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FERC approves revised NERC definition of “bulk electric system”

FERC has issued Order No. 773, which approves a revised definition of “bulk electric system” proposed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) in response to a prior FERC directive.  The revised definition establishes a bright-line threshold pursuant to which transmission facilities at 100 kV or above must comply with applicable NERC reliability standards. 

FERC proposes new rule to guard electric grid against solar storms

FERC has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to address the potential impact of geomagnetic disturbances (GMD) on the reliable operation of the electric grid.  FERC proposes to require the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to develop standards to address GMD impacts and submit the standards for FERC approval.  Public comments on the

FERC Approves Streamlined NERC “Find, Fix, Track” Enforcement Process

On 15 March 2012, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC’s) proposal to make informational filings for lesser-risk, remediated “possible violations” of the Reliability Standards, subject to a number conditions.  Under the so-called “Find, Fix, Track and Report” (FFT) initiative, NERC is now authorized to make streamlined informational