FERC issues a delegated order approving the request to transfer the registration of Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPSC) and Upper Michigan Energy Resources Corporation (UMERC) from the Midwest Reliability Organization Regional Entity footprint to the ReliabilityFirst Regional Entity footprint.
FERC issues a delegated order approving of a revision to the Implementation Plans for Reliability Standards MOD-026-1 (Verification of Models and Data for Generator Excitation Control System or Plant Volt/Var Control Functions) and MOD-027-1(Verification of Models and Data for Turbine/Governor and Load Control or Active Power/Frequency Control Functions).
FERC issues a delegated letter order approving Reliability Standard PER-003-2 and retirement of currently-effective Reliability Standards PER-003-1 and PER-004-2.
RM18-8-000 and RM15-11-003
FERC issues a final rule approving proposed Reliability Standard TPL-007-2 (Transmission System Planned Performance for Geomagnetic Disturbance Events) ("GMD"). FERC also accepts the revised GMD research work plan.
FERC issues an order accepting the 2019 business plans and budgets of NERC, the Regional Entities, and Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Board (WIRAB).
FERC Press Release
FERC issues an order approving Reliability Standard VAR-001-5 (Voltage and Reactive Control).
FERC issues a delegated letter order accepting NERC's 2017 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 2017 fiscal year, in compliance with previous Commission orders.
FERC issues a delegated letter order approving amendments to the Bylaws of the North American Reliability Corporation.
FERC issues a delegated letter order approving Reliability Standard BAL-002-3 (Disturbance Control Standard - Contingency Reserve for Recovery from a Balancing Contingency Event).
FERC issues a delegated letter order approving the amended Midwest Reliability Organization (MRO) Bylaws.
FERC issues an order approving, in part, and denying, in part, proposed revisions to NERC's Rules of Procedure (ROP) sections 600 (Personnel Certification) and 900 (Training and Education).
FERC issues a final rule requiring expanded cyber security incident reporting. The Commission directed NERC to develop, within six months of the effective date of the final rule, modification to the Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards to improve mandatory reporting of cyber security incidents, including attempts that might facilitate subsequent efforts to harm reliable operation of the nation's bulk electric system.
FERC issues a final rule approving revisions to section 400 (Compliance Enforcement), Appendix 2 (Definitions Used in the Rules of Procedure), and Appendix 4C (Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program) of its Rules of Procedure to incorporate the Consolidated Hearing Process, which provides a uniform and more streamlined approach to hearings for Regional Entities by giving Regional Entities an option to select NERC to manage the hearing process.
FERC issues a final rule approving Reliability Standards PRC-027-1 (Coordination of Protection Systems for Performance During Faults), PER-006-1 (Specific Training for Personnel), the retirement of currently-effective Reliability Standard PRC-001-1.1, the associated Violation Risk Factors and Violation Severity Levels, and the associated implementation plans.
FERC issues a delegated order accepting the SERC Reliability Corporation regional Reliability Standards Development Procedure (RSDP).
FERC issues a delegated order approving regional Reliability Standard BAL-004-WECC-3 (Automatic Time Error Correction).
FERC issues a delegated order approving regional Reliability Standard FAC-501-WECC-2 (Transmission Maintenance), the associated Violation Risk Factors and Violation Severity Levels, as well as the retirement of currently-effective regional Reliability Standard FAC-501-WECC-1.
FERC issues an order denying the Edison Electric Institute's request for rehearing of Order No. 833 which amended the Commission's regulations to implement provisions of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act related to Critical Electric Infrastructure Information.
FERC issues a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to approve Reliability Standard TPL-007-2 (Transmission System Planned Performance for Geomagnetic Disturbance Events).
FERC issues an order approving NERC, the Midwest Reliability Organization ("MRO") and SERC's requesting the dissolution of Southwest Power Pool Regional Entity ("SPP RE") and the transfer of its registered entities to MRO and SERC.
FERC issues a delegated order approving Reliability Standard PRC-025-2 (Generator Relay Loadability), the associated implementation plan, and violation risk factors and violation severity levels.
FERC issues a letter order accepting NERC's November 21, 2017 filing of proposed revisions to its Appendix 3D of the NERC Rules of Procedure (ROP) to incorporate limitations of membership in Segment 2 to only Independent System Operators (ISOs) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs).
FERC issues an order adopting reforms to remove barriers to the participation of electric storage resources in Regional Transmission Organization and Independent System Operator markets.
FERC issues a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to approve Reliability Standards CIP-013-1, CIP-005-6, and CIP-010-3. FERC also proposes to direct NERC to (i) modify the CIP Reliability Standards to include EACMS associated with medium and high impact Bulk Electric Cyber Systems within the scope of the supply chain risk management Reliability Standards and (ii) evaluate the risks presented by PACs and PCAs as part of the study already proposed by the NERC Board of Trustees to evaluate the scope and effectiveness of the proposed standards.
FERC issues a final rule approving (i) revised Reliability Standards EOP-004-4, EOP-005-3, EOP-006-3 and EOP-008-2; (ii) the associated violation risk factors, violation severity levels, (iii) implementation plans; and (iv) retirement of currently-effective Reliability Standards EOP-004-3, EOP-005-2, EOP-006-2, and EOP-008-1.
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