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Project 2015-07 Internal Communications Capabilities

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Status
A 10-day final ballot for COM-001-3 - Communications concluded 8 p.m. Eastern, Friday, June 24, 2016. The voting results can be accessed via the links below. The standard will be submitted to the Board of Trustees for adoption and then filed with the appropriate regulatory authorities.

Background
The project will address the directive from FERC Order No. 808 to modify the COM-001-2 standard or develop a new standard to address “internal communications capabilities that could involve the issuance or receipt of Operating Instructions or other communications that could have an impact on reliability.” See Order No. 808, at P
1 and P 41.

Standard(s) Affected: COM-001-2 - Communications

Purpose/Industry Need
On April 16, 2015, FERC issued Order No. 808, Communications Reliability Standards. In this order, FERC approved COM-001-2 and also directed that NERC to either develop a new standard or make the following modification to the existing COM-001-2 standard:

[FERC] direct[s] NERC to develop modifications to COM-001-2, or to develop a new standard, to address our concerns regarding ensuring the adequacy of internal communications capability whenever internal communications could directly affect the reliable operation of the Bulk-Power System. See Order No. 808, at P 41. 

[T]he Commission directs NERC to develop a modification to Reliability Standard COM-001-2 that addresses internal communications capabilities that could involve the issuance or receipt of Operating Instructions or other communications that could have an impact on reliability.

FERC’s directive thus encompasses a directive that the modified or new standardaddress the adequacy of internal telecommunications (or other internal communication systems) that may have an adverse effect on reliability, even within a single functional entity, including: (1) communications between geographically separate control centers within the same functional entity; and (2) communications between a control center and field personnel. These scenarios present a gap in reliability of the Bulk-Power System that NERC should address.See Order No. 808, at P 41.

Draft Actions Dates Results Consideration of Comments
COM-001-3
 

Final Draft
 
COM-001-3
 
 
Supporting Materials
 
 
VRF/VSL Justification

 

Final Ballot
 
 
Vote
06/15/16 – 06/24/16 ​Summary

Ballot Results
Draft 2
 
COM-001-3
 
Implementation Plan
 
Supporting Materials
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Draft Reliability Standard Audit Worksheet (RSAW)

 

Additional Ballot and
Non-binding Poll
 
 Updated Info
 
 
Vote

04/27/16 – 05/09/16*

*Ballots and non-binding polls extended an additional business day (from 05/06/16) to reach quorum

​Summary

Ballot Results

Comment Period
 
 
Submit Comments
03/23/16 – 05/09/16 Comments Received Consideration of Comments​​
 
Send RSAW feedback to:
RSAWfeedback@nerc.net
04/06/16 - 05/09/16
 
Draft 1
 
COM-001-3
 
 
 
 
Supporting Materials
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Initial Ballot and
Non-binding Poll
 
 

Vote

11/06/15 – 11/16/15

 

Summary

Ballot Results

Non-binding Poll

​Consideration of Comments

Revised 4/20/16

 

 
Comment Period
 
 
 
09/25/15 – 11/16/15
Comments Received​
 

 

09/25/15 - 10/26/15

 

 
Send RSAW feedback to:

RSAWfeedback@nerc.net

10/08/15 - 11/16/15
 
 
Supporting Materials
 
 
 
Comment Period
 
 
 
06/11/15 - 07/15/15 Comments Received
 
Drafting Team Nominations
 
Supporting Materials
 
 
Nomination Period
 
 
Submit Nominations
06/11/15 ​- 06/24/15
 

 

 
 

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