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​Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Proposing to Approve Reliability Standards PRC-027-1 and PER-006-1​​

FERC issues an notice of proposed rulemaking proposing to approve (i) Reliability Standards PRC-027-1 (Coordination of Protection Systems for Performance During Faults) and PER-006-1 (Specific Training for Personnel); (ii) new and revised definitions of Protection System Coordination Study, Operational Planning Analysis and Real-time Assessment; (iii)the associated VRFs/VSLs and Implementation Plans; and (iv) the retirement of currently-effective Reliability Standard PRC-001-1(ii).​

11/16/20172017
​RM16-22-000
11/16/2017 11:39 AMApprovedSystem Account
​Order Accepting the Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program​

FERC issues an order accepting NERC's 2016 ERO Enterprise Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program (CMEP) Annual Report, and denies NERC's request for approval of two proposed changes to the CMEP: eliminating the public posting of compliance exceptions identified through self-logging, and expanding the use of compliance exceptions to include certain moderate risk non-compliance.​

11/16/20172017
​RR15-2-005
11/16/2017 12:35 PMApprovedSystem Account
​Order Accepting 2018 Business Plans and Budgets

FERC issues an order accepting the 2018 business plans and budgets of NERC, the Regional Entities, and Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Board (WIRAB).

11/1/20172017
​RR17-7-000
11/1/2017 4:34 PMApprovedSystem Account
Letter Order Approving WECC SDP Manual Revisions

FERC issues a letter order accepting NERC's petition to approve the  Western Coordinating Council ("WECC") Regional Entity Standards Development Process Manual.

10/27/20172017
​RR17-5-000
10/30/2017 9:41 AMApprovedSystem Account
​Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Proposing to Approve Reliability Standard CIP-003-7​

FERC issues a notice of proposed rulemaking proposing to approve (i) Reliability Standard  CIP-003-7 (Cyber Security - Security Management Controls); (ii) revised definitions of Removable Media and Transient Cyber Asset to be included in the NERC Glossary; (iii) the associated VRFs and VSLs; (iv) the associated Implementation Plan; and (v) the retirement of currently-effective Reliability Standard CIP-003-6 and the NERC Glossary definitions of Low Impact External Connectivity and Low Impact BEC Cyber System Electronic Access Point.​

10/19/20172017
​RM17-11-000
10/19/2017 11:57 AMApprovedSystem Account
​Order on Geomagnetic Disturbance Research Work Plan​​

FERC issues an order accepting NERC's Geomagnetic Disturbance research work plan as directed in Commission Order No. 830. ​

10/19/20172017
RM15-11-002
10/19/2017 11:57 AMApprovedSystem Account
​Letter Order Approving regional Reliability Standard BAL-502-RF-03​​

FERC issues an order approving regional Reliability Standard BAL-502-RF-03 (Planning Resource Adequacy Analysis, Assessment and Documentation).​

10/16/20172017
RD17-8-000
10/25/2017 2:37 PMApprovedSystem Account
​Letter Order Approving regional Reliability Standard PRC-006-SERC-02​

FERC issues a letter order approving regional Reliability Standard PRC-006-SERC-02​ (Automatic Underfrequency Load Shedding (UFLS) Requirements).​​

10/16/20172017
​RD17-9-000
10/24/2017 4:55 PMApprovedSystem Account
​Letter Order Approving revisions to VRFs for BAL-002-2​​

FERC issues a letter order approving revisions to the violation risk factors for Requirements R1 and R2 of Reliability Standard BAL-002-2 (Disturbance Control Standard-Contingency Reserve for Recovery from a Balancing Contingency Event).​

10/2/20172017
RD17-6-000
10/24/2017 4:55 PMApprovedSystem Account
Order Terminating Proceeding re the Cyber Systems in Control Centers

FERC issues an order terminating the Notice of Inquiry seeking comments on possible modifications to the Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards to address the cybersecurity of control centers used to monitor and control the Bulk Electric System.

10/2/20172017
RM16-18-000
10/25/2017 9:50 AMApprovedSystem Account
​Letter Order Approving an Errata to Voltage and Reactive Control Reliability Standards

FERC issues a letter order approving an errata to Reliability Standards VAR-001-4.1 - Voltage and Reactive Control, VAR-002-4 - Generator Operation for Maintaining Network Schedules, and regional Reliability Standard VAR-501-WECC-3 - Power System Stabilizer.

9/26/20172017
​RD17-7-000
10/3/2017 3:52 PMApprovedSystem Account
​Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Proposing to Approve Reliability Standards EOP-004-4, EOP-005-3, EOP-006-3 and EOP-008-2

FERC issues a notice of proposed rulemaking proposing to approve (i) proposed Relaibility Standards EOP-004-4, EOP-005-3, EOP-006-3 and EOP-008-2; and (ii) the retirement of currently-effective Reliability Standards EOP-004-3, EOP-005-2, EOP-006-2, and EOP-008-1.

9/20/20172017
RM17-12-000
9/26/2017 2:03 PMApprovedSystem Account
Order No. 836 Approving Reliability Standards BAL-005-1, FAC-001-3 and retirement BAL-006-2

FERC issues a final rule approving (i) revised Reliability Standards BAL-005-1 and FAC-001-3; (ii) the associated violation risk factors and violation severity levels; (iii) the associated implementation plan; (iv) revisions to the definitions of Automatic Generation Control, Pseudo-Tie; and Balancing Authority; and (v) the retirement of currently-effective Reliability Standards BAL-005-0.2b, BAL-006-2, and FAC-001-2.

9/20/20172017
RM16-13-000
9/26/2017 2:03 PMApprovedSystem Account
​Order No. 837 Approving Reliability Standard PRC-012-2, retirement of Reliability Standards PRC-015-1 and PRC-016-1, and withdrawal of pending Reliability Standards PRC-012-1, PRC-013-1, and PRC-014-1

FERC issues a final rule approving (i) Reliability Standard PRC-012-2; (ii) the associated violation risk factors and violation severity levels; (iii) the associated implementation plan; (iv) retirement of currently-effective Reliability Standards PRC-015-1 and PRC-016-1; and (v) withdrawal of "pending" Reliability Standards PRC-012-1, PRC-013-1, and PRC-014-1.

9/20/20172017
RM16-20-000
9/26/2017 2:03 PMApprovedSystem Account
Letter Order Accepting NERC 2016 Budget True-Up Filing

FERC issues a letter order accepting NERC's 2016 budget true-up filing showing comparisons between budgeted and actual expenditures, audited financial statements, and administrative cost metrics for itself and the eight Regional Entities for the 2016 fiscal year, in compliance with previous Commission orders.

9/14/20172017
RR17-4-000
9/26/2017 2:04 PMApprovedSystem Account
​Notice of Request for Supplemental Comments re Essential Reliability Services and the Evolving Bulk-Power System-Primary Frequency Response 

FERC issues a notice requesting comments on its NOPR issued November 17, 2016, proposing to revise the pro forma Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) and Small Generator Interconnection Agreement to impose Frequency Response capability obligations new generation. Comments are due 21 days after publication in the Federal Register.

8/18/20172017
RM16-6-000
9/14/2017 9:59 AMApprovedSystem Account
​Letter Order Approving Amendments to the Texas RE Bylaws and RSDP

FERC issues a delegated order approving amendments to the Texas Reliability Entity, Inc. bylaws and Regional Reliability Standards development process.

5/30/20172017
RR17-3-000
5/31/2017 3:42 PMApprovedSystem Account
Letter Order Approving Regional Reliability Standard VAR-501-WECC-3

FERC issues a delegated letter order approving Regional Reliability Standard VAR-501-WECC-3 (Power System Stabilizers).

4/28/20172017
RD17-5-000
5/1/2017 10:56 AMApprovedSystem Account
​Letter Order Approving Reliability Standards IRO-002-5 and TOP-001-4

FERC issues a delegated order approving Reliability Standards IRO-002-5 (Reliability Coordination - Monitoring and Analysis) and TOP-001-4 (Transmission Operations).

4/17/20172017
​RD17-4-000
4/17/2017 10:05 AMApprovedSystem Account
Letter Order Approving Retirement of Regional Reliability Standard TOP-007-WECC-1a

FERC issued a letter order approving the retirement of regional Reliability Standard TOP-007-WECC-1a - System Operating Limits.

3/10/20172017
RD16-10-000
3/27/2017 8:59 AMApprovedSystem Account
Data Request in Response to Petition for Approval of Proposed Reliability Standards BAL-005-1 and FAC-001-3

FERC issued a data request seeking additional information regarding the current practices of a representative sample of entities potentially affected by the revised Reliability Standards BAL-005-1 and FAC-001-3. 

3/7/20172017
RM16-13-000
3/10/2017 9:22 AMApprovedSystem Account
​Letter Order Approved Amendments to FRCC Regional Reliability SDPM

FERC issues a delegated order approving amendments to Florida Reliability Coordinating Council, Inc. (FRCC) Regional Reliability Standards Development Process Manual (SDPM).

3/3/20172017
RR17-1-000
3/10/2017 9:22 AMApprovedSystem Account
​Letter Order Approving an Interpretation to Regional Reliability Standard BAL-002-WECC-2a

FERC issues a delegated order approving an interpretation of regional Reliability Standard BAL-002-WECC-2a.

1/24/20172017
RD17-3-000
1/24/2017 2:07 PMApprovedSystem Account
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Proposing to Approve Reliability Standard PRC-012-2

FERC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to approve Reliability Standard PRC-012-2 (Remedial Action Schemes).

1/19/20172017
RM16-20-000
1/23/2017 11:56 AMApprovedSystem Account
Order No. 830-A Denying Rehearing

FERC issues an order denying four rehearing requests of Order No. 830, which approved Reliability Standard TPL-007-1 (Transmission System Planned Performance for Geomagnetic Disturbance Events).

1/19/20172017
RM15-11-001
1/23/2017 11:56 AMApprovedSystem Account
Order No. 835 Approving Reliability Standard BAL-002-2

FERC issues a final rule approving Reliability Standard BAL-002-2 (Disturbance Control - Contingency Reserve for Recovery from a Balancing Contingency Event), eight new or revised definitions to be included in the NERC Glossary, retirement of currently-effective Reliability Standard BAL-002-1, associated violation risk factors and violation severity levels, and implementation plan.

1/19/20172017
RM16-7-000
1/23/2017 11:57 AMApprovedSystem Account
Letter Order Approving Retirement for Reliability Standard BAL-004-0

FERC issues a letter order approving the retirement of currently-effective Reliability Standard BAL-004-0 (Time Error Correction).

1/18/20172017
RD17-1-000
1/23/2017 11:57 AMApprovedSystem Account
Letter Order Approving Letter Order Approving Interpretation of Reliability Standard CIP-002-5.1a

FERC issues a delegated letter order approving an interpretation of Reliability Standard CIP-002-5.1a - Cyber Security - BES Cyber Catergorization.

12/27/20162016
RD17-2-000
1/4/2017 9:11 AMApprovedSystem Account
Letter Order Approving Revisions to VRFs for IRO-018-1 and TOP-010-1

FERC issues a delegated letter order approving revisions to the Violation Risk Factors(VRFs) desginations for Requirement R1 in Reliability Standard IRO-018-1 (Reliability Coorindator Real-time Reliability Monitoring and Analsis Capabilities) and Requirements R1 and R2 in Reliability Standard TOP-010-1 (Real-time Reliability Monitoring and Analysis Capabilities) from "medium" to high"

12/14/20162016
RD-16-6-001
12/19/2016 1:28 PMApprovedSystem Account
​Letter Order Accepting WECC Amended Bylaws​​

FERC issues a letter order approving amendments to the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) Bylaws.​

12/6/20162016
RR16-7-000
10/31/2017 2:58 PMApprovedSystem Account
​Order Granting Rehearing's for Further Consideration re Reliability Standard for Transmission System Planned

FERC issues a delegated order granting a rehearing for further consideration of the Commission's order issued on September 22, 2016.

11/21/20162016
RM15-11-001
11/21/2016 3:56 PMApprovedSystem Account
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Essential Reliability Services and the Evolving Bulk-Power System -Primary Frequency Response

FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to revise its regulations to require all newly interconnecting large and small generating facilities, both synchronous, to install and enable primary frequency response capability as a condition of interconnection.

FERC Press Release

11/18/20162016
RM16-6-000
11/18/2016 1:26 PMApprovedSystem Account
Order No. 832 on Regulations Implementing the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 and Clarifying the FOIA Regulations

FERC issues a final rule revising its FOIA regulations to incorporate the statutory mandates.

11/17/20162016
RM17-5-000
11/18/2016 1:27 PMApprovedSystem Account
Order No. 833 on Regulations Implementing FAST Act Section 61003 – Critical Electric Infrastructure Security and Amending Critical Energy Infrastructure Information; Availability of Certain NERC Databases to the Commission

FERC issues a final rule amending its regulations to implement provisions of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act that pertain to the designation, protection and sharing of Critical Electric Infrastructure Information.

FERC Press Release

11/17/20162016
RM16-15-000 AND RM15-25-001
11/18/2016 1:27 PMApprovedSystem Account
Letter Order Accepting Appendix 2, Appendix 5A, and Appendix 5B ROP Revisions

FERC issues a letter order accepting NERC's August 15, 2016 filing of proposed revisions to its Appendix 2, Appendix 5A, and Appendix 5B of the NERC Rules of Procedure (ROP) to incorporate the terms Frequency response Sharing Group and Regulation Reserve Sharing Group in to the NERC ROP.

11/4/20162016
​RR16-5-000
10/24/2017 4:55 PMApprovedSystem Account
Letter Order Approving Reliability Standard COM-001-3

FERC issues a letter order approving Reliability Standard COM-001-3 (Communications).

10/28/20162016
RD16-9-000
11/4/2016 11:02 AMApprovedSystem Account
Order on 2017 Business Plans and Budgets

FERC issues an order accepting the 2017 business plans and budgets of NERC, the Regional Entities, and Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Board (WIRAB).​

10/20/20162016
​RR16-6-000​
10/20/2016 11:23 AMApprovedSystem Account
​Order on Clarification and Rehearing of Order No. 827 Approving Reactive Power Requirements for Non-Synchronous Generation​

FERC issues an order to address California Independent System Operator Corp.’s request for clarification and, in the alternative, rehearing of the Commission’s Final Rule issued on June 16, 2016 (Order No. 827)

10/3/20162016
​RM16-1-001​
10/3/2016 4:40 PMApprovedSystem Account
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Approve Reliability Standards BAL-005-1 and FAC-001-3

FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to approve Reliability Standards BAL-005-1 (Balancing Authority Control) and FAC-001-3 (Facility Interconnection Requirements).

9/22/20162016
RM16-13-000
9/22/2016 12:28 PMApprovedSystem Account
Order Approving Relaibility Standards IRO-018-1 and TOP-010-1

FERC issues an order approving Reliability Standards IRO-018-1 (Reliability Coordinator Real-time Reliability Monitoring and Analysis Capabilities) and TOP-010-1 (Real-time Reliability Monitoring and Analysis Capabilities).

9/22/20162016
RD16-6-000
9/22/2016 1:47 PMApprovedSystem Account

FERC issues a final rule approving the Second Stage Geomagnetic Disturbances (GMD) Reliability Standard and directs NERC to develop three modifications.

 
 
9/22/20162016
RM15-11-000
9/22/2016 2:22 PMApprovedSystem Account
Letter Order Accepting NERC 2015 Budget True-Up Filing
 
FERC issues a letter order accepting NERC's 2015 budget true-up filing showing comparisons between budgeted and actual expenditures, audited financial statements, and administrative cost metrics for itself and the eight Regional Entities for the 2015 fiscal year, in compliance with previous Commission orders.
 
8/19/20162016
​RR16-4-000
8/19/2016 5:44 PMApprovedSystem Account
​Letter Order Approving the Retirement of Regional Reliability Standard PRC-002-NPCC-01

FERC issues a letter order approving NERC and the North Power Coordination Council, Inc. (NPCC) joint petition for the retirement of NPCC regional Reliability Standard PRC-002-NPCC-01 (Disturbance Monitoring).

8/16/20162016
RD16-8-000
8/16/2016 2:52 PMApprovedSystem Account
​Notice of Extension of Compliance Dates

FERC issues a notice extending the compliance dates of Order Nos. 827 and 828 to October 14, 2016, and requiring a single combined compliance filing.

8/8/20162016
RM16-8-000 and RM16-1-000
8/9/2016 12:04 PMApprovedSystem Account
NOI Regarding Cyber Systems in Control Centers

FERC issues a ​​Notice of Inquiry​ (NOI) seeking comment on possible modifications to the CIP standards regarding the cybersecurity of control centers that are used to monitor and control the bulk electric system in real-time.

 
7/21/20162016
RM16-18-000
7/21/2016 4:23 PMApprovedSystem Account
​Order No. 822-A Denying Rehearing

FERC issues an order denying rehearing of Order No. 822, issued on January 21, 2016, that approved seven critical infrastructure protection Reliability Standards.

7/21/20162016
​RM15-14-001
7/21/2016 2:57 PMApprovedSystem Account
​Order No. 828 Approving Requirements for Frequency and Voltage Ride Through Capability of Small Generating Facilities

FERC issues a final rule modifying the pro forma Small Generator Interconnection Agreement.

7/21/20162016
RM16-8-000
7/21/2016 2:29 PMApprovedSystem Account
 
FERC issues a final rule requiring the development of a new Reliability Standard on supply chain risk management for industrial control system hardware, software, and computing and networking services associated with bulk electric system operations.

FERC Press Release

Commissioner LaFleur Statement

7/21/20162016
RM15-14-002

 

7/25/2016 10:43 AMApprovedSystem Account
​Order Clarifying Effective Date and Compliance Date (correction)

FERC issues an order clarifying that Order No. 824's (i) effective date will conform to​ the Federal Register publication date; and (ii) compliance date will be based on issuance of the final rule in Docket No. RM16-15-000 and will be published in the Federal Register

7/7/20162016
​RM15-25-000


7/21/2016 2:15 PMApprovedSystem Account
​Letter Order Approving Revised Definition of Special Protection Systems

FERC issues a letter order approving the revision to the definition of the term Special Protection Systems in the NERC Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards.

6/23/20162016
RD16-5-000
6/23/2016 2:05 PMApprovedSystem Account
​Letter Order Approving Six NERC Glossary Definitions and Request for Shortened Response Period and Expedited Action

FERC issues a letter order approving six revised definitions to be included in the Glossary of Terms Used in NERC Reliability Standards.

6/23/20162016
​RD16-7-000
6/23/2016 4:12 PMApprovedSystem Account
​Order Amending Order Approving WECC RC Agreement Regarding 2011 Southwest Blackout​​​

FERC issues an amendment to paragraphs 41 and 56 of the stipulation and consent agreement originally approved by FERC in an order dated May 26, 2015 to resolve a non-public investigation into alleged violations of Reliability Standards by WECC as the RC surrounding a system disturbance in the Pacific Southwest on September 8, 2011​. 

6/21/20162016
IN14-11-000​
6/22/2016 11:18 AMApprovedSystem Account
​Order Granting Motion to Terminate Sub-Delegation Agreement and Motion to Vacate Prior Orders

​FERC issues an order granting: (i) the joint motion of Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) and Peak Reliability to terminate the Reliability Coordinator and Interchange Authority Agreement between the parties; and (ii) the motion of Edison Electric Institute (EEI), with minor modifications, to vacate all or portions of certain prior​ Commission orders related to Peak Reliability's funding under section 215 of the Federal Power Act.

6/21/20162016
EL13-52, RR13-12, RR13-10, RR14-6-000​
6/21/2016 6:49 PMApprovedSystem Account
​NOPR on Regulations Implementing FAST Act Section - 61003 - Critical Electric Infrastructure Security and Amending Critical Energy Infrastructure Information

FERC issues a NOPR proposing to implement provisions of the FAST Act that require the designation, protection and sharing of CEII.

FERC Press Release​

6/16/20162016
RM16-15-000
6/16/2016 5:01 PMApprovedSystem Account
​Order No. 824 Approving Availability of Certain NERC Databases to the Commission

FERC issues a final rule approving availability of certain NERC databases to the Commission.

​FERC Press Release​

6/16/20162016
RM15-25-000
6/16/2016 5:03 PMApprovedSystem Account
Order No. 827 Approving Reactive Power Requirements for Non-Synchronous Generation

FERC issues a final rule approving reactive power requirements for non-synchronous generation.

FERC Press Release​

6/16/20162016
RM16-1-000
6/16/2016 5:03 PMApprovedSystem Account
​Notice of Staff Review of Compliance Programs

FERC issues a notice of staff review of NERC's compliance programs, based on FERC's annual random sampling of possible violations. Commission staff believes that the Find, Fix, Track and Report (FFT) and Compliance Exception (CE) Programs are meeting expectations with limited exceptions.

6/15/20162016
​RC11-6-004

 

6/15/2016 4:19 PMApprovedSystem Account
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Approve Reliability Standard BAL-002-2

FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to approve Reliability Standard BAL-002-2 (Disturbance Control Standard-Contingency Reserve for Recovery from a Balancing Contingency Event). FERC also proposes to direct NERC to modify Reliability Standard BAL-002-2 to address concerns related to the possible extension or delay of the periods for Area Control Error recovery and contingency reserve restoration. In addition, FERC also proposes to direct NERC to address a reliability gap regarding megawatt losses above the most severe single contingency.

5/19/20162016
​RM16-7-000
6/15/2016 4:03 PMApprovedSystem Account
Supplemental Notice with Agenda of Reliability Technical Conference on Reliability of the Bulk Power System

FERC issues a supplemental notice with agenda of the technical conference focused on issues related to the reliability of the bulk power system (Reliability Technical Conference). This Commissioner-led conference will take place on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST at FERC.

5/12/20162016
AD16-15-000
5/12/2016 4:48 PMApprovedSystem Account
Letter Order Accepting Amendments to the MRO SPM

FERC issues a letter order accepting revisions to the Midwest Reliability Organization (MRO) Regional Reliability Standards Process Manual (SPM).​

5/6/20162016
RR16-3-000
5/6/2016 12:52 PMApprovedSystem Account
​Letter Order Accepting CMEP ROP Revisions

FERC issues a letter order accepting NERC's March 3, 2016 filing of proposed revisions to its Rules of Procedure (ROP) related to certain components of the risk-based Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program (CMEP).

5/4/20162016
RR15-2-004
5/4/2016 11:14 AMApprovedSystem Account
​Letter Order Approving Reliability Standard FAC-003-4

FERC issues a letter order approving Reliability Standard FAC-003-4 (Transmission Vegetation Management).

4/26/20162016
RD16-4-000
4/26/2016 12:33 PMApprovedSystem Account
Letter Order Accepting Annual CMEP Report

FERC accepts NERC's annual Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program (CMEP) report, filed on February 18, 2016 to comply with FERC's February 19, 2015 and November 4, 2015 orders.

4/14/20162016
RR15-2-003
5/6/2016 12:55 PMApprovedSystem Account
​Letter Order Accepting the Revised Pro Forma RDA and Revised RDAs with the Regional Entities

FERC issues a letter order accepting NERC's compliance filing in accordance with the November 2, 2015 order conditionally approving (i) a revised pro forma Regional Delegation Agreement (RDA) and (ii) revised RDAs between NERC and each of the eight Regional Entities.

3/23/20162016
RR15-12-001
3/23/2016 10:20 AMApprovedSystem Account
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Requirements for Frequency and Voltage Ride Through Capability of Small Generating Facilities

FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to revise the pro forma Small Generator Interconnection Agreement.

3/17/20162016
RM16-8-000
3/17/2016 4:48 PMApprovedSystem Account
​Order No. 823 Approving Reliability Standard PRC-026-1

FERC issues a final rule approving Reliability Standard PRC-026-1 (Relay Performance During Stable Power Swings Reliability Standard) as well as violation risk factors, violation severity levels, and implementation plan.

3/17/20162016
RM15-8-000
3/17/2016 4:52 PMApprovedSystem Account
​Letter Order Granting Extension of Time for Revised CIP V5 Reliability Standards

FERC issues a letter order granting an extension of time to defer the implementation of the CIP Version 5 Reliability Standards from April 1, 2016 to July 1, 2016 to align with the effective date for the revised CIP Reliability Standards approved in Order No. 822.

2/25/20162016
RM15-14-000
2/25/2016 5:15 PMApprovedSystem Account
​Letter Order Approving Reliability Standard MOD-031-2

FERC issues a letter order approving Reliability Standard MOD-031-2 (Demand and Energy Data) as well as the associated implementation plan and the retirement of Reliability Standard MOD-031-1.  

2/18/20162016
RD16-1-000
2/18/2016 12:16 PMApprovedSystem Account

FERC issues a notice of inquiry seeking comment on the need to reform its regulations for the provision and compensation of primary frequency response.

 
2/18/20162016
RM16-6-000
2/22/2016 10:48 AMApprovedSystem Account
 
FERC issues notice shortening the date for filing answers to a motion in the revised Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards proceeding, to and including February 12, 2016.
 
2/5/20162016
​RM15-14-000
2/5/2016 4:47 PMApprovedSystem Account
Notice of Reliability Technical Conference on Reliability of the Bulk Power System

FERC issues a notice of a technical conference focused on issues related to the reliability of the bulk power system (Reliability Technical Conference). This Commissioner-led conference will take place on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST at FERC.

2/3/20162016
AD16-15-000
2/4/2016 10:38 AMApprovedSystem Account
Letter Order Accepting ROP Revisions Effective April 1, 2016

FERC issues a letter order accepting NERC's December 7, 2015 filing of proposed revisions to its Rules of Procedure (ROP), effective April 1, 2016. The purpose of the revisions are (i) to be consistent with the terminology used in Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards approved by the Commission in Order No. 791; (ii) align the definitions of terms in Appendix 2 of the ROP with the Glossary of Terms Used in NERC Reliability Standards; and (iii) reflect previously approved revisions to the NERC Standard Processes Manual.

1/21/20162016
RR16-2-000

 

1/21/2016 1:06 PMApprovedSystem Account
​Letter Order Approving Revised Definitions of Terms Used in Reliability Standards

FERC issues a letter order approving revisions to definitions of 26 terms in the Glossary of Terms Used in NERC Reliability Standards.

1/21/20162016
RD16-3-000
1/21/2016 1:16 PMApprovedSystem Account
Order No. 822 Adopting Improvements to CIP Standards

FERC issues a final rule adopting revisions to seven Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards, and also directs NERC to develop modifications and conduct a study.

FERC Press Release

1/21/20162016
RM15-14-000
1/21/2016 2:08 PMApprovedSystem Account
Letter Order Accepting CCC Charter Compliance Filing​​

FERC issues a letter order accepting NERC's amended Compliance and Certification Committee (CCC) Charter.
1/13/20162016
​RR15-11-001

1/14/2016 10:18 AMApprovedSystem Account

FERC issues a letter order accepting the amendments to the Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) Bylaws​.

1/13/20162016
RR16-1-000
1/13/2016 5:31 PMApprovedSystem Account
​Order on Local Distribution Determination​

FERC issues an order granting in part and denying in part Southern California Edison Company's application for a Commission determination on whether certain facilities are used in local distribition of electric energy.​

12/31/20152015
​RC15-1-000

1/4/2016 9:52 AMApprovedSystem Account

FERC issues an errata to the notice of technical conference for Reliability Standard for Transmission System Planned Performance for Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) Events correcting the web link for attendees to register in Paragraph 3 and 4.

12/23/20152015
RM15-11-000
2/4/2016 5:12 PMApprovedSystem Account
 
FERC issues a notice of a technical conference focused on issues identified in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) for Reliability Standard for Transmission System Planned Performance for Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) Events. This conference will take place on Tuesday March 1, 2016 from 9:00 AM and end approximately 5:00 PM EST at FERC.
 
12/22/20152015
​RM15-11-000
2/4/2016 5:12 PMApprovedSystem Account
Letter Order Approving Reliability Standard PRC-005-6

FERC issues a letter order approving Reliability Standard PRC-005-6 (Protection System, Automatic Reclosing, and Sudden Pressure Relaying Maintenance) as well as the implementation plan for PRC-005-6, including the retirement of previous versions of Reliability Standard PRC-005.​

12/18/20152015
RD16-2-000
12/18/2015 11:10 AMApprovedSystem Account
​Letter Order Approving Motion to Defer Implementation and Request for Shortened Response Period and Expedited Action

FERC issues a letter approving NERC's motion to defer implementation of the pending versions of Reliability Standards PRC-005

12/4/20152015
​RM14-8-000, RD15-3-000, and RM15-9-000
12/4/2015 12:39 PMApprovedSystem Account
​Letter Order Approving Reliability Standards IRO-006-EAST-2 and IRO-009-2

FERC issues a letter order approving Reliability Standards IRO-006-EAST-2 (Transmission Loading Relay Procedure for the Eastern Connection) and IRO-009-2 (Reliability Coordinator Actions to Operate within IROLs), as well as the retirement of currently effective versions Reliability Standards IRO-006-EAST-1 and IRO-009-1.

12/4/20152015
​RD15-7-000
12/4/2015 12:43 PMApprovedSystem Account
Letter Order Approving Revisions to the Violation Risk Factors for Reliability Standard PRC-004-3, PRC-004-4 and PRC-004-5

FERC issues a letter order approving revisions to the Violation Risk Factors (VRF) for Requirements R1 through R6 for Reliability Standard PRC-004-3, PRC-004-4 and PRC-004-5 (Protection System Misoperation Identification and Correction).

12/4/20152015
​RD14-14-001, RD15-3-001 and RD15-5-001
12/7/2015 4:36 PMApprovedSystem Account
 
FERC issues an order dismissing a complaint and denying a petition for rulemaking regarding an Entergy Notice of Penalty.
 
12/2/20152015
EL15-93-000
12/2/2015 4:24 PMApprovedSystem Account
Letter Order Accepting SERC Bylaws Revisions

FERC issues a letter order accepting the amendments to the Delegation Agreement with SERC Reliability Corporation SERC) – amendments to Exhibit B - the SERC Bylaws.

11/25/20152015
​RR15-18-000
12/1/2015 10:26 AMApprovedSystem Account
​Order on Rehearing

FERC issues an order rejecting the requests for rehearing on its February 19, 2015 order in the proceeding related to two complaints objecting to the formation of a new local Balancing Authority in the Michigan Upper Peninsula, and the corresponding cost allocation implications for the three System Support Resource (SSR) units in the American Transmission Company LLC pricing zone.

11/25/20152015
EL14-103-001 and EL14-104-001

 

12/1/2015 11:43 AMApprovedSystem Account
​Notice of Extension of Time on NOPR

FERC issues a notice extending the comment period from November 30, 2015 until December 15, 2015, to respond to the September 17, 2015 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) re. the availability of certain NERC databases to the Commission.

11/24/20152015
RM15-25-000
12/1/2015 11:44 AMApprovedSystem Account
Letter Order Accepting SPP Bylaws Revisions

FERC issues a letter order accepting the amendments to the Delegation Agreement with Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) – amendments to Exhibit B - the SPP Bylaws.

11/20/20152015
​RR15-19-000
12/1/2015 10:21 AMApprovedSystem Account
​Letter Order Approving Reliability Standards PRC-004-5 and PRC-010-2

FERC issues a letter order approving Reliability Standards PRC-004-5 (Protection System Misoperation Identification and Correction) and PRC-010-2 (Undervoltage Load Shedding) and implementation plan.

11/19/20152015
RD15-5-000
11/20/2015 10:56 AMApprovedSystem Account
​Notice of Proposal to Revise Standard Generator Interconnection Agreements

FERC issues a notice of proposal to revise Standard Generator Interconnection Agreements proposing to eliminate the exemptions for wind generators from the requirement to provide reactive power.

11/19/20152015
RM16-1-000
4/13/2016 10:03 AMApprovedSystem Account
Order No. 817 Approving TOP and IRO Reliability Standards

FERC issues a final rule approving revisions to the Transmission Operations and Interconnection Reliability Operations and Coordination Reliability Standards. The final rule directs NERC to make three modification to the standards within 18 months of the effective date of the final rule.

11/19/20152015
RM15-16-000
11/19/2015 11:45 AMApprovedSystem Account
Order No. 818 Approving Reliability Standards EOP-011-1, PRC-010-1 and RAS Definition

FERC issues a final rule approving revisions to Reliability Standard Standards EOP-011-1 and PRC-010-1 as well as approving a revised definition of the term "Remedial Action Scheme."

11/19/20152015
RM15-7-000, RM15-12-000 and RM15-13-000
12/2/2015 4:19 PMApprovedSystem Account
​Order No. 819 Approving Third Provision of Primary Frequency Response Service

FERC issues a final rule allowing the sale of primary frequency response service at market-based rates by sellers with market-based rate authority for sales of energy and capacity.  

11/19/20152015
RM15-2-000
11/20/2015 10:51 AMApprovedSystem Account
​Letter Order Accepting Annual Report on the FFT Program

FERC issues a letter order accepting NERC's September 18, 2015 annual report on the Find, Fix, Track and Report (FFT) program.

11/13/20152015
RC11-6-004

11/13/2015 10:55 AMApprovedSystem Account
Letter Order Approving Errata to BAL-003-1, COM-001-2, VAR-001-4 and Implementation Plan of PRC-004-4​

FERC issues a letter order approving NERC's August 25, 2015 ​petition, and October 23, 2015 supplemental information, seeking approval of errata to three Reliability Standards:  BAL-003-1 (Frequency Response Bias Setting), COM-001-2 (Communications), and VAR-001-4 (Voltage and Reactive Control) and to the implementation plan of Reliability Standard PRC-004-4 (Protection System Misoperation Identification and Correction), which have each been previously filed with the Commission and subsequently approved as mandatory and enforceable.

11/13/20152015
RD15-6-000
11/16/2015 11:58 AMApprovedSystem Account
​​Order Conditionally Accepting CMEP Compliance Filings and ROP Revisions

FERC issues an order conditionally accepting NERC's May 20, 2015 and July 6, 2015 risk-based compliance monitoring and enforcement program (CMEP) compliance filings. FERC also directs NERC to submit a compliance filing to modify its Rules of Procedure (ROP) within 120 days of the date of this order.

11/4/20152015
RR15-2-001 and RR15-2-002​

11/4/2015 4:17 PMApprovedSystem Account
Errata Notice​

FERC issues an order conditionally approving NERC's petition to approve the Pro Forma Regional Delegation Agreement (RDA) and eight RDAs effective January 1, 2016, but directs NERC to modify the agreements and submit a compliance filing within 120 days of the date of this order.

11/2/20152015
RR15-12-000

 

11/4/2015 4:38 PMApprovedSystem Account
Errata Notice​

FERC issues an order accepting the 2016 business plans and budgets of NERC, the Regional Entities, and Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Board (WIRAB).

11/2/20152015
RR15-16-000
11/4/2015 4:37 PMApprovedSystem Account
Errata Notice​

FERC issues a notice of a technical conference focused on issues related to supply chain risk management identified in the revised Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards NOPR issued on July 16, 2015. This conference will take place on Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM EST at FERC.

10/28/20152015
RM15-14-000

1/4/2016 10:04 AMApprovedSystem Account
​Order Approving RBR Initiative ROP Revisions Compliance Filing

FERC issues an order accepting the July 17, 2015 Risked-Based Registration (RBR) initiative-related compliance filing that proposed to: eliminate the Load-Serving Entity (LSE) function from the registry criteria and to revise the NERC Rules of Procedure (ROP). FERC also directs NERC to submit an informational filing on the actual effects of this LSE change after it is implemented.

10/15/20152015
RR15-4-001
10/15/2015 11:43 AMApprovedSystem Account
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