Statement on FERC March Open Meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At its monthly open meeting, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved proposed Reliability Standard CIP-003-9 submitted to FERC in December 2022. The new standard modifies CIP-003-8 to include requirements addressing supply chain risk management for assets containing low impact Bulk Electric System (BES) cyber systems. These modifications responded to a NERC Board directive to study supply chain risks associated with low impact BES Cyber Systems. Reliability Standard CIP-003-8 will be retired immediately prior to the effective date of CIP-003-9. 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: 03/16/2023