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FERC Orders/Rules 2009
 
 

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Docket Number
Title/Summary
  
AD07-13-002
FERC's 2009 Report on Enforcement

Docket No. AD07-13-002​

12/17/2009
RM06-22-010
Order Addressing NERC's CIP Implementation Plan and Requring Compliance Filing

FERC issues an order addressing NERC's CIP Implementation Plan. Docket No. RM06-22-010​

12/17/2009
PL10-2-000
Order Authorizing Secretary to Issue Staff's Preliminary Notice of Violations

FERC issues an order authoring the Secretary of the Commission to issue staff's preliminary notice of violations.  This order extends the Commission’s efforts to provide the  public with notice of and information about enforcement activities. The Notice is  designed to increase the transparency of staff’s nonpublic investigations conducted under Part 1b of our regulations.  Docket No. PL10-2-000​

12/17/2009
RD09-7-001
Order Granting Clarification to EEI on Request for Rehearing on Version 2 CIP Standards

FERC denies the request for rehearing, but grants the motion for clarification and request for an extension of time in the matter of EEI's request for rehearing on Version 2 CIP Standards. Docket No. RD09-7-001​

12/17/2009
RM09-8-000
Order No. 730- Approval of Three INT Standards

FERC approves the NERC's revision of three Commission-approved Reliability Standards, designated INT-005-3, Interchange Authority Distributes Arranged Interchange; INT-006-3, Response to Interchange Authority; and INT-008-3, Interchange Authority Distributes Status. Docket No. RM09-8-000​

12/17/2009
NP10-18-000
Notice of Extension - Notice of Penalty

FERC issued a order granting an extension of time to consider the Notice of Penalty regarding Turlock Irrigation District.  Docket No. NP10-18-000​

12/11/2009
NP10-3-000, NP10-4-000, NP10-5-000, NP10-6-000, NP10-7-000, NP10-8-000, NP10-9-000, NP10-10-000, NP10-11-000, NP10-12-000, NP10-13-000, NP10-14-000, NP10-15-000, NP10-16-000, NP10-17-000, NP10-18-000, NP10-19-000
Order on Notices of Penalty - Dec 11, 2009

FERC issues a Notice of Penalty Order stating it would not futher review the following Notices of Penalty: NP10-3-000 AES Beaver Valley, LLC; NP10-4-000 AES Ironwood, LLC; NP10-5-000 AES Red Oak, LLC; NP10-6-000 AES Warrior Run; NP10-7-000 East Kentucky Power Cooperative; NP10-8-000 Union Power Partners, L.P.; NP10-9-000 Westmoreland Partners;  NP10-10-000 AES Cayuga, LLC; NP10-11-000 AES Greenidge, LLC; NP10-12-000 AES Somerset, LLC; NP10-13-000 AES Westover, LLC; NP10-14-000 Cedar Bay Generating Company, L; NP10-15-000 Mirant Potrero, LLC; NP10-16-000 Mirant Delta, LLC; NP10-17-000 Lincoln County Power District No. 1; NP10-19-000 Poudre Valley Rural Electric Ass’n, Inc.​

12/11/2009
RD09-9-000
Letter Order Accepting Errata Changes to Three Reliability Standards

FERC approves errata changes to Reliability Standards IRO-006-4.1 — Reliability Coordination — Transmission Loading Relief (TLR), MOD-021-0.1 — Documentation of the Accounting Methodology for the Effects of Controllable Demand-Side Management in Demand and Energy Forecasts, and PER-001-0.1 — Operating Personnel Responsibility and Authority. Docket No. RD09-9-000​

12/10/2009
RD09-3-000
Letter Order Approving TOP-004-2 VSLs
 
FERC issues a Letter Order approving NERC’s February 27, 2009 filing regarding Violation Severity Levels for TOP-004-2. Docket No. RD09-3-000​
12/10/2009
RM08-19-000, RM08-19-001, RM09-5-000
Errata Notice for Order 729

On November 24, 2009, the Commission issued a Final Rule (Order No. 729) in the above-referenced proceeding. 1 This errata corrects sites in the rule where the word “proposed” is used instead of applicable final rule language.  Docket Nos. RM08-19-000, RM08-19-001, RM09-5-000​

12/4/2009
RD09-6-000
Order on Reliability Standard Interpretation

The Commission issued an Order approving NERC's March 5, 2009 request for approval of an interpretation of TOP-002-2.  Docket No. RD09-6-000​

12/2/2009
RM08-19-000, RM08-19-001, RM09-5-000, RM06-16-005
Order 729 - Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Calc. of ATC, CBM, TRM, TTC and Existing Transmission Commitments for the BPS

The Commission approves six Modeling, Data, and Analysis Reliability Standards submitted to the Commission for approval by the NERC. Docket Nos. RM08-19-000, RM08-19-001, RM09-5-000, RM06-16-005​

11/24/2009
RM05-17-005, RM05-25-005
Order No. 890D - Preventing Undue Discrimination and Prefernce in Transmission Service

FERC affirms its basic determinations in Order Nos. 890, 890-A, 890-B, and 890-C, granting clarification regarding certain revisions to its regulations and the pro forma open-access transmission tariff, or OATT, adopted in Order Nos. 888 and 889 to ensure that transmission services are provided on a basis that is just, reasonable, and not unduly discriminatory. Docket Nos. RM05-17-005 and RM05-25-005; Order No. 890-D​

11/19/2009
NP10-2-000
Notice on Omnibus NOP Filing

FERC issues a notice that it will not further review, on its own motion, any zero dollar penalty submitted in the Omnibus Notice of Penalty filing.  Docket No. NP10-2-000​

11/13/2009
NP10-2-000
Order on Omnibus NOP Filing

FERC issues an order concluding that it will not further review any of the 23 “non-zero dollar” monetary penalties submitted in the Omnibus Filing.  Docket No. NP10-2-000​

11/13/2009
RR09-5-000
Order Approving Petition for Texas RE

FERC approved NERC's petition requesting approval of the following Texas Regional Entity (Texas RE) rules: (1) proposed revisions to the Standards Development Process of Texas RE, (2) Texas RE Reliability Standards Committee Procedure and (3) Registered Ballot Body Procedure. Docket No. RR09-5-000​

11/2/2009
RM10-2-000
Order No. 728 - Delegations for Notices of Penalty

FERC issues a Final Rule to revise its delegations of authority to allow for the efficient and timely processing of Notices of Penalty issued by the NERC. Docket No. RM10-2-000​

10/30/2009
AD10-1-000, RR09-7-000
Further Guidance Order on Filing Reliability Notices of Penalty

FERC issues an Order providing further guidance on Notice of Penalties and inviting NERC, Regional Entities and stakeholders, along with Commission staff, to develop an abbreviated format for a pro forma Notice of Penalty that conforms to the significance of particular types of violations or alleged violations. Docket Nos. AD10-1-000, RR09-7-000​

10/26/2009
NP09-36-000, NP09-37-000, NP09-38-000, NP09-39-000, NP09-40-000, NP09-41-000, NP09-42-000, NP09-43-000, NP09-44-000, NP09-45-000, NP09-46-000, NP10-1-000
Order on Notices of Penalty - October 23, 2009

FERC issues a Notice of Penalty Order in which it states it would not further review Notices of Penalty.  Docket Nos. NP09-36-000, NP09-37-000, NP09-38-000, NP09-39-000, NP09-40-000, NP09-41-000, NP09-42-000, NP09-43-000, NP09-44-000, NP09-45-000, NP09-46-000, NP10-1-000​

10/23/2009
NP09-26-000
Order Addressing Applicability of Section 215 of the FPA to Federal Entities

FERC issues an Order affirming that, pursuant to section 215 of the FPA, the Corps-Tulsa District and other federal entities that use, own, or operate the Bulk-Power System must comply with mandatory Reliability Standards. Docket No. NP09-26-000​

10/15/2009
RR09-9-000, RR08-6-004, RR07-14-004
Order Conditionally Accepting NERC's 2010 Business Plan and Budget and Ordering Compliance Filings

FERC conditionally accepts the business plans and budgets of NERC, the Regional Entities, and WIRAB. NERC is authorized to issue billing invoices to fund the fiscal year 2010 operations of the Regional Entities, WIRAB, and itself. Docket Nos. RR09-9-000, RR08-6-004, RR07-14-004

10/15/2009
RR09-8-000
Order Approving Amendment to NERC Bylaws

FERC approved NERC's proposed amendments to Article III, sections 1 and 2 of NERC’s Bylaws concerning independent trustees. Docket No. RR09-8-000​

10/14/2009
IN08-5-000
Order on 2008 Florida Blackout

The Commission issued an Order surrounding the 2008 Florida Blackout. The Office of Enforcement of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, staff of NERC and Florida Power and Light Company enter into a Stipulation and Consent Agreement to resolve a non-public investigation conducted by Enforcement, staff of the Office of Electric Reliability of the Commission and NERC, pursuant to Part 1b of the Commission’s regulations and NERC’s Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program into alleged violations of the Reliability Standards by FPL surrounding a loss of load event in Florida on February 26, 2008. Docket No. IN08-5-000


FERC Press Release

10/8/2009
RR06-1-023, et al.
Letter Order Accepting Changes to the NERC CMEP

FERC issues an Order accepting the changes to NERC’s Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program (CMEP), Section 6.5 and figure 6.1.  Docket Nos. RR06-1-023​

10/2/2009
RR08-6-003
Letter Order Accepting MRO Supplemental Budget

FERC issues an Order accepting MRO's Supplemental Budget requiest.  Docket No. RR08-6-003​

10/2/2009
RD09-7-000
Order Approving Version 2 of CIP Cyber Security Standards

FERC approves the revised Version 2 CIP Reliability Standards to become effective on April 1, 2010.  Docket No. RD09-7-000​

9/30/2009
RR09-4-000
Order Accepting Proposed Amendments to SPP Bylaws

FERC accepts the proposed amendments pertaining to the SPP Regional Entity function and directs NERC and SPP to submit a compliance filing. Docket No. RR09-4-000​

9/17/2009
RC08-7-000, RC08-7-001
Notice of Extension to Withdraw Registration Appeal

The Commission issued a notice of extension for Constellation Energy Commodities Group, Inc.
to withdraw its Request for Appeal regarding its NERC Compliance Registration.  Docket Nos. RC08-7-000 and RC08-7-001​

9/15/2009
NP09-33-000, NP09-34-000, NP09-35-000
Letter Order on Three Notices of Penalty

FERC issues a letter order stating that it will not further review Notices of Penalty for the MidAmerican Energy Company, Ashburnham Municipal Light Plant, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company.  Docket Nos. NP09-33-000, NP09-34-000, NP09-35-000​

8/26/2009
RR06-1-022, RR07-7-008
Letter Order Regarding Reporting Requirements of WECC Deviations

FERC issues an order regarding continuation and reporting requirements of the WECC deviations from the NERC pro forma hearing procedures.  Docket Nos. RR06-1-022, RR07-7-008​

8/26/2009
RM06-22-009
Order Approving VRFs for CIP Reliability Standards

FERC submits an order approving the revised VRFs for four CIP Reliability Standards (CIP-003-1, R4.1; CIP-005-1, R1.5; CIP-007-1, R5.1; and CIP-007-1, R5.3.3). The Commission has approved the modification of all of these VRFs from “Lower” to “Medium.”  Docket No. RM06-22-009​

8/20/2009
RC08-7-000, RC08-7-001
Order Approving Joint Settlement Agreement - RC08-7

The Commission issued an Order approving the joint settlement agreement between Constellation Energy Commodities Group, Inc. and Power Resources, Ltd. Docket No. RC08-7-000​

8/17/2009
NP09-28-000, NP09-29-000, NP09-30-000, NP09-31-000, NP09-32-000
Order on Notices of Penalty - August 7, 2009

The Commission gives notice that it will not further review, on its own motion, the Notices of Penalty in Docket Nos. NP09-28-000, NP09-29-000, NP09-30-000, NP09-31-000, NP09-32-000.​

8/7/2009
NP09-26-000, NP09-27-000
Notice Regarding NP09-26-000 and NP09-27-000

The Commission issues a notice stating that it would not further review NP09-26-000 and NP09-27-000 which have been allowed to become effective by operation of law on July 24, 2009. Docket Nos. NP09-26-000, NP09-27-000​

7/27/2009
RR08-6-002, RR07-14-003
Order on Compliance Filing

On December 15, 2008, as supplemented on March 16, 2009, NERC submitted a filing in compliance with the Commission’s October 16, 2008 order on NERC’s proposed 2009 Budget Order. In this order, the Commission accepts the compliance filing in part and rejects it in part. Docket Nos. RR08-6-002 and RR07-14-003

7/16/2009
PL09-4-000
Smart Grid Policy Statement

The Commission provides guidance regarding the development of a smart grid for the nation’s electric transmission system, focusing on the development of key standards to achieve interoperability and functionality of smart grid systems and devices. Docket No. PL09-4-000

Commissioner Suedeen Kelly Statement

Commissioner Marc Spitzer Statement

Smart Grid Press Release

7/16/2009
NP09-21-000
Notice Regarding Wisconsin Public Service Corporation's Notice of Penalty

The Commission issues a Notice stating it will not further review Wisconsin Public Service Corporation's Notice of Penalty. Docket No. NP09-21-000​

7/15/2009
RR07-16-006
Letter Order Accepting NERC Compliance Filing Re: SPP

The Commission Letter order accepting North American Electric Reliability Corporation's compliance filing certifying that Southwest Power Pool Inc. (SPP) has performed a reconciliation of its system of accounts in accordance with Section 8(e) etc under RR07-16. Docket No. RR07-16-006​

6/30/2009
RR07-16-005
Order Conditionally Accepting Compliance Filing

On April 1, 2009, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) submitted a filing in compliance with the Commission’s October 18, 2007 order on NERC’s 2008 business plan and budget. NERC’s filing includes a true-up of actual 2008 costs incurred by NERC and each Regional Entity to their respective 2008 budgets.  Docket No. RR07-16-005​

6/29/2009
NP09-26-000
Notice of Filing Regarding Notice of Penalty and Request for Decision on Jurisdiction Issue

The Commission issues a Notice of Filing regarding NERC's June 24, 2009 Notice of Penalty regarding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Tulsa District in the Texas Regional Entity region. Docket No. NP09-26-000​

6/26/2009
RR08-4-003, RR08-4-004
Order on Compliance Filing- VSLs

The Commission issued an Order accepting NERC’s two December 19, 2008 compliance filings pertaining to violation severity level assignments, one in response to the June 19, 2008 Order and the second in response to the November 20, 2008 Order. Docket Nos. RR08-4-003 and RR08-4-004​

6/24/2009
RM09-8-000
NOPR on Revised Mandatory Reliability Standards for Interchange Scheduling and Coordination

The Commission proposes to approve three updated Interchange Scheduling and Coordination (INT) Reliability Standards (INT-005-3, INT-006-3 and INT-008-3) developed by NERC. Docket No. RM09-8-000​

6/18/2009
RM06-22-006
Order Denying Request for Clarification- Order 706C

The Commission denies the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI’s) request for clarification of Order No. 706-B (Mandatory Reliability Standards for Critical Infrastructure Protection). Docket No. RM06-22-006​

6/18/2009
NP09-25-000
Notice of Penalty Order - June 12, 2009

The Commission issued a notice stating that it would not further review, on its own motion, the following Notice of Penalty. Docket No. NP09-25-000 (Mirant Mid-Atlantic LLC)​

6/12/2009
RM08-11-000
Notice of Extension of Time to comply with Paragraph 99 of Order No. 722 to submit modifications to the WECC regional differences VRFs

The Commission granted NERC’s May 29, 2009 request for an extension of time to comply with Paragraph 99 of Order No. 722 to submit modifications to the WECC regional differences Violation Risk Factors. Docket No. RM08-11-000​

6/9/2009
RR06-1-021, et al
Order on Compliance Filing

The Commission accepts NERC's February 17, 2009 Compliance filing regarding CMEP and CMEP Attachment 2 Hearing Procedures as well as the NERC Rules of Procedure. Docket No. RR06-1-021, et al.​

6/1/2009
NP09-18-000, NP09-19-000, NP09-20-000, NP09-22-000, NP09-23-000, NP09-24-000
Notice of Penalty Order - May 29, 2009

The Commission issued a notice stating it would not review, on its own motion, the following Notices of Penalty. Docket Nos. NP09-18-000 (Northern States Power Company), NP09-19-000 (Northern States Power Company), NP09-20-000 (Kissimmee Utility Authority), NP09-22-000 (Escanaba Municipal Electric Utility), NP09-23-000 (NorthWestern Energy), NP09-24-000 (Upper Peninsula Power Company)​

5/29/2009
NP09-21-000
Order Extending the Time Period for Consideration

The Commission issued a Notice of Penalty Order regarding NP09-21-000, Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, which was filed on May 1, 2009. Docket No. NP09-21-000​

5/29/2009
RR09-3-000
Letter Order Approving Proposed Revisions of ReliabilityFirst Corporation Bylaws

The Commission issued a letter order approving NERC's petition for approval of proposed revisions to the Bylaws of ReliabilityFirst Corporation. Docket No. RR09-3-000​

5/22/2009
RM08-16-000
ERO Interpretations of Specific Requirements of BAL-003-0 and VAR- 001-1 Reliability Standards

The Commission approves the Interpretation of BAL-003-0 R2 and R5. The Commission remands to the ERO the proposed interpretation of VAR-001-1, Requirement R4 and directs the ERO to revise the interpretation. Docket No. RM08-16-000​

5/21/2009
RM08-13-000
NOPR - Transmission Relay Loadability Reliability Standard PRC-023-1

The Commission issued a NOPR proposing to approve Reliability Standard PRC-023-1 and to direct NERC to develop modifications to the proposed Standard to address specific concerns identified by the Commission. Comments are due 60 days after publication in the Federal Register. Docket No. RM08-13-000

Errata

5/21/2009
RM08-12-000
Order No. 723 Approving WECC Regional Reliability Standard BAL-004-WECC-01

The Commission approved the regional Reliability Standard BAL-004-WECC-01 (Automatic Time Error Correction) and directed WECC to develop several modifications to the regional Reliability Standard. Docket No. RM08-12-000; Order No. 723.​

5/21/2009
RM06-22-006
Order Granting Rehearing For Further Consideration-706B

FERC grants a rehearing for "Mandatory Reliability Standards for Critical Infrastructure Protection." Docket No. RM06-22-006​

5/20/2009
RM08-7-002
Order Granting Rehearing For Further Consideration-713A

FERC grants a rehearing for "Modification of Interchange and Transmission Loading Relief Reliability Standard; and Electric Reliability Organization Interpretation of Specific Requirements of Four Reliability Standards." Docket No. RM08-7-002​

5/20/2009
RM05-17-005, RM05-25-005
Order Granting Rehearing For Further Consideration-890C

FERC grants a rehearing for "Preventing Undue Discrimination and Preference in Transmission Services." Docket Nos. RM05-17-005, RM05-25-005​

5/20/2009
RM08-11-001
Order Granting Rehearing Request - Order No. 722

The Commission granted NERC's April 20, 2009 rehearing request of Order No. 722.  Docket No. RM08-11-001​

5/20/2009
PL09-4-000
Supplemental Request for Comments on the Smart Grid Policy

The Commission issued a request for additional comments on the Smart Grid Policy
Docket No. PL09-4-000​

5/19/2009
RD09-2-000
Letter Order Accepting the February 6, 2009 Errata filing

The Commission issued a Letter Order accpeting the February 6, 2009 Errata filing addressing revisions to 15 Reliability Standards.  Docket No. RD09-2-000​

5/13/2009
NP09-15-000, NP09-16-000, NP09-17-000
Notice of Penalty Order - April 30, 2009

The Commission issued a notice stating it would not review, on its own motion, the following Notices of Penalty that were filed on March 31, 2009.  Docket Nos. NP09-15-000 (Black River Generation, LLC), NP09-16-000 (Dynegy, Inc.) and NP09-17-000 (FPL Energy, LLC)​

4/30/2009
RC08-4-002
Letter Order - Compliance Filing in Response to May 16, 2008 Order

The Commission issued a letter order directing NERC to submit a filing in response to questions on the July 25, 2008 Compliance Filing.  Docket No. RC08-4-002​

4/23/2009
RM08-11-000
3/20/2009
RM08-7-000, RM08-7-001
Errata Notice - Modification of Interchange and TLR Reliability Standards;

and ERO Interpretation of Specific Requirements of Four Reliability Standards
Docket Nos. RM08-7-000 and RM08-7-001​

3/19/2009
RM06-22-000
3/19/2009
RM08-7-000, RM08-7-001
Modification of Interchange and TLR Reliability Standards;

and ERO Interpretation of Specific Requirements of Four Reliability Standards
Docket Nos. RM08-7-000 and RM08-7-001; Order No. 713-A​

3/19/2009
RM08-19-000, RM08-19,001, RM09-5-000, RM06-16-005
NOPR - Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Calculation of Available Transfer Capability,

The Commission issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Capacity Benefit Margins, Transmission Reliability Margins, Total Transfer Capability, and Existing Transmission Commitments and Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Bulk-Power System
Docket Nos. RM08-19-000, RM08-19,001, RM09-5-000, RM06-16-005​

3/19/2009
RM05-5-013
3/19/2009
RM05-17-004, RM05-25-004
Order 890-C Order on Rehearing and Clarification

The Commission issued Order affirming its basic determinations in Order Nos. 890, 890-A and 890-B, granting rehearing and clarification regarding certain revisions to its regulations and the pro forma OATT, adopted in Order Nos. 888 and 889 to ensure that transmission services are provided on a basis that is just, reasonable and not unduly discriminatory.  The Commission grants clarification of the degree of consistency required in the calculation of ATC by transmission providers and denies rehearing regarding the requirement to undesignate network resources used to serve off-system sales.  Docket Nos. RM05-17-004 and RM05-25-004​

3/19/2009
PL09-4-000
3/19/2009
RC09-3-000
Notice of Extension of Time - NERC and NPCC filing

The Commission issued granted NERC and NPCC's February 20, 2008 request for extension of time.  The Commission grants the extension to and including April 10, 2009.  Docket No. RC09-3-000​

3/6/2009
RR08-6-002, RR07-014-003
Request for Data Regarding December 15, 2008 Compliance Filing

The Commission issued a letter order requesting data regarding NERC's December 15, 2008 Compliance Filing on the NERC 2009 Business Plan and Budget Filing.  Docket No. RR08-6-002 and RR07-014-003​

2/27/2009
RC08-7-000
Notice of Extension of Time - Constellation

The Commission granted NERC's February 18, 2008 request for further extension of time to submit a compliance filing in response to the Commission's Order Remanding Compliance Registry Determination issued on November 20, 2008 regarding Constellation Energy Commodities Group, Inc.  Docket No. RC08-7-000​

2/19/2009
NP09-10-000, NP09-11-000, NP-09-12-000, NP09-13-000, NP09-14-000
Notice of Penalty Order - February 19, 2009

The Commission will not review on its own motion the following Notices of Penalty: NP09-10-000 (City of Conway, AR), NP09-11-000 (City of Ruston, LA), NP-09-12-000 (Batesville Balancing Authority), NP09-13-000 (Union Power Partners, LLC) and NP09-14-000 (City of West Memphis, AR).  These Notices of Penalty were filed with the Commission on January 21, 2009.  Docket Nos. NP09-10-000, NP09-11-000, NP-09-12-000, NP09-13-000 and NP09-14-000​

2/19/2009
RR07-16-004
Order Conditionally Accepting Compliance Filing

The Commission conditionally accepted NERC's July 21, 2008, as amended on July 25, 2008, Compliance filing with the June 19, 2008 Order, which conditionally approved a true-up to NERC's 2007 budget and included responses to the 2008 Budget Order. Docket No. RR07-16-004​

2/19/2009
RM08-3-001
Order No. 716-A Order on Rehearing

The Commission issued an Order on Rehearing denying NYISO's request for rehearing of Order No. 716.  Docket No. RM08-3-001​

2/19/2009
RR06-1-019, RR07-6-005
2/18/2009
RR06-1-018, RR07-7-006
Letter Order Accepting Status Report in Response to P 226 of March 21, 2008 Order

The Commission issued a letter order accepting NERC's November 21, 2008 status report and an agreement between NERC and WECC.  The status report and agreement address the CMEP of WECC's reliability coordinator functions in response to paragraph 226 of the Commission's March 21, 2008 Order.   Docket Nos. RR06-1-018 and RR07-7-006​

2/17/2009
NP09-4-000, NP09-5-000, NP09-6-000, NP09-7-000, NP09-8-000, NP09-9-000
Notice of Penalty Order - Five NOPs

The Commission issued an order stating it would not review the Notices of Penalty filed on January 7, 2009.  Docket No. NP09-4-000 - SUEZ Energy Generation NA, Inc; Docket No. NP09-5-000 - Wise County Power Company; Docket No. NP09-6-000 -  Hopewell Cogeneration Limited Partnership; Docket No. NP09-7-000 - Choctaw Gas Generation, LLC; Docket No. NP09-8-000 - Choctaw Generation Limited Partnership; and Docket No. NP09-9-000 - Hot Spring Power Company, LLC​

2/5/2009
RM06-22-005
Letter Order Approving 31 VRFs for certain CIP Reliability Standards

The Commission issued a letter order approving NERC's December 19, 2008 compliance filing where NERC submitted 31 revised Violation Risk Factors, pertaining to certain Critical
Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards, in response to paragraphs 751 and 757 of the Commission’s Order No. 706.  Docket No. RM06-22-005​

2/2/2009
RM06-22-002, RM06-22-003
Order on CIP VRFs Compliance Filing

The Commission issued an Order approving 12 revised VRFs and approving 9 new VRFs.  In addition, the Commission requires revisions to four of the new VRFs.  Docket Nos. RM06-22-002 and RM06-22-003​

1/27/2009
RD09-1-000
Letter Order approving two revised versions of Reliability Standards

The Commission issued a letter order approving two revised Reliability Standards (IRO-005-2 and TOP-004-2) NERC filed on July 28, 2008.  Docket No. RD09-1-000​

1/22/2009
RM08-3-002
Letter Order Accepting November 17 Compliance Filing

The Commission issued a letter order accepting NERC's November 17, 2008 compliance filing in response to Order No. 716.  Docket No. RM08-3-002​

1/16/2009
RC08-7-000
Notice of Extension of Time - Constellation appeal

The Commission granted NERC's January 15, 2009 motion for an extension of time to submit a compliance filing in response to the Commission's Order Remanding Compliance Registry Determination to the ERO issued November 20, 2008.  Docket No. RC08-7-000​

1/16/2009
NP09-3-000
Notice of Penalty - Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC

The Commission issued an order stating it would not review the Notice of Penalty filed regarding Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC.  Docket No. NP09-3-000​

1/16/2009
AD09-3-000
Guidance Order on Conducting Compliance Audits by the ERO and Regional Entities

The Commission provides guidance on conducting compliance audits to NERC and the eight Regional Entities.  AD09-3-000​

1/15/2009
RC09-3-000
Notice of Extension of Time - NERC and NPCC Submission of Data Request

The Commission granted NERC's and NPCC's January 14, 2009 joint motion for extension of time to submit a compliance filing in response to the Commission's December 18, 2008 Order Directing the Submission of Data.  The extension is granted to and including February 20, 2009.  Docket No. RC09-3-000​

1/15/2009
PA08-2-000
Order Approving Audit Report, Determining Issue of Separation of Functions and Directing Actions

The Commission approves the Audit Report prepared by the Division of Audits in the Office of Enforcement, with the assistance of staff from the Office of Electric Reliability. The Report contains staff’s findings and recommendations with respect to Southwest Power Pool, Inc.’s (SPP’s) Regional Entity (RE) function.  The audit addresses SPP’s compliance with (1) the SPP, Inc. Bylaws, (2) the Delegation Agreement between the NERC and SPP, and the conditions included in the relevant Commission orders, and (3) other obligations and responsibilities directed by the Commission.  Docket No. PA08-2-000

1/15/2009
RR08-6-001, RR07-14-002
Order Granting Clarification - 2009 Budget Order

The Commission granted NERC's November 14, 2008 request for clarification of the October 16, 2008 Order on the 2009 Business Plan and Budget.  Docket No. RR08-6-001 and RR07-14-002​

1/15/2009
NP09-1-000, NP09-2-000
Order Accepting Notice of Penalty

The Commission accepted NERC's two Notices of Penalty filed on December 12, 2008.  Docket Nos. NP09-1-000 and NP09-2-000​

1/9/2009
 

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