2022 saw “significant progress” for the ERO’s Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement and Organization Registration and Certification programs, a new report says.
FERC raised concerns that several proposed changes to NERC's Rules of Procedure may negatively impact on the ERO's compliance enforcement programs.
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.
Cyber hygiene and poor-quality modeling continue to head the list of major risks to the stability of the bulk power system.
NERC provided FERC with information about its oversight of regional entities and the role of the E-ISAC in developing reliability standards.
NERC and the regional entities have temporarily expanded their self-logging program to allow registered entities to focus on their response to the pandemic.
The release of NERC’s Align software project has been pushed back again, from this year to the first quarter of 2021.
SPP last week reiterated its plans to recover the costs of a NERC penalty for reliability violations by dipping into its employee compensation pool.
Panelists at FERC’s annual reliability technical conference praised NERC’s maturation but acknowledged challenges with the speed of standards development.
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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