The Commission issued an Order stating it would not further review the following Notices of Penalty that were filed on November 30, 2010: Docket No. NP11-23-000 Hardee Power Partners, Ltd; NP11-24-000 Florida Municipal Power Agency, Inc.; NP11-25-000 Miami Dade – Resource Recovery; NP11-26-000 Wheelabrator – South Broward; NP11-27-000 Tex-La Electric Cooperative of Texas, Inc.; NP11-28-000 Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County; NP11-29-000 Wellhead Power Panoche, LLC; NP11-30-000 Callam County PUD No. 1; NP11-31-000 Wellhead Services, Inc.; NP11-32-000 Rosebud Operating Services, Inc.; NP11-33-000 Puget Sound Energy, Inc.; NP11-34-000 Southern California Edison – Power Procurement Business Unit; NP11-35-000 PSEG Fossil LLC; NP11-36-000 Indiana Municipal Power Agency; NP11-37-000 Wheelabrator – North Broward; NP11-38-000 Cuyahoga Falls Electric System; NP11-39-000 Sunbury Generation, L.P.; NP11-40-000 Barney M. Davis Unit 1; NP11-41-000 Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities; NP11-42-000 Ameren Energy Resources; NP11-43-000 Eugene Water & Electric Board; NP11-44-000 Ameren Union Electric; NP11-45-000 Forward Energy, LLC; NP11-46-000 Claiborne Electric Cooperative; NP11-47-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-48-000 Montana-Dakota Utilities Company; NP11-49-000 RRI Energy Etiwanda, Inc.; NP11-50-000 Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.; NP11-51-000 South Carolina Electric & Gas Company; NP11-52-000 Jersey Central Power & Light Company and Pennsylvania Electric Company; NP11-53-000 El Paso Electric Company; NP11-54-000 Public Service Commission of Yazoo City; NP11-55-000 TransAlta Centralia Generation, LLC; NP11-56-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-57-000 Naniwa Energy LLC; and NP11-58-000 Fayetteville Public Works.
The Commission issued an Errata Order to the October 21, 2010 Order. Docket No. RR10-11-000
FERC issues an order granting further rehearing concerning the October 21, 2010 Order that conditionally approves the agreements, amendments, and bylaws in NERC’s June 9, 2010 petition, to become effective on January 1, 2011. In this order, the Commission directed NERC to modify the Pro Forma Delegation Agreement, and revise Delegation Agreements, amendments to the NERC ROP, and certain amendments to the FRCC and MRO Bylaws. Docket No. RR10-11-001
FERC issues a notice of extension of time to submit comments on the October 21, 2010 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposed to approve Regional Reliability Standard IRO-006-WECC-1. This notice extends the comment submission deadline to January 11, 2011. Docket No. RM09-19-004
The Commission issues a notice of proposed rulemaking in which it proposes to approve four revised regional Reliability Standards developed by WECC and approved by NERC. These regional Reliability Standards have been designated by WECC 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
FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Electric Reliability Organization Interpretations of Interconnection Reliability Operations and Coordination and Transmission Operations Reliability Standards which proposes to approve the NERC's proposed interpretation of certain specific requirements of the Commission-approved Reliability Standards, TOP-005-1 (Operational Reliability Information) and IRO-005-1 (Reliability Coordination – Current-Day Operations). Docket No. RM10-8-000
FERC issues a notice extending the comment period for submitting comments in response to the Commission November 18, 2010 NOPR. Comment are not due on or before March 2, 2011. Docket No. RM10-11-000
The Commission issues a NOPR in which it proposes to approve TOP-007-WECC-1 (System Operating Limits) developed by the Western Electric Coordinating Council (WECC) and submitted to the Commission for approval by NERC. Docket No. RM09-14-000
FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Interpretation of Protection System Reliability Standard that proposes to accept the NERC proposed interpretation of Requirement R1 of Reliability Standard PRC-005-1, and proposes to direct NERC to develop modifications to the PRC-005-1 Reliability Standard, as discussed below, through its Reliability Standards development process to address gaps in the Protection System maintenance and testing standard, highlighted by the proposed interpretation. Docket No. RM10-5-000
FERC issues a notice of a technical conference on February 8, 2011 to discuss policy issues related to the reliability of the Bulk-Power System, including priorities for addressing risks to reliability. Docket No. AD11-6-000
The Commission issues an Order Accepting Compliance Filing for NERC's October 25, 2010 filing on frequency response. Docket Nos. RM06-16-010 and RM06-16-011
In this Order, the Commission denies a request for rehearing of the Commission’s order addressing violation severity level assignments for critical infrastructure protection (CIP) reliability standards, issued March 18, 2010. Docket No. RM06-22-012
The Commission issues an Order on Review of Notice of Penalty for the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District in which the Commission (1) permits the zero dollar penalties for which the Corps-Tulsa District sought review to take effect on the date of issuance of this order, (2) affirms its prior decision in the 2009 Jurisdictional Order that federal agencies are required to adhere to mandatory Reliability Standards adopted under FPA section 215, and (3) finds that the question of whether federal entities are subject to monetary penalties for violations of a mandatory Reliability Standard need not be addressed in this proceeding. Docket No. NP10-160-000
FERC Commissioner John R. Norris releases a statement concerning the upcoming February 8, 2011 Technical Conference on the reliability of the bulk power system.
FERC issues an Order Granting Rehearing that grants NERC’s request for the Commission to modify a directive in its October 1, 2010 Order so that only NERC, not a responsible entity, would be allowed to request a Regional Entity to reconsider a TFE determination. Docket No. RR10-1-003
FERC issues an order approving the violation severity levels assigned to FAC-014-2 Requirements R1, R3, and R4 and orders a compliance filing to be made by January 6, 2010 with typographical corrections to violation severity levels for R2. Docket Nos. RM08-11-002, RM08-11-003
FERC issues an order stating it will not further review the following Notices of Penalty: Docket Nos. NP10-149-000, Kiowa Power Partners, LLC; NP11-6-000 Southern Power Company; NP11-7-000, Lee County Electric Cooperative, Inc.; NP11-8-000, Minnesota Power [Allete, Inc.]; NP11-9-000, Las Vegas Cogeneration LP; NP11-10-000, Merced Irrigation District; NP11-11-000, Pend Oreille County Public Utility District No. 1; NP11-12-000, Salem Electric; NP11-13-000, Black Hills Power, Inc.; NP11-14-000, Black Hills Power, Inc.; NP11-15-000, PSEG Power Connecticut, LLC; NP11-16-000, NextEra Energy Resources, LLC; NP11-17-000, Wisconsin Public Service Corporation; NP11-18-000, NextEra Energy Resources, LLC; NP11-19-000, USACE – Little Rock District; NP11-20-000, Georgia Power Company; NP11-21-000, Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-22-000, Unidentified Registered Entity
The Commission issued an Order granting rehearing of the July 12, 2010 Order which conditionally accepted two Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program Agreements and associated revised Delegation Agreements from SPP RE and FRCC. Additionally, the Commission accepts the proposed changes to Section 9(j) and Section 5 of Exhibit E of the pro forma Delegation Agreement, which pertain to the treatment of penalty monies. Docket Nos. RR10-7-001 and RR10-11-000
The Commission issued an Order granting rehearing of its October 1, 2010 Order. Docket No. RR10-1-003
FERC issues a news release discussing the directive to NERC to revise the definition of the Bulk Electric System.
FERC issues a NOPR that proposes to approve three new Interconnection Reliability Operations and Coordination Reliability Standards and seven revised Reliability Standards related to Emergency Preparedness and Operations, Interconnection Reliability Operations and Coordination, and Transmission Operations. Docket No. RM10-15-000
FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes to approve Reliability Standards EOP-001-1 (Emergency Operations Planning), EOP-005-2 (System Restoration from Blackstart Resources), and EOP-006-2 (System Restoration Coordination). Docket No. RM10-16-000
The Commission issues a final rule approving two Personnel Performance, Training and Qualifications (PER) Reliability Standards, PER-004-2 (Reliability Coordination – Staffing) and PER-005-1 (System Personnel Training). Docket No. RM09-25-000; Order No. 742
FERC issues a Final Rule in which it adopts, with modifications, the proposal outlined in its March 18, 2010 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to require the Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) to revise its definition of the term “bulk electric system." Docket No. RM09-18-000; Order No. 743
FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on theIntegration of Variable Energy Resources that proposes to reform the pro forma Open Access Transmission Tariff to remove unduly discriminatory practices and to ensure just and reasonable rates for Commission-jurisdictional services. Docket No. RM10-11-000
FERC grants and extension of time to December 23, 2010 to submit a compliance filing on NERC's Rules of Procedure regarding the Standards Development Process. Docket No. RR09-6-000
FERC issues an order accepting NERC's petition seeking approval to delegate authority to the newly formed, independent Texas Reliability Entity, Inc. (New Texas RE) as the Regional Entity for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region. Docket No. RR10-6-001
The Commission issued a data request on two Notices of Penalty that were filed on October 7, 2010 in Docket Nos. NP11-3-000 and NP11-5-000.
The Commission issued an Order stating it would not further review the following Notices of Penalty: NP11-1-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP11-2-000 Unidentified Registered Entity and NP11-4-000 Unidentified Registered Entity.
The Commission issues an agenda for the Commissioner-led technical conference on November 18, 2010 to explore issues associated with reliability monitoring, enforcement and compliance. The Commission announced the conference in its September 16, 2010 order that accepted NERC’s initial assessment in Docket No. RR09-7-000 of its performance as the nation’s Electric Reliability Organization (ERO), and performance by the Regional Entities, under their delegation agreements with the ERO. Docket No. AD11-1-000
The Commission issued an Order stating it would not further review the following NOPs that were submitted on September 30, 2010: NP10-161-000 Orlando Utilities Commission; NP10-162-000 East Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc.; NP10-163-000 SWG Colorado, LLC; NP10-164-000 Shady Hills Power Company, LLC; NP10-165-000 Kern River Cogeneration Company; NP10-166-000 Edison Mission Marketing & Trading, Inc.; NP10-167-000 PUD No. 1 of Douglas County; NP10-168-000 NorthWestern Energy; NP10-169-000 Citizens Electric Corporation; NP10-170-000 Seneca Light & Water; NP10-171-000 Post Oak Wind, LLC; NP10-172-000 Klickitat County PUD; NP10-173-000 Vermont Marble Power Div. of Omya, Inc.; NP10-174-000 Carr Street Generating Station, LP; NP10-175-000 Erie Boulevard Hydropower, LP; NP10-176-000 Great Lakes Hydro America, ME; NP10-177-000 Monongahela Power Company; NP10-178-000 Dynegy Inc.; NP10-179-000 Minnesota Municipal Power Agency; NP10-180-000 Tennessee Valley Authority; NP10-181-000 UGI Utilities, Inc.; NP10-182-000 Conectiv Energy Supply, Inc.; NP10-183-000 Dynegy Inc.; NP10-184-000 Klickitat County PUD; NP10-185-000 South Louisiana Electric Coop. Assoc.; NP10-186-000 Fox Energy Company, LLC; NP10-187-000 City of Ruston, LA; NP10-188-000 City of Tacoma, Dept. of Public Utilities, Light Div.; NP10-189-000 Hetch Hetchy Water and Power and NP10-190-000 Colorado Springs Utilities.
The Commission will convene a conference on November 14, 2010, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern time in conjunction with the NARUC/FERC Collaborative on Smart Response. Docket No. RM11-2-000
FERC issued an Order granting NERC an extension until December 1, 2010 to comply with the October 8, 2010 Data Request. Docket No. NP10-140-000
FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the approval of a regional Reliability Standard, BAL-502-RFC-02, Planning Resource Adequacy Analysis, Assessment and Documentation, developed by ReliabilityFirst Corporation and submitted to the Commission by NERC. Docket No. RM10-10-000
The Commission proposes to approve regional Reliability Standard IRO-006-WECC-1 (Qualified Transfer Path Unscheduled Flow Relief) submitted to the Commission for approval by NERC. The Commission notes that IRO-006-WECC-1 raises some concerns about which theCommission requests additional information. Depending upon the responses received, in the Final Rule the Commission may, as a separate action under section 215(d)(5) of the FPA, direct the Western Electricity Coordinating Council to develop modifications to the regional Reliability Standard to address the issues identified. Docket No. RM09-19-000
The Commission conditionally accepts the business plans and budgets of NERC, the Regional Entities, and WIRAB. NERC and the Regional Entities are directed to submit a compliance filing within 60 days of the date of this order. Docket No. RR10-13-000
Revised Delegation Agreements with Regional Entities, Amendments to the Rules of Procedure and Certain Regional Entity Bylaws
The Commission issues an order that conditionally approves the agreements, amendments, and bylaws in NERC’s June 9, 2010 petition, to become effective on January 1, 2011. The Commission directs NERC to modify the Pro Forma Delegation Agreement, revised Delegation Agreements, amendments to the NERC ROP, and certain amendments to the FRCC and MRO Bylaws. Docket No. RR10-11-000
The Commission issues Order No. 740, remanding a revised regional Reliability Standard developed by the Western Electricity Coordinating Council and approved by NERC. Docket No. RM09-15-000; Order No. 740
FERC issues supplemental information regarding the Technical Conference on Transmission Vegetation Management Practices held on Tuesday, October 26, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Docket No. AD11-2-000
On October 18, 2010, the Commission issued a notice in the above-captioned proceeding. Notice of Filing, October 18, 2010. This notice was issued in error and is hereby rescinded. Docket Nos. RM06-22-015
The Commission issues a Notice that it will not further review the Notice of Penalty in Docket No. NP10-160-000 with regard to the following entities: Black Hills/Colorado Electric Utility Company, LP; California Department of Water Resources; City of Forest Grove Light and Power; City of Ukiah; Imperial Irrigation District; National Nuclear Security Administration -Los Alamos National Laboratory; Navopache Electric Cooperative, Inc.; Public Service Company of New Mexico; Sacramento Municipal Utility District; Southern Nevada Water Authority; TransAlta Centralia Generation, LLC; Tri-Dam Project of the Oakdale and South Joaquin Irrigation Districts; United State Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District; United States Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District; Unidentified Registered Entity; WECC RC [California/Mexico Reliability Coordinator]; WECC RC [Pacific Northwest Security Coordinator]; WECC RC [Rocky Mountain Desert Southwest Reliability Coordinator]
The Commission initiates a review of the Notice of Penalty for USACE – Tulsa District. The Commission establishes a filing deadline for any answers, interventions or comments of twenty days from this order. Docket No. NP10-160-000
FERC issues a letter order regarding the pending Notice of Penalty in Docket No. NP10-140-000 to grant an extended time period until November 22, 2010 for the limited purpose of further consideration of the Notice. Docket No. NP10-140-000
FERC issues a notice stating that it will not further review the Notice of Penalty in Docket No. NP10-141-000.
FERC issues a letter order granting NERC’s request to extend the time period to respond to the request for data and documents to November 8, 2010. Docket No. NP10-149-000
FERC will hold a Technical Conference on Transmission Vegetation Management Programs on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m to discuss current vegetation management programs and practices as required under the Commission’s Reliability Standards. Docket No. AD11-2-000
The Commission has issued notice of its Reliability Monitoring Enforcement and Compliance Issues Technical Conference. This Technical Conference will be held on November 18, 2010, in the Commission Meeting Room (2C) at Commission Headquarters, 888 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20426, from 1 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. EST. The conference will be transcribed and Webcast. The agenda will be issued in advance of the Technical Conference. Docket No. AD11-1-000
FERC issues an order on NERC's April 21, 2010, compliance filing in response to the Commission’s January 21, 2010 order approving NERC’s TFE procedure from strict compliance with certain CIP Standards. FERC also directs NERC to submit an additional compliance filing within 90 days of the date of this order. Docket No. RR10-1-001
FERC issues a notice stating it will not further review the NOP for Duke Energy Corporation in Docket No. NP10-20-000
FERC issues a NOPR regarding Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation requirements that were established in Order No. 890. This notice provides the opportunity to submit reply comments; the original NOPR was issued on June 17, 2010 and comments were due in response to that September 29, 2010. The reply comments to the NOPR are due November 12, 2010. Docket No. RM10-23-000
On September 16, 2010, the Commission issued an “Order Denying Rehearing, Denying Clarification, Denying Reconsideration, and Denying Request for a Stay”. This errata notice corrects the last sentence of P 82. Docket No. RR09-6-001
FERC grants NERC’s request to extend the time period to respond to the request for data and documents up to and including October 8, 2010. FERC further extends the time period for Commission consideration of the Notice of Penalty until October 29, 2010. Docket No. NP10-149-000
The Commission issued its Revised Policy Statement on Penalty Guidelines. The modified Penalty Guidelines will apply to penalties FERC assesses for violations of its requirements, though FERC retains discretion to depart from them when it deems appropriate, and Enforcement staff continues to have discretion to close investigations and self-reports for violations that do not warrant sanctions. The modified Penalty Guidelines will apply to violations of the Reliability Standards, but not to the Commission’s review of notices of penalty submitted by the North American Electric Reliability Corp. The modified penalty guidelines will base penalties on the same factors as those in existing enforcement policy statements, but will be applied with more focus by assigning specific and transparent weight to each factor. Organizations will now know with more certainty how each factor will be applied. Docket No. PL10-4-000
FERC issues a supplemental notice of technical conference to discuss Frequency Response in the Wholesale Electric Grid to be held on September 23, 2010. FERC adds that that a free webcast of the technical conference will be available. Docket Nos. RM06-16-010, RM06-16-011
FERC's staff presented its stance on the Penalty Guidelines on September 16, 2007.
The Commission approves NERC's interpretation of two Commission-approved “Modeling, Data and Analysis” (MOD) Reliability Standards, MOD-001-1 (Available Transmission System Capability) and MOD-029-1 (Rated System Path Methodology). Docket No. RD10-5-000
FERC denies rehearing, reconsideration, and the request for a stay regarding the proposed revisions to NERC's Rules of Procedure, specifically thos that pertain to the development of Reliability Standards. Docket No. RR09-6-001
FERC accepts the performance assessment of NERC as the ERO, and the Regional Entities, and finds that they continue to satisfy the statutory and regulatory criteria for certification. In addition, FERC directs NERC to submit an informational filing addressing specific matters/concerns and take additional action as discussed in this order. Docket Nos. RR09-7-000, AD10-14-000
The Commission approves NERC's interpretation of certain requirements of the Commission-approved Voltage and Reactive (VAR) Reliability Standard, designated VAR-002-1.1b – Generator Operation for Maintaining Network Voltage Schedules. Docket No. RD09-5-000
FERC issues a notice that on September 9, 2010, the NERC submitted its compliance filing and request for approval of implementation plans for Generator Owners and Generator Operators of nuclear power plants in the United States for Versions 2 and 3 of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards, in compliance with the Commission’s March 18, 2010 Order Addressing Compliance Filing and Approving Implementation Plans, 130 FERC ¶ 61,185 (2010). Docket No. RM06-22-014
FERC issues a supplemental notice on the technical conference on Frequency Response in the Wholesale Electric Grid on September 23, 2010 along with an agenda for the conference. Docket Nos. RM06-16-010, RM06-16-011
The Commission issued a Letter Order approving NERC’s May 17, 2010 compliance filing which provided modifications to 57 Version 1 CIP Violation Severity Levels. Docket No. RM06-22-013
FERC issues an order granting rehearing for further consideration in the matter regarding the CMEP agreements between SERC. FRCC and SPP RE. Docket No. RR10-7-001
The Commission approves NERC’s petition seeking approval to replace in its entirety Version 7 of its Reliability Standards Development Procedure (RSDP) with its proposed Standard Processes Manual. The Commission, however, also directs NERC to submit a compliance filing to address our concerns with one provision of the Standards Processes Manual. Docket No. RR10-12-000
The Commission issues an extension notice and data request regarding a Notice of Penalty. Docket No. NP10-20-000
FERC extends the period of consideration for pending NOP to October 8, 2010 in Docket No. NP10-149-000.
FERC announces a technical conference will address the use of a net benefits test for determining when to compensate demand response providers and the allocation of costsassociated with demand response following the August 2, 2010 Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) and Notice of Technical Conference. Docket No. RM10-17-000
FERC issues an order stating that it will not further review Notices of Penalty in the following dockets. FERC also provides guidance on second occurences of violations as an aggravating factor. Docket Nos. NP10-143-000 City of Tallahassee; NP10-144-000 Dyengy, Inc.; NP10-145-000 Pacific Gas and Electric Company; NP10-146-000 San Diego Gas and Electric Company; NP10-147-000 Greenwood Commissioners of Public Works; NP10-148-000 City of Vineland New Jersey; NP10-150-000 Baltimore Gas and Electric Company; NP10-151-000 Peco Energy Company; NP10-152-000 Dynegy, Inc.; NP10-153-000 DTE Energy Trading; NP10-154-000 Ocala Utility Services; NP10-155-000 EPCOR USA North Carolina LLC (Roxboro); NP10-156-000 EPCOR USA North Carolina LLC (Southport), NP10-157-000 Commonwealth Edison Company; NP10-158-000 Public Service Company of New Mexico; NP10-159-000 Unidentified Entity.
The Commission issues an order approving the Audit Report prepared by the Division of Audits in the Office of Enforcement (OE), with the assistance of staff from the Office of Electric Reliability (OER). Docket No. PA09-5-000
FERC issues a letter order granting NERC an extension of time to finalize and file requested information. Docket No. NP10-140-000, Docket No. NP10-141-000
On June 15, 2010, the Commission issued an order granting NERC an extension of time to comply with the Commission March 18, 2010 directive that NERC revise its Rules of Procedure that pertain to the development of Reliability Standards. A further 90 day extension of time to comply with the March 18, 2010 directive is granted to and including December 13, 2010. Docket No. RR09-6-000
FERC staff will hold a Technical Conference on Frequency Response in the Wholesale Electric Grid on Thursday, September 23, from 10:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m. Docket No. RM06-16-010, RM06-16-011
The Commission issued a notice extending the time NERC has to comply with the July 12 Order Conditionally Accepting Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program Agreements, and Revised Delegation Agreements, and Ordering Compliance Filing. The time has been extended to January 10, 2011. Docket No. RR10-7-000
FERC issues a letter order regarding errata in the August 5th Letter Order in Docket No. NP10-141-000.
The Commission issued a letter order approving the June 1, 2010 true-up filing. Docket No. RR10-10-000 and RR08-6-000
FERC issues a letter order extending the time period for NERC and RFC to submit reposonses to a data and document request. Docket No. NP10-140-000
The Commission extends it time to review the July 6, 2010 Notice of Penalty regarding Los Angeles Department of Water and Power until September 20, 2010. Docket No. NP10-141-000
The Commission extends it time to review the July 6, 2010 Notice of Penalty regarding an unidentified entity until September 20, 2010. Docket No. NP10-140-000
The Commission issued an order stating that it would not review the following NOPs: Docket Nos. NP10-119-000 Citizens Electric Corporation; NP10-120-000 E.ON U.S. Services Inc.; NP10-121-000 Reedy Creek Improvement District; NP10-122-000 The Empire District Electric Company; NP10-123-000 Board of Public Utilities, City of McPherson, Kansas; NP10-124-000 Elk Hills Power, LLC; NP10-125-000 Covanta York Renewable Energy, LLC; NP10-126-000 Lincoln Generating Facility, LLC; NP10-127-000 SRW Cogeneration Limited Partnership; NP10-128-000 National Grid Generation, LLC; NP10-129-000 Benton County Wind Farm, LLC; NP10-130-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP10-131-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP10-132-000 Camp Grove Wind Farm, LLC; NP10-133-000 Hermiston Generating Co., L.P.; NP10-134-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP10-135-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP10-136-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP10-137-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP10-138-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; NP10-139-000 Unidentified Registered Entity; and NP10-142-000 NAES Corporation – Lincoln Generating Facility.
The Commission supplements the procedures previously established with regard to filing and other requirements if the Commission is required to implement its Continuity of Operations Plan in response to an emergency situation that disrupts communications to or from the Commission’s headquarters or which otherwise impairs headquarters operations. The rule temporarily tolls for purposes of further consideration the time period for Commission action required for relief from, or reinstatement of, an electric utility’s mandatory purchase obligation under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978. Docket No. RM10-28-000
The Supplemental NOPR seeks comment on whether the Commission should adopt requirements related to two issues addressed in comments: (1) if the Commission were to adopt a net benefits test for determining when to compensate demand response providers, what, if any, requirements should apply to the methods for determining net benefits; and (2) what, if any, requirements should apply to how the costs of demand response are allocated. Docket No. RM10-17-000
FERC issues a letter order approving an amended supplemental budget and funding request on behalf of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council. Docket No. RR10-9-000
FERC grants several requests for rehearing of Order No. 729-A, and grants rehearing on the implementation timeline for siz MOD Reliability Standards. In addition, the Commission is revising the implementation deadline for compliance with the related. Docket Nos. RM08-19-003, RM05-5-019; Order No. 729-B
FERC issues an order approving an interpretation of Reliability Standard CIP-006-2 (Cyber Security - Physical Security of Criticial Cyber Assets), Requirement R1.1. Docket No. RD10-13-000
FERC issues a letter order granting conditional approval of two Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program Agreements (CMEP Agreements), between SERC and SPP, and between SERC and FRCC, and approval of amendments to the Regional Entity Delegation Agreements of FRCC, SERC, and SPP. NERC must make a compliance filing. Docket No. RR10-7-000
FERC issues a notice soliciting comments regarding Reliability Standards Development and NERC and Regional Entity Enforcement. Docket No. AD10-14-000
The Commission issues an extension notice and data request regarding a Notice of Penalty. Docket No. NP10-20-000
FERC issues an notice extending the period of time to file Violation Severity Levels to December 1, 2010. Docket No RR08-4-005
FERC issues an extension of time for NERC to file a compliance filing in response to FERC's June 19th, 2008 Order on Violation Severity Levels Proposed by the Electric Reliability Organization. Docket No. RR08-4-005
FERC issues an order granting rehearing for further consideration of Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Calculation of Available Transfer Capability, Capacity Benefit Margins, Transmission Reliability Margins, Total Transfer Capability, and Existing Transmission Commitments and Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Bulk-Power System. Docket No. RM08-19-003
FERC issues a notice stating it will not further review Notices of Penalty in Docket Nos. NP10-107-000, NP10-108-000, NP10-109-000, NP10-110-000, NP10-111-000, NP10-112-000, NP10-113-000, NP10-114-000, NP10-115-000, NP10-116-000, NP10-117-000, NP10-118-000
FERC issues a further notice concerning the technical conference on July 6th, 2010 to discuss reliability issues. Docket No AD10-14-000
Notice that the Commission will now display on its electronic filing system the time used by the Commission to mark officially the time that eFilings and eTariff submissions are made with the Commission. Docket Nos. RM07-16-000 and RM01-5-000
FERC issues an order on the audit report of Florida Reliability Council, Inc. which contains staff’s findings and recommendations with respect to Florida FRCC's Regional Entity function. Docket No. PA09-7-000
FERC issues a NOPR that proposes to approve Reliability Standards PER-005-1 (System Personnel Training) and PER-004-2 (Reliability Coordination – Staffing) submitted to the Commission for approval by NERC. Docket No. RM09-25-000
FERC issues a NOPR to amend the transmission planning and cost allocation requirements established in Order No. 890 to ensure that Commission-jurisdictional services are provided on a basis that is just, reasonable and not unduly discriminatory or preferential. Docket No. RM10-23-000
FERC is holding a conference that will focus on the ERO's standards development process; communication and interactions between the Commission, the ERO and Regional Entities; and ERO and Regional Entity monitoring and enforcement. This Technical Conference will be held on Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at the Commission’s Washington, DC headquarters, from approximately 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Docket No. AD10-14-000
FERC issues an order granting an extension of time to comply with the March 18, 2010 order directing NERC to propose revisions to its Reliability Standards Development Process and the NERC Rules of Procedure. Docket No. RR09-6-000
FERC issues an Order denying rehearing and granting partial clarification, denying request for stay, and granting extension of time for the March 18, 2010 Order directing NERC to submit a modification to Table I, footnote b of Transmission Planning (TPL) Reliability Standard TPL-002-0 that is responsive to a Commission directive regarding footnote b set forth in Order No. 693. Docket No. RM06-16-012
FERC issues a letter order accepting modifications to NERC's Amendments to Rules of Procedure regarding Compliance and Certification Committee Program and for approval of an amended Compliance and Certification Committee Charter. Docket No. RR10-8-000
FERC issues a letter order accepting NERC's response to the October 15, 2009 Order on 2010 Business Plans and Budgets. Docket No. RR09-9-003
The Commission issued an Order stating it will not further review Notices of Penalty in Docket Nos. NP10-94-000, NP10-95-000, NP10-96-000, NP10-97-000, NP10-98-000, NP10-99-000, NP10-100-000, NP10-101-000, NP10-102-000, NP10-103-000, NP10-104-000, NP10-105-000, NP10-106-000
Order Granting Rehearing for Further Consideration of March 18, 2010 Order on CIP Standards FERC issues an order granting rehearing for further consideration of the March 18, 2010 Order on Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards. Docket No. RM09-6-001
FERC issues an Order granting rehearing for further consideration on the March 18, 2010 Order directing NERC to propose modifcations to the Rules of Procedure and to fully comply with the previous directive to submit changes to NERC Reliability Standard FAC-008-1. Docket No. RR09-6-01
FERC issues an Order granting rehearding for further consideration on the March 18, 2010 Order approving Reliability Standards PRC-023-1 and direction modification. Docket No. RM08-13-001
FERC issues an order granting rehearing for further consideration of the March 18, 2010 Order Setting Deadline for Compliance for Reliability Standard TPL-002-0. Docket No. RM06-16-012
The Commission grants rehearing for the limited purpose of further consideration, and timely-filed requests for rehearing will not be deemed denied by operation of law and directs Commission staff to convene a technical conference. Docket No. RM06-16-011
FERC accepts NERCs petition seeking approval to delegate authority to the newly-formed, independent Texas Reliability Entity, Inc. (New Texas RE) as the Regional Entity for the ERCOT region, as successor to Texas Regional Entity (Original Texas RE), a division of Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. and for approval of an Amended and Restated Delegation Agreement (RDA) between NERC and New Texas RE and a 2010 Business Plan and Budget for New Texas RE. Last, NERC requests approval to terminate the existing delegation agreement between NERC and the Original Texas RE. Docket No. RR10-6-000
The Commission issues an Order that grants several requests for clarification of Order No. 729, which approved and directed modification of six Modeling, Data, and Analysis Reliability Standards; clarifies the implementation timeline for these Reliability Standards; and directs certain modifications. Docket No. RM08-19-002
FERC issues an Notice Extending the time period for consideration for the pending Duke Energy Corporation NOP in Docket No. NP10-20-000
FERC issues an Order stating that it will not further review, on its own motion, Notices of Penalty in Docket Nos. NP10-71-000, NP10-72-000, NP10-73-000, NP10-74-000, NP10-75-000, NP10-76-000, NP10-77-000, NP10-78-000, NP10-79-000, NP10-80-000, NP10-81-000, NP10-82-000, NP10-83-000, NP10-84-000, NP10-85-000, NP10-86-000, NP10-87-000, NP10-88-000, NP10-89-000, NP10-90-000, NP10-91-000, NP10-92-000, and NP10-93-000.
FERC issues an Order approving interpretation of certain requirements of two Commission-approved Transmission Planning (TPL) Reliability Standards, TPL-002-0, System Performance Following Loss of a Single Bulk Electric System Element, and TPL-003-0, System Performance Following Loss of Two or More Bulk Electric System Elements. Docket No. RD09-4-000
FERC issues a letter order accepting NERC's December 18 2009 filing in compliance with paragraphs 143, 156, 164, 168, 173, 179 and 187 of FERC Order No. 716 requiring NERC to revise VRFs for the NUC-001-1 Standard. Docket No. RD10-7-000
FERC issues a letter order accepting NERC's November 20, 2009 filing requesting approval of a revised version of Commission-approved Reliability Standard FAC-010-2. Docket No. RD10-9-000
FERC issues an order to suspend the Policy Statement and the application of the Penalty Guidelines issued on March 18, 2010. Interested entities are invited to submit comments within 60 days of the date of this order. Docket No. PL10-4-000
The Commission issues an order approving the modified CIP Version 3 Reliability Standards, with an effective date of October 1, 2010. The Commission also approves the revised Implementation Plan for Newly Identified Critical Cyber Assets and Newly Registered Entities, and rejects the Version 3 CIP Implementation Plan. Docket No. RD09-7-002
The Commission issued an Order stating it will not further review NOPs in Docket Nos. NP10-52-000, NP10-53-000, NP10-54-000, NP10-55-000, NP10-56-000, NP10-57-000, NP10-58-000, NP10-59-000, NP10-60-000, NP10-61-000, NP10-62-000, NP10-63-000, NP10-64-000, NP10-65-000, NP10-66-000, NP10-67-000, NP10-68-000, NP10-69-000, and NP10-70-000.
The Commission will hold three workshops to provide a forum for interested participants to ask questions on the interpretation and application of the Policy Statement on Penalty Guidelines, which the Commission recently issued on March 18, 2010. Docket No. PL10-4-000
The Commission issued an errata to the March 18, 2010 Order Addressing the CIP VSLs. Docket No. RM06-22-008
The Commission issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing an approach for compensating demand response resources in order to improve the competitiveness of organized wholesale energy markets and thus ensure just and reasonable wholesale rates. Docket Nos. RM10-17-000 and EL09-68-000
The Commission proposes to direct the NERC to revise its definition of the term “bulk electric system” to include all electric transmission facilities with a rating of 100 kV or above. Docket No. RM09-18-000
The Commission proposes to reject NERC’s proposed interpretation of Requirement R1.3.10 of Reliability Standard TPL-002-0 and, instead, proposes an alternative interpretation of the provision. Docket No. RM10-6-000
The Commission proposes to remand revised regional Reliability Standard BAL-002-WECC-1 developed by the WECC and approved by the NERC. Docket No. RM09-15-000
The Commission proposes to remand the Time Error Correction Reliability Standard, BAL-004-1 in order for NERC to develop several modifications to the proposed Reliability Standard. Docket No. RM09-13-000
The Commission issues a final rule approving Reliability Standard PRC-023-1 (Transmission Relay Loadability) and directing modifications. Docket No. RM08-13-000
FERC accepts NERC’s compliance filing and approves the Implementation Plan for nuclear power plant generator owners’ and operators’ compliance with Version 1 of the CIP Standards to become effective on the date of this order. Docket No. RM06-22-011
The Commission approves the proposed Violation Severity Levels (VSL) assignments and establishes additional guidance for determining appropriate VSLs in the specific context of cyber security Requirements. Docket No. RM06-22-008
The Commission approves the interpretation of the Commission-approved CIP Reliability Standard, CIP-007-2—Systems Security Management, Requirement R2. Docket No. RD10-3-000
FERC directs NERC to submit a filing containing specific proposed modifications to the NERC Standards Development Process within 90 days of this Order and to fully comply with FERC's previous directive to develop modifications to Reliability Standard FAC-008-1. Docket No. RR09-6-000
The Commission directs NERC to submit a modification to BAL-003-0 that is responsive to the Commission’s directive in Order No. 693 within six months from the date of issuance of this order. Docket No. RM06-16-010
FERC issues an Order setting a deadline of June 30, 2010 for NERC's compliance with Order 693 to modify Reliability Standard TPL-002-0. Docket No. RM06-16-009
Commission is further extending until April 30, 2010 the time period for consideration of the Notice of Penalty. Docket No. NP10-20-000
The Commission gives notice that it will not further review, on its own motion, the Notices of Penalty in Docket Nos. NP10-25-000, NP10-32-000, NP10-33-000, NP10-34-000 and NP10-35-000.
FERC issues an order stating it will not further review NOPs in Docket Nos. NP10-49-000, NP10-50-000, NP10-51-000
Docket No. AD09-10-000
Commission staff is releasing this Draft National Action Plan to elicit input from interested stakeholders on the strategies and activities included in the Draft National Action Plan. Docket No. AD09-10-000
NERC submits a compliance filing in accordance with the Commission’s October 15th directive providing an evaluation of the adequacy of NERC and Regional Entity resources to implement the Technical Feasibility Exceptions (TFEs) activity. Docket Nos. RR09-9-002, RR08-6-004, RR07-16-004
The commission issued an Order surrounding the 2008 Florida Blackout. The office of enforcement of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, staff of NERC and Florida Reliability Coordinating Council, Inc. entered into a Stipulation and Consent Agreement to resolve a non-public investigation conducted by Enforcement, staff of the Office of Electric Reliability of the Commission and NERC, pursuant to Part 1b of the Commission’s regulations and NERC’s Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program into alleged violations of the Reliability Standards by FRCC in its role as a Reliability Coordinator surrounding the loss of load event in Florida on February 26, 2008. Docket No. IN08-5-000
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FERC issues a letter order approving NERC's December 11, 2009 compliance filing regarding the 2010 Business Plans and Budgets. Docket Nos. RR09-9-001, RR08-6-005, RR07-14-005
FERC issues an extension of 14 days to submit comments regarding in Integration of Variable Energy Resources. The Comments are now due on or before April 12, 2010. Docket No. RM10-11-000
FERC issues an Order stating it will not further review, on its own motion, NOPs in Docket Nos. NP10-36-000,NP10-37-000 NP10-38-000 NP10-39-000, NP10-40-000, NP10-41-000 NP10-42-000 NP10-43-000 NP10-44-000 NP10-45-000 NP10-46-000 NP10-47-000, NP10-48-000
FERC grants an Extension of Time for NERC to submit a compliance filing in response to the Commission’s June 19, 2008 Order and November 20, 2008 Order. Docket No. RR08-4-000
FERC issues an Order initiating a review of the Notice of Penalty submitted by NERC and WECC regarding Turlock Irrigation Distruct (TID) and the settlement agreement involving an $80,000 penalty covering eight violations, as well as loss of load. FERC has requested answers, interventions and comments to be submitted on March 18, 2010. Docket No. NP10-18-000
FERC issues a letter order approving a NERC filing that requested approval of amendments toAppendix 3A, Reliability Standards Development Procedure (RSDP) to NERC’s Rules of Procedure (ROP). Docket No. RR10-4-000
Docket Nos. NP10-20-000, NP10-25-000, NP10-32-000, NP10-33-000, NP10-34-000, NP10-35-000.
FERC issues an order extending the period of consideration and requesting data and documents in Docket No. NP10-25-000.
FERC issues an order extending the period of consideration and requesting data and documents in Docket No. NP10-20-000.
FERC issues an order extending the period of consideration and requesting data and documents for four NOPs in Docket Nos. NP10-32-000, NP10-33-000, NP10-34-000, NP10-35-000.
FERC issues a notice stating it will not further review NOPs in Docket Nos. NP10-21-000, NP10-22-000, NP10-23-000, NP10-24-000, NP10-26-000, NP10-27-000, NP10-28-000, NP10-29-000, NP10-30-000, and NP10-31-000.
FERC accepts the compliance filing submitted by NERC and SPP have which identifies the specific duties of the SPP Regional Entity General Manager and provides an explanation of the amended voting procedure in section 9.7.3(e) of the SPP Bylaws. Docket No. RR09-4-001
FERC seeks comment on the extent to which barriers may exist that impede the reliable and efficient integration of variable energy resources (VERs) into the electric grid, and whether reforms are needed to eliminate those barriers. Docket No. RM10-11-000
FERC issues a Notice of Inquiry for comments on the interplay between Reliability Standard IRO-006-4 and the curtailment priorities set forth in the FERC's pro forma open access transmission tariff, particularly sections 13.6 and 14.7. Docket No. RM10-9-000
FERC issues an order approving Nuclear Plant Interface Coordination (NUC) Reliability Standard, NUC-001-2. Docket No. RD09-10-000
FERC approves NERC's petition to amend NERC's ROP, specifically by adding the Technical Feasibility Exceptions (TFE) to NERC CIP standards and direct NERC to submit a compliance filing. Docket No. RR10-1-000
FERC denies a request for rehearing and clarification of Order No. 713-A regarding TLR requirements as set forth in as set forth in Reliability Standard IRO-006-4, submitted by NRG Companies, Electric Power Supply Association, and Constellation Energy Commodities Group. Docket No. RM08-7-002
FERC issues a letter order granting rehearing for further consideration regarding Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Calculation of Available Transfer Capability, Capacity Benefit Margins, Transmission Reliability Margins, Total Transfer Capability, and Existing Transmission Commitments and Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Bulk-Power System. Docket Nos. RM08-19-002, RM09-5-002, RM06-16-008
FERC issues a letter order approving NERC's petition for approval of amendments to the Rules of Procedure to Reflect Elimination of the Reliability Readiness Evaluation and Improvement Program. Docket No. RR10-3-000
FERC issues a letter order approving a petition to approve revisions to the Bylaws of Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP). Docket No. RR10-5-000
FERC issues a letter order approving an amendment to extend the initial terms of delegation agreements. Docket No. RR10-2-000
FERC issues a letter order requesting additional information concerning the November 13, 2009 Notice of Penalty (NOP) Filing regarding Turlock Irrigation District. Docket No. NP10-18-000
The Commission approves the Audit Report prepared by the Division of Audits in the Office of Enforcement (OE), with the assistance of staff from the Office of Electric Reliability that contains staff’s findings and recommendations with respect to Texas Regional Entity(Texas RE), a division of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT), whose other division is an independent system operator (ERCOT ISO). Docket No. PA09-6-000
FERC issued an order today rejecting the Corps’ request for rehearing of FERC’s October 15, 2009 Order as untimely. The Corps’ request for rehearing was filed in response to FERC’s October 15 Order which stated that, pursuant to Section 215 of the FPA, federal entities that use, own, or operate the bulk power system must comply with NERC mandatory Reliability Standards. Docket No. NP09-26-001
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