FERC issues a delegated letter order approving an interpretation of Reliability Standard CIP-002-5.1a - Cyber Security - BES Cyber Catergorization.
FERC issues a delegated letter order approving revisions to the Violation Risk Factors(VRFs) desginations for Requirement R1 in Reliability Standard IRO-018-1 (Reliability Coorindator Real-time Reliability Monitoring and Analsis Capabilities) and Requirements R1 and R2 in Reliability Standard TOP-010-1 (Real-time Reliability Monitoring and Analysis Capabilities) from "medium" to high"
FERC issues a letter order approving amendments to the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) Bylaws.
FERC issues a delegated order granting a rehearing for further consideration of the Commission's order issued on September 22, 2016.
FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to revise its regulations to require all newly interconnecting large and small generating facilities, both synchronous, to install and enable primary frequency response capability as a condition of interconnection.
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FERC issues a final rule revising its FOIA regulations to incorporate the statutory mandates.
FERC issues a final rule amending its regulations to implement provisions of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act that pertain to the designation, protection and sharing of Critical Electric Infrastructure Information.
FERC issues a letter order accepting NERC's August 15, 2016 filing of proposed revisions to its Appendix 2, Appendix 5A, and Appendix 5B of the NERC Rules of Procedure (ROP) to incorporate the terms Frequency response Sharing Group and Regulation Reserve Sharing Group in to the NERC ROP.
FERC issues a letter order approving Reliability Standard COM-001-3 (Communications).
FERC issues an order accepting the 2017 business plans and budgets of NERC, the Regional Entities, and Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Board (WIRAB).
FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to approve Reliability Standards BAL-005-1 (Balancing Authority Control) and FAC-001-3 (Facility Interconnection Requirements).
FERC issues an order approving Reliability Standards IRO-018-1 (Reliability Coordinator Real-time Reliability Monitoring and Analysis Capabilities) and TOP-010-1 (Real-time Reliability Monitoring and Analysis Capabilities).
FERC issues a final rule approving the Second Stage Geomagnetic Disturbances (GMD) Reliability Standard and directs NERC to develop three modifications.
FERC issues a letter order approving NERC and the North Power Coordination Council, Inc. (NPCC) joint petition for the retirement of NPCC regional Reliability Standard PRC-002-NPCC-01 (Disturbance Monitoring).
FERC issues a notice extending the compliance dates of Order Nos. 827 and 828 to October 14, 2016, and requiring a single combined compliance filing.
FERC issues a final rule modifying the pro forma Small Generator Interconnection Agreement.
FERC issues a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) seeking comment on possible modifications to the CIP standards regarding the cybersecurity of control centers that are used to monitor and control the bulk electric system in real-time.
FERC issues an order denying rehearing of Order No. 822, issued on January 21, 2016, that approved seven critical infrastructure protection Reliability Standards.
Commissioner LaFleur Statement
FERC issues an order clarifying that Order No. 824's (i) effective date will conform to the Federal Register publication date; and (ii) compliance date will be based on issuance of the final rule in Docket No. RM16-15-000 and will be published in the Federal Register.
FERC issues a letter order approving the revision to the definition of the term Special Protection Systems in the NERC Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards.
FERC issues a letter order approving six revised definitions to be included in the Glossary of Terms Used in NERC Reliability Standards.
FERC issues an order granting: (i) the joint motion of Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) and Peak Reliability to terminate the Reliability Coordinator and Interchange Authority Agreement between the parties; and (ii) the motion of Edison Electric Institute (EEI), with minor modifications, to vacate all or portions of certain prior Commission orders related to Peak Reliability's funding under section 215 of the Federal Power Act.
FERC issues a final rule approving reactive power requirements for non-synchronous generation.
FERC Press Release
FERC issues a NOPR proposing to implement provisions of the FAST Act that require the designation, protection and sharing of CEII.
FERC issues a final rule approving availability of certain NERC databases to the Commission.
FERC Press Release
FERC issues a notice of staff review of NERC's compliance programs, based on FERC's annual random sampling of possible violations. Commission staff believes that the Find, Fix, Track and Report (FFT) and Compliance Exception (CE) Programs are meeting expectations with limited exceptions.
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