June 17, 2024


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FERC Accepts NERC’s New Cybersecurity Standard
FERC approved a new reliability standard aimed at improving the security of communications between control centers.
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NERC Answers IRC Cold Weather Standard Objections
NERC urged FERC to set aside the ISO/RTO Council's objections to its proposed cold weather standard.
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IRC Urges FERC to Remand NERC Cold Weather Standard
The ISO/RTO Council said NERC's proposed cold weather standard is too vague to properly address the grid's winter weather concerns.
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FERC Finalizes Winter Reliability Standards from 2021’s Uri
FERC finalized new mandatory reliability standards aimed at ensuring utilities do not cut off power to critical natural gas infrastructure during cold weather events.
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NERC Board of Trustees/MRC Briefs: Feb. 14-15, 2024
The NERC board approved a new reliability standard for extreme cold weather preparedness and operations that industry stakeholders previously rejected.
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Industry Approves New Cold Weather Standard in Final Vote
The impasse over the ERO’s latest cold weather standard has ended, with EOP-012-2 finally receiving enough votes from industry stakeholders to pass its third formal comment and ballot period.
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NERC Taking Comments as Winter Reliability Standard Deadline Looms
NERC is taking comments on a winter reliability standard for generators that has failed to clear its stakeholder process twice.
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FERC Black Start Report Pushes Gas-electric Coordination
A report by FERC, NERC and Texas RE focused on the risk of natural gas disruptions to utilities' black-start restoration plans.
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Standards Committee Authorizes Shortened Ballots
NERC's Standards Committee agreed to authorize a reduced ballot period for a twice-rejected proposed reliability standard.
NERC Board May Force Action on Cold Weather Standard

If NERC’s latest proposed cold weather standard fails another ballot round, the ERO’s Board of Trustees may have to take matters into its own hands, Chair Ken DeFontes warned at the board’s quarterly meeting.

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