Bulk Electric System Definition Effective July 1, 2014
NERC’s efforts to establish a common understanding of what facilities are considered part of the Bulk Electric System (BES) are moving into the initial phase of implementation.  On March 20, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved NERC’s revised definition of Bulk Electric System, as envisioned in Order Nos. 743, 773 and 773-A. The definition includes bright-line core criteria with various enumerated inclusions and exclusions. FERC also approved NERC’s processes for reviewing elements on a case-by-case basis to allow for exceptions from the definition, and for entities to notify Regions of their respective self-determinations of BES elements. Announcement | BES Information Page
 
 
Posted On: 05/23/2014