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FERC Orders/Rules 2013
 
 

 FERC Orders/Rules

 
Docket Number
Title/Summary
  
​RC13-4-001

 

​Order Denying Rehearing Regarding SLECA

FERC issues an order denying rehearing of its July 18, 2013 order granting the South Louisiana Electric Cooperative's (SLECA) appeal of a registry decision by NERC.

12/19/2013
​RM13-7-000
Order No. 793 Final Rule Approving Protection System Maintenance Reliability Standard​​

FERC issues a final rule approving NERC’s revised Reliability Standard, PRC-005-2 (Protection System Maintenance), which will supersede four existing Reliability Standards, PRC-005-1.1b (Transmission and Generation Protection System Maintenance and Testing), PRC-008-0 (Underfrequency Load Shedding Equipment Maintenance), PRC-011-0 (Undervoltage Load Shedding Equipment Maintenance), and PRC-017-0 (Special Protection System Maintenance and Testing).  ​​

12/19/2013
​RM13-5-000
​Errata Notice to the Commission's Final Rule for Version 5 Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards​

FERC issues an errata notice for final rule on Version 5 Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards, issued on November 22, 2013 to correct P 16. Specifically, the reference to “eighth” in the seventh line of P 16 is changed to “[ninth].”

12/16/2013
​EL13-52-001, RR13-10-000, RR13-12-000

 

Order Addressing WECC’s Proposal to Establish an Independent RC for the Western Interconnection

FERC issues an order addressing three filings concerning the Western Electricity Coordinating Council's (WECC's) proposal to establish an independent Reliability Coordinator (RC) for the Western Interconnection, known as Peak Reliability, that would be funded under section 215 of the Federal Power Act. (1) FERC denies EEI's request for rehearing of the Declaratory Order. (2) FERC conditionally accepts NERC's proposed amendments to the NERC-WECC Delegation Agreement and directs a compliance filing. (3) FERC conditionally accepts WECC's petition for approval of Peak Reliability governance documents and directs a compliance filing.

12/6/2013
​RM13-5-000

 

 
FERC issues a final rule approving the Version 5 Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards, CIP-002-5 through CIP-011-1. The final rule also approves 19 new or revised definitions associated with the CIP Version 5 Reliability Standards for inclusion in the NERC Glossary of Terms. The final rule further directs NERC to develop modifications to the CIP Version 5 Reliability Standards, and submit informational filings.
 
 
11/22/2013
​RM13-12-000, RM13-14-000​, ​RM13-15-000
 
FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to remand NERC’s proposed revisions to the Transmission Operations (TOP) and Interconnection Reliability Operations and Coordination (IRO) Reliability Standards. The NOPR indicates that, because NERC’s proposed revisions would no longer require entities to plan to operate within all system operating limits, a remand is appropriate. The NOPR raises other questions regarding NERC’s proposed revisions and indicates that, depending on the explanations provided in NOPR commenters, further modifications on remand may be directed. The NOPR also proposes to approve NERC’s proposed revision to Reliability Standard TOP-006-3.​
 

11/21/2013
​RM13-8-000
​Order No. 788 Approving Electric Reliability Organization Proposal to Retire Requirements in Reliability Standards​

FERC issues a final rule approving NERC's proposed retirement of 34 requirements within 19 Reliability Standards in response to the Commission’s proposal in paragraph 81 of the March 15, 2012 order in Docket No. RC11-6-000. The final rule approves the retirement of the 34 requirements that either provide little protection for Bulk-Power System reliability or are redundant with other aspects of the Reliability Standards. In addition, the final rule withdraws 41 outstanding Commission directives that NERC make modifications to Reliability Standards that have been addressed in some other manner, are redundant with another directive, or provide general guidance as opposed to a specific directive.​​

Statement of Commissioner Cheryl A. LaFleur on Multiple Reliability Orders

11/21/2013
​RM13-13-000
​Order No. 789 Final Rule Approving Regional Reliability Standard BAL-002-WECC-2 (Contingency Reserve)​

FERC approves regional Reliability Standard BAL-002-WECC-2 (Contingency Reserve), the associated VRFs, VSLs, implementation plan, effective date proposed by NERC and WECC, the retirement of BAL-STD-002-0 (Operating Reserves), and the removal of "Non-Spinning Reserve" and "Spinning Reserve" from the NERC Glossary of Terms.​ The WECC regional Reliability Standard applies to balancing authorities and reserve sharing groups in the WECC Region and is meant to specify the quantity and types of contingency reserve required to ensure reliability under normal and abnormal conditions​.

11/21/2013
RM13-17-000

 

​Order No. 787 Communication of Operational Information between Natural Gas Pipelines and Electric Transmission Operators​​

FERC issues a final rule modifying Parts 38 and 284 of its regulations to provide explicit authority to interstate natural gas pipelines and public utilities that own, m​operate, or control facilities used for the transmission of electric energy in interstate commerce to share non-public, operational information with each other for the purpose of promoting reliable service or operational planning on either the pipeline’s or public utility’s system. The Commission also is adopting a No-Conduit Rule to provide additional protections against undue discrimination and ensure that the non-public, operational information shared under the rule remains confidential.​​

11/15/2013
​RM08-13-000, RM08-13-001, RM11-16-000
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​Order on Compliance Order No. 733​

FERC issues an order accepting NERC's February 19, 2013 compliance filing pursuant to Order Nos. 733 and 759, related to​ Reliability Standard PRC-023-2 (Transmission Relay Loadability).​

11/13/2013
RR13-9-000​
Order on 2014 Business Plan and Budget Filing and Ordering Compliance Filing

FERC issues an order accepting in part and rejecting in part the 2014 Business Plan and Budget of NERC; accepting the 2014 Business Plan and Budgets of each Regional Entity; accepting the 2014 Business Plan and Budget of the Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Board (WIRAB); and conditionally accepting the 2014 Business Plan and Budget of the Reliability Coordination Company (RC Company). (1) With respect to the RC Company, FERC accepts the Business Plan and Budget subject to the outcome of Docket Nos. EL13-52-001, RR13-10-000, and RR13-12-000. FERC does not authorize the issuance of billing invoices to fund the fiscal 2014 operation of RC Company until the Commission issues an order in the referenced Dockets. (2) FERC directs NERC to submit a compliance filing, within 30 days of the date of this order, indicating how NERC will allocate certain monies.​

11/1/2013
RC11-5-001​
Order Denying Rehearing of April 19, 2012 Order Upholding Registration

FERC issues an order denying rehearing of the Commission’s April 19, 2012 order upholding City of Holland, Michigan Board of Public Works’ registration as a Transmission Owner and Transmission Operator in the NERC Compliance Registry.

10/17/2013
​RM12-1-000 and RM13-9-000
10/17/2013
​RD13-11-000
Letter Order Approving Regional Reliability Standard BAL-004-WECC-02 and Reliability Standard BAL-001-1 ​​
 
FERC issues a letter approving NERC's proposed regional Reliability Standard BAL-004-WECC-02 and Reliability Standard BAL-001-1.
10/16/2013
RR13-11-000​
Letter Order Approving Request to Change Address in the NERC ROP

FERC issues a letter approving NERC's request to update its address in the NERC Rules of Procedure to reference the Atlanta, GA office.​

10/4/2013
RR13-8-000​
Letter Order Approving Amendments to the Delegation Agreement with SPP - Amendments to Exhibit B - SPP's Bylaws

FERC issues a letter order accepting the amendments to the Delegation Agreement with Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) – Amendments to Exhibit B - SPP's Bylaws. The proposed SPP bylaw amendments are to Sections 1.0, 3.0, 6.0, and 8.0. and are subject to the outcome of ongoing proceedings in Docket Nos. ER13-1769-000​ and ER13-2031-000.

9/24/2013
​RM13-16-000
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Approve Regional Reliability Standards MOD-025-2, MOD-026-1, MOD-027-1, PRC-019-1, and PRC-024-1​ 

FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to approve five proposed Generator Verification Reliability Standards. The Commission notes in the NOPR that, collectively, the proposed Reliability Standards improve the accuracy of model verifications needed to support reliability and enhance the coordination of generator protection systems and voltage regulating system controls. The Commission goes on to state that such improvements should help reduce the risk of generator trips and provide more accurate models for Transmission Planners and Planning Coordinators to develop system models and simulations. ​ ​​​​

9/19/2013
RM10-11-002

FERC issues an order ​granting, in part and denying in part requests for clarification and denies requests for rehearing of Order No. 764-A, the order on rehearing/clarification of Order No. 764, the Integration of Variable Energy Resources final rule.​
9/19/2013
​RM12-16-000
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Order No. 785 Final Rule Approving Generator Requirements at the Transmission Interface

FERC issues a final rule approving revisions to four Reliability Standards that extend or clarify that applicability of those standards to Generator Owners and Generator Operators and/or to their generator interconnection Facilities. In the final rule, the Commission also states that, while additional Reliability Standards or individual requirements may need to be applied on a case-by-case basis to generator interconnection Facilities in certain circumstances, for the majority of Generator Owners and Operators, NERC will not pursue registration of Generator Owners and Operators as Transmission Owners or Transmission Operators due solely to their ownership or operation of generator interconnection Facilities.
9/19/2013
RR13-9-000​
Notice of Extension of Time

FERC issues a notice granting an extension of time to all entities to file comments to and including September 20, 2013 on the 2014 Business Plans and Budgets of NERC and the Regional Entities filing submitted to FERC on August 23, 2013.​

9/10/2013
RM12-4-001
​Letter Order accepting NERC Compliance Filing in Response to Order No. 777​

FERC issues a letter order accepting NERC’s compliance filing without modification submitted in response to Order No. 777, which approved NERC’s proposed Reliability Standard FAC-003-2 (Transmission Vegetation Management). In that order, the Commission directed NERC to (1) provide a description of NERC’s plan to conduct testing to develop empirical data regarding the flashover distances between conductors and vegetation; (2) modify the Violation Risk Factor for Requirement R2 from Medium to High; and (3) confirm that NERC has posted guidance materials for NERC Reliability Standard FAC-003-2 to its website. ​​​​

9/4/2013
RR13-3-000​
Order Approving Revisions to the NERC ROP Appendix 4D and Appendix 2, and Directing Compliance Filing

FERC issues an order approving NERC's April 8, 2013 revisions to two sections of its Rules of Procedure: Appendix 4D (Procedure for Requesting and Receiving Technical Feasibility Exceptions (TFEs) to NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards) and Appendix 2 (Definitions Used in the Rules of Procedure). In addition NERC is directed to submit a compliance filing, within 90 days, revising Appendix 4D to specify a time frame for reporting material changes to TFEs and include additional information in its TFE annual report.​

9/3/2013
RM12-6-002 and RM12-7-002​

 

Order Denying Request for Clarification and Rehearing

FERC issues an order denying the requested clarification or in the alternative rehearing, by National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and the American Public Power Association, of the Commission's Order No. 773-A.​

8/30/2013
RR13-7-000​
 
FERC issues a letter order accepting the July 17, 2013 Petition seeking approval of amendments to NERC’s Delegation Agreement with Texas Reliability Entity, Inc. (Texas RE). These amendments consist of changes to Exhibit D to the Delegation Agreement, Texas RE's Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program (CMEP).
8/19/2013
RM11-11-000 and RM13-5-000​

 

Order Granting Extension of Time CIP Versions 4 and 5

FERC issues an order granting extension of time on Version 4 of the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards. The Commission approved the Version 4 CIP Reliability Standards in Order No. 761. This order extends the effective date from April 1, 2014 to October 1, 2014.

8/12/2013
RR13-6-000​
Letter Order Approving NERC 2012 Budget True-Up Filing

FERC approves NERC's 2012 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 2012 fiscal year in compliance with previous Commission orders.

8/9/2013
RM13-17-000​
 
FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to revise Parts 38 and 284 of its regulations to provide explicit authority to interstate natural gas pipelines and public utilities that own, operate, or control facilities used for the transmission of electric energy in interstate commerce to share non-public operational information with each other for the purpose of promoting reliable service or operational planning on either the public utility's or pipeline's system.
7/18/2013
RM13-7-000​
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Approve PRC-005-2

FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to approve Reliability Standard PRC-005-02 (Protection System Maintenance).  

7/18/2013
RM13-13-000​
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Approve Regional Reliabilty Standard BAL-002-WECC-2

FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to approve regional Reliability Standard BAL-002-WECC-2 (Contingency Reserve).​

7/18/2013
RM13-11-000​
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Approve Reliability Standard BAL-003-1

FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to approve Reliability Standard BAL-003-1 (Frequency Response and Frequency Bias Setting).​​

7/18/2013
RM12-19-000​
Order No. 782 Final Rule Approving Revisions to Modeling, Data, and Analysis Reliability Standard MOD-028-2

FERC issues a final rule approving Modeling, Data, and Analysis (MOD) Reliability Standard MOD-028-2.​

7/18/2013
RC13-4-000
SLECA's Appeal of NERC's Registry Decision Granted

FERC issues an order granting the South Louisiana Electric Cooperative's (SLECA) appeal of a registry decision by NERC.

7/18/2013
IN13-14-000​
Order Approving SPP Stipulation and Consent Agreement

FERC issues an order approving the Stipulation and Consent Agreement between the Office of Enforcement (Enforcement), NERC, and Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP). This order resolves an investigation of SPP, conducted by Enforcement in coordination with the Commission’s Office of Electric Reliability (OER) and NERC, into possible violations of Reliability Standards associated with SPP’s reliability coordination of a portion of the Bulk Power System.  

7/10/2013
RD13-10-000​
Letter Order on Glossary Definitions

FERC issues a letter order approving NERC Glossary terms "Bulk-Power System," "Reliable Operation," and "Reliability Standard." ​

7/9/2013
NP13-34-00, NP13-35-00, NP13-36-00, NP13-37-00, NP13-38-00, NP13-39-000​
Order on Notices of Penalty - May 30, 2013 Notices of Penalty

The Commission issues an order stating that it would not further review, on its own motion, the following Notices of Penalty in Docket Nos. NP13-34-00 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP13-35-00 American Electric Power Service Corporation; NP13-36-00 Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District; NP13-37-00 American Electric Power Service Corporation; NP13-38-00​ Unidentified Registered Entity; and NP13-39-000 Spreadsheet Notice of Penalty.

6/28/2013
RR13-2-000​
Order Approving Revisions to Electric Reliability Organization's Standard Processes Manual

FERC issues an order approving the proposed Standard Processes Manual (SPM) modifications as reasonable, allowing for greater flexibility and efficiency in the Reliability Standards development process. The SPM is set forth as Appendix 3A to the NERC Rules of Procedure. FERC notes that the revised provisions recognize the need for highly qualified standards drafting teams that include technical writers, legal compliance, and rigorous and highly trained project management. 

6/26/2013
RR12-8-001​

 

Letter Order on Compliance Filing related to NERC Rules of Procedure

FERC issues a letter order in response to a February 19, 2013 compliance filing that addressed Paragraphs 37, 54, 67, 87, and 107 of its December 20, 2012 order. This order conditionally approved NERC's May 7, 2012 Rules of Procedure revisions and directed NERC to reinstate, remove, and clarify certain provisions within 60-days.​

6/25/2013
RD12-5-001​
Order on Clarification on Proposed Interpretation of CIP-002

FERC issues an order for clarification of the March 21, 2013 Order on Interpretation of Reliability Standards, in which the Commission remanded NERC's proposed interpretation of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standard CIP-002.​

6/25/2013
RD13-5-000, RR08-4-000, RR08-4-001, RR08-4-002, RM08-19-004, RM09-9-000, RM09-19-000, RM09-25-000, RM10-15-000, RM10-16-000, RD11-4-000​
Supplemental Information to NERC Compliance Filing in Response to the Order on Violation Severity Levels and Violation Risk Factors RD13-5-000, et al.

FERC issues an order in response to NERC's compliance filing related to supplemental information filed concerning revised Violation Risk Factors and Violation Severity Levels associated with currently-approved Reliability Standards.

6/24/2013
RD13-6-000​

Letter Order Granting Approval of Proposed Reliability Standard VAR-001-3

FERC issues a letter order granting approval of proposed Reliability Standard VAR-​001-3 (Voltage and Reactive Control), its associated implementation plan, Violation Risk Factors, Violation Severity Levels, and retirement of VAR-001-2.

6/20/2013
RD13-8-000​


Letter Order Granting Petition for Approval of the Interpretation to TPL-003-0a and TPL-004-0

FERC issues a letter order granting approval of the proposed interpretation to certain requirements for two Reliability Standards: TPL-003-0a (System Performance Following Loss of Two or More Bulk Electric System Elements (Category C)) and TPL-004-0 (System Performance Following Extreme Events Resulting in the Loss of Two or More Bulk Electric System Elements (Category D)).

6/20/2013
RM13-8-000​
NOPR on Electric Reliability Organization Proposal to Retire Requirements in Reliability Standards

FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to retire 34 requirements within 19 Reliability Standards that are redundant or otherwise unnecessary, and where violations of these requirements pose a lesser risk to the reliability of the Bulk-Power System. In addition, the NOPR proposes to withdraw 41 outstanding Commission directives that NERC make modifications to Reliability Standards that have been addressed in some other manner, are redundant with another directive, or provide general guidance as opposed to a specific directive.

6/20/2013
RD13-3-000​
Order Granting Approval for EOP-004-2

FERC issues an order approving Reliability Standard EOP-004-2, which would replace two existing Reliability Standards, EOP-004-1 (Disturbance Reporting) and CIP-001-2a (Sabotage Reporting).

6/20/2013
EL13-52-000​
Order Granting Petition for Declaratory Order for WECC

FERC issues an order granting the Western Electricity Coordinating Council's (WECC's) petition for declaratory order regarding its plan to establish a separate, independent company, RC Company, to perform the reliability coordinator function in the WECC region. 

6/20/2013
RC11-6-004​
Order on Compliance Filing and Proposed Enhancements to the FFT Program

FERC accept NERC’s twelve-month report regarding the matters pertaining to the Find, Fix, Track and Report (FFT) implementation experience. Further, the Commission approves proposed enhancements including NERC’s proposal to (1) expand the FFT program by allowing FFT treatment for some moderate risk possible violations; (2) remove the requirement that possible violations must be completely mitigated prior to submitting or posting possible violations as FFTs by the Regional Entities; (3) allow Regional Entities to publicly post FFTs on a common website on the last day of each month instead of NERC submitting a monthly informational filing to the Commission; and (4) review a representative sample of FFTs during the 60-day window following Regional Entities’ monthly posting of FFTs on NERC’s website.

6/20/2013
RM12-6-000 and RM12-7-000​
 
FERC issues an order granting an extension of time on the Bulk Electric System definition effective date and the Rules of Procedure exception process. This order extends the effective date from July 1, 2013 to July 1, 2014.
 
6/13/2013
RR13-5-000​
Letter Order Accepting Amendments to the MRO Delegation Agreement

FERC issues a letter order accepting the April 26, 2013 petition seeking approval of the amendments to Delegation Agreement with Midwest Reliability Organization, Inc. (MRO). These amendments consist of edits to the MRO Regional Reliability Standards Process Manual.

6/12/2013
RR13-4-000
Letter Order Accepting Amendments to the Texas RE Delegation Agreement

FERC issues a letter order accepting the April 9, 2013 Petition seeking approval of amendments to NERC’s Delegation Agreement with Texas Reliability Entity, Inc. (Texas RE). These amendments consist of minor corrections and non-substantive changes to Articles I, II, III, IV, V, VI, IX, and XI of the Texas RE Bylaws.

6/12/2013
NP13-31-000, NP13-32-000, NP13-33-000​
 
The Commission issues an order stating that it would not further review, on its own motion, the following Notices of Penalty in Docket Nos. NP13-31-000 Brownsville Public Utilities Board; NP13-32-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; and NP13-33-000 Spreadsheet Notice of Penalty.
 
5/30/2013
RM12-6-000 and RM12-7-000​
Notice Shortening Answer Period on BES Motion for Extension of Time

FERC issues a notice shortening the date for filing answers to NERC's Motion for Extension of Time to and including May 31, 2013.​

5/24/2013
RD12-5-001​
Order Granting Rehearing for Further Consideration on CIP-002-4 Remand

FERC issues an order granting rehearing for further consideration on the order remanding the proposed interpretation to CIP-002-4 issued on March 21, 2013.

5/20/2013
RM13-6-000​
NOPR Proposing to Remand Interpretation to BAL-002-1 (Disturbance Control Performance)

FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) in which it proposes to remand a proposed interpretation to Reliability Standard BAL-002-1, Requirements R4 and R5.​

5/16/2013
RM12-22-000​
Order No. 779 - Final Rule on Reliability Standard for Geomagnetic Disturbances

FERC issues Order No. 779, in which it directs NERC to submit to the Commission for approval proposed Reliability Standards that address the impact of GMD on the reliable operation of the Bulk-Power System. The Commission directs NERC to implement the directive in two stages.

5/16/2013
RM12-1-000 and RM13-9-000​
Supplemental NOPR on Transmission Planning Reliability Standard TPL-001-2

FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) in which it proposes to approve Reliability Standard TPL-001-4, which supersedes TPL-001-2.​

5/16/2013
AD13-6-000​

 

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 Tuesday, July 9, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST at FERC.

5/7/2013
RM12-6-001 and RM12-7-001​

 

Errata to FERC Order on Revisions to ERO Definition of BES and Rules of Procedure

FERC issues an errata correcting minor typographical errors in the Order on the ERO Defintion of Bulk Electric System (BES) and Rules of Procedure.​

5/6/2013
RM13-5-000​
Errata to FERC's NOPR on Version 5 CIP Reliability Standards

FERC issues an errata correcting minor typographical errors in the NOPR on Version 5 Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards.

5/3/2013
RM12-9-001​
Letter Order Approving Compliance Filing for PRC-006-SERC-01

FERC issues a letter order approving a compliance filing submitted in response to the December 20, 2013 order approving regional Reliability Standard PRC-006-SERC-01. The compliance filing corrected the Rationale statement for Requirement R6 and modified the Violation Risk Factor from "Medium" to "High."​

4/29/2013
NP13-28-000, NP13-29-000, NP13-30-000​
Order on Notices of Penalty - March 27, 2013 Notices of Penalty

The Commission issues an order stating that it would not further review, on its own motion, the following Notices of Penalty in Docket Nos. NP13-28-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP13-29-000 Spreadsheet Notice of Penalty; and NP13-30-000 Unidentified Registered Entity. ​

4/26/2013
FA11-21-000​
Order on Compliance Approving NERC's Section 215 Criteria

FERC issues an order approving, with modifications, NERC’s written criteria for determining whether a NERC activity can be funded under Section 215 of the Federal Power Act. NERC developed the proposed criteria in response to Recommendation No. 37 in the Office of Enforcement’s May 4, 2012 Audit Report.

4/19/2013
RM13-5-000​
NOPR on Version 5 Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards

FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to approve the Version 5 CIP Standards. The proposed Reliability Standards, which pertain to the cyber security of the bulk electric system, represent an improvement over the current Commission-approved CIP Reliability Standards as they adopt new cyber security controls and extend the scope of the systems that are protected by the CIP Reliability Standards.​

4/18/2013
RM12-16-000​
NOPR Proposed to Approve Generator Requirements at the Transmission Interface (GOTO)

FERC issues a NOPR in which it proposes to approve Reliability Standards FAC-001-1 (Facility Connection Requirements), FAC-003-3 (Transmission Vegetation Management), PRC-004-2.1 (Analysis and Mitigation of Transmission and Generation Protection System Misoperations), and PRC-005-1.1b (Transmission and Generation Protection System Maintenance and Testing). The proposed modifications improve reliability either by extending their applicability to certain generator interconnection facilities, or by clarifying that the existing Reliability Standard is and remains applicable to generator interconnection facilities.

4/18/2013
RM12-6-001 and RM12-7-001​
Order No. 773-A - Order on Rehearing and Clarification on Revisions to ERO Definition of BES and Rules of Procedure

FERC issues a response to Order No. 773 which approves modifications to the currently effective definition of “bulk electric system” and revisions to the NERC Rules of Procedure. Order No. 773-A denies rehearing in part, grants rehearing in part, and otherwise reaffirms FERC’s determinations in Order No. 773.​

4/18/2013
RD13-2-000​
Order Approving Reliability Standard VAR-002-2b

FERC issues an order in which it approves Reliability Standard VAR-002-2b (Generator Operation for Maintaining Network Voltage Schedules), the associated VSLs and VRFs, and an implementation plan for VAR-002-2b. The revised Reliability Standard VAR-002-2b ensures that generators provide reactive and voltage control necessary to ensure voltage levels, reactive flows, and reactive resources are maintained within applicable facility ratings to protect equipment and the reliable operation of the interconnection.

4/16/2013
RM12-19-000​

 

 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Proposing to Approve MOD-028-2 (Area Interchange Methodology)

FERC issues a NOPR in which it proposes to approve Reliability Standard MOD-028-1 (Area Interchange Methodology) pertaining to the information a transmission service provider must include when calculating Total Transfer Capability using the area interchange methodology for the on-peak and off-peak intra-day and next day time periods. The Commission also proposes to approve NERC’s proposed implementation plan and retirement of the currently-effective standard.

3/21/2013
RM12-4-000​
Order No. 777 Approving FAC-003-2 (Transmission Vegetation Management)

FERC issues a final rule approving Reliability Standard FAC-003-2 (Transmission Vegetation Management), and three new definitions in the NERC Glossary of Terms – “Right-of-Way,” “Vegetation Inspection,” and “Minimum Vegetation Clearance Distance.” FAC-003-2 also incorporates a new minimum annual inspection requirement, and incorporates new minimum vegetation clearance distances into the text of the standard.

3/21/2013
RD12-5-000​
Order Remanding Interpretation to CIP-002-4 (Cyber Security - Critical Cyber Asset Identification)

FERC issues an order in which it remands the proposed interpretation to Reliability Standard CIP-002-4, Requirement R3.

3/21/2013
RD12-3-000​
Order Remanding Interpretation to CIP-006-4 (Physical Security)

FERC issues an order remanding NERC's proposed interpretation to Reliability Standard CIP-006-4, Requirement R1.1.

3/21/2013
RR13-1-000​
Letter Order Accepting Amendments to RFC Bylaws

FERC issues a letter order accepting the December 28, 2012 petition seeking approval of amendments to NERC’s Delegation Agreement with ReliabilityFirst Corporation (RFC), specifically amendments to the RFC Bylaws.​

3/8/2013
AD12-12-000​

 

 
Notice of Technical Conference - Coordination Between Natural Gas and Electricity Markets

FERC issues a notice of a technical conference focused on natural gas and electric scheduling, and issues related to whether and how natural gas and electric industry schedules could be harmonized in order to achieve the most efficient scheduling systems for both industries. The technical conference will take place on April 25, 2013 beginning at 9:00am and ending at approximately 5:00pm.​

3/5/2013
NP13-21-000, NP13-22-000, NP13-23-000​

 

 
 
The Commission issues an order stating that it would not further review, on its own motion, the following Notices of Penalty in Docket Nos. NP13-21-000 Silicon Valley Power; NP13-22-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; and NP13-23-000 Spreadsheet NOP.​
3/1/2013
RC11-6-003​

 

Order Accepting the Compliance Filing in response to the CEI Order

FERC issues a letter order accepting the October 12, 2012 compliance filing which was submitted in response to the September 20, 2012 Order. NERC submitted training materials that were developed to facilitate the implementation of Find, Fix, Track and Report (FFT) determinations. Docket No. RC11-6-003 ​

2/25/2013
RM12-12-000
 
Order No. 775 - Final Rule Approving Regional Reliability Standard PRC-006-NPCC-1 (Automatic Underfrequency Load Shedding)

FERC approves regional Reliability Standard PRC-006-NPCC-1, along with the related Violation Risk Factors, Violation Severity Levels, implementation plan, and effective dates proposed by NERC.

2/21/2013
​​NP13-9-000, NP13-10-000, NP13-11-000, NP13-12-000, NP13-13-000, NP13-14-000, NP13-15-000, NP13-16-000, NP13-17-000, NP13-18-000, NP13-19-000, NP13-20-000
 
The Commission issues an order stating that it would not further review, on its own motion, the following Notices of Penalty in Docket Nos. NP13-9-000 Arlington Valley, LLC - AVBA; NP13-10-000 Entergy; NP13-11-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP13-12-000 Spreadsheet NOP; NP13-13-000 Sunflower Electric Power Cooperative, Mid-Kansas Electric Company, LLC; NP13-14-000 Southwest Power Pool, Inc. – ICTE; NP13-15-000 Arizona Public Service Company; NP13-16-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP13-17-000 Unidentified Registered Entities; NP13-18-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP13-19-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; and NP13-20-000 Duke Energy Carolinas.
 
1/30/2013
AD12-12-000​

 

Supplemental Notice of Technical Conference on Gas-Electric Interdependence

FERC issues a supplemental notice of the technical conference issued to gather input on information sharing and communications between the natural gas and electric power industries. The technical conference will be held on February 13, 2012 at the FERC offices. This notice includes the agenda.

1/29/2013
FA11-21-000
Order Approving Settlement between NERC and Office of Enforcement

FERC issues an order approving the Settlement Agreement between NERC and Office and Enforcement regarding the 2012 Performance Audit.
1/16/2013
 

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