Western Area Power Administration-Desert Southwest Region Reaches Settlement Agreement with FERC, NERC
WASHINGTON, DC – A settlement agreement was issued between the Western Area Power Administration–Desert Southwest Region, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation today for violations of NERC Reliability Standards by Western-DSW related to a September 8, 2011 system event. The settlement contains the mitigation activities for the violations resolved in the settlement agreement.
The agreement is the fourth settlement related to the FERC-NERC joint investigation into the outage that left more than five million people in Southern California, Arizona and Baja California, Mexico, without power for up to 12 hours.
Western-DSW stipulated to the facts in the agreement. Additional non-public, preliminary investigations related to other entities involved in the September 2011 event are ongoing. Click for Western-DSW Stipulation and Consent Agreement
Posted On: 11/24/2014