Statement on FERC Open Meeting Action; Farewell to Commissioner Moeller
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission took action on NERC’s Risk-Based Registration compliance filing and petition for approval of Rules of Procedure during its monthly meeting today.
NERC submitted a compliance filing to FERC on July 17, 2015 requesting that FERC approve the removal of the load-serving entity functional registration category from the NERC Compliance Registry, accept NERC’s responses to FERC’s concerns and approve limited changes to the Rules of Procedure.
NERC’s Risk-Based Registration Initiative, which was launched in 2014, ensures that the right entities are subject to the right set of NERC Reliability Standards by using a consistent approach to registration and risk assessment throughout the Electric Reliability Organization. NERC appreciates FERC’s continued support of the Risk-Based Registration Initiative and will submit an informational filing in 15 months, as directed.
Additionally, FERC announced that the October meeting would be the last for outgoing Commissioner Philip Moeller, who steps down at the end of the month.
“It is with great respect and admiration that I bid farewell to Commissioner Philip Moeller. During his tenure at FERC, he has been instrumental in fostering the strong, collaborative relationship that currently exists between FERC and NERC,” said Gerry Cauley, NERC’s president and chief executive officer. “Reliability issues have been a priority for Phil throughout his career and his early focus on key issues, including gas–electric interdependency, allowed for structured and thoughtful policy discussions. I wish Phil the best in his future endeavors and thank him for his service and commitment to assuring the reliability of the electricity grid.”
Posted On: 10/15/2015