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July 23, 2024

Midwest Reliability Organization (MRO)

NERC
ERO Pushes IBR Awareness for Policymakers
Representatives from NERC and the regional entities urged state regulators to learn about the reliability challenges and opportunities of inverter-based resources.
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FERC Approves $272K in ERO Standard Violation Penalties
Facility ratings accounted for two reliability standard violations carrying a total penalty of $272,000.
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ATC to Pay $75K for Facility Rating Violations
FERC approved a $75,000 penalty against American Transmission Company for violating NERC's reliability standards.
Babcock Ranch
NERC Troubled by Responses to IBR Alert
Responses to NERC's Level 2 alert indicate widespread issues with performance of inverter-based resources.
NERC
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.”  
NERC
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.
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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
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.
FBI
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.
NERC
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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