Response on Today's FERC Orders
WASHINGTON, DC — The North American Electric Reliability Corporation is pleased with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval of three NERC standards filings today. The approved standards will better protect the bulk power system by addressing risks from geomagnetic disturbances, strengthening the training of grid operators and consolidating standards on transmission modeling.
FERC’s approval of the first-of-its-kind GMD standard (EOP-010-1) will require Reliability Coordinators to develop, implement and maintain plans to continue reliable operations during a geomagnetic disturbance. While the FERC vote is an important step forward, NERC and stakeholders continue the technical work on the next phase of standard activities, which will assess the vulnerability of the bulk power system to GMDs and put in place mitigation plans.  
FERC also approved a real-time grid operating standard (PER-005-2) and the consolidation of transmission modeling requirements (MOD-001-2) – both of which further the electric reliability organization’s priority of maintaining and improving the reliability of the bulk power system.
Posted On: 06/19/2014