Midwest Reliability Organization (MRO)
Responses to NERC's Level 2 alert indicate widespread issues with performance of inverter-based resources.
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.”
EROs are increasing their budgets for 2024, with the increases largely funding personnel and meetings. Draft budgets are available for stakeholder comment.
While none of the incidents affected reliability, evidence of attackers’ efforts to sabotage the grid “highlights the continued need for vigilance,” NERC said.
The Midwest faces several new risks in 2023, including cybersecurity threats and supply chain issues, according to the MRO’s 2023 Regional Risk Assessment.
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.
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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FERC approved NERC's June spreadsheet notice of penalty, including settlements over reliability standard violations submitted by SERC and MRO.
SPP has issued another conservative operations advisory for its entire 14-state Eastern Interconnection footprint, effective Wednesday through Friday evening.
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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