WASHINGTON, D.C. – At its monthly open meeting, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) took action on two key reliability items. FERC released a notice of inquiry (NOI) seeking comment on potential security risks to the Bulk Electric System posed by the use of foreign‑manufactured equipment and software by certain entities identified as risks to national security. FERC is also seeking comments on strategies to mitigate any potential risks posed by such telecommunications equipment and services, including but not limited to potential modifications to the Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards.
FERC also issued a final rule approving the retirement of 18 Reliability Standard requirements identified by NERC under the Standards Efficiency Review. FERC remanded proposed Reliability Standard FAC-008-4 for further consideration by NERC and took no action at this time on the proposed retirement of 56 Modeling, Data, and Analysis (MOD) Reliability Standard requirements.
The ERO Enterprise appreciates today’s action and will continue to work with FERC and stakeholders toward assuring the reliability of the North American bulk power system.
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