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June 13, 2024

EOP-012

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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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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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Standards Committee Authorizes Shortened Ballots
NERC's Standards Committee agreed to authorize a reduced ballot period for a twice-rejected proposed reliability standard.
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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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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 Committee Agrees to Shortened Standard Comments
Facing mounting deadlines, NERC's Standards Committee agreed to shorten industry comment periods on two projects.
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Industry Cool on Revised Winter Weather Standard

The team revising NERC’s cold weather standard has more work ahead after industry respondents put the freeze on their latest proposed revisions with a negative segment-weighted vote of more than 56%.


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