The Commission issued an Order stating that it would not further review, on its own motion, the following Notices of Penalty in Docket Nos. NP12-3-000 Unidentified Registered Entity, NP12-4-000 Unidentified Registered Entity and NP12-5-000 Spreadsheet NOP.
FERC issues an order in which it approves the proposed interpretation of Reliability Standard EOP-001-0. The standard will now be referred to as EOP-001-2b. Docket No. RD11-12-000
The Commission approves the Stipulation and Consent Agreement between the Office of Enforcement, NERC, and PacifiCorp. Docket No. IN11-6-000
The Commission issued an Order stating that it would not further review, on its own motion, the following Notices of Penalty in Docket Nos. NP12-1-000 Unidentified Registered Entity and NP12-2-000 Spreadsheet NOP.
FERC issues an order approving Reliability Standard FAC-008-3 (Facility Ratings), the associated Violation Risk Factors (VRF) and Violation Severity Levels (VSL), and retirement of Reliability Standards FAC-008-1 (Facility Ratings Methodology) and FAC-009-1 (Establish and Communicate Facility Ratings). Docket No. RD11-10-000
FERC issues an Order Denying Rehearing of NPPD’s request for rehearing of the Order denying NPPD’s transfer to SPP RE. Docket No. RR11-1-002
FERC issues an Order Approving Reliability Standard FAC-013-2—Assessment of Transfer Capability for the Near-term Transmission Planning Horizon that NERC filed for approval on January 28, 2011. RD11-3-000
FERC issues an Order Denying Rehearing and Partially Granting Clarification in response to NERC’s July 18, 2011 request for clarification or rehearing concerning appeals of Cedar Creek and Milford’s registration as TOs and TOPs. Docket Nos. RC11-2-001 and RC11-1-001
FERC issues an Order Approving Amendments to Appendices 3B and 3D to the Rules of Procedure regarding the election procedures for member of the NERC Standards Committee and for changes to the Registered Ballot Body criteria. Docket No. RR11-5-000
FERC issues a letter order accepting NERC's May 25, 2011 filing of a petition for approval of a Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement (CMEP) Agreement between NPCC and WECC, and agreement between NERC and WECC regarding termination of the existing CMEP agreement of WECC entities, and related amendments to Delegation Agreements between NERC and NPCC and NERC and WECC. Docket No. RR11-2-000
FERC issues a Request For Evidence of Commissioner Philip D. Moeller On EPA Issues for the November 2011 Reliability Conference. Docket Nos. AD12-1-000, RC11-6-000, and EL11-62-000-
FERC issued a second notice of staff meeting for a technical conference on policy issues related to the reliability of the bulk power system. This notice includes the agenda and list of panelists. The technical conference will also discuss emerging issues, including processes used by planning authorities and other entities to identify reliability concerns that may arise in the course of compliance with Environmental Protection Agency regulations and the tools and processes available to address any identified reliability concerns. The notice sets the date of the Technical Discussion as Tuesday, November 29, 2011 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm and Wednesday, November 30, 2011 from 9:00am to 4:00 pm.
FERC issued a Notice of Follow-Up Actions for SPP RE, Texas RE and WECC in Response to the August 16, 2011 Joint Report. The Joint Report was issued by FERC and NERC following an inquiry into the February 2011 cold weather event in the Southwest. This notice was issued today by FERC in Docket No. AD11-9-000
FERC issued its plan plan for retrospective analysis of existing rules. FERC created this plan in response to the Executive Order 13579 which requested that independent agencies issue public plans for periodic retrospective analysis of their existing rules. Docket No. AD12-6-000
Here is a link to the President’s Executive Order 13549 which was issued on July 11, 2011:http://www.ferc.gov/legal/maj-ord-reg/retro-analysis/eo_13579.pdf
FERC isssued a Notice of Technical Conference on Voltage Coordination on High Voltage Grids issued by FERC in Docket No. AD12-5-000. The technical conference will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 9:00 – 4:30 p.m.
FERC Staff issued its Assessment of Demand Response and Advanced Metering.
The Commission issued an Order stating that it would not further review, on its own motion, the following Notices of Penalty in Docket Nos. NP11-267-000 Metropolitan Edison Company; NP11-268-000 Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc.; NP11-269-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; and NP11-270-000 Spreadsheet NOP
The Commission issued a Second Notice of Technical Conference on Penalty Guidelines. The technical conference will be held on November 17, 2011 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. This notice also includes the schedule and the lists of the panelists. Docket No. PL10-4-000
FERC issues an order approving the Regional Reliability Standard PRC-002-NPCC-01 and the accompanying implementation plan. Docket No. RD11-8-000
The Commission issued an order denying rehearing of the January 14, 2011 rehearing request submitted by the US Army Corps of Engineers-Tulsa District. The Commission reaffirms its previous findings that federal entities are obligated to adhere to the requirements of duly adopted and approved Reliability Standards under FPA section 215. Docket No. NP10-160-001
FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposes to approve Reliability Standards PRC-006-1 (Automatic Underfrequency Load Shedding) and EOP-003-2 (Load Shedding Plans), VRFs, VSLs, implementation plan, and effective date. Docket No. RM11-20-000
FERC issues a NOPR in which it proposes to remand NERC's proposed revision to the footnote regarding planned or controlled interruption of electric supply where a single contingency occurs on a transmission system included in a table in TPL-002-0a. Docket No. RM11-18-000
FERC issues an order in which it accepts the business plan and budget of NERC and the business plans and budgets of the Regional Entities and WIRAB, as well as the associated attachments and updates. Docket No. RR11-7-000
FERC issues a letter order approving a petition requesting approval of amendments to the Delegation Agreement between NERC and Northeast Power Coordinating Council, Inc. (NPCC), specifically amendments to NPCC’s Bylaws and Regional Reliability Standards Development Procedure. Docket No. RR11-3-000
The Commission issued a Letter Order approving NERC's May 31, 2011 filing that compared budgeted costs to actual costs for the 2010 fiscal year. Docket No. RR11-4-000
FERC solicits comment on a proposed collection of information that the Commission is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection relates to a proposed Reliability Standard FAC-008-3 (Facility Ratings) submitted by NERC to the Commission for approval. Docket No. RD11-10-000
FERC issues a notice of a technical discussion on Monday, October 24, 2011 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm and on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 from 8:00am to approximately noon. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the reliability implications to the interconnected transmission system associated with a single point of failure on protection systems. Docket No. RM10-6-000
FERC issues and Order concerning NERC’s Rules of Procedure, NERC’s Pro Forma Delegation Agreement, Delegation Agreements between NERC and the eight Regional Entities, and Bylaws of the Florida Reliability Coordinating Council (FRCC) and Midwest Reliability Organization (MRO). Docket Nos. RR10-11-003, RR07-8-005, RR07-8-004, RR07-7-008, RR07-3-005, RR07-3-004, RR06-1-026, RR06-1-025, RR06-1-024
FERC issued a notice of a technical conference on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm and Wednesday, November 30, 2011 from 9:00am to 4:00 pm. The Technical Conference will also discuss emerging issues, including processes used by planning authorities and other entities to identify reliability concerns that may arise in the course of compliance with Environmental Protection Agency regulations and the tools and processes available to address any identified reliability concerns. Docket No. AD12-1-000
The Commission issued an Order stating that it would not further review, on its own motion, the following Notices of Penalty in Docket Nos. NP11-260-000 Louisiana Energy and Power Authority; NP11-261-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-262-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-263-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-264-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-265-000 Cleco Corporation; and NP11-266-000 Administrative Citation Notice of Penalty.
FERC issues a Notice of Technical Conference on CIP-006-2 to explore the risks of leaving dial-up intelligent electronic devices that are part of the Bulk-Power System and that use non-routable protocols physically unprotected. The date of the conference is set as October 25, 2011. Docket No. RD10-8-000
FERC issues an order approving interpretations to Reliability Standards PRC-004-1 and PRC-005-1. Docket No. RD11-5-000
FERC issued a Notice of Technical Conference on Penalty Guidelines to discuss the impact of the guidelines on compliance and enforcement matters. The notice sets the date of November 17, 2011 for the technical conference. Docket No. PL10-4-000
FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in which it proposes to approve eight modified Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards, CIP-002-4 through CIP-009-4. The Commission also proposes to approve the related Violation Risk Factors and Violation Severity Levels with modifications, the implementation plan, and effective date proposed by NERC. Docket RM11-11-000
FERC issues an Order Denying Reconsideration and Granting Clarification in Part and Denying Clarification in Part in which the the Commission addresses requests for clarification or reconsideration of Order No. 733-A, which addressed requests for rehearing and clarification of FERC's Final Rule on NERC Reliability Standard PRC-023-1 regarding “relay loadability.” Docket No. RM08-13-004
FERC issues an order in which it approves a Personnel Performance, Training and Qualification Reliability Standard PER-003-1. Docket No. RD11-7-000
FERC issues an order in which it approves NERC's proposed interpretation of Reliability Standard, TOP-001-1, Requirement R8, which pertains to the restoration of real and reactive power during a system emergency. Docket No. RM10-29-000; Order No. 753
FERC issues a NOPR in which it proposed to approve Transmission Relay Loadability Reliability Standard PRC-023-2 and accompanying NERC Rules of Procedure modifications. Docket No. RM11-16-000
FERC issues an order in which it approves an interpretation of Reliability Standard TPL-002-0 Requirement R1.3.10. Docket No. RM10-6-000; Order No. 754
The Commission issued an Order stating that it would not further review, on its own motion, the following Notices of Penalty in Docket Nos. NP11-254-000 Rochester Public Utilities; NP11-255-000 AES Deepwater, Inc.; NP11-256-000 Progress Energy Florida; NP11-257-000 Optim Energy Marketing, LLC; NP11-258-000 Iberdrola Renewables and NP11-259-000 Western Electricity Coordinating Council.
The Commission issued an Order stating that it would not further review, on its own motion, the following Notice of Penalty in Docket No. NP11-184-000.
The Commission approves the Stipulation and Consent Agreement between the Office of Enforcement, NERC, and Grand River Dam Authority. Docket No. IN11-7-000
The Commission issued an order initiating a review of the July 28, 2011 Notice of Penalty for Southwestern Power Administration. The Commission established a filing deadline for any answers, interventions or comments of twenty days from the date of this order. Docket No. NP11-238-000
The Commission issued an Order stating that it would not further review, on its own motion, the following Notices of Penalty in Docket Nos. NP11-229-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-230-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-231-000 Ripon Cogeneration LLC; NP11-232-000 The Detroit Edison Company; NP11-233-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-234-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-235-000 New Covert Generating Company, LLC; NP11-236-000 Scurry County Wind LP; NP11-237-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-239-000 Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County; NP11-240-000 Public Service Company of New Mexico; NP11-241-000 Dynegy Inc.; NP11-242-000 Panoche Energy Center LLC; NP11-243-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-244-000 NextEra Energy Resources, LLC; NP11-245-000 Exelon Generation Co., LLC; NP11-246-000 Scrubgrass Generating Company, LP; NP11-247-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-248-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-249-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-250-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-251-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-252-000 Arizona Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.; NP11-253-000 Administrative Citation Notice of Penalty.
FERC issues a letter order approving NERC's December 1, 2010 Standards Process Manual Filing in compliance with FERC's September 2010 Order. Docket No RR10-12-001
The Division of Audits in the Office of Enforcement of FERC is commencing an audit of NERC. This is a financial performance audit that will evaluate NERC's budget formulation, administration and execution. This economy and efficiency audit will focus on the costs and resources used to achieve program objectives and will cover the period from August 23, 2006 to the present. Docket No. FA11-21-000
FERC issues a letter order approving Reliability Standard CIP-001-2a (Sabotage Reporting) with a regional variance for Texas Reliability Entity. Docket No. RD11-6-000
The Commission issued an Order stating that it would not further review, on its own motion, the following Notices of Penalty in Docket Nos. NP11-201-000 Lane Electric Cooperative Inc.; NP11-202-000 High Desert Power Project, LLC; NP11-203-000 City of Loveland, Colorado; NP11-204-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-205-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-206-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-207-000 Troy Energy, LLC; NP11-208-000 Black Hills/Colorado Electric Utility Co.; NP11-209-000 Blachly-Lane Electric Cooperative; NP11-210-000 Indianapolis Power & Light Co.; NP11-211-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-212-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-213-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-214-000 T.E.S. Filer City Station, LP; NP11-215-000 Boise-Kuna Irrigation District; NP11-216-000 Merced Irrigation District; NP11-217-000 High Trail Wind Farm, LLC; NP11-218-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-219-000 City of Batavia Municipal Electric ; NP11-220-000 Elwood Energy, LLC; NP11-221-000 Columbia Rural Electric Assoc.; NP11-222-000 Luminant Energy Co.; NP11-223-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-224-000 Alcoa Power Generating Inc.; NP11-225-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-226-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-227-000 Springfield Utility Board and NP11-228-000 Administrative Citation NOP.
FERC issues an order in which it denies NPPD’s and SPP RE’s requests to permit transfer of the Nebraska Entities’ compliance registrations from MRO to SPP RE. Docket Nos. RR11-1-000, RR11-1-001
FERC issued Order No. 1000 which amends the Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation requirements that were established in Order No. 890. Docket No. RM10-23-000
FERC issued an order in which it finds that there is insufficient consensus for the five families of smart grid interoperability standards under consideration. For this reason, the Commission will not institute a rulemaking proceeding at this time with respect to these standards and terminates this docket. Docket No. RM11-2-000
Order on Clarification Regarding Reliability Standards for Interconnection Reliability Operating Limits; System Restoration Reliability Standards
FERC issues an Order on Clarification in which it grants the North NERC's request for clarification of certain aspects of Order No. 748 including: (1) the proper effective date language for Reliability Standard IRO-004-2; (2) the correct version identification for the approval of EOP-001 intended by the Commission; and (3) the proper effective date for Reliability Standard EOP-001-2. The Commission also grants NERC’s request for clarification of Order No. 749 with respect to the version EOP-001 the Commission intended to approve and its effective date. Docket Nos. RM10-15-001 and RM10-16-001
The Commission issued an order approving a Stipulation and Consent Agreement between the Office of Enforcement (FERC), NERC and WECC. Docket No. IN11-1-000
FERC issues a letter order approving NERC’s January 6, 2011 Compliance Filing regarding revised VSLs for the approved FAC Reliability Standards. Docket No. RD11-1-000.
FERC issues an order approving the complete sets of Violation Risk Factors (VRFs) and Violation Severity Levels (VSLs) to the Version 2 and Version 3 Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Standards. Docket No. RD10-6-001, RD09-7-003
The Commission issued an Order stating that it would not further review, on its own motion, the following Notices of Penalty in Docket Nos. NP11-182-000Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-183-000 CPI (CP) LLC; NP11-185-000 Brazos Wind, LP; NP11-186-000 Allegheny Energy Supply Company; NP11-187-000 Edison Mission Marketing & Trading; NP11-188-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-189-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-190-000 Hoosier Energy REC, Inc.; NP11-191-000 UGI Utilities, Inc.; NP11-192-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-193-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-194-000 Edison Mission Marketing & Trading; NP11-195-000 Provo City Corporation; NP11-196-000 Cordova Energy Company, LLC; NP11-197-000 Gila River Power, LP; NP11-198-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-199-000 Administrative Citation NOP.
FERC issued a data request regarding the Notice of Penalty filed on May 26, 2011 regarding an Unidentified Registered Entity. Docket No. NP11-184-000
The Commission issued an Order denying the Compliance Registry appeals of Cedar Creek Wind Energy and Milford Wind Corridor Phase I. The Commission also directed NERC to work with the entities to create a list Transmission Owner and Transmission Operator Reliability Standards and Requirements that apply to the entities. Docket Nos. RC11-1-000 and RC11-2-000
The Commission issued an order where it authorized FirstEnergy to intervene in ReliabilityFirst's Hearing being conducted by ReliabilityFirst and PJM Interconnection, LLC is the subject. Docket No. RC11-3-00
The Commission issued an Order stating that it would not further review, on its own motion, the following Notices of Penalty in Docket Nos. NP11-163-000 PacifiCorp, NP11-164-000 American Electric Power Service Corporation; NP11-165-000 Indianapolis Power & Light Company; NP11-166-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-167-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-168-000 American Municipal Power Inc.; NP11-169-000 Alabama Power Company; NP11-170-000 Grays Harbor Energy LLC; NP11-171-000 Duke Energy Corporation; NP11-172-000 Braintree Electric Light Department; NP11-173-000 Safe Harbor Water Power Corporation; NP11-174-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-175-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-176-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-177-000 Baltimore Gas and Electric Company; NP11-178-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-179-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-180-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-181-000 Administration Citation Notice of Penalty
The Commission issued an Order accepting NERC’s revised, comprehensive approach to the assignment of VRFs and VSLs ("roll-up approach"). The order also accepts NERC’s Guideline 1 Report, which evaluates VSL assignments to ensure that they do not have the effect of lowering the current expectation of compliance. In addition, the order approves NERC’s revised VSL assignments for the 83 Commission approved Reliability Standards and Reliability Standard NUC-001-2, with the exception of those that are addressed in Docket No. RR08-4-006. Finally, the order grants rehearing of the Order No. 722 directive to change VSL assignments for three Reliability Standards requirements, in order to take into account NERC’s revised comprehensive approach. Docket Nos. RR08-4-005 and RM08-11-0001
The Commission issued an Order approving an interpretation to CIP-006-2 R1.1 and R4. The Order also directs FERC Staff to convene a technical conference. Docket No. RD10-8-000
FERC issues an order in which it grants rehearing of the Turlock Notice of Penalty Order. Docket No. NP10-18-002
FERC grants rehearing for further consideration on the Order on System Restoration Reliability Standards. Docket No. RM10-16-001
FERC grants rehearing for further consideration on the order on Mandatory Reliability Standards for Interconnection Reliability Operating Limits. Docket No. RM10-15-001
FERC issues a request for additional information in regard to NERC's March 31, 2011 Petition for Approval of Reliability Standards TPL-001-1, TPL-002-1b, TPL-003-1a, and TPL-004-1. FERC identifies eleven areas in which it requests additional information from NERC. Docket No. RM11-18-000
FERC issues an order accepting the NERC Compliance filing on the entities responsible under Reliability Standard BAL-006-2. A January 6 FERC Order required NERC to submit a compliance filing to identify the entity or entities that are responsible under Reliability Standard BAL-006-2 for calculating Inadvertent Interchange among the Local Balancing Authority Areas within the Midwest ISO Balancing Authority Area. Docket No. RD10-4-000
FERC issues an order accepting the April 19, 2010 filing revising one VRF and three VSLs in response to the March 18, 2010 FERC order approving the PRC-023-1 standard. Docket No. RD10-10-000
The Commission issued an order granting Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc.’s request to recover the $7,000 penalty costs assessed in the December 22, 2009 Settlement Agreement (NP11-59) from Tariff customers under Schedule 34. Docket No. ER11-2798.
FERC issues an errata notice on the Order Approving Standards IRO-006-5 and IRO-006-EAST-1. Docket No. RD11-2-000
The Commission issued an Order stating that it would not further review, on its own motion, the following Notices of Penalty in Docket Nos. NP11-134-000 Ft. Pierce Utilities Authority; NP11-135-000 Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County; NP11-136-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-137-000 Unidentified Registered Entity;NP11-138-000 El Paso Electric Company; NP11-139-000 Dynegy Arlington Valley, LLC; NP11-140-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-141-000 City of Anaheim; NP11-142-000 People’s Utility District; NP11-143-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-144-000 City of McMinnville; NP11-145-000 Unidentified Registered Entity;NP11-146-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-147-000 Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County; NP11-148-000 Imperial Irrigation District; NP11-149-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-150-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-151-000 Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County, Washington; NP11-152-000 Calpine Energy Services; NP11-153-000 Exelon Generation Company, LLC - Exelon Nuclear; NP11-154-000 California Department of Water Resources; NP11-155-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-156-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-157-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-158-000 PSEG Fossil, LLC; NP11-159-000 NextEra Energy Resources, LLC; NP11-160-000 Dartmouth Power Associates, LP; NP11-161-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; and NP11-162-000 Administrative Citation Notice of Penalty.
FERC issues an errata regarding the Order Approving Reliability Standard EOP-008-1 in which it corrects the numbering of section headers. Docket No. RD11-4-000
FERC issue a NOPR concerning a proposed amendment its regulations pursuant to section 220 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), as enacted by section 1281 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005), to facilitate price transparency in markets for the sale and transmission of electric energy in interstate commerce. In doing so, the Commission proposes to require market participants that are excluded from the Commission’s jurisdiction under FPA section 205 and have more than a de minimis market presence to file Electric Quarterly Reports (EQR) with the Commission. Docket No. RM10-12-000
FERC issue a NOPR concerning a proposal to revise its regulations to require the Commission-certified Electric Reliability Organization to make available to Commission staff, on an ongoing basis, access to complete electronic tagging data used to schedule the transmission of electric power in wholesale markets. Docket No. RM11-12-000
FERC issues a NOPR in which it proposes to approve NERC's interpretation of the Commission-approved Reliability Standards, IRO-005-1, Reliability Coordination – Current-Day Operations, Requirement R12, and TOP-005-1, Operational Reliability Information, Requirement R3. Docket No. RM10-8-000, Order No. 750
FERC issues a NOPR in which it proposes to approve NERC’s proposed interpretation of Reliability Standard, TOP-001-1, Requirement R8. Docket No. RM10-29-000
FERC issues a Final Rule in which it approves four revised regional Reliability Standards developed by the WECC and approved by NERC. These regional Reliability Standards have been designated by the Western Electricity Coordinating Council as FAC-501-WECC-1 – Transmission Maintenance, PRC-004-WECC-1 – Protection System and Remedial Action Scheme Misoperation, VAR-002-WECC-1 – Automatic Voltage Regulators, and VAR-501-WECC-1 – Power System Stabilizer. Docket No. RM09-9-000; Order No. 751
FERC issues a Final Rule in which it approves regional Reliability Standard TOP-007-WECC-1 (System Operating Limits) developed by WECC and submitted to the Commission for approval by NERC. The Commission also approves the retirement of WECC regional Reliability Standard TOP-STD-007-0, which is replaced by the regional Reliability Standard approved in this Final Rule. Docket No. RM09-14-000; Order No. 752.
FERC issues an order in which it approves Reliability Standards IRO-006-5 (Transmission Loading Relief (TLR)) and IRO-006-EAST-1 (TLR Procedure for the Eastern Interconnection), Violation Risk Factors (VRF) and Violation Severity Levels (VSL) for those Reliability Standards, and inclusion of the term “Market Flow” in the NERC Glossary of Terms. Docket No. RD11-2-000
FERC issues an order in which it approves Emergency Preparedness and Operations (EOP) Reliability Standard EOP-008-1 (Loss of Control Center Functionality). The Reliability Standard requires reliability coordinators, transmission operators, and balancing authorities to have an operating plan and facilities for backup functionality to ensure Bulk-Power System reliability in the event that a control center becomes inoperable. Docket No. RD11-4-000
FERC issues a Notice of Extension of Time granting NERC additional time to respond to certain sections of FERC’s April 12, 2011 data request regarding NERC’s Proposed Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards Version 4 Petition. Docket No. RM11-11-000
FERC issues an extension of time for filing motions to intervene and comments concerning the NPPD Petition to and including April 21, 2011. Docket Nos. RR11-1-000 and RR11-1-001.
FERC issues a data request concerning the NERC petition for approval of CIP Version 4 Reliability Standards detailing several areas in which they ask NERC to provide additional information. Docket No. RM11-11-000
FERC issues an order on a compliance filing pertaining to Appendix 4D of the NERC Rules of Procedure, “Procedure for Requesting and Receiving Technical Feasibility Exceptions to NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards,” (TFE Procedure). The Commission accepts NERC’s filing as in satisfactory compliance. Docket No. RR10-1-004
The Commission issued an Order stating that it would not further review, on its own motion, the following Notices of Penalty in Docket Nos. NP11-105-000 Gainesville Regional Utilities; NP11-106-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-107-000 Burney Forest Products; NP11-108-000 Avista Corporation; NP11-109-000 Cedar Falls Utilities; NP11-110-000 Allegheny Power; NP11-111-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-112-000 Consumers Energy Company; NP11-113-000 Montana-Dakota Utilities Company; NP11-114-000 Texas Municipal Power Agency; NP11-115-000 BASF Corp.; NP11-116-000 Unidentified Registered Entity;NP11-117-000 Nevada Sun-Peak, LP; NP11-118-000 Terra-Gen Dixie Valley, LLC; NP11-119-000 Coso Finance Partners; NP11-120-000 Coso Energy Developers; NP11-121-000 Coso Power Developers; NP11-122-000 PPG Industries, Inc.; NP11-123-000 Covanta Fairfax, Inc.; NP11-124-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-125-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-126-000 Dogwood Energy, LLC; NP11-127-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; and NP11-128-000 Unidentified Registered Entity.
The Commission issued an Order stating that it would not further review, on its own motion, the following Notices of Penalty in Docket Nos. NP11-129-000 Vandolah Power Company, LLC; NP11-130-000 City of Santa Clara; NP11-131-000 Pacific Gas & Electric Co.; NP11-132-000 Tampa Electric Company; and NP11-133-000 Administrative Citation NOP.
FERC issues an order on review of the notice of penalty concerning Turlock Irrigation District. In the order, the Commission affirms the penalty in the Notice on its particular facts as an exercise of WECC’s discretion to assess a penalty relating in part to an alleged violation of FAC-003-1 R2 that took place during the “initial period” after that requirement became effective on June 18, 2007, through December 31, 2007. Docket No. NP10-18-000
FERC issues an order approving EOP-001-1 (Emergency Operations Planning), EOP-005-2 (System Restoration from Blackstart Resources), and EOP-006-2 (System Restoration Coordination) as well as the definition of the term “Blackstart Resource” submitted to the Commission for approval. Docket No. RM10-16-000
The Commission issues a final rule approving NERC’s proposed IRO-008-1, IRO-009-1, and IRO-010-1a and proposed revisions to Reliability Standards EOP-001-1, IRO-002-2, IRO-004-2, IRO-005-3, TOP- 003-1, TOP-005-2, and TOP-006-2, which remove requirements for the reliability coordinator to monitor and analyze system operating limits (SOL)4 other than IROLs. Docket No. RM10-15-000; Order No. 748
The Commission approves regional Reliability Standard of the WECC IRO-006-WECC-1 (Qualified Transfer Path Unscheduled Flow Relief) and six associated new definitions submitted to the Commission for approval. Docket No. RM09-19-000; Order No. 746
FERC approves regional Reliability Standard, BAL-502-RFC-02 (Planning Resource Adequacy Analysis, Assessment and Documentation), developed by RFC. The Commission also approves four regional reliability definitions related to the approved regional Reliability Standard and the violation risk factors and violation severity levels assigned to the BAL-502-RFC-02 Requirements. Docket No. RM10-10-000; Order No. 747
The Commission issues an Order approving proposed revisions to NERC's Section 300 of its Rules of Procedure, specifically a revision that provides an alternative means for developing or modifying a Reliability Standard in response to a Commission directive, including the Board’s development of a draft Reliability Standard, in the event that the regular development process fails to produce a responsive Reliability Standard. Docket No. RR09-6-003
FERC issued an order denying rehearing and otherwise reaffirming its determinations in Order No. 743. In addition, the Commission clarifies certain provisions of the Final Rule. Order No. 743 directed the Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) to revise the definition of the term “bulk electric system” through the ERO’s Reliability Standards Development Process to address the Commission’s policy and technical concerns and ensure that the definition encompasses all facilities necessary for operating an interconnected electric transmission network pursuant to section 215 of the Federal Power Act. Docket No RM09-18-001; Order No. 743-A
FERC issues an order denying NPPD's request for rehearing of the Commission’s October 21, 2010 order conditionally approving the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) revised Pro Forma Delegation Agreement, revised Delegation Agreements with eight Regional Entities, amendments to NERC’s Rules of Procedure and certain Regional Entity Bylaws. Docket No. RR10-11-001
NPPD's Petition to Review the NERC BOT Decision; SPP RE's Petition to Review the NERC BOT Decision
FERC issued an Order dismissing NERC’s September 9, 2010 proposed CIP Implementation Plan applicable to nuclear power plants as moot given the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s November 26, 2010 letter regarding the regulation of cyber security at commercial nuclear power plants. Based on the NRC’s November 26, 2010 letter, FERC finds that the NRC’s cyber security rule appears to cover all balance of plant, and no balance of plant at a U.S. nuclear power plant has been found to be subject to NERC’s CIP Standards. Accordingly, FERC dismisses the compliance filing containing the Version 2 and 3 Implementation Plans as moot. Docket No. RM06-22-014
FERC issues a Notice of No Further Review of Initial Administrative Citation NOP that NERC fuiled on February 1, 2011 The Notice of Penalty pertained to 41 violations by 19 registered entities. The Notice of Penalty was submitted in an abbreviated format, which NERC refers to as an “Administrative Citation.” Docket No. NP11-104-000
The Commission issued an Order stating that it would not further review, on its own motion, the following Notices of Penalty in Docket Nos. NP11-82-000 Castleton Power, LLC; NP11-83-000 Granite Ridge Energy, LLC; NP11-84-000 Sharyland Utilities, LP; NP11-85-000 Scurry County Wind LP; NP11-86-000 Western Area Power Administration – Sierra Nevada Region; NP11-87-000 Sierra Pacific Power Company; NP11-88-000 Mirant Potrero, LLC; NP11-89-000 Arizona Public Service Company; NP11-90-000 Gila River Power, LP; NP11-91-000 Emerald People's Utility District; NP11-92-000 Mason County PUD No. 3; NP11-93-000 Lea County Electric Cooperative, Inc.; NP11-94-000 Stanton Wind Energy, LLC; NP11-95-000 City of Austin dba Austin Energy; NP11-96-000 City of Lake Worth; NP11-97-000 E.ON U.S. Services Inc. for the LG&E and KU Companies; NP11-98-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-99-000 Borger Energy Associates, LP; NP11-100-000 South Carolina Public Service Authority; NP11-101-000 Southern Illinois Power Cooperative; NP11-102-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; and NP11-103-000 Sam Rayburn G&T Electric Cooperative Inc.
FERC issues a notice extending time to submit comments regarding the readindess of the smart grid interoperability standards for Commission consideration. Comments are now due no later than April 8, 2011. Reply comments should be submitted by April 22, 2011. Docket No. RM11-2-000
FERC issues a letter order accepting NERC's 1/24/11 submittal of a supplemental budget and funding request. Docket No. RR10-13-002
FERC issues a delegated letter order accepting NERC's January 10, 2011 uncontested filing in response to July 12, 2010 and December 1, 2010 Commission Orders Relating to Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Agreements. Docket Nos. RR10-7-002, RR10-11-002
FERC issued a Letter Order stating it would not further review the July 6, 2010 Notice of Penalty regarding an Unidentified Registered Entity. Docket No. NP10-140-000
FERC issues a notice of extension of time to submit comments on the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL) report regarding Frequency Response Metrics to Assess Requirements for Reliable Integration of Variable Renewable Generation. Comments are now due on or before May 6, 2011. Docket No. AD11-8-000
FERC issues Order No. 733-A - Order on Rehearing, Clarification, and Request for an Extension of Time in which FERC issues grants several requests for clarification and grants rehearing, in part, and denies rehearing, in part, of the Final Rule in Order No. 733 which approved and directed modifications to the Transmission Relay Loadability Reliability Standard PRC-023-1. Docket No. RM08-13-001
FERC establishes a deadline for comments submitted following the February 8, 2011, Commissioner-led technical conference regarding priorities for addressing risks to thereliability of the Bulk-Power System. Comments are due on or before March 21, 2011. Docket No. AD11-6-000
FERC issues an order dismissing request for extenion regarding WestConnect Utilities request to extend the time period in which to comply with the requirements of certain MOD Reliability Standards. Docket No. RM08-19-004
FERC issues a notice request comments regarding whether smart grid interoperability standards are ready for Commission consideration. Comments are due no later than March 9, 2011, and reply comments are due no later than March 23, 2011. Docket No. RM11-2-000
FERC issues a letter order accepting NERC's July 25, 2008 Compliance Filing listing Reliability Standards for transmission owners and transmission operators applicable to New Harquahala Generating Company, LLC. Docket No. RC08-4-002
FERC issues a letter order approving an interpretation to CIP-005-1 Section 4.2.2 and Requirement R1.3. Docket No. RD10-12-000
FERC issues a letter order acceptingNERC's December 17, 2010 Compliance Filing regarding 2011 Business Plans and Budgets. Docket No. RR10-13-001
FERC issues a letter order approving an interpretation to Reliability Standard CIP-001-1 (Cyber Security — Sabotage Reporting), Requirement R2. Docket No. RD10-11-000
FERC issues a letter order granting clarification on Order No. 742 on System Personnel Training Reliability Standards, in which it clarifies an abbreviation of transmission operators and corrects further errors. Docket No. RM09-25-001
FERC issues a request for additional information on NERC's July 16, 2010 petition seeking approval of an interpretation to TOP-001-1 Requirement R8. Docket No. RM10-29-000
FERC issues an errata notice regarding the Combined Notice of Filings issued on December 21, 2010. Docket No. RR10-13-001
FERC issues an errata notice regarding the Combined Notice of Filings issued on January 6, 2011. Docket No. RR10-12-001
FERC issues an order on requests for rehearing and clarification on the Commission’s December 17, 2009 order authorizing the Secretary of the Commission to issue a Staff’s Preliminary Notice of Violations. TheCommission denies rehearing of the December 17 Order and clarifies certain aspects of that order. Docket No. PL10-2-002
FERC issues a notice stating it is extending the time period for review of the Notice of Penalty for an Unidentified Registered Entity until February 18, 2011. Docket No. NP11-59-000
The Commission issused an order on notices of penalty that it will review no fruther. NP11-60-000, New Hope Power Partnership; NP11-61-000, Lee County Resource Recovery Facility; NP11-62-000, City of Clarksdale, Mississippi; NP11-63-000, Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-64-000, Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-65-000, Mississippi Delta Energy Agency; NP11-66-000, Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative, Inc.; NP11-67-000, Umatilla Electric Cooperative Assoc.; NP11-68-000, Lane Electric Cooperative, Inc./PNGC; NP11-69-000, Consumer's Power, Inc.; NP11-70-000, Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-71-000, City Of Minden; NP11-72-000, Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-73-000, Montana-Dakota Utilities Company; NP11-74-000, PPL Generation LLC; NP11-75-000, Edison Mission Marketing & Trading, Inc.; NP11-76-000, Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-77-000, Great River Energy; NP11-78-000, The Dayton Power and Light Company; NP11-79-000, Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-80-000, Morris Cogeneration, LLC; NP11-81-000, Unidentified Registered Entity
FERC issues an order in which it approves the proposed Version 2 and Version 3 VRFs and VSLs, subject to modifications discussed in the order. Docket Nos. RD10-6-000 and RD09-7-002
FERC issues a notice inviting comments on the report prepared by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, “Use of Frequency Response Metrics to Assess the Planning and Operating Requirements for Reliable Integration of Variable Renewable Generation” and its five supporting papers (collectively, “the Report”). Docket No. AD11-8-000
FERC issues a Notice of Withdrawal of Motion to Intervene and Request for Review and Temporary Stay of the Notice of Penalty Filed By NERC, and Motion for Waiver in Docket No. NP11-59-000.
FERC issues an order granting rehearing for further consideration on the revision to the ERO definition the the Bulk Electric System. Docket No. RM09-18-001
FERC issues an order granting a rehearing for further consideration regarding System Personnel Training Reliability Standards. Docket No. RM09-25-001
FERC issues an errata concerning the January 7, 2011, notice. The notice was inadvertently assigned the incorrect citation number at the top of the issued notice. That citation number is corrected to read as follows: “134 FERC ¶ 61,017.” Docket No. NP11-3-000, NP11-5-000
FERC issues a letter order approving modifications to Reliability Standards BAL-002-1; EOP-002-3; FAC-002-1; MOD-021-2; PRC-004-2; and VAR-001-2. Docket No. RD10-15-000
FERC releases the agenda for the technical conference scheduled for February 8, 2011 to discuss policy issues related to the reliability of the BPS. Docket No. AD11-6-000
FERC issues a notice stating it will not further review Notice of Penalty in Docket Nos. NP11-3-000 and NP11-5-000.
FERC issues an Order Approving Revisions to Two Reliability Standards and Directing a Compliance Filing concerning INT-003-3 and BAL-006-2. Docket No. RD10-04-000
FERC issues an errata notice concerning the December 20, 2010 Notice of Compliance Filing in which the docket number has been changed from RM08-19-002 to RM08-19-004. Docket No. RM08-19-004
The Commission issued an Order extending its review of a July 6, 2010 Notice of Penalty regarding an Unidentified Registered Entity. Docket No. NP10-140-000
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