FERC Orders/Rules 2018
 
Docket Number
Title/Summary
  

​RR18-11-000

Letter Order Approving Registration Request of WPSC and UMERC

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.

12/11/2018

​RD19-1-000

Letter Order Approving Revised Implementation Plans for Reliability Standards MOD-026-1 and MOD-027-1

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).

12/11/2018

​RD18-9-000

Letter Order Approving Reliability Standard PER-003-2

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.

11/21/2018

​RM18-8-000 and RM15-11-003

Order No. 851 on Geomagnetic Disturbance Reliability Standard; Reliability Standard for Transmission System Planned Performance for Geomagnetic Disturbance Events

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.

11/15/2018

​RR18-9-000

Order Accepting 2019 Business Plans and Budgets of NERC and the Regional Entities​

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

10/18/2018

​RM17-13-000

FERC issues a final rule approving supply chain risk management Reliability Standards  CIP-013-1 (Cyber Security - Supply Chain Risk Management), CIP-005-6 (Cyber Security - Electronic Security Perimeter(s)) and CIP-010-3 (Cyber Security - Configuration Change Management and Vulnerability Assessments).  Additionally, the Commission directs NERC to develop and submit modifications to the supply chain risk management Reliability Standards so that the scope of the Reliability Standards includes Electronic Access Control and Monitoring Systems. 
 
10/18/2018

​RD18-8-000

Order Approving Proposed Reliability Standard VAR-001-5 (Voltage and Reactive Control)

​FERC issues an order approving Reliability Standard VAR-001-5 (Voltage and Reactive Control).

10/15/2018

​RR18-6-000

​Letter Order Approving NERC 2017 Budget True-Up Filing

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.

9/25/2018

​RR18-7-000

​Letter Order Approving Amendments to NERC Bylaws

FERC issues a delegated letter order approving amendments to the Bylaws of the North American Reliability Corporation.

9/25/2018

​RD18-7-000

​Letter Order Approving Reliability Standard BAL-002-3

FERC issues a delegated letter order approving Reliability Standard BAL-002-3 (Disturbance Control Standard - Contingency Reserve for Recovery from a Balancing  Contingency Event).

9/25/2018
RR18-8-000
​Letter Order Approving Amendments to Midwest Reliability Organization Bylaws

FERC issues a delegated letter order approving the amended Midwest Reliability Organization (MRO) Bylaws.

9/6/2018

​RD18-1-000

FERC issues a Letter Order approving the Joint Petition submitted by NERC and WECC requesting the retirement of regional Reliability Standard VAR-002-WECC-2 (Automatic Voltage Regulators) effective immediately.
 
9/5/2018

​RR17-6-000

​Order approving in part and denying in part revisions to NERC ROP

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).

7/19/2018

​RM18-2-000

​Order No. 848 on Cyber Security Incident Reporting

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.

Press Release

7/19/2018

RR18-4-000

Letter Order Accepting Amended Compliance and Certification Committee Charter
FERC issues a delegated letter order accepting NERC's filing of the Amended Compliance and Certification Committee Charter to reflect the participation of CCC observers in NERC audits of Regional Entities in accordance with Appendix 4 of the NERC Rules of Procedure.
 
6/28/2018
RR17-2-000
Letter Order Approving NERC Revised ROP

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.

6/8/2018

RM16-22-000

Order No. 847 Approving Reliability Standards PRC-027-1 and PER-006-1

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.

6/7/2018

​RR18-2-000

​Letter Order Approving SERC Reliability Corporation RSDP

FERC issues a delegated order accepting the SERC Reliability Corporation regional Reliability Standards Development Procedure (RSDP).

5/31/2018

​RD18-2-000

​Letter Order Approving Regional Reliability Standard BAL-004-WECC-3

FERC issues a delegated order approving regional Reliability Standard BAL-004-WECC-3 (Automatic Time Error Correction).

5/30/2018

​RD18-5-000

​Letter Order Approving Regional Reliability Standard FAC-501-WECC-2

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.

5/30/2018

​RM16-15-001

​Order Denying Request for Rehearing of Order No. 833

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.

5/17/2018

​RM18-8-000

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Proposing to Approve Reliability Standard TPL-007-2

FERC issues a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to approve Reliability Standard TPL-007-2 (Transmission System Planned Performance for Geomagnetic Disturbance Events).

5/17/2018

​RR18-3-000

Order Granting Approvals in Connection with the Dissolution of SPP RE​

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.

5/4/2018
​RD18-4-000
​Letter Order Approving Reliability Standard PRC-025-2

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.

5/2/2018

​RM17-11-000

FERC issues a Final Rule approving (i) Reliability Standard CIP-003-7; (ii) the associated violation risk factors and violation severity level assignments; (iii) implementation plan; and (iv) revised definitions for inclusion in the NERC Glossary.
4/19/2018
RR18-1-000
Letter Order Accepting Appendix 3D ROP revisions

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).

3/9/2018
AD16-20-000 and RM16-23-000
​Order No. 841 on Electric Storage Participation in Markets Operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators

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.

Press Release

2/15/2018
RM16-6-000
 
FERC issues an order modifying the pro forma Large Generator Interconnection Agreement and the pro forma Small Generator Interconnection Agreement to ensure that rates, terms and conditions of jurisdictional service remain just and reasonable and not unduly discriminatory or preferential.
 
2/15/2018
​RM17-13-000
​Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Proposing to Approve Reliability Standards CIP-013-1, CIP-005-6, and CIP-010-3​

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.

1/18/2018
​RM17-12-000
​Order No. 840 Approving Reliability Standards EOP-004-4, EOP-005-3, EOP-006-3 and EOP-008-2​​

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.​

1/18/2018