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FERC Orders/Rules 2016
 
 

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Docket Number
Title/Summary
  
RD17-2-000
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.

12/27/2016
RD-16-6-001
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"

12/14/2016
RR16-7-000
​Letter Order Accepting WECC Amended Bylaws​​

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

12/6/2016
RM15-11-001
​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.

11/21/2016
RM16-6-000
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

11/18/2016
RM16-15-000 AND RM15-25-001
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

11/17/2016
RM17-5-000
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.

11/17/2016
​RR16-5-000
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.

11/4/2016
RD16-9-000
Letter Order Approving Reliability Standard COM-001-3

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

10/28/2016
​RR16-6-000​
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).​

10/20/2016
​RM16-1-001​
​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)

10/3/2016
RM16-13-000
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).

9/22/2016
RM15-11-000

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

 
 
9/22/2016
RD16-6-000
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).

9/22/2016
​RR16-4-000
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.
 
8/19/2016
RD16-8-000
​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).

8/16/2016
RM16-8-000 and RM16-1-000
​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.

8/8/2016
RM16-8-000
​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.

7/21/2016
​RM15-14-001
​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.

7/21/2016
RM15-14-002

 

 
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

7/21/2016
RM16-18-000
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.

 
7/21/2016
​RM15-25-000


​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

7/7/2016
RD16-5-000
​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.

6/23/2016
​RD16-7-000
​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.

6/23/2016
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.

6/21/2016
IN14-11-000​
​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​. 

6/21/2016
RM16-1-000
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​

6/16/2016
RM16-15-000
​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​

6/16/2016
RM15-25-000
​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​

6/16/2016
​RC11-6-004

 

​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.

6/15/2016
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