On Friday, September 29, Secretary Perry initiated one of the first concrete policy actions of the Trump administration to implement that approach, by submitted a rulemaking proposal to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) on grid resiliency.
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 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
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