Filings & Orders

​​Authorities under which NERC Operates​

​Section 215 of the Federal Power Act, codified at 16 U.S.C. § 824o 

Rules Concerning Certification of the Electric Reliability Organization; and Procedures for the Establishment, Approval, and Enforcement of Electric Reliability Standards,​ Order No. 672, 114 FERC ¶ 61,104, order on reh’g, Order No. 672-A, 114 FERC ¶ 61,328 (2006) (“Order No. 672”).

Order No. 672,

Order No. 672-A

8 C.F.R. part 39 

Canadian authorities (See NERC MOU page here).​

Landmark FERC Orders

ERO Certification Order:

The Commission certified NERC as the electric reliability organization (“ERO”) in accordance with Section 215 of the FPA on July 20, 2006. N. Am. Elec. Reliability Corp., 116 FERC ¶ 61,062, order on reh’g and compliance, 117 FERC ¶ 61,126 (2006), order on compliance, 118 FERC ¶ 61,030, order on compliance, 118 FERC ¶ 61,190, order on reh’g, 119 FERC ¶ 61,046 (2007), aff’d sub nom. Alcoa Inc. v. FERC, 564 F.3d 1342 (D.C. Cir. 2009).
Initial Reliability Standards Order:
Order approving initial batch of Reliability Standards as mandatory and enforceable in the U.S.: Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Bulk-Power System, Order No. 693, 118 FERC ¶ 61,218 (2007), order on reh’g, Order No. 693-A
BES Definition Order:
​Order approving revised definition of “Bulk Electric System” – Revisions to Electric Reliability Organization Definition of Bulk Electric System and Rules of Procedure, Order No. 773, 141 FERC ¶ 61,236 (2012)
Standards Efficiency Initiatives:
Standards Efficiency Initiatives (“paragraph 81”): See Section III.C. in PRC-023-6 Petition for summary and citations​


 Additional Filings and Orders

​NERC Filings and Orders page has all of NERC's filings to the U.S. and Canadian authorities, as well as FERC orders relating to NERC, dating back to the early 2000s.​