Hydropower Program

NERC / WECC Reliability

Facility Rating Methodology (PDF)

This document describes the methodology used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) to rate their respective Bulk Electric System (BES) Facilities. Both the USACE and Reclamation reserve the right to use other documented methodologies to rate their respective facilities in other areas of the United States. The methodology described herein covers Facilities solely and individually owned by the USACE and Reclamation. Neither the USACE nor Reclamation jointly owns any Facilities.

This Methodology is intended to provide documentation in compliance with NERC Reliability Standard
FAC-008-1, approved by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission with an effective date of June 4, 2007. The rating methodology is based on industry standards. The standards change from time to time and the rating methodology will be modified to keep pace with accepted industry practice.




Last Updated: 2/4/16