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September 25, 2023

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NERC Standards Committee Briefs: Sept. 20, 2023
The NERC Standards Committee elected Todd Bennett and Troy Brumfield as its new chair and vice chair, respectively.
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NERC Reliability and Security Technical Committee Approves DER Research
The RTSC approved a whitepaper looking into the effects of distributed energy resources and their aggregations on the bulk power system.
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NERC Panel Disbands EMP Working Group, OKs Guidance on Grid-forming Storage

NERC will suspend planning to mitigate the impact of an electromagnetic pulse from a nuclear attack, as industry interest has shifted to other priorities.

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WECC Board of Directors Briefs: Sept. 14, 2023
WECC’s two-day annual member meeting featured an election to fill the board’s two top spots.
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NERC Seeks Comment on IBR Registration Proposals
NERC is seeking comment on proposed changes to its Rules of Procedure intended to promote the registration of inverter-based resources.
Cooperative Energy
FERC Approves SERC Settlement with Miss. Co-op
FERC approved an agreement between SERC and Mississippi's Cooperative Energy stating the latter would pay no monetary penalty for violating NERC's reliability standards.
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NERC Utah Event Report Underlines Ongoing IBR Issues
NERC and WECC warned that inverter-based resource performance remains an ongoing issue in the Western Interconnection.
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NERC Board of Trustees/MRC Meeting Briefs: Aug. 16-17, 2023
NERC's trustees met in Ottawa to approve changes to the organization's standards development process and the final 2024 budget.
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FERC, NERC Conference Addresses Security Challenges
Panelists at a FERC-NERC technical conference said they oppose mandatory minimum security rules on critical facilities to protect against physical attacks.    
AECI
AECI To Pay $42K in NERC Penalties
SERC leveled $42,000 in penalties against AECI for multiple longstanding violations of reliability standards in a settlement approved by FERC.

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