December 8, 2023


CIP Standards Dominated ERO 2022 Enforcement Activities
2022 saw “significant progress” for the ERO’s Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement and Organization Registration and Certification programs, a new report says.
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FERC Partially Rejects NERC CMEP Changes
FERC raised concerns that several proposed changes to NERC's Rules of Procedure may negatively impact on the ERO's compliance enforcement programs.
MRO, Texas RE to Lead Align Software Training
NERC is set to begin training entities on its new Align tool and Secure Evidence Locker by the end of the year, with MRO and Texas RE going first.
Cybersecurity, Modeling Top NERC’s 2021 Risk List
Cyber hygiene and poor-quality modeling continue to head the list of major risks to the stability of the bulk power system.
NERC Clarifies Audits, E-ISAC in Filing
NERC provided FERC with information about its oversight of regional entities and the role of the E-ISAC in developing reliability standards.
NERC Expands Self-logging During Pandemic
NERC and the regional entities have temporarily expanded their self-logging program to allow registered entities to focus on their response to the pandemic.
Align Tool Set for 2021 Rollout
The release of NERC’s Align software project has been pushed back again, from this year to the first quarter of 2021.
SPP Paying NERC Penalty from Staff Comp Funds
SPP last week reiterated its plans to recover the costs of a NERC penalty for reliability violations by dipping into its employee compensation pool.
Reliability Conference: Deterrence or Collaboration?
Panelists at FERC’s annual reliability technical conference praised NERC’s maturation but acknowledged challenges with the speed of standards development.
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FERC OKs NERC Violation Settlements
FERC accepted settlements with Duquesne Light Co. and an unnamed municipal utility in the Western Electricity Coordinating Council for violations of NERC reliability standards.

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