December 1, 2023

North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC)

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MISO Likely to Pay $815K for NERC Violations
MISO has agreed to pay an $815,000 penalty for a pair of NERC violations committed over the summer.
FERC Orders Reliability Rules for Inverter-Based Resources
FERC issued a final rule Thursday directing NERC to develop standards to improve the reliability of inverter-based resources.  
Market Monitors Endorse Call for Gas Reliability Organization
Market monitors from all six FERC-jurisdictional ISO/RTOs endorsed calls for a NERC-like gas reliability organization.
Counterflow: More Stuff That Ain’t So
Columnist Steve Huntoon says a recent Moody’s report uses misleading data to make its case for investing in transmission to solve reliability problems.
NERC Standards Committee Briefs: Sept. 20, 2023
The NERC Standards Committee elected Todd Bennett and Troy Brumfield as its new chair and vice chair, respectively.
Déjà Vu as FERC, NERC Issue Recommendations over Holiday Outages
FERC and NERC called for completing winterization standards and strengthening natural gas infrastructure in response to widespread outages last Christmas.  
NERC Reliability and Security Technical Committee Approves DER Research
The RTSC approved a whitepaper looking into the effects of distributed energy resources and their aggregations on the bulk power system.
NERC Panel Disbands EMP Working Group, OKs Guidance on Grid-forming Storage

NERC will suspend planning to mitigate the impact of an electromagnetic pulse from a nuclear attack, as industry interest has shifted to other priorities.

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NY State Reliability Council Executive Committee Briefs: Sept. 8, 2023
NYSRC's Executive Committee approved the preliminary base case for the upcoming capability year and new emergency operating procedures aimed at enhancing grid reliability.
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NERC’s DeFontes Calls for Industry Balance
NERC's Ken DeFontes says the grid’s three competing objectives, reliability, affordability and the environment, are being thrown out of whack by policymakers focused on environmental legislation.

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