Statement on FERC June Open Meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At its monthly open meeting, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order (Docket No. RM22-10) directing NERC to develop a new or modified Reliability Standard that better accounts for the risks of extreme heat and cold weather events in long-term transmission system planning. In addition, FERC issued an order (Docket No. RM22-16) directing transmission providers to submit one-time reports to NERC on their policies and processes for conducting extreme weather vulnerability assessments, if they conduct such assessments. NERC and FERC staff also presented a status update on the joint FERC-NERC-Regional Entity December 2022 Winter Storm Elliot inquiry into bulk-power system operations that emphasized the need for entities to continue to take steps now to prepare for the coming winter season.

NERC appreciates FERC’​s focus on reliability matters and will continue to work toward assuring the reliability and security of the North American bulk power system.

Posted On: 06/15/2023