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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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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 Approves Cold Weather Standards
NERC's Board of Trustees accepted the latest proposed cold weather standards, which will now be sent to FERC for final approval.
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Amid Industry Concerns, NERC Works to Prioritize Standards Projects
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.
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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.
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PJM Hit With $140K Penalty for NERC Violations
PJM will pay $140,000 to ReliabilityFirst as part of a settlement for violations of NERC reliability standards at several facilities, including 2 nuclear sites.
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More Cold Weather Standards Headed to Ballot
NERC’s Standards Committee kept up momentum on the organization’s efforts to harden the electric grid against extreme cold.
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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.
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Texas RE Knocks AEP for Communication Breakdown
FERC approved Texas RE's settlement with AEP over communication failures during a 2018 load loss incident.
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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.

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