July 23, 2024

Project 2021-07

NERC Expecting Packed 2024 for Standards Actions
NERC has at least 11 standards projects that must be finished by the end of 2024, staff told the Standards Committee.
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NERC Board Approves Cold Weather Standards
NERC's Board of Trustees accepted the latest proposed cold weather standards, which will now be sent to FERC for final approval.
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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.
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%.

More Cold Weather Standards Headed to Ballot
NERC’s Standards Committee kept up momentum on the organization’s efforts to harden the electric grid against extreme cold.
FERC Orders New Reliability Standards in Response to Uri
FERC ordered two new NERC reliability standards in response to the February 2021 winter storm that nearly led to the collapse of the Texas Interconnection.
FERC, NERC See Progress on Winter Weatherization
FERC Chair Richard Glick cited "remarkable” progress on FERC's and NERC's recommendations in response to Winter Storm Uri but cautioned there is more to do.
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NERC Board Approves New Cold Weather Standards
The ERO Enterprise’s work preparing for extreme winter weather is far from over despite completion of the initial effort to update reliability standards.
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NERC’s Cold Weather Work to Continue in 2023
With the passage of NERC's new cold weather standards, the work of protecting North America’s grid from winter weather has only begun.

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