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April 21, 2024

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NERC
NERC Standards Committee Organizes for New Year
NERC's Standards Committee welcomed new members to its executive committee, while taking action on several standards projects.
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IPF Panel: MSSC Limits Could Cut OSW Power Coming Onshore
Offshore wind will produce thousands of megawatts of electric power, way more than the onshore transmission system is currently able to absorb, an expert says.
FERC
FERC Panelists Talk Cyber, Grid Transformation Challenges
At FERC’s annual reliability technical conference, commissioners focused on work needed to prepare the bulk power system for rapidly developing challenges.
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NERC Standards Committee Approves EMT SAR
At its first in-person meeting in more than two years, NERC's Standards Committee approved two action items related to EMT modeling and frequency response.
ReliabilityFirst
AEP to Pay $570K in NERC Penalties
FERC last week approved penalties against utilities in the footprints of ReliabilityFirst, MRO, and WECC for violations of NERC reliability standards.
NERC
WECC Contingency Reserve Standard Ok’d
FERC gave final approval Thursday for NERC and WECC to introduce regional reliability standard BAL-002-WECC-3.
FERC Approves WECC Contingency Reserve Standard
FERC gave WECC the go-ahead to introduce a new version of its reliability standard regarding contingency reserves.
WECC: Operators Caused Unneeded Load Sheds
System operators in WECC were too quick to declare energy emergency alerts during recent events, resulting in unnecessary load sheds, according to NERC.
Cold Weather Team Seeks More Time to Process Response
The team working on NERC’s proposed standard for cold weather preparedness plans to meet again to finish working through the latest round of comments.
Standards Committee Briefs: Aug. 21, 2019
The Standards Committee approved the posting of a report recommending new evidence retention rules and rejected a SAR on frequency response.

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