July 19, 2024

ERO Insider

NYISO Stakeholders Question Draft CEII Protection Requirements
The NYISO Transmission Planning Advisory Subcommittee criticized an ISO proposal to include CEII protection requirements.
NERC Sends Virtualization Standards to FERC
The 11 new standards are intended to allow for safe adoption of new technologies on the electric grid.
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FERC Approves $246K in Reliability Standards Penalties
SERC and NPCC assessed a combined $246,000 in penalties against two utilities for violations of NERC reliability standards.
ERO Comments on CISA Reporting Proposal
Comments on CISA's cyber incident reporting proposal focused on its overlap with the CIP standards' reporting requirements, with some also calling the proposal too broad.
NYISO Studying How to Update IRM Calculation to Account for Offshore Wind
The New York State Reliability Council’s mathematical model for calculating the state’s installed reserve margin every year will need to be updated as more offshore wind and major transmission lines come online, NYISO told stakeholders. 
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FBI Warns Power Sector of IBR Cyber Vulnerabilities
The FBI warned that inverter-based resources may be particularly vulnerable to malicious cyber actors in an industry alert.
NERC Promises 1st ITCS Results by August
NERC said it will release the ITCS by August, with additional U.S. analyses to be completed in November and Canadian results to follow next year.
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FERC Orders Further Cold Weather Standard Modifications
FERC directed NERC to submit further changes to its latest cold weather standard within the next nine months.
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FERC Accepts NERC ROP Changes, Drops Assessment Proposal
FERC accepted NERC's plan for registering inverter-based resources, while dropping a proposal to require more frequent performance assessments from the ERO.
NERC Submits INSM Standard for FERC Approval
NERC submitted to FERC its proposed cybersecurity reliability standard requiring utilities to implement internal network security monitoring software on select grid cyber systems.

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