Statement on March FERC Open Meeting Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission took action on one of NERC’s relay performance standards at its open meeting today.

FERC issued a final rule for Reliability Standard PRC-026-1 Relay Performance during Stable Power Swings, which is designed to ensure that applicable entities use protective relay systems that can differentiate between faults and stable power swings. This rule will become effective 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.

Reliability is a priority for NERC and industry, and we will continue the work with FERC and stakeholders toward assuring the reliability of the North American bulk power system.

FERC Release

Posted On: 03/17/2016