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July 15, 2024

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NERC Board to Vote on Rule Changes for IBRs
NERC's Board of Trustees will vote on a set of rule changes to allow the registration of inverter-based resources.
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FERC Approves $156K WECC Penalties
FERC approved settlements between WECC, Southern California Edison and Black Hills Power for violations of NERC reliability standards.
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NERC Issues Cold Weather Alert
NERC issued a Level 2 alert calling on registered entities to report their readiness for severe cold after multiple winter crises in recent years.
PacifiCorp Faces $42 Million Penalty for Line Misratings
PacifiCorp hopes to convince FERC it shouldn't have to pay $42 million for alleged violations that may have contributed to 2012's Wood Hollow wildfire.
Industry Warns of Hidden Dangers in Cyber Incentives
FERC’s proposal for incentivizing public utilities to invest in cybersecurity improvements provoked a range of reactions from stakeholders.
Industry Unsold on NERC Virtualization Proposals
NERC’s proposed virtualization-related updates to its critical infrastructure protection standards are headed for another round of revisions.
NY Grid Study Pushes Meshed OSW Transmission, Coordination
New York state energy agencies released a study urging faster permitting, planning and approval processes to build transmission to accommodate renewables.
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FERC: Room for Improvement on CIP Compliance
FERC’s fourth round of Critical Infrastructure Protection audits still found room for improvement, with a commission report listing seven “lessons learned.”
IBR Guideline Seeks to Address ‘Tweener’ Interconnections
A NERC publication aims to cover inverter-based resource interconnections that fall between the distribution system and the bulk electric system threshold.
NERC Board OKs Budget, Supply Chain Inquiry
NERC’s Board approved the ERO 2020 budgets and a data request on supply chain issues before saying goodbye to its retiring general counsel.

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