NERC's RSTC decided this week not to endorse a proposed standard authorization request relating to distributed energy resources.
NERC's Board of Trustees accepted the latest proposed cold weather standards, which will now be sent to FERC for final approval.
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 team revising NERC’s cold weather standard has more work ahead after industry respondents put the freeze on their latest proposed revisions with a negative segment-weighted vote of more than 56%.
NERC’s Standards Committee moved forward on several standards projects, including ones on planning for extreme temperatures and providing information on DERs.
ReliabilityFirst staff urged utilities to take advantage of the regional entity's voluntary winter preparedness consultations.
FERC said petitioners' call to overturn its approval of EOP-012-1 was outside the scope of the proceeding.
NERC’s new cold weather standards give utilities considerable freedom in implementation, which is both an opportunity and a danger, Texas RE heard.
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FERC said last week that “by operation of law” it would not reconsider its approval of one of NERC’s new cold weather reliability standards.
NERC’s Standards Committee kept up momentum on the organization’s efforts to harden the electric grid against extreme cold.
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