April 16, 2024


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FERC Approves Reliability Standard Retirements, Replacements
FERC approved two new reliability standards developed through NERC’s Standards Efficiency Review (SER) process while agreeing to the retirement of six others. 
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NERC Board of Trustees/MRC Meeting Briefs: Aug. 16-17, 2023
NERC's trustees met in Ottawa to approve changes to the organization's standards development process and the final 2024 budget.
Lindsey Systems
PJM Operating Committee Briefs: Aug. 11, 2022
PJM's Operating Committee heard proposals on improving the dispatch of renewables, changes to max emergency status and a new cold weather advisory.
Alan Stark, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
NERC Hits SPP, SRP for $406K in Penalties
FERC approved a slate of penalties against an electric utility, an RTO and a government agency for violations of NERC reliability standards.
NERC Standards Committee Moves Projects Forward
NERC's Standards Committee voted to move forward with five standards projects, with only two agenda items sparking any debate.
FERC Approves $132K Penalty Against APS
FERC approved two settlements between WECC and APS and WECC and WAPA, as well as one between SERC and TVA, for violating NERC standards.
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FERC Approves Cold Weather Standards
FERC approved NERC's proposed cold weather reliability standards in an order that recognized more standards would likely be necessary in the future.
Xcel Energy
Utilities Urged to Prepare for Cold Weather Standards at NAES-NERC Conference
ReliabilityFirst's Don Urban discussed NERC's new cold weather standards at this year's NAES-NERC conference, urging utilities to start implementation early.
FERC, ERO Issue Assessment Recommendations
In a new report, FERC and the ERO Enterprise detailed recommendations for utilities to improve the performance of their real-time assessments.
FERC and NERC staff report
NERC Board OKs Cold Weather Standards
NERC's board approved standards requiring generators to protect their units against freezing and share their cold weather operating parameters.

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