in the utility industry. Among other things, the requirement dictates four- six- and 18-month maintenance plans for VLA, VRLA and NiCad batteries.
Franklin Electric provides the needed hardware to help meet each customer's NERC PRC-005-2 battery maintenance plan.
VIEW FRANKLIN ELECTRIC'S NERC PRC-005-2 COMPLIANCE SOLUTIONS
From hand held battery testers to fully automated battery monitoring solutions. Along with hardware, Franklin Electric provides software to bring the total solution together. Franklin Electric can take battery test data from hand held battery testers and/or battery monitoring systems and provide automatic analysis of test data, alarming and data retention to ensure your critical power systems can perform when called upon and stay compliant.