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April 17, 2024

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SERC, Duke Agree to $40K Penalty for Reliability Violations
FERC approved a $40,000 penalty against multiple Duke Energy facilities for violations of NERC reliability standards.
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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 Committee Takes Action on Standards Projects
NERC’s Standards Committee moved forward on several standards projects, including ones on planning for extreme temperatures and providing information on DERs.
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NERC RSTC OKs Standards Projects, Reliability Guidelines
NERC's RSTC wrapped up its meeting with an invocation of the movie "Moneyball" to explain the committee’s place in the “data-driven world” of reliability.
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ERO Supports FERC’s Extreme Weather Standards Proposal
In a joint filing to FERC, NERC and the REs supported the commission’s proposal to modify NERC’s reliability standards in response to climate change.
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NERC Standards Committee Approves EMT SAR
At its first in-person meeting in more than two years, NERC's Standards Committee approved two action items related to EMT modeling and frequency response.
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MidAmerican to Pay $82k Penalty to MRO Over Facility Ratings
FERC approved NERC's June spreadsheet notice of penalty, including settlements over reliability standard violations submitted by SERC and MRO.
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NERC Cold Weather Standards Set for Shortened Comment Period
NERC's Standards Committee agreed to a shortened comment period for two proposed cold weather standards to meet a deadline set by the Board of Trustees.
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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 Orders End to Static Transmission Line Ratings
FERC ordered transmission providers to end the use of static line ratings in evaluating near-term service, saying it will increase utilization of the grid.

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