May 27, 2024

NERC & Committees

The North American Electric Reliability Corp., a not-for-profit authority, regulates reliability and security standards for the bulk power system in the continental U.S., Canada, and the northern portion of Baja California, Mexico. NERC is subject to oversight by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and governmental authorities in Canada
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FERC Accepts NERC’s New Cybersecurity Standard
FERC approved a new reliability standard aimed at improving the security of communications between control centers.
NERC Standards Committee Moves Forward on IBR Projects
Inverter-based resources took the focus at the monthly meeting of NERC's Standards Committee.
Christie, Clements Praise NERC’s Honesty at Board Meeting
FERC commissioners urged NERC to continue its outreach efforts at a meeting that also saw the ERO's Board of Trustees approve several new CIP standards.
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NERC Seeks Comment on Changes to Mediation Procedures
NERC is seeking comments from industry stakeholders on its Rules of Procedure for the ERO’s Compliance and Certification Committee to conduct hearings and mediate disagreements between it and regional entities. 
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NERC Makes Case for Recertification in Performance Assessment
NERC highlighted its progress over the last five years in its draft performance assessment.
NERC Standards Teams Pushing to Meet FERC Deadlines
NERC's Standards Committee moved ahead on several projects that are the subject of FERC orders at its monthly Standards Committee meeting.
Industry Sends Back NERC Cyber Monitoring Standards
Industry stakeholders were not completely sold on NERC's latest proposed cybersecurity standard.
RSTC Speaker Urges Industry Effort on BESS Safety
A fire safety expert told members of a NERC committee that more work is needed to improve the safety of grid-connected battery systems.
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NERC RSTC Briefs: March 12-13, 2024
NERC's Reliability and Security Technical Committee approved several standards actions at its first meeting of 2024.
NIST Expands Cyber Framework in Latest Release
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's latest Cybersecurity Framework expands its focus beyond critical infrastructure to respond to a growing threat of cyberattacks.

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