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FERC Orders/Rules 2015
 
 

 FERC Orders/Rules

 
Docket Number
Title/Summary
  
​RC15-1-000

​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.​

12/31/2015
RM15-11-000

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.

12/23/2015
​RM15-11-000
 
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.
 
12/22/2015
RD16-2-000
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.​

12/18/2015
​RD15-7-000
​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.

12/4/2015
​RD14-14-001, RD15-3-001 and RD15-5-001
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).

12/4/2015
​RM14-8-000, RD15-3-000, and RM15-9-000
​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

12/4/2015
EL15-93-000
 
FERC issues an order dismissing a complaint and denying a petition for rulemaking regarding an Entergy Notice of Penalty.
 
12/2/2015
​RR15-18-000
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.

11/25/2015
EL14-103-001 and EL14-104-001

 

​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.

11/25/2015
RM15-25-000
​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.

11/24/2015
​RR15-19-000
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.

11/20/2015
RM15-16-000
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.

11/19/2015
RM15-7-000, RM15-12-000 and RM15-13-000
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."

11/19/2015
RM15-2-000
​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.  

11/19/2015
RD15-5-000
​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.

11/19/2015
RM16-1-000
​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.

11/19/2015
RC11-6-004

​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.

11/13/2015
RD15-6-000
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.

11/13/2015
RR15-2-001 and RR15-2-002​

​​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.

11/4/2015
RR15-12-000

 

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.

11/2/2015
RR15-16-000
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).

11/2/2015
RM15-14-000

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.

10/28/2015
RR15-4-001
​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.

10/15/2015
RR15-15-000

Order Approving Amendments to the Texas RE Bylaws

FERC issues an order approving the revisions to the Delegation Agreement with Texas Reliability Entity, Inc. (Texas RE) – Amendments to Exhibit B - the Texas RE Bylaws.​

10/5/2015
​RR15-11-000

Notice of Extension of Time​

FERC grants NERC an extension of time to and including November 19, 2015 to comply with the Commission's​ directive to file revisions to the Compliance and Certification Committee Charter.

10/2/2015
RR15-14-000
 
FERC issues a letter order accepting the amendments to the Delegation Agreement with Midwest Reliability Organization (MRO) – amendments to Exhibit B - the MRO Bylaws.
 
9/30/2015
RR15-8-001

​Letter Order Accepting Revisions to NERC's WCOR​ Policy​​

FERC issues a letter order accepting revisions to NERC’s Working Capital and Operating Reserve (WCOR) Policy​.
9/18/2015
RM15-25-000
 
FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to revise its regulations to provide the Commission and its staff with access, on a non-public and ongoing basis, to three databases maintained by NERC: (1) the Transmission Availability Data System (TADS); (2) the Generating Availability Data System (GADS); and (3) the protection system misoperations database​. 


9/17/2015
RM15-4-000
​Order No. 814 Approving Reliability Standard PRC-002-2

FERC issues a final rule approving proposed Reliability Standard PRC-002-2 (Disturbance Monitoring and Reporting Requirements) as well as the retirement of Reliability Standard PRC-018-1.

9/17/2015
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