Speakers at the North American Generator Forum’s annual Compliance Conference acknowledged “the volume of [standards development] projects has increased over the last two years” at NERC.
The NERC Standards Committee elected Todd Bennett and Troy Brumfield as its new chair and vice chair, respectively.
Panelists at a FERC-NERC technical conference said they oppose mandatory minimum security rules on critical facilities to protect against physical attacks.
FERC rejected a call for new physical security standards while clarifying its cybersecurity incentives order.
NERC’s Standards Committee moved forward on several standards projects, including ones on planning for extreme temperatures and providing information on DERs.
Six Exelon utilities have agreed to pay ReliabilityFirst $1.8 million for violating NERC's reliability standards.
Members of Congress went to North Carolina to hold a field hearing on the substation attacks in early December that knocked out power to 45,000 customers.
NERC and industry trade groups asked FERC to reject a call to change how assets are classified under the Critical Infrastructure Protection standard.
Registered entities must report to NERC on the cyber assets present on their systems and the potential impact of adding security monitoring software.
NERC’s Standards Committee declined to advance a project to modify cybersecurity reporting requirements, seeking a fuller response to criticism of the proposal.
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