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"
RM16-15-000 AND RM15-25-001
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).
FERC issues a final rule approving the Second Stage Geomagnetic Disturbances (GMD) Reliability Standard and directs NERC to develop three modifications.
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.
RM16-8-000 and RM16-1-000
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.
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
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.
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.
EL13-52, RR13-12, RR13-10, RR14-6-000
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.
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.
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.