December 11, 2023

Midwest Reliability Organization (MRO)

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NERC Troubled by Responses to IBR Alert
Responses to NERC's Level 2 alert indicate widespread issues with performance of inverter-based resources.
FERC Approves ERO 2024 Budgets
FERC OK'd the 2024 business plans and budgets for the ERO, though Commissioner James Danly called for “a significant improvement in … speed and agility.”  
Personnel, Meeting Costs Drive 2024 ERO Budget Hikes
EROs are increasing their budgets for 2024, with the increases largely funding personnel and meetings. Draft budgets are available for stakeholder comment.
NERC: Cyber Intrusions Affected Multiple Regions in 2022
While none of the incidents affected reliability, evidence of attackers’ efforts to sabotage the grid “highlights the continued need for vigilance,” NERC said.
MRO Identifies Top Risks for 2023
The Midwest faces several new risks in 2023, including cybersecurity threats and supply chain issues, according to the MRO’s 2023 Regional Risk Assessment.
DOE: Physical Attacks, Sabotage Jumped in 2022
Incidents of deliberate physical damage to bulk power system facilities rose by 77% last year, driving home the danger posed by malicious actors, DOE said.
FERC Orders Clarification in ERO Budget Filing
The commission ordered the ERO to submit an array of additional information on costs related to the E-ISAC in its 2023 budget.
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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.
SPP Calls for Conservative Ops This Week
SPP has issued another conservative operations advisory for its entire 14-state Eastern Interconnection footprint, effective Wednesday through Friday evening.
MRO Warns Energy Emergencies Likely in Summer
The Midwest Reliability Organization's summer assessment revealed significant risks in three of its four subregions, potentially leading to energy emergencies.

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