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FERC Orders/Rules 2012
 
 

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Docket Number
Title/Summary
  
NP13-6-000, NP13-7-000, NP13-8-000
Order on Notices of Penalty - November 30, 2012 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. NP13-6-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP13-7-000 Willmar Municipal Utilities; and NP13-8-000 Spreadsheet Notice of Penalty.​

12/28/2012
RR12-8-000
Order Conditionally Approving Revisions to the NERC Rules of Procedure

FERC issues an order that conditionally approves, with limited exceptions, numerous revisions to the NERC Rules of Procedure and its appendices, including revisions to Sections 300 (Reliability Standards Development), 400 (Compliance Enforcement), 600 (Personnel Certification), 800(Reliability Assessment and Performance Analysis), 1000 (Situation Awareness and Infrastructure Security), 1400 (Amendments to the Rules of Procedure), and 1700 (Challenges to Determinations), and Appendices 2 (Definitions), 3C (Procedure for Coordinating Reliability Standards Approvals, Remands, and Directives), 4B (Sanction Guidelines), 4C(Uniform Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program), 5B (Statement of Compliance Registry Criteria), and 6 (System Operator Certification Program Manual). The order directs NERC to make compliance and informational filings within 60 days.​

12/20/2012
NP11-238-001
 
FERC issues an order denying rehearing of the Commission’s July 2012 order, which approved a $19,500 penalty against the Southwestern Power Administration for violation of certain mandatory Reliability Standards. The order reaffirms the legal finding in the July 2012 order that federal entities that act as users, owners, or operators of the bulk power system are subject to monetary penalties for violation of an approved Reliability Standard, in accordance with the enforcement authorities granted under Federal Power Act section 215.
 
12/20/2012
RM10-11-001
Order No. 764-A on Rehearing and Clarification and Granting Motion for Extension of Time on Variable Energy Resources

FERC issues an order that addresses requests for rehearing on (1) the intra-hour scheduling and forecasting reforms adopted in Order No. 764; (2) statements addressing public utility transmission provider’s obligation to offer generator regulation service; and (3) the estimated burden on small entities to comply with the Final Rule. In this order, the Commission affirms its basic determinations in Order No. 764, provides clarification, and grants EEI’s request to extend the period for compliance filings to November 12, 2012.​

12/20/2012
RM12-9-000
Order No. 772 Approving Regional Reliability Standard PRC-006-SERC-1

FERC issues a Final Rule in which it approves regional Reliability Standard PRC-006-SERC-01 (Automatic Underfrequency Load Shedding Requirements).​

12/20/2012
RM12-6-000 and RM12-7-000
Order No. 773 - Final Rule on the Revisions to the Electric Reliability Organization Definition of Bulk Electric System and Rules of Procedure

FERC issues an order in which it the approves modifications to the currently-effective definition of “bulk electric system” developed by NERC.​

12/20/2012
RD12-6-000
Letter Order Approving Interpretation CIP-004-4a

FERC issues a letter order approving NERC's interpretation to CIP-004-4. The proposed interpretation clarifies that all cyber access must be authorized, and all authorized cyber access requires compliance with Requirements R2, R3, and R4 of CIP-004-4. The interpretation will be identified at CIP-004-4a.

12/12/2012
AD12-12-000
Notice of Request for Comments and Technical Conference on Gas-Electric Interdependence

FERC issues a Notice of Request for Comments and 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. In advance of the conference, interested parties are asked to submit comments identifying areas in which additional Commission guidance or regulatory changes should be considered. Question prompts for the comments are included in this notice, and comments are due on January 7, 2013.​

12/7/2012
NP13-1-000, NP13-2-000, NP13-3-000, NP13-4-000, NP13-5-000

The Commission issues an order stating that it would not further review, on its own motion, the following Notices of Penalty in Docket Nos. NP13-1-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP13-2-000 TransAlta Centralia Generation, LLC; NP13-3-000 Bear Swamp Power Company, LLC; NP13-4-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; and NP13-5-000 Spreadsheet Notice of Penalty.​

11/29/2012
AD12-12-000
Order Directing Further Conferences and Reports on Gas-Electric Coordination

FERC issues an order in which it directs staff to convene two technical conferences, directs RTOs and ISOs to report progress to the Commission, and directs staff to report progress on regional efforts in gas-electric coordination.

[FERC Staff Report on Gas Electric Coordination Technical Conferences]​

11/15/2012
RM11-20-000​
Letter Order Accepting Compliance Filing in Response to Order No. 763

FERC issues a letter order in which it accepts the compliance filing modifying Reliability Standard PRC-006-1, Requirement R9, and a Violation Risk Factor and Violation Severity Level associated with PRC-006-1.​

11/9/2012
RR12-10-000
Order Approving Renewals of CEA Agreements betwen SERC and FRCC and SPP

FERC issues an order in which FERC grants approval for the renewal of the Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Agreements (CEA) between SERC Reliability Corporation and Florida Reliability Coordinating Council Inc. (FRCC) and Southwest Power Pool Regional Entity (SPP). In addition, FERC approves changes to the FRCC and SPP delegation agreements relating to the revised CEA agreements.​

11/8/2012
RR12-13-000, FA11-21-000​
Order Accepting 2013 Business Plan and Budget Filing

The Commission issues an order accepting the 2013 Business Plan and Budget of NERC, the 2013 Business Plan and Budgets of each Regional Entity, and the 2013 Business Plan and Budget of the Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Board.

11/2/2012
NP12-45-000, NP12-46-000, NP12-47-000
Order on Notices of Penalty - September 28, 2012 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. NP12-45-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP12-46-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; and NP12-47-000 Spreadsheet Notice of Penalty.

10/26/2012
RR12-11-000
Letter Order Approving NERC 2011 Budget True-Up Filing

FERC approves NERC's 2011 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 2011 fiscal year in compliance with previous Commission orders.​

10/24/2012
RR12-12-000
Order Approving Amendments to the NERC/RFC Delegation Agreement

FERC approves the amendments to the NERC-ReliabilityFirst Corporation (RFC) Delegation Agreement, consisting of amendments to RFC's Bylaws (Exhibit B) and Reliability Standards Development Procedure (Exhibit C), that were filed with the Commission for approval on July 30, 2012.​

10/24/2012
RM12-4-000
NOPR on Revisions to Reliability Standards for Transmission Vegetation Management

FERC issues a NOPR in which it proposes to approve Reliability Standard FAC-003-2 (Transmission Vegetation Management), the three definitions in the petition, the implementation plan and the Violation Severity Levels associated with the proposed Reliability Standard. The Commission proposes to direct that NERC revise the Violation Risk Factor for Requirement R2, and approve the remainder of the Violation Risk Factors.​

10/18/2012
RM12-22-000
NOPR Propsing to Direct NERC to Develop and Submit Geomagnetic Disturbance Reliability Standards

FERC issues a NOPR in which it proposes to direct NERC to file for approval with the Commission Reliability Standards (GMD Reliability Standards) that address the risks posed by geomagnetic disturbances (GMD) to the reliable operation of the Bulk-Power System.​

10/18/2012
NP12-41-000, NP12-42-000, NP12-43-000, NP12-44-000
Order on Notices of Penalty - August 31, 2012 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. NP12-41-000 Entergy; NP12-42-000 Cedar Creek Wind Energy, LLC; NP12-43-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; and NP12-44-000 Spreadsheet Notice of Penalty.

9/28/2012
RM12-12-000
NOPR Proposing to Approve Regional Reliability Standard PRC-006-NPCC-1 (Automatic Underfrequency Load Shedding)

FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to approve regional Reliability Standard PRC-006-NPCC-1 (Automatic Underfrequency Load Shedding). Docket No. RM12-12-000

9/20/2012
RM12-20-000
Order No. 766 - Final Rule on Delegation of Authority Regarding Electric Reliability Organization's Budget, Delegation Agreement, and Policy and Procedure Filings

FERC issues its final rule on the Delegation of Authority of the ERO’s Budget, Delegation Agreement, and Policy and Procedure filings. This final rule delegates to the Director of the Office of Energy Market Regulation (OEMR) the ability to act on certain NERC filings – involving budgets, business plans, delegation agreements, and organization rules. Due to a recent internal reorganization, OEMR (rather than the Office of Electric Reliability) is now responsible for acting on these particular, aforementioned filings. However, OEMR currently does not have delegated authority to act under section 215 of the Federal Power Act, which covers NERC activities and filings. The final rule grants OEMR the necessary delegated authority to act on such filings. Docket No. RM12-20-000

9/20/2012
RC11-6-002
 
The Commission issues an order accepting the May 14, 2012 Compliance Filing in response to the March 15, 2012 CEI Order. Docket No. RC11-6-002
 
9/20/2012
RM06-16-000
Letter Order Approving Errata Changes to NERC Glossary of Terms

FERC approves NERC's filing that requested that the NERC Glossary of Terms be amended to modify the definition of “Interconnection Reliability Operating Limit (IROL)” by replacing the reference to “Cascading Outages” with “Cascading outages.”  Docket No. RM06-16-000

9/13/2012
RD12-4-000
Letter Order Approving Errata Changes to Seven Reliability Standards

FERC issues a letter order approving NERC's June 5, 2012 petition for approval of errata changes to seven Reliability Standards (BAL-005-0.1b, EOP-001-0b, EOP-001-2b, EOP-002-3, IRO-005-3a, PER-001-0.1, and TOP-002-2b). Docket No. RD12-4-000

9/13/2012
RM11-20-001
Order Granting Clarification on Order No. 763

FERC issues an order granting rehearing on Wisconsin Electric's request for clarification regarding the Commission’s discussion of coordination between automatic load shedding programs in PRC-006-1 and manual load shedding programs in EOP-003-2 in Order No. 763.  Docket No. RM11-20-001

8/30/2012
NP12-37-000, NP12-38-000, NP12-39-000, NP12-40-000

The Commission issues an order stating that it would not further review, on its own motion, the following Notices of Penalty in Docket Nos. NP12-37-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP12-38-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP12-39-000 TransAlta Centralia Generation, LLC; and NP12-40-000 Spreadsheet Notice of Penalty.
 
8/30/2012
AD11-9-000
Notice of Technical Conference on February 2011 Southwest Cold Weather Event - Albuquerque, New Mexico

FERC issues a notice of a Technical Conference that Staff will be holding on the February 2011 Southwest Cold Weather Event. The first technical conference will be held on September 25, 2012 from 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Austin, Texas. The second technical conference will be held on September 27, 2012 from 10:00 – 4:00p.m in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The purpose of the technical conferences is to discuss actions taken in response to the August 16, 2011 Report on Outages and Curtailments during the Southwest Cold Weather Event of February 1-5, 2011. The conference will explore the progress made on the Report’s recommendations and whether sufficient safeguards have been implemented to avert a repeat of the loss of generation due to severe cold weather. Docket No. AD11-9-000

8/27/2012
AD11-9-000
Notice of Technical Conference on February 2011 Southwest Cold Weather Event - Austin, Texas

FERC issues a notice of a Technical Conference that Staff will be holding on the February 2011 Southwest Cold Weather Event. The first technical conference will be held on September 25, 2012 from 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Austin, Texas. The second technical conference will be held on September 27, 2012 from 10:00 – 4:00p.m in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The purpose of the technical conferences is to discuss actions taken in response to the August 16, 2011 Report on Outages and Curtailments during the Southwest Cold Weather Event of February 1-5, 2011. The conference will explore the progress made on the Report’s recommendations and whether sufficient safeguards have been implemented to avert a repeat of the loss of generation due to severe cold weather. Docket No. AD11-9-000

8/27/2012
RM11-11-001
Order Denying Clarification and Rehearing on CIP Version 4

FERC issues an order in which it denies clarification and rehearing on NRECA and APPA's request for rehearing concerning CIP Version 4 implementation. Docket No. RM11-11-001

8/3/2012
RM11-18-001
Order on Reconsideration on Remand of TPL-002-0b

FERC grants NERC's request for reconsideration on the use of the Expedited Standards Development Process with regard to TPL-002-0b "footnote b."  Docket No. RM11-18-001

8/2/2012
NP12-32-000, NP12-33-000, NP12-33-000, NP12-35-000, NP12-36-000
Order on Notices of Penalty - June 29, 2012 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. NP12-32-000 Calpine Corporation and Calpine Power Management, LP; NP12-33-000 Louisville Gas & Electric and KU Services Company; NP12-34-000 Tennessee Valley Authority; NP12-35-000 Mesquite Power LLC; and NP12-36-000 Spreadsheet Notice of Penalty.

7/27/2012
RM11-11-000
Notice of Extension of Time in Filing Quarterly Reports on Progress of CIP Version 5 Reliability Standards

FERC issues a notice of extension of time granting a 30-day extension to file CIP V5 Quarterly Reports to 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter.  Docket No. RM11-11-000

7/24/2012
RM12-9-000
NOPR Proposing to Approve Regional Reliability Standard PRC-006-SERC-1

FERC issues a NOPR in which it proposes to approve Regional Reliability Standard PRC-006-SERC-1 - Automatic Underfrequency Load Shedding Requirements. Docket No. RM12-9-000.

7/19/2012
RM12-13-000
Order No. 765 - Continuity of Operations Plan

FERC issues an order on the Continuity of Operations Plan which allows the Commission the discretion to better address not only long-term and catastrophic events but also short-term events including loss of power or water. The rule allows for greater discretion regarding: the activation and deactivation of the Continuity of Operations Plan and any suspension of Commission operations; the length of time that the Continuity of Operations Plan is in effect and the length of time that Commission operations are suspended; the deactivation schedule and the resumption of full Commission operations; and the rescheduling of hearings, conferences and meetings. The rule also adds items to the list of requirements which are suspended when Commission operations are suspended. Docket No. RM12-13-000

7/19/2012
NP11-238-000
Order on Review of Notice of Penalty - NP11-238

FERC issues an order on review of a Notice of Penalty that was filed with the Commission on July 28, 2011 regarding Southwestern Power Administration. The Commission finds that Section 215 of the FPA authorizes the imposition of a monetary penalty against a federal agency for violation of a mandatory Reliability Standard. Docket No. NP11-238-000

7/19/2012
AD12-9-000, AD11-11-000
Proposed Policy Statement on Allocation of Capacity and Priority Rights of Transmission Projects

The Commission issues a Proposed Policy Statement regarding Allocation of capacity of new merchant transmission projects and new cost-based, participant-funded transmission projects. Docket Nos. AD12-9-000 and AD11-11-000

7/19/2012
RM12-6-000, RM12-7-000
Errata Notice to NOPR on ERO Definition of BES

FERC issues an errata to the NOPR on the BES Definition deleting footnote 92. Docket Nos. RM12-6-000 and RM12-7-000

6/29/2012
NP12-27-000, NP12-29-000, NP12-30-000
Order on Notices of Penalty - May 30, 2012 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. NP12-27-000 Spreadsheet Notice of Penalty; NP12-29-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; and NP12-30-000 American Electric Power Service Corporation.

6/29/2012
RR12-9-000
Letter Order Approving Amendments to Delegation Agreement with MRO

FERC issues a letter order approving NERC's May 17, 2012 petition for amendments to the delegation agreement with Midwest Reliability Organization. Docket No. RR12-9-000

6/25/2012
RM12-6-000, RM12-7-000
NOPR on Revisions to ERO Definition of Bulk Electric System and Rules of Procedure

FERC issues a NOPR on NERC's Definition of Bulk Electric System and Rules of Procedure in which it proposes to approve NERC's definition.  Docket Nos. RM12-6-000 and RM12-7-000

6/22/2012
RM10-11-000
Order No. 764 - Final Rule on the Integration of Variable Energy Resources

FERC issues a final rule in which it amends the pro forma Open Access Transmission Tariff to remove unduly discriminatory practices and to ensure just and reasonable rates for Commission-jurisdictional services.  Docket No. RM10-11-000

6/22/2012
NP10-18-002
Order Denying Rehearing and Providing Clarification - NP10-18

FERC issues an order denying rehearing and providing clarification on the April 18, 2011 requests for clarification of the March 17, 2011 Order on Review of Notice of Penalty involving Turlock Irrigation District. Docket No. NP10-18-002

6/21/2012
AD11-9-000
Letter to NERC from FERC Office of Electric Reliability on the Follow-Up Actions in Response to August 16, 2011 Joint Report

FERC issues a letter to NERC in which it requests the status of the initiative to modify Reliability Standards to address winterization and related issues and a status report on NERC’s anticipated timeline for filing with the Commission any proposed new or revised Reliability Standards.  Docket No. AD11-9-000

6/20/2012
RD12-1-000
Errata Notice on Order Approving Regional Reliability Standard

FERC issues an errata notice correcting a footnote in the Order Approving Regional Reliability Standard.  Docket No. RD12-1-000

6/14/2012
RM10-9-000
Order Terminating Proceeding - NOI on Transmission Loading Relief and the OATT

On January 21, 2010, the Commission issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) seeking comments regarding whether there are conflicts between NERC Reliability Standard IRO-006-4 (Reliability Coordination - Transmission Loading Relief (TLR)) and the curtailment priorities set forth in the Commission’s pro forma Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT). The Commission terminates the NOI. Docket No. RM10-9-000

6/14/2012
RC11-1-002, RC11-2-002
Order Accepting December 2, 2011 Compliance Filing

The Commission issues an order accepting NERC's December 2, 2011 compliance filing in response to the June 16, 2011 Order denying the registration appeals of Cedar Creek Wind Energy, LLC and Milford Wind Corridor Phase I, LLC. Docket Nos. RC11-1-002 and RC11-2-002

6/13/2012
RR12-4-000
Letter Order Approving Amendments to FRCC Delegation Agreement

The Commission issues a letter order approving NERC's February 22, 2012 filing which contained amendments to Florida Reliability Coordinating Council's Delegation Agreement. Docket No. RR12-4-000

6/12/2012
RR12-5-000
Letter Order Approving Amendments to SERC Delegation Agreement

The Commission issues a letter order approving NERC's March 15, 2012 filing which contained amendments to SERC Reliability Corporation's Delegation Agreement. Docket No. RR12-5-000

6/12/2012
RM12-1-000
Notice of Extension of Time to Submit Comments in Response to FERC's April 19, 2012 NOPR on Transmission Planning Reliability Standards

FERC issues a Notice of Extension of Time to submit comments in response to the April 19, 2012 NOPR on Transmission Planning Reliability Standards. An extension of time for filing comments on the April 19, 2012 NOPR is granted to and including July 20, 2012. Docket No. RM12-1-000

6/7/2012
RD12-1-000
Order Approving Regional Reliability Standard IRO-006-TRE-1

FERC issues an order in which it approves the Regional Reliability Standard IRO-006-TRE-1, associated VRFs and VSLs, and the implementation plan. Docket No. RD12-1-000

5/31/2012
RC11-6-001
Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Clarification of the March 15, 2012 FFT Order

FERC issues an order granting in part and denying in part, NERC’s request for Clarification of the March 15, 2012 Order, and denying the alternative request for rehearing. The March 15, 2012 Order approved the FFT Compliance Enforcement Mechanism and on April 16, 2012, NERC asked for clarification on the certification statement of mitigation activities associated with remediated issues. Docket No. RC11-6-001

5/31/2012
Report on Transmission Facility Outages during the Northeast Snowstorm

FERC and NERC issued a report on the Transmission Facility Outages during the Northeast Snowstorm of October 29, 2011 through October 30, 2011

5/31/2012
NP12-23-000, NP12-24-000, NP12-25-000, NP12-26-000
Order on Notices of Penalty - April 30, 2012 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 NP12-23-000 Southern California Edison – Generation – Power Production Business Unit; NP12-24-000 East Kentucky Power Cooperative; NP12-25-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; and NP12-26-000 Spreadsheet Notice of Penalty.

5/30/2012
RD11-3-000
Letter Order Accepting Compliance Filing on FAC-013-2

FERC issues a letter order in which it accepts the January 17, 2011 compliance filing in which NERC submitted a response to the November 17 Order. NERC clarified the Violation Severity Level language in Requirement R1, as set out in the November 17 Order, and proposed that Requirements R1 and R4 be assigned a "Medium" Violation Risk Factor. Docket No. RD11-3-000

5/17/2012
RD11-10-000
Letter Order Accepting NERC's Compliance Filing Regarding FAC-008-3

FERC issues a letter order accepting a compliance filing in which NERC proposed to assign a "Medium" Violation Risk Factor (VRF) for Requirement R2 of FAC-008-3, as directed in the November 17 Order. Docket No. RD11-10-000

5/17/2012
RM11-20-000
Order No. 763 Approving Reliability Standards PRC-006-1 and EOP-003-2

FERC issues a Final Rule approving Reliability Standards PRC-006-1 (Automatic Underfrequency Load Shedding) and EOP-003-2 (Load Shedding Plans), with modifications. Docket No. RM11-20-000 (Order No. 763)

5/7/2012
RM12-4-000
Data Request in Response to the NERC Petition for Approval of Proposed Reliability Standard FAC-003-2 (Transmission Vegetation Management)

FERC issues a data request in response to NERC's petition for approval of proposed Reliability Standard FAC-003-2 (Transmission Vegetation Management) in order to better understand NERC’s petition. Docket No. RM12-4-000

5/4/2012
RM06-16-010, RM06-16-011
Order on Motion for an Extension of Time and Setting Compliance Schedule for BAL-003-0

FERC issues an order on NERC's Motion for and Extension of Time and establishes a compliance schedule for NERC to submit a revised BAL-003 Reliability Standard consistent with the Commission’s directives in Order No. 693. Docket Nos. RM06-16-010 and RM06-16-011

5/4/2012
NP12-19-000, NP12-20-000, NP12-21-000, NP12-22-000
Order on Notices of Penalty - March 30, 2012 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 NP12-19-000 American Electric Power Service Corporation as agent for Public Service Company of Oklahoma & SW Electric Power Company; NP12-20-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP12-21-000 Sunflower Electric Power Corporation; and NP12-22-000 Spreadsheet Notice of Penalty.

4/27/2012
RM12-4-000
Notice Inviting Comments on Report Prepared by PNNL on "Applicability of the 'Gallet Equation' to the Vegetation Clearances of NERC Reliability Standard FAC-003-2"

FERC posts and invites comment upon a report prepared by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) on “Applicability of the ‘Gallet Equation’ to the Vegetation Clearances of NERC Reliability Standard FAC-003-2” (PNNL Report). Docket No. RM12-4-000
[Report - Applicability of the ‘Gallet Equation’ to the Vegetation Clearances of NERC Reliability Standard FAC-003-2]

4/23/2012
RM05-5-020
NOPR on Standards For Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities

FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to amend its regulations to incorporate by reference the business practice standards adopted by the Wholesale Electric Quadrant of the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) that pertain to the measurement and verification of demand response and energy efficiency resources participating in organized wholesale electricity markets. Docket No. RM05-5-020​

4/19/2012
RM12-1-000
NOPR Proposing to Remand TPL-001-2

FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) in which it proposes to remand proposed Reliability Standard, TPL-001-2. Docket No. RM12-1-000

4/19/2012
AD11-11-000
Notice of Inquiry on Open Access and Priority Rights for Capacity on Interconnection Facilities

FERC issues a notice of inquiry (NOI) in which it seeks to explore whether, and, if so, how the Commission should revise its current policy concerning priority rights and open access with regard to certain interconnection facilities. Docket No. AD11-11-000​

4/19/2012
RC11-5-000
Order Denying Appeal of an ERO Compliance Registry Determination

FERC issues an order denying the compliance registry appeal of the City of Holland, Michigan Board of Public Works. Docket No. RC11-5-000​

4/19/2012
RC08-5-001
Order Granting Appeal of an ERO Compliance Registry Determination and Remanding for Further Proceeding

FERC issues an order granting the compliance registry appeal of the US. Department of Energy, Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (DOE-PPPO). The order also Remands for further proceeding the issue of whether NERC should register Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC) as a Load-Serving Entity. Docket No. RC08-5-001 ​

4/19/2012
RM11-11-000
Order No. 761 - Final Rule Approving Version 4 CIP Standards

FERC issues an order approving the eight modified Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards (CIP-002-4 through CIP-009-4), the related Violation Risk Factors, Violation Severity Levels with modifications, implementation plan and effective date. Docket No. RM11-11-000 (Order No. 761)​

4/19/2012
RM11-18​-000
Order No. 762 - Final Rule Remanding TPL-002-0b

FERC issues an order in which it remands proposed Transmission Planning (TPL) Reliability Standard TPL-002-0b. Docket No. RM11-18-000​

4/19/2012
NP12-14-000, NP12-15-000, NP12-16-000, NP12-17-000, NP12-18-000
Order on Notices of Penalty - February 29, 2012 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. NP12-14-000 Commonwealth Chesapeake Company, LLC; NP12-15-000 KCPL – Greater Missouri Operations; NP12-16-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP12-17-000 Unidentified Registered Entity and NP12-18-000 Spreadsheet Notice of Penalty.​

3/30/2012
RC11-6-000, RC12-1-000, RC12-2-000, RC12-6-000, RC12-7-000, RC12-8-000
Order Accepting with Conditions Petition Requesting Approval of New Enforcement Mechanisms and Requiring Compliance Filing

FERC issues an order accepting with conditions the petition requesting approval of new enforcement mechanisms and requiring a compliance filing. The order approves the FFT filings and requires submission of a compliance filing within 60 days of the order and to submit two informational filings. Docket Nos. RC11-6-000, RC12-1-000, RC12-2-000, RC12-6-000, RC12-7-000, and RC12-8-000 [Wellinghoff Statement, LaFleur Statement]​

3/15/2012
RM11-16-000
Order No. 759 - Approving Transmission Relay Loadability Reliability Standard PRC-023-2

FERC issues an order in which it approves Reliability Standard PRC-023-2 (Transmission Relay Loadability) and also approves NERC Rules of Procedure Section 1700 – Challenges to Determinations, which provides registered entities a means to challenge determinations made by planning coordinators under Reliability Standard PRC-023. Docket No. RM11-16-000; Order No. 759​

3/15/2012
RR12-2-000
Amendments to WECC Delegation Agreement

FERC issues a letter order approving NERC's November 22, 2011 filing to amend Western Electricity Coordinating Council's Delegation Agreement, including the Bylaws and Regional Reliability Standards Development Procedures. Docket No. RR12-2-000​

3/1/2012
RR10-11-004
Letter Order Restoring Section 402.1.3.2 of NERC ROP

FERC issues a letter order approving NERC's November 7, 2011 compliance filing to restore Section 402.1.3.2 of the NERC Rules of Procedure. Docket No. RR10-11-004​

3/1/2012
NP12-11-000, NP12-12-000, NP12-13-000
Order on Notices of Penalty - January 31/February 1, 2012 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. NP12-11-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP12-12-000 Spreadsheet Notice of Penalty; and NP12-13-000 American Transmission Co. LLC.​

3/1/2012
RM11-12-000
Notice Providing For Reply Comments Re: Availability of E-Tag Information to Commission Staff

FERC issues a notice providing for reply comments regarding the availability of E-Tag information to Commission Staff. Reply comments are due by March 26, 2012. Docket No. RM11-12-000​

2/23/2012
AD12-12-000
Notice Assigning Docket No. and Requesting Comments on Gas-Electric Interdependence

On February 3, 2012, FERC Commissioner Philip Moeller requested comments on a set of questions and other text concerning gas-electric interdependence. For purposes of administrative convenience and facilitating public access to any submissions filed in response, FERC issues a notice assigning Docket No. AD12-12-000 to this request and revises the process for filing submissions in response to this request.  Docket No. AD12-12-000

[Original Request]

2/15/2012
RM09-25-000
Notice of Extension of Time for System Personnel Training Reliability Standards

FERC grants NERC a two-year extension of time to and including September 30, 2014 to complete a project pursuant to the Commission’s Order No. 742 to consider whether personnel that support EMS applications should be included in mandatory training. Docket No. RM09-25-000​

2/15/2012
RM08-13-001
Notice of Extension of Time on Transmission Relay Loadability Reliability Standard

FERC grants NERC a one-year extension of time to and including September 30, 2013 to complete the a new generator relay loadability Reliability Standard, pursuant to the Commission’s Order No. 733. Docket No. RM08-13-001​

2/15/2012
RD11-13-000
Order Approving Modification to Definition of Protection System

FERC issues a letter order in which it approves NERC proposed modification to the definition of Protection System in the NERC Glossary of Terms Used in NERC Reliability Standards. Docket No. RD11-13-000​

2/3/2012
RM10-5-000
Order No. 758 - Order Approving Interpretation of Protection System Reliability Standard PRC-005-1

FERC issues a Final Rule in which it approves an interpretation to Requirement R1 of Commission-approved Reliability Standard PRC-005-1. FERC also directs NERC to develop modifications to the PRC-005-1 Reliability Standard through its Reliability Standards development process to address gaps in the Protection System maintenance and testing standard that were highlighted by the proposed interpretation. Docket No. RM10-5-000

2/3/2012
RR12-3-000
Order Approving Amendments to Rules of Procedure

FERC issues an order approving amendments to the Rules of Procedure. On November 29, 2011, NERC proposed revisions to Sections 100 through 1600 of the Rules of Procedure and Appendices 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 5A, 5B, 6 and 8 and a new Appendix 2. The proposed revisions included: (1) placing all definitions of defined terms used anywhere in the Rules of Procedure in a single, readily-accessible location within Appendix 2; (2) capitalizing defined terms throughout the Rules of Procedure where such terms are used within their defined meanings; and (3) lowercasing currently undefined capitalized terms in the Rules of Procedure. Docket No. RR12-3-000​

1/31/2012
NP12-6-000, NP12-7-000, NP12-8-000, NP12-9-000, NP12-10-000
Order on Notices of Penalty - December 30, 2011 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. NP12-6-000 Jersey Central Power & Light Company; NP12-7-000 West Penn Power Company, Monongahela Power Company, and The Potomac Edison Company, formerly d/b/a Allegheny Power; NP12-8-000 Sacramento Municipal Utility District; NP12-9-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; and NP12-10-000 Spreadsheet Notice of Penalty.​

1/27/2012
RR12-1-000
Letter Order Approving Revisions to Appendix 4D of the NERC Rules of Procedure

FERC issues a letter order accepting NERC's proposed revisions to section 1.3 of Appendix 4D of the NERC Rules of Procedure - Procedure for Requesting and Receiving Technical Feasibility Exceptions (TFE) to NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards. Docket No. RR12-1-000​

1/10/2012
 

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